ASUS ZenBook Pro15

ZenBook Pro15

December 19, 2018

 

Image Source: Asus.com (Official Asus India website)

Highlights

This laptop has an extra screen called the Screenpad which is basically a screen in the Touchpad of the laptop. It's a version of the touchbar as in MacBook but with a better implementation. It changes the Touchpad to a screen where we perform extra functions easily. Asus has tried to add apps for Screenpad and they are available in the Windows Store. Some of them being apps for Office, Music Player, Calculator etc. This is just like a second screen available to you but is more intuitive to use. The Screenpad is a 5.5 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Super IPS+ display and is glass covered.

Specifications

 

The laptop is well built in a metal unibody design with Diamond cut edges in Rose Gold which gives it a stylish and sophisticated look. It is light weight and thin, weighing about 1.88 kg and 18.9 mm thick. The front features a 15.6-inch 4K UHD(3840 x 2160 pixels) IPS touchscreen display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and the 7.3 mm thin bezel results in a 83% screen-to-body ratio. The display also has support for ASUS Pen which has to be bought separately. It has a backlit keyboard with 1.5 mm key travel. The front also has a VGA webcam and the laptop also has fingerprint support and Windows Hello facial recognition for login purposes.

 

All this is powered by the 8th Gen Intel i7 / i9 H Series processors. One version has the Intel Core i7-8750H processor which is an hexa-core with base clock speed of 2.2GHz and 9MB cache. The other model has an Intel Core i9-8950HK which is also hexa core processor with a base clock of 2.9 HGz and a Turbo Boost of 4.5 GHz. The Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of  GDDR5 VRAM takes care of all the graphic duties of both the versions of the laptop. The multitasking department is taken care of by the 16GB of DDR4 RAM in all versions. Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 Home is the operating system provided with the laptop.

 

Regarding the storage, it has a PCIE3X4 NVME 1TB m.2 SSD in it.

 

Input/Output(I/O)

 

In the I/O side of things it has the following ports available

  • 2x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2(Thunderbolt 3 compatible)

     

  • 2x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2

     

  • 1x MicroSD card slot

     

  • 1x HDMI

     

  • 1x Combo Audio jack

In the wireless connectivity front the laptop has Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.

 

The sound department has ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system with surround-sound and a  smart amplifier which are tuned by Harman Kardon and microphone array for voice recognition.

 

A 8-cell 71Wh lithium-polymer battery supply up to 9.5 hours of battery-life. A 150W battery adapter is provided to charge the battery up.

 

It is available in Deep Dive Blue colour. The Zenbook Pro15 with Intel Core i7-8750H is available for purchase with a price tag of Rs. 2,02,990, while the one with Intel Core i9-8950HK  is priced at Rs. 2,35,990.

 

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