Asus Zenbook & Vivobook Line-Up 2022 - for Creatives and Movie Fans
Asus upgrades its Zen and Vivobooks. One that comes with OLED displays, new CNC-milled aluminum cases, and the best mobile processors.
Asus shows new Zen and Vivo books. Almost all of the Creator Notebooks have a 120 Hz OLED display and can be operated with a pen. This should not only please creatives, but also movie fans. Besides a fast response time and color-accurate reproduction, the panels can also display HDR True Black and Dolby Vision. The latest and most powerful mobile processors from Intel or AMD work inside the devices, and dedicated graphics cards up to the GeForce RTX 3060 if required.
Zenbook Pro 16X OLED
The Zenbook Pro 16X OLED is the performance top of the new devices. Its case in unibody design is supposed to provide more stability and a lower weight thanks to a 6000-series aluminum alloy. For the CPU, there is the 14-core Intel Core i9 12900H on request, and for the graphics card, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, supported by up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 5200 MHz RAM and up to 2 TB of SSD storage.
Its 16-inch OLED display in 16:10 format offers 4K resolution, is Pantone-validated, displays the DCI-P3 color space at 100 percent, and supports the Dolby Vision and DisplayHDR True Black 500 standards. In addition to pen support on the touchpad, a small wheel integrated in the base - a DialPad - ensures a more efficient creative workflow. This allows quick functions to be used in Adobe Photoshop and the like.
Compared to the previous generation, the touchpad has been enlarged by 84 percent and it has a switchable number pad that even provides haptic feedback. The keyboard can RGB and lifts when the display is opened. This is supposed to provide better ergonomics. It also allows the device to draw in air from the sides and back for cooling with a revised Vapor Chamber. The laptop has a maximum power consumption of 140 watts, a fat 96 Wh battery, Wi-Fi 6E, and 2 × Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, and an SD Express 7.0 slot, among others.
Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED
The Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED also offers a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900H. The 14.5-incher is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. Thus, it surpasses the predecessor duos with additional ten CPU cores and gets a decent graphics card instead of an MX450. Like the 16X, it can also have up to 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage.
The two Pantone-validated OLED displays are bright up to 500 nits and offer a 2.8K resolution at 120 Hz. Dolby Vision and Display HDR True Black are also included. Both displays can be operated with stylus - the secondary display lifts when the lid is opened, allowing for a more seamless view of the image.
The Pro 14 Duo OLED is only 17.9 millimeters thick and weighs 1.7 kilograms. In terms of connectivity, the same standards can be found as on the 16X OLED - Wi-Fi 6E, 2 × Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1 and an SD Express 7.0 slot. The battery has 76 Wh.
Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED and Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED
Do you need a Zenbook whose display can be flipped? Then the 2.8K 120Hz OLED display in 16:9 format of the Pro 15 Flip OLED might be something for you. It has the corresponding hinges.
The display specs are identical to the OLEDs of the previously presented models in terms of color accuracy and Dolby Vision. However, the device is only available with integrated graphics. The CPU is an Intel Core i7-12700H. RAM is up to 16 GB, SSD storage up to 1 TB. The latest ports and Wi-Fi 6E are also included.
If you prefer something smaller, you can go for the S 13 Flip OLED with Intel Core i7-1260P:
Zenbook Pro 17
The 17-inch Zenbook is the only one that does not have OLED. Nevertheless, its 2.5K IPS display is calibrated for 100 percent DCI-P3, Pantone validated and Dolby Vision capable.
The best configurable CPU for this device is an AMD Ryzen 9 6900 HX - for graphics, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050.
Compared to the other Zenbooks, the connectivity is only USB 4.0 instead of Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI 2.0 instead of 2.1. Wi-Fi 6E is also on board. The working memory offers up to 32 GB LPDDR5 6400 MHz and 2 TB SSD for storage.
Vivobook Pro 14X / 15X / 16 X OLED
Vivobooks are primarily aimed at creative beginners. Asus offers the Pro series in 14.5, 15.6 and 16 inches with either Intel or AMD. Up to a Core i9-12900H or Ryzen 9 6900HX. Up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is available for the graphics. The storage can be configured with up to 2 TB SSD and 32 GB RAM.
As in the Zenbooks, the OLED displays in 16:10 format have a 120 Hz refresh rate, a color space representation of 100 percent in DCI-P3, Pantone validation, Dolby Vision and DisplayHDR True Black. The resolution of the display is 2.8 to 3.2K depending on the size - that is, 3200×2000 pixels. In terms of ports, Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, and HDMI 2.1 are included, as well as the SD Express 7.0 slot. Wi-Fi 6E is supposed to ensure a flawless wireless connection.
Vivobook S 14X / 16 X OLED
The Vivobook S is available in 14.5 and 16 inches with either an Intel Core i7-12700H or an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX. And with up to 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. An additional dedicated graphics card is missing. In return, the OLED is just as pleasing as in the Pro version.
The new Zenbooks and Vivobooks will probably be available for order in July or August. More detailed information and prices will follow.
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