ASUS VivoBook 14 (X412), 15 (X512), and 17 (X712) Offer Unmatched Immersion with Thin-bezel Displays and NVIDIA GeForce Graphics

-- Slim, lightweight laptops also feature the innovative NumberPad, ErgoLift hinge, and powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor --


KEY POINTS

  • Slim and light laptops with four-sided frameless NanoEdge ultra-narrow-bezel displays for an immersive, near-borderless viewing experience
  • Powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, with up to NVIDIA GeForce MX130 discrete graphics
  • Innovative design featuring the ErgoLift hinge for comfort typing; select models include the innovative NumberPad touchpad and four gorgeous color options

Las Vegas, CES (January 7, 2019) — ASUS today announced three new additions to the VivoBook family: the 14-inch VivoBook 14 (X412), the 15.6-inch VivoBook 15 (X512), and the 17.3-inch VivoBook 17 (X712). VivoBook 14 and VivoBook 15 feature frameless four-sided NanoEdge displays with at least an 87% screen-to-body ratio (on VivoBook 14) for immersive viewing. Meanwhile, VivoBook 17 has a slim-bezel display with an 85% screen-to-body ratio. The incredibly slim bezel allows a large display to fit into a smaller chassis, effectively reducing the laptop footprint for a more compact and portable machine. These laptops are powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® MX130 discrete graphics, and include the ErgoLift hinge that tilts the keyboard to replicate the feel of a desktop keyboard for a more comfortable typing experience. VivoBook 14 and VivoBook 15 are available in four colors so users can select one that best express themselves. There are classics such as Transparent Silver and Slate Grey, iridescent Peacock Blue, which changes color tone depending on how light strikes the laptop surface, and the eye-catching Coral Crush.

Unrivaled immersion with the four-sided frameless NanoEdge display

The four-sided frameless NanoEdge design gives VivoBook 14 and VivoBook 15 bezels that are only 5.7mm thin, giving screen-to-body ratios of up to 87% and 88% respectively. VivoBook 17 also has a slim-bezel display with a slightly smaller 85% screen-to-body ratio. The FHD panels also feature wide-view technology and exceptional color reproduction for lifelike visuals even when viewed from extreme positions. The NanoEdge display gives VivoBook a smaller footprint that makes the laptop much more portable without sacrificing screen size.

Powerful Intel Core CPU and dual-storage design

VivoBook 14 and VivoBook 15 are powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce MX130 discrete graphics. They have dual-storage designs that can be specified with up to a 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD. VivoBook 14, 15, and 17 also support Intel Optane™ memory, which intelligently accelerates hard disk performance, speeds up multitasking and app loading times, and reduces boot-up and resume times.

In addition, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ac) connections provide speeds of up to 867Mbps — 6X-faster1 than 802.11n — for seamless video-streaming, and smooth web-surfing. VivoBook also features Bluetooth® 4.2.

Designed with comfort in mind

The new VivoBook 14 (as well as the previously announced X420) features the amazing new NumberPad — a novel solution to the lack of a dedicated numeric keypad on small laptops. In normal use, NumberPad is a large glass-covered Windows Precision Touchpad with multi-gesture support. A tap of the NumberPad icon on the touchpad turns it into an LED-illuminated keypad with a familiar layout for easy data entry.

An optional fingerprint sensor built into the touchpad provides one-touch access with Windows Hello, so logging in has never been easier or more secure. There’s also a full-size backlit keyboard that’s perfect for working in dim environments. It has a sturdy one-piece construction and 1.4mm key travel (1.3mm for VivoBook 14) for comfortable typing.

The ErgoLift hinge on the new VivoBook series provides more comfort during long typing stints. Its unique design automatically tilts the keyboard when the laptop is opened, creating the familiar feel of a desktop keyboard.

Comprehensive connectivity is provided by an array of ports including USB Type-C™ (USB-C™), USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and USB 2.0, HDMI output, and a microSD card reader for hassle-free compatibility with current peripherals, displays, and projectors.

All VivoBook models feature a high-quality battery with all-day battery life and a lifespan that’s up to 3X-longer than standard lithium-ion batteries. Fast-charge technology enables users to charge a low battery to 60% in just 49 minutes. Integrated ASUS Battery Health Charging technology also makes for a safer charging experience, with measures designed to decrease the battery expansion rate during charging to ensure the battery stays in good condition.

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SPECIFICATIONS²

ASUS VivoBook

Processor   For X412 and X512:
Intel® Pentium™ 4417
Intel® Core™ i3-7020 (Kabylake U)
Intel® Core™ i7-8550 / i5-8250 / i3-8130 (Kabylake R)
Intel® Core™ i7-8565 / i5-8265 / i3-8145 (Whiskey Lake U)
For X712:
Intel® Core™ i7-8565 / i5-8265 / i3-8145 (Whiskey Lake U)
Operating system   Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Display   For X412:
14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) with wide-view technology
14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) panel
14-inch HD (1280 x 720) panel

For X512:
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) with wide-view technology
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) panel
15.6-inch HD (1280 x 720) panel

For X712:
17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) with wide-view technology
17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
17.3-inch HD+ (1600 x 900)
Graphics   For X412 and X512:
Intel® UMA with 2GB VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX110 with 2GB VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX130 with 2GB VRAM

For X712:
Intel® UMA with 2GB VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX110 with 2GB VRAM
Memory   For X412, X512, and X712:
Up to 16GB DDR4 2400 RAM
Storage   For X412, X512, and X712:
128GB / 256GB SSD with a 1TB / 2TB HDD
Wireless   802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 4.2
Connectivity   For X412:
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (USB-C™)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Audio jack combo
1 x Micro SD Card reader

For X512 and X712:
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (USB-C™)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Audio jack combo
1 x Micro SD Card reader
Audio   ASUS SonicMaster technology
Array microphone
Battery   For X412: 37Wh lithium-polymer battery (2-cell)
For X512: 32 / 37Wh lithium-polymer battery (2-cell)
For X712: 32Wh lithium-polymer battery (2-cell)
Colors   For X412 and X512:
Transparent Silver, Slate Grey, Peacock Blue, and Coral Crush
For X712
Transparent Silver
Size   For X412: 322.4 x 212.7 x 19.5mm
For X512: 357.2 x 230.4 x19.5 mm
For X712: 406.9 x 253.75 x 21.4 mm
Weight   For X412: 1.5kg
For X512: 1.6kg
For X712: 2.1kg

¹ 5.78X increase for 867Mbps (2x2 802.11ac) versus 150Mbps (1x1 802.11n). Unless otherwise stated, Wi-Fi performance figures are based on theoretical performance. Actual performance may vary in real-world situations.
² Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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AVAILABILITY AND PRICING

The ASUS VivoBook 14, 15, and will start selling in the coming months. Configurations, availability, and pricing will vary by region, so check with your local ASUS representative for more information.

For additional details, visit the product pages, at https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-14-X412UF/ and https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-15-X512UF/, or read the article on Edge Up.

ASUS at CES 2019: If you’re interested in seeing any products or taking a tour of the ASUS and ROG showrooms at CES, please reach out to the press contacts listed below.

PRODUCT IMAGES

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RELATED PRESS RELEASES

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PRESS CONTACTS

Randall Grilli
Director of Media Relations
Randall_Grilli@asus.com
Gary Key
Sr. Technical Marketing Manager
Gary_Key@asus.com
Nick Mijuskovic
Technical Marketing Manager
Nick_Mijuskovic@asus.com
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About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 16,000 people worldwide and over 5,000 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,511 awards and earned approximately US$13 billion of revenue in 2017.