Also on Tuesday, Asus took the wraps off a dual-screen convertible laptop called Project Precog, which has a full second display in place of where the usual keyboard and touchpad reside. Even with its compact size, VivoBook S13 delivers uncompromised performance.
Asus said that future ScreenPad apps can be downloaded from the Windows Store, and more apps will feature ScreenPad functionalities as the technology and its ecosystem matures.
Asus adds a terrific feature to its ZenBook Pro line. The machine will also ship with up to 16GB of RAM, along with a blazing-fast 1TB PCIe x4 SSD.
Apart from doing everything a normal touchpad can do, the ScreenPad will come with a configurable toolbar (think of Apple's Touch Bar) and work with Microsoft Office, Spotify, YouTube, and the calculator app. ScreenPad can also mirror a smartphone using the Asus Sync app so you can drag windows between the two displays. This is an ASUS innovation that revolutionizes the way users work and interact with their notebook. ScreenPads are high resolution displays that not only acts as a touchpad, but also allow you to launch applications and display information directly on the display.
Other than the ScreenPad, the ZenBook Pro is a powerful, beautifully designed tool for demanding users like photographers and video editors. The company will release a ScreenPad SDK for developers that want to create new apps or if they want to get their app supported by the ScreenPad. The high-performance laptop from Asus is for professionals and it features a 15-inch 4K UHD display, which is a PANTONE validated display, and it comes with support for Adobe RGB colour gamut.
The ZenBook Pro 14 on the other hand runs up to a i7 processor with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. It will be made available in Deep Dive Blue and Rose Gold colour variants. This time, the company launched what can be arguably the world's first laptops that have a full-fledged touch screen display instead of the touchpad - ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) and Pro 14 (UX480). The 13.3-inch ZenBook S majors on slim portability but is still sturdy enough to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standards.
First up is the ZenBook S (UX391).
ErgoLift hinge replicates the feel of typing on a desktop keyboard, while the new three-sided NanoEdge display design provides an immersive viewing experience. The hinge also opens up extra ventilation space for more airflow around the underside of the chassis for improved cooling.
Connectivity isn't a problem, with the ZenBook Pro 15 including two USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports, a further two USB 3.1 Type-A ports and a HDMI-out connector. ZenBook S features Amazon Alexa support for easy voice-controlled assistance. The Asus VivoBook S15 will be available in late June, while the availability of the VivoBook S14 will be announced at a later date.