ASUS today presented its 2022 Zenbook premium laptop lineup, which includes new models incorporating world-leading technology, innovative and thoughtful features and an all-new modern look. The world-renowned Zenbook series offers discerning, on-the-go users a wide choice of elegant and sophisticated laptops in foldable, convertible and traditional form factors, with thin and light designs in sizes up to 17 inches and powered by the next-gen Intel and AMD processors.
Highlights of the comprehensive 2022 lineup include the remarkable Zenbook 17 Fold OLED (UX9702), the world’s first 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop, and the exclusive Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition (UX5401ZAS) that commemorates the 25th anniversary of the first ASUS laptop sent into outer space.
The other new models announced during the event were the 12th Generation Intel Core processor and AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile processor versions of Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3402 / UM3402), powerful 14-inch thin and light laptops with a completely revamped and modern look featuring premium materials, fresh new colors and a new monogram logo.
Updated Zenbook models now powered by 12th Generation Intel Core i9 H-series processors include Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582), a dual-display 15.6-inch laptop with a 14-inch tilting ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus. Zenbook 14X OLED (UX5400 / UX5401), a high-performance 16:10 14-inch ultraportable laptop featuring ASUS ScreenPad (UX5400 only) or NumberPad 2.0 (UX5401 only).
Envision a new reality: Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is the world’s first 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop. Its incredible display was co-developed by ASUS in close partnership with Intel and BOE Technology Group, and as well as delivering amazing visuals it creates a new era of design possibilities for laptops. This groundbreaking laptop offers users two sizes of OLED display in one device: a large 4:3, 17.3-inch, 2.5K touchscreen that folds in the middle to create two seamless 3:2, 12.5-inch, 1920 x 1280 displays. When folded fully closed along the precision-engineered 180° hinge, it’s an ultra-compact and portable 12.5-inch device that’s smaller than a sheet of photocopier paper. Multiple versatile usage modes — PC, Laptop, Tablet, On-Screen Keyboard, Book and Extend — are enabled by the folding design in conjunction with the full-size ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad, and the screen can additionally be split into multiple windows and the contents arranged, using the intelligent window-management feature in the ASUS ScreenXpert 2 and exclusive Mode Switcher apps.
For immersive entertainment, PANTONE Validated, Dolby Vision HDR enabled foldable OLED touchscreen — which is also TÜV Rheinland certified for reducing harmful blue light and has a 100% DCI-P3 gamut — is accompanied with Dolby Atmos immersive audio and a powerful quad-speaker Harman Kardon-certified, Dolby Atmos sound system.
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 webcam with ASUS 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) technology for clearer video calls.
Effortless performance is ensured by 12th Generation Intel Core i7 U-Series processors, IntelIris Xe graphics, up to 16 GB RAM and a fast 1 TB PCIe 4.0 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 new ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth 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 key caps. Co-engineered with Intel, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED design will meet the requirements of an Intel Evo laptop through Intel’s hardware specifications and key experience targets for responsiveness, instant wake, battery life, fast charge and intelligent collaboration.
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED will be available for purchase in the mid-year of 2022.
Start your voyage of discovery: Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition
Twenty-five years ago, the ASUS P6300 laptop spent more than 600 days in orbit on the famous Mir space station, the first continuously inhabited long-term research station in space. While the ASUS laptop was on board, Mir faced power outages and fires, but the laptop lasted the entire mission without defect. The P6300 laptop set a high standard for every subsequent product designed and developed by ASUS. We have designed this very special Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition to commemorate the past, and to continue exploring beyond the limits and go in search of incredible.
Featuring unique space-themed design details on the lid and palm-rest area and finished in a special Zero-G Titanium color, Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition celebrates a key milestone in the history of ASUS laptops. The out-of-this-world design embraces the ASUS spirit of innovation, encouraging users to start their voyage of discovery and explore beyond the limits.
Exclusive to the Space Edition is its futuristic ZenVision smart display, a 3.5-inch OLED companion display mounted externally on the lid. This can show customizable messages, themes and animations, allowing the user to give those around them a window into their lifestyle.
Built to withstand the rigors of space travel, the Space Edition complies with the ultra-demanding US Space Systems Command Standard SMC-S-016A testing protocols, so it is capable of withstanding extreme vibration which is 4 times more than our standard Military Grade durability. Furthermore, it is able to operate in extreme climates, above and beyond the Military Grade capabilities. The Space Edition can resist and function in bitter cold conditions of – 24°C to blistering hot environments up to 61°C.
This out-of-this-world laptop is built to deliver stellar performance, powered by up to 12th Generation Intel Core i9 H-series processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics, 32 GB RAM, a PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD, and WiFi 6E. The expansive 16:10 2.8K OLED 90Hz PANTONE Validated touchscreen delivers ultra-realistic DisplayHDR True Black 500-certified visuals, with a 100% DCI-P3 gamut and TÜV Rheinland-certified eye care.
Thin, light and powerful: Zenbook 14 OLED, Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED, Zenbook 14X OLED
The Zenbook series delivers a premium and ultraportable experience in a thin and light form factor, and combine thoughtful user-centered design features with a fresh new look and feel for 2022.
The brand new Zenbook 14 OLED is a powerful, elegant and lightweight 14-inch laptop — featuring a long-lasting high-capacity 75 Wh battery — that introduces a completely new and modern look to the pioneering Zenbook series. Available with either 12th Generation Intel Core i7 P-series processor (UX3402) or AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor models for 2022 (UM3402), it’s the new benchmark for portable perfection. The Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3402) will also meet the requirements of the Evo laptop. Designed to deliver a cinematic audiovisual experience, Zenbook 14 OLED features an expansive 16:10, 2.8K OLED NanoEdge 90Hz display and a Harman Kardon-certified, Dolby Atmos audio. The high-performance components are housed in a compact chassis that includes a full set of I/O ports and passes the demanding U.S. military-grade MIL-STD-810H durability tests. The new-generation Zenbook 14 OLED introduces two bold new designs and elegant new color options: Aqua Celadon or Ponder Blue (UX3402 only) and Jade Black (UM3402 only). UX3402 features a Kintsugi-inspired lid design based on traditional Japanese craftsmanship, and both models incorporate our new monogram logo. Thoughtful user-centered design features include the 180° lay-flat ErgoLift hinge, fingerprint sensor on the power button, ASUS NumberPad 2.0, a webcam with ASUS 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) technology and upgraded MyASUS webcam filters and functions (UX3402 only), and the new full-size ASUS ErgoSense keyboard and ASUS ErgoSense touchpad.
The refreshed, ultra-powerful Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED now features up to the latest 12th Generation IntelCore i9 H-series processor along with the latest Thunderbolt 4 ports and upgraded WiFi 6E connectivity for improved productivity.
Zenbook 14X OLED is now powered by up to 12th Generation Intel Core i7 P-series (UX5400 only) or Intel Core i9 H-series (UX5401 only) processors, with NVIDIA GeForce MX550 (UX5400 only) or Intel Iris Xe graphics (UX5401 only). Both models also now include the latest Intel WiFi 6E connectivity.