zenbook s

As if its ROG event wasn’t enough, ASUS also unleashed a new lineup of premium consumer notebooks at this year’s Computex in Taiwan. One of these is the new ZenBook S.

The ZenBook S is a premium ultraportable laptop designed to deliver effortless portability without any compromise to performance, connectivity and durability, as it’s tested to meet the MIL-STD-810G standards. It has in fact received both the Best Choice of the Year and Best Choice Golden Award at Computex 2018.

Finished in Deep Dive Blue and elegant Burgundy Red, the ZenBook S features an ultra thin profile of just 12.9mm, and an ultra light body that weighs just 1kg. It also bears the iconic Zen-inspired spun metal finish to add a luxurious feel.

Its ErgoLift hinge lets you type with the same feel as if you were using a regular desktop keyboard, and also adds extra space for ventilation, and most importantly, allows the Harman Kardon audio system to function at its best, delivering clear sound with improved bass response.

zenbook s

The ZenBook S has up to a 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen, and is powered by up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor along with up to 16GB of RAM, and up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, allowing users to enjoy great performance with whatever task that they’re doing.  Its advanced cooling system also allows the ZenBook S to run 5°C  cooler versus previous ZenBook models.

Two of its three USB-C ports support Thunderbolt 3, which means you can further expand its capabilities through a wide range of compatible devices. It also comes with Amazon Alexa support, which lets you do a lot of things on your laptop in a new and smarter way.

Then finally, the ZenBook S delivers up to an amazing 13.5 hours of battery life, letting you do more without having to worry about finding the nearest power outlet.

ASUS ZenBook S Specs
ProcessorIntel Core i7-8550U
Intel Core i5-8250U
OSWindows 10 Home
Display13.3-inch 4K UHD 16:9 Glossy Touchscreen (Deep Dive Blue Color Only)
13.3-inch Full HD 16:9 Anti-Glare Non-Touch Display
5.9mm thin bezel with 85% screen-to-body ratio
Wide 100% Adobe RGB color gamut
178° wide-view technology
ASUS Eye Care Technology for up to 30% blue-light reduction
Memory8GB/16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
StorageUp to 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.2
CameraHD Webcam
AudioHigh-quality stereo speakers (with smart amplifier)
Harman Kardon-certified ASUS SonicMaster Premium audio system
Battery50Wh Lithium-Polymer
Size311 x 213 x 12.9mm
WeightWith anti-glare display: Approx. 1kg
With glossy display: Approx. 1.05kg
Pricing and Availability
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UX391UA-EA040T13" 4Ki7-85508G256G SSDSharedY84995
UX391UA-EG020T13" FHDi5-82508G256G SSDSharedN69995
UX391UA-ET082T (RED)13" FHDi5-82508G256G SSDSharedN69995

The ASUS ZenBook S will be available in stores starting June of 2018.


Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.