Close on the heels of launching ROG lines of laptops, ASUS at the CES 2021 has now unveiled premium Zenbook and VivoBook laptops along with an entry-level TUF brand of a gaming model.
The Taiwanese company has launched the ZenBook Duo 14 and Pro Duo 15, the VivoBook S14, the TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop, and more. The ZenBook Duo features an improved design while the VivoBook packs better specs under the hood. Let’s take a closer look at each of these laptops.
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15
The ASUS next-gen 15-inch laptop now comes with a new tilting screen over the keyboard called the ASUS ScreenPad Plus. The design is somewhat a carryover from the ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop. Interestingly, both the larger and smaller display of the Duo Pro 15 now flaunt 4K resolution.
It is fueled by the latest generation Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU graphics in addition to 1TB PCIe 3.0×4 SSD storage and 32GB DDR4 RAM. It gets two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and the latest Wi-Fi 6 in terms of connectivity.
ASUS ZenBook Duo 14
The ZenBook Dup 14 also gets the same tilting ScreenPad Plus secondary screen. It is Evo verified, meaning it is powered by the 11th-Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Iris X graphics, and also it has the option of Nvidia GeForce MX450 discrete graphics.
The ZenBook Du 14 offers 17 hours of battery life and USB Type-C charging through Thunderbolt 4 ports. On the software front, it boasts the same enhancements as its bigger sibling.
ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED, ZenBook 14, and ZenBook Flip 15
The ZenBook 13 OLED UX325 and UM325 models are equipped with AMD Ryzen 5000-series and Intel 11th Gen Core CPUs, respectively. The two models are identical in other respects as both feature a 13.3-inch FHD OLED display and measures 13.9mm in thickness and tips the scales at 1.11kg.
The ZenBook 14 is also armed with similar features and covered with a 14-inch FHD LED-backlit screen. The ZenBook Flip 15, on the other hand, promises a 15.6-inch FHD screen attached to a 360-degree hinge and comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU.
ASUS VivoBook S14
The VivoBook S14 is marked for being ultralight in its segment. It comes with diamond-cut edges, a sleek all-metal chassis, and the unique VivoBook lid logo. The laptop is 15.9mm thin and weighs 1.3kg featuring a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The VivoBook S14 is also Evo-verified, running on 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor paired with Intel Iris X graphics. There is a 1TB PCIe SSD provision for superfast storage.
Ports and connectivity options include ultrafast Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, and USB 2.0 ports bundled with a microSD card reader. It supports Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
ASUS TUF Dash F15
The TUF Dash F15 is the latest entrant in the TUF gaming lineup. Although it is slim and lightweight, it is touted to be strong enough with an 810G MIL-STD durability rating.
Pumping power from under the hood is the 11th Gen Intel Core i7 H-series processor mated to up to GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU. The laptop gets a 1TB SSD and up to 32GB DDR4 RAM.
The TUF Dash is offered in two display options including a 240Hz FHD panel with 100 percent sRGB color gamut support and a 144Hz FHD panel with 65 percent sRGB color gamut support.
At the online event at CES 2021, ASUS hasn’t given any indication about when these laptops will launch in the Indian market and at what prices. Nevertheless, considering the past practice of ASUS, a select few or all of these laptops will make their way to India very soon.