ASUS is set to roll out a new thin and light laptop computer that packs the sort of hardware you often only find in thicker and heavier machines. ASUS has given up almost all the details on the ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GD, leaving the only outstanding tidbits being pricing and availability.
ASUS will fit the rig with an Intel Core i9-8950HK
Native resolution for the screen is 3840x2160 with 100% Adobe RGB support and 95% NTSC coverage. Harman Kardon onboard sound promises a 1.6x wider frequency response and 1.4x louder volume than other audio systems and uses ASUS SonicMaster software. Connectivity options include a microSD card slot, two USB-C ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, and an HDMI port. ASUS also fits the notebook with dual-band 802.11ac gigabit Wi-Fi.
Power for the machine is from a 71 Whr lithium-polymer battery that promises up to 9 hours of use for power slurping productivity tasks and up to 14 hours of battery life for less demanding tasks. It has fast
A backlit keyboard makes working in the dark easier and the keys have smooth 1.5mm key travel. ASUS uses a glass covered multi-touch trackpad supporting gestures and palm-rejection. Windows Hello offers one-touch access thanks to an integrated fingerprint sensor. All that fancy hardware is packed into an 18.9mm thick chassis that weighs in at a bit over 4.1 pounds. Details on pricing, configurations, and availability are expected at Computex 2018.