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ASUS Announces New ZenBook Pro 15 With i9 CPU, GTX 1050 Ti


ASUS today announced the new ZenBook Pro 15 (UX550G), a high-performance 15.6-inch laptop that's now faster than ever. ZenBook Pro 15 offers discerning professional users the ultimate combination of serious performance and supremely elegant design, now harnessing the amazing power of up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i9 processor, up to gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics, the fastest PCI Express (PCIe ) 3.0 x4 SSDs, high-speed 2400MHz DDR4 RAM, 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C (USB-C) ports. An integrated fingerprint sensor allows fast and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello.

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State-of-the-art visuals are provided by the 15.6-inch NanoEdge PANTONE Validated multitouch display, featuring up to a 4K UHD resolution, 100% Adobe RGB and 132% sRGB color gamut, a Delta-E (ΔE) color difference of less than 2.0 and an ultrathin 7.3mm bezel that gives ZenBook Pro 15 an 83% screen-to-body ratio. This all in all means that this monitor is fantastic for the professionals on the go. Powerful immersive sound is delivered by the Harman Kardon-certified audio system.

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ZenBook Pro 15 also keeps the same compact design as the previous generation, featuring an all-aluminum unibody with a new Deep Dive Blue spun-metal finish and contrasting Rose Gold diamond-cut edges. A high-capacity 71Wh lithium-polymer battery should give the ZenBook Pro 15 a all day charge with ASUS claiming the endurance is up to 10 hours battery life. It also incorporates fast-charge technology that is all the rage in the smart phone world to minimize recharge times.

ZenBook Pro 15 is built to deliver the ultimate on-the-go performance. At its heart is up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i9-8950HQ hexa-core processor, Yes that's 6 cores on a laptop, and it is 29% faster than the previous generation, and with an operating frequency that can be boosted up to 4.5GHz. This amazing processor is backed with up to 16GB of high-performance 2400MHz DDR4 RAM and a blisteringly fast up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD.

The Zenbook Pro 15 also uses up to a GeForce GTX 1050 TI with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, which for the power envelope should be good for 3d rendering of 4k video playback. ASUS also claims "Ultra Detailed 4k Gaming" but in most triple A titles this is simply not possible and I don't want to get readers hopes up. Though on the professional side or gaming at 1080P this should do a very good job.

The elegant finish and refined profile of ZenBook Pro 15 belies the power inside. Its precision-crafted, solid-aluminum unibody features the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid, and comes in a brand-new luxurious Deep Dive Blue color scheme with contrasting Rose Gold diamond-cut edges.

Featuring a 15.6-inch NanoEdge display with an ultrathin 7.3mm bezel that gives it an incredible 83% screen-to-body ratio, ZenBook Pro 15 is remarkably compact for such a high-performance laptop, with dimensions comparable to some 14-inch laptops. And at just 18.9mm thin with a travel-friendly weight of only 1.86 kg, ZenBook Pro 15 is a gorgeous powerhouse that can be taken anywhere and everywhere.

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With an astonishing resolution of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels - 4X more than Full HD - the 4K UHD NanoEdge display on the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 is something to behold. The pixel density of 282ppi ensures that everything is pin-sharp - from the finest details in photos and videos to the tiniest text - and the ultrawide 100% Adobe RGB and 132% sRGB color gamut combined with a Delta-E color difference of less than 2.0 give the PANTONE Validated display incredibly accurate and natural-looking colors. Its 178° wide-view technology allows users to enjoy a perfect picture even at acute viewing angles.

ZenBook Pro 15 delivers amazing audio performance through its Harman Kardon-certified ASUS SonicMaster sound system, which features high-quality speakers powered by a smart amplifier for sound that's 1.4X louder than the previous generation of ZenBook Pro. It also delivers a 1.6X-wider frequency response, ensuring rich, crystal-clear full-range sound even at high volume levels.

Pricing And Availability

Unfortunately at this time pricing nor availability are listed, we will update if we get word from ASUS.