Asus will soon launch a new version of its versatile Zenbook Pro 15 game-oriented Ultrabook, the Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX550GE featuring a latest-generation Coffee Lake processor up to the Hexa Core i9.
The new Ultrabook Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX550GE announces itself with a latest generation Hexa Core Core Lake Core i7-8750H (2.2 GHz) or Core i9-8950HK (2.9 GHz) or Quad Core Coffee CoreCore i5-8300H (2.3 GHz) These 3 CPUs are equipped with an Intel UHD 630 integrated graphics solution.
Built around an Intel HM370 chipset, this new Ultrabook comes with 8GB or 16GB DDR4 2400MHz, a webcam with microphone, 2 speakers Harman Kardon, a micro SD card reader or a Bluetooth 5.0 connection, Wi-Fi ac (2×2), HDMI, Headphone / Mic combo, 2 USB 3.1 (Gen2) and 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1) and 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3 .
In terms of storage, Asus plans for its Zenbook Pro 15 UX550GE a dedicated SSD solution in M.2 SATA 3.0 format up to 256 GB or M.2 NVMe PCIe up to 1 TB.
Side view, we are dealing with a 15.6 inch screen NanoEdge IPS 60Hz with optional Full HD(1920×1080) antiglare 72% NTSC, Full HD touch shiny 72% NTSC or Ultra HD 4K (3840×2160) Touch brilliant 100% Adobe RGB 95% NTSC. The touch technology used here is compatible with the fingers but also the pen Asus Pen.
Its chiclet type keyboard can be backlit but skips a keypad while it is a standard in 15 inches. It also benefits from a Windows Hello compatible fingerprint reader.
Equipped with a Rose Gold or Deep Dive Blue monocoque aluminum chassis (unibody), the Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX550GE measures 365 x 251 x 18.9 mm and offers an announced battery life of 9:30 in video playback with its 8-cell 71Whrs battery that can be recharged to 60% in 49 minutes.
It weighs 1.86 Kg in standard version and 2.02 Kg in tactile version.
It is cooled by 2 fans associated with 3 heat pipes.
And it needs it because despite its thickness, it includes a dedicated graphics card NVIDIA Pascal to the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti . As a result, some models are expected to have a GTX 1050 (or even a GeForce MX150). In any case, some will probably be disappointed not to be dealing with a GTX 1060.