ASUS Unveils ZenBook 17 Fold OLED and More at CES 2022


ASUS announced its latest lineup during its Incredible Unfolds livestream. From the innovative Zenbook 17 Fold OLED to the commemorative Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition, ASUS delivered a model lineup that has a little something for everyone, such as creators, gamers, business professionals, and more. Read on to see what’s in store for ASUS in 2022.

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED

Working closely with Intel® and BOE Technology Group, ASUS has unveiled the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, a 17.3" foldable laptop. Its design allows the dual 3:2 12.5" Full HD 1920 x 1080 displays to become a single 4:3 17.3" 2560 x 1920 display. Folding isn’t the only thing the screen is good at, either. The OLED display is PANTONE-validated, which is also TUV Rheinland-certified for eye care, and has a 100% DCI-P3 gamut. It even supports Dolby Vision HDR for vivid picture quality. ASUS has added Harman Kardon-certified quad speakers with Dolby Atmos support.

When combined with the optional ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED provides the versatility of multiple different modes, such as PC, Laptop, Tablet, On-Screen Keyboard, Book, and Extend. While its foldable display is its most unique feature, ASUS didn’t make this laptop as just another gimmick. The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED features the latest 12th-Gen Intel® Core™ i7 U-Series processors, Intel® Iris Xe Graphics, and even two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports. There is an HD IR camera that works with Windows Hello and the new Intel® Visual Sensing Controller Chip, allowing the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED to take advantage of several new AI features, such as user-presence detection. The integrated color sensor allows for automatic adjustments of screen brightness and color temperature. For clear video calls, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED also has a 5MP webcam with ASUS 3D Noise Reduction. ASUS even managed to squeeze in a 75 Wh battery for extended battery life.

Since the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED was engineered with the help of Intel®, it meets the requirements of the Intel® Evo platform. ASUS expects the Zenbook 17 FOLD OLED to be available in mid-2022.

Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ASUS P6300 laptop’s 600-day space mission, ASUS released the exclusive Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition. In keeping with its unique space-themed design, the Zenbook 14X OLED features a special Zero-G Titanium finish. It also features ZenVision, which is a 3.5" OLED display mounted externally on the lid of the laptop, where it can show custom messages and animations―only on the Space Edition. The Zenbook 14X OLED was built to comply with US Space Systems Command Standard SMC-S-016A testing protocols. This means the Zenbook 14X OLED can withstand extreme operating temperatures (-24 to 61° C) and vibrations (20 – 2000 Hz).

The design isn’t the only thing that’s “out of this world.” The Zenbook 14X OLED is powered by up to 12th-Gen Intel® Core™ i9 H-Series processors, Intel® Iris Xe graphics, 32GB of RAM, a PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD, and Intel® Wi-Fi 6E. The 2880 x 1800 touchscreen display features a PANTONE-Validated OLED panel, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500, a 16:10 aspect ratio, 90 Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 gamut, and TUV Rheinland-certified eye care.

Zenbook 14 OLED

Thin and light, the ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED features an all-aluminum chassis. The 14" display has 2880 x 1800 resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio, 90 Hz refresh rate, 550 nits of brightness, and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500. The OLED panel is PANTONE Validated with a 100% DCI-P3 gamut, as well as TUV Rheinland eye care certification. The Zenbook 14 OLED will be powered by the latest 12th-Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel Iris Xe Graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, PCIe 4.0 SSDs, and a 75 Wh battery. For Internet access, the Zenbook 14 OLED will utilize Intel® Wi-Fi 6E. There are also two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for connectivity. ASUS added a new lid design and two more color options, which are Aqua Celadon and Ponder Blue. The Zenbook 14 OLEDs were also designed with the help of Intel®, so they meet the requirements for the Intel® Evo Platform.

Chromebook Flip CX5

Stay productive with the Chromebook Flip CX5. Its 360° ErgoLift hinge can adjust the three-sided 16" NanoEdge display to any angle. Speaking of the display, it features a 16:10 aspect ratio, as well as an 87% screen-to-body ratio for minimal bezels. The Chromebook Flip CX5 will be powered by up to a 12th-Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Intel® Iris Xe Graphics, and 16GB of RAM. The dual-band Intel® Wi-Fi 6E and ASUS Wi-Fi Master for Chrome OS allows users to stay connected, which is important for cloud-first workflows and lessons (can be further enhanced with Chrome Enterprise). ASUS has stated that Chrome Education Upgrade and Intel® vPro platform versions will also be available. ASUS added an FHD webcam, which can be hidden behind a retractable cover for privacy. There are even quad Harman Kardon-certified speakers for immersive sound.

ExpertBook B5 Series

Business professionals looking for an ultra-light laptop should take a look at the ExpertBook B5 and B5 Flip. Available in a traditional clamshell and 360° 2-in-1 form factor, both models feature a precision-crafted, minimalist design made from pure aluminum and magnesium-aluminum alloy, which allows the laptops to be light. The ExpertBook B5 Series will feature an Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel® Iris Xe Graphics, up to 48GB of RAM, and the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6E. The B5 Flip’s 360° hinge allows for different modes, such as tablet and tent. Keep the data safe with user privacy and business security protection, thanks to the fingerprint sensor, optional face-login IR webcam, and TPM 2.0 chip. The B5 is also durable, meeting the MIL-STD-810H US military standard. Other features include AI noise cancellation for clear calls, dual SSD RAID support, and the ASUS NumberPad.

ProArt Display PA169CDV

Designed for creative professionals, the ProArt Display PA169CDV is a 15.6" 4K UHD IPS display that includes Wacom EMR technology for compatibility with the bundled ProArt Pen, which is battery free and provides a natural writing experience. It features an innovative dual kickstand. The upper kickstand tilts the display up for drawing and sketching, while the lower kickstand props it up so you can use it as a secondary display. The ProArt Display is PANTONE Validated and Calman Verified, as well as is factory calibrated to Delta E < 2 color difference. Other features included VESA DisplayHDR 400, 10-bit color, 100% sRGB, and 100% Rec.709 color gamut.

TUF Gaming F15 and F17

ASUS now offers the 12th-Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU in its TUF Gaming F15 and F17 models. A hardware MUX Switch was also added, which allows gamers to enable or disable integrated graphics manually, so their games can fully utilize the dedicated GPU. Gamers can use Armoury Crate to load up a direct GPU mode that reduces latency and improves performance by 5 to 10%, on average. ASUS has updated the Arc Flow Fans with a new 84-blade design. Each fan blade has a varying thickness and a 0.1mm tip, resulting in less turbulence while also improving airflow. The overall cooling design provides 13% more airflow than the previous generation. All TUF Gaming F15 and F17 laptops will feature high-refresh-rate display options, including up to Full HD at 300 Hz or QHD at 165 Hz. The F15 and F17 will also feature new mecha anime-inspired designs and meet MIL-STD-810H durability standards.

TUF Dash F15

The 2nd-Gen TUF Dash continues to bring gaming in a thin and light design. It will feature a 12th-Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12650H processor with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU with the hardware MUX Switch. It will also utilize 4800 MHz DDR5 RAM and dual PCIe 4.0 SSD slots. The QHD display will have a 165 Hz refresh rate with a 100% DCI-P3 gamut. With Thunderbolt™ 4 support, an external dock or high-speed storage device can be added to the TUF Dash. The TUF Dash can also support USB Type-C Power Delivery of up to 100W.

ASUS in 2022

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