In an extremely significant development in the tech-world, market leaders ASUS has announced ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED. The Taiwanese multinational computer & phone hardware and electronics company claims that this is the best folding screen laptop ever. While tech-geeks have been driven crazy by the initial visuals, different social media channels are flooded with posts around it. Let’s flip the next-gen foldable laptop to see what’s in store.
Unfold the Incredible
The upcoming ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED appears to be pure magic and effortlessly fits in any list of top foldable laptops. Its look and feel promises a whole new experience of seamless functionality.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED Specifications
Here are its salient features –
- It’s the world’s first 17 inch foldable OLED laptop.
- ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is compatible with Windows 11 Pro.
- Thin and lightweight (though ASUS doesn’t claim that it feels like air) – 8.7 mm and 1.5 kg respectively.
- 5 inch foldable OLED (1920 by 1280 resolution, 3:2 display)
- 3 inch foldable OLED (2560 by 1920 resolution, 4:3 display)
- It offers you multiple screens via ScreenXpert.
- There is an array versatile modes to choose from – Laptop, Desktop, Tablet, Reader and Extended.
- Supports up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7.
- Comes with Intel Iris Xe
- Has HD infrared camera which supports Intel visual sensing controller.
- Houses a 5 MP AI camera that’s equipped with video calling and ASUS 3DNR technology.
- There are Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision and AI noise cancellation feature.
- ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad – another major highlight.
- 75 Wh all-day battery life with Easy Charging facility.
- It’s Harman Kardon certified.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED Release Date
ASUS has said during the launch event that the latest ASUS laptop would be up for grabs by the fourth quarter of the year. We could see its sale kick-start from early October or it might arrive in late-December.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED Price
The pocket-pinch of the upcoming premium foldable laptop from ASUS, starts from $3,499, excluding taxes. There are ample reasons to feel that the price is a bit steep.
Is It Really the Best Folding Screen Laptop to Come Out Till Date?
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED seems to be a massive upgrade over the erstwhile frontrunner Lenovo X1. To figure out if it’s the best bet so far as foldable laptops are concerned, we need to wait for the customer feedback.
What’s the Future of Foldable Laptops?
Two years ago, world’s first folding screen laptop, Lenovo X1 Fold made its debut. There haven’t been that much options for this niche variety. Moreover, they could hardly match the huge progress made in their smartphone counterparts so far. But the arrival of ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is expected to change the entire equation in favor of foldable laptops. Thus, we can have high hopes from the world of foldable screen laptops.
In the recent times foldable gadgets have managed to find a lot of suitors and the introduction of ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED indeed creates a renewed interest among many others.
Samsung has turned the smartphone market upside down lately with the new versions of its famous Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold. Even Motorola has rocked the global smartphone industry with its new Razr phone. Interestingly, OPPO and LG are also trying to break into the foldable smartphone market with some serious ventures in this particular domain.
But when it comes to foldable screens other than smartphones, there’s not much movement apart from the new OLED gaming monitor from Corsair. Hence, the announcement of ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED as a flagship model of ASUS, comes as a major boost to this sector and likely to help it grow manifold in the coming days by reshaping its pathway to a great extent.