I have to admit that I didn’t pay much attention to the ASUS ZenBook S UX391. My attention was focused more on the ZenBook Pro 2018 as well as the Project Precog which I will post very soon. But there are several things I like about this ZenBook which I may consider since lugging around my ROG GL502VS can be quite a chore sometimes.
The ZenBook S UX391 is a 13-inch ultraportable that is 12.9mm thin and ultralight at only 1kg even with an all-metal unibody. It’s so slim that it can easily fit inside into your briefcase or messenger bag, which I desperately need whenever I travel. Similar to the new 2018 VivoBooks, the ZenBook S also incorporates the ErgoLift hinge that automatically tilts the keyboard by 5.5 inches. This will let the laptop have improved airflow, enhanced audio performance and typing comfort. The ZenBook S introduces two prestigious new color options, each complemented by contrasting diamond-cut Rose Gold edge highlights created using a two-phase anodizing process that’s normally reserved for jewelry or luxury timepieces. Deep Dive Blue finish gives the ZenBook S a sublime, understated beauty, while the Burgundy Red is distinctive and supremely elegant. Both color options feature the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid, a design feature that’s created using a complex 40-step manufacturing process, and which is exclusive to the ZenBook Series.
Built to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible, the ZenBook S comes with the latest up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of fast 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. For maximum sustained performance, it uses an uprated cooling system incorporating state-of-the-art components, including an innovative liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller with 71 blades — an increase of 40% over previous designs — housed in an advanced 3D-curved aerodynamic shroud that can move 13.4% more air than before. With this cooling system, ZenBook S runs up to 5°C cooler than previous ZenBook models. It’s fitted with up to 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen (for touchscreen models only) with a wide 72% NTSC color gamut for breathtakingly-lifelike colors and detail. The bezel width has been slimmed even further — to just 5.9mm — to give an amazing 85% screen-to-body ratio for even more immersive visuals.
For a full working day, the ZenBook S uses a high-capacity battery that lasts up to 13.5 hours, with fast-charge technology that recharges a flat battery to 60% capacity in as little as 49 minutes. Amazon Alexa support gives users a smart new way to get things done on their laptop, using just their voice.
The ASUS ZenBook S UX391 will be available in the Philippines anytime soon. Here are the prices:
|Model Name (Model No.)||LCD||LCD TYPE||CPU||RAM||HDD||VGA||Touchscreen||FP||SRP|
|UX391UA-EA011T||13″ 4K||IPS||i7-8550||16G||512G PCIE||Shared||Y||Y||P99,995|
|UX391UA-EA040T||13″ 4K||IPS||i7-8550||8G||256G SSD||Shared||Y||Y||P84,995|
|UX391UA-EG020T||13″ FHD||IPS||i5-8250||8G||256G SSD||Shared||N||Y||P69,995|
|UX391UA-ET082T (RED)||13″ FHD||IPS||i5-8250||8G||256G SSD||Shared||N||Y||P69,995|