Asus has announced updates to most of its major laptop, 2-in-1, and desktop product lines, incorporating Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors for better performance, batter life, and efficiency gains. The refresh includes new Zenbook models, a new Transformer Pro 2-in-1, three new versions of its Zen AiO all-in-one desktop, and the GT51CH gaming desktop.
There are some variations worth mentioning here. The ZenBook UX510 features better Nvidia graphics than the UX330, and it comes with a 4K display that’s 2.3 inches larger than the 330’s 13.3-inch screen. The ZenBook Flip, meanwhile, is the only 2-in-1 model in the ZenBook family that’s receiving Intel’s latest processor. Here’s the full list of machines receiving the new processor, excluding the GT51CH:
- ZenBook UX330 laptop (available now starting at $749)
- ZenBook UX310 laptop (available now starting at $699)
- ZenBook UX510 laptop (available now starting at $999)
- ZenBook Flip UX360UA 2-in-1 (available in May starting at $899)
- Transformer Pro T304 2-in-1 (available in May starting at $999)
- Zen AiO Pro Z240IE all-in-one desktop (available in May starting at $1,799)
- Zen AiO ZN270IE all-in-one desktop (available in May starting at $999)
- Zen AiO ZN241IC all-in-one desktop (available in May starting at $999)
The company has also unveiled the VivoPC X, a VR-ready compact desktop, fitting in an Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake processor and a NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card in a size that’s not much bigger than a current-gen console.
There’s 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The compact chassis weighs in under five pounds, and checks in graphically on the low end of the VR ready spectrum. However, it should be fine for basic VR games with four USB 3.1 ports and two USB 2.0 ports for VR accessories and controllers. There’s also two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort that support Nvidia G-Sync displays. Heat is dissipated with side vents that circulate air inside, alongside a special heat pipe that draws it away from the processor.
The VivoPC X will be available in March for $799.
Source: The Verge