Asus ZenBook Pro Significantly thinner and lighter than rivals

Posted on Jun 3 2017 - 9:29pm by Collin Peterson

Ahead of Computex event, Asus announced a range of laptop to revamp its premium desktop replacement line. Company’s new ZenBook Pro is planned to give the 15-inch MacBook Pro a serious run for its money and gunning for the Razer Blade buyers. Because this new ZenBook Pro might just be the machine to win them over.

Asus ZenBook Pro is just 0.74 inches thin and weighs a mere 3.97 pounds, which is a bit thicker but the same weight as the MacBook Pro, while almost matching the smaller 14-inch Razer Blade (17.9mm, 1.86kg). This notebook sports Asus’ signature ultrabook design. It is certainly a looker, and you’ll love touching its 15.6-inch 4K touchscreen display.

Asus ZenBook Pro

ZenBook Pro

The laptop will go head-to-head with Apple’s MacBook Pro. Being a flagship model, the laptop boasts an Intel 7th-generation Corei7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 Ti graphics card, 16 gigabyte of DDR4 RAM and 1 terabyte SSD storage. Asus claims that an incredible battery life of up to 14 hours on the ZenBook Pro, the company says that the laptop can charge to 60 percent capacity in just 49 minutes. It features a 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge display and also packs quad-speaker powered by Harman Kardon.

The new laptop is also comes with a fingerprint sensor for one-touch login with Windows Hello. The laptop sports the company’s iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish with diamond-cut silver edges, and illuminated lid logo.

In term of connectivity, Asus gives a choices of ports, including two USB 3.0 connection, HDMI-out and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Its rival Apple’s users get stuck with only 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports.

ZenBook Pro Key specs

  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • Up to 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • Nvidia GTX 1050 TI discrete graphics
  • Up to 1TB SSD
  • Up to 14 hrs of battery life
  • Quad speaker audio

ZenBook Pro Price

The ZenBook Pro will have a cost of $1,299.99.

ZenBook Pro Price
US $1,299.99
UK roughly £1,009.99
Australia AU$1,749.99