Asus has announced the ZenBook S, an ultraportable laptop with a unique hinge design. The company calls it ErgoLift, and it angles the keyboard at 5.5 degrees, which is supposed to be more comfortable during long periods of typing. The hinge also helps with the laptop’s cooling system by offering more clearance from the surface below.
That’s probably for the best, because Asus has crammed U-series Core i7 or i5 processors into the Zenbook S’ 12.9mm-thick frame, which weighs 1 kg (2.2 lbs). The display is 13.3 inches with options for 4K and 1080p resolutions, and the slim bezels offer a screen-to-body ratio of 85 percent. Physical connectivity is handled entirely by three USB-C ports — two with Thunderbolt 3 — and a headphone jack.
The ZenBook S will be available on June 11th. It comes in dark blue or red, and pricing starts from $1,199.