Tech giant Asus has come out with the world’s first 17.3-inch OLED laptop, dubbed the Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED. The laptop will be launched in India at the price of Rs 3,29,990. The Zenbook 17 Fold comes equipped with the 12th Generation Intel Core i7-1250U processor. Designed with 10 cores (2 performance and 8 efficiency cores), the i7-1250U can clock up to 4.7 max frequency. The laptop also comes with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB SSD.
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Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED: All the details
Sporting a unique foldable design, the Asus Zenbook 17 Fold offers users 2 display choices: a large 17.3-inch OLED touchscreen with an aspect ratio of 4:3 which can be folded to produce two 12.3-inch displays with an aspect ratio of 3:2. Asus claims the hinge has been tested to withstand 30,000 open and shut cycles. The versatility of the display allows the laptop to be used in several different modes: Desktop, Laptop (with Bluetooth keyboard), Laptop (with Virtual keyboard), Tablet, Reader, and Extended.
The Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports that are capable of supporting a 4k display output, 40Gbps data transfer, and charging. The Type-C ports can support up to 65W of fast charging as well. The audio on the Zenbook 17 fold has been tuned by Harmon-Kardon and comes with Dolby Atmos certification.
Moving on, the Zenbook 17 Fold is equipped with state-of-the-art security features. The Asus Adaptive Lock powered by Intel’s Visual Sensing Controller uses the HD infrared camera to dim or lock the screen depending on the user’s proximity to it. The screen automatically dims if the user looks away, to conserve battery life. If the user walks away from the laptop, the screen automatically locks itself and only wakes up when the user returns.
Commenting on the launch Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India, said, “We are thrilled to announce our stellar innovation Zenbook 17 Fold OLED in the Indian market. It is the world’s first 17.3” foldable laptop that uses a proprietary foldable hinge design. Co-developed with Intel and BOE, it delivers a transformative experience that merges the productivity of a desktop with the portability of a laptop. This laptop eliminates the need to compromise when working in different environments — in the office, at home, while travelling or when relaxing — by stylishly incorporating two screen sizes and multiple usage modes into one highly portable device.”
The Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED can be bought online at the official Asus e-shop or on other platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital, and Vijay Sales. The laptop will also be available for purchase at Asus-authorised dealerships across the country.