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The ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533) Ultra-Portable Laptop Preview

The ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533) Ultra-Portable Laptop Preview

Four months after our sneak preview in Taipei, ASUS officially launched the ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533) ultra-portable laptop.

Together with our hands-on preview of this new 15-inch ASUS ZenBook laptop, we will share with you the official presentation, colour options, as well as its price and availability!

The ASUS ZenBook Design Story

Hsi Chen from the ASUS Design Center reveals the design story behind the new ASUS ZenBook models.

The ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 Presentation

Leo Tseng, ASUS Malaysia Country Manager, presents the key features of the new 15-inch ZenBook UX533, as well as the 13-inch ZenBook UX333 and the 14-inch ZenBook UX433.

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ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 Colour Options

ASUS is introducing the new ZenBook models in three colour options – Royal Blue, Icicle Silver and Burgundy Red.

But at launch, the 15-inch UX533 will only be available in the Royal Blue colour.

ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 Price + Availability

The 15-inch ASUS ZenBook UX533 is available starting 10 January 2019, with a starting price of RM 6,099 / ~US$ 1,489 / ~£1,159. Here are some direct purchase links :

  • Malaysia : NA
  • United States : Amazon
  • United Kingdom : NA

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The ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 Hands-On Preview!

The ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 has a 15.6-inch NanoEdge display that offers a whopping 92% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by a quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics.

It boasts a full-size keyboard for comfortable typing. It does not have the ASUS NumberPad, because there is enough space to fit a physical numeric pad.

It also comes with a 3D infrared camera, which allows you to login with Windows Hello even in the darkest of conditions. Even though the new ZenBook 15 has very thin bezels, ASUS managed to squeeze the camera into the top bezel.

Road warriors will be glad to know that the new ASUS ZenBook 15 has a rated battery life of 16 hours, and is MIL-STD-810G rated for reliability and durability.

ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 Specifications

SpecificationsASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533)
Display15.6-inch NanoEdge Display
- Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- 72% NTSC colour gamut
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
Processor OptionsIntel Core i7-8565U
Memory16 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2133 MHz)
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (2 GB GDDR5 RAM)
Storage512 GB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSD
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11 ac WiFi (dual-band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A
HDMI
microSD card slot
Audio combo jack
Camera3D IR camera (720p)
TouchpadStandard Touchpad
AudioASUS Sonic Master stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
Battery73 Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
Up to 16 hours battery life
AC Adapter90 W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm)
(Output: 19V DC, 90 W)
Dimensions35.4 cm x 22.0 cm x 1.79 cm
Weight1.68 kg

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ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) Price, Features + Videos Revealed!

ASUS just launched the new ZenBook Pro 15 with its groundbreaking Screen Pad – an adaptive touchpad that doubles as a touchscreen display! Here are the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 price list and full details, including videos on its key features and the Screen Pad technology!

 

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580)

The new ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 continues the legacy of the ZenBook Pro family, offering top-of-the-line performance in a slim, premium form factor.

It is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors with up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory, and NVIDIA GeForce graphics powering a 15-inch PANTONE-validated display with up to 4K UHD resolution. All packed into a chassis the size of a traditional 14-inch laptop!

The new ZenBook Pro 15 also boasts fast PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, and a wide range of connectivity options including Gigabit-AC WiFI, and two USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 ports. It also supports face recognition and has built-in support for the Amazon Alexa voice service.

The ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) is the first ZenBook Pro model to feature the new ASUS Screen Pad technology.

 

Touch The Future With ASUS Screen Pad

Screen Pad is a Windows Precision Touchpad (PTP) combined with an interactive 5.5-inch FHD touchscreen that intelligently adapts to what the user is doing. It offers helpful functions depending on the context, making it easier and quicker to multitask. A simple press of the F6 function key toggles Screen Pad between touchscreen mode and touchpad mode.

Screen Pad can be used in several different ways. Special dedicated Screen Pad Apps run within Screen Pad itself, with a variety of useful tools including Calculator, Music Player, NumKey and Launcher. Launcher allows users to open or switch between desktop apps via user-customizable shortcuts. NumKey turns Screen Pad into a handy numeric keypad for data entry. Screen Extender mode allows Screen Pad to be used as an extension to the main display, further aiding multitasking and productivity.

Selected desktop apps — at present limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, but with other popular apps in the pipeline — offer even closer integration with Screen Pad, with adaptive menus and editing controls on Screen Pad that change automatically according to the app and what task is being performed.

Another innovative form of adaptive Screen Pad integration is via browser extensions, such as the Screen Pad YouTube Player for Chrome: this puts video playback controls for YouTube videos at the user’s fingertips.

Live updates ensure Screen Pad is always running the latest version, and new apps can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. A Screen Pad SDK is available for developers wishing to create new apps and explore the endless possibilities of Screen Pad.

 

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 Price + Availability

The ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX580) is available in the Deep Dive Blue and Rose Gold colour options. ASUS Malaysia Country Manager Leo Tseng had the honour of revealing the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 price and model list. He also revealed the price of the 2018 ASUS VivoBook S 15 laptops.

Here is the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 price list for the three variants :

  • UX580G-EE2084T : RM 10,999 / ~US$ 2,750
    – Intel Core i9-8950HQ, 16 GB DDR4, 1 TB PCIe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4K UHD display, Microsoft Windows 10
  • UX580G-EE2030T : RM 8,899 / ~US$ 2,225
    – Intel Core i7-8750HQ, 16 GB DDR4, 1 TB PCIe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4K UHD display, Microsoft Windows 10
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  • UX580G-DBN044T : RM 5,999 / ~US$ 1,500
    – Intel Core i7-8750HQ, 8 GB DDR4, 512 GB PCIe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 4K UHD display, Microsoft Windows 10

The Core i7 models are available for purchase with immediate effect. The Core i9 model is available for booking, with delivery about 3-4 weeks later.

 

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 Q&A Session

Later, we sat down with ASUS Malaysia Country Manager Leo Tseng, ASUS Malaysia Product Manager Megan Wang, and ASUS HQ Senior Product Manager Johnny Cheng, for an exclusive Q&A session on the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15.

 

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ASUS ZenFone 5 + ZenFone Max Pro M1 Exclusive Interview!

Right after the official launch of the ASUS ZenFone 5 and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 smartphones, we had the opportunity to sit down with the top ASUS officials to discuss their latest smartphones. Get the inside scoop on the two new ASUS smartphones, and the direction of the ASUS Mobile team in this exclusive interview!

 

ASUS ZenFone 5 + ZenFone Max Pro M1 Exclusive Interview

Four top ASUS officials sat down with us for this exclusive interview. They are, from left to right, :

  • Li Huai Pin, ASUS Malaysia Business Development Manager (Mobile)
  • Rex Lee, ASUS APAC General Manager
  • Eric Chen, ASUS Corporate Vice President
  • Leo Tseng, ASUS Malaysia Country Manager

Facilitating this interview was ASUS Regional Director (Australia and New Zealand), Portia Chang.

Here are the key takeaways from this exclusive interview :

  • There will be something interesting coming up at Computex 2018 (It was the ROG Phone).
  • The market is trending towards mobile gaming, so ASUS will have appropriate products to cater to this trend.
  • ASUS is the top gaming notebook brand in Malaysia, with a 30% market share as of April 2018, beating the runner-up by 18 points.
  • The market share for ASUS smartphones in Malaysia is currently at around 3%, but ASUS expects to improve that with the ASUS ZenFone 5 and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 smartphones.
  • ASUS expects to sell about 1,000 – 2,000 units of the new ASUS ZenFone 5 and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 smartphones per day, which translates into an average of 45,000 units per month.
  • ASUS chose to decouple the Max brand from the generational numbering of the flagship ZenFone series, to allow faster and more frequent launches.
  • [adrotate group=”2″]Due to increased interest in stock Android smartphones, ASUS will look into creating more smartphones with stock Android, although they may not necessarily be under the Android One programme.
  • ASUS will provide the ASUS ZenFone 5 and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 smartphones with at least two new generations of Android upgrades – to the future Android Q at the minimum.
  • ASUS is shrinking their product models in the new generation to reduce market confusion, and to keep prices low.
  • ASUS plans to launch the ZenFone 5Z in Malaysia in early Q3 2018.
  • The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 will directly replace the ASUS ZenFone Max Plus M1.
  • The 6 GB version of the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 is in shortage worldwide, with an expected availability only around July 2018.
  • ASUS chose to use a wide-angle camera as the secondary camera because it’s more useful for landscape shots, and a telescopic camera produces noisy and/or shakier photos indoors.

 

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