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ASUS Unveils Dual OLED Screen Laptop and Foldable External Monitor

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Asus has unleashed a barrage of products at the ongoing CES in Las Vegas, and predictably, foldable devices have taken the spotlight. The company introduced not one but two products: an external monitor, codenamed MQ17QH, christened as ASUS ZenScreen Fold OLED, and a laptop, named ASUS Zenbook DUO (UX8406), featuring two OLED screens connected by a hinge.

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Availability and pricing for these Taiwanese offerings are yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned as we keep a watchful eye on updates regarding prices and availability for our readers. With introductions out of the way, let’s delve deeper into these two intriguing devices.

ASUS ZenScreen Fold OLED: The First Foldable OLED Monitor

The ASUS ZenScreen Fold OLED serves as an external monitor. When fully unfolded, the device boasts a 17.3-inch diagonal screen with a 2560 x 1920 resolution, featuring a more square format often appreciated for office tasks. As expected, it sports an OLED panel that, according to ASUS, covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space and holds VESA Display HDR True Black 500 certification.

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ASUS Zenbook 17 Dual OLED Screen & Foldable External Monitor (1)

This foldable device offers versatile positioning. In horizontal mode, it functions like a standard monitor, swiftly deployable for telecommuting or while waiting for a flight. When fully extended, the monitor measures 9.7 inches in thickness and weighs a mere 1.17 kilograms, seemingly suitable for hassle-free portability in a backpack.

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ASUS has implemented a water-drop-shaped hinge. The company claims, “Designed with hundreds of components, this intricate mechanism brings the two sides of the screen closer, nearly eliminating the gap that often plagues foldable devices, making them bulkier than desired.” Additionally, ASUS ensures minimal “wrinkles” and asserts that “you’ll hardly notice there’s a hinge behind the screen.” A hands-on experience will help dispel any doubts.

ASUS Zenbook 17 Dual OLED Screen & Foldable External Monitor (2)

Regarding connectivity, the ASUS ZenScreen OLED includes two USB Type-C ports supporting both charging and signal reception (a noteworthy inclusion of an L-shaped USB Type-C cable to prevent placement issues) and a mini-HDMI for compatibility with other devices such as consoles.

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ASUS Zenbook DUO (2024): The New Dual-Screen Laptop

The second reveal comes in the form of ASUS’s all-screen foldable laptop, the Zenbook DUO. While not entirely new, it’s the second iteration of this device, hence referred to as ASUS Zenbook DUO (2024). According to ASUS, it stands as the “world’s first 14-inch laptop with dual screens and AI technology.”

ASUS Zenbook 17 Dual OLED Screen & Foldable External Monitor (3)

The laptop hosts two 14-inch OLED screens with 3K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. And what about the keyboard? Dubbed ErgoSense, it’s detachable, features a touchpad, and connects via Bluetooth. The screens adopt a 16:10 aspect ratio, offering a more square display. The hinge allows for up to 180 degrees of tilt, enabling a “single screen” of up to 19.8 inches, albeit with a hinge in the middle. The laptop supports multiple positions, and the interface adapts accordingly.

According to the company, the display is Dolby Vision compatible, Pantone validated, covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space, holds VESA Display True Black 500 certification, and is, needless to say, touch-sensitive. Moreover, it supports the ASUS Pen with 4,096 pressure points. All this is packed into a body weighing just 1.35 kilograms.

Features

Peeking inside reveals the new Intel Core Ultra processors. The highest-tier configuration integrates the Core Ultra 9H with up to 32GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 2TB of PCIe 4.0 storage. Powering all this is a 75Wh battery, claiming a 20% increase in charge cycles over the previous generation, according to ASUS.

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Regarding AI, the Intel Core Ultra processors feature Intel’s first integrated NPU, essentially a dedicated engine for all things AI-related. ASUS claims it’s perfect for offloading CPU workloads and offering low-power AI acceleration for modern AI-enabled applications.

Additionally, the laptop features two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB 3.2 Type-A port, an HDMI 2.1, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The speakers support Dolby Atmos and boast Harman-Kardon certification. As anticipated, connectivity includes WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.

Technical Specifications

Specification Details
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Dimensions (without Bluetooth keyboard) 313 x 217 x 146 mm
Dimensions (with Bluetooth keyboard) 313 x 217 x 199 mm
Weight (without Bluetooth keyboard) 1.35 kg
Weight (with Bluetooth keyboard) 1.65 kg
DISPLAY
2 x 14-inch OLED screens
Resolution 3K/2K
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen-to-body Ratio 91%
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Peak Brightness 500 nits
Color Gamut 100% DCI-P3
VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500
PROCESSOR
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
RAM
Up to 32 GB LPDDR5x @ 7.467 MHz
INTERNAL STORAGE
Up to 2 TB PCIe Gen 4
GRAPHICS
Intel Arc
NPU
Dual NPU (Intel)
OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Pro
CONNECTIVITY
WiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.3
PORTS
2 x Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C)
1 x USB 3.2 Type-A
HDMI 2.1 x 1
1 x 3.5mm Jack
CAMERA
FullHD Camera with Windows Hello
ASUS AiSense
AUDIO
Dolby Atmos
Harman-Kardon Certification
BATTERY
75 Wh
65W Fast Charging
PRICE To be determined

ASUS ZenScreen Fold OLED and ASUS Zenbook DUO (2024) Versions and Pricing

As mentioned earlier, ASUS is yet to disclose pricing and availability for these new releases. Rest assured, we’ll update this article as soon as information is confirmed.

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