ASUS Celebrates 30th Anniversary with New Zenbook Range

Leading Malaysian Creators, YouTube and Instagram stars; as well as what many have hailed as the most innovative laptops in decades, were all part of ASUS 30th Anniversary celebration and grand launch of its new ZenBook laptop series in Malaysia.

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Entitled “Wiser Together”, the event was held at the KLCC Grand Hyatt and featured the groundbreaking dual-display ZenBook Pro Duo and Duo, new ZenBooks with second-gen touchpad displays, and a special white leather-wrapped 30th Anniversary “Edition 30” ZenBook.

ASUS 30th Anniversary and Achievements

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Established in 1989, ASUS has grown to become the world’s no. 1 motherboard maker for two decades. In the first half of 2019, ASUS became the world’s no. 3 and Asia Pacific’s no. 1 consumer laptop brand.

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Contributing significantly to ASUS’ stellar APAC performance, Malaysia saw ASUS achieving dominant no. 1 positions within the same first half of 2019 in the consumer laptop market with a 31% country share, and also in gaming laptops where ASUS achieved 48% market share. This means almost one in three consumer laptops and one in two gaming laptops purchased in Malaysia in 2019 was from ASUS.

Star Studded Supporting Cast

Designed to entertain, educate and enthrall creative professionals and enthusiasts, the Wiser Together event centered on the groundbreaking ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo.

These unique laptops have secondary displays which are ideal for multitasking and doing creative production work on-the-go. Supporting the event were leading Malaysian content creators, YouTube and Instagram stars including fashion & lifestyle blogger Jane Chuck, fashion designer Kittie Yiyi, video creator and DJ, Phei Yong; and acclaimed director and co-founder of production studios theGRIMFLIM, Jared Lee.

These creative celebrities shared insights into their work and techniques, and their experience using the new ASUS laptops.

Groundbreaking Dual Display Laptops: ScreenPad Plus

ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo

First announced at COMPUTEX 2019, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) with a 15.6-inch touch display, and the ZenBook Duo (UX481) with a 14-inch display, are groundbreaking ultraportable laptops featuring the new ASUS ScreenPad Plus – a revolutionary full-width secondary touchscreen that expands and enhances the interactive capabilities offered by the original ScreenPad.

ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus gives you on-the-go computing like you’ve never experienced before.

  • It’s a full-width 4K secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED touchscreen, giving you endless ways to optimize and personalize your workflow. A series of handy built-in apps help boost your productivity.
  • Quick Key allows one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences
  • Handwriting lets you input text intuitively.
  • There are also useful quick controls such as App Switcher, ViewMax and Task Swap for intuitive interactions between the main display and ScreenPad Plus.
  • Task Group lets you lock into work mode by opening multiple tasks with a single touch.
  • You can drag apps or in-app toolbars onto ScreenPad Plus to give you more room to work on the main display, wherever you are.

Ultrafast connectivity- First ZenBook Laptop with Wi-Fi 6

Both models also feature the latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) takes wireless speeds to the next level, for super smooth connections to the world. 802.11ax standard provides future-proof technologies, higher network efficiency, faster Wi-Fi speeds, greater coverage and improved battery life for connected devices, providing a significantly better networking experience for users.

ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)

Features: Designed to be the ultimate laptop for creators and designers, the larger ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) features a 15.6-inch 4K (3840 x 2160), Pantone validated, VESA Display HDR True Black 500 Certified OLED touch screen, and delivers extreme performance for effortless creativity with up to 9th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 32GB RAM, and an NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics engine.
To find out more: https://www.asus.com/my/Laptops/ZenBook-Pro-Duo-UX581GV/

ZenBook Duo (UX481)

Feature: The more portable ZenBook Duo (UX481) is better suited for business multitasking and offers a 14-inch FHD (1980 x 1080) Pantone Validated IPS LCD (non-touch) display. It is among the world’s first laptops to feature a 10th Generation Intel Core i7 CPU, along with an NVIDIA MX250 graphics engine.

World’s Smallest Laptops: ZenBook Edition 30 / ZenBook 13 / 14 / 15

The event also introduced the new ZenBook series ranging in the following display sizes:
• The 13-inch ZenBook 13 (UX334)
• The 14-inch display ZenBook 14 (UX434)
• The 15-inch ZenBook 15 (UX534)
• A special 30th Anniversary Edition of the ZenBook 13 known as the “Edition 30”
These new ultralight and ultraportable ZenBook models boast the smallest footprints in for their respective display sizes, a feat made possible by the frameless NanoEdge displays that creates up to a 95% screen-to-body ratio that maximizes the screen area in the minimum physical space.

The Intelligent Touchpad, Evolved – ScreenPad™ 2.0

They also feature the ScreenPad™ 2.0 display touchpad that now has a larger 5.65-inch touchscreen which offers many new features and benefits. This interactive secondary touchscreen enhances productivity, allowing for more efficient workflow. It includes a collection of handy ASUS utilities to boost productivity: Quick Key enables one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, Handwriting for natural text input, and Number Key for rapid data entry. The revised smartphone-like interface is more intuitive for improved ease of use. Third party developers can also use the ASUS API to optimize their software and user experiences for ScreenPad 2.0. The hardware is now also more energy efficient than its predecessor, allowing for 2.5X longer battery life when ScreenPad 2.0 is in use.

Celebrating 30 Years of ASUS Innovation

ASUS ZenBook Edition 30 – Genuine Luxury, with Genuine Leather

To celebrate ASUS’ 30th Anniversary, a special version of the ZenBook 13 (UX334) known as the “Edition 30” version was also launched. This is a special, limited production run model features luxurious design accents including a genuine leather lid cover and an 18-karat rose gold plated logo; and exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories. It also features the ScreenPad 2.0 touchpad display.

Exclusive premium accessories
ZenBook Edition 30 is exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories, including a Pearl White mouse, a leather-look box and mouse pad, and a genuine-leather sleeve. It’s a very special collection for your very special laptop.

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)
Review & User Guide: https:bit.ly/ZenBookProDuoReviewUserGuide
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ASUS ZenBook Duo (UX481)
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ASUS ZenBook Edition 30
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ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX534)
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ASUS ZenBook 13/14 (UX334/434)
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“Smaller Than Paper” New ASUS Zenbook 2019 Launched!

  • First-ever ZenBook models to use a four-sided frameless Nano Edge display,
    with ultra slim bezels and up to 95% screen-to-body ratio for near-borderless
    visuals
  • New design is the most compact ever, giving the ZenBook series the world’s
    smallest footprint in their class
  • Exclusive new Number Pad dual-function touchpad boosts productivity, and a 3D
    IR camera allows fast face login even in low-light environments 
  • Superb performance with latest 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs, up to NVIDIA GeForce
    GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics, 16GB RAM, PCIE ® SSDs and gigabit-class Wi-Fi

ASUS today debuted an all-new ZenBook series, with the launch of ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433) and ZenBook 15 (UX533). This fully redesigned series of premium thin and light laptops introduces the stunning new frameless Nano Edge display, which features ultra slim bezels on all four sides and an unrivaled up to 95% screen-to-body ratio 1 for a near-borderless viewing experience. The Nano Edge display also allows a much more compact design, with the result that each of the new ZenBook models has the smallest footprint in its class 2 .

The 13-inch and 14-inch models also optionally include the exclusive new Number Pad, an innovative productivity enhancement that provides a full-size LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad. All models feature a special 3D IR camera that allows fast face login using Windows Hello, even in low-light environments.

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The combination of performance and mobility is a defining feature of the ZenBook series, and the new models feature a full complement of high-performance components including the latest 8th Generation Intel ® Core ™ i7 quad-core CPU, up to NVIDIA ® GeForce ® GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics, 16GB RAM, ultrafast PCIE ® SSDs and gigabit-class Wi-Fi.

All models are torture-tested to military-grade (MIL-STD-810G) reliability standards, with demanding tests that include environmental extremes of altitude, temperature and humidity, in addition to extensive drop, shock and vibration testing.

Ultraportable, redefined
The new ZenBook series ushers in a fresh era of ultra-compact, ultralight laptops that boast the smallest footprints in their class, a feat made possible by the new frameless Nano Edge design. The stunning frameless Nano Edge displays now feature ultra slim bezels on all four sides, creating an unrivaled 92% screen-to-body ratio that maximizes the screen area in the minimum physical space.

Complementing the groundbreaking new design, the traditional ZenBook style and elegance is apparent at a glance: all models feature the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid, and there’s a choice of prestigious Royal Blue or sophisticated Icicle Silver anodized finishes, both newly enhanced with a contrasting Rose Gold trim bar above the keyboard for an extra touch of luxury.

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No-compromise productivity
For the ultimate on-the-go productivity, ZenBook 13 and 14 are equipped with the exclusive new ASUS Number Pad. Number Pad solves the age-old problem of the lack of a dedicated numeric keypad on compact laptops. Tapping the Number Pad icon at the top right corner of the touchpad reveals a full-size LED-illuminated numeric keypad, allowing rapid and intuitive data entry or calculations. ZenBook 15 features a traditional physical numeric keypad.

All models feature an advanced 3D infrared (IR) camera, with see-in-the-dark capabilities to ensure fast, reliable hands-free face login with Windows Hello — even in dimly-lit environments. Unlike some rivals with awkwardly placed cameras, on ZenBook the camera is located on the slim top bezel of the Nano Edge display — yet another thoughtful design detail.

Advanced voice-recognition capabilities on the new ZenBook series means users can be entertained, informed, and organized simply by speaking to Alexa or Cortana. Alexa is a cloud-based voice service that helps users with tasks, entertainment, general information, and more. Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question. Just ask to play music, read the news, control a smart home, tell a joke, and more — Alexa will respond instantly.

When working on the go, it’s vital to be able to connect with anything and everything. The new ZenBook series features the revolutionary USB Type-C ™ (USB-C ™ ) port for any-way-up connections and superfast USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps 3 ) data transfers, and there’s also a range of other USB ports, including USB Type-A (up to 5Gbps or 10Gbps) and/or USB 2.0 4 . All models also include an HDMI port and a microSD or SD card reader, so it’s easy to connect to all your current and future peripherals.

With any ZenBook, comfort is one of the top design priorities. The new ZenBook series goes the extra mile with the exclusive ErgoLift hinge, an engineering masterpiece designed to automatically tilt the keyboard to the most comfortable typing position. But that’s not all: the carefully calculated tilt improves cooling and audio performance, too.

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Unbounded performance
The new ZenBook series is built to deliver unbounded on-the-go performance, featuring up to the latest 8th Generation Intel ® Core ™ i7 processor and a range of fast graphics options, including up to NVIDIA ® GeForce MX150 discrete graphics on ZenBook 13 and 14. ZenBook 15 is equipped with high-performance NVIDIA GeForce ® GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU.

All models are equipped with PCIe ® SSDs and up to 16GB of RAM, making ZenBook ideal for creating complex documents, mining data, retouching photos, editing videos, or simply taking a gaming break. The new ZenBook series lets users do more, and do it quicker.

Mobile professionals need to stay connected — at the fastest speed possible. All new ZenBook models feature gigabit-class Wi-Fi and ASUS Wi-Fi Master technology, for ultrafast downloads and smooth streaming with greater range and more stable network connections than ever before 5 . Additionally, the latest Bluetooth ® 5.0 lets users access all the benefits of the latest low-power peripherals and accessories.

Designed for non-stop, on-the-go lifestyles, the new ZenBook series gives users the freedom to work all day on a single battery charge — up to an impressive 14 hours for ZenBook 13, 13 hours for Zenbook 14 , and an incredible 17 hours for ZenBook 15.

Ultra-tough: Military-grade durability
The new ZenBook series meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing test regime that includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. The series has also passed ASUS internal laptop tests that far exceed the standards set by the industry. ZenBook is the ultratough ultraportable, the perfect choice for discerning on-the-go professionals.

Zenbook 13/14/15 Product Video