At CES, ASUS has already shown of their latest Republic of Gamer range, but now it’s time for the rest of the range to shine with a range of Zenbook, TUF gaming and even a new Chromebook announced.
The new Zenbook announcement sees the launch of the latest Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition and Zenbook 14 OLED.
For 2022, ASUS has made a big change for the Zenbook range, with a change to the Concentric Circle design on laptop lid, the first change in 10 years. The new Zenbook logo, called the ASUS Monogram, will feature on all Zenbook models moving forward and is based on the visual concept of the ASUS 30th anniversary emblem.
Along with the new design language for the new Zenbook range, ASUS are also investigating new colours, surface treatments and shapes.
All models in the new Zenbook range will also now come exclusively with Pantone validated OLED displays, which offer true to life colours, impressive contrasts, popping colours with fine details and crisp images.
All 2022 Zenbooks will now also come with Dolby Atmos and Harman Kardan speakers for a great audio experience. On the audio front, a 3D Noise reduction algorithm, called 3DNR, makes things look crisp and clear during video calls.
ASUS are also improving the user experience on their Zenbook range, with Zenbook ErgoSense Keyboard and Touchpad. The full sized keyboard has the same 19.05mm key spacing used on desktop keyboards, hence reducing time to get used to a laptop keyboard. The keyboard also features 0.2mm dished keycaps for comfort.
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED (UX9702)
Headlining the announcements for ASUS’ new lineup at CES is the new Zenbook 17 Fold, a laptop that offers a big, foldable 17.3-inch display that offers a versatile option for users needing a large screen as well as a smaller laptop on the road.
Created in partnership with Intel and BOE Technology Group, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is the world’s first 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop.
The foldable display has three modes, the first is the big 17.3-inch display in 4:3 aspect ratio, while the second splits the screen in two with the split displays measuring 12.5-inches in a 3:2 aspect ratio for ‘book’ mode, or you can use the included detachable Bluetooth Keyboard that snaps in place with magnets in laptop mode or can disconnect for use in PC mode.
Under the hood you’ll find a 12th Generation Intel Core i7 U-Series processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics. You get dual USB-C (Thunderbolt 4) ports which support both fast charging the 75Wh battery, as well as connecting to external displays.
While the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is being announced at CES, you’ll have to wait until mid-year to get your hands on one, with the laptop expected to launch around Computex.
Zenbook 14 OLED
The latest Zenbook 14 OLED has been updated with the new Zenbook design language, offering two new elegant colour options: Aqua Celadon and Ponder Blue.
The Zenbook 14 OLED includes a 14-inch 2.8K resolution OLED display has a 16:10 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. It’s PANTONE validated with a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut.
There’s plenty of power with a 12th Generation Intel Core processor and Intel Iris X e graphics paired with up to 16 GB of RAM, ultrafast PCIe 4.0 SSDs and a long-lasting 75 Wh battery. The Zenbook 14 OLED also includes a full set of I/O ports, including two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports.
Zenbook 14X OLED “Space Edition”
ASUS have also announced an Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ASUS P6300 laptop’s 600-day space mission aboard the MIR space station.
The Zenbook 14x OLED “Space Edition” includes a number of features to match it’s limited edition status including both MIL-STD 810H and US Space Systems Command Standard (SMC-S-016A) certification. The additional US Space Command certification includes additional parameters on operation under extremes from -24° – 61° C, as well as with vibrations running from 20 – 2000Hz.
To further define the Space Edition from the standard ZenBook 14x, the Space Edition includes a 3.5-inch OLED companion display mounted on the exterior of the lid that can show customisable messages including QR Codes, Business card, animations and more which can all be customised through the MyASUS app.
The laptop also includes a 14-inch 2.8K resolution OLED touchscreen display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. The panel is also PANTONE validated and covers 100% DCI-P3 and is TÜV Rheinland-certified.
There’s a 12th Generation Intel Core i9 H-Series processor powering the laptop, with Intel Iris Xe graphics, 32 GB RAM, a PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD, and Intel WiFi 6E.
Chromebook Flip CX5
For Chromebook users, ASUS has updated the Chromebook Flip with a new CX5 model, blending expansive visuals with powerful performance. The Chromebook includes a 360° ErgoLift hinge which can adjust the three-sided 16-inch NanoEdge display to any angle.
The Chromebook Flip CX5 uses a 12th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics and 16 GB of memory. There’s also dual-band Intel WiFi 6E (802.11ax) on-board and ASUS WiFi Master for Chrome OS ensures excellent connectivity.
The Chromebook also includes four, built-in, high-quality Harman Kardon-certified speakers that have extra-large resonant chambers. There’s also a FHD resolution webcam with a retractable cover for privacy when not in use.
ASUS ExpertBook B5 series
For anyone after an ultralight laptop, the Expertbook B5 series offers two models, a traditional clamshell laptop and a convertible model with a 360° hinge.
The new ExpertBook B5 (B5402C) and ExpertBook B5 Flip (B5402F) models is made from aluminium and magnesium alloy for a lightweight design which is also MIL-STD 810H certified.
The laptops include 14-inch displays with an Intel Core i7 processor, Iris Xe graphics, up to 48GB of RAM, dual-SSD RAID and the latest Intel WiFi 6E.
The laptops include an optional garaged stylus that is always within reach and also includes an IR camera for face-login and a TPM 2.0 chip.
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 and F17
While ASUS has announced some gaming laptops under the Republic of Gamers (ROG) banner, there’s still more to come with the TUF Gaming F15 and F17 laptops.
The TUF Gaming F15 and F17 use 12th Generation Intel Core i7-12700H processors and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU and supports RAM at 4800MHz. The 15 and 17-inch displays can be configured as either QHD/165Hz or FHD/300Hz with 3ms response for the best quality for you.
Of course any laptop with TUF in the name is going to be tough, and the TUF F15 and F17 meet the MIL-STD-810H specification requirements.
TUF Dash F15
ASUS is also updating the TUF Dash F15, first launched last year, with new hardware including a 12th Generation Intel Core i7-12650H processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
laptop GPU with MUX Switch.
Designed with a thin and light chassis, the TUF Dash F15 comes in two colour options: Moonlight White and Eclipse Grey.
ASUS is offering DDR5 RAM options on the TUF Dash F15, as well as display options with a choice between a QHD resolution panel at 165Hz or a FHD resolution panel at 300Hz. You can also add up to two PCIe 4.0 SSDs.
The TUF Dash F15 includes a 76 Wh battery, with a 100 W PD USB-C charger included that offers Fast Charging Support.
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