Updated ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 packs up to Intel i9-8950HK, GTX 1050, likely launch in June

ASUS looks all set to introduce an updated ZenBook Pro 15 in the next few months as a new listing for the laptop bearing the model number UX550GD went live officially on the Taiwanese computer maker's website. The listing reveals the full spec sheet for the new ZenBook Pro 15, which includes Intel's Coffee Lake-H processors, an optional 4K display, and various options for the storage.

The ZenBook Pro 15 refresh is also said to be "faster, more powerful and more amazing than the previous generation" with its "8th generation Intel Core i9 hexa-core processor, gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and its Harman Kardon-certified audio system."

Plus, it's easy to carry around without burden, weighing just 4.1 pounds. The complete list of the new ZenBook Pro 15 is as follows:

Operation System
  • Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)
  • Windows 10 Home
Processor
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK processor - 2.9GHz hexa-core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.5GHz) and 12MB cache
  • Intel Core i7-8750H processor - 2.2GHz hexa-core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.1GHz) and 9MB cache
  • Intel Core i5-8300H processor - 2.3GHz hexa-core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.0GHz) and 8MB cache
Graphics
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
  • Video memory: 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display
  • 15.6” LED-backlit 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 16:9 touchscreen, color calibration: Delta E < 2, 100% Adobe RGB color gamut
  • 15.6” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 (touchscreen optional), color calibration: Delta E < 3, 100% sRGB color gamut
  • 7.3mm-thin bezel with 83% screen-to-body ratio
  • 178° wide-view technology
  • ASUS Eye Care technology for up to 30% blue-light reduction
Memory
  • 8GB / 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 onboard
Storage
  • 1TB / 512GB PCIe SSD
  • 512GB / 256GB SATA3 SSD
Interfaces
  • 2 x Type-C™ USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Thunderbolt)
  • 2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Combo audio jack
  • 1 x MicroSD card reader
Keyboard and Touchpad
  • Keyboard - Full-size backlit, with 1.5mm key travel
  • Touchpad - Glass-covered with optional integrated fingerprint sensor supporting Windows Hello; intelligent palm-rejection; precision touchpad (PTP) technology supports up to four-finger smart gestures
Audio
  • ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system with surround-sound; smart amplifier for maximum audio performance
  • Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Long-travel voice coils for improved low-frequency response
  • Certified by Harman Kardon
Camera
  • VGA webcam
Wireless Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi - Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Battery and Power
  • Up to 9 hours battery life
  • 71Wh 8-cell lithium-polymer battery
  • 150W power adapter
  • (Output: 19.5V DC, 7.7A, 150W)
  • (Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
Weight and Dimensions
  • Height: 1.89 cm (0.74 inches)
  • Width: 36.5 cm (14.37 inches)
  • Depth: 25.1 cm (9.88 inches)
  • Weight: 1.86 kg (4.1 pounds)
Inside the Box
  • ZenBook Pro 15 UX550
  • USB to LAN port dongle (optional)
Included Software
  • ASUS Battery Health Charging
  • ASUS GIFTBOX
  • ASUS Sync
  • ASUS Splendid
  • ASUS Eye Care
  • ASUS Tru2life Video
  • ASUS AudioWizard
Finish / Color
  • Deep Dive Blue

However, ASUS did not provide the details about the laptop's availability and pricing. We'll have to wait then until the Computex 2018 show set to take place in Taipei for those pieces of information.

Source: ASUS via Notebook Italia

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