Zenbook and X507 lead Asus’ CES announcements
Approach the Asus booth at CES 2018, and you’ll be faced with four new computers – most excitingly of all a brand new ZenBook for 2018.
The new ZenBook 13 is a powerhouse in the ultrabook mantle. Described by Asus as “superthin” and “superpowerful” – very much the opposite of your author here – the ZenBook weighs in at just 985 grams, and offers a very solid 15 hours of battery life. Despite this, it’s no slouch in the specs department, with an eighth generation i7 processor, 16GB RAM and a whopping 1TB SSD. It even has discrete graphics in the form of the GeForce MX150. No price is provided, but you’d imagine north of £1,500 for that little lot.
Next up is the less catchily titled 15.6in Asus X507, which is positively hefty by comparison, weighing it at 1.68kg. It packs a seventh generation i5 or i7 processor, up to 8GB RAM and either 1TB of hard drive, or 256GB of SSD. Graphics are either provided by the Intel HD 620 or the Nvidia GeForce MX110, if you fancy a little light gaming.
Finally, Asus is pushing a pair of all-in-one computers the Vivo AiO V272 and Vivo AiO V222. The former of these packs a 27in multitouch display with up to an eighth generation i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics. The latter is a smaller 22in model, with a 1080p display. No other details are provided as yet, but the company did say that multiple configurations would be available for both.
All four computers will be available at some point in the first half of 2018 – we’ll update this piece with more specifics and prices when we get confirmation from Asus.