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The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 will be available from mid-July 2018 with an MSRP starting at US$2299. The ZenBook Pro 15 will also be available as a 4.1-pound, $1,799 model, the UX550, that comes without the ScreenPad.

TOUCH ME! TOUCH ME! is probably what the Asus' latest ZenBook would scream as it has replaced the ultraportable's touchpad with a 5.5in touchscreen, because why the hell not.

New to the ZenBook line is the ASUS ErgoLift hinge. A smaller ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480) will launch later in 2018. Both laptops come with NanoEdge displays though there are several significant differences between the two laptops. The larger model comes with up to a 15.6-inch 4K UHD panel (3840×2160 pixels) with touch capabilities.

Asus is pushing the displays on the 15-inch model, which it says are its first to be Pantone validated, and the company is also claiming 132 percent sRGB coverage and 178-degree viewing angles. The ZenBook 15 Pro with ScreenPad also features ASUS' ultra-slim NanoEdge bezels for an immersive 83% screen-to-body ratio. Apparently what it does is that it lifts the laptop higher than normal which results in a keyboard that is angled at 5.5 degrees. Top-to-bottom, the laptop measures a respectable 0.71 inches thick.

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Clad in green, grey, blue, black and gold and loaded with an 8th generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor as well as Nvidia GeForce MX150 discrete graphics, the S13, S14 and S15 is seems like the flawless notebook for those who want to do some casual gaming as well. VivoBook S15 and VivoBook S14 are powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics.

Meanwhile, the 14-inch ZenBook Pro can be configured to pack up to an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory, and a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD.

There's also an HDMI output, but if you have DisplayPort monitors connected via Thunderbolt, the GTX 1050Ti in the ZenBook Pro can power up to four of them. The touchpad or the ScreenPad can be customized with apps and shortcuts, creating what's more of an advanced version of a touchpad.

If the bold colors of the VivoBook S are turning you off, or if you'd prefer something in a more touch-friendly form factor, then ASUS has another option for you: the VivoBook Flip 14. However, it can do a couple of things more than Apple's TouchBar. In its quest to make the ScreenPad viable, ASUS has announced that it will support dedicated apps, while at the same time surfacing contextual functions and controls for the app you're using on your main display. Upgrade it to Windows 10 Pro and it becomes a solid 11.6in notebook for schools or for use in the field. It also uses the 5.5-inch ScreenPad and features an infrared camera for Windows Hello's facial recognition. Microsoft Word, for example, will give you text editing tools while Excel will give you Excel tools.

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