Product Review: ASUS New Zen Book Pro 5.5 inch touchscreen with Pro Features
Are you a big fan of Razer Switchblade UI? Did you ever dream of a PC with its own secondary display? You desire has surely turned into a reality for ASUS New Zen Book Pro is just designed to make your dream a reality. Yes, a Pro Book with a 5.5-inch touchscreen instead of traditional touchscreen which operates its own app. Well, the limelight of this laptop is that it has been designed for creative professionals.
Zen Pro was unveiled at Computex 2018 as the Asus premium laptop range. What makes the laptop distinct is its smartphone sized touch screen which is pleasantly implanted. Unlike the limited features of Mac Book Pro, Asus has nothing to do with the physical keys. It exactly operates likes a regular laptop but with a smart touchpad. From multi-functional to touch-enabled display with integrated Window.
- 5 Inch FHD Screen pad
- 6-inch touch screen display, UHD (3840 x 2160) and FHD (1920 x 1080 pixel)
- Intel Core eighth generation i5, i7 and i9 options.
- Rose Gold Trim colour and Deep Dive Blue options.
- Nvidia GeForce 1050Ti, 1050 GTX.
- Up to 1TB SSD Storage.
- Up to 16GB DDR4 RAM.
- Weight 1.88kg, 4.1 pounds
- Wireless 11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Port 2x USB Type-A, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 1.4, MicroSD card reader
- Battery 71Wh, rated for 10 hours
- Audio Harman Kardon-certified Asus SonicMaster Premium audio system
With a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 5.5-inch screen ASUS laptop has a lot to offer to its creative professionals. The Screen Pad can be turned into calculator, app launcher, numeric keypad and calendar while you can also simultaneously play YouTube video via Chrome extension which can be simply extended to Zen Pro Display. You can switch modes by pressing F6 instead of hunting down for menus and getting it more complicated. The presence of extender mode can somewhat be a bit of confusing as if you drag the window browser it will directly go off the main display and on the screen pad.
The promising screen pad offered by ASUS is a bang on. Its nice matte finish reduces gives you a vibrant feeling to use it. Additionally, ASUS has worked with Microsoft to develop Office integration in screen pad, so that one can easily access to PowerPoint, Excel, Word adjustments and shortcuts. Besides the touchpad, Asus has plenty of pro features to flaunt. The 15.6-inch laptop has 4K touchscreen with sparkling colour fidelity. While the aluminium cover has created a signature design for Asus. Moving onto the Audio section, the amazing sound quality with Screen Pad music controller has loud enriched sound with no feebleness, while it provides battery backup of 13 hours.
Well, Asus New Zen Pro Book is soon to hit the market from mid-July with the starting price of $2299.