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ASUS’ Refreshed ZenBooks Get 11th-Generation Intel Processors and Thunderbolt 4

New ZenBooks in the house!

ASUS updates its current line of ZenBooks with the latest 11th-generation Intel processors and support for Thunderbolt 4 while keeping their core design and key features.

The ZenBook 14 (UX435) maintains the design of its predecessor, adding ASUS’ clever Screenpad feature, along with an optional MX450 discrete GPU and Pine Grey and Lilac Mist color options. Like its predecessor, the ZenBook 14 (UX435) is compact and thin at 1.19kg and 16.9mm respectively.

With its 11th-generation Intel processors, the ZenBook 14 (UX435) gets Intel’s new Iris X integrated GPU, along with two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports. For the rest of the ports, you get a USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, headphone jack, HDMI 2.0 port, and a microSD card reader. You get a 63wHr battery with the ZenBook 14 (UX435) with support for 65w USB-C PD charging.

The ZenBook 14 (UX435) 14-inch NanoEdge display has a class-leading 92% screen to body ratio and 100% sRGB color space and still retains ASUS’ innovative ErgoLift Hinge for better typing angles and cooling. Other configuration options include 8GB RAM and up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD.

The premium ZenBook S (UX493) has a thinner 15.7mm profile, an all-metal unibody in Jade Black with Red Copper highlights, and a bright, Pantone-validated NanoEdge touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio and 3.3k resolution. Like the ZenBook 14 (UX435), you can configure the ZenBook S (UX493) with 16GB RAM and 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, along with essential ports like two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, HDMI 2.0 port, and a microSD card reader.

Despite having a skinny frame, the ZenBook S (UX493) packs a large 67wHr battery that is rated for up to 12 hours on a single charge. Its display is geared for professionals, as it has 500nits of brightness and covers 100% DCI-P3 and 133% sRGB color space.

The ZenBook Flip S (UX371) is touted as the thinnest OLED convertible with its skinny 13.9mm profile. Its display can be configured with up to a 4K resolution with DisplayHDR 500 certification, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio,  and 100% DCI-P3 color space. The ZenBook Flip S (UX371) gets the same all-metal unibody in Jade Black with Red Copper highlights found on the ZenBook S (UX493) for an elegant, premium look.

Configuration options include 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, essential ports like two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, and HDMI 2.0 port, and a beefy 67wHr battery that is rated for up to 15 hours on a single charge.

Rounding up the new line of ZenBooks is the powerhouse ZenBook Pro 15 (UX535). This workhorse laptop comes with 10th-generation i7 H-series CPUs, GTX 1650Ti discrete GPU, up to 16GB RAM, and up to 512GB NVMe SSD with a 1TB HDD. As a laptop geared towards professionals, the ZenBook Pro 15 (UX535) has a 15-inch NanoEdge display that can be configured up to a 4K UHD OLED touchscreen variety with a 100% DCI-P3 coverage.

Powering the laptop is a huge 63wHr battery and a good set of ports that include Thunderbolt 3, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 , a standard HDMI port, a headphone jack, and a full-sized SD card reader.

All four models will be available in the Philippines later this year.

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