ASUS Malaysia today announced its two latest laptops in the ZenBook series at its ASUS Innovation Summit today. Spearheaded by the 15.6-inch 4K OLED ZenBook Pro Duo 15
OLED (UX582) – a fine recipient of prestigious 2021 CES Innovation Awards – this new two-screen model introduced the tilting ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus, a full-width secondary touchscreen with a new auto-tilt mechanism that improves readability, aids cooling, and works seamlessly with the main display for effortless multitasking and creativity.
ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582)
ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is powered by up to a high-performance Intel Core i9 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU and 32 GB RAM to make light work of demanding cross-screen workflows using the 14-inch 4K UHD main display and ScreenPad Plus – which now both have an improved brightness of 400 nits.
Ultrafast storage with 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD helps accelerate any creative workflow and optimize productivity. ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is one of the first NVIDIA Studio laptops with GeForce RTX 30 Series laptop GPUs — NVIDIA’s second-generation RTX architecture that offers GPU acceleration for ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and video encoding thus allowing artists to create in record time.
The 4K OLED HDR NanoEdge touchscreen in ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED has a frameless four-sided slim- bezel design with a 93% screen-to-body ratio that maximizes screen space. The brilliant OLED display technology delivers ultra-vivid colors and deep blacks, with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, facts confirmed by the display’s VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 500 certification. Superb color accuracy for graphic designers is ensured by the PANTONE Validated certification, and ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED also has an exceptionally wide color gamut with 100% DCI-P3 coverage. TÜV Rheinland-certified eye care ensures low blue-light levels to protect the user’s eyes during long content-creation sessions.
For optimum thermal performance, the new Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS Plus) uses the ErgoLift hinge mechanism and tilting 14″ ScreenPad Plus to increase overall cooling airflow by 36%. For easy connections to peripherals, ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED has comprehensive high-performance I/O capabilities, including two ultrafast Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports supporting up to 40 Gbps data-transfer rates along with Power Delivery and DisplayPort functionality. These ports allow the user to connect an additional
8K external display or two 4K UHD displays. ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED also includes ultrafast Intel WiFi 6 (802.11ax) for up to 3X-faster wireless connections than WiFi 5.
ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED introduces a new tilting ScreenPad Plus design that adds a new dimension to on-the-go computing. This full-width secondary touchscreen — which has a resolution of 3840 x 1100 and a higher brightness of 400 nits — automatically tilts upwards by up to 9.5°, reducing glare and reflections for improved readability. It makes working with the main four-sided frameless NanoEdge display even more seamless, with endless ways to optimize and personalize workflows. When the laptops are placed on the supplied Duo Stand, the tilted display sits at a stylus-friendly angle, and both displays support the latest 4096-pressure-level devices including the bundled ASUS Pen.
The upgraded Screen Xpert 2 software features the new Window Flick feature that allows users to simply flick windows between displays. The popular Task Group app has an updated design for users to view their Task Groups at a glance, and lock into work modes instantly by launching multiple apps with a single tap. It also premieres the new Control Panel, giving users intuitive controls for adjusting brush size, saturation, layer opacity, and much more. There are four types of control — Dial, Button, Slider, and Scroll — each work in a different way to provide precise and smooth control over parameters. The Control Panel currently works with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere, After Effects, and more compatible apps will be announced in the near future.
ZenBook 13 OLED (UX325)
ZenBook 13 OLED is the latest new-generation 13-inch ultraportable laptops in the ZenBook Classic series. The ultralight ZenBook 13 OLED is designed to be the world’s lightest OLED laptop with a thin and light all- metal design that features a four-sided FHD OLED HDR NanoEdge display with an 88% screen-to-body ratio that gives it a compact footprint.
The ZenBook 13 OLED has an ultra-slim 13.9 mm profile and up to 13 hours battery life that makes it the ideal traveling companion. With its beautifully crafted classic design and travel-friendly features, ZenBook 13 OLED will make your on-the-go lifestyle more effortless than ever. The user experience is also fully updated, featuring ASUS NumberPad 2.02, a new edge-to-edge keyboard design, ErgoLift hinge, and an IR camera for fast face-recognition.
Powered by up to the latest Intel 11th generation i7 processors with 8 GB RAM, the ZenBook 13 OLED makes light work of multitasking, productivity and entertainment. With 512 GB PCIe x2 SSD and the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax), this rounds off the specifications for superb all-round performance of the ZenBook 13 OLED.
More portable than ever, the beautiful ZenBook 13 OLED weighs only 1.14 kg with a 13.9 mm thin profile. Even though it’s thinner, lighter, and incredibly compact, it includes HDMI, Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C®, USB Type-A and a micro SD card reader for unrivaled versatility. Built to deliver powerful performance and true- to-life visuals, ZenBook 13 OLED is your perfect choice for an effortless on-the-go lifestyle.
Pricing And Availability
The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582) will be priced at RM12,999 for the Core i7-10870H CPU variant, while the higher-end Core i9-10980HK CPU will have a price tag of RM15,999. As for the Asus ZenBook 13 OLED, it will be priced from RM4,299 for the Core i5-1135G7 variant, while the Core i7-1165G7 will be sold for RM4,999.