Asus refreshes ZenBook 13/14/15, launches ZenBook Edition 30 as well at Computex 2019

Asus says that the new ZenBook's feature the smallest footprints in their class

Taiwanese electronics giant Asus has today announced new editions to its ZenBook lineup of laptops with the New ZenBook 13/14/15 and also the Exclusive ZenBook Edition 30 at Computex 2019. The ZenBook Edition 30 is symbolic to Asus' 30th anniversary and among other special things, it also features hand-crafted genuine Italian leather lid cover.

Asus refreshes ZenBook 13/14/15, launches ZenBook Edition 30 as well at Computex 2019

Asus ZenBook series.

ZenBook 13/14/15 Specs

Asus says that the new ZenBook's feature the smallest footprints in their class which has been made possible with the frameless NanoEdge displays. As the model numbers indicate, the new ZenBooks come in screen sizes of 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch. Asus claims that the ZenBooks have a 95 percent screen-to-body ratio which could certainly make for an immersive viewing experience. All the ZenBooks have FHD resolution displays.

Asus ZenBook.

Asus ZenBook.

The ZenBooks also retains the ScreenPad 2.0, which is a display in place of a trackpad, and it now has a larger 5.65-inch touchscreen that offers many new features and benefits, as per Asus.

The ZenBook has an aluminium chassis Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid. The laptops weigh from 1.22 kg to 1.65 kg depending on what configuration and model you take. The company says that the ASUS ErgoLift hinge design gives the user ease in typing and also helps in cooling of the device.

Asus ZenBook.

Asus ZenBook.

From a processing standpoint, the new ZenBooks feature the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors along with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete graphics. The ZenBook 15 has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU.  Memory options include up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of  PCIe SSDs.

Asus ZenBook.

Asus ZenBook.

Connectivity options include gigabit-class Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Type-C port, 2X USB 2.0 Type-A port, HDMI, 3.5 mm jack, and a micro-SD card reader. The devices are powered by a 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery.

ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX334) ASUS ZenBook 4 (UX434) ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX534)
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
Display 13.3-inch  FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display, optional touchscreen 15.6-inch 4K UHD (3820 x 2160) NanoEdge display
Operating System Windows 10 Pro/Home Windows 10 Pro/Home Windows 10 Pro/Home
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250 NVIDIA GeForce MX250 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Memory 8GB / 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 8GB / 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 8GB / 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 onboard
Storage 1TB PCIe 3.0 or 512GB/256GB PCIe 3.0 1TB PCIe 3.0 or 512GB/256GB PCIe 3.0 1TB PCIe 3.0 or 512GB/256GB PCIe 3.0
Connectivity Wi-Fi 5 (dual-band gigabit-class 802.11ac) Wi-Fi 5 (dual-band gigabit-class 802.11ac) Wi-Fi 5 (dual-band gigabit-class 802.11ac)
Bluetooth® 5.0 Bluetooth® 5.0 Bluetooth® 5.0
Interfaces USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (display support)
USB Gen 2 Type-A (up to 10Gbps) USB Gen 2 Type-A (Up to 10Gbps) USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A (up to 10Gbps)
USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (up to 5Gbps)
HDMI HDMI HDMI
Micro SD reader Micro SD reader SD card readers
Audio combo jack Audio combo jack Audio combo jack
Touchpad 5.65-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) Super IPS display 5.65-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) Super IPS display -
Audio ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon 120W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm)
Battery 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
Dimensions 30.2 x 18.9 x 1.79cm 31.9 x 19.9 x 1.69cm 35.4 x 22 x 1.89cm
Weight With standard display: 1.22kg With standard display: 1.26kg With anti-glare display: 1.55kg
With standard display: 1.65kg

ZenBook Edition 30

The ZenBook 30 is a limited edition device which celebrates the 30 year anniversary of Asus. The internals of the device are the same as the new ZenBooks. However, on the outside we see lid encased in luxurious Pearl White genuine Italian leather.

Asus ZenBook 30 Edition.

Asus ZenBook 30 Edition.

The logo on the lid is 18-karat rose-gold-plated. Apart from that, you will also get a leather-look box and mouse pad, and a genuine-leather sleeve. It also comes with a touch-screen display instead of a normal trackpad.

Asus ZenBook 30 Edition.

Asus ZenBook 30 Edition.

Pricing and availability

Asus will announce the pricing and availability of the new laptops shortly. They should be making their way to the Indian markets as well.

Disclaimer: One of our correspondents was invited by ASUS India for Computex 2019 at Taipei, Taiwan. All travel and accommodation expenses were taken care of by ASUS.

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