When you think of thin portable laptops, the first thing that comes into mind is the compromises when it comes to I/O ports. This is true in most cases but it doesn’t have to be. ASUS wants to change that with its newly announced Trio of ZenBook Laptops.
The laptops are three – ZenBook 13, the ZenBook 14, and the ZenBook Flip – with the first main difference being the display size. For instance, the ZenBook 13 is 13-inches, and the ZenBook 14, 14-inches.
ZenBook 13 and 14 are more or less the same both with headline specs like Intel’s 10th-gen Core i3, i5, or i7 processors, up to 32GB of RAM, 2TB of storage, and have 1080p displays.
A single outlier in this case is ZenBook 14 which ASUS will additionally offer an AMD-powered model as well running AMD’s Ryzen 7 4700U 8-core processor.
Touted as the “world’s thinnest with full I/O ports” they offer a full-size USB Type-A ports, a Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port, and a microSD card reader. Both are light weighing slightly over 1kg. ZenBook 13 weighs 1.07 kg or 2.3 lbs while ZenBook 14 weighs 2.5 lbs, or 1.13 kg.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 flips 360-degrees just as the moniker suggests. That means you can use it as a laptop or tablet if you like by flipping it over. AUS promises up to 16 hours of battery life on this one.
Pricing is yet to be revealed.