ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, which was first introduced in January at CES 2022, is now finally launched in India. The company claims it to be the World’s first 17-inch foldable laptop with the primary feature being the foldable OLED display sized 17.3-inch which means it transforms into a tablet from a laptop and vice versa.
ASUS has collaborated closely with BOE Technology Group and Intel to accomplish this to deliver a transformative experience that merges the productivity of a desktop with the portability of a laptop. It has a large 17-inch 2.5K screen that folds up into an ultra-compact 12.5-inch 1080p screen laptop for portability.
Commenting on the launch Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India, said,
“We are thrilled to announce our stellar innovation Zenbook 17 Fold OLED in the Indian market. It is the world’s first 17.3” foldable laptop that uses a proprietary foldable hinge design. Co-developed with Intel and BOE, it delivers a transformative experience that merges the productivity of a desktop with the portability of a laptop. This laptop eliminates the need to compromise when working in different environments – in the office, at home, while traveling or when relaxing – by stylishly incorporating two screen sizes and multiple usage modes into one highly portable device.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED uses a US MIL-STD 810H military-grade standard design. The laptop also uses proprietary foldable hinges and comes with an ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard which is just 5.5 mm thin and weighs around 300 grams. The keyboard is magnetically affixed to the screen when folded in the clamshell orientation. Users can use the lower half of the display as a keyboard.
The ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED equips an incredible folding display, a 17.3-inch 2.5K FOLED (Flexible OLED) touch screen, 1.07B colors, and a resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels which is enough for immersive entertainment. Furthermore, the screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio, 87% screen-to-body ratio, 500 nits peak brightness, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and 0.2 ms response time.
The 17.3-inch display is TÜV Rheinland certified to eliminate 70% less harmful blue light. It also gets Dolby Vision support, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, VESA CERTIFIED Display HDR True Black 500, and PANTONE Validated.
On the performance side, the laptop is powered by an Intel Core i7-1250U processor with 10 cores and 12 threads. The deca-core processor is clocked up to 4.7 GHz with two 2 performance cores and 8 power efficient cores backed with a 12 MB cache. The laptop includes 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM and a 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD. The laptop is backed with a 75 Whr 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion battery with 65W fast charging support.
Connectivity options include two Thunderbolt 4 ports each having a 4K display output and 40 Gb/s data transfer speed. The Type-C ports support fast charging up to 65W. There is a 3.5 mm combo audio jack, but no USB-A port is available. It also has Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2, and supports a detachable magnetic keyboard. On the camera’s front, you get a 5 MP HD infrared camera with ASUS 3DNR technology, and IR function, and supports Windows Hello/Cortana and Alexa voice assistant.
The ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is priced at ₹3,29,990 and is available on online and offline retailers including ASUS e-shop, Amazon India, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales as well as brand stores – ASUS Exclusive Stores, ROG Stores & all ASUS authorized dealers.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED Specifications
- Display & Design: 17.3-inch 2.5K FOLED (Flexible OLED) touch screen (12.5-inch in folded mode 1920 x 1080 pixels), 1.07B colors, 2560 x 1920 pixels resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio, 87% screen-to-body ratio, 500 nits peak brightness, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 0.2 ms response time, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, Dolby Vision, VESA CERTIFIED Display HDR True Black 500, PANTONE Validated, 70% less harmful blue light, US MIL-STD 810H military-grade standard
- Software: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro/Home
- CPU: Intel Core i7-1250U deca-core processor, 10-cores clocked up to 4.7 GHz (2 performance cores + 8 power efficient cores), 12M Cache
- GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
- Memory: 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Storage: 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
- Cameras: 5 MP camera with IR function to support Windows Hello/Cortana and Alexa voice assistant
- Mouse & Keyboard: ErgoSense Bluetooth Keyboard with 1.4 mm Key-travel & ErgoSense Touchpad
- Connectivity & Audio: Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2, 2x Thunderbolt 4, 3.5 mm combo audio jack, Harman Kardon certified audio, Dolby Atmos quad speakers
- Battery & Charging: 75 WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion, TYPE-C, 65W AC Adapter
- Dimensions: 378.5 mm x 287.6 mm x 8.7~11.7 mm (Unfolded)/ 287.6 mm x 189.3 mm x 17.4~31.9 mm (Folded)
- Weight: 1.6~1.7 kg (Without keyboard)/1.99 kg (With keyboard)
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED Price In India & Availability
- Price: ₹3,29,990
- Availability: Available on ASUS e-shop, Amazon India, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales as well as brand stores – ASUS Exclusive Stores, ROG Stores & all ASUS authorized dealers.