Asus ZenBook 14X OLED House Version First Impressions


Asus has unveiled all kinds of recent laptops at CES 2022, from high-end gaming fashions to ultraportables and even a premium, futuristic folding-screen design. The corporate is pushed OLED shows in lots of its new fashions, and the ZenBook 14X sequence presents portability in addition to up-to-date specs. Regardless of not having the ability to journey to CES and see these merchandise in particular person, now we have with us one of many firm’s model new fashions, the ZenBook 14X OLED House Version. This is a fast first look.

The House Version is, as its title suggests, a particular version of the ZenBook 14X. It is designed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of an Asus laptop computer being despatched into area in 1997, to serve aboard the Mir area station for 600 days. It is available in a specifically designed package deal with an outline of Mir in addition to space-inspired imagery. The laptop computer itself and its USB Sort-C charger are enclosed inside separate bins inside the principle transport package deal – the charger’s field unfolds right into a stand that can be utilized to prop the unit up on a desk.

Aside from the packaging, a couple of space-themed tokens and stickers are included within the package deal. You may see the first function of this laptop computer via a cutout within the interior field – the three.5-inch monochrome OLED display on the skin of the lid. The “area capsule” design features a message in morse code: Advert astra per aspera, that means “via hardships, to the celebs”.

Once you activate the ZenBook 14X OLED House Version for the primary time, you will see a predictably space-themed animation enjoying on the exterior display. You may customise this via the preloaded Asus software program – there are a couple of further animation choices, and you may select your personal customized textual content as properly.

This may appear to be a novelty however it’ll hopefully be put to good use for issues like notifications and standing updates so you do not have to open the lid of your laptop computer to see what is going on on. Proper now, it looks like an extension of the Anime Matrix display on Asus’ Zephyrus G-series laptops which exists largely for novelty worth. Curiously this is not the primary time we’re seeing an exterior show from Asus – the corporate led a short-lived cost with its W5Fe laptop computer again in 2007, to reap the benefits of Home windows Vista’s SideShow performance.

The exterior display measures 3.5 inches diagonally, and has a decision of 256×64 and 150nit most brightness

 

The area theme continues on the within, with orange accents on the keyboard and extra “area capsule” design on the wrist relaxation space. The 14-inch 4K 16:10 90Hz HDR OLED touchscreen positively grabs consideration, and appears extraordinarily crisp and vibrant. Asus has definitely checked quite a lot of bins, and in addition lists 100% DCI-P3 color gamut protection in addition to Pantone certification.

On the within, you get considered one of Intel’s new 12th Gen ‘Alder Lake’ cellular CPUs, with Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 choices listed. There’s as much as 32GB of LPDDR5 which is not upgradeable, and as much as a 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. Different specs embody Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. The battery capability is 63Wh.

There are fairly a couple of ports on the edges. On the left, you will see an HDMI 2.0 output and two Thunderbolt 4 Sort-C ports. On the proper is a USB 3.2 Gen2 Sort-A port, 3.5mm audio jack, and microSD slot. This slot is sadly proper in keeping with the laptop computer’s vents and it could be attainable to get them blended up. As anticipated, this laptop computer runs Home windows 11 out of the field.

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This laptop computer has a full-sized HDMI port, microSD slot, USB Sort-A, and Thunderbolt ports

 

Weighing 1.3kg and measuring 15.9mm thick, the ZenBook 14X OLED House Version is true in keeping with in the present day’s mainstream laptops. It might probably sit perched at an angle on the unfolded adapter field, however this is not probably the most reassuringly sturdy mount. When flat on a desk, Asus’ ErgoLift hinge design lifts the rear just a little in order that the bottom is angled for extra comfy typing and higher airflow.

The ZenBook 14X OLED House Version will undoubtedly command a premium worth. Asus says it’ll launch in India later in 2022 and be extensively out there. In case you’re on the lookout for a laptop computer that can stand out wherever, this would definitely match the invoice, however we’ll wait until now we have extra info earlier than deciding whether or not the additional show and design aptitude are price selecting this mannequin over its extra standard siblings.


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