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ASUS Launches A Series of New ZenBook, VivoBook and ExpertBook Laptops for 2021

VivoBook S14

ASUS has announced the latest lineup of laptops, displays and entertainment solutions at the Be Ahead virtual launch event during CES 2021.

Recognized as the best laptop brand of 2020 by Laptop Mag, ASUS is introducing a wide variety of new laptops at CES, including ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582), ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482), VivoBook S14 (S435), ExpertBook B9 (B9400 vPro), Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5500), Chromebook CX9 (CX9400), BR1100 for education and the TUF Dash gaming laptop. The new lineup pushes the boundaries of design and innovation to deliver ultimate mobile computing experiences.

“As a leader in the global PC industry, ASUS has decades of experience in creating remarkable innovations,” Mr. Hu explains. “This year’s lineup continues that legacy by elevating productivity and entertainment to new heights across a range of products, empowering users to achieve the incredible — to Be Ahead in an ever-changing world.”

“Intel’s 11th Gen Core processors and our joint platform efforts with ASUS across Intel Evo and vPro platforms offer the uncompromising performance, connectivity and foundations for innovation powering the latest PC experiences,” said Chris Walker, Corporate Vice President, Mobile Computing Platforms, Intel.

ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582)

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582) is the next-generation, ultra-powerful 15-inch laptop that is equipped with the new tilting ASUS ScreenPad Plus, a full-width 4K secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main 4K OLED HDR display for effortless multitasking. ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED offers groundbreaking performance that is backed by up to the latest generation Intel® Core™ i9 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 laptop GPU graphics. It is also validated as an NVIDIA Studio laptop — the ultimate laptops for content creators.

Expanding upon the original innovative design, ScreenPad Plus incorporates an auto-tilt mechanism that automatically raises the rear of the secondary display by 9.5° for improved readability and to reduce potential glare. ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED with the Intel Core i9 processor has the power and performance to drive cross-screen workflows using ScreenPad Plus and the main display. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU is powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, delivering silky-smooth graphics and supercharging video-editing and 3D animation applications with the power of real-time ray tracing.

The full set of I/O ports features two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C® ports, and the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) takes wireless speeds to the next level for ultra-smooth connections. Additionally, with a 1 TB PCIe® 3.0 X 4 SSD and 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED accelerates workflows and optimizes productivity.

The frameless screen design features a 93% screen-to-body ratio for more immersive visuals. The brilliant 4K OLED HDR touchscreen delivers ultra-vivid colors and deep blacks with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, which is reflected by the VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 500 certification. Also, the touchscreen is PANTONE® Validated, ensuring superb color accuracy for graphics professionals.

ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is a 14-inch Intel Evo-verified laptop that features ASUS ScreenPad Plus, the secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main FHD NanoEdge display for effortless multitasking. ZenBook Duo 14 packs heavyweight performance into its slim, 16.9-mm profile with a powerful combination of 11th Generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris® Xe graphics or the option of NVIDIA GeForce® MX450 discrete graphics. ZenBook Duo 14 also features ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology, which works with the 11th Generation Intel processors to optimize performance: using Performance mode, users can enjoy a performance boost of up to 40% compared to a similar standard laptop.

With the same auto-tilt mechanism as UX582, the secondary display on ZenBook Duo 14 is tilted by 7° for improved readability and to reduce potential glare. The laptop provides a superbly immersive viewing experience, offering ultraslim bezels, an expansive 93% screen-to-body ratio and a four-sided frameless NanoEdge display that is super-bright at up to 400 cd/m2. ZenBook Duo 14 is PANTONE Validated for professional-grade color accuracy and offers a wide 100% sRGB color gamut. It is also TÜV Rheinland-certified for low blue light, so it is comfortable to use for long productivity sessions. Battery life has been boosted to an exceptional 17 hours for all-day productivity, and a USB-C Easy Charge feature offers versatile charging from either a USB-C Power Delivery-certified charger or any standard USB-C charger.

For easy connections to peripherals, ZenBook Duo 14 has comprehensive high-performance I/O connectivity, including a pair of the latest Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C ports. These support Power Delivery and DisplayPort, and the 40 Gbps bandwidth enables users to connect an external 8K display or two 4K UHD displays. ZenBook Duo 14 also features WiFi 6 (802.11ax) that is enhanced with ASUS WiFi Master Premium technology.

Evolved user experiences on the new ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED and ZenBook Duo 14

Both ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582) and ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) feature upgraded ScreenXpert 2 software, which introduces powerful and intuitive new features to streamline workflows.

Both models also premiere ASUS Control Panel, a fully customizable app on ScreenPad Plus that revolutionizes creative workflows. ASUS Control Panel gives users precise and intuitive control of creative apps, including brush-size adjustment, saturation, layer opacity and more. Control Panel currently works with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro and After Effects, and compatibility will be expanded in the near future.

The stylus included with ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED and ZenBook Duo 14 enables yet another layer of interactivity for users, and ScreenPad Plus provides high-precision 4096 pressure-level stylus support for an ideal writing or drawing platform.

To ensure exceptional performance, ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED and ZenBook Duo 14 are engineered with the new Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS Plus), which uses the ErgoLift hinge and auto-tilting ScreenPad Plus to increase overall cooling airflow by up to 49%.

VivoBook S14 (S435)

The all-new VivoBook S14 (S435) is a stylish, ultralight 14-inch laptop that is Intel Evo™-verified. The lightest 14-inch VivoBook model, it is a powerful companion for discovering, exploring and creating. With the latest 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16 GB memory, and Intel Optane™ Memory H10, VivoBook S14 can handle any workload. Productivity is further enhanced by up to a 1 TB PCIe SSD that provides superfast storage for fast boot times and near-instant data access. VivoBook S14 also incorporates the new ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology, which delivers up to a 40% performance boost] while conserving battery life, enhancing cooling efficiency and ensuring quiet operation.

The exterior of VivoBook S14 features classy diamond-cut edges, a sleek Deep Green all-metal chassis and the unique VivoBook lid logo. When the lid is opened, the bright yellow color-blocked Enter key takes center stage. Its frameless four-sided NanoEdge display and a 90% screen-to-body ratio provide incredibly immersive visuals. The display is certified by TÜV Rheinland for low blue-light emissions, so it is easy on the eyes during extended use.

At only 1.3 kg light with a sleek 15.9-mm profile, the ultrathin VivoBook S14 is designed for premium portability. To provide effortless on-the-go connectivity, VivoBook S14 features ultrafast Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports that support fast charging, data transfers of up to 40 Gbps and connections with one external 8K or two 4K UHD monitors. There are also USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and USB 2.0 ports as well as a microSD card reader, enabling users to easily connect peripherals, displays and projectors. WiFi 6 connectivity on VivoBook S14 delivers fast wireless speeds and ultra-smooth connections.

ExpertBook B9 (B9400 vPro)

ExpertBook B9 is the world’s lightest 14-inch business laptop, empowering business professionals to thrive in the modern world with leading-edge technology and features. Verified as an Intel Evo platform laptop, ExpertBook B9 delivers premium performance and responsiveness, efficient battery usage and stunning visuals. The 880 g model has a 33 Wh battery, and the 1005 g model has a 66 Wh battery with all-day battery life for continuous, portable productivity. ExpertBook B9 also meets the industry-leading MIL-STD 810H U.S. military test standard, which is more rigorous and demanding than ever, ensuring that the laptop can withstand the strains of the daily grind and on-the-go use.

With the rise of remote work, modern business professionals have increasing telecommuting needs. For exceptional remote work experiences, the new generation of ExpertBook B9 provides the latest Intel vPro™ Platform, which enables seamless data security and easy remote management by IT administrators.

ExpertBook B9 is engineered with up to the latest 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processors with built-in Intel Iris Xe graphics for serious performance and visual excellence. Ample storage in the form of up to dual 2 TB SSDs with for support RAID 0 and RAID 1 technology provides improved data reliability and faster operation. For superfast, stable connections, ExpertBook B9 features Intel WiFi 6 and ASUS WiFi Master Premium technology. In terms of security, ExpertBook B9 offers a Kensington NanoSaver™ lock for keeping the laptop physically secure, and an optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip stores passwords and encryption keys for added security. Also, an infrared camera and smart proximity sensor enable fast biometric face logins.

Each ZenBook, VivoBook and ExpertBook in the 2021 lineup is equipped with ASUS Two-Way AI Noise-Canceling technology to enhance communication experiences. AI Noise-Canceling technology employs machine learning to isolate unwanted noise from human speech for crystal-clear voice communication. ExpertBook B9 also features quick keys that enable fast, convenient sound and noise-cancelation control, plus Harman Kardon-certified speakers for exceptional sound.


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