From the start, the Asus Zenbook was an try and beat Apple’s MacBooks at their very own recreation — utilizing information Asus initially obtained whereas serving to to construct these laptops for Apple. Why do I carry that up? We’re questioning whether or not the brand new Asus ZenBook Pro 14 and 16X may give them a run for his or her cash.
One of them, the Zenbook Pro 14 OLED, is brand-new, with a 14.5-inch 120Hz OLED display at 2.8K decision that shows one hundred pc of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and homes as much as a Core i9-13900H and GeForce RTX 4070 GPU — and may let these chips hit 105W regardless of its 1.8cm (0.7-inch) body. (That’s solely barely thicker than Apple’s MacBook Pros.) It manages to suit a 76Wh battery in there, too.
It can activate and off that 40-series cellular GPU with a devoted swap and includes a full-size SD card slot, full-size HDMI 2.1, full-size USB, Thunderbolt 4, and USB-C, all at USB 3.2 Gen 2 speeds, plus a headphone jack.
Then there’s the Asus Zenbook Pro 16X OLED, the refreshed model of the flamboyant keyboard-tray-lifting machine I informed you about final 12 months. It’s greater than your common refresh: Asus says it labored with Intel on a customized i9-13905H chip, shrunk the motherboard by 38 p.c, and added liquid steel cooling and a curved vapor chamber so its chips — together with an RTX 4080 cellular chip — can hit a 155W TDP. That one’s bought a 3.2K 120HZ OLED panel, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SD Express card slot, HDMI 2.1, and a pen, plus a 96Wh battery all in a 16.9mm body.
Rather than let you know about all the remaining, since they’re largely spec refreshes, I’m going to reap the benefits of Asus’ helpful bento field type spec and have breakouts! But I’m actually desperate to see how the Zenbook Pros carry out later this 12 months. Here’s the press release if you want more proper now.
Asus didn’t reveal costs for these new machines but, however they’re additionally not coming straight away — the Zenbooks, ProArtwork Studiobooks, and Vivobooks are coming in Q2, with the ExpertBook B9 arriving in Q3.
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