Intro

The lineage of ASUS ZenBooks first started off as a thin and light laptop with adequate performance encased in a beautiful body for day to day use, while still maintaining extensive battery life for a day’s use. Earlier this year at Computex 2018, we saw the first generation of a new series within the ZenBook family – and that’s the ZenBook Pro.

The one we have here in particular is the ZenBook Pro 15, model number UX580GD. It’s an interesting laptop that took Apple’s Touch Bar design and spin it on its head by having a secondary display on the trackpad instead.

Take a look at this video to get a brief look at what the ScreenPad can do.

With such a groundbreakingly new design, what does the ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD truly has to offer? Let’s take a look at it right here.

Unboxing

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15

For a laptop with the “pro” moniker, one would think that the laptop’s box will be grand – but that’s not really the case here. It’s elegant – yes, and does show one of my favorite feature of the ScreenPad on the box itself.

Opening up the box reveals the ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD directly. This packaging design is actually more or less the same as the other ZenBooks that we reviewed before.

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15

Beside the laptop is where the power adapter is found. Pretty basic packaging design, if you ask me. There are more things underneath the laptop – like the user manual, an included velcro cable tie, and a USB to Ethernet dongle.

To be honest, I though the “Pro” moniker will at least have some fancier packaging design. To be disappointment, it’s actually pretty basic. Could’ve gotten some inspiration from the Zephyrus M’s packaging design.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Packaging
7
Design
9
Connectivity and ports
9
Screen
10
Touchscreen, trackpad & keyboard
9
Performance
8
Maintenance and upgradability
6
Battery
5
Value
7
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