Expanding its catalogue of notebooks in India, Asus has announced a partnership with chipset manufacturer AMD to launch the Asus VivoBook 15 and Asus F570 notebooks with the latest Ryzen chipsets and AMD Radeon graphics. The laptops will be exclusively available on Paytm Mall for a starting price of Rs 30,990 for the course of a month.
First up, the Asus Gaming F570 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 Processor with AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for 6X faster data speeds. The machine is designed with a smart and sophisticated Reaper Black finish and Lightning Blue edges, all of which is housed inside a 21.9mm thick profile and weighs in at 1.9 kg. The F570 features backlit keys allowing users to easily type in any environment and it also offers a 1.4mm optimum key travel.
The ASUS VivoBook 15 (X505) is a lighter machine, packing in an 18.9mm thickness profile and weighs only at 1.6 kg. The VivoBook 15 features a 15.6-inch Full HD display with thin 7.7mm bezels on its sides, thus offering a screen-to-body ratio of 81 percent. The ASUS VivoBook offers 3X longer battery life and supports ASUS SuperBattery technology and Battery Health Charging technology for reduced battery expansion and an increased overall lifespan. The battery also comes with fast charging which can charge up the laptop to 60 percent in just 49 minutes.
The VivoBook 15 will be available in two variants – one configured with AMD Ryzen 3 – 2200U Processor / Radeon Vega 3 while the other packs in AMD Ryzen 5-2500U Processor / Radeon Vega 8 Graphics. Both models can be bought with up to 8GB of RAM. For connectivity, the machine is integrated with two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, a USB-C port, an HDMI port, a headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi.
Speaking about the launch, ASUS India PC Head, Arnold Su said “We are excited to unveil the Gaming F570 and VivoBook 15 (X505) specially designed for our Indian consumers. Both the laptops feature the latest AMD Ryzen 5 processor and Radeon Vega graphics, ensuring effortless productivity, multitasking, and entertainment. Pioneering the thin and light segment we are the only brand with models catering to this segment with Ryzen processor. We’re positive that the rising brigade of India’s ambitious users demanding more from their laptops would appreciate the latest offering”.
Director of Consumer Sales for APJ at AMD, Peter Chambers also commented by saying “AMD is thrilled to expand its partnership with ASUS, an innovator that pushes boundaries to deliver exciting computing experiences. With the changing needs of creators and enthusiasts, AMD constantly endeavours to deliver unprecedented high-performance computing. Combined with AMD’s latest generation Ryzen Mobile processor featuring Vega graphics, the new ASUS Gaming F570 and the thin and modern ASUS VivoBook 15 Series enables users to experience super-fast computing and graphics performance for entertainment and gaming”.
Paytm Mall COO, Amit Sinha said “We are excited to partner with Asus for the exclusive launch of the Gaming F570 and VivoBook 15 (X505) on Paytm Mall. We have seen an overwhelming response for Asus laptops on Paytm Mall, and this new offering, backed by our reach and a wide range of affordability services, is bound to delight customers. This launch is in sync with our O2O strategy and our aim to bring great products, and deliver the best shopping experience for our customers while creating greater synergies between brands and the distributor network”.
The Asus Gaming F570 and Asus VivoBook 15 (X505) will be available for asking prices of Rs 52,990 and Rs 30,990 (Rs 35,990 for the AMD Ryzen 5-2500U Processor / Radeon Vega 8 model) respectively exclusively on Paytm Mall for the first month from launch.