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CES 2022: Asus soft launches its suite of OLED laptops

CES 2022: Asus soft launches its suite of OLED laptops
6 Jan, 2022

Asus has showcased its latest lineup of products such as Zenbook 17 Fold OLED (UX9702), Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition (UX5401ZAS), Zenbook 14 OLED, Chromebook Flip CX5 and ExpertBook B5, at a virtual presentation during the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

The Organic Light-emitting Diode (OLED or organic LED) uses a flat light emitting technology, made by placing a series of organic thin films between two conductors and is very popular in South Korean televisions.

The Taiwanese electronics and computer firm claimed that its ‘Zenbook’ series laptops are offered in foldable, convertible and traditional form factors, with thin and light designs in sizes up to 17 inches and powered by the latest 12th Generation Intel Core processor and AMD Ryzen™ 5000 series mobile processors.  

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED (UX9702) 

ASUS has collaborated with Intel and BOE Technology Group to develop, which the company positions as ‘the world’s first 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop’.  The product will be powered by a 12th-generation Alder Lake Intel Core i7-250U processor and have to 16GB RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, along with WiFi 6 and a 75Wh battery. 

Combined with the ‘ErgoSense’ Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad, the folding design provides the versatility of multiple modes — PC, Laptop, Tablet, On-Screen Keyboard, Book and Extend, as claimed by the company.  

The product will fill the requirements of an Intel Evo laptop through Intel’s hardware specifications and will be available for purchase in the mid-year of 2022. Furthermore, the hinge on the Zenbook 17-Fold is capable of folding and unfolding 30,000 times.  

Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition (UX5401ZAS)  

UX5401ZAS was introduced to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first ASUS laptop - P6300 - sent into outer space. Featuring space-themed design details and finished in a Zero-G Titanium colour, the product is also equipped with ZenVision, a 3.5-inch OLED companion display mounted externally on the lid that can show customisable messages and animations. 

Powered by up to 12th Generation Intel Core i9 H-Series processors, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 32 GB RAM, a PCIe® 4.0 x4 SSD, and Intel WiFi 6E, the device has 16:10 2.8K 90 Hz OLED HDR PANTONE Validated touchscreen delivers DisplayHDR™ True Black 500-certified visuals, with a 100 per cent DCI-P3 gamut and TÜV Rheinland-certified eye care.  

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“Built to withstand the rigors of space travel, the Space Edition complies with the ultra-tough US Space Systems Command Standard SMC-S-016A testing protocols, so it is capable of withstanding extreme temperatures (-24 to 61° C) when operational and vibration (20 – 2000 Hz),” Asus said in a statement.  

Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3402) 

The 14-inch laptop is powered by 12th Generation Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics with up to 16 GB of RAM, ultrafast PCIe 4.0 SSDs, a 75Wh battery and Intel WiFi 6E. It also features a full set of I/O ports, including two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports. Visuals are further enhanced by DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification for deep blacks and TUV Rheinland certification for eye care. The TUV Rheinland certification certifies the safety standard compliance of any product. Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3402) is offered in two colour options: Aqua Celadon and Ponder Blue.  

ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5601)  

ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 features up to a 12th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics and 16 GB of memory, along with a dual-band Intel WiFi 6E (802.11ax) — including a new 6 GHz band WiFi Master for Chrome OS.

The company claimed that the cloud-first workflows and lessons can be further optimised and customised with Chrome Enterprise, Chrome Education Upgrade and the Intel vPro platform versions that are available.

ASUS ExpertBook B5 series (B5402C and B5402F)

While ASUS ExpertBook B5 is a lightweight laptop series available in both traditional clamshell and 360 Degree convertible forms, the new ExpertBook B5 (B5402C) and ExpertBook B5 Flip (B5402F) models feature expansive 14-inch displays — complementing the existing popular 13-inch B5 models. 

The series is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics delivers serious computing power, supported by 48 GB of RAM and the latest Intel WiFi 6E.

ProArt Display PA169CDV  

Apart from the above, some of other solutions presented are ProArt Display PA169CDV with Wacom EMR technology for giving interactive experiences to professional creators via ASUS ProArt Pen; and ASUS TUF Gaming F15 and TUF Dash F15 gaming laptops for enhanced performance.    

“ASUS has always been about the incredible. And we are proud of our ability to offer brilliant solutions to people everywhere, from business users to creators, gamers and more,” noted ASUS co-CEO Samson Hu.