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.
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.