Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, the foldable laptop that breaks all the rules

Taiwanese tech giant ASUS has announced that its 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop, called the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, will be launched worldwide in the fourth quarter of this year at a price of 3,999 euros. With its incredible 17.3-inch flexible OLED screen and specifications designed for multiple modes, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED shakes up the codes of the laptop world.

A laptop, endless possibilities. The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED breaks all the rules with its incredible 17-inch foldable screen. If before it was necessary to need both a lightweight laptop and a desktop PC to get the most comfortable experience, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED now offers a large 17-inch screen for immersive entertainment and easy multitasking, which neatly folds to an ultra-compact 12.5 inch laptop. It’s the best of both worlds in one device.

More than an evolution… a revolution

The modern world has received foldable products from various companies, but most of these products are for smartphones and smaller screens, where tablets, computers and monitors rarely have an expandable screen. One of the biggest is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold series, which basically focus on foldable devices.

That said, foldable developments are limited globally, with the exception of smartphone development and Corsair’s new OLED gaming monitor. This new version from ASUS is a significant development for foldable displays, especially since it can pack a massive foldable display into an ultra-portable chassis and bring a keyboard to its setup.

Thanks to a vivid OLED panel with almost infinite contrast and true-to-life colors, every image becomes an endless pleasure for the eyes. An Intel Core processor of 12e generation delivers fast performance, and a large 75Wh battery provides the power to stay mobile all day. All this is accompanied by an included ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad, allowing you to have all input options at any time of the day.

Ergonomics with a thousand facets

The foldable hinge and OLED panel enable the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED to go beyond the limits of the traditional laptop. Fully open in tablet mode, this laptop offers a large and powerful 17-inch device that can load and control the user’s favorite apps with intuitive touch buttons. For a comfortable reading experience, simply fold the hinge down slightly in book mode. With the easy-to-use ScreenXpert tools, it is very easy to display different content or applications on each side of the foldable screen.

The presence of an integrated leather support allows you to go further and place it on your desk at a comfortable viewing angle in PC mode. By placing the ErgoSense keyboard in front of it, a powerful desktop PC unfolds in an instant. This keyboard has an integrated touchpad, a large battery for all-day use and generous key travel for a comfortable typing experience.

The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED also offers all the familiar conveniences of a traditional laptop. For example, by tilting the screen and placing it on your lap as with a classic model, you can click the ErgoSense keyboard into place on the bottom half of the device and use it in laptop mode. It is also possible to use the on-screen virtual keyboard to enter text in on-screen keyboard mode or even install the keyboard in front of the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED and take advantage of its two screens in extended mode.

Even with all these options, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED ensures that the user can easily and quickly fold it up and go on a trip when the need arises. When folded, it’s a compact and slim 12.5-inch laptop that won’t weigh you down in everyday activities.

A sublime display

No matter how you configure the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, its immersive display will bring media to life like never before. Its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology provides perfect control over every pixel to give you inky blacks, dazzling highlights and rich, true-to-life colours. When fully open, the screen offers a detailed resolution of 2560×1920 in a 4:3 aspect ratio, making work easier thanks to its increased vertical dimension.

Ultra-thin NanoEdge bezels frame the screen for total immersion. It’s Pantone-validated for accurate colours, and its support for Dolby Vision and VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black certification mean it can draw you into a cinematic HDR experience.

Eye care technologies make Zenbook 17 Fold OLED comfortable to use all day long. Its flicker-free and low blue light technologies are TÜV Rheinland certified, providing a fatigue-free viewing experience, even when transitioning from work to play.

Unmatched performance

The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED can be opened in tablet mode, but it is much more powerful than a traditional tablet. With an Intel Core i7 processor of 12e generation in command, it offers fast performance for everyday computing and massive multi-threaded processing power for more demanding tasks. The integrated Iris Xe graphics card enables immersive entertainment experiences, while 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1TB of fast NVMe storage improve work efficiency and effectiveness.

A pair of USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports provide rich connectivity options. These high-speed connectors not only transfer files quickly, but also connect an external display. They can also charge the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED or your other devices. For everything wireless, it offers Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E. Connected to a Wi-Fi 6E router, this laptop can bypass a 2.4GHz or 5GHz band to connect to a home network in the newly opened 6GHz band instead.

The large 75Wh battery in the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED allows you to not be tied to an outlet. The Intel Visual Sensing Controller helps maximize battery life while ensuring absolute security. This AI-powered technology dims the screen’s brightness to save power when the user is looking away, and can lock the laptop for extra security when you’re away. Thanks to Windows Hello compatibility, just smile at the camera to reconnect.

With the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, everyday life becomes incredible. The world’s first foldable 17-inch laptop, it has the versatility to deliver the perfect computing experience in any situation. As a tablet, clamshell laptop or desktop PC, it delivers outstanding performance while being the perfect shape for any use, all at a price of 3,999 euros.

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED data sheet

Model UX9702 – Intel Core i7-1250U Processor – 2560×1920 Display 100% DCI-P3 Foldable OLED Touchscreen – Intel® Iris Xe Graphics GPU – 16GB LPDDR5 Built-in Memory – 1TB NVMe SSD Storage – Wi-Fi 6 WirelessE – Bluetooth® 5.2 – Camera 5 MP camera – HD IR camera – 2x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C input/output – 1x audio combo jack – 75Wh battery – Unfolded dimensions: 378.5 x 287.6 x 8.7~ 11 .7 mm – Folded: 289.6 x 11.7 mm x 17.4~31.9 mm – Weight without keyboard: 1.6~1.7 kg – With keyboard: 1.99 kg – Windows OS 11 Pro – Windows 11 Home.

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