At this year’s CES, Asus announced a folding laptop. After months of anticipation, the company has finally unveiled what it calls the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED. So, let’s take a look at the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of the Asus ZenBook 17 Fold OLED in Nepal.
Asus ZenBook 17 Fold OLED Overview:
Naturally, with a folding mechanism, the main focus of this laptop is its screen. A 17.3-inch OLED screen with a 2560×1920 pixel resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio, and 500 nits of brightness is on display here. You can fold the panel in half to make two 12.5-inch screens with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels.
This allows you to use it in various modes, much like a regular 2-in-1 device. In laptop mode, you can use half of the display as an actual screen and the other half as a keyboard.
There is also a physical keyboard that can be paired with it to provide a more normal typing experience. There is a desktop mode for this that allows you to use the full screen with a Bluetooth-connected keyboard. With a 19.05mm key pitch and 1.4mm key travel distance, Asus claims this is its best laptop keyboard ever.
There’s also an extended mode in which the display is laid vertically and partially folded to maximize vertical screen real estate. You can also use it as a tablet by holding the device like a book.
Besides the display, the design is worth spending a few minutes reading as well. The ZenBook 17 Fold weighs only 1.5kg and features a magnesium alloy chassis and a glass panel on the back with an etched Asus logo.
The brand claims that the hinge has been tested for over 30,000 open-and-close cycles. Even if you fold and unfold the laptop 15 times per day, this will last for five years. There aren’t many ports, which is considerable for such a small and foldable laptop. There are two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a headphone jack here.
On to the performance, it is powered by an Alder Lake U-series processor designed for ultra-thin devices. You get an Intel Core i7-1250U processor with 10 (2P, 8E) cores and a Turbo Boost clock speed of 4.70GHz. Memory configuration includes 16GB of soldered LPDDR5 RAM, and 1TB of PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 storage. Unsurprisingly, it boots on Windows 11.
Rest of the specs
Furthermore, the ZenBook 17 Fold has a 75Whr battery, which is already better than most ultrabooks on the market. Asus claims up to 9 and a half hours of screen-on time with this. It charges with a 65W adapter via the Thunderbolt 4 port.
Asus ZenBook 17 Fold OLED Specifications:
- Body: 4.90 x 11.32 x 0.34-inch, 1.50kg
- Unfolded: 17.3-inch OLED, 2560×1920 pixel resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio, 500 nits of brightness
- Folded: 12.5-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1280 pixels resolution, 500 nits
- Processor: Intel Core i7-1250U
- Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
- RAM: 16GB LPDDR5
- Storage: 1TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD
- Battery: 75Wh Li-ion polymer
- Charging: 65W
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth 5
- Color Options: Tech Black
- I/O Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 4 (supports display/power delivery), 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
Asus ZenBook 17 Fold OLED Price in Nepal and Availability
After all of that, if you want to buy this foldable laptop, keep in mind that it will cost you USD 3500. If Asus plans to bring the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED to Nepal, we expect it to cost NPR 450,000.
|Laptop||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Asus ZenBook 17 Fold OLED||USD 3,500||NPR 450,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Apple MacBook Air M2.