ASUS has just revealed the price as well as the availability for the ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED (UX9702) for the price of MYR 14,999 and will be for sale during Q4 2022 in Malaysia.
Being the world’s first 17.3″ Foldable OLED Intel-Certified Laptop, the Zenbook 17 offers two devices in one with multiple modes available. Here is the list of specifications that the Zenbook 17 has:
|CPU||12th Gen Intel CoreTM i7-1250U Processor 1.1 GHz (12M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 2P+8E cores)|
|Display||[Unfolded] 17.3” Foldable OLED 2.5K (2560 x 1920), 4:3 aspect ratio, LED backlit 350 nits, touchscreen. [Folded] 2 x 12.5” (1920 x 1280), 3:2 aspect ratio|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Home (ASUS recommends Windows 11 Pro for business)|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe graphics|
|Main memory||16 GB LPDDR5 onboard|
|Storage||1 TB PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 SSD|
|Connectivity||Intel WiFi 6E9, Bluetooth 5.2|
|Camera||5 MP AI camera with 3D Noise Reduction, HD camera with IR function and Intel® Visual Sensing Controller, Color sensor for automatic color temperature and brightness control|
|I/O ports||2x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C with ASUS USB-C Easy Charge, display out. 1x audio combo jack|
|Keyboard & Trackpad||ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad|
|Audio||Quad-speaker, Certified by Harman Kardon and Dolby Atmos, Smart Amp. Quad microphone audio array with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support|
|Battery||75 Wh 4-cell lithium-ion battery|
|AC adapter||Output: 20 V DC, 3.25 A, 65 W. Input: 100-240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz universal|
|Dimensions||Unfolded display: 378.5 x 287.6 x 8.7~12.9 mm. Folded display: 287.6 x 189.3 x 17.4~34.4 mm. ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad: 285 x 182 x 5.5 mm|
|Weight||Without ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad: 1.5 kg. With ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad: 1.8 kg|
The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED caters to the users’ desire for the balanced mixture between mobility and productivity along with touch of modern minimalist design. By incorporating two screen sizes – a large 4:3 17.3″ 2.5K touchscreen that can be folded in the middle to create two seamless 3:2 12.5″ 1920×1280 display and multiple usage modes into one portable device, users can bring the Zenbook 17 wherever they want to.
The foldable OLED touchscreen has a 0.2 ms response time as well as a 60Hz refresh rate which also comes with a powerful quad-speaker in the form of Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos sound system. The Dolby Vision-certified display has a 100% DCI-P3 gamut as well as being PANTONE Validated for colour accuracy and TUV Rheinland-certified for reducing harmful blue light.
The Zenbook 17 also includes several smart AI-powered features such as the user-presence detection using the HD IR camera along with an integrated colour sensor that automatically adjusts the screen brightness and the colour temperature.
Unfold the incredible
While in Laptop mode (with Bluetooth keyboard) while you’re on the go, the keyboard attaches magnetically when placed on the lower half of the folded display. The other Laptop mode (with virtual keyboard) the lower display can be turned into a virtual on-screen keyboard instead.
The Tablet mode allows users to utilise the full touch capabilities of the fully opened up 17.3″ touchscreen, whilst on Reader mode with the hinge aligned vertically, it turns the Zenbook 17 into the perfect reading device.
In Extended mode, when propped up in portrait orientation, the folded two 12.5″ screens are perfect for users to scroll through the upper and lower displays with ease.
Built to last
Users can also experience the enhanced and immersive surround-sound capabilities from the Harman Kardon-certifiedd quad-speaker Dolby Atmos audio system. The Dolby Atmos also adds a spatial dimension to sound for a realistic listening experience.
The integrated colour sensor detects ambient light levels and it automatically adjusts the brightness as well as colour temperature of the screen to provide users the best-looking image for the surroundings.
The 5 MP AI webcam features the ASUS 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) technology has a unique algorithm that sharpens images and performs real-time de-noising to make sure everything would look crisp and clear during your video calls.
Connecting peripherals to the Zenbook 17 is easy too since there are two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports which are up to x8 faster than the USB 3.2 Gen 1 along with support for fast charging or connecting external displays.
Including a Bluetooth version of ASUS’ new ErgoSense keyboard and touchpad, the keyboard has a full-sized 19.05 mm key pitch and a long 1.4 mm key travel. The mechanical keys have a slight 0.2-milimeter dish on the key caps for a better typing experience. The keyboard is also able to connect up to two Bluetooth-enabled devices, switching between them through a dedicated button.
The keyboard also comes with a large ErgoSense touchpad which has a silky-smooth surface for easier navigation and is also protected by a durable anti-fingerprint coating.
For those who are interested, the ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED (UX9702) will be available on the ASUS 2-in-1 Store.