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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  • lazarpandar - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Is there a less premium (and less gaudy) asus laptop with the same screen and the same internals?
  • Retycint - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Given the fact that Asus seems to pump out several dozen variations of the Zenbook 13/14 every year, the answer is likely to be yes
  • Umer - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Gone are the days when ZenBook was newly out and its design would put the competition to shame, now they just put themselves to shame with these. Sigh.
  • Zingam - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - link

    You can do only so much with a rectangular shape.
  • anon_anandtech - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Beam me up scottie
  • HStewart - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I am not sure how useful this screen is going to be, personally I hardly ever used the touchpads on laptop. I just prefer a mouse. And this reminds with of little screens on Logitech gaming keyboards which I rarely used - only try it out and did not care.

    But I seen some stuff about new version of portable devices coming out with Dual screen, always connected and using the hybrid Lakefield processor for late 2019 or likely 2020 time frame. Maybe Asus is trying to jump the bandwagon on this technologic with this laptop.
  • PeachNCream - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    The second screen looks like a gimmick, but I am curious as to why your usage or non-usage of a touchpad due to the presence of an external mouse would influence the utility of the things displayed on the touchpad/screen. Just because it isn't your primary pointing device doesn't really mean it will also be pointless (pun intended) as an additional display.
  • Zingam - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - link

    No gimmick at all! You could watch BBC, CNN or other type of porn on the touch pad!
  • Hifihedgehog - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Am I the only one who keeps thinking Star Trek when I see that insignia on the back? I suppose that these are officially approved by the United Federation of Planets.
  • PeachNCream - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    You're not alone. Though I worry about being randomly blasted with disruptors when a bunch of Romulans decloak from nearby and unload on me because I'm on the wrong team.

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