One of the most significant physical upgrades to the Zenbook series, regardless of series, is the introduction of an OLED display across all models. It is part of ASUS’s efforts to standardize the collection across all its products, just as it did with its ROG gaming laptops.
Moving on down to the bottom of the page, we’ll begin our first look at the Zenbook Pro series. And the first item on our list is obviously, a brand-new laptop model to join the Zenbook ranks, and that’s Zenbook Pro 16X OLED. Zenbook Pro 16X-OLED. It is the first in the lineup with a sixteen-inch model. The most notable aspect of the model is the 16:10 aspect ratio—16-inch 4K OLED HDR display with 60Hz with a maximum brightness of 550 nits. The display is Pantone Validated with a 100 DCI-P3 coverage of 100 percent.
Additionally, there’s the ASUS Dial Rotary controller located on the bottom of the laptop. This allows professionals to navigate through the various apps linked to it with near-absolute accuracy and control.
Under the cover, the Zenbook Pro 16X has been branded as an NVIDIA Studio-certified laptop, which means it’s equipped with the latest and top-of-the-line hardware currently available. It includes Intel’s 12th-generation Core i9-12900H processor, and it comes with a GeForce RTX 3060 and up to 32GB of DDR5-5200 RAM, up to two TB NVMe Gen4 SSD storage.
It was moving to the bottom of the list and down the list, ZenBook Pro 14Duo OLED is similar to its predecessors. It is a dual-display laptop, including a 14.5-inch 2.8K 120Hz OLED screen and a 12.7-inch 2.8K 120Hz ScreenPad Plus that tilts into an angle when the computer is in use. Both screens have touchscreens, making them more valuable as a creator’s laptop and a professional’s laptop. The central panel has an aspect ratio of 16:10.
In terms of specs, the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo is an Intel Evo laptop, meaning that it has an Intel Core i9-12900H along with an RTX 3050 Ti, 32GB of DDR5-4800 RAM, as well as up to 2TB PCIe Gen4 SSD. As it’s an Intel laptop, it also implies that Zenbook Pro 14 Duo supports Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
The next item up on our list of choices is next on the list is ZenBook Pro 15 Flip. Its name implies a two-in-one convertible, capable of changing between a standard laptop or tablet.
Inside the laptop is a Core i7-12700H, but more importantly, it’s one of the first ASUS laptops powered by Intel’s ARC A370M, a discrete GPU. Other specs include 16GB LPDDR5-4800 RAM, 1TB of PCIe Gen3 storage and a complete set of ports, including Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
The final product in the Zenbook Proline is the Pro 17. The laptop is unique because it’s one of the first 17.2-inch Zenbook within ASUS’s portfolio. More importantly, it’s a Zenbook Pro laptop powered by AMD’s newest Ryzen 6000 Series mobile CPUs. Specifically, the Ryzen 9 6900HX.
Other specs include the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050. It can hold up to 32GB of LPDDR5-6400 RAM and two TB storage capacity via the PCIe Gen4 SSD. Another thing to note is that Zenbook Pro 17 also houses an enormous ErgoSense keyboard and an expansive trackpad. The laptop’s power source is the battery, which is 76WHr.
There is also an even more popular product, the Zenbook S-Series. The latest line is divided into two different models: the S13 OLED and the S13 Flip OLED. Both laptops have the same 13.3-inch 2.8K display, but they don’t have identical components.
Its S13 OLED specifically is an all-AMD laptop with the Ryzen 7 6800U CPU and integrated Radeon GPU. The model comes with 16GB of LPDDR5-6400 RAM, one-trillion PCIe Gen4 storage, and a battery of 67WHr. S13 Flip OLED S13 Flip OLED On the other hand, it is an Intel-only laptop, which houses a 12th-gen Core i7 CPU and an IrisXe integrated GPU, up to 32GB of LPDDR5-5200 RAM, as well as up to 1TB of PCIe Gen4 storage.
Of course, another physical distinction that differentiates the two is that the S13 Flip OLED S13 Flip OLED can be described as a convertible 2-in-1. Its S13 OLED is merely the typical laptop design.
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