If you are a company employee, if the next day is a national statutory holiday, but you still have to work overtime tonight, how would you feel? I think most people will feel uncomfortable.
At 9:30 pm the day before the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival, ASUS held a new product launch conference and launched its latest two flagship new products equipped with Intel's 11th generation Core, namely ASUS Lingyao X aspect and ASUS Lingyao X Xiaoyao, corresponding to overseas Versions ZenBook S UX393EA and ZenBook Filp S UX371EA.
As I said before, Lingyao ZenBook is ASUS’s high-end, thin and light product line. This time a separate conference was held for two new products. It seems that ASUS is not willing to be classified as Others.
Without further ado, let's take a look at these two machines first.
Starting this year, ASUS has changed the design language of Lingyao product line. Although the ancestral concentric circle A-side design is still there, it is not so visually obvious. The whole machine tends to be extremely thin and light, with many CNC highlight trimmings, which are very angular.
I have to say that the color combination of black gold is suddenly much higher-end than before, and even a bit business style.
In fact, there have been fewer thin and light notebooks in this year's extreme thin and light route. It is fine to be thin, but it is not easy to be thin. To be thin means to sacrifice heat dissipation and external interfaces. In order to ensure the user experience, generally do not try to reduce the thickness of the book.
The thickness and weight of the Lingyao X aspect/Xiaoyao this time is 13.9mm/ 1.35kg, 13.9mm/1.2kg. The Lenovo YOGA S940 and C940 of the same level are 15.1mm/1.25kg and 14.2mm/1.35kg respectively.
The biggest selling point of the latest Lingyao X is the screen.
Lingyao X is equipped with a 13.9-inch, 3300×2200 resolution 3:2 productivity screen. The maximum brightness is 500nit, the contrast ratio is 1500:1, and it supports DCI-P3 100% color gamut coverage (133% sRGB). It has passed Pantone color certification and supports DC dimming and 10-point touch.
The ratio of 3:2 fully occupies the chin of the screen, which makes the screen-to-body ratio reach 92%, which is a bit higher than Huawei MateBook X Pro. And one thing better than MateBook X Pro is that Lingyao X is not a nostril camera. The main camera microphone and infrared face camera are still on the top of the screen. I think this is good.
Since Lingyao X Xiaoyao supports 360-degree flip, it is a 13.3-inch 4K OLED panel with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. But the brightness is only 400nit, which is lower than LCD. This OLED screen is also 10-point touch, and supports physical anti-blue light.
Regarding the issue of OLED screen burn-in, I asked ASUS engineers during the ASUS Lingyao X Pro Duo tasting. They said that it is in the position of the Windows icon in the taskbar. Although there does not seem to be any screen changes, the program actually makes this position flicker frequently to prevent burn-in.
But so far, it seems that there has not been a serious notebook OLED burn-in incident. Let's believe this is stable for the time being.
In addition to the screen, Lingyao X aspect and Lingyao X Xiaoyao are the high-end standards cited in the regulations.
What I can't help but complain about is that after cutting off the camera on the gaming notebook, ASUS has done some tricks on the Lingyao thin and light notebook.
▼Lingyao X Xiaoyao interface
If you observe the external interfaces of these two notebooks, you will find that there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. According to the previous practice of Lingyao 14, it is estimated that there will be a USB-C to 3.5 adapter in the box.
I was puzzled. You said that the mobile phone canceled 3.5 because the mobile phone was small and 3.5 took up space. Then the notebook shouldn't even run out of soldering space for the 3.5 interface. I really don't know what ASUS engineers think.
▼Lingyao X Vertical and Horizontal Interface
In addition, there are no slots for the Lingyao X aspect and Xiaoyao external interfaces. The only USB-A port is on the left, which is convenient for plugging in the receiver. The HDMI interface is on the right, and there are two Thunderbolt 4 interfaces that support 65W PD charging.
Having said so much, we should look at their prices.
- Lingyao X aspect, i7-1165G7 16GB+512GB starting at 8,999 yuan (USD $1286)
- Lingyao X Xiaoyao, i7-1165G7 16GB+512GB starting at 8999 yuan (USD $1286)
As the most high-end thin and light notebook of my entire brand, the price is not more than 10,000, and the price/performance ratio is actually good.
In recent years, the price of notebooks has been declining, no matter which brand, whether it is low-end or high-end, only Dell is still insisting on its nobility.
In addition, other brands of high-end 11-generation Core thin and light notebooks have not yet been launched. In fact, it is difficult to judge whether the Lingyao X aspect/xiaoyao is worth buying.
However, ASUS is the first to bring us such sincere works. It should be commendable. Otherwise, the entire market will be monopolized by Lenovo, which is actually nothing good.