As happens with the release of every new Windows version, OEMs are slowly updating their existing laptop lineups and launching new models that offer support for the new desktop operating system -Windows 10 – from Microsoft and its new features. One such company that has been aggressively launching new laptops is Asus. The Taiwanese technology giant has launched a number of laptops, ranging from low-end to high-end segments since the release of Windows 10 on July 29. On Monday, it launched the Asus VivoBook 4K to broaden its high-end offerings.
The highlight of the Asus VivoBook 4K, as its name suggests, is its 4K/ UHD (3840×2160 pixel) IPS display that maintains a 16:9 aspect ratio. Consumers have a choice between fifth or sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, with the base model featuring the dual-core Core i7-5500U. Users can choose up to 12GB of DDR3L SDRAM, and an Nvidia GeForce 940M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM GPU. On the storage front, users have a choice between 500GB 5400rpm HDD, 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 1TB 5400RPM HDD, 1.5TB 5400rpm HDD, 2TB 5400rpm HDD, 128GB SSD, or 256GB SSD.
Other features of the Vivobook 4K notebook include a Super-Multi DVD player, a 3-in-1 card reader, a VGA camera, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, one HDMI port, one VGA port, and one LAN RJ45 jack. Weighing around 2.3kg, the laptop also features 2W stereo speakers, and a 2-cell 37Whr battery,
The company says that the display features a wide 178-degree viewing capabilities, and an 72 percent NTSC, vivid colours, coupled with company’s homegrown ASUS Eye Care mode to reduce blue-light levels by 33% “to ensure a comfortable viewing experience.”
On the software front, the VivoBook 4K runs Windows 10. The brushed-metal laptop comes in Icicle Gold, Glacier Grey, Black, and Navy Blue colour options. The company hasn’t unveiled the retail price or availability of the laptop yet.