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ASUS Reveals Groundbreaking New 2022 Zenbook Lineup

ASUS unveiled its all-new 2022 line-up of sophisticated, high-performance Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S series laptops at an online launch event entitled The Pinnacle of Performance. The comprehensive new Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S portfolios include standard, convertible and dual-display laptops ranging in size from 13 inches to 17.3 inches, all featuring a modern new design and the latest high-performance 12th Generation Intel Core H-Series processors or AMD Ryzen 6000 H-Series processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs with the benefits of the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem, along with a dazzling array of performance- and productivity-enhancing innovations.

“At ASUS, we continue in our relentless pursuit for innovation to push everyone’s creativity to the next level,” said Rex Lee, ASUS Vice President and Head of Personal Computer BU. “Thanks to our users, ASUS has become worldwide No.1 NVIDIA Studio creator laptop brand. And since launching our most comprehensive OLED laptop line-up in 2021, ASUS has earned the worldwide No. 1 spot for OLED laptops,” he continued. “With the full enhancement of our brand-new Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S series, these iconic premium compact laptop series not only achieve the pinnacle of performance, but also feature stunning OLED displays, unique innovations, and a modern new look.”

The 2022 Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S series of premium laptops all feature a completely new ‘modern Zen’ look, giving them an uncluttered, sophisticated appearance, with new details such as stepped diamond-cut edge highlights and the new ASUS monogram ‘A’ lid logo. Continuing the Zenbook tradition, the emphasis is on elegance and portability combined with class-leading performance.

For unprecedented performance in a compact chassis, the Zenbook Pro and S series now use up to the latest 12th Gen Intel Core H-series or AMD Ryzen 6000 H-series processors. Maximum sustained performance — up to a 140 W combined thermal design power (TDP) depending on the model — is assured by new and improved cooling solutions across the range including ASUS IceCool, IceCool Plus, and IceCool Pro. Additionally, Zenbook Pro 16X OLED (UX7602) and Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402) introduces the new Active Aerodynamic System Ultra (AAS Ultra), an innovative auto-tilt mechanism that elevates the ASUS ScreenPad Plus secondary touchscreen or the ASUS ErgoSense keyboard to allow improved cooling and better ergonomics.

Zenbook Pro 16X OLED
The flagship model in the new line-up is Zenbook Pro 16X OLED, a no-compromise creator laptop with a wealth of innovative design features all designed to aid on-the-go creativity. The Zenbook Pro 16X OLED is an NVIDIA Studio validated laptop, powered by up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Zenbook Pro 16X OLED delivers extreme mobile performance.

For stunning visuals, Zenbook Pro 16X OLED is equipped with a world-leading 16:10 16″ 4K OLED HDR 60 Hz 550-nit Dolby Vision touchscreen that’s PANTONE Validated for industry-standard color rendering, has a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 gamut, and is VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500-certified for the deepest blacks. Zenbook Pro 16X OLED redefines what a creator laptop should be, and helps elevate creativity to the next level.

Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED
The new Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED is a powerful and compact dual-screen creator laptop that’s also the world’s first 14.5-inch 2.8K 120 Hz OLED laptop. It features a bigger and brighter next-gen 12.7-inch ScreenPad Plus secondary touchscreen, combined with the AAS Ultra auto-tilting design that improves both cooling and ergonomics.

The seriously powerful Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED is an Intel Evo-certified powerhouse that lets creators turn up their creative powers to the max. The flagship up to 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900H processor and creator-grade NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU is cooled for extreme performance. For studio-class visuals, the world-leading 2.8K OLED HDR 16:10 main Dolby Vision touchscreen has a smooth 120 Hz refresh rate, PANTONE Validated color accuracy, and a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 gamut, as well as TÜV Rheinland-certified eye care. Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED puts its rivals in the shade, making it the ultimate compact OLED laptop for the discerning creator.

In addition to the flagship 14.5-inch and 16-inch models, the Zenbook Pro series also includes the new 15.6-inch Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED (UP6502) convertible laptop, and Zenbook Pro 17 (UM6702), the first-ever 17.3-inch Zenbook. The Zenbook Pro series offers users the ultimate power in a compact and elegant form factor.

The versatile Intel Evo-certified Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is equipped with the world’s first 15.6-inch 2.8K 120 Hz OLED touchscreen, and is powered by up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and the all-new Intel Arc A370M discrete graphics to deliver outstanding multitasking and multimedia power for serious users, enhanced with ASUS IceCool Plus thermal technology for maximum sustained performance.

Zenbook Pro 17 features an expansive 17.3-inch 2.5K IPS NanoEdge Dolby Vision touchscreen that’s PANTONE Validated with an ultrafast 165 Hz refresh rate, and superb all-around creative and productivity performance is delivered by up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. For superior audio experiences, there’s a Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos audio system driven by a powerful smart amplifier. The sleek, modern design is finished in elegant Tech Black.

The ultrathin, ultralight Zenbook S series also gains two new 13.3-inch models designed for the ultimate portability: the convertible Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED, and Zenbook S 13 OLED, the world’s lightest 13.3-inch OLED laptop. With the outstanding power efficiency and high-capacity batteries of the new Zenbook S series, users no longer have to choose between performance and battery life.

With its versatile 360° ErgoLift hinge, Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED lets users work or play in any mode they choose – laptop, tent, stand, tablet — or anything in between. The sleek and compact contemporary new unibody is just 1.1 kg light and 14.9 mm thin for effortless portability, and the up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor gives it the performance to handle any task with ease. A long-lasting 67 Wh battery, three ultrafast Thunderbolt 4 USB-C® ports, and a microSD card reader make it the ideal portable companion.

The ultralight Zenbook S 13 OLED is an elegant and powerful companion for those with busy lifestyles. It packs a lot of advanced technology into its super-thin 14.9 mm magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis in just 1 kg, including up to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor with AMD Radeon 680M graphics. Zenbook S 13 OLED is designed to stand out, yet it blends in anywhere. It’s up to 19-hour battery life, full connectivity — including USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C — and USB-C Easy Charge make it the perfect on-the-go companion.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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