In addition to the very tempting ASUS Zenbook DUO, the company has also announced several new Zenbook and Vivobook laptops, giving users plenty of options to choose from.
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Let’s take a quick look and see what ASUS has to say about the new lineup.
Premium ultraportable laptops: ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405 / UM3406)
The 1.2 kg light5 and 14.9 mm thin Zenbook 14 OLED is a premium ultraportable laptop powered by up to
an Intel Core Ultra 7 processor and Intel Arc™ graphics (UX3405), or the latest AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS
Processor series processors and AMD Radeon™ graphics (UM3406). Both processor platforms incorporate the latest advances in dedicated hardware AI acceleration, with built-in AI engines that optimize performance and power efficiency. The sleek Zenbook 14 OLED is the ultimate ultraportable laptop that takes sophistication to a whole new level. Users can seize every moment using the enhanced extended-life 75 Wh battery and achieve seamless connectivity via all the essential I/O ports – including 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 (UX3405) or USB4® (UM3406), USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI® 2.1 (TMDS) and a 3.5 mm audio jack. An immersive audiovisual experience is provided by the vivid up to 2K ASUS Lumina OLED 120 Hz display and powerful new super-linear speakers, and the user-friendly design incorporates convenient face login, an FHD IR camera with a physical shutter for privacy, and a new quiet ASUS ErgoSense keyboard with a large ErgoSense touchpad.
Be sure to check back soon for our full review!
Super-slim and super-light: Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304)
ASUS also announced a refreshed version of the Zenbook S 13 OLED this year, boasting the latest Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 processor. Building upon its exceptional predecessor, this ultraportable masterpiece retains
its iconic features—a super-slim 1 cm profile and a featherlight 1 kg chassis—while embracing sustainability at its core. Designed with recycled materials, including post-industrial recycled magnesium-aluminum alloy and eco-friendly plasma ceramic aluminum, the Zenbook S 13 OLED reduces its carbon footprint, establishing itself as the most eco-friendly model in the Zenbook series. Performance-wise, this Intel Evo™-certified laptop harnesses 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and a rapid 1 TB PCIe® 4.0 x4 SSD, ensuring a seamless user experience. Coupled with an exquisite ASUS Lumina OLED display, Dolby Vision certification, and DisplayHDR True Black 500, this device promises an immersive visual experience that exceeds industry standards, redefining excellence in ultraportable laptops.
Creative pro, gaming pro: ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (N6506)
ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (N6506) offers seamless creativity and gaming with cutting-edge components: up to an Intel Core Ultra 7 processor with an integrated NPU AI engine, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU with a low-latency MUX switch, 16 GB DDR5 RAM, and a 1 TB NVMe® SSD. It boasts advanced ASUS IceCool Pro cooling technology that enables up to a 125 W combined thermal design power (TDP). The exceptional 16:9 display is a 3K 120 Hz ASUS Lumina OLED with vivid colors and a quick 0.2 ms response time. ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED includes many user-friendly features like the ASUS DialPad virtual rotary control, ASUS AiSense camera security features, and AI noisecancelation technology for clearer conferencing audio. It also offers versatile connectivity and I/O via WiFi 6E, Thunderbolt 4, USB-C® and Type-A ports, and HDMI 2.1. With the stylish and powerful ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED, creators and gamers can finally unleash their inner pro!
Sleek, powerful and lightweight: ASUS Vivobook S series
The all-new 14-, 15.6- and 16-inch ASUS Vivobook S series laptops use a brand-new design language with a simple, sleek outlook. They are compact, highly specified and lightweight models that offer the ultimate experience for those seeking on-the-go productivity and instant entertainment, with modern color options and minimalist, high-end aesthetics. They’re the perfect choice for balanced mobility and performance. The Intel-powered models are the ASUS Vivobook S 14/15/16 OLED (S5406/S5506/S5606), and the AMD-powered versions are the ASUS Vivobook S 14/15/16 OLED (M5406/M5506/M5606).
The Intel Evo Edition ASUS Vivobook S series laptops (S5406/S5506/S5606) are powered by Intel Core Ultra processors, with up to a 45-watt TDP and a built-in Intel AI Boost Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that provides power-efficient acceleration for modern AI applications. The AMD-powered ASUS Vivobook S series laptops (M5406/M5506/M5606) are equipped with AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors, boasting a TDP of up to 45 watts and built-in Ryzen AI acceleration for efficient performance in modern AI applications. All Vivobook S series laptops feature a dedicated Windows Copilot key, allowing users to effortlessly dive into Windows 11’s AI-powered tools with just one press. Additionally, these laptops feature a memory allocation function that lets users allot up to 8 GB of memory to the iGPU to enhance the performance of gaming and AI apps.
Pricing and Availability
Canadian pricing (in CAD) and availability is as follows:
- ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405) is already available in Canada (our review coming soon!) on the ASUS eShop at $1,399 in its Intel® Core™ Ultra 5 version with 512 GB SSD storage and 16 GB RAM, and available later in 2024 online and physically in our partners location. It is also available for pre-order in exclusivity on Best Buy starting from $1,599 in its Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 version with 1 TB SSD storage and 16 GB RAM.
- ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UM3406) with an AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 1 TB storage will be available later in Q2, 2024 in Canada.
- ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) will be available in Canada by the end of Q1 2024 on the ASUS eShop and selected retail partners at $1,599 in its Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 version with 1 TB SSD storage and 16 GB RAM.
- ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (N6506) will be available on the ASUS eShop starting from Q1 2024 in Canada, as well as in select ASUS retail partners. It will be available in a configuration with an Intel® Core™ Ultra 7, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU, 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB NVMe® SSD storage, available at $1,999.
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