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ASUS Zenbook S 16 debuts at COMPUTEX ’24: 16” OLED, AMD Ryzen AI 9 365

ASUS unveiled a wave of laptops at COMPUTEX, but the Zenbook S16 steals the show.

This 16-inch machine boasts the company’s proprietary “Ceraluminum” chassis — a lightweight, durable blend of ceramic and aluminum. Surprisingly thin (1.1cm) and light (1.5kg), it’s ideal for travel.

Asus Zenbook S 16 Fi

The laptop packs the latest AMD Ryzen AI 9 processor with on-device AI processing. It uses up to 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD storage, and the cutting-edge Wi-Fi 7.

For thermals, it deploys a silent (25dB) dual-fan cooling system with a vapor chamber, enabling a 29W TDP without throttling. The display is a 16-inch 3K OLED marvel with HDR, Dolby Vision, and Pantone validation. Low blue light emission (TUV and SGS certified) protects your eyes. It also gets Harman Kardon’s 6-speaker Dolby Atmos setup.

Inside is a 78Wh battery paired with a 65W USB-C adapter. Despite its thin profile, ASUS includes a full range of ports: USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, two USB-C 4.0 ports, HDMI 2.1, an SD card reader, and a headphone jack.

ASUS Zenbook S 16 (UM5606) specs:
16-inch 3K OLED PANTONE validated display
2880 x 1800 pixels, 120Hz, 16:10 aspect ratio
400 nits, 500 nits (HDR)
CPU:
– AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 2.0GHz (36MB Cache, up to 5.1GHz, 12 cores, 24 Threads); AMD Ryzen AI up to 81 TOPs
– AMD Ryzen AI 9 365 Processor 2.0GHz (34MB Cache, up to 5.0GHz, 10 cores, 20 Threads); AMD Ryzen AI 77+ TOPs
AMD Radeon 890M/ 880M GPU
24GB, 32GB LPDDR5X RAM
1TB, 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD storage
FHD webcam, IR, supports Windows Hello
Wi-Fi 7
Bluetooth 5.4
I/Os:
– 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2
– 2x USB-C (USB 4.0, DisplayPort, PD)
1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS
1x 3.5mm 2-in1 audio jack
– SD card reader
US MIL-STD 810H military-grade standard
Six speakers, Dolby Atmos/ Vision
Windows 11 Home/ Pro
78Wh battery
65W charging via USB-C adapter
35.36 x 24.3 x 1.19 cm
1.5kg
Zumaia Gray, Scandinavian White

Asus Zenbook S 16 Kv

Price and availability

The ASUS Zenbook S16 with 24GB RAM and 1TB SSD is available for pre-order in the US via Best Buy 78 for USD 1,399.99 (~Php82.1K). ASUS has yet to disclose any details for a Philippine release.

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