ASUS ZenBook 15 15.6" Overview
The ASUS 15.6" ZenBook 15 UX534FTC Laptop features a unique take on the touchpad with its ScreenPad 2.0. Like a smartphone screen, it offers plenty of functionality, but can also revert back to standard touchpad duties when needed. Its main display has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution complete with minimal bezels. Specs-wise, it's built with a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core processor, 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce 1650 graphics card. For storage, it's equipped with a single 1TGB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD. Other integrated features include an SD card reader, USB Type-A and Type-C ports, an HDMI port, and a combo audio jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home.
The 15.6" display on the ZenBook 15 features a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 100% sRGB color coverage, and wide 178° viewing angles. Additionally, it has 2.9mm thin bezels for a 92% screen-to-body ratio for a more immersive viewing experience.
The ErgoLift Hinge is a multi-purpose design that raises the keyboard to a better typing position and improves cooling and audio performance thanks to the additional space underneath the system.
Measuring 5.65" with a 2160 x 1080 resolution, the ASUS ScreenPad 2.0 is essentially a touchscreen like that on a smartphone. It has a variety of functions including housing shortcuts, offering additional application options, and even supporting handwriting so you can digitize your notes and drawings. When not needed, it can revert back to standard touchpad duties using the Mode Switch button.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is the next-gen Wi-Fi standard, improving a variety of features including data rates, capacity, performance in dense environments, and power efficiency.
The 71Wh li-polymer battery is rated for up to 15.3 hours of use, so you can travel without a charger. Actual battery life will vary depending on usage.
In a collaboration with the ASUS Golden Ear team and Harman Kardon, the audio system on this laptop offers users loud and immersive sound with minimal distortion.
Thanks to a built-in IR webcam and Windows Hello, users can easily log into the system with just a glance, even if they forget their password.
The ZenBook 15 is MIL-STD-810G rated for reliability and durability. It undergoes a variety of endurance tests including drop, vibration, altitude, as well as high and low temperatures.
Windows 10 Home
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost,