On September 16, a new interesting laptop coming our way from ASUS officially went on sale. The ASUS Adol has been announced just recently, and today, the manufacturer made it available for purchase at a starting price tag of 3299 yuan ($480). It’s the company’s offer in the narrow-sided full-screen niche. So there is every reason to think this laptop is going to compete with the Huawei MateBook X Pro.
The ASUS Adol is a new line in the company’s laptop series. It is aiming at young customers. That’s why there are many features and design elements put in it taking into account the needs of such buyers.
The ASUS Adol sports a 13.3-inch 1080P full-screen, with the narrowest frame of 4.3mm. The screen ratio reaches 90%, which is a very impressive feature of a notebook. The manufacturer calls this design NanoEdge frame design. Due to it, the ASUS Adol has become more compact and portable. At the same time, the narrow-frame screen is capable of providing a more delicate viewing experience.
Our protagonist uses a minimalistic appearance. The body is made of metal, the total weight of which is 1.25kg only, while the thickness reduced to 17.99mm. There’s an ‘ErgoLift’ system that lets the laptop rise up by 2.47 degrees when the lid is open. Due to it, it is way better when typing as well as in terms of heat dissipating. The keyboard is backlit and it has a 1.4mm key travel, a fingerprint scanner, SonicMaster speakers, two USB 2.0/3.0 ports, TYPE-C, HDMI, a 3.5mm audio jack and a Micro SD card reader. There are three color options, including ice diamond gold, star silver, and rose gold.
In terms of configuration, the ASUS Adol notebook is equipped with Intel’s eighth-generation Core processors, divided into three variants:
- i3 special offer: 3299 yuan, i3-8130U processor, UHD Graphics 620, 4GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD non-expandable storage (M.2),
- i5 unique display : 4599 yuan ($669), i5-8250U processor, Nvidia MX150 discrete GPU, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD non-expandable storage (M.2),
- i7 high performance models: 4999 yuan ($727), i7-8550U processor, UHD Graphics 620, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD non-expandable storage (M.2).
Finally, battery life is expected to be around 12 hours, at least for the Intel i3-8130U, while they can charge to up to 60% in just 49 minutes.