ASUS Announces Groundbreaking New 2018 ZenBook Pro Series, Featuring a Second Screen on the TouchPad For Ultimate Productivity

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  • Touch the future: ScreenPad combines a high-resolution auxiliary touchscreen with a touchpad to provide an exciting new way of working with a laptop
  • Effortless performance: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processors, 16GB RAM, GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti and 1TB PCIe x4 SSD for unstoppable computing
  • Beauty that inspires: Slim and elegant all-aluminum unibody designs featuring iconic spun-metal finish in luxurious Deep Dive Blue with Rose Gold detailing
  • Comprehensive connectivity: Up to 11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-A and standard HDMI ports


Manila, Philippines, June 5, 2018 — ASUS today announced the groundbreaking new ZenBook Pro Series, a family of high-performance laptops for professionals that introduces the futuristic new ScreenPad — an ASUS innovation that revolutionizes the way users work and interact with their laptop.

ScreenPad cleverly combines a touchpad with a high-resolution, full-color touchscreen to offer novel ways of interacting intelligently with both Windows apps and dedicated programs called ScreenPad Apps. Adaptive functions with context-sensitive tools enhance workflow and productivity, and ScreenPad is fully customizable to allow users to personalize their experience.

The new ZenBook Pro Series continues the all-conquering legacy of the ZenBook Pro family, offering class-leading performance in slim, lightweight and supremely elegant packages. Powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors with up to 16GB RAM, gaming-grade NVIDIA® discrete graphics, and the fastest PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSDs, ZenBook Pro is designed to handle the most demanding tasks with ease. Comprehensive connectivity includes up to gigabit-class 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and standard HDMI output.

ZenBook Pro Series laptops also feature face recognition and built-in support for Amazon Alexa[i] voice services, giving users new, smart ways to interact with their laptop. They can sign in effortlessly using just their face with Windows Hello, or enjoy hands-free control using Alexa’s voice recognition to get more done: hear the weather, listen to music, schedule appointments and more.

ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad (UX580) is the first ScreenPad-enabled model in the series, featuring a 15-inch 4K UHD PANTONE® Validated display, up to an Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. The 14-inch ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480) will launch later in 2018, with up to the latest Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics.

ZenBook Pro is designed for professional artists, designers, programmers, or any kind of creator who’s excited by new technology. ScreenPad also offers an exciting opportunity for developers to create new ScreenPad Apps or ways of integrating with desktop apps, delivering endless possibilities to users.

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ScreenPad: Touch the future

ScreenPad is a Windows Precision Touchpad (PTP) combined with an interactive 5.5-inch FHD touchscreen that offers a revolutionary new way to work with a laptop. ScreenPad has helpful functions that can intelligently adapt to match whatever the user is doing, making it easier and quicker to multitask and get things done. A simple press of the F6 function key toggles ScreenPad between touchscreen mode and touchpad mode.

ScreenPad can be used in several different ways. Special dedicated ScreenPad Apps run within ScreenPad itself, with a variety of useful tools including Calculator, Music Player, NumKey, Launcher and ASUS Sync. Launcher allows users to open or switch between desktop apps via user-customizable shortcuts, and ASUS Sync provides integration with smartphones running the free ASUS Sync app. NumKey turns ScreenPad into a handy numeric keypad for data entry. Screen Extender mode allows ScreenPad to be used as an extension to the main display, further aiding multitasking and productivity.

Selected desktop apps — at present limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, but with other popular apps in the pipeline — offer even closer integration with ScreenPad, with adaptive menus and editing controls on ScreenPad that change automatically according to the app and what task is being performed. With ScreenPad, workflow efficiency is enhanced for better productivity.

Another innovative form of adaptive ScreenPad integration is via browser extensions, such as the ScreenPad YouTube Player for Chrome: this puts video playback controls for YouTube videos at the user’s fingertips.

Live updates ensure ScreenPad is always running the latest version, and new apps can be downloaded from the Windows Store. A ScreenPad SDK is available for developers wishing to create new apps and explore the endless possibilities of ScreenPad.

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ZenBook Pro 15: Effortless performance

ZenBook Pro 15 is built to deliver the ultimate on-the-go performance for discerning professional users. It’s powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i9 hexa-core processor, with up to 16GB of high-performance 2400Hz DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD that easily outperforms the PCIe x2 and SATA 3 SSDs used in rival laptops: its ultrafast performance lets ZenBook Pro 15 boot instantly and open apps in a heartbeat.

ZenBook Pro 15 uses up to the latest gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti GPU for graphics performance that’s nearly twice as fast as a GeForce GTX 960M. This DirectX® 12-compatible GPU delivers all the horsepower needed for even the most graphics-intensive tasks, such as 3D rendering or 4K UHD video playback, and flawless gaming visuals.

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ZenBook Pro 15: Beauty that inspires

Elegance, sophistication and precision craftsmanship are the hallmarks of every ZenBook. The prestigious Deep Dive Blue and Rose Gold color scheme chosen for ZenBook Pro 15 is luxuriously stylish without being brash, and for a discreetly indulgent finishing touch, there’s a gold keyboard backlight and lid logo.

The 15-inch NanoEdge 4K UHD ultraslim-bezel touchscreen[ii] on ZenBook Pro 15 is truly awe-inspiring, with pin-sharp detail and bright, vivid colors for more lifelike images. It’s gorgeous for everyday use, and the PANTONE® Validated color rendering, built-in ASUS Calibration Technology for easy color calibration and impressively low Delta-E value for super-accurate colors make it a dream for graphics professionals. Combined with the optional ASUS Pen, ZenBook Pro 15 really lets creativity flow.

As well as displaying beautiful true-to-life colors from almost any angle, the stunning NanoEdge display is the key to ZenBook Pro 15’s incredibly compact footprint. Its ultraslim bezel gives allows the maximum amount of screen real estate in the minimum space, making ZenBook Pro 15 comparable in size to many 14-inch laptops.


ZenBook Pro 15: Comprehensive connectivity

A comprehensive set of high-performance I/O ports — including two USB-C ports with the latest Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports and an HDMI port — gives ZenBook Pro 15 the ultimate, hassle-free connectivity for versatile flexibility both in the office and on the road. The integrated gigabit-class dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi is capable of faster-than-wired speeds of up to 1734Mbps — 12 times faster than 802.11n — for smooth streaming of 4K UHD online videos, with greater range and more stable network connections.

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ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480): Coming soon!

Later in 2018, ZenBook Pro 14 will join the ZenBook Pro family, offering breathtaking performance in an even more compact form factor with a stunning new design. It incorporates the unique ASUS ErgoLift hinge mechanism that automatically tilts the keyboard for more comfortable typing. Powered by up to the latest Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 MAX-Q graphics, ZenBook Pro 14 will also include support for Intel Optane memory, a FHD NanoEdge display, an infrared camera for facial recognition and built-in support for Amazon Alexa voice-powered services. Detailed product specifications will be announced at launch.


ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 will be available from in June 2018 in all ASUS Concept Stores Nationwide.

UX580GE-E2005T 15″ UHD IPS I7-8750 16G 1TB PCIE GTX1050Ti 4GD5 Y  Y 134,995
UX580GE-BN037T 15″ FHD IPS I7-8750 16G 1TB PCIE GTX1050Ti 4GD5 N  Y 119,995
UX580GE-BN010T 15″ FHD IPS I7-8750 16G 512G PCIE GTX1050Ti 4GD5 N  Y 104,995

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX580

Processor Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK

Intel® Core™ i7-8750HQ

Display 15.6″ LED backlit IPS 4K UHD (3840×2160) 16:9 widescreen

15.6″ LED backlit IPS FHD (1920×1080) 16:9 widescreen

Touch panel: Capacitive multitouch

ScreenPad: 5.5″ FHD touchscreen

Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti
Memory DDR4 2400MHz, up to 16GB
Storage 1TB / 512GB PCIe® SSD

512GB / 256GB SATA SSD

Connectivity Dual-band 2×2 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi

Bluetooth® 5.0

Cameras VGA Web Camera
Interfaces 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2  Type-C, with Thunderbolt 3 support

1 x Audio combo jack

1 x HDMI 1.4

1 x MicroSD card reader

1 x DC jack

Audio 2 x high-quality stereo speakers (with smart amp)

Harman Kardon-certified audio system

Battery 71W Lithium-polymer battery
AC Adapter Output: 19V, 150W   Input: 100V-240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz
Dimensions 365 x 241 x 18.9 mm
Weight 1.88kg


About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 16,000 people worldwide and over 5,000 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,511 awards and earned approximately US$13 billion of revenue in 2017.

[i] Amazon Alexa service is currently only available on ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480). Availability on ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) to be announced at a later date.

[ii] Specifications may vary according to model

[iii] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at