Asus is one of the famous brands on the bleeding edge of ultrabook design, and the company has been releasing thinner and thinner laptops. The latest Asus ZenBook series laptops also fall in the premise. Here is our first impression about the new Asus ZenBook S.
Asus ZenBook S First Impression
Design & Build
The Asus ZenBook S is made from metal so that the lightweight design will not come at the expense of mobility or performance. On the back panel of the laptop, there is a concentric circle design that can also be recognized on the company’s Asus Zenfone 5Z smartphone flagship.
The ZenBook S includes three USB-C ports. Two of them support connection for external monitors through Thunderbolt 3, while the other one is only limited to charging and transferring data. Although the standard USB ports are no longer available, Asus adds two dongles in the box to convert USB-C to USB-A, and a USB-C to HDMI. At the bottom of the display, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack.
With ZenBook S, you also get a large trackpad housing a fingerprint scanner on the top right. According to Asus, the laptop has overcome the military-grade testing. It can prevent damage from drops, high variation, or humidity.
The Asus ZenBook S sports a 13.3-inch FullHD LED-backlit display with a glossy coating on top and an 85% screen-to-body ratio. The thin-bezel display is categorized under Asus. Despite the only standard Full HD resolution, the screen is very bright and has a warm tone to it.
According to the Taiwanese company, the ZenBook S’s display covers up to 72% of NTSC and 100% of sRGB color gamut, which states that it’s a worthy choice for digital creators. The viewing angles are also impressive, and the great colors compliment the premium build.
The Asus ZenBook S is powerfully equipped with an 8th Gen- Intel Core i7-8550U CPU clocked at 1.8GHz. The processor is packed with 16GB of RAM and an impressively 512GB NVME SSD, which can help to speed up booting, loading of programs, and files.
The ZenBook S also comes with a dual stereo speaker tuned by Harman Kardon. In terms of battery, the laptop can be used up to 13.5 hours for a single charge. Although the U-Series Intel CPU makes sure that there are great savings in terms of battery, you can only be sure about its deliverance after testing.
Price and Availability
The Asus ZenBook S is a highly desirable machine if you are able to overlook the drawbacks like the shortage of dedicated GPU. But that shouldn’t restrict tasks such as photo and video editing. Meanwhile, other great points like its high-capacity SSD, stylish design or solid build can fill the gaps up.
If you plan on purchasing an Asus ZenBook S, you need to pay Rs 1,29,990 which isn’t too much expensive if you like the build quality as well as the hardware specifications. The laptop will hit the offline retail outlets starting today.