ASUS ProArt PZ13 Copilot Plus: New Microsoft Surface Pro Rival?

ASUS ProArt PZ13 Copilot Plus: New Microsoft Surface Pro Rival?

Earlier today, ASUS unveiled the ROG Ally X. At the ongoing Computex 2024 event, the Taiwanese company also introduced three new PCs in its ProArt series. These include the ProArt PZ13, ProArt P16, and ProArt PX13, all of which are designed for creators. The ASUS ProArt PZ13 is a tablet computer that competes with the Microsoft Surface Pro, featuring a detachable design. It's part of the Copilot Plus program. For more details about this device, continue reading below.

ASUS ProArt PZ13 Key Specifications and Features

The ASUS ProArt PZ13 resembles the Surface Pro in many ways. It functions both as a standalone tablet and a conventional laptop when attached to its detachable keyboard, which also includes a kickstand. The device focuses on portability, being just 9mm thick and weighing 0.85 kg. The ProArt PZ13 is IP52-rated for dust and water resistance and has MIL-STD-810H military-grade certification for durability.

The ASUS ProArt PZ13 features a 13.3-inch Lumina OLED screen with a 3K resolution. It supports Dolby Vision, a 60Hz refresh rate, a 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, and a 0.2ms response time. ASUS claims that the display is Pantone Validated and VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black certified. The device also includes a 5MP IR front camera and a 13MP rear camera.

Performance and AI Features

Under the hood, the ASUS ProArt PZ13 is equipped with a Snapdragon X processor with a TDP of up to 20W. It comes with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1TB SSD storage. A thermal system is included for heat dissipation. The device also has a dedicated AI chipset that offers up to 45 TOPS performance. It supports a variety of AI features like copilot, recall, live captions, cocreator, and includes creator apps such as StoryCube and CapCut.

Battery and Connectivity

The ASUS ProArt PZ13 is powered by a 70WHr battery, which is claimed to provide long hours of usage for both work and play. Connectivity options include two USB 4.0 ports, WiFi 7, and an SD card reader.

The ASUS ProArt PZ13 is expected to be available in the third quarter of this year, with pricing details to be announced closer to the launch date.

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