HAS HIS announced a curious laptop, we talked about the Zenbook 17 times OLED (UX9702), which features a curious design consisting of a foldable OLED panel 17.3 inches. This panel manages to add a very compact design, and the trick is in removed the keyboard itselfwhich comes independently with a compact design and using Bluetooth connectivity for use.
This OLED panel can be used in 2.5K screen resolution of 2560×1920 pixels with an aspect ratio of 4:3. It can also be divided to create two 12.5-inch screens with a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels in 3:2 format. To this panel we must add touch capabilities, which facilitates its use and even allows the possibility of using a virtual keyboard, without forgetting to be able to use it as a tablet or ebook. This panel has a response time of 0.2 milliseconds (0.2ms GtG) with 60Hz refresh rate, 500nits and it covers the DCI-P3 color space 100%, so it’s not focused on gaming.
ASUS Zenbook 17 FOLD OLED offers military-grade protection and 10 cores
Jump to what interests, this screen is combined with a Intel Core i7-1250U with 10 hearts and 12 threads (2x P-Core + 8x E-Core) at 3.50/4.70 GHz Base/Turbo frequency with intel xe graphics with 16GB LPDDR5 memory and 1TB NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD storage
The rest of the hardware goes through a 5 MP camera with AI and infrared noise reduction, connectivity WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.22x Thunderbolt 4 or USB4 @ 40 Gbps ports, system four speakers Harman Kardon with Dolby Atmos, 75 Wh battery that promises up to 9.5 hours of battery life (12.5″ mode) and up to 8.5 hours (17.3″ mode). All of this is handled by the Windows 11 operating system.
All this hardware arrives packaged in a 287 x 189.3 x 17.4 to 13.44 mm thick weighing 1.5 kg. This chassis uses military grade certificate MIL-STD-810H which guarantee its great durability to shocks, falls, and are guaranteed more than 30,000 folds from the screen. According to the company, if you close and open six times a daywe are talking about a useful life of more than nine years.
There remains the specifications, the availability and a big scare: its price
The information of the ASUS Zenbook 17 FOLD OLED It is completed with a keyboard that incorporates an ErgoSense touchpad with anti-fingerprint coating and buttons that require a stroke of 1.4 mm for activation (its size is 285 x 182 x 5.5 mm high ) . On the other hand, the laptop is charged via a USB port, so the external power translates into a small charger 65W of power similar to that of a smartphone.
Finally, the company announced that its laptop will begin to be available at the end of this year at a recommended price of $3,499.99, which could translate to a practically similar price in euros when it arrives on the European market. For that price, at least the keyboard is included with the laptop.