Asus shows off ZenBook 17 Fold, “Space Edition” ZenBook 14 OLED
At the CES 2022, Asus has revealed unique laptops, ranging from foldables to special edition variants. Know details.
In the midst of all cutting-edge laptops tech revealed at the CES 2022, Asus has managed to grab the limelight with a couple of its ZenBook laptops. Specifically, it is the ZenBook 17 Fold which, as the name suggests, is a folding laptop utilizing the latest 12th Gen Intel processors. Alongside this, Asus has also released a special edition version of its ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition and an entire lineup of updated TUF gaming laptops.
Asus is yet to comment on availability and pricing of these laptops, especially for India. However, it has revealed everything there is to know about specs and features of these machines. The ZenBook 17 Fold is the company's first laptop with a folding display.
Asus ZenBook 17 Fold specs and features
As the name suggests, the ZenBook 17 Fold has a 17.3-inch foldable OLED display with 2.5k resolution, Dolby Vision and Pantone Validated colours. When folded into a laptop state, the laptop offers a 3:2, 12.5-inch, 1920x 1280 resolution display on either side, upon one of which you can attach a detachable keyboard cover. You can also use the on-screen keyboard, if you are into that sort of things.
Inside, there's a 12th Generation Intel Core i7 U-Series processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, up to 16 GB RAM and a fast 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD storage. Connectivity options include two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, which support fast charging the 75Wh battery. The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED also meets the updated Intel EVO standards for foldable laptops.
ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition
Being a tribute to the Asus P6300 laptop that spent 600 days in space, the ZenBook 14X OLED gets special cosmetic makeover to celebrate the space laptop. Other than some cool graphics on the lid as well as the deck, the Space Edition also features a small 3.5-inch OLED display that can show messages or graphics of the user's choice.
Asus also says that the laptop complies to US Space Systems Command Standard SMC-S-016A testing protocols, which means it is stronger than other laptops and can survive a temperature range of -24 degrees Celsius to 61 degrees Celsius.
Other features include 12thGeneration Intel Core i9 H-series processors and Intel Iris X e graphics, 32 GB RAM, a PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD, and Wi-Fi 6E. The 16:10 2.8K OLED 90Hz touch display is Pantone validated and DisplayHDR True Black 500-certified.
Other than these special edition laptops, Asus has also updated the regular ZenBook and VivoBook models with the new 12th Gen Intel and AMD Ryzen 6000 processors. The TUF gaming laptop series also gets visual updates along with new NVIDIA GPU updates and new Intel/AMD processors.