The new ZenBook Flip S is 20% thinner than Apple's thinnest MacBook, Asus claims.
(CCM) — Asus has shown off what company chairman Jonney Shih claims to be the "world's thinnest" convertible laptop at a press conference preceding the Computex Taipei 2017 computer show, according to a post on Microsoft's Windows blog. The ZenBook Flip S will run Windows 10 and is just 10.9 mm thick, which Asus says is 20% thinner than Apple's thinnest MacBook. The new laptop has a 13.3-inch 4K screen which folds to convert the device into a tablet. Unlike Microsoft's new Surface Pro, the Flip S also comes with a USB-C port. Additionally, its Core i7 processor can run for 11.5 hours on a single charge, the company claims.
The new device weighs in at just 1.1 kg, and includes an integral fingerprint sensor for one-touch logins via Microsoft's Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode. Pricing starts at $1,099 for the entry-level model.
Asus also unveiled the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, a new high-end laptop that is an upgrade to last year's ZenBook 3. At the time of the previous model's launch, the company described it as "the world's most prestigious laptop." The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the world's thinnest 14-inch laptop at just 12.9 mm thick and is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a Core i7 processor, and a 1080p display. Pricing starts at $1,199.
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