Two additions to the Zenbook line are all about the screens. The new Zenbook 13 S is powered by the same processor as the previous Zenbook 13 and is part of a small but growing lineup of 13-inch laptops. The new Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED convertible is powered by 12th-Gen Core processors and Arc GPUs, and it is also the first Zenbook Pro 15 convertible to feature this technology.
The Zenbook 13 S doesn't look different from the other Zenbooks we've seen before. It is just over half an inch thick and weighs 2.2 pounds. It is available in five fun colors: Ponder Blue, Aqua Celadon, Refined White, and Vestige Beige. The word "Asus" has been replaced with a new logo. This looks like something I would like to have in a coffee shop all day.
It has a 16:10 screen with a 0.2ms response time and a claimed 550 nits of peak brightness. The 13-inch screen of the Zenbook we reviewed last year was bright and vivid, and it could be a good option for multimedia viewing. The audio jack is missing from some recent Zenbooks, and there are three Type-C ports that support power delivery. It makes me sad that there is nousb-a.
The 13 S is powered by the Ryzen 6000 processors. It can be configured with up to 1 ton of storage. We haven't gotten to do a lot of testing with these processors yet, but we expect them to be more than capable of handling entertainment, office work, and other tasks on 13-inch laptops.
The Zenbook S is currently for $1,699.98, but we don't know a price or release date for this device.
The Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is a more workstation device. It is powered by 12th-Gen processors up to a Core i7-12700H and Arc GPUs. The screen has a 2880 x 1620 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The 13-incher has up to 16GB of memory, which is odd since it goes up to 32GB. The previous Zenbook 15 Flip models are currently goi ng for as much as $1,499.
As soon as the prices and release dates are available, we will update this information.