Asus unveils the world's thinnest convertible laptop

Asus unveils the world's thinnest convertible laptop

Asus unveils the world's thinnest convertible laptop

The new range of laptops announced at the annual Taipei event include the Asus ZenBook Flip S, which the company claims is the world's thinnest convertible laptop; ZenBook 3 Deluxe, claimed to be world's thinnest 14-inch laptop, and the ZenBook Pro, touted as the "thinnest and lightest" professional-grade ultraportable series. The unique 360° ErgoLift hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into comfortable typing position when the display is folded beyond 135°.

The Asus ZenBook Pro (UX550) is being touted as the "thinnest, lightest and most powerful ZenBook Pro ever". And the bendy ZenBook Flip S lays claim to the title of world's thinnest convertible, but without compromising on display quality or hardware specs.

While ZenBook Flip S is the highlight of the lineup debuted by ASUS today, the notable feature of the ultrabook will have to be its 4K touchscreen and minimal side bezels. It has a suitably gorgeous 13.3-inch 4K touch display, which takes up 80% of the screen area, and this can be used with the ASUS Pen for even more precise drawing and note-taking. It features a full HD display with 84 percent screen-to-body ratio and is powered by Intel's i5/i7 U-series processor with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. The Pro is claimed to have 14 hours of battery life, and arrives with 1TB of SSD storage, 15GB of DDR4 2400Mhz memory, and a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports.

This is the "world's thinnest convertible", according to Asus chairman Jonney Shih. It also comes with a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB DDR4 RAM. This particular laptop is created to deliver high performance in a super portable package, with an Intel Core i7-7500U, up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory and a 1TB PCIe SSD.

ASUS's redesigned ZenBook Pro sits at the top of the ZenBook line, packing the latest seventh-generation Core i5 and i7 chips from Intel and discrete graphics in the form of an NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti GPU. It features Harman Kardon-certified audio with twin speakers and also has a fingerprint sensor for one-touch login via Windows Hello. It features hybrid storage and can house up to a 2TB HDD and a 512GB SSD.

As a result of the 15.6-inch screen diagonal, the ZenBook Pro is a hefty machine, but it's not excessively weighty, tipping the scales at just under four pounds.

And then there's the VivoBook S15. The device also brings along the smallest-ever fingerprint sensor to be ever embedded into a laptop - it measures just 16 x 3.6mm - and be used along with Windows Hello to instantly unlock the computer.

The VivoBook Pro has a little more power to offer and comes fitted with an array of options like Core i5 and i7 quad core processor models and a GeForce GTX 1050. The Taiwanese giant has cut down on the size bezels of the display and is calling the same as NanoEdge to differentiate the device from its previous lineups.

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