ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 Launch

Monday, September 03, 2018



ASUS finally announced the groundbreaking NEW ZenBook Pro 15, a high-performance Windows 10 laptop for professionals which features a futuristic new ScreenPad. Perfect for multi-taskers like myself, the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 revolutionizes the way users work and interact with their laptop.


The launch of the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 was definitely memorable with the gigantic, larger than life ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 modal on stage. It clearly demonstrated how powerful the ZenBook Pro 15 with their ScreenPad and up to 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processors.


ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 Key Points:

  • ScreenPad with high-resolution auxiliary touchscreen with touchpad providing an exciting new way of working with a laptop
  • Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processors, 16GB RAM, GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti and 1TB
  • Slim and elegant all-aluminium unibody designs featuring iconic spun-metal finish in Deep Dive Blue with Rose Gold detailing
  • Comprehensive connectivity: Up to 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-A and standard HDMI ports


Featuring a 15-inch 4K UHD PANTONE® Validated display, up to an Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics the ZenBook Pro is designed for professional artists, designers, programmers, or any kind of creator who's excited by new technology.


The key highlight of the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 is the ScreenPad which is the first to integrate Touchpad, Touch Screen and Extended Screen. The ScreenPad cleverly combines a touchpad with high-resolution, full-color touchscreen which offers novelty ways of interacting intelligently with both Windows app and dedicated programs called Screen Pad Apps. A simple press of the F6 function key toggles ScreenPad between touchscreen mode and touchpad mode.

ScreenPad specification:
–5.5" FHD (1920 x 1080) Super IPS+ display
–178 ̊ wide-view technology
–Glass-covered for fingerprint and smudge resistance
–Precision touchpad (PTP) technology supports up to four-finger smart gestures


The ScreenPad is fully customizable with adaptive functions to enhance workflow and productivity for users to personalize their experience. You can use the ScreenPad is many different ways. Special dedicated ScreenPad Apps run within the ScreenPad itself, with a variety of useful tools such as the Calculator, Music Player, NumKey and Launcher. 

Apps Compatible with ScreenPad:
  1. ScreenPad Toolbar
  2. ScreenPad Launcher
  3. ScreenPad Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  4. ScreenPad Numkey
  5. ScreenPad Calendar
  6. ScreenPad Music Player
  7. ScreenPad Online Video Player
  8. ScreenPad Calculator 
  9. ScreenPad for Spotify
  10. ScreenPad Handwriting 


You know that feeling where you need to key in numbers and your laptop doesn't have a NumKey pad? For those laptops with NumKey pads, they are usually bulkier but now with the ZenBook Pro 15, you can actually use the ScreenPad to launch the NumKey pad instead making it a handy numerical keypad for data entry. You are also able to be more productive with the ScreenPad as selected desktop apps - at present limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint offer closer integration with ScreenPad and editing controls that change according to the app and task performed. 


Not only that, the Screen Extender mode allows ScreenPad to be used as an extension to the main display! You can use it as a second screen which does not affect your main screen. Via the browser extension, you can even use the ScreenPad YouTube Player for Chrome which actually puts the video playback controls for YouTube videos on the ScreenPad instead of taking up space on your main video.


Other than the ScreenPad, you can be amazed with the 4k Panel with 100% Adobe RGB (132% SRGB) screen. The ZenBook Pro 15 also boast of being Pantone Validated meaning the the built-in ASUS Calibration Technology on ZenBook Pro 15 provides color-accuracy tuning and uniformity compensation. This means, you can be sure the colors you’re seeing are accurate. With the wide color gamut, this makes even the creative professionals satisfied with the images produced on the ZenBook Pro 15.



Lastly, the ZenBook Pro 15 is built in with Harmon Kardom speaker which means you can clearly anticipate how the sound system will be when you play audio on the ZenBook Pro 15. I can just imagine blasting my beats on Spotify with the ZenBook Pro 15 or even enjoying some movie time.

In conclusion, I personally was attracted with the features of the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 because I am a super multi-tasker and I would really benefit from the additional ScreenPad. Not only that, the design is sleek and I also like the 4K display with Pantone Validated because I can't think of how many times I have issues of my images in the laptop not being the same as in real life. 


The ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 will be at the following prices:

UX580G-EE2084T Blue (RM10,999)
i9-8950HQ / 16G DDR4 / 1TB PCIE SSD / GTX1050 Ti
WIN10 / UHD / Touch & ScreenPad

UX580G-EE2030T Blue (RM8.899)
i7-8750H / 16G DDR4 / 1TB PCIE SSD / GTX1050 Ti
WIN10 / UHD / Touch & ScreenPad

UX580G-DBN044T Blue (RM5,999)
i7-8750H / 8G DDR / 512GB PCIE SSD / GTX1050
WIN10 / UHD / Touch & ScreenPad

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 Specifications:
Design : Deep Dive Blue + Rose Gold Diamond-cut
Display : 15.6” 4K UHD Touchscreen (100% Adobe RGB , Delta E < 2)
CPU : 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i9 hexa-core processor
Graphics : NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Memory : Up to 16GB, 2400MHz DDR4
Storage : Up to 1TB PCIe x4 SSD
Connectivity : USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with ThunderboltTM 3802.11ac
Gigabit-class WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
Windows Hello : Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions : 365 x 251 x 18.9 mm
Weight : 1.8 kg

ASUS Store Locations


ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 website: www.asus.com/my/Laptops/ASUS-ZenBook-Pro-15
ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 product video: https://youtu.be/xUYClPbddeU
ASUS ScreenPad tutorial website: www.asus.com/ScreenPad-Tutorial/


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