New ASUS gaming and professional laptops – South African pricing

ASUS has launched its new lineup of professional and gaming laptops in South Africa, including the dual-screen ZenBook Pro Duo and high-end ROG Zephyrus notebooks.

Many of these laptops were initially unveiled at Computex 2019 and are now set to launch in South Africa over the next two months.

ASUS is launching new laptops across its ZenBook, TUF Gaming, VivoBook S, ZenBook Pro Duo, and ROG Zephyrus ranges, offering portable computing solutions across various markets.

Many of these new devices feature ScreenPad 2.0, which comprises a second display below the keyboard which acts both as a touch screen and standard touch pad.

ASUS’ gaming laptops now include the latest hardware from AMD and Nvidia, including support for Ryzen CPUs and Geforce RTX graphics cards.

Below are the specifications, release date, and South Africa pricing for the new ASUS laptops coming to South Africa.


ZenBook

ASUS’ new ZenBook models deliver ScreenPad 2.0 touch pads in addition to high-resolution IPS displays and Nvidia GeForce graphics.

The ASUS ZenBook 14 and ZenBook 15 will be available from August in South Africa, from Takealot and Incredible Connection.

ASUS said the laptops would be priced from R19,999 to R24,999.

ASUS ZenBook 2019 angle

Component ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX434) ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX534)
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U or Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i7-8565U or Intel Core i5-8265U
Display 14-inch 1,920 x 1,080 LCD 15.6-inch 3,840 x 2,160 LCD or 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 LCD
Operating System Windows 10 Windows 10
Graphics Nvidia GeForce MX250, Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
Memory Up to 16GB 2,133MHz LPDDR3 Up to 16GB 2,400MHz DDR4
Storage Up to 1TB SSD Up to 1TB SSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0
Interfaces USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, USB Gen 2 Type-A, USB 2.0, HDMI, Micro SD reader, audio combo jack USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI, SD card reader, audio combo jack
Touchpad display 5.65-inch FHD+ Super IPS display 5.65-inch FHD+ Super IPS display
Battery 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer 71Wh 8-cell lithium-polymer
Dimensions 31.9 x 19.9 x 1.69 cm 35.4 x 22 x 1.89 cm
Weight 1.26kg Anti-glare display: 1.55kg, Standard display: 1.65kg

TUF Gaming

ASUS’ new TUF gaming laptops include Ryzen 7 CPUs paired with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1600 Series graphics cards and up to 32GB of RAM.

TUF Gaming FX505 and FX705 laptops are currently available and moving into inventory at Evetech, Takealot, Dion Wired and Incredible Connection.

Pricing for these laptops ranges from R13,999 to R19,999.

ASUS TUF

Component ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 ASUS TUF Gaming FX705
Processor Up to AMD Ryzen 7 3750H AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD 60Hz/120Hz 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD
Operating System Windows 10 Windows 10
Graphics Up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4 RAM Up to 32GB DDR4 RAM
Storage Up to 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD Up to 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Interfaces 2x USB 3.0 Gen 1, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio 2x USB 3.0 Gen 1, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio
Battery 48Wh 48Wh
Dimensions 36.0 x 26.2 x 2.58 cm 36.0 x 26.2 x 2.58 cm
Weight 2.2kg 2.7kg

VivoBook S

The VivoBook S models also include ASUS’ ScreenPad 2.0 technology, offering great features and professional specifications in a compact form factor.

ASUS said its VivoBook S14 and S15 will be available in South Africa from August.

The devices will be priced from R14,999 to R17,999 at Evetech, Dion Wired and Incredible Connection.

ASUS VivoBook S14 S15 top

Component VivoBook S14 (S431FL / S431FA) VivoBook S14 (S432FL / S432FA)
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U or Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i7-8565U or Intel Core i5-8265U
Operating system Windows 10 Windows 10
Display 14‑inch 1,920 x 1,080 LCD 14‑inch 1,920 x 1,080 LCD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250 or Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 NVIDIA GeForce MX250 or Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
Memory Up to 16GB 2,133MHz LPDDR3 Up to 16GB 2,133MHz LPDDR3
Storage Up to 1TB SSD Up to 1TB SSD
Connectivity 802.11ax Intel Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 802.11ax Intel Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
Interfaces 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2, 1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Combo audio jack, 1 x SD card reader 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1, 1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Combo audio jack, 1 x microSD card reader
Touchpad display Integrated NumberPad (only on Transparent Silver models) 5.65-inch FHD+ Super IPS display.
Battery 47Wh 2-cell lithium-polymer 42Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer
Size 18.0 x 323.3 x 213.7 mm 18.0 x 322.4 x 211.7 mm
Weight 1.4kg 1.4kg

ASUS VivoBook S14 S15 open

Component VivoBook S15 S531FL / S531FA VivoBook S15 S532FL / S532FA
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U or Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i7-8565U or Intel Core i5-8265U
Operating system Windows 10 Windows 10
Display 15.6‑inch 1,920 x 1,080 LCD 15.6‑inch 1,920 x 1,080 LCD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250 or Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 NVIDIA GeForce MX250 or Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
Memory Up to 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 Up to 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
Storage Up to 1TB SSD and up to 2TB HDD Up to 1TB SSD
Connectivity 802.11ax Intel Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 802.11ax Intel Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
Interfaces 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1, 1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Combo audio jack, 1 x MicroSD card reader 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1, 1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Combo audio jack, 1 x MicroSD card reader
Touchpad display N/A 5.65 inch FHD+ Super IPS display.
Battery 42Wh 3-cell lithium-prismatic 42Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer
Size 180 x 357.2 x 230.3 mm 180 x 357.2 x 230.3 mm
Weight 1.8kg 1.8kg

ZenBook Pro Duo

The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo boasts a 4K OLED main display paired with a secondary 4K touch screen above the keyboard which can be used as a standard display within Windows 10.

The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) will be available from July at Dion Wired starting at R47,999.

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo view from front

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)
Processor Intel Core i9-9980HK or Intel Core i7-9750H
Display 15.6-inch 3,840 x 2,160 OLED, 14-inch 4K LCD
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Storage Up to 1TB SSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0
Interfaces 1 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x Standard HDMI, 1 x Audio combo jack, 1 x DC-in
Battery 71Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer
Dimensions 359 x 246 x 24 mm
Weight 2.5kg

ROG Zephyrus

ASUS also launched a trio of new ROG Zephyrus devices in South Africa, each sporting a different configuration.

These laptops include impressive gaming hardware packed into a slim form factor,offering  the best of both worlds.

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G GA502 will priced starting at R24,999, the ROG Zephyrus M GU502 will br priced from R32,999, and the ROG Zephyrus S GX502 will be priced at R44,999.

All of these new latops will be available at Evetech from June 2019.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus 2019

Component Zephyrus G GA502 Zephyrus M GU502 Zephyrus S GX502
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3750H Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
Operating system Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS 120Hz 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS 244Hz 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS 244Hz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4 RAM Up to 32GB DDR4 RAM Up to 32GB DDR4 RAM
Storage Up to 512GB NVMe SSD Up to 1TB NVMe SSD Up to 1TB NVMe SSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 5, Blueooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 5, Blueooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 5, Blueooth 5.0
Interfaces 3x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 2.0b, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio 3x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 2.0b, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio 3x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 2.0b, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio
Battery 76Wh 76Wh 76Wh
Size 36.0 x 25.2 x 1.99 cm 36.0 x 25.2 x 1.89 cm 36.0 x 25.2 x 1.89 cm
Weight 2.1kg 1.9kg 2.0kg

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