In early 2022, ASUS unveiled the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, a foldable laptop with an OLED display – the first in the world in fact.
While we’ve had foldable phones for quite some time now, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED brings the flexibility and innovation of folding displays to laptops. And if you ask us, a foldable laptop has a lot more use cases than a smaller device (which we’ll get to later).
A few months ago, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED was launched in the Philippines. This means users who want cutting-edge tech can get their hands on one. For those who do invest in one, they likely won’t be disappointed.
If you are one of those who want the best latest tech, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED might just be the perfect device for you. Though if you still need more convincing, here’s why we think ASUS’ foldable laptop is extraordinary.
The World’s First Foldable OLED Laptop
While 2-in-1 laptops, which combine a laptop and a tablet, have already been available for quite some time now, this new Zenbook is more like a 5-in-1 because of the various configuration you can use it on thanks to its folding screen.
When fully unfolded, you get a massive 17-inch display which you can use like an all-in-one desktop by just simply propping in with the built-in kickstand. This is perfect if you use it at home and want the biggest display size possible.
You can also prop it up vertically – something you can’t do with many all-in-one desktops. This gives you flexibility, especially when you need more vertical space for spreadsheets or other uses.
Then there’s the laptop mode, which is opened like a typical laptop. In this mode, you can either put the included Bluetooth keyboard on top for a standard laptop experience, or you can use it like a dual-display laptop with the extended mode.
If needed, you can even lay it flat to give you a large tablet-like surface that’s great for collaboration or for creative uses. As a bonus, whatever mode you go for, the screen automatically adjusts thanks to ASUS’ ScreenXpert.
Thanks to this folding screen, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is simply the most versatile laptop that you can get right now. It’s a true all-in-one device that combines a desktop, laptop, and tablet in one package that’s still incredibly portable.
More Than Just a Folding Display
The folding display is great and all, but that won’t matter if the screen itself isn’t any good. Thankfully, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED’s display does not disappoint.
ASUS packed this laptop with a 17.3-inch 2560 x 1920 display that uses OLED technology, meaning you get vibrant colors and deep blacks. This is part of ASUS’ push to equip its newest laptops with OLED screens – great news for users given how large the difference is between an OLED and a more typical LCD.
The screen’s size and resolution are great and all, but what makes it even better for users, especially content creators, is the Pantone validation which means you get accurate colors. Working for long hours on the laptop is also comfortable for the eyes as the screen has TÜV Rheinland-certified low blue-light levels.
Aside from being a great partner for content creation, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is also a nice pick for binge-watching your favorite movies and shows. The OLED screen’s vibrant colors and deep blacks mean you get quality image output. Combined with its large size (especially in the fully extended desktop mode), you get a device that can beat out any other laptop in terms of immersion.
ASUS also didn’t skimp out on audio as the laptop features Harman/Kardon-certified speakers. These aren’t just for show as the speakers are of good quality and can get quite loud.
Though if you want the best viewing experience, using headphones or external speakers is a must. Thankfully, you’re not limited to using wireless audio devices as the Zenbook Fold has a 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack. This is a feature that’s sadly being removed on some devices, so it’s nice to see it still here.
Before you ask, yes, the laptop’s large 17-inch display is a touch screen, giving you lots of options for control. It’s also a responsive touch screen that can rival even high-end tablets. This is great if you left your wireless mouse at home for example as you can easily navigate Windows with touch controls.
When using it in laptop mode, the Zenbook Fold has a pop-up virtual keyboard. Though if you want something more tactile, the laptop comes with a Bluetooth keyboard inside the box.
This keyboard, while slim and portable, is satisfying to type on thanks to its surprisingly deep key travel. It also comes with a touchpad for more laptop-like control.
The main highlights of this new Zenbook are of course its design and display, though it shouldn’t be a slouch when it comes to performance. Powering the laptop is an Intel Core i7-1250U; coupled with the fact that it’s Intel Evo-certified, this means the new Zenbook should have more than enough power to run your work tasks without breaking a sweat. The 16GB of RAM should also be enough to make it run without any slowdowns for most work-related scenarios.
Even though it’s a slim device, the Zenbook Fold still packs a large 1 TB SSD, meaning you shouldn’t run out of storage anytime soon. And as for connectivity, the laptop has the latest Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.0, and 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports.
Finally, you won’t be forced to seek a power outlet anywhere you go as the 75WHrs battery should give it enough to run for hours on end on a single charge.
Zenbook 17 Fold OLED: Price and Availability in the Philippines
Thanks to its impressive foldable display, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is probably the most versatile laptop that you can get. Its multiple configurations make it a true all-in-one device, all while its performance should be enough for most work tasks.
So, if you want an incredibly flexible device or are interested in getting cutting-edge tech, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is available now in the Philippines for PHP 219,995. Each purchase comes with an MS Office Home & Student 2021 lifetime license, as well as ASUS Global Warranty (2 years) and ASUS Platinum Warranty (1 year), both of which run simultaneously.
If you do want to get one, you may want to act fast as only 100 units are available in the Philippines. If you’re interested in getting one, you can check where to get one for yourself on the ASUS website.
Find out more about the foldable Zenbook at the official product page.