ASUS today introduced five new laptops in the Zenbook series. Some of the novelties are equipped with two screens, others offer ergonomic keyboards and more advanced cooling systems. But the main feature of all models is the new AMD and Intel processors. The manufacturer did not reveal the exact start date for the sale of laptops, but indicated that they would be available in stores soon.
Updated model ASUS ZenBook 14 Duo OLED (UX8402) Compared to its predecessor, the frame of the second additional display was thinner. The device is equipped with 12th generation Intel Core processors and can offer up to a 14-core Core i9-12900H model. Graphics processing is handled by a discrete GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. ASUS also offers up to 32 GB RAM and up to 2 TB SSD for the laptop.
The laptop is equipped with an AAS Ultra mechanism that elevates the optional 12.7-inch ScreenPad Plus display by 12 degrees, which provides additional fresh air for the internal components and the cooling system, which includes two 8mm Includes heat pipes. According to the manufacturer, this increases the efficiency of removing hot air from the system by up to 38% compared to the previous model ASUS Zenbook 14 Duo, which enables a more efficient distribution of the 85 watt power consumption between the CPU and GPU.
The 14.5-inch OLED main display has an aspect ratio of 16:10, supports a resolution of 2880 × 1800 pixels and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Additional OLED display with an aspect ratio of 32:10 touch. It supports a resolution of 2880×864 pixels and has the same 120Hz refresh rate.
ASUS offers a model for creative people who prefer a more classic laptop look Zenbook Pro 16X OLED. It also has a number of features and also offers more productive filling.
The laptop also sports Alder Lake-H processors and offers a choice in favor of the 14-core Core i9-12900H. The mobile GeForce RTX 3060 is responsible for the graphics. The total power consumption of the CPU and GPU is 140 watts. The manufacturer can equip the laptop with 32 GB of RAM and a solid state drive of up to 2 TB.
The novelty has only one screen, but it is also equipped with the AAS Ultra mechanism, which raises the top of the keyboard at an ergonomic angle and provides an additional outlet for hot air from the system. ASUS claims up to 30% more efficient cooling for the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED compared to the previous generation of the laptop.
Now for the features. The laptop keyboard is equipped with a dial. Its thickness is only 3.2 mm. The manipulator is useful for working in various applications. For example, it can be used to quickly change brush strength in Adobe applications. The laptop’s touchpad has also grown compared to the previous model. In addition, it is equipped with a feedback function.
With the exception of the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED Hybrid Foldable with Huge Touch Screen that debuted at CES 2022 earlier this year, the model is ASUS Zenbook Pro 17 (UM6702) is the first classic Zenbook with a 17-inch display. The latter has an aspect ratio of 16:9, supports a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels and has a refresh rate of 165 Hz.
The novelty is based on the latest AMD Ryzen 6000H processors and offers a choice of Ryzen 9 6900HX with up to 8 cores. The mobile GeForce RTX 3050 is responsible for the graphics. The new Zenbook Pro 17 supports up to 32 GB RAM and up to 2 TB SSD. The laptop is equipped with USB 4.0, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, an SD memory card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Zenbook Pro 17 is more traditional in every way than the rest of the Zenbook Pro lineup unveiled today. It doesn’t have an AAS-Ultra lifting mechanism, but the lower part of the top cover serves as a kind of stand, elevating the laptop slightly above the surface for more comfortable working. The company claims an updated touchpad and a 1080p noise-cancelling webcam for the new product.
The manufacturer also introduced a pair of ultraportable laptops – Zenbook S 13 OLED (UM5302) and Zenbook S Flip OLED (UP5302). The former offers energy-efficient Ryzen 6000U processors up to the 8-core Ryzen 6800U model, the latter features Alder Lake-P processors and is ready to offer up to the 12-core Core i7-1260P. The AMD-based model offers up to 16GB of LPDDR5X-6400 RAM, while the Intel-based model can get up to 32GB of LPDDR5X-5200 memory. Both laptops are also equipped with NVMe SSDs up to 1 TB.
Laptop cases are made from a magnesium-aluminum alloy. Both are very light. The Zenbook S 13 OLED weighs 1 kg. The 360 degree flip model weighs 1.1 kg. Both new items received 13.2-inch displays with an aspect ratio of 16:10, support for a resolution of 2880 × 1800 and a response speed of 0.2 ms. The Flip features a touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT protection.
The AMD-based model offers three USB Type-C ports and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Intel version has three Thunderbolt 4.0 (USB Type-C) ports with fast charging and an SD memory card reader.