Today at Computex 2018, Asus announced the new ZenBook Pro
series with Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system and
it comes with an interactive ScreenPad. It’s one of the first
Windows 10 devices to feature the ScreenPad. The all-new Asus
ZenBook Pro 15 will be available globally starting July 2018.
The laptop is powered by Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. The high-performance laptop from
Asus is for professionals and it features a 15-inch 4K UHD
display, which is a PANTONE validated display, and it comes
with support for Adobe RGB colour gamut.
Asus has worked with Harmon Kardon to include the best
audio system in the device. The device runs Windows 10 so it
also supports Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana.
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 Specifications and Features
The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 features 8th Generation Intel
Core i9 hexa-core processor, coupled up with 16GB of RAM. Asus
has also included the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU for
the supreme gaming experience. It also comes with 1TB PCIe
3.0 x4 SSD.
The ZenBook Pro 15 also supports the gigabit-class
802.11ac Wi-Fi and it comes with USB-C, along with the
traditional HDMI output and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A. You are also
getting the fingerprint sensor and Windows Hello for signing in
effortlessly and securely. The device comes with Windows
Defender, which itself offers comprehensive protection.
Regarding the display, it’s 15.6-inch NanoEdge 4K UHD
ultraslim-bezel touchscreen and it uses PANTONE technology that
offers a professional colour accuracy.
The laptop is also designed for creativity, and it comes
with Windows Ink and the optional ASUS Pen.
The first Windows 10 laptop with ScreenPad
As noted above, it’s one of the first laptops to feature the
ScreenPad that uses Windows Precision Touchpad (PTP) on a
5.5-inch FHD touchscreen. Interestingly, the touchpad itself
has been transformed into a 5.5-inch high-resolution screen. It
comes with customizable settings to allow you to interact with
Windows 10’s ScreenPad feature.
The feature is of course not a copy of Apple Macbook’s
TouchPad, in fact, the technology is more advanced on Windows
10 than MacOS.
The F6 function key will toggle the ScreenPad. It can be
used in both touchscreen mode and touchpad mode. Microsoft has
also updated the first party apps such as Word, Excel and
PowerPoint to work with ScreenPad, that means you’ll be able to
work on your documents easily with adaptive menus and editing