ASUS today announced the groundbreaking Zenbook 17 Fold OLED (UX9702), the world’s first 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop, during a special virtual event.
All the latest ASUS innovations will also be present in the much-anticipated IFA 2022 exhibition, including the new Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402), Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED (UP5302), and Vivobook 16X OLED (N7601).
ASUS Announces Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is a response to users’ desires to achieve the ideal balance between mobility and productivity in their modern 24/7 lifestyles. It eliminates the need to compromise when working in different environments — in the office, at home, while traveling or when relaxing — by elegantly incorporating two screen sizes and multiple usage modes into one highly portable device.
To create this futuristic device, ASUS and Intel have developed industry-first solutions to advance innovation in the foldables category, including collaborations between domain experts and an ecosystem partnership.
Unfold the incredible
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED comes with a full-size ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad that massively increases its versatility, allowing use in Desktop mode, Laptop mode (with Bluetooth keyboard),
Laptop mode (with virtual keyboard), Tablet mode, Reader mode, or Extended mode. In each mode, the easy-to-use window management tools — such as Mode Switcher — in the ScreenXpert 3 app allow multiple split-display configurations and flexible app layouts for enhanced productivity.
Built to last
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED has been tested to meet the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810H US military standard for reliability and durability. The precision-engineered 180° hinge is also torture-tested, undergoing over 30,000 open-and-close cycles to ensure maximum reliability for total peace of mind. The stepless hinge is built to firmly hold the upper screen at any angle, making it perfect when used as an ultraportable 12.5-inch laptop, or for single-handed use in reader mode.
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is designed to deliver a truly immersive audio and visual experience, starting with its amazing 60 Hz 0.2 ms 17.3-inch 2.5K foldable OLED (FOLED) touchscreen. This display is Dolby Vision certified for realistic HDR visuals, PANTONE Validated for color accuracy, and has a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut for vivid colors. It’s also TÜV Rheinland certified for low blue-light emissions and flicker-free operation, making it easy on the eyes during long viewing sessions.
Movies, videos, and music are all enhanced by the immersive surround-sound capabilities of the powerful Harman Kardon-certified quad-speaker Dolby Atmos audio system. Dolby Atmos adds an exciting new spatial dimension to sound for an ultra-realistic listening experience. The speakers are driven by a smart amplifier that maximizes volume — up to 3.5X louder than a standard amplifier — while minimizing distortion, ensuring crystal-clear sound for entertainment or communications.
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is packed with some of the latest intelligent convenience and security features to make the user’s life easier, safer, and more productive.
There’s an HD infrared (IR) camera that works with ASUS Adaptive Lock and the new Intel Visual Sensing Controller chip to enable new AI-powered features. It can detect when the user moves away from the laptop, dims the screen to save battery life, and locks the laptop for security. When the user returns, it brightens the screen and logs them in automatically with fast face login.
An integrated color sensor detects ambient light levels and automatically adjusts the brightness and color temperature of the screen to provide the best-looking image for the surroundings.
Finally, the 5 MP AI webcam features ASUS 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) technology for superbly clear video calls. The unique algorithm sharpens images and performs real-time de-noising to ensure everything looks crisp and clear during video calls.
The Intel Evo-certified Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is powered for effortless multitasking by high-performance components, including a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1250U processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16 GB RAM, and a 1 TB PCIe SSD. The long-lasting 75 watt-hour battery features USB-C Easy Charge, so it can be charged quickly with most USB-C chargers or power banks, or any Power Delivery-certified charger, including the bundled 65 W fast-charge adapter.
For the perfect user experience, Zenbook 17 Fold OLED laptop includes a Bluetooth version of our new ErgoSense keyboard and touchpad. It’s our best laptop keyboard ever, offering improved typing accuracy
and comfort. The mechanical keys also have a slight 0.2-millimeter dish on the key caps for a better typing feel. The keyboard includes a large ErgoSense touchpad that has a new silky-smooth surface for easy navigation, protected by a durable anti-fingerprint coating.
New ASUS consumer and creator laptops at IFA 2022
ASUS also announced a comprehensive product showcase at the much-anticipated IFA 2022 exhibition.
The seriously powerful Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402) lets creators turn up their creative powers to the max. The flagship 12th Gen Intel Core CPU and creator-grade NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU are cooled for extreme performance — up to an 85-watt combined TDP — by ASUS IceCool Plus technology, aided by the innovative AAS Ultra mechanism, which vents the chassis efficiently and also tilts the next-generation ScreenPad Plus secondary touchscreen to a comfortable angle for a seamless and immersive visual experience.
Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED (UP5302) is an ultra-lightweight 13.3-inch premium convertible laptop designed for discerning users with busy lifestyles, with its versatile 360° ErgoLift hinge. The sleek and compact contemporary new unibody design — crafted from premium magnesium-aluminum alloy — is just 1.1 kg light and 14.9 mm thin for effortless portability. The 12th Gen Intel Core processor gives it the performance to handle any task with ease.
The high-performance creator laptop Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7601) is powered by up to a 12th Gen Intel Core H series processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, with IceCool Pro thermal technology for sustained performance in any scenario. Creator-focused features include the innovative ASUS DialPad and a full set of high-speed I/O ports, including a MicroSD Express 7.1 card reader and Thunderbolt 4.
Availability & Pricing
Local availability and pricing for the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED, Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED, Vivobook Pro 16X OLED, as well as the groundbreaking Zenbook 17 Fold OLED will be announced in the coming months via the ASUS website and social media pages.