As chip makers continually improve their products, we get faster and more reliable processors. However, when performance is increased, so does power consumption. Desktop computers are ideal platforms to handle these power-hungry components, but laptops are an entirely different challenge. We’ve recently seen the arrival of models that run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC that boast superior battery life, but the Intel-based 2018 Asus ZenBook S will run up to 20 hours on a single charge.

First of all, we would like to highlight that this device is part of the manufacturer’s lineup of premium notebooks. You get a slim and lightweight laptop that is mostly crafted from aluminum. It further adds another touch of class with its polished chamfered edges that contrast the color of the body. The desired effect is the result of a two-phase anodizing process that results in a luxurious two-tone finish.

It sports an Intel Core i7-8565U with speeds up to 4.5 GHz. You can also go for the slightly less costly configuration that comes with an Intel Core i5-8265U with a max speed of 3.9 GHz. Both chipsets reportedly draw the same 15 watts of power.

Other furnishings include a 13.3-inch 3,840 x 2,160 resolution touchscreen. The 2018 Asus ZenBook S also uses a unique hinge called the Ergolift—a unique mechanism that raises the base up at a 5.5-degree angle, which supposedly makes typing more comfortable. You can also find two Thunderbolt 3 ports, 1 USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm combo jack, and a robust MIL-STD 810G rated construction.

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