Recently, ASUS launched the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition in the Philippines, a special version of its already impressive Zenbook 14X OLED. The laptop was initially revealed back in CES 2022 earlier this year, and it definitely got a lot of hype. Deservedly so when you see its design.
Inspired by the ASUS P6100 which was selected for the MIR Space Station, the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition features a design that’s straight out of a science fiction spacecraft. Though not only are there space-inspired design elements, but there’s even a small display on the cover which adds to the futuristic look of the laptop.
The design is impressive for sure, but what about the laptop as a whole? Well, in our time with it, the Space Edition Zenbook proved to be well worth the hype.
We already mentioned how great the Space Edition Zenbook looks, but we just want to reiterate how it will no doubt stand out in the sea of notebooks and ultrabooks with more plain designs. If you want a laptop that will stand out, or if you’re a space nerd who wants to show off your love for anything and everything outer space, this is the laptop for you.
The design looks great and all, but that doesn’t mean the Space Edition moniker is just for show. According to ASUS, this special edition Zenbook is space-grade durability compliant, meaning it can stand up to the rigors of space operation. Thanks to this, the Space Edition Zenbook is sure to be a sturdy laptop that should stand the test of time. Great news if you want a laptop that you can bring with you everywhere without the fear of breaking it.
Another nifty feature of the laptop is the 3.5-inch cover display. This tiny screen can display a range of animations that you can change for extra personalization. You can even add your name on it in case you want to give your laptop a more personal touch. Another cool thing is that you can display your own QR code on it which is useful if you’re the type of user to attend business meetings.
As for the main display, the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition does not disappoint. This laptop features a 14-inch OLED touch display with a 2880×1800 resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. Thanks to the OLED panel, the laptop is a great partner for binge-watching your favorite movies and shows. But we like it even more for its productivity capabilities.
The taller 16:10 aspect ratio is great for working on office apps (like a Word document or an Excel spreadsheet) as it gives you more vertical space, so you can see more of your work. The extra vertical space is also helpful for multi-tasking as you get more screen real estate. The 90Hz refresh rate makes the laptop feel incredibly smooth to use for productivity.
To top it all off, the touch display is a nice touch (pun not intended) as it means you can opt not to bring a mouse with you if you need to work while outside.
The Latest Processor
The Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition is powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12500H processor which features Intel Iris Xe Graphics. In case you’re unfamiliar with Intel’s 12th gen lineup, an H-series processor like this one is a high-performance CPU that is typically reserved for either gaming or content creation laptops. The fact that ASUS managed to include an H-series processor is impressive as you’ll get better performance on this laptop for content creation, especially when compared to other ultraportable laptops with weaker processors.
While it’s not a gaming laptop, the Space Edition Zenbook is actually quite capable of playing esports titles and indie games. In our review, we found that it can run games like Dota 2 and Overwatch smoothly, so this is great news for users who like to get a bit of gaming on.
Outlet not Needed
As a laptop with a powerful processor, high-res touch display, and an extra display, it’s fair to assume that the Space Edition ASUS laptop might suffer when it comes to battery life. But in our test, we found that it can last for quite a while on a single charge, even with its cover display turned on.
So, if you need a laptop that can last for hours on battery power only so you aren’t chained to a power outlet, the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition is well worth considering.
The Space Edition Zenbook may come at a premium, but it does come with a bunch of freebies that can only be had with the laptop. For starters, the box of the Space Edition is incredibly cool; it’s even reminiscent of the iconic Voyager Golden Record.
Aside from the box, the Space Edition also features a stylish laptop pouch that’s designed like a spacesuit. Along with this, there’s also a box for the charger that doubles as a nifty laptop stand – no need to buy an extra laptop stand for a more comfortable experience. And as a cool bonus, the laptop’s manual comes in a special package that looks like a space-bound pouch.
Interested in getting the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition? Y ou can get one now in select ASUS concept stores and partner retailers in the Philippines. Click here for the full list of stores where you can buy one
For more info on the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition, visit the official website.