The entire ZenBook and VivoBook line gets the new tech
ASUS introduced their ScreenPad tech in their top-tier ZenBook Pro last year, and it seems that their unorthodox idea wasn’t so crazy after all. The company is so pleased how their new tech turned out that they’ve put touchscreen touchpads in every single new ZenBook and VivoBook this year.
The 2019 refresh of the ZenBook 13, 14 and 15 gets ASUS’ new ScreenPad 2.0, as well as the company’s mainstream VivoBook 14 and 15 notebook lineup. The new ScreenPad 2.0 that’s inside ASUS’ new notebooks have a slightly larger display size of 5.65-inches and is now powered by the company’s ScreenXpert software with even more shortcuts made available to the user depending on what program they’re working on.
ASUS claims that the ScreenPads now use up less power since they no longer tap into the notebook’s discrete GPUs when they’re up and running, which was the main pain point of the previous models.
As for the notebooks themselves, the new 13, 14 and 15-inch models of the 2019 ZenBooks sport 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch displays respectively. The 13 and 14-inch models get full HD NanoEdge displays with a 95% and 92% screen to body ratio (respectively), up to Core i7 Intel processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The bigger 15-inch model can be had with either a full HD display or a 4K panel, processor up to an Intel Core i7, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of PCIe storage, and a choice between Intel UHD 620 graphics or an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q discrete graphics.
The new VivoBook models on the other hand sport 14 and 15-inch full HD panels, up to Core i7 Intel processors, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage and a choice between Intel’s UHD Graphics 620 or an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU.
No price has been given for the new notebooks as of yet.