At CES 2022, ASUS announced the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED — the brand’s first foldable laptop which will release later this year. This new foldable laptop was announced alongside the revamped Zenbook series.
The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is the world’s first 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop, and it was co-developed alongside Intel and BOE Technology Group. The highlight of the notebook is no doubt its foldable design which offers two sizes: a large 4:3, 17.3-inch, 2.5K touchscreen, as well as two seamless 3:2, 12.5-inch, 1920×1280 displays when folded in the middle. When folded fully closed, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is an ultraportable 12.5-inch device.
Thanks to this design, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is a versatile laptop that can be used in a multitude of ways. When unfolded, the notebook functions as a large 17-inch tablet, or as an AiO-style device when using the ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad accessory. If you fold the device at the halfway point, it can function like a standard laptop, be it with an on-screen keyboard or through the ErgoSense attachment.
Powering the Zenbook 17 Fold is a 12th Generation Intel Core i7 U-Series processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, up to 16 GB RAM, and a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. The notebook also packs a 75 Wh battery, as well as two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports which serve as both a charging port and a connection port for peripherals or an external display.
The ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED will release in the mid-year of 2022. Currently though, there’s no word yet on a specific release date and price point.