With its sharp and colorful 13-inch display, speedy performance and svelte aluminum design, we're surprised the Asus ZenBook UX330UA doesn't cost at least $200 more. Not only is it one of the lightest and thinnest 13-inch notebooks on the market, this ultrabook packs a ton of battery life, lasting more than 10 hours on a charge.
|Best Asus Laptops 2017|
|Asus Zenbook UX330UA||Best Overall||4 out of 5|
|Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA||Best Chromebook||4 out of 5|
|Asus VivoBook E403SA||Best Budget Notebook||4.5 out of 5|
|Asus Transformer Pro (T304UA)||Best 2-in-1||3.5 out of 5|
|Asus ROG Zephyrus||Best for Gaming||4 out of 5|
|Asus Chromebook Flip C213SA||Best Kids Laptop||4 out of 5|
|Asus ZenBook Flip S||New and Notable||N/A|
|Asus ROG Chimera||New and Noteable||N/A|
Chromebooks get mocked for being cheap, but the Flip C302CA turns that conventional wisdom on its head. This 2-in-1 has the speed for multitasking, an elegant aluminum design that turns heads, a bright 1080p display and solid battery life. Add that all up, and Asus has built the best Chromebook on the market today.
Asus' VivoBook E403SA packs a 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, a USB Type-C port and over 9 hours of battery life into a lightweight, $399 package. Add in solid Pentium-class performance, a stylish brushed-aluminum-finish lid and a solid keyboard, and this laptop's a steal.
The Transformer Pro (T304UA) looks a lot like the Microsoft Surface Pro, but it beats that 2-in-1 in two ways. First off, its keyboard and pen come included, making it $859 less expensive than a similarly configured Surface Pro. Also, the Transformer Pro packs ports for both USB 3.0 and USB Type-C, while the Surface Pro only provides the former.
The era of trading power for portability is over. Measuring a measly 0.7-inches thick, the Asus Zephyrus is housing a massive Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU thanks to Nvidia's Max-Q design. Focusing on efficiency rather than performance, Max-Q allows this svelte system to play games at the highest settings without the massive bulk of a desktop replacement.
If you're trying to pick out a laptop for your child, the Flip C213SA's long-lasting battery, quality audio and comfortable keyboard make it an easy decision. Futher, its convertible design and camera in its keyboard deck allow the Chromebook to become your kid's first camera.
Attention 2-in-1 fans, there's a new champion for the thinnest convertible in the world: the Asus ZenBook Flip S. Measuring just 0.42-inches thick and weighing 2.4 pounds, the 13-inch ZenBook Flip S is more portable than a lot of standard clamshell notebooks. And even with its petite dimensions, the ZenBook Flip S doesn't have to be light on specs, as it can be configured with up an Intel Core i7 CPU or a 4K display. The ZenBook Flip S features inking support and will ship with an active stylus in the box, so you can take advantage of the new inking features that in Windows 10.
This upcoming, 17.3-inch laptop features a monitor that operates at 144Hz with a 7ms response time and Nvidia G-Sync technology. All of those features promise an extraordinary gaming experience, with high frames and no ghosting or tearing. The ROG Chimera also has extremely powerful specs, including an overclockable Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU and Nvidia 1080 graphics.