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ASUS Announces Zenbook 17 Fold OLED Laptop

ASUS today announced its Zenbook 17 Fold OLED (UX9702), the world’s firsti 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop. It comes with two sizes of OLED display in one device: a large 17.3-inch 2.5K touchscreen that folds in the middle to create two seamless 12.5-inch 1920 x1280 displaysi. When folded fully closed along the precision-engineered 180° hinge — which is tested to withstand over 30,000 open-and-close cycles — it’s an ultra-compact and portable 12.5-inch device that’s smaller than a sheet of photocopier paper. The foldable OLED touchscreen — which has a 0.2 ms response time and a 60 Hz refresh rate — is accompanied by a powerful quad-speaker Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos sound system. This Dolby Vision-certified display has a 100% DCI-P3 gamut and is also PANTONE Validated for color accuracy and TuV Rheinland-certified for reducing harmful blue light.

The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED comes with a full-size ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad that massively increases its versatility, allowing use in Desktop mode, Laptop mode (with Bluetooth keyboard), Laptop mode (with virtual keyboard), Tablet mode, Reader mode or Extended mode. The ErgoSense keyboard and touchpad ensures comfortable, accurate typing, with a desktop-grade 19.05 mm key pitch and a long 1.4 mm travel on the dished mechanical keys. The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED can be connected to an external monitor via one of the two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports.

This laptop is powered by 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1250U processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16 GB RAM and a fast 1 TB PCIe SSD. For connecting to peripherals there are two convenient USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, which support fast charging of the long-lasting 75 Wh battery, and connections to external displays.

The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED includes several smart AI-powered features, including user-presence detection using an HD IR camera; an integrated color sensor for automatic adjustment of screen brightness and color temperature; and a 5 MP AI webcam with ASUS 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) technology for clearer video calls.

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED has been tested to meet the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810H US military standard for reliability and durability. The precision-engineered 180° hinge is also torture-tested, undergoing over 30,000 open-and-close cycles to ensure maximum reliability.

Availability

ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED (UX9702) will roll out globally during Q4 2022. The price of this laptop starts at USD 3499.

Specifications:

CPU12th Generation Intel Core i7-1250U Processor
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 systemWindows 11 Pro / Home
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe
Main memory16 GB LPDDR5 onboard
Storage1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
ConnectivityIntel WiFi 6Ei, Bluetooth 5.2
Camera5 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 ports2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C (up to 40 Gbps) 1 x audio combo jack
TouchpadYes
AudioHarman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos with built-in quad-speakers Built-in array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
Battery75 Wh Up to 9.5 hours (12.5” Laptop mode); up to 8.5 hours (17.3” Desktop mode)

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