Announced earlier this year, the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED can now be seen in real-life images, with ASUS’ first foldable OLED screen laptop appearing in a teaser video for the IFA 2022 show.
After foldable phones, it’s time to meet the first foldable laptop with a foldable screen. In a completely predictable way, the device appears as a large tablet, with the webcam located on the narrower side of the screen.
Suitable for horizontal and vertical use, the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED comes with a detachable physical keyboard that magnetically attaches with the screen laid flat. So we can have a conventional laptop experience along with the physical keyboard, or a mini-laptop experience with half of the partially folded screen displaying the keyboard in touch version.
The ZenBook 17 Fold isn’t much different from what we saw last year from Lenovo, which came with a foldable laptop but offered a significantly smaller screen. Compared to the 13″ on the competing laptop, ASUS comes with a 17″ diagonal on 4:3 aspect ratio and 2.5k resolution, which converts to two 12.5″ diagonal screens with 1080p resolution when folded and used in laptop mode. The configuration is built on an Intel Core i7-1250U processor platform, helped with 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. Connectivity options include USB-C ports and a headphone jack output. The non-removable battery promises up to 9 hours of battery life.
The ASUS ZenBook 17 Fold OLED comes with Windows 11 pre-installed and will be available to order later this year for $3499.