The Zenbook 17 Fold’s enormously flexible display can be used with a keyboard, or folded to form a laptop that can be used as a touchscreen.
The folding screen phones are a fascinating niche which has at the very least several flagship devices like Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Laptops with folding screens are more abstract. At present only a few have been sold like for instance the Lenovo X1 Fold. The majority of other models, such as Dell’s Ori concept, are in the form of prototypes.
Asus entering the bottom of the pool of CES 2022. Not with an iPad-like screen of 13 inches instead, but with a massive 17-inch foldable OLED display, which is dubbed”the Asus Zenbook 17 Fold. Asus claims it is “the most advanced 17.3-inch folding OLED laptop” which I’m sure since I’m certain I’ve seen something similar.
The 2,560×1,920 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio touchscreen could be positioned with a Bluetooth keyboard to create an experience that resembles an all-in-one desktop with 17 inches. It can also fold in half to become it’s own 12.5-inch laptop clamshell with an on-screen keyboard located on its lower portion. There’s a custom-built software application to decide which part of the display folded applications will appear on, given that Windows isn’t very adept in this regard yet.
The device will run on 12th-gen Intel processors, and will have 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, in addition to the WiFi 6, and battery with 75Wh. It weighs around 3.75lbs including the Bluetooth keyboard, which is to be a reasonable amount. An 16″ MacBook Pro is about 4.8 pounds to compare. The main issue I have with the specs sheet is that it only has one Thunderbolt port.
It’s one of the gadgets I regret not having the opportunity to meet on the spot in person at CES 2022. It’s not priced yet however Asus claims it will be available “mid-year” from 2022.
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