Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED

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ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED

Unfold the incredible

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED leads the world with its amazing 17.3” Foldable OLED (FOLED) touchscreen1 that folds down instantly to a compact 12.5” size, making it smaller than a sheet of photocopier paper for easy carrying. The color-accurate 2.5K slim-bezel NanoEdge Dolby Vision screen is also PANTONE® Validated with TÜV Rheinland-certified low blue-light levels. Its ingenious multiple user modes are limited only by your imagination, and the detachable ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth® keyboard and touchpad turns it into a powerful fully-featured laptop with a 12th Gen Intel® Core processor and a stunning Harman Kardon-certified quad-speaker Dolby Atmos® audio system. The innovative camera system includes a 5 MP AI webcam, a HD IR camera for fast face login, and a color sensor for automatic brightness and color temperature control.

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ASUS No.1 OLED: GFK and NPD combined retail data in 2021 Q4~2022 Q1, worldwide market.

World’s first 17” foldable OLED laptop

8.7 mm / 1.5 kg

thin & light2,3

17.3” foldable OLED

2560 by 1920 resolution, 4:3 display

12.5” foldable OLED4

1920 by 1280 resolution, 3:2 display

Multiple screens

Multiple screens

via ScreenXpert

Versatile modes

Versatile modes

Laptop / Desktop / Tablet / Reader / Extended

Up to

12th Gen Intel® Core i7

processor

75 Wh

all day battery life (up to 9.5 hours 1080p video playback offline)5

2 x Thunderbolt4

up to 40 Gbps

Easy Charge

supports USB-C® chargers 5V-20V

ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth® keyboard and touchpad

1.4 mm key travel, 19.05 mm key pitch, 0.2 mm key-cap dish

Dolby Atmos

quad-speaker with smart amplifier technology

WiFi 6E

802.11ax

Dolby Vision

cinema-like experience with PANTONE® validation

AI noise cancellation

noise-free video conferencing with quad-mic array

5 MP AI camera

video calling & ASUS 3DNR technology

Color sensor

color temperature & ambient light calibration

30,000 cycles

hinge-tested to ensure durability

30,000 cycles

HD infrared camera

support Intel® visual sensing controller

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A Legend Is Born

Your most amazing visual journey ever

The groundbreaking Zenbook 17 Fold OLED6 gives you a laptop experience that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Unfold it for a big and beautiful 17.3” foldable OLED NanoEdge touchscreen that puts it in a class of its own.

17.3” Unfold (4∶3)

2560 by 1920 resolution

12.5” Fold (3∶2)

1920 by 1280 resolution

The ASUS OLED icon.

The Dolby Vision icon

The Pantone Validated icon

validated display

The VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 icon

certified display

Design

Premium redefined

From its exclusive color and high-tech materials all the way to its supremely elegant finish, Zenbook 17 Fold OLED redefines the meaning of premium. It’s everything you need in a laptop, so you’ll never have to settle for less.

An open laptop, a book, a pair of headphones and a watch are arranged on a small black table next to a black sofa.

Close-up of an unfolded Zenbook 17 Fold OLED with the leather kickstand and the new ASUS monogram on the glass.

Refined looks

The ultra-compact chassis is a mere 8.7 mm thin3 when unfolded, crafted in magnesium alloy and finished in Tech Black with an integrated dark green faux-leather ergonomic kickstand.

Close-up of the new ASUS monogram on the glass.

A surprise awaits you

As you turn the laptop around, the new ASUS monogram on dark blue glass catches the light in a fascinating way.

Mobility

Fold and go!

Just fold the display, and hey presto! You’re now holding a compact 12.5” laptop that’s smaller than a sheet of photocopier paper. It’s slim too, measuring only 17.4 mm thin when folded. Zenbook 17 Fold OLED weighs 1.5 kg without its keyboard and 1.8 kg with it2. It also comes with an exquisite sleeve that adds to its style and portability.

Versatility

A new hybrid of laptop and tablet

Laptop mode icon

Laptop Mode(with Virtual Keyboard)

Laptop mode icon

Laptop Mode(with Bluetooth® Keyboard)

Desktop mode icon

Desktop Mode

Tablet mode icon

Tablet Mode

Reader mode icon

Reader Mode

Extended mode icon

Extended Mode

A man is sitting in a room with  the 12.5” laptop with the virtual on-screen keyboard on the desk for an immediate conference call.

Laptop Mode (with virtual keyboard)

12.5” 3:2 Laptop

Enjoy a similar viewing area to a 13.3” 16:9 laptop. Use the 12.5-inch laptop with the virtual onscreen keyboard for an immediate con-call.

A woman reclining with her legs on a table  in her room, with Zenbook 17 Fold OLED in laptop mode placed on her thighs.

Laptop Mode (with Bluetooth® keyboard)

12.5” 3:2 Laptop

Enjoy a similar viewing area to a 13.3” 16:9 laptop. Enhance the 12.5-inch laptop with the ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth® keyboard and touchpad placed on the lower screen for web browsing.

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED in PC mode on a desk , seen from directly above. A man is typing with both hands. The coffee, his glasses, a plant, a notebook and a pen is also on the desk around his hands.

Desktop Mode

17.3” 4:3 2-in1 PC

For the serious stuff, unfold the foldable OLED display to its full 17.3-inch size, prop it up on your desk with the integrated kickstand and connect the ErgoSense Bluetooth® keyboard.

A group of people collaborating, with Zenbook 17 Fold OLED in tablet mode placed between them on a desk.  Three cups, a laptop, two notebooks and an ornament is also on the table.

Tablet Mode

17.3” 4:3 Pad

Fully opened, the 17.3-inch touchscreen is perfect for presenting your big ideas, or simply kicking back to relax on the web.

A passenger in a car reading with Zenbook 17 Fold OLED in Book mode.

Reader Mode

17.3” 4:3 Folded E-book

Fold it vertically and it’s a beautifully clear reading device. Your eyes are protected with the TÜV Rheinland-certified low blue-light emissions.

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is in the portrait orientation on a desk with its wireless keyboard in a room.

Extended Mode

12.5” 3:2 Laptop with two 12.5” full-size displays

Utilize the full portrait display with the wireless keyboard to let your imagination run wild.

Display

A visual marvel

A foldable 4:3 17.3” touchscreen sounds like science fiction, but it’s now a reality! This modern marvel uses OLED technology, with all the benefits that brings — including 0.2 ms response time, 60 Hz refresh rate, 1.07 billion colors, PANTONE® Validated for accurate colors, an ultra-vivid 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, ultra-realistic HDR images, and 70%-lower blue-light levels than an LCD display, with TÜV Rheinland eye-care certification. When folded, each 12.5” half of the display delivers 3:2 pin-sharp images. It’s an incredibly versatile display.7,8

The ASUS OLED icon.

The Dolby Vision icon

The Pantone Validated icon

validated display

The VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 icon

certified display

TÜV Rheinland-certified icon with the text Flicker Free and Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution)

certified display

ASUS OLED Display

An OLED cinema in your hands

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED’s display has a best-in-class color gamut. It reproduces colors with superb real-life accuracy for professional-grade visuals, making it perfect for professional and creative work, or anyone who simply wants to enjoy the very best color fidelity. An OLED display, due to the nature of the special organic light-emitting compounds it uses, reduces harmful blue light by up to 70%9 compared to LCD displays, making it extra gentle on your eyes to reduce the risk of retinal damage.

Learn more about ASUS OLED displays

100% DCI-P3

best-in-class color gamut

Up to

1.07 billion

colors

1,000,000∶1

contrast ratio

Up to

500 nits

peak brightness

0.2 ms

ultrafast response time

70% less

harmful blue light

The ASUS OLED icon.

A comparison of perpetual brightness between LCD display and OLED display.

LCD150 nitsOLED150 nits

Audio

A feast for your ears

Fire up your favorite movie or album, and you’ll be blown away by the immersive surround sound delivered by the powerful Harman Kardon-certified quad-speaker Dolby Atmos audio system. It’s driven by a smart amplifier that maximizes volume — up to 3.5x louder than a standard amplifier — while minimizing distortion, ensuring crystal-clear sound for entertainment or communications.

Quad Speaker

audio system

Quad Microphone

audio array

Harman Kardon icon

Dolby Atmos icon.

Smart Amp 3.5X louder volume icon

Smart Amp 3.5x louder volume

Smart Amp — 350% louder sound, zero distortion

The volume-enhancing, distortion-suppressing dual-channel smart amplifier is equipped with a powerful DSP chip that can drive the twin speakers at the maximum volume possible while preventing long-term damage to the sensitive speaker voice coils. Creating or listening to audio in your videos, movies, music or games has never sounded better!

A glowing smart amplifier chip in blue and silver lighting.

Our smart amplifier system uses a high-power amplifier that can increase speaker volume by up to 350%.

A simple waveform diagram illustrating the peak sound levels of a smart and a normal amplifier.
The waveform for the smart amplifier has a 3.5-times higher amplitude than the normal amplifier.

Noise Cancelation

Next-level AI noise-canceling audio technology

With the increase of remote work and video conferences, we implemented the ASUS AI noise-canceling technology to ensure the best experience. ASUS AI noise-canceling audio employs machine learning in order to isolate unwanted noise from human speech. The ClearVoice Mic feature in the MyASUS app can filter out ambient noise, and normalize all individual voices in Multi-presenter mode from different positions for optimum group conference-call quality. The ClearVoice Speaker feature filters out all ambient noise apart from human speech — so you’ll hear what everyone else is saying.

Try the demo to experience the amazing difference in different environment that ASUS AI noise-canceling technology can make.

Play to experience the noise-canceling technology

Turn on your device audio to experience noise cancelation.

Keyboard & Touchpad

A brand-new typing experience

The ultraslim 5.5 mm11 ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad gives you comfortable typing and increased typing accuracy.

19.05 mm

full size keyboard

Bluetooth® 5.2

connectivity

The smooth-glide touchpad is designed for a gentle feel. The special coating on our touchpad is hydrophobic, with a high water contact angle (AF), and there’s a high-end PVD anti-fingerprint coating that ensures excellent resistance to wear and tear. You can capture screen grabs, activate the webcam, or access the MyASUS app via function keys12, and switching typing between two devices with the same keyboard enhances your multi-tasking experience.

A lookdown view of the Keyboard with function keys highlighted in blue.

Performance

Power the incredible

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED uses the latest high-performance components to give you effortless performance for any task, whether for work or play. Co-engineered with Intel, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED design meets the requirements of an Intel Evo laptop through Intel’s hardware specifications and key experience targets for responsiveness, instant wake, battery life, fast charge and intelligent collaboration.

Up to

Core i7

12th Gen Intel® processor

Up to

Iris® Xe

Intel® graphics

Up to

1 TB

PCIe® 4.0 x4 SSD

Gigabit

WiFi 6E13

802.11ax

Innovative Camera System

Smarter, clearer, more secure

To call Zenbook 17 Fold OLED smart is an understatement: it’s packed with some of the latest intelligent convenience and security features to make your life easier, safer and more productive.

5 MP AI camera

ASUS 3DNR technology

Our HD infrared camera with AdaptiveLock is powered by the new Intel Visual Sensing Controller. This AI-powered feature senses when you move away from the laptop and locks the laptop for security, and logs right back in when you approach the laptop. When you look away from the screen, it also dims the screen to save battery life.

A man in suit is sitting in front of the laptop in the office with the bright screen on the left picture. On the right picture, the man in suit left the laptop, and the laptop dims.

Software

More screens, more versatility

Using the window management feature in the intuitive ScreenXpert app, you can split the screens on Zenbook 17 Fold OLED in many ways in order to maximize your productivity, with up to three windows in any mode.

In landscape orientation, the topmost window will become the main window, and other windows will be automatically sized to fit the folded screen via Mode Switcher.

A Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is at the front horizontal view with a browsing webpage with many pictures shown on the left screen, a power point deck shown on the upper right screen, a conference call with a man skiing slide shown on the lower right screen.

Software

Truly personalized workflow

MyASUS hosts a collection of handy ASUS apps and tools that help you get more out of your laptop, and GlideX is a cross-device screen-sharing solution. Optimize your laptop’s performance and boost your productivity with ASUS apps!

MyASUS

Your PC just got better

MyASUS provides easy access to ASUS apps that are designed to help you maintain your system, update your software, optimize your PC’s performance, and contact ASUS for after-sales service and support.

Learn more about MyASUS

WiFi master icon

Prioritize WiFi for specific tasks

AI noise-canceling icon

AI noise-canceling audio for clear speech

File transfer icon

Transfer files between a PC and a mobile

Fan mode icon

Optimize fan speed according to use

Color profile icon

Display color profile

System diagnosis icon

One-click system diagnostics

A laptop viewed from the front with a starburst graphic on the screen surrounded by app icons.

GlideX

Your on-the-go work and play space

GlideX is a cross-device screen-sharing solution that uses wired or wireless connections to give you a bigger and better space for work and play. With Screen Mirror you can project your device’s screen to PC for easier keyboard input on a bigger space; with Screen Extend you can create more space turning your tablet into a secondary display on the go. GlideX optimizes your workflow in the blink of an eye!

Learn more about GlideX

Screen Mirror icon

Screen Mirror

Screen Extend icon

Screen Extend

On the left is a tablet displaying geometric shapes. In the middle is a laptop showing a photo of a woman’s head in a photo-editing app, split with a shared screen of a mobile device showing 2 images. On the right is a mobile device showing the original 2 images.

ScreenXpert 3

Manage app windows across displays connected to your ASUS PC

The ScreenXpert 3 — which you can download from Microsoft store or find in your PC’s Start menu — helps you to manage app windows across displays connected to your ASUS PC. It also lets you turn your camera or microphone on and off and check their status on your PC’s screen without using the keyboard. ScreenXpert 3 for ASUS PCs puts you in full control of your workflow!

Learn more about ScreenXpert 3

App Switcher Icon

App Switcher

App Navigator Icon

App Navigator

Cam / Mic Switch Icon

Cam / Mic Switch

On the left is a notebook displaying two app windows with graphic charts. In the middle is an enlarged ScreenXpert 3 Action Menu picture showing that one of the app windows is designated to move to the external monitor on the right side. On the right is an external monitor showing the graphic chart app window moved to the right half of the screen.

Connectivity

Extend the Incredible

The USB-C® ports on Zenbook 17 Fold OLED feature the latest Thunderbolt 4 technology with Power Delivery and DisplayPort.

Two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C® ports plus a 3.5 mm audio combo jack with one volume and power button.

The upper I/O ports are presenting from left to right - the volume button, and one Thunderbolt 4. The lower I/O ports  are presenting from left to right - one Thunderbolt 4,  the audio jack, and  the

Volume buttonThunderbolt 4Thunderbolt 4Audio jackPower button

Hinge

The durability unfolds

The innovative precision-engineered hinge undergoes at least 30,000-cycle torture tests that stand for ultimate durability.

Military Grade

Built to last

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810H military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing test regime that includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. It also passes ASUS laptop tests that far exceed the standards set by the industry.

Learn more about ASUS Laptop Quality Tests

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Humidity Test95% humidity, 30°C and 60°C 10-day duration

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Vibration test5-500 Hz, 3 axes, random 2 hours per axis

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Altitude TestNormal operation at a cabin pressure equivalent to 15,000 feet

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High Temperature Test30°C to 63°C for 7 x 24 hours non-operational cycles

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Low Temperature Test-25°C to -33°C for 7 x 24 hours non-operational cycles

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Drop TestFree fall from 100mm while powered on, 4x for each side/surface

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED stated one side on the black stone.