Launched in India, the Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED 17.3 inches costs more than Rs 3 lakh

Previously, you could place a pre-booking for it for the price of Rs 2,84,290. The Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, which had its world premiere presentation in January at CES 2022, has now been officially introduced to the Indian market. The new laptop comes with a foldable OLED display that measures 17.3 inches and can be used by customers as either a huge tablet or a small monitor. When it is unfurled, users have access to a viewing area that is 12.5 inches in size, and the remaining surface area may function as an on-screen keyboard. The screen is equipped with two hinges, providing a smooth folding feedback experience. In addition to these eye-catching characteristics, the laptop also has a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, Dolby speakers, and two Thunderbolt 4 connectors.

The company Asus claims that this is the world’s first folding laptop with a 17-inch screen. And if there is one thing that we have learned from history, it is that the costs associated with anything that is being done for the very first time on a commercial scale.

The Zenbook 17-Fold with an OLED display can be purchased by customers in India either online or in-store for the price of Rs 329,990. For the last couple of weeks, a pre-booking option was available for the price of Rs 2,84,290.

The display was a collaborative effort between Asus and BOE, as the firm has made clear. The laptop has folding hinges designed by the manufacturer, and it also includes an ErgoSense Bluetooth Keyboard that is 5.5 millimetres in thickness and weighs 300 grammes. When the device is folded into a clamshell configuration, the keyboard magnetically adheres to the surface of the screen. As was previously indicated, users have the option of using the display’s bottom half as a keyboard.

The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, in contrast to folding smartphones, does not have a cover screen on the outside of the device. However, the primary display provides all that could possibly be desired. The 17.3-inch display has been approved by TUV Rheinland to reduce exposure to potentially damaging blue light. It also has support for Dolby Vision and a gamut that is completely DCI-P3 compliant. Asus claims that the screen’s foldable form factor, which has an aspect ratio of 4:3, delivers a resolution of 2560 by 1920. When folded, the display provides a resolution of 1920 by 1280 pixels while maintaining a 3:2 aspect ratio. The patented hinge has been put through more than 30,000 opening and closing tests with no problems.

It derives its power from a CPU of the 12th generation that is an Intel Core i7-1250U with 10 cores (two performance cores and eight efficiency cores). In addition, the laptop has 16 gigabytes of RAM operating at 5200 megahertz PCDDR5 and a 1 terabyte solid-state drive. Two Thunderbolt 4 ports are included as part of the available connectivity choices. Each connection is said to be capable of delivering 4K display output and 40 GB/s data transfer rates. The Type-C connectors are compatible with rapid charging at up to 65W and may be replenished using any USB Power Delivery (PD) charger. There is a jack for audio of 3.5 millimetres, but not a USB-A connector.

A 75WHr battery, a 5-megapixel camera with infrared, compatibility for both Cortana and Alexa voice assistants, and Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity are some of the other significant features.

Published at : 10 Nov 2022 01:44 PM (IST)

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