ASUS has recently announced the launch of Zenbook 17 Fold OLED (UX9702). With 17.3 inches large touchscreen, Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is the world’s most giant foldable laptop up to date. The price of the laptop starts from $3499.
Following foldable smartphones’ growing obsession, Lenovo introduced, in 2020, the world’s first foldable laptop. Asus has stepped ahead by introducing the largest screen laptop. According to Asus, the newly launched foldable laptop can be used in various modes.
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED laptop will be available on the market this quarter (Q4 of 2022). Have you made up your mind to get one piece for you? I suggest you, check the specifications, modes, and reviews of the latest tech product Zenbook 17 Fold OLED.
Price and Availability of Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
The Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED will be available, a few weeks later, in the last quarter of 2022 at a starting price of $3,499. It is however told that in the initial days it will be available only in one configuration.
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED: Specifications
The Red Dot award winner for product design, Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is articulated in magnesium alloy and the jet black color gives it a classy look. To hold it there is an inbuilt kickstand on its back. I suggest extending the kickstand to its max while you use the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED in desktop mode. You can carry this laptop anywhere, it is folded size is as cute and small as a sheet of paper. It is thin and it has a delicate look but at the same time, it is strong with US MIL-STD 810H military-grade standard. Highlight features of Zenbook 17 Fold OLED are:
1. Fold and Display
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED has a 17.3” touchscreen with 0.2ms response time, 500nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 1,000,000:1, PANTONE Validated, VESA CERTIFIED Display HDR True Black 500, 70% minimum harmful blue light and 1.07 billion colors. Its Screen-to-body ratio is 87％. The unfolded touchscreen is 17.3” big with an aspect ratio of 4∶3 and has 2560 by 1920 resolution. The Foldable OLED (FOLED) touchscreen folds down to a compact 12.5” size and has 1920 by 1280 resolution with a 3:2 display aspect ratio.
As per Asus, Zenbook 17 Fold OLED can be used in 5 different modes:
- Laptop Mode: Fold it in the middle and work either on a Bluetooth® keyboard or a virtual one.
- Desktop Mode: Keep it unfolded and stand it on the inbuilt kickstand and ErgoSense Bluetooth® keyboard.
- Tablet Mode: The unfolded touchscreen works like a tablet, rather a big tablet.
- Reader Mode: Fold Zenbook 17 Fold OLED touchscreen vertically and read novels, ebooks, papers and much more. Thanks to TÜV Rheinland-certified low blue light emission feature it will not harm your eyes.
- Extended Mode: Connet a wireless keyboard to the two 12.5” full-size displays and enjoy the extended mode.
3. Memory and Storage
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED has 16GB LPDDR5 on board. The total upgradeable system memory is up to 16GB. It comes with a storage of 1TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 4.0 Performance SSD.
4. Operating System
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED works on either Windows 11 Pro or Windows 11 Home.
Intel® Iris Xe Graphics.
6. I/O Ports
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED comes with 2x Thunderbolt™ 4 supports display/power delivery port and 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack port.
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED has a powerful inbuilt 5.0M camera with an IR function.
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED uses Smart Amp Technology. Harman Kardon certified Dolby Atmos audio system quad speakers. It has an inbuilt array microphone with ASUS AI noise-canceling technology. Also, it has Cortana and Alexa voice recognition support.
5. Network and Communication
Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) (Dual band) 2*2 + Bluetooth 5.
6. Battery and Power Supply
It comes with 4-cell Li-ion 4S1P battery. It has a battery backup of up to 75 working hours. It has TYPE-C charging port with a 65W AC Adapter.
7. Weight and Dimensions
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is 0.34″ (8.7mm) thin when unfolded and folded thickness is as thin as 0.56″ (126mm). Its length is 14.9″ (3785mm) and its breadth is 11.32″(2876mm).
Reviews On Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
Specifications and looks do only get accepted when an item gains users’ trust. Here are some reviews of Zenbook 17 Fold OLED customers and users.
“The Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is the biggest foldable we’ve seen yet, which makes for great monitor modes and a usable laptop mode. But it’s still very expensive and a bit clunky.“
“Zenbook 17 Fold OLED review: the best foldable yet.”
Reviews by Famous Brands:
“The latest Asus ZenBook laptop is perhaps the most futuristic of them all: a foldable-screen device that works as both a 12.5-inch tablet and a 17-inch laptop.”
“The ASUS ZenBook 17 Fold is set to change the way we use laptops forever.”
“We’ve seen foldable devices like this before, but usually as a concept. But the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED is the real deal“
“The screen itself sounds fantastic. Not only is it OLED, which offers excellent image quality, especially when it comes to contrast, the screen is also Pantone validated…”
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, the world’s most giant foldable laptop, has set a market already. The only thing which has made me a fan of the laptop is its screen size along with its sound features. I am sure this foldable is going to make a big difference in the laptop industry in the near future. Bookmark and keep surfing Path of EX to get more updates like this.