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ASUS Announces ZenBook UX430 and UX530

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PRESS RELEASE

Elegant slim-bezel 14in and 15.6in ultraportable laptops offer maximum display size in minimum space for optimum balance between productivity and portability

KEY POINTS  

  • Incredibly compact laptops are the thinnest-ever ZenBook models to feature high-performance discrete graphics chips
  • ZenBook UX430 features a 14in display in a 13in-class chassis, with ultra-narrow 7.18mm bezel and a luxurious crystal-like finish on 2 of the 4 colour options
  • ZenBook UX530 is a compact 15.6in model with a slim bezel design, a full-size HDMI port and a choice of 2 colours, one featuring the crystal-like finish
  • Stunning performance with up to 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, 16GB DDR4 RAM, up to 512GB SSD and up to discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 graphics 

London, United Kingdom (19th January, 2017) — ASUS today announced ZenBook UX430 and UX530, sophisticated, elegant and stylish thin-and-light laptops with large slim-bezel displays in an ultra-compact form factor. These exciting new models offer the productivity benefits of larger displays without the usual size and bulk penalty. They are also the thinnest-ever ZenBook models to feature high-performance discrete graphics.

ZenBook UX430 has a 14-in display in a compact travel-friendly body that is as small as many 13-in laptops. This remarkable achievement is made possible by the ultra-narrow 7.18mm bezel, giving an 80% screen-to-body ratio for maximized productivity and comfort. This compact display allows the chassis size to be minimized for optimum portability.

ZenBook UX430 offers stunning performance, powered by up to the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 512GB of fast SSD storage, and NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX discrete graphics.

ZenBook UX430 is available in four gorgeous colours featuring our icon spun-metal finish, with selected colours additionally introducing a brand-new crystal-like coating created using an advanced nano-imprinting lithography (NIL) process.

ZenBook UX530 is designed for users needing a larger 15.6-inch slim-bezel display in a body much smaller than most laptops in its class. It offers the same powerful components, with the addition of ultra-high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 discrete graphics. ZenBook UX530 is available in two colours, one of which features the beautiful NIL coating. 

See the big picture — in stunning style

ASUS ZenBook UX430 is designed to offer the classic ZenBook qualities of elegance, sophistication and performance in a thin and light form factor, now enhanced with a new 14-inch display featuring an ultra-narrow 7.18mm bezel. This gives the display an 80% screen-to-body ratio that enables a super-compact form factor —  ZenBook UX430 is no larger than many 13-inch laptops. Measuring just 15.9mm thin and weighing only 1.25kg, ZenBook UX430 gives users the freedom to enjoy the productivity benefits of a large screen without the usual trade-off with portability.

The ZenBook design philosophy always demands beautiful styling, and ZenBook UX430 is no exception with four sophisticated colours that allow users to match their own unique style. The timeless elegance of the iconic spun-metal finish is enhanced on the gorgeous Royal Blue and Rose Gold colour option with a modern twist — a special crystal-like NIL coating that gives the laptops a unique and luxurious sheen. For those who prefer the classic look, the Quartz Grey and Shimmer Gold colour schemes have a sandblasted spun-metal finish with no NIL coating.

More performance, less waiting

ASUS ZenBook UX430 is built for no-compromise performance that outshines any rivals. It is powered by up to the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with up to 16GB of high-speed DDR4 RAM for effortless multitasking. It is also the thinnest-ever ZenBook model to feature high-performance discrete graphics, using up to the powerful NVIDIA GeForce 940MX. With up to 512GB of SSD storage users can enjoy super-fast app loads and near-instant boot times. Whether creating big documents, manipulating photos, editing videos, or simply taking a gaming break, ZenBook UX430 will never keep the user waiting.

ZenBook UX430 is equipped with a reversible USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) port — which also supports display output — for easy, any-way-up connections. Additionally, there is a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, a Micro HDMI port and an SD Card slot, allowing users to easily connect any peripherals, displays and projectors with zero hassle.

Designed for non-stop, on-the-go lifestyles, ZenBook UX430 offers the freedom of all-day battery life, so users can spend less time worrying about power outlets: The specially designed 50Wh lithium-polymer battery gives ZenBook UX430 up to 9 hours of autonomy. 

Incredible visuals, immersive entertainment

To maximize viewing comfort, ASUS ZenBook UX430 is equipped with an anti-glare display to reduce annoying reflections. This display has an ultra-wide 100% sRGB colour gamut for more-accurate and more-vivid colours than a standard display. Wide-viewing-angle technology ensures that contrast and colour reproduction are not degraded at viewing angles up to 178° degrees, making it perfect for collaboration and screen sharing.

ASUS Splendid technology enhances the display, delivering richer and deeper colours for a stunning visual experience. Preset modes are available to suit any kind of visual content, and Eye Care mode is a special mode that reduces the amount of blue light emitted from the screen by up to 30%, protecting eyes from strain and tiredness when viewing for long periods or in low-light environments.

For powerful immersive audio, the ASUS Golden Ear team worked with renowned home and automotive audio experts Harman Kardon. The results are astonishing. A tailored mix of superior hardware — including smart amplifier technology that delivers louder sound with no distortion — and cleverly designed software ensure that ZenBook UX430 delivers the ultimate audio experience. 

No-compromise productivity

For outstanding on-the-go productivity, ZenBook UX430 is equipped with a full-size backlit keyboard that features a sturdy single-piece design to deliver a superb typing experience. It is a masterpiece of ergonomics, with a 1.4mm key travel optimized for a comfortable feel.

ZenBook UX430 has a built-in fingerprint sensor in the large glass-covered touchpad that supports Windows Hello, so users can log in quickly and securely with just a single touch. The touchpad supports the Windows Precision Touchpad (PTP) standard, and incorporates palm-rejection technology plus support for multi-finger gestures and handwriting input.

ZenBook UX430 sets the standard for the greatest Windows 10 experience, and features an array microphone that supports Cortana, the personal digital assistant that helps users get things done easily. The array microphone makes voice control more accurate, even in noisy conditions. Cortana can help keep track of the user’s interests, favorite places, and anything they want to keep up to date with — to provide a truly personalized service.

ZenBook UX530: For an even bigger picture!

For users needing an even larger display, ZenBook UX530 offers the same elegant design and advanced features as ZenBook UX430, but is equipped with a stunning 15.6-inch anti-glare slim-bezel display. It is much more compact and portable than traditional laptops in its class, and measures just 16.9mm thin with a weight of only 1.63kg. Despite its ultraportable dimensions, ZenBook UX530 offers stunning graphics performance with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 discrete graphics, and it also has a full-size HDMI port. It is available in Royal Blue with the beautiful crystal-like NIL coating, or in Quartz Grey with the classic sandblasted spun-metal finish.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS ZenBook UX430 and UX530 will be available from Q2 in the United Kingdom. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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SPECIFICATIONS[1]

 

Model

ASUS ZenBook UX430UA/UQ

ASUS ZenBook UX530UQ/UX

CPU

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100U/i5-7200U/ i7-7500U

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100U/i5-7200U/i7-7500U

Display

14-inch wide-viewing-angle Full HD anti-glare (1920x1080 16:9)

15.6-inch wide-viewing-angle Full HD anti-glare (1920x1080 16:9)

OS

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro/Home

Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX with 2G DDR3 VRAM / UMA

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM / 940MX with 2G DDR5

Memory

DDR4 2133MHz, up to 16GB

Storage

128GB / 256GB / 512GB SATA3 M.2 SSD

Wireless

Integrated dual-band 802.11ac, Bluetooth® 4.1

Keyboard & touchpad

1.4mm key travel; glass-covered touchpad; fingerprint sensor

I/O ports

1 x Type-C™ USB 3.1 Gen 1

1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1

1 x USB 2.0

1 x Micro HDMI

1 x Combo audio jack

1 x SD Card reader

1 x Type-C™ USB 3.1 Gen 1

2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1

1 x USB 2.0

1 x HDMI

1 x Combo audio jack

1 x SD Card reader

Audio

Stereo speakers (2 x 3W)

ASUS SonicMaster technology with Harman Kardon certification

Camera

HD webcam

Battery

50Wh lithium-polymer battery

Dimensions/weight

324 x 225 x 15.9mm / 1.25kg

360 x 246 x 16.9mm / 1.63kg

Colours

Royal Blue, Rose Gold w/ NIL coating

Quartz Grey, Shimmer Gold w/o NIL coating

Royal Blue w/ NIL coating

Quartz Grey w/o NIL coating

 

About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,368 awards and earned approximately US$14 billion of revenue in 2015.

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com