Do you want the most ludicrous, expensive laptop that money can buy? You might want to look at the ASUS ZenBook 17 Fold OLED, which just made its way to the Philippines.
As the name suggests, the ASUS ZenBook 17 Fold OLED is literally an all-screen laptop without the traditional attached keyboard. It is essentially a large 17.3-inch display that you can use like a gigantic tablet, which you can fold in half if you want to use it like a laptop. Once folded, the screen shrinks to a respectable 12.5-inch with a 1920 x 1280 resolution.
You can prompt the entire screen on a stand and use the included keyboard for a desktop-like experience. Or, fold it halfway and use the same physical keyboard or the on-screen one to use it like a laptop.
The said 17.3-inch screen has an FOLED panel, with a 2560 x 1920 pixel resolution, PANTONE Validated glossy surface, 4:3 aspect ratio, standard 60Hz refresh rate, and a 0.2ms response time.
Under the hood, it is powered by a 12th-Gen Intel Core i7-1250U CPU clocked at 4.7GHz and has 10 cores. It is paired with an Intel Iris Xe graphics — no dedicated GPU.
As for the memory, we have 16GB LPDDR5 of RAM, joined by a generous 1TB of M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0SSD storage.
The laptop has a 75Whr battery that is said can provide a whole day of charge. Charging is done via the included 65W USB-C AC adapter.
It also has Harman Kardon stereo speakers and two Thunderbolt 4 ports with up to 40Gbps speeds. These are the only ports due to the ultra-thin body, but it does come with a USB-C to USB-A adapter in the box.
The ASUS ZenBook 17 Fold OLED UX9702 has a price of Php219,995 with only 100 units available in the Philippines. It comes with a free Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021 lifetime license as well as Platinum Protection Warranty. You can now get it at ASUS Concept Stores and authorized resellers. Plus, you have the option to get it at 0% installment plans through Home Credit for up to 12 months.
ASUS ZenBook 17 Fold OLED UX9702 Specs
- Windows 11 Home
- 17.3-inch FOLED foldable display, 2560 x 1920 pixel resolution, 184ppi
- 60Hz refresh rate, 500-nits peak (HDR), 100% DCI-P3
- VESA Certified Display HDR True Black 500, PANTONE Validated
- Glossy Display
- 12th-Gen Intel Core i7-1250U CPU, up to 4.7GHz, 2P+8E cores
- 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Intel Iris Xe graphics
- 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD storage
- 5-megapixel camera, IR
- Stereo speakers, Harman Kardon
- Array microphone
- Cortana and Alexa voice recognition
- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021 lifetime license
- Soft keyboard, 1.4mm key travel, Touchpad
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 2x Thunderbolt 4 (display, power delivery)
- WiFi 6e, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Color: Tech Black
- Dimensions: 37.85 x 28.76 x 1.29cm
- Weight: 1.5kg
- MIL-STD-810H military-grade
- 75WHr battery, 4-cell Li-ion, 65W USB-C adapter