A day after the ROG gaming product line was announced, Asustek announced the premium ZenBook and VivoBook notebook product lines for 2021, as well as another entry-level gaming mode with the TUF flag. The new laptop was shown at the virtual CES 2021 briefing, which included updates to the previous flagship ZenBook Duo 14 and ZenBook Pro Duo 15 models, as well as the more mainstream VivoBook S14. Asus has already used Intel’s latest 11th generation “Tiger Lake” CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series mobile GPU. The new product lineup also includes Intel Evo-certified designs. The details of the price and availability in India are not yet clear, but based on past experience, all these new laptops should arrive relatively quickly.
ASUS TUF Dash F15 and TUF Gaming A15
The new TUF Dash F15 has a slim and lightweight design. Asus said it is 10% smaller and 14% lighter than the previous generation. It is less than 20mm thick and has a new aesthetic. It will be available in Moonlight White and Eclipse Grey. Asus has used the new 11th generation Intel H series CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. It can provide up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of SSD. The 15.6-inch screen has a refresh rate of up to 240Hz and a narrow bezel. Asus has more than 16 hours of battery life, as well as fast charging and Type-C charging functions. The new TUF Dash F15 has two newly designed self-cleaning fans and a dust-proof design.
TUF Gaming A15 is based on AMD’s new Ryzen 7 5800H CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPU, with a 15.6-inch full HD 144Hz or 240Hz adaptive sync screen, up to 32GB of memory and 1TB of SSD.
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582)
The flagship ZenBook Pro Duo has a huge ScreenPad + second screen, and now has an automatic tilt mechanism to improve airflow and usability. Now, the 15.6-inch main screen is a 4K HDR OLED panel. Inside, you can configure the 11th generation Intel Core i9 CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD. There are also Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi6. The updated software makes the second screen better to improve productivity and multi-tasking capabilities, especially in content creation software.
ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)
The more portable ZenBook Duo 14 has also been updated, with the same automatic tilt mechanism as the ScreenPad + secondary display. It is based on the 11th generation Intel Core CPU with the Intel Evo badge. You will get integrated Intel Xe graphics or Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU. It promises 17 hours of battery life and Type-C charging through its Thunderbolt 4 port. Of course, it has the same software improvements as larger products of the same level. Check out our first impressions of the 2021 ZenBook Duo 14 here.
ASUS VivoBook S14
The new ultra-portable VivoBook S14 is also an Intel Evo-certified design, with an all-metal body and a unique dark green color with yellow decorations. It is 15.9 mm thick and weighs 1.3 kg. The 14-inch Full HD display has a narrow frame, and Asus claims a battery life of 17 hours. You can choose the 11th generation Intel Core CPUs, which have integrated Intel Xe graphics, up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage space, a fingerprint sensor and a virtual numeric keypad integrated on the touchpad.
Asus ZenBook 13 OLED, ZenBook 14 and ZenBook Flip 15
ZenBook 13 OLED UX325 and UM325 have AMD Ryzen 5000 series and Intel’s 11th generation Core CPU respectively. Both weigh 1.11 kg and have a thickness of 13.9 mm. Both have 13.3-inch Full HD OLED panels. The new ZenBook 14 weighs 1.3 kg and has many of the same features of a 14-inch full HD LED-backlit screen. ZenBook Flip 15 has a 360-degree hinge and a 15.6-inch full HD touch screen, and is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU.
ASUS experts and Chromebook series
The new products of the ASUS commercial PC product line for commercial users include the ultra-light 0.88 kg ExpertBook B9, which uses the 11th generation Intel Core vPro CPU, Intel Xe graphics processor, up to 32GB of RAM and dual SSDs to ensure up to 20 hours Battery life is in RAID. ExpertBook B1 is a more mainstream model, equipped with up to Nvidia GeForce MX330 GPU, while ExpertCenter D7 SFF is a compact desktop with 3TB hard drive, 2TB SSD and Nvidia Quadro P620 GPU. ASUS BR1100F 2-in-1 laptop and BR1100C laptop are rugged entry-level options for the education market. ASUS also released three Chromebooks based on Intel and AMD, Chromebook Flip CX5, Chromebook CX9 and ChromeBook Flip CM5.
Other products and accessories
Asus has many other products to showcase, including ProArt Display PA148CTV, a 14-inch multi-touch full HD IPS portable display that can help creative professionals improve their work efficiency. ProArt Display PA329CV 32-inch 4K HDR monitor with color calibration; a coffee cup-sized ZenBeam Latte L1 wireless projector with built-in speakers; ZenScreen MB16ACV, a 15.6-inch portable monitor with antibacterial treatment; and ASUS Zen AiO 24 all-in-one desktop computer .
As for networking, ASUS has introduced several new routers, mesh routers and network adapters for Wi-Fi 6 and 6E.There are also new graphics cards based on the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU just released by Nvidia, and a plug-in PCIe AI accelerator card