Foldables are increasingly becoming a normal part of the tech community. Just look at the handful of foldable smartphones around, so don’t expect this trend to fizzle out anytime soon. Asus, in particular, is making an impression on everyone with its Zenbook 17 Fold OLED UX9702 during CES 2022 — a foldable hybrid laptop that features a generous 17.3-inch 2,560 x 1,920 display when unfolded.
It’s the world’s first foldable 17-inch OLED laptop and has intriguing uses, since it’s accompanied by a Bluetooth keyboard that can effectively give you that desktop experience anywhere you take it. Although, you can keep the package slim and light by folding over the display and simply opting to use an on-screen keyboard with the bottom half of the display. For a foldable computing device, it’s still packing a 75Wh battery, 12th Gen Intel Core i7 U Series processor with Iris Xe graphics, two Thunderbolt ports, and a 5-megapixel camera.
Asus didn’t reveal pricing for the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED UX9702, but it’s expected to start shipping in Q2 2022. We can’t help thinking about how it can popularize the foldable computing experience to a broader audience, so here’s what to look forward to with this new foldable.
Bring that desktop experience anywhere
When it’s unfolded to reveal its 17.3-inch OLED display, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED UX9702 presents us with this notion of being able to bring a desktop computer anywhere you go. The setup is ideal because it can be propped up with its leather cladded kickstand. Now, you can quickly and conveniently have a desktop PC setup anywhere.
Better content consumption
With such a marvelous OLED display in tow, it makes for the ideal video watching experience. Since it can fold over to be more compact for travel, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED UX9702 is sure to dazzle with its vibrant colors, wide viewing angles, and even packs a Harman Kardon-certified quad-speaker Dolby Atmos audio system.
More productive collaboration
Productivity and collaboration are going to be taken to new levels because it offers multiple screens at once via the ScreenXpert app. Not only will you be able to set up multiple things on screen for better organization, but the touchscreen of course allows for collaboration to conveniently make edits on your presentation.