A day after announcing the ROG gaming lineup, Asus has unveiled its premium ZenBook and affordable VivoBook laptops at the first-ever virtual CES. Asus 2021 Zenbook lineup includes top-of-the-line ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 and ZenBook Pro Duo 15 UX582 laptops. The Taiwanese giant also announced the VivoBook S14 mainstream laptop. Asus didn’t reveal prices and availability details, and these details are likely to be rolled out on regional basis.
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582)
The refreshed ZenBook Pro Duo 15 comes with a larger second IPS screen called ScreenPad+ which has an automatic tilting mechanism to ensure easy airflow and good viewing angles. As per Asus, the new Pro Duo 15 has updated software which now ensures secondary screen performs better in terms of productivity and multitasking.
The primary screen is a 15.6-inch 4K HDR OLED panel that delivers crisp and vibrant images. Under the hood, the Zenbook Pro Duo 15 packs up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, up to 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB PCIe SSD. For connectivity, there are multiple USB Type C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support and Wi-Fi 6.
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 14 (UX482)
The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX 482) more or less has a similar feature set as the Zenbook Pro Duo 15. It also packs an updated secondary with the same auto-tilt mechanism. Asus has packed in 11th Gen Intel Core CPUs. It comes with Intel Evo certification thanks to integrated Intel Xe graphics or an Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU. It claims to last for 17 hours on a single charge.
Asus ZenBook 13 OLED and ZenBook Flip 15
Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UX325 and UM325 were also unveiled at CES 2021. They both have a 13.3-inch full-HD OLED panel and a similar design. What really sets them apart is the CPU. The UX325 is based on the AMD Ryzen 5000-series and while the UM325 gets to boast of Intel 11th Gen Core CPU. Both of these ultrabooks weigh 1.11kg and measure 13.9mm in thickness.
The ZenBook Flip 15 with a 360-degree hinge also made its debut at the CES 2021. It comes with a 15.6-inch full-HD touchscreen driven by up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU.