We recently reviewed the 13.3-inch Asus ZenBook S UX391 and walked away impressed by its sleek design and high-quality metal case. While it had a few performance hiccups, it left a positive impression overall.
To further expand on user options, Asus has announced that it is now finally shipping the ZenBook S in Burgundy Red via online retailers like Amazon and Newegg. Previously, the system was only available in Royal Blue that has become commonplace for ZenBook laptops like the UX580. The delay is curious as Asus first showed off the ZenBook S in Burgundy Red at Computex 2018 only to launch the system in Royal Blue.
The new color option is likely an attempt to appeal to more professional workplace users as this exact same color can also be found on the Microsoft Surface series. We're hopeful that it becomes a success so we can see Asus expand into even more colors across the entire ZenBook family and not just on the ZenBook S.
See our full review on the ZenBook S UX391 for more information on the system.
|ASUS Announces Availability of ZenBook S in Burgundy Red |
-- Tough, elegant and light ultraportable with innovative ErgoLift hinge is now available in a distinctive new color --
Fremont, CA (September 17, 2018) — ASUS today announced the availability of ZenBook S in Burgundy Red, a premium 13.3-inch ultraportable Windows 10 laptop that not only delivers effortless portability, powerful performance and no-compromise connectivity for discerning on-the-go users, but is also tested to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standards.
With an ultrathin 12.9mm profile and an ultralight all-metal unibody weighing just 2.31 lbs., the sophisticated ZenBook S now incorporates the innovative new ErgoLift hinge that automatically tilts the keyboard by 5.5° for the ultimate typing comfort: the raised chassis also improves airflow and enhances audio performance.
Powered by an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and a superfast 256GB PCIe® SSD, ZenBook S also features a brilliant Full HD IPS-level display and delivers up to 13.5 hours of battery life for all-day performance. For ultrafast connectivity, two of the three USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports support Thunderbolt™ 3. ZenBook S also features Amazon Alexa support for easy voice-controlled assistance.
The Ultimate Ultraportable
ZenBook S was originally introduced in a luscious Deep Dive Blue color. The new and distinctive Burgundy Red color reflects the breathtaking beauty of a sky turned deep red at sunset: it's an awe-inspiring modern shade that reflects passion, sophistication, and individuality. Both color options feature the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid, a design feature that's created using a complex 40-step manufacturing process, and which is exclusive to the ZenBook Series.
ZenBook S is not only sophisticated and elegant, but it's incredibly tough too: it meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing test regime that includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. It has also passed ASUS internal laptop tests that far exceed the standards set by the industry.
Designed for Ultimate Comfort
When the ErgoLift hinge mechanism tilts the keyboard, it also creates an important extra ventilation space that allows more airflow around the underside of the chassis. With this improved ventilation, ZenBook S keeps its cool even when under heavy load.
The extra space underneath ZenBook S created by the ErgoLift hinge has yet another benefit: it allows the powerful Harmon Kardon audio system to work at its best, delivering clearer sound with improved bass response.
A laptop as beautiful as ZenBook S deserves equally beautiful visuals, so it's fitted with a brilliant Full HD IPS-level display with a wide 72% NTSC color gamut for breathtakingly-lifelike colors and detail. The bezel width has been slimmed even further — to just 5.9mm — to give an amazing 85% screen-to-body ratio for even more immersive visuals.
For all-working-day autonomy, ZenBook S uses a high-capacity battery that lasts up to 13.5 hours, with fast-charge technology that recharges a flat battery to 60% capacity in as little as 49 minutes.
No-compromise connectivity is essential in an ultraportable laptop. ZenBook S delivers the ultimate speed of Thunderbolt 3 in two of its three USB-C ports, and all three ports support fast charging, data transfers and display connectivity. And for desktop-grade connectivity, users can simply connect the handy ASUS Mini Dock.
Amazon Alexa is a cloud-based voice service that helps users with tasks, entertainment, general information, and more. Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question. Just ask to play music, read the news, control a smart home, tell a joke, and more — Alexa will respond instantly.
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