ASUS has announced a full lineup of new and upgraded PCs at the Built for Brilliance virtual launch event, including laptops featuring the power of 11th Generation Intel Core processors and the debut laptop verified as an Intel Evo platform laptop design. Groundbreaking laptops in the lineup include ZenBook Flip S (UX371), the world’s thinnest OLED convertible laptop and the first ASUS laptop to be verified on the Intel Evo platform; ZenBook S (UX393), world’s thinnest and lightest 3:2 3.3K laptop; ZenBook 14 (UX435EA/EG), the world’s smallest 14-inch laptop with ScreenPad; ZenBook 14 Ultralight (UX435EAL/EGL), the lightest 14-inch ZenBook, weighing as light as 980 g; ZenBook Pro 15 (UX535), the world’s smallest 15-inch 4K OLED laptop; and ExpertBook B9 (B9400), the world’s lightest 14-inch business laptop. The 2020 PC lineup incorporates ASUS and industry leading-edge solutions to provide ultimate productivity and user experiences.
“ASUS is known for leading PC design and innovation. Year after year, ASUS is the first to provide new PCs with each new Intel generation,” said ASUS co-CEO Samson Hu in his opening remarks at the event. “This year’s lineup of laptops creates new experiences for users by placing cutting-edge technology at their fingertips. By empowering users with the latest display, audio, software and network connection technology, ASUS delivers incredible innovations and changes the way users relate to their devices.”
Equipped with 11th Generation Intel Core processors and new Intel Iris Xe graphics, the latest ASUS laptops break the boundaries of performance for thin and light laptops and empower users with ultimate experiences in productivity, creativity, gaming, entertainment, and collaboration. The 11th Generation Intel Core processors harness the power of AI technology to enable unparalleled speed and intelligent performance for everyday PC users, and integrated Intel WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 provide fast, reliable connectivity. New Intel Iris Xe graphics deliver discrete-level graphics performance for next-generation media experiences.
ASUS is dedicated to delivering incredible laptop experiences for users. During the launch event, ASUS debuted ZenBook Flip S (UX371, FHD LED-backlit 1W panel version), which is verified as an Intel Evo platform laptop design, ensuring it meets the second edition specification and Key Experience Indicators of Intel’s Project Athena innovation program. Other laptops in the 2020 lineup are targeted for verification based on these standards, pending further tuning and testing. Laptops with Intel Evo verification bring together the perfect combination of premium performance and responsiveness, efficient battery usage, and stunning visuals to create a new class of laptops that provide an exceptional experience, anywhere. In addition to 11th Generation Intel Core processors, Intel Evo platform-based laptops feature Intel Iris Xe graphics, support for Intel WiFi 6, and Thunderbolt 4.
“ASUS has a great new lineup of laptops with Intel Core processor technology and experiential innovations we’ve achieved together through Project Athena including ASUS’ first Intel Evo platform verified design, ASUS Zenbook Flip S,” said Chris Walker, corporate vice president, Mobile Computing Platforms, Intel. “Our 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, delivers industry best performance for thin and light laptops across a wide variety true to life usages spanning productivity, creation and entertainment.”
The new lineup of PCs is also powered by Microsoft Windows to provide an intuitive and user-friendly experience. “ASUS continues to drive innovation across a wide array of Windows PCs to meet the ever evolving needs of customers in today’s environment,” said Nicole Dezen, vice president, Device Partner Sales, Microsoft Corp. “From their new commercial ExpertBook B9 with durability that meets military standards and portability for professionals on the go, to their ZenBook lineup enhanced with the latest graphics, audio and WiFi 6 capabilities, customers are sure to enjoy the security and productivity of these new PCs.”
ASUS combines the performance of the latest Intel processors, exceptional user experiences based on the Intel Evo platform, and pioneering technology to deliver unstoppable laptops that empower users in an ever-evolving world.
ASUS and Industry Leading-Edge Technology in New PCs
In addition to premiering a laptop verified on the Intel Evo platform and providing laptops with 11th Generation Intel Core processors, this year’s lineup of laptops empowers users with cutting-edge solutions from ASUS, including several that accommodate the rise of remote work. ASUS laptops with OLED displays provide exceptionally detailed and realistic visuals with eye-friendly panel lighting. Each display offers ultra-vivid colors and blur-free motion with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and 0.2 ms response time, deep blacks that are certified as VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and PANTONE Validated certification for true-to-life color accuracy. They are also certified by TÜV Rheinland as having reduced blue light and being flicker-free for enhanced eye care.
The ASUS ScreenXpert 2.0 user interface on ASUS ScreenPad provides enhanced productivity and capabilities with an intuitive interface design, smoother processing between screens, personalized multitasking workflows, and compatibility with multiple ASUS utility apps. MyASUS is a one-stop software portal that provides easy access to ASUS apps and software designed to help users maintain their system, optimize PC performance, and contact ASUS for after-sales service and support. A wide range of system controls can be personalized in MyASUS, including the new and enhanced Fan Profile, which is a fan control setting that optimizes fan speeds based on usage scenarios. Fan Profile allows users to set to Whisper Mode for a quieter working space, Performance Mode for significantly improved power and heat dissipation, or Standard Mode for everyday tasks.
For enhancing user experiences when working from home or remotely, ASUS also provides ASUS WiFi Master technology and AI noise-canceling audio. ASUS WiFi Master technology, which includes WiFi SmartConnect, WiFi Stabilizer, and WiFi RangeBoost, ensures that users enjoy stable connections, filters out wireless interference for fast connection speeds, automatically selects the best WiFi signal, and uses multiple antennas to enhance signal throughput. AI noise-canceling audio employs next-level machine learning in order to remove unwanted noise from human speech during conference calls. Available via MyASUS, the ClearVoice Mic and Speaker feature filters out ambient noise, isolates and focuses on each individual voice received by the mic, and filters out ambient noise from the speaker—providing users with incredibly clear audio.
ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX371)
The ultracompact ZenBook Flip S is the first ASUS laptop to be verified as an Intel Evo platform laptop design. It is effortlessly portable, measuring just 13.9 mm thin and weighing a mere 1.2 kg. The superb ultra-vivid 4K UHD OLED NanoEdge PANTONE Validated color-accurate touchscreen has a wide 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, and is VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black-certified for deep blacks and exceptional contrast. It is also TÜV Rheinland-certified for eye care, and for intuitive input it supports the new ASUS Pen active stylus with 4096 pressure levels.
ZenBook Flip S has a luxurious premium design, featuring a prestigious Jade Black finish with contrasting Red Copper diamond-cut highlights and a brushed-aluminum deco bar. The durable precision-engineered 360° ErgoLift hinge allows the laptop to be used in laptop, tablet, stand and tent modes — or anything in between. The ASUS NumberPad 2.0 enables fast data entry, and the new edge-to-edge keyboard design provides space for convenient extra function keys.
Incredible on-the-go performance is provided by up to an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics, combined with up to 16 GB RAM and up to a 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. For ultimate connectivity, ZenBook Flip S offers two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, and an HDMI port. The high-capacity battery in ZenBook Flip S lasts for up to an amazing 15 hours, enough for even the longest working day.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363)
Measuring just 13.9 mm thin and weighing only 1.3 kg, the compact ZenBook Flip 13 has a precision-engineered 360° ErgoLift hinge that allows versatile usage modes: laptop, tablet, tent, stand, or anything in between. It also automatically lifts and tilts the new edge-to-edge keyboard for comfortable typing and improved system cooling.
With a high-capacity 67 Wh battery that can deliver up to 14 hours of operation on a single charge, ZenBook Flip 13 is perfect for today’s work-anywhere lifestyles. ZenBook Flip 13 supports fast charging with the supplied 65-watt charger, and ASUS USB-C Easy Charge allows users to take advantage of a wide range of standard USB-C or USB-C Power Delivery (PD) chargers.
ZenBook Flip 13 features up to a sleek NanoEdge FHD OLED touchscreen that is fully compatible with the newly designed ASUS Pen. The display supports 4096 pressure levels, ensuring enhanced precision and sensitivity for more natural-feeling stylus input. For silky-smooth performance, ZenBook Flip 13 is powered by up to an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics and 16GB of RAM. For storage, it supports up to a 1 TB PCIe 3.0 SSD.
ASUS ZenBook S (UX393)
ZenBook S is a premium ultraportable 13.9-inch laptop with a brand-new 3:2 aspect-ratio form factor. It is 15.7 mm thin, 1.35 kg light, and exquisitely constructed, with a compact, tough all-metal unibody that premieres an exciting new productivity-enhancing shape. It is built around an amazing 3.3K (3300 x 2200) NanoEdge PANTONE Validated touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio that fits more on the screen, providing a larger visual workspace and reducing the need for scrolling. A high-capacity 67 Wh battery with fast-charge support gives ZenBook S up to 12 hours of autonomy.
The elegant new Jade Black livery features contrasting Red Copper diamond-cut highlights, and a special off-center ASUS logo on the lid adds to the visual appeal of the design. A precision-engineered ErgoLift hinge ensures a comfortable typing position on the spacious edge-to-edge keyboard, along with improved cooling airflow.
For outstanding on-the-go performance, ZenBook S is powered by up to an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 16 GB RAM and up to a 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 M.4 SSD. It features full-size HDMI and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, along with two ultrafast and versatile Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports and a MicroSD card reader. The latest version of the MyASUS software portal allows users to get the most out of their laptop and smartphone, and the ASUS NumberPad 2.0 provides easy numeric data entry. An infrared (IR) camera allows convenient face login with Windows Hello.
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultralight (UX435EAL/EGL)
Weighing as little as 980 g, ZenBook 14 Ultralight combines the ultimate portability with effortless performance and pure elegance, making it the go-to choice for highly-mobile users. ZenBook 14 Ultralight is powered by up to an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics (UX435EAL) or NVIDIA GeForce MX450 discrete graphics (UX435EGL).
For immersive visuals, ZenBook 14 Ultralight is equipped with a four-sided frameless 100% sRGB NanoEdge display, featuring ultraslim bezels that give it a 92% screen-to-body ratio.
ZenBook 14 Ultralight is designed to deliver a superb user experience, with the optional ASUS NumberPad for easy data entry, an ErgoLift hinge for a comfortable typing experience, and a comprehensive set of I/O ports, including two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, standard HDMI 2.0, and a microSD card reader. It also includes ultrafast Intel WiFi 6 (802.11ax) wireless connectivity that is enhanced with ASUS WiFi Master technology.
ASUS ExpertBook B9 (B9400)
ASUS ExpertBook B9 features a sleek precision-crafted minimalist chassis that is 880 g light for premium portability. It is built for travel with all-day battery life, and the dual-storage design, a full set of I/O ports, innovative ASUS NumberPad, and proximity sensor improve on-the-go work efficiency. Constructed solidly with magnesium-lithium alloy and extra structural rigidity, it meets ultra-demanding US MIL-STD 810H US military standards, and enterprise-grade security ensures that confidential data is kept safe.
ExpertBook B9 is powered by up to an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics and superfast Intel WiFi 6, providing quick and responsive computing, network, and graphical performance. Dual SSDs support RAID 0 and RAID 1 technology, providing options for faster data transfer or secure data backup.
Advanced video conferencing solutions include AI noise-canceling audio for crystal-clear sound and ASUS WiFi Master technology for stable network connections. ExpertBook B9 includes a user-friendly accessory box that can also be used as a laptop stand. Highly portable, powerful, and tough, ExpertBook B9 is the ideal partner for the corporate world.
ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EA/EG)
ZenBook 14 is an all-new ultraportable laptop that combines superb performance and effortless portability with timeless good looks. Weighing as little as 1.19 kg, ZenBook 14 includes the revolutionary ASUS ScreenPad for enhanced productivity, and is powered by up to 11th Generation Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics (UX435EA) or NVIDIA GeForce MX450 discrete graphics (UX435EG).
This latest addition to the ZenBook Classic series also boasts a full array of I/O ports: two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, standard HDMI 2.0, microSD card reader, and an audio jack.
ZenBook 14 provides a four-sided frameless NanoEdge display with a remarkable 92% screen-to-body ratio, and is available in two distinctive new shades – Pine Grey and Lilac Mist.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 (UX564)
ZenBook Flip 15 is distinctive, sophisticated, and versatile. The stunning 4K UHD OLED NanoEdge high-contrast touchscreen is PANTONE Validated for color accuracy, TÜV Rheinland-certified for eye care, provides 100% DCI-P3 color gamut with 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and features a precision-engineered 360° ErgoLift hinge. The sleek and ultracompact design gives ZenBook Flip 15 an immersive 90% screen-to-body ratio.
It supports the ASUS Pen active stylus with 4096 pressure levels, is fine-tuned with ASUS WiFi Master technology for stable network connections, and delivers comprehensive connectivity with multiple I/O ports, including Thunderbolt 4 USB-C. An 11th Generation Intel Core processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti gaming-grade graphics accelerate on-the-go productivity and creativity. ZenBook Flip 15 is a dynamic creative partner, combining flexible performance with effortless mobility.
ASUS ZenBook 13/14 (UX325/UX425)
ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are two new-generation 13.3-inch and 14-inch ultraportable laptops in the ZenBook Classic series. ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 are even thinner and lighter than the previous generation. ZenBook 13 weighs just 1.07 kg and both models are a mere 13.9 mm thin, but uniquely for such an ultrathin design they offer comprehensive I/O capabilities, including full-size HDMI and USB Type-A ports in addition to Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and a microSD card reader. They are the world’s thinnest 13.3-inch and 14-inch laptops to offer such comprehensive and versatile connectivity.
Compact four-sided NanoEdge displays offer up to a 90% screen-to-body ratio for immersive visuals, with the option of an ultra-low power 1-watt display that maximizes battery life. The user experience is also fully updated, featuring ASUS NumberPad 2.0, up to 21 hours of battery life, a new edge-to-edge keyboard design, ErgoLift hinge mechanisms, and IR cameras for fast face-recognition. ZenBook 13 and 14 are available in two sophisticated new colors, Pine Grey and Lilac Mist.
Powered by 11th Generation Intel Core processors with up to 32 GB RAM, ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 make light work of multitasking, productivity, and entertainment. Up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSDs and the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) round off the specifications for superb all-round performance.
Local availability and pricing of these products will be announced at a later date.