A closer look on the ASUS Zenbook pro 15 with the unique screenpad

On the 28th August 2018, ASUS Malaysia has officially launched a new Zenbook pro with a unique second display on the touch panel, something similar from the early Razer Blade gaming laptop. Before we look into the tiny design details of the new Zenbook, let’s glance through on the performance and the hardware it offers.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 specifications:

  • Processor/RAM
    • Intel® CoreTM i9-8950HK processor – 2.9GHz hexa-core, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, 12MB cache
    • Intel® CoreTM i7-8750H processor – 2.2GHz hexa-core, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, 9MB cache
    • Intel® CoreTM i5-8300H processor – 2.3GHz hexa-core, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, 8MB cache
    • 8GB / 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • Storage
    • 1TB / 512GB PCIe® SSD
    • 512GB / 256GB SATA3 SSD
  • Windows 10 Home/Pro
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Display
    15.6″ LED-backlit 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 16:9 touch screen, color calibration: Delta E < 2, 100% Adobe RGB color gamut
    15.6″ LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 touch screen, color calibration: Delta E < 3, 100% sRGB color gamut
  • 7.3mm narrow border, 83% screen ratio, 178° wide viewing angle, ASUS eye protection mode, up to 30% blue light reduction
  • certified by PANTONE
  • 1.5mm key stroke with 3 stage keyboard light in white
  • Support fingerprint unlocking, Window Hello
  • Touchpad with support of 4 finger input and act as a second screen
  • Asus SonicMaster Stereo System with Surround Sound, Smart Amplifier for
  • Audio certified by Harman Kardon & microphone with Cortana speech recognition support
  • VGA Webcam
  • Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
  • 71Wh 8-cell lithium-polymer battery, up to 9 hours battery life
  • Body thickness at 18.9mm
  • Weighted at 1.86kg

Here comes the Zenbook Pro 15! Its design has a strong conventional feel of ASUS classics and its curved edges makes it looks good and feels better. The gold plated frame brings a premium contrast from the brushed black aluminium cover which enhances overall aesthetic experience.

There are 2x USB Type A port, 2 Type C port, 1 HDMI port, 3.5mm audio jack and SD card slot.

Furthermore, the speakers on this Zenbook is certified by Harman Kardon with the enhanced SonicMaster audio technology. There is a large amp speaker that’s 1.4 times louder and crisper audio powering out from the bottom.

The UHD 4K 15.6 inches display is the new definition of a vivid display with a touch screen support. With the 7.3mm narrow bezel beside the display, it has reached at 83% screen to body ratio and it still comes with a front webcam and ASUS logo.

Typing on this notebook  can be so much enjoyable with 1.5mm key depth and a proper space between each keyboard. There is also 3 tone adjustable keyboard light which allow you to work in the dark.

Also a fingerprint scanner for Windows authentication!

And here comes the unique touchpad that instantly converts into second display!