Monday, May 14th 2018

ASUS Announces New ZenBook Pro 15 (UX550G)

ASUS today announced the new ZenBook Pro 15 (UX550G), a high-performance 15.6-inch laptop that's now faster than ever. ZenBook Pro 15 offers discerning professional users the ultimate combination of serious performance and supremely elegant design, now harnessing the amazing power of up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i9 processor, up to gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics, the fastest PCI Express (PCIe ) 3.0 x4 SSDs, high-speed 2400MHz DDR4 RAM, 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C (USB-C) ports. An integrated fingerprint sensor allows fast and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello.

State-of-the-art visuals are provided by the 15.6-inch NanoEdge PANTONE Validated multitouch display, featuring up to a 4K UHD resolution, 100% Adobe RGB and 132% sRGB color gamut, a Delta-E (ΔE) color difference of less than 2.0 and an ultrathin 7.3mm bezel that gives ZenBook Pro 15 an 83% screen-to-body ratio. Powerful immersive sound is delivered by the Harman Kardon-certified audio system.
ZenBook Pro 15 retains the same stunning compact design as the previous generation, featuring an all-aluminum unibody with a brand-new luxurious Deep Dive Blue spun-metal finish and contrasting Rose Gold diamond-cut edges. A high-capacity 71Wh lithium-polymer battery gives ZenBook Pro 15 astonishing all-working-day endurance with up to 10 hours battery life . It also incorporates fast-charge technology to minimize recharge times.

Designed to entice. Crafted to perform.
ZenBook Pro 15 is built to deliver the ultimate on-the-go performance. At its heart is up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i9-8950HQ hexa-core processor - 29% faster than the previous generation, and with an operating frequency that can be boosted up to 4.5GHz. This amazing processor is backed with up to 16GB of high-performance 2400MHz DDR4 RAM and a blisteringly fast up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD.

ZenBook Pro 15 uses up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti gaming-grade graphics with up to 4GB of GDDR5 video memory. This delivers all the horsepower needed for even the most graphics-intensive tasks, such as 3D rendering, 4K UHD video playback or ultra-detailed 4K UHD gaming. Designers, developers and gamers will enjoy the best possible graphics performance with ZenBook Pro 15.

Enduring elegance, timeless style
The elegant finish and refined profile of ZenBook Pro 15 belies the power inside. Its precision-crafted, solid-aluminum unibody features the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid, and comes in a brand-new luxurious Deep Dive Blue color scheme with contrasting Rose Gold diamond-cut edges.

Featuring a 15.6-inch NanoEdge display with an ultrathin 7.3mm bezel that gives it an incredible 83% screen-to-body ratio, ZenBook Pro 15 is remarkably compact for such a high-performance laptop, with dimensions comparable to some 14-inch laptops. And at just 18.9mm thin with a travel-friendly weight of only 1.86 kg, ZenBook Pro 15 is a gorgeous powerhouse that can be taken anywhere and everywhere.

Immersive audiovisual performance
With an astonishing resolution of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels - 4X more than Full HD - the 4K UHD NanoEdge display on the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 is something to behold. The pixel density of 282ppi ensures that everything is pin-sharp - from the finest details in photos and videos to the tiniest text - and the ultrawide 100% Adobe RGB and 132% sRGB color gamut combined with a Delta-E color difference of less than 2.0 give the PANTONE Validated display incredibly accurate and natural-looking colors. Its 178° wide-view technology allows users to enjoy a perfect picture even at acute viewing angles.

ZenBook Pro 15 delivers amazing audio performance through its Harman Kardon-certified ASUS SonicMaster sound system, which features high-quality speakers powered by a smart amplifier for sound that's 1.4X louder than the previous generation of ZenBook Pro. It also delivers a 1.6X-wider frequency response, ensuring rich, crystal-clear full-range sound even at high volume levels.

Ultrafast connections
With faster-than-wired speeds of up to 1734Mbps - up to 12X faster than 802.11n - the dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi in ZenBook Pro 15 allows smooth streaming of 4K UHD online videos, with greater range and more stable network connections.

The two USB-C ports on ZenBook Pro 15 incorporate the latest Thunderbolt 3 technology for versatile, ultrafast connections. Along with up to 40Gbps data transfer speeds - up to 2X faster than Thunderbolt 2 and 8X faster than USB 3.1 Gen 1 - Thunderbolt 3 supports power delivery and dual 4K UHD external displays, making ZenBook Pro 15 a superb choice for graphics professionals. There are also two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports and an HDMI port for the ultimate, hassle-free connectivity. An integrated fingerprint sensor in the touchpad allows fast and secure password-free login with just a single touch via Windows Hello.
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11 Comments on ASUS Announces New ZenBook Pro 15 (UX550G)

#1
wiak
No Ryzen, No Fun :(
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#2
Tsukiyomi91
interesting, but I rather opt for something more beefier in the GPU department, slightly thicker frame for sturdiness & more options on storage.
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#3
0x4452
Pretty close to what I've been looking for. Let's see what price they give it :)
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#4
jabbadap
"wiak said:
No Ryzen, No Fun :(
Well AMD has no comparable mobile processors and desktop ryzens are out of question on this form factor...
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#7
Nephilim666
A portable media workstation right? With a max of 16GB RAM. Pass.
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Vya Domus
"Nephilim666 said:
A portable media workstation right? With a max of 16GB RAM. Pass.
It's a ultrabook after all. Good luck finding something better , there are still thousand dollar ultrabooks out there that come with 4GB soldered and that's it , this is generous.
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#9
Nephilim666
"Vya Domus said:
It's a ultrabook after all. Good luck finding something better , there are still thousand dollar ultrabooks out there that come with 4GB soldered and that's it , this is generous.
They missed an opportunity. The screen is good, the CPU choices are ok, 16GB will choke in bloated apps like Adobe Creative Suite.
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#10
bug
Calling them ZenBooks and equipping them with Intel Core CPUs is bound to rub a few fanboys the wrong way :D
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#11
Xajel
"Vya Domus said:
It's a ultrabook after all. Good luck finding something better , there are still thousand dollar ultrabooks out there that come with 4GB soldered and that's it , this is generous.
XPS 15 can have 32GB
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