ASUS today announced the groundbreaking new ZenBook Pro 15, a high-performance Windows 10 laptops for professionals that introduces the futuristic new Screen Pad™ — an ASUS innovation that revolutionizes the way users work and interact with their laptop.
Screen Pad cleverly combines a touchpad with a high-resolution, full-color touchscreen to offer novel ways of interacting intelligently with both Windows apps and dedicated programs called Screen Pad Apps. Adaptive functions with context-sensitive tools enhance workflow and productivity, and Screen Pad is fully customizable to allow users to personalize their experience.
The new ZenBook Pro 15 continues the all-conquering legacy of the ZenBook Pro family, offering class-leading performance in slim, lightweight and supremely elegant packages. Powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors with up to 16GB RAM, gaming-grade NVIDIA® discrete graphics, and the fastest PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSDs, ZenBook Pro is designed to handle the most demanding tasks with ease. Comprehensive connectivity includes up to gigabit-class 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB-C with Thunderbolt™ 3, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and standard HDMI output.
ZenBook Pro 15 also feature face recognition and built-in support for Amazon Alexa voice services, giving users new, smart ways to interact with their laptop. They can sign in effortlessly using just their face with Windows Hello, or enjoy hands-free control using Alexa’s voice recognition to get more done: hear the weather, listen to music, schedule appointments and more.
ZenBook Pro 15 with Screen Pad (UX580) is the first Screen Pad-enabled model in the series, featuring a 15-inch 4K UHD PANTONE® Validated display, up to an Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics.
ZenBook Pro is designed for professional artists, designers, programmers, or any kind of creator who’s excited by new technology. Screen Pad also offers an exciting opportunity for developers to create new Screen Pad Apps or ways of integrating with desktop apps, delivering endless possibilities to users.
Screen Pad: Touch the future
Screen Pad is a Windows Precision Touchpad (PTP) combined with an interactive 5.5-inch FHD touchscreen that offers a revolutionary new way to work with a laptop. Screen Pad has helpful functions that can intelligently adapt to match whatever the user is doing, making it easier and quicker to multitask and get things done. A simple press of the F6 function key toggles Screen Pad between touchscreen mode and touchpad mode.
Screen Pad can be used in several different ways. Special dedicated Screen Pad Apps run within Screen Pad itself, with a variety of useful tools including Calculator, Music Player, NumKey and Launcher. Launcher allows users to open or switch between desktop apps via user-customizable shortcuts. NumKey turns Screen Pad into a handy numeric keypad for data entry. Screen Extender mode allows Screen Pad to be used as an extension to the main display, further aiding multitasking and productivity.
Selected desktop apps — at present limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, but with other popular apps in the pipeline — offer even closer integration with Screen Pad, with adaptive menus and editing controls on Screen Pad that change automatically according to the app and what task is being performed. With Screen Pad, workflow efficiency is enhanced for better productivity.
Another innovative form of adaptive Screen Pad integration is via browser extensions, such as the Screen Pad YouTube Player for Chrome: this puts video playback controls for YouTube videos at the user’s fingertips.
Live updates ensure Screen Pad is always running the latest version, and new apps can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. A Screen Pad SDK is available for developers wishing to create new apps and explore the endless possibilities of Screen Pad.
ZenBook Pro 15: Effortless performance
ZenBook Pro 15 is built to deliver the ultimate on-the-go performance for discerning professional users. It’s powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i9 hexa-core processor, with up to 16GB of high-performance 2400Hz DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD that easily outperforms the PCIe x2 and SATA 3 SSDs used in rival laptops: its ultrafast performance lets ZenBook Pro 15 boot instantly and open apps in a heartbeat.
ZenBook Pro 15 uses up to the latest gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti GPU for graphics performance that’s nearly twice as fast as a GeForce GTX 960M. This DirectX® 12-compatible GPU delivers all the horsepower needed for even the most graphics-intensive tasks, such as 3D rendering or 4K UHD video playback, and flawless gaming visuals.
ZenBook Pro 15: Beauty that inspires
Elegance, sophistication and precision craftsmanship are the hallmarks of every ZenBook. The prestigious Deep Dive Blue and Rose Gold color scheme chosen for ZenBook Pro 15 is luxuriously stylish without being brash, and for a discreetly indulgent finishing touch, there’s a gold keyboard backlight and lid logo.
The 15-inch Nano Edge 4K UHD ultra slim-bezel touchscreen on ZenBook Pro 15 is truly awe-inspiring, with pin-sharp detail and bright, vivid colors for more lifelike images. It’s gorgeous for everyday use, and the PANTONE® Validated color rendering, built-in ASUS Calibration Technology for easy color calibration and impressively low Delta-E value for super-accurate colors make it a dream for graphics professionals. Combined with the optional ASUS Pen, ZenBook Pro 15 really lets creativity flow.
As well as displaying beautiful true-to-life colors from almost any angle, the stunning Nano Edge display is the key to ZenBook Pro 15’s incredibly compact footprint. Its ultra slim bezel gives allows the maximum amount of screen real estate in the minimum space, making ZenBook Pro 15 comparable in size to many 14-inch laptops.
ZenBook Pro 15: Comprehensive connectivity
A comprehensive set of high-performance I/O ports — including two USB-C ports with the latest Thunderbolt™ 3, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports and an HDMI port — gives ZenBook Pro 15 the ultimate, hassle-free connectivity for versatile flexibility both in the office and on the road. The integrated gigabit-class dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi is capable of faster-than-wired speeds of up to 1734Mbps — 12 times faster than 802.11n — for smooth streaming of 4K UHD online videos, with greater range and more stable network connections.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 will be available from 28 AUGUST 2018, at the following ASUS Stores:-
|UX580G-EE2084T||Blue||i9-8950HQ / 16G DDR4 / 1TB PCIE SSD / GTX1050 Ti
WIN10 / UHD / Touch & Screen Pad
|UX580G-EE2030T||Blue||i7-8750H / 16G DDR4 / 1TB PCIE SSD / GTX1050 Ti
WIN10 / UHD / Touch & Screen Pad
|UX580G-DBN044T||Blue||i7-8750H / 8G DDR / 512GB PCIE SSD / GTX1050
WIN10 / UHD / Touch & Screen Pad