Being one of the world’s largest suppliers of premium laptops, ASUS is no stranger to exotic materials as well as high-performance ultra-portable notebooks. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, ASUS introduced its ZenBook Edition 30 laptop that combines stylish looks, innovative technologies, and high performance.

The ZenBook Edition 30 (UX334) comes in a white anodized aluminum chassis featuring a lid covered with a handcrafted pearl white leather and featuring golden accents. Furthermore, the laptop will come equipped with a set of premium accessories matching its design and feel. As far as the screen is concerned, the notebook has a 13.3-inch Full-HD NanoEdge display with thin bezels. In addition, the notebook has ASUS’s proprietary ScreenPad 2.0 to boost productivity and add exclusive features. This is a second display in the touchpad.

Based on Intel’s quad-core Core i7-8565U processor, the ZenBook Edition 30 features NVIDIA’s GeForce MX 250 discrete GPU, a rare feature on 13.3-inch laptops. Besides, the mobile PC also has 16 GB of DRAM, a 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD, and an Intel Wireless-AC Gigabit-class Wi-Fi.

When it comes to physical connectivity, the ZenBook Edition 30 has rather regular set of connectors, including two USB Type-A ports, a USB Type-C connector, an HDMI output, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5-mm jack for headsets.

The ZenBook Edition 30 looks and feels like a premium product with a great set of features for a 13.3-inch machine, but it remains to be seen how practical a white leather-covered laptop will be in terms of wear out.

Sales of the ASUS ZenBook Edition 30 notebook will start sometimes in Q3 in various regions, but its actual pricing is something that remains to be seen.

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  • Lord of the Bored - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - link

    I'm sure after the Asus Transformer Prime lawsuit, their lawyers have made a long trek to ensure that insignia is legally distinct from any alliance of planets, federated or otherwise.
  • mobutu - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    that is one UGLY lid
  • zodiacfml - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Ok but that charging cable is atrocious, could have employed USB-C PD
  • Lord of the Bored - Monday, June 10, 2019 - link

    Odd, I thought it was a thing of beauty. Why make do with a flimsy data connector for charging when you can use something actually designed for the task?

    I get the desire for USB charging on phones, where space is at a premium and power draws are small. I simply don't understand it on a machine with space for multiple full-size USB ports and an HDMI port. Barrel connectors are nice, simple, robust devices. They do one thing, and do it well.
    And honestly? I'm scared of the USB PD spec. A hundred watts through that tiny piece of crap is concerning. We used to have power connectors designed by electrical engineers. Now they're designed by marketing and they make safety sacrifices for size and aesthetics.

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