Good news comes for everyone who is looking for a high performance laptop. In fact, a few hours ago ASUS announced the availability on the Italian market of ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580), the high-performance notebook with ScreenPad that made its debut on the stage of Computex 2018.
For those unfamiliar with it, the ScreenPad is an innovative ASUS technology that revolutionizes the way the user works and interacts with the notebook : it extremely efficiently combines a touchpad and a high-resolution color touchscreen to offer new modes of intelligent interaction with Windows apps and with a series of dedicated programs called App ScreenPad. The new ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 with ScreenPad is well suited to artists, designers, professional programmers and even all lovers of new technologies, and offers developers the interesting opportunity to develop new ScreenPad apps or new ways to interact with Desktop app.
Let’s find out the performance of this new notebook
This notebook delivers top-notch performance in a slim, light and stylish package. Inside we find the latest 8th generation Intel Core processors, 16 GB of RAM, a gaming-grade NVIDIA graphics card and the fastest PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. Comprehensive connectivity available includes gigabit-class 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 Gen 1 Type A, and standard HDMI output. In addition, it is also available with a 15-inch 4K UHD PANTONE Validated touchscreen display and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. ZenBook Pro 15’s outstanding performance allows instant launching and opening apps in the blink of an eye.
Thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti gaming GPU, ZenBook Pro 15 delivers nearly double the graphics performance compared to the GeForce GTX 960M model ; It is also compatible with DirectX 12 and offers all the power you need for the most complex graphics operations, such as 3D rendering or playing 4K UHD videos with absolutely perfect images.
The well-known elegance and refinement of the ZenBook series is here taken to the extreme : in fact the prestigious color combination Deep Dive Blue and Rose Gold chosen for ZenBook Pro 15 is extraordinarily elegant and is enhanced by the golden backlighting of the keyboard and the exclusive logo on the cover. Plus the 15-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge ultra-thin bezel touchscreen is impressive, with razor-sharp detail and rich, vibrant colors for particularly lifelike images. This display is absolutely stunning in everyday use, but the faithful color reproduction makes it a true dream for graphics professionals.
Processor: Intel® Core ™ i9-8950HK
Display: 15.6 “, LCD UHD WV (3840 × 2160)
Touch panel : capacitive multitouch – fingerprint recognition
ScreenPad: 5.5″ FHD touchscreen
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro + Office Trial Version
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti 4GB DDR5
Memory: 16GB, DDR4 2400MHz
Storage: 512GB SSD PCIE G3x4
Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi 2 × 2 802.11ac gigabit-class + BT 5.0, Bluetooth® 5.0
Camera: Web VGA
Interfaces:2 x USB 3.0 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ™, with support for Thunderbolt ™ 3, 1 x audio combo jack, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x MicroSD card reader, 1 x DC jack
Audio: 2 x high quality stereo speakers (with smart amplifier
Battery: 8 cell 71W, lithium polymer
AC adapter: Output: 19V, 150W Input: 100V-240V AC, 50Hz / 60Hz
ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580GE-E2056R) will be available in Italy in the top-of-the-range configuration, with Intel Core ™ I9-8950HK processor and UHD touch display, starting September 3 and will be sold at a suggested retail price of 2,699.00 €. Furthermore, all those who buy this device will be able to choose to screen print their name on the palmrest of the notebook for free.