Zenbook S16
Zenbook S16

ASUS Zenbook S16 debuts with Ryzen AI 9 HX 370

What To Know

  • Despite being a 16-inch model, the Zenbook S16 is extremely thin and light, weighing just over three pounds and measuring only 1.
  • The cooling system has been upgraded with a new top vent and an ultra-thin vapor chamber, which is a welcome improvement for better laptop cooling.
  • Additionally, the laptop supports Wi-Fi 7, includes up to 2TB of solid-state storage, and can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM.
  • The ASUS Zenbook S16 starts at $1,400 and is now available for pre-order at Best Buy in white or gray colors.

ASUS unveiled a range of new laptops at this week’s Computex tech expo in Taipei, including a refreshed Zenbook. The Zenbook S16 retains its sleek design but introduces several iterative improvements and some major updates.

The laptop features AMD’s newly announced Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 processor, which promises enhanced AI performance with 50 TOPS of processing power, tripling AMD’s previous laptop hardware capabilities. This makes it compatible with Copilot+, indicating that Qualcomm is no longer the sole provider for Microsoft’s AI assistant.

Despite being a 16-inch model, the Zenbook S16 is extremely thin and light, weighing just over three pounds and measuring only 1.1 cm (0.4 inches) thick. The cooling system has been upgraded with a new top vent and an ultra-thin vapor chamber, which is a welcome improvement for better laptop cooling.

The laptop retains its signature aluminum ceramic coating, now rebranded as “Ceraluminum.” The Zenbook S16 boasts a 16-inch 3K OLED touchscreen with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Its 78Wh battery supports all-day use, and the six-speaker setup from Harman Kardon promises high-quality audio. Additionally, the laptop supports Wi-Fi 7, includes up to 2TB of solid-state storage, and can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM.

The ASUS Zenbook S16 starts at $1,400 and is now available for pre-order at Best Buy in white or gray colors.