"World's smallest laptops" now available in India
Expanding its portfolio of ultrabooks in India, Taiwan-based ASUS has launched its new range of ZenBook laptops. Touted as the "world's smallest laptops", the ZenBook 13, ZenBook 14 and ZenBook 15 variants feature NanoEdge displays, aerospace-grade aluminum bodies and 8th generation Intel Core processors. Notably, all the three models are now available via major offline and online sales channels. Here's our roundup.
Why ASUS calls them the world's smallest laptops
"These models feature four-sided frameless ultraslim bezels which means screen size has increased significantly while the actual devices haven't," the company said. "The NanoEdge display allows a compact design, with the result that these ZenBook models have the smallest footprint in its class."
ASUS ZenBook: At a glance
The new ASUS ZenBook laptops are available in 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch screen sizes with full-HD or 4K UHD "NanoEdge" displays (depending on the model). All the models - ZenBook 13, ZenBook 14 and ZenBook 15 - feature ErgoLift Hinges, aerospace-grade aluminum bodies and come certified with MIL-STD-810G standard. Moreover, all of these ultrabooks are offered in Royal Blue and Icicle Silver color options.
ASUS ZenBook: Under the hood
The new ZenBook laptops are powered by 8th generation Intel Core CPUs (upto Core i7), paired with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics card. As for memory and storage, these Windows 10-based laptops come with 8GB or 16GB RAM options and 256GB or 512GB or 1TB SSD options, depending on the model.
ASUS ZenBook: Connectivity options, audio and more
As far as connectivity options are concerned, all models come with one USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type 3 (3rd gen) port, an HDMI port, a microSD card reader, gigabit-class Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. Further, these new ZenBooks come with Harmon Kardon speakers, built-in microphones, backlit chiclet keyboard, and glass-covered Touchpad with exclusive dual-function number pad.
Pricing and availability
In terms of pricing, the ZenBook 13 starts at Rs. 71,990 while the ZenFone 14 comes at a starting price of Rs. 72,990. The top-end ZenFone 15 is priced at Rs. 1,39,900. All models are available via Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm and other offline sales channels. Notably, Flipkart is giving upto Rs. 5,000 discount on prepaid orders and upto Rs. 7,500 off on exchange offer.