Taiwanese tech giant, Asus has finally launched their premium Asus ZenBook range of laptops in India after showcasing them at the Compute 2018. The three variants launched include the Asus ZenBook Pro at a starting price of Rs. 1,79,990, the Asus ZenBook S at a price of Rs. 1,29,990 and the Asus ZenBook 13 at a starting price of Rs. 66,990. All these models will be available to the consumers from August 13 via retail stores, e-commerce portals and channel partners.
The new Asus ZenBook Pro models come with the dual display from future. They have finally implemented an LCD display in Touchpad which makes worlds first device to implement full display touchpad pad which can be used as per your usage. The SDK code for the touchpad is also open source which means you can develop your own application and after that install and use on the touchpad as per your display. The ScreenPad is a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS touchscreen in place of the usual trackpad. You can use it as a secondary monitor in Extension Display mode (sic), and Windows treats it just like any external display. You can run mini apps on it in ScreenPad mode, very much like the desktop gadgets which is very helpful in many scenarios.
You can control all the application on the screen pad with the help of your phone, still, there are many bugs which are needed to be fixed.
The ZenBook Pro UX580 comes up to a six-core Intel Core i9 CPU and a super-accurate Pantone-validated 4K screen. This devices also support two Thunderbolt 3 ports to let you connect up to three external monitors. We also the support of fingerprint sensor in UX580. We also get GeForce GTX 1050 Ti on the UX580 supported with 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Rest will update more about it once we get a proper unit to test it for few days, without testing it aggressively we cannot comment on its practical usage.
Asus has made its intention clear in the Indian market to provide products in a wide variety. All the laptops launched feature a fingerprint sensor and come with Harman Kardon certified audio systems. These products have a way for Asus in the Indian market in the premium laptop range.