ASUS ramps up its Consumer Laptop Line up with ultra powerful11thGen Intel® Core™ Processors
November 19, 2020 • Canon Times Bureau

The latest lineup is precision-engineered tailored for Gen Z!

• The new range comprises ofVivoBook Ultra 14/15 (X413/X513), VivoBook Ultra K15 (K513), and ZenBook 14 (UX425)

• The latest devices are equipped with ultra-slim design, visually satisfying aesthetics, custom intelligent cooling solutions, faster RAM, expandable storage, and NanoEdge display, 

• The blazingly fast laptops offer optimized performance, immersive visuals, and unrivalled overall excellence

November, 2020: Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS recently announced the launch of the latest lineupof Intel powered laptopsconsisting of VivoBook Ultra 14/15 (X413/X513), VivoBook Ultra K15 (K513), and ZenBook 14 (UX425). Building on its commitment to elevate user experience, ASUS brings a whole range of devices that are precision-engineered keeping in mind the needs of the Gen Z. Equipped with the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, the ultra-slim design, visually satisfying aesthetics, customintelligent cooling solutions, faster RAM, expandable storage, and NanoEdge display, the blazingly fast laptops offer optimized performance, immersive visuals, and unrivalled overall excellence.

Speaking on the launch, Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer & Gaming PC, System Business Group, Asus Indiacommented, “We aim to surpass ourselves with every new offering. The new lineup is definitely no exception. With the latest entries into the VivoBook Ultra and ZenBook series, our intent is to deliver super-powered performance, exhilarating visuals, and a host of upgrades to existing features to our users. From top-tier hardware designed for superior portability to optimized processing power suited for carrying out simple operations as well as heavy-duty tasks with equal ease – the devices check all of the boxes. Both the series are precision-tailored for Generation Z who are increasingly becoming key members of India’s workforce. With ASUS products on their hands, they can carry out their personal as well as professional tasks with ease and aplomb!”

Rahul Malhotra, Director – Retail, Intel India said, “The latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics bring unmatched capabilities for productivity, rich collaboration, content creation, gaming and entertainment. Systems powered by 11th Gen Intel Core are built to maximize real-world performance on applications and features people use the most, offering a major leap forward in user experience on thin and light laptops

Some of the prominent features of ZenBook 14 (UX425)are as follows:

Ultraslim, ultralight, ultraportable

The ASUS ZenBook 14 UX425 is constructed out of diamond-cut aluminum alloy. In keeping with the soothing and sophisticated aesthetics of the ZenBook series, the new laptop features a unique concentric-circle finish on the lid. Weighing merely 1.13 kg, the ZenBook 14 carries a super sleek form factor thanks toits thin and lightweight design equipped with a side profile of less than 14 mm, making it fit to be used anytime, anywhere.

Supermobility complemented by super-powered processing

Powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, the new ZenBook 14’s enhanced performance can take care of multitasking, productivity and entertainment all at once. Equipped with an ultrafast PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD, and the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax),the new laptop delivers excellent all-round performance.

 

Precision-engineered ErgoLift hinge

ZenBook 14 features a precision-engineered ErgoLift hinge that automatically lifts the laptop slightly when it’s opened, tilting the keyboard to the optimum typing angle. This action also raises the chassis for optimized cooling and enhanced audio quality.

 

Stunning visuals primed for superior immersion

With up to 90% screen-to-body ratio on the new ZenBook 14, the device delivers exhilarating visual experience to users. The four-sided NanoEdge display on the laptops are considerably slimmed down with the side bezels now measuring merely 2.5mm. In addition, the Full-HD IPS LED panel offers exceptional color reproduction with immersive viewing angles.

 

Seamless connectivity

The 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors also bring two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports on the ZenBook 14 to offer speeds of up to 40 Gbps. The laptop also features a standard HDMI 2.0 port, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, and a microSD card reader. With Thunderbolt 4, the laptop can easily output to two 4K displays or an 8K display, connect to storage devices, or expand connections, and more. Along with the cutting-edge dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax), which is 2.7x faster over WiFi 5 (802.11ac), ZenBook 14 also incorporates ASUS WiFi Master technology that makes WiFi connections at greater distances faster and more reliable to use.

 

Charger is no longer a necessity

With the new ZenBook 14, traveling without a charger is no longer a big deal. The device comes equipped with a 67-watt-hour battery and offersan all-day battery life of up to 21 hours. The fast-charge feature can restore up to 60% of the battery in merely 49 minutes, allowing you to be on time everywhere!

 

VivoBook Ultra 14/15 (X413/X513)andVivoBook Ultra K15 (K513)share some common features. These include:

Designed with special care for Generation Z

ASUS VivoBook Ultra 14/15 and VivoBookUltra K15 are follow-ups after the VivoBook S S14 /Vivobook S S15 series. The new generation of laptops are equipped withsignificantenhancements to design and comprise a multi-colorrange of options including Bespoke Black, Dreamy White, and Cobalt Blue for Vivobook Ultra 14/15. Notching up the portability factor, the ultra-slim laptops under VivoBook Ultra 14/15 and Vivobook Ultra K15 options are designed to be super lightweight as well as highly durable.Likewise, theVivobook Ultra K15 chassis (A, C, D part) combines aluminum alloy and plastic to achieve the same levels of durability and lightness.Models in the series are available in Indie Black, Transparent Silver, and Hearty Gold color options.

 

Unlock optimum computing power and upgraded performance

Armed with the power of Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 processors with Intel® Iris® Xegraphics, VivoBook Ultra 14/15 and VivoBook K513laptops offer Turbo boost frequency of up to 4.7 GHz. The laptopsare also equipped with NVIDIA MX330 GPU that booststhe graphics support to the next level. When paired with up to 8GB RAM and a super-fast PCIe SSD solution, the machine pushes the frontiers of optimum performance. Alongside the zippy SSD, both options offer the provision of expandable storage with a 1TB SATA HDD.

 

Immersive visuals deliver superior experience

The 14” and 15.6” Full-HD NanoEdge display on the new VivoBook laptopsis designed to deliver unrivalled visual experience to users. The slimmed-down top and side display bezels, along with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 85%,make it a notably compact package capable of delivering both superior immersion and an unforgettable impression. The Full-HD LED panel offers good color reproduction, making the visuals leap out from the screen.

 

Comprehensive suite of connectivity options

Always stay connected with a full-fledged set of I/O ports on the VivoBook Ultra 14/15 and VivoBook Ultra K15. The in-built Intel WiFi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) wireless network card offers a smoother WiFi connectivity experience. The devices make seamless connectivity possible, achieving speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps, up to 3X higher throughput and 4X network capacity over WiFi 5 (802.11ac). The new laptops also feature an HDMI 1.4 port, two USB 2.0 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type- A and a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port.

 

Rediscover the typing experience 

The new VivoBook Ultra 14/15 and VivoBookUltra K15 are equippedwith a comfortable, full-sized keyboard. The key pitch is almost 19 mm wide (distance between the middle of a key to the middle of its adjacent key). This pitch achieves the same accuracy and offers the same luxury of space during typing as is found on desktop PC keyboards, despite the compact form of the laptops. The keyboard is not only backlit as well for convenient typing in dark environmentsbut is also spill-resistant.

 

ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT)

ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT) is an ultra-efficient thermal design and power-saving solution. It uses ASUS exclusive algorithms combined with between five and nine smart sensors, an aerodynamic IceBlades fan design and up to a 65-watt power supply to intelligently increase CPU performance with improved stability, while allowing all-day battery life and a quieter and cooler laptop. This technology empowers the devices to maintain high-performance status for as long as they run.This is available in only Only for Core i5 and i7 11th gen

 

Models Starting Price Availability

Zenbook 14 

(UX425) 82,990/- Channel / Flipkart / Amazon / LFR

VivoBook Ultra K15

(K513) 42,990/- Channel / LFR

VivoBook Ultra 15

(X513) 43,990/- Channel / Appario / LFR

VivoBook Ultra 14

(X413) 59,990/- Flipkart

 

ASUS ZenBook 14 detailed specifications:

CPU Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 processor

Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor

Display options 14” LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) IPS 

300 nits panel, 100% sRGB

2.5 mm-thin bezel with 90% screen-to-body ratio

Operating system Windows 10 Home + MS Office 2019

Graphics Intel® Iris® Xegraphics

Main memory Up to 16GB 4266MHz LPDDR4X onboard

Storage Up to 512GB SSDPCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD

Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0

Camera HD infrared (IR) webcam (supports Windows Hello)

I/O ports 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C with display/full range (5V~20V) of charging

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A

1 x standard HDMI 2.0a

1 x MicroSD Reader

Touchpad NumberPad 2.0

Audio Certified by Harman Kardon

Smart amplifier for maximum audio performance

Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support

AI Noise Canceling Audio

Battery 67Wh lithium-polymer battery with up to 21 hours battery life

AC adapter 65W type C power adapter

Output: 19V DC, 3.42A

Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal

Dimensions 319 x 208 x 13.9mm

Weight Approx. from 1.13kg

 

SPECIFICATIONS

ASUS VivoBook Ultra K15

Processor Intel® Core™ i3 1115G4 / i5 1135G7 / i7 1165G7 

Graphics Intel UHD Graphics

Intel® Iris® XeGraphics

NVIDIA MX330

Operating system Windows 10 Home + MS Office 2019

Display 15.6" Full-HD LED-backlit display with 45% NTSC coverage

Camera HD camera

Memory Up to 8 GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM

Storage Up to 512 GB M.2 NVME PCIe® X2 SSD

Up to 1TB SATA HDD

Wireless Dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth® 5.0

Connectivity 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A  

1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C™ 

2 x USB 2.0 

1 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Headphone out jack

1 x Micro SD Card reader

Audio formats Array microphone with Cortana voice recognition, Certified by Harman Kardon

Battery 42 Wh Li-ion battery (3-cells)

Colors Hearty Gold, Transparent Silver, Indie Black (metal lid)

Size 359 x 235 x 17.9 mm

Weight 1.7 kg

 

ASUS VivoBook 14/15 detailed specifications:

 ASUS VivoBookUltra 14 X413 ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 X513

CPU Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 processor 

Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor

Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 processor

Display options 14” Full-HD LED-backlit display with 45% NTSC coverage 15.6” Full-HD LED-backlit display with 45% NTSC coverage

Operating system Windows 10 Home+ MS Office

Graphics Intel UHD Graphics

Intel® Iris® XeGraphics

NVIDIA MX330

Main memory Up to 8GB 3200MHz DDR4 

Storage Up to 512 GB M.2 NVME PCIe® X2 SSD

Up to 1TB SATA HDD

Connectivity Dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth® 5.0

Camera HD camera

I/O ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A  

1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C™ 

2 x USB 2.0 

1 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Headphone out jack

1 x Micro SD card reader

Audio Array microphone with Cortana voice recognition, Certified by Harman Kardon

Battery 42 Wh Li-ion battery (3-cells)

Colours Bespoke Black, Dreamy White, and Cobalt Blue

Dimensions 324 x 215 x 19.1mm 359 x 235 x 19.9mm

Weight Approx. 1.4kg Approx. 1.7kg

 

About ASUS

ASUS is a multinational company known for the world’s best motherboards, PCs, monitors, graphics cards and routers. Along with an expanding range of superior gaming, content-creation and AIoT solutions, ASUS leads the industry through cutting-edge design and innovations made to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt and joyful smart life for everyone. With a global workforce that includes more than 5,000 R&D professionals, ASUS is driven to become the world’s most admired innovative leading technology enterprise. Inspired by the In Search of Incredible brand spirit, ASUS won more than 11 awards every day in 2019 and ranks as one of Forbes’ World’s Best Regarded Companies and Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.