OLED laptops for creators: New Zenbooks and Vivobooks from Asus

At an online launch issue confidently entitled ‘The Acme of Operation’, Asus has introduced a slew of high-end creator-focused Zenbook and Vivobook laptops, all bar ane of them with OLED screens.

Asus highlighted six new devices in the premium Zenbook range, headed by the flagship 16-inch Zenbook Pro 16X OLED. Two of the new Zenbooks are thin-and-calorie-free 13-inch Zenbook Southward-series laptops. The more mainstream Vivobook range gets multiple new models, including high-performance Pro systems and thin/light S series devices. In that location are also 2 express-edition artist versions of the existing Vivobook thirteen Slate OLED ii-in-i detachable.

2022 Zenbooks

The 2022 Zenbooks feature a new look that Asus calls ‘mod Zen’ and run on 12th-generation Intel Cadre H-series processors or AMD Ryzen 6000-series chips. Models with discrete Nvidia GPUs will benefit from pre-installed Nvidia Studio drivers, which assistance to deliver enhanced functioning in a range of creative apps. Improved cooling systems help these laptops maximise their functioning, while the keyboard on the Pro 16X and secondary screen on the Pro 14 Duo are elevated by a new auto-tilt machinery (AAS Ultra) for enhanced cooling and improved ergonomics.




Price (UK)


Zenbook Pro 16X OLED

16-inch OLED (4K, 16:10, 100% DCI-P3)

12th-gen Intel Core H serial (i7, i9)

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB)

from £2,999.99


Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED

14.5-inch OLED (2.8K, xvi:10, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3) + 12.7-inch ScreenPad Plus

12th-gen Intel Core H serial (i5, i7, i9)

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti (4GB)

from £1,299.99


Zenbook Pro fifteen Flip OLED

15.6-inch OLED (ii.8K, 16:ix, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3), 360-degree hinge

upward to 12th-gen Intel Cadre i7-12700H

Intel Arc A370M



Zenbook Pro 17

17.3-inch IPS (2.5K, 16:9, 165Hz, 100% DCI-P3)

up to AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050



Zenbook South thirteen OLED

13.3-inch OLED (2.8K, xvi:10, 100% DCI-P3)

AMD Ryzen five 6600U, seven 6800U

AMD Radeon 660M, 680M



Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED

13.3-inch OLED (2.8K, 16:ten, 100% DCI-P3), 360-degree hinge

12th-gen Intel Cadre P series (i5, i7)

Intel Iris Xe Graphics



Zenbook Pro 16X OLED

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The flagship 2022 16-inch Zenbook Pro 16X runs on 12th-generation Intel Core H-serial processors (i7-12700H, i9-12900H) with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage. Graphics are processed past Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060 with 6GB of dedicated video retentiveness and displayed on a 4K 16:10 OLED screen with a 60Hz refresh charge per unit, 550 nits of brightness and support for 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. The touchscreen is Pantone Validated and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certified.


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The 2.4kg, xvi.9mm-thick Zenbook Pro 16X features the physical Asus Dial rotary controller designed for use with creative apps, includes 2 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 ports, and is powered by a 96Wh bombardment that delivers up to a claimed ix hours of mains-free autonomy.


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Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED


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The Zenbook Pro fourteen Duo OLED is, Asus claims, the “earth’s first 14.5-inch 2.8K 120Hz laptop” and features a larger, brighter 12.7-inch secondary ScreenPad Plus OLED touch-screen than the previous Zenbook 14 Duo model.

The Pro 14 Duo OLED runs on 12th-generation Intel Cadre H-series processors (i5-12500H, i7-12700H, i9-12900H) with up to 32GB of RAM and upwards to 2TB of SSD storage. Graphics are processed by Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3050Ti with 4GB of dedicated video memory and displayed on the same xiv.5-inch screen, which offers 550 nits of brightness, 0.2ms response fourth dimension and support for 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut.

The 1.7kg, 17.9mm-thick Zenbook Pro 14 Duo includes two 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 ports, and is powered by a 76Wh battery.


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Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED & Zenbook Pro 17


The Zenbook Pro fifteen Flip OLED (left) and Pro 17, which has an IPS screen (right).

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The 15.six-inch ZenBook Pro 15 Flip is a 360-degree 2-in-ane convertible sporting a two.8K, 16:9 120Hz OLED with 100% DCI-P3 support. CPUs top out at an Intel Cadre i7-12700H, RAM goes upwards to 16GB, SSD storage to 1TB, and graphics are handled by Intel’s new Arc A370M GPU. The i.8kg, 18.9mm-thick Pro xv Flip has two 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 ports and is powered by a 96Wh bombardment.


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The 17-inch ZenBook Pro 17 is the merely model in this line-up not to include an OLED screen, instead offering a 2.5K, 16:nine IPS panel, with 100% DCI-P3 support and a very fast 165Hz refresh charge per unit. It runs on up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor with upward to 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage. The ii.2kg, xviii.9mm-thick Pro 17 has two USB 4 ports and is powered by a 76Wh battery.


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Zenbook Southward 13 OLED & S 13 Flip OLED


The AMD-based Zenbook S13 Flip OLED (left) and Intel-based S 13 OLED (right).

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The sparse and low-cal Zenbook S series gets two 13.3-inch OLED-screen models — a conventional clamshell design and a 360-degree convertible ‘Flip’ version.

The 1kg, 14.9mm-thick Zenbook thirteen OLED runs on AMD processors upward to a Ryzen 7 6800U with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. Graphics are handled past AMD’south integrated Radeon GPU and displayed on a 2.8K, xvi:x OLED panel with 100% DCI-P3 support and 0.2ms repsonse time. The South xiii’s 67Wh battery delivers a claimed 19 hours of mains-free autonomy.


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The 1.1kg, 14.9mm-thick Zenbook 13 Flip OLED is an Intel-based, Evo-certified 2-in-1 convertible, running on up to a Core i7-1260P CPU with upwardly to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. The GPU is Intel’s integrated Iris Xe Graphics and the OLED console is a two.8K, sixteen:10 unit of measurement with 550 nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3 support and 0.2ms repsonse time. It offers three Thunderbolt iv ports and runs on a 67Wh battery.


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2022 Vivobooks

The Vivobook range is aimed at a ‘lifestyle’ audience including ‘aspiring creators’ and, like the Zenbook range, offers Pro (premium) and S (sparse-and-light) series devices.

The flagship Vivobook Pro OLED series comprises the flagship 16-inch 16X model, along with 15.6-inch (15X) and 14.5-inch (14X) variants. Processor support goes upwardly to a 12th-generation Intel Cadre i9-12900H or an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, with upward to 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage. Graphics are handled by the ‘studio-grade’ Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070Ti GPU and displayed on OLED displays with 600 nits of effulgence and 100% DCI-P3 support. The 16X model has a three.2K 16:x panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the 15X and 14X have 2.8K 16:ix and sixteen:10 panels respectively, both with 120Hz refresh rates. The Asus DialPad is integrated into the touchpad in these devices, which feature Thunderbolt 4 support and an on-board two.5Gbps Ethernet port and are powered past up to a 90Wh bombardment.

The Vivobook Pro 16X will be bachelor in the UK in May from £ane,399.99; the 15X model will toll from £799.


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The sparse-and-calorie-free Vivbook Due south series, besides based on Intel or AMD processors, includes new 14-inch, 15-inch and 16-inch clamshell models, only there are no convertible ‘Flip’ devices.

Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/oled-laptops-for-creators-new-zenbooks-and-vivobooks-from-asus/