The Taiwanese computer manufacturing giant Asus at CES 2022 unveiled the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED foldable laptop and the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop. The former one features a 17.3-inch Foldable OLED display that can be folded down to create a 12.5-inch panel. It is powered by Intel Core i7 U-series CPU. On the other hand, the latter one has been produced to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Asus laptop propelled into space which has a 3.5-inch secondary display located on the lid of the device.
Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED foldable laptop
The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is the first 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop in the world. The display is said to be co-developed by ASUS in collaboration with Intel and BOE Technology Group. The laptop has two OLED displays into one device: a big 17.3-inch, 2.5K touchscreen with a 4:3 aspect ratio that folds in the centre to form two seamless 12.5-inch, 1920 x 1280 pixel resolutions and 3:2 aspect ratio screen.
The 17.3-inch display on the Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED can be folded down to create a 12.5-inch panel. The folding design, in combination with the full-size ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad, enables multiple versatile usage modes — PC, Laptop, Tablet, On-Screen Keyboard, Book, and Extend. Additionally, The screen can also be split into multiple windows and the contents arranged using the intelligent window-management feature in the ASUS ScreenXpert 2 and exclusive Mode Switcher apps.
While the PANTONE Validated, Dolby Vision HDR-enabled foldable OLED touchscreen — which is also TÜV Rheinland certified — reduces harmful blue light and has a 100% DCI-P3 gamut. The audio is powered by a powerful quad-speaker Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos sound system for immersive entertainment.
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED includes a 5 MP webcam with ASUS 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) technology for clearer video calls, as well as an HD IR camera for user presence detection.
The foldable laptop is powered by 12th gen Intel Core i7 U-Series CPUs paired with Intel Iris Xe graphics, up to 16GB RAM, and a fast 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. There are two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connectors for connecting to peripherals, as well as quick charging of the long-lasting 75Wh battery and connections to external screens.
The new ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad comes with a desktop-grade 19.05 mm key pitch and a long 1.4 mm travel on the dished keycaps.
The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED will be available for purchase in the second part of 2022.
Asus Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition
The Asus Zenbook 14X OLED laptop‘s 14-inch 2.8K OLED display boasts a 16:10 aspect ratio, 2,880×1,800 pixels of resolution, a 0.2ms reaction time, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a peak brightness of 550 nits. The laptop has a screen-to-body ratio of 92 percent. A secondary 3.5-inch OLED ZenVivio smart display is mounted externally on the lid. This can show customizable messages, themes and animations, allowing the user to give those around them a window into their lifestyle.
The laptop meets the MIL-STD 810H military-grade standard in the United States. The Space Edition can resist and function in cold conditions of – 24°C to blistering hot environments up to 61°C.
The Asus Zenbook 14X OLED laptop features an Intel Core i9 (12900H) processor clocked at 2.5GHz (up to 5.0 GHz) with Intel Iris Xe Graphics. The laptop comes with 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM as well as a 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 Performance SSD.
A backlit chiclet keyboard, 720p HD camera with privacy shutter are all included in the Asus Zenbook 14X OLED notebook. Additionally, there is a Harman Kardon Audio built-in speaker, and an array of microphones with Cortana and Alexa voice recognition capabilities.
The laptop’s networking options include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, dual Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports, an HDMI 2.0 output, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A connector, a 3.5mm audio connection, and a microSD card.
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