ASUS’ phones may not be the most well received or the most innovative, but the Taiwanese tech company sure knows a thing or two about making desirable super laptops. Case-in-point, the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 Laptop. What makes this laptop stands out from the sea of competitions is, it is thin, like 18.9mm thin but yet, it has no slouch in the spec sheet.
For starter, the range-topping model is the first laptop to be powered by Intel’s new 8th-generation, six-core i9-8950HK processor and despite its slim profile, ASUS managed to pack it with standalone GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 which boasts 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM, along with up to 16GB DD4-2400 RAM, up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage, a factory-calibrated 4K 15.6-inch IPS touch display, and a very capable battery that will keep it going for 9.5 hours on a single charge. In event it needs recharging, ASUS said that the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 can recharge up to 60 percent in under 50 minutes, so you can get on the road again fairly quickly.
Other key notables include newly developed Harman Kardon speakers, dual band Gigabit WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports (3x), USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectors (2x), HDMI output, microSD card reader, TRRS audio jack, proprietary charging connector, VGA webcam, a microphone array, a special cooling system with three heat pipes and two fans, and a unique ‘Deep Dive Blue’ aluminum unibody with rose gold edges for the premium touch.
It sounds like a wonderful package, but the cruel fact of life is, “wonderful” is only if you grab the top spec version with all the options thrown in. In this case, it could be a little pricey for comfort for most. Speaking of which, ASUS have not disclose the pricing yet, but we read, all will be unveiled when it becomes available in coming weeks.