ASUS’ new productivity machine weighs just under 4lb and is only 0.74″ thick. But it packs the latest Core i7 CPU, a GeForce GTX 1050 or 1050Ti GPU, a 1080p or 4K screen, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB SSD and a 14h battery. Drops 7/2017 starting at $1299.
The 15.6″ ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC is the world’s thinnest and lightest portable 1080p monitor, at only 8mm thick and weighing just 1.8lb. It gets power and data via USB-C and can be used in both portrait and landscape modes as either a mirror or a second display.
ASUS applies their svelte aluminum styling to a versatile convertible. The ZenBook Flip measures 13.9mm thick, and its 3200×1800 touchscreen can smoothly rotate from laptop to easel to tablet. Despite its thickness, it still has USB 3.0, USB Type C, and Micro HDMI ports.
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is an Android phone with a 5.7″ 1080p Super AMOLED display, an all-metal body with a nearly invisible antenna, a Snapdragon 820 CPU, up to 6GB RAM, up to 256GB storage and a 23MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus.
The ZenBook 3 has Apple squarely in its sights. It weighs just 2lb and is just 0.46″ when closed, making it lighter and thinner than a MacBook. Yet it packs serious specs, including a 12.5″ 1080p display and up to a Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. Drops Q3 2016 for $999+.