Earlier this year at CES 2022, the world’s top five notebook maker Asus unveiled a foldable laptop, the Zenbook 17 Fold. Like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, which the Chinese manufacturer presented in 2020 and put up for sale in Argentina in 2021, it is a Windows tablet with a folding screen, like the one used by Samsung, Motorola and Xiaomi smartphones. , among other companies, but of great size.
Thus, while the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold has a 13.3-inch folding screen, that of the Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, as its name suggests, is 17.3 inches. This means that when used fully open, supported by its built-in stand, and with a Bluetooth keyboard, a 17-inch monitor is accessed. And that if it is used folded in half, with the supine part as a keyboard, there is still a reasonable surface to work on. The 17.3-inch screen has a 4:3 format; when folded, it leaves two 12.5-inch screens with 1920 × 1280 resolution and 3: 2 aspect ratio. According to Asus, the flexible display and hinge system is guaranteed for 30,000 openings and closings.
The company did not give more details in January, but now Asus, at the IFA 2022 fair in Berlin, 17.3-inch screen. It is a 2.5K resolution 4:3 OLED touch panel that can be folded in half to create two 12.5-inch 3:2 displays with 1920×1280 resolution. with folding screen, the second to reach the market. The device is powered by a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, with Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, two USB-C ports, a 75Wh battery, and a base price of $3,500. It will be available in the coming months in various international markets.
Zenbook 17 Fold can be used in a variety of ways: open in the middle, with the Bluetooth keyboard positioned above the middle that rests on the table (like the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold), or with the keyboard detached and the screen open for a 17.3 inch portable monitor. The screen is touch sensitive, so it can also be used as a Windows 11 tablet. Closed, the computer is the size of a large book weighing 1.5kg, 31.9mm thick when closed and 11 inches wide. .7mm unfolded.