When Intel put its mobile CPUs the 12th on Tuesday, it didn’t take long to find out what Intel was talking about. On Wednesday, Asus announced a foldable PC – think of a 17.3-inch OLED tablet that folds in half.
In addition to an i7 CPU of the 12th Asus Zenbook 17-fold OLED comes with 16 GB RAM and a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. The components are in a device that measures 14.9 x 11.32 x 0.34–0.46 inches when opened and houses an OLED touchscreen with a resolution of 2560 x 1920 and a GTG response time of 0.2 ms.
The display has an aspect ratio of 4: 3, so it is large when it is fully open. When you fold it down in the middle, the screen acts as two 12.5-inch displays with a resolution of 1920 x 1290 and an aspect ratio of 3: 2. When you are finished, you can fold the device so that, according to Asus’ announcement, it is “smaller than a sheet of copy paper” and measures 11.69 x 8.27 inches. And if you’re worried about how many times you can fold the device, Asus claims the hinge will last at least 30,000 cycles.
Asus’ foldable OLED screen can reach 350 nits of brightness with SDR or 500 with HDR while covering an impressive 100 percent of the DCI-P3. OLED is known for delivering vivid colors, and Asus is promoting a particularly wide range with the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED. The display supports HDR with DisplayHDR 500 certification from VESA. The display can also use its built-in color sensor to adapt its brightness and color to its surroundings.
The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED joins a whole new category of foldable PCs that first formed when Lenovo launched the ThinkPad X1 Fold in 2020.
Lenovo’s foldable PC has been weighed down by limited CPU performance, poor battery life, and, as always with foldable and emerging technologies, a high price tag. In addition, Windows 10 did not go perfectly with the folding design, especially since Microsoft had given up plans to develop an operating system for folding devices.
Over a year later, Asus produced a foldable PC with a larger screen, a new generation of CPUs and a larger battery. Asus has not yet named a price, however, and that will be a big part of the story.
The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED stands out from the ThinkPad X1 Fold due to its larger format. The foldable Lenovo has a 13.3-inch screen with a smaller resolution of 2048 x 1536. However, the size of the Lenovo (11.8 x 9.3 x 0.5 inches when unfolded, 2.2 pounds) makes it more portable. Asus’ 3.64-pound folding device is heavier.
The Asus device will use the Intel Core i7-1250U. We haven’t seen them in action when Intel’s 12th generation mobile chips were just announced, but in terms of specs, the processor looks more powerful than the X1 Fold’s.
The i7-1250U is designed for a clock frequency of 1.1 GHz, which can be increased to 4.7 GHz with two power cores, eight efficiency cores and 12 MB cache. Lenovo’s Foldable uses an i5-L16G7, which has a power core, four efficiency cores, up to 3 GHz turbo clock rate and 4 MB cache. You still can buy it todaybut with half as much RAM and memory as the upcoming Zenbook.
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