Ever prayed for a refresh on last year’s models of a Macbook Pro but not natively running on OSX? Thankfully the Asus gods have heard your prayers and hit the “challenge accepted” button in making a compelling argument as your next power computer that comfortably fits inside the bag.
Their answer? The Asus Zenbook Pro.
Starting at $1,299 USD price point, there’s no surprise that your next portable multimedia editor will come with breaking the bank, and then some.
This workhorse was made for videographers, photographers, multimedia editors, and other graphic heavy applications clad in all metal and beautiful angles.
The Zenbook Pro enlists the aid of Intel Core i7 7700HQ, at the top of the line, that can be paired with 16GB DDR4-2400 RAM, up to 1TB SSD storage, and the ever so powerful Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB DDR5 VRAM GPU.
Display will cram 15.6-inches of 4K goodness in a 14-inch chassis.
All of the specs mentioned are packed into an 18.9mm frams that will weigh at 1.8kg. This beats Acer’s Nitro 5, and Dell’s Inspiron 15 7000 both in weight and thckness.
To keep the thickness to a close minimal, ports will come in two USB Type-C™ USB 3.1 Gen 2 with Thunderbolt, two USB Type-A USB 3.1 Gen, an HDMI port, Combo audio jack, and a Micro SD Card reader.
Asus claims the UX550 will last about 12-14 hours of regular usage that will charge uo to 60% in just 49 minutes of pluggin in.
The addition of the fingerprint scanner situated on the upper right hand corner of the glass enclosed trackpad adds a nifty feature.
We’re all anxiously expecting the Asus Zenbook pro to land on Philippine shores sometime July with the official starting price of P104,995 for the version that’s rocking the Core i5 configuration.