At Computex 2018 this week Asus has unveiled a new laptop they have created in the form of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 which comes equipped with a new touchscreen ScreenPad providing similar features of that offered by the Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the new touchscreen which provides shortcuts to your favourite applications, settings and controls.
The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 ScreenPad measures 5.5 inches across and equipped with a display offering users a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Other features of the new laptop include a 15.6-inch 4K LCD display which also can be touchscreen and offers a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels LCD or 1080p depending on your requirements. Internally the laptop is powered by choice of Intel Core i9-8950HK or Core i7-8750H or Core i5-8300H supported by Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB with up to 16 GB RAM.
“The ScreenPad has a configurable toolbar at the top that can be dragged down to access the app launcher, which is also configurable with any installed application. ASUS has built-in support for popular professional applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and an included calendar app that syncs to a Windows calendar account.”
Connections on the laptop include 2x USB Type-A, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 1.4, MicroSD card reader and connectivity provided by support for 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5. A single charge of the 71Wh battery is capable of powering the laptop for up to 10 hours at a time. The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad will be available to purchase next month, mid-July 2018 with prices starting from $2,299.