ASUS has stepped back in the computer market with the unveiling of a completely new and sleek range of laptops at its press event at Computex 2017 in Taipei. Though it took the wraps off a slew of ZenBooks and VivoBooks, the highlight of the launch event will have to be ZenBook Flip S, which the company claims to be the world’s thinnest convertible laptop.
The profile of the Zenbook Flip S can simply be defined by taking at peek at its dimensions and weight, 10.9mm thin and about 1.1 kilograms respectively. It can then be compared to any widely popular laptop, such as Lenovo Yoga Book or MacBook Air available on the market to understand that it has a smaller footprint.
The profile of the ultrabook also prompted ASUS to get working to design a brand-new, miniature cooling system that’s just 0.3mm thin. This state-of-the-art cooling system includes a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller, which will most likely be soundless. And it is not the first time a hardware maker has innovated the cooling system to reduce the bulkiness of the device.
While ZenBook Flip S is the highlight of the lineup debuted by ASUS today, the notable feature of the ultrabook will have to be its 4K touchscreen and minimal side bezels. The Taiwanese giant has cut down on the size bezels of the display and is calling the same as NanoEdge to differentiate the device from its previous lineups. The display supports an active stylus for effortless creative input, when the device is rotated on its hinge to convert it into a tablet or tent form-factor.
The hinge mechanism has been described in the blog post as under:
The innovative 360-degree ErgoLift hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135-degrees.
This ultra-sleek laptop can be powered by up to Intel’s 7th Generation Core i7 processor, coupled with 1TB of onboard SSD storage and Windows 10. The processor can be clocked to an impressive 3.5GHz, which will enable it to offer quite the speedy performance. The device also brings along the smallest-ever fingerprint sensor to be ever embedded into a laptop – it measures just 16 x 3.6mm – and be used along with Windows Hello to instantly unlock the computer.
There is presently no word on the pricing and geographical availability of the ZenBook Flip S, but we know that it will be launched for the masses in September later this year.