ASUS Philippines just launched the newest ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED and ASUS ZenBook Duo 14. These laptops promise to give us the POWER OF MORE to change tomorrow with their top-notch performance, extreme portability, and unique style for the next level of uncompromised productivity.
The Power of More: ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED and ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 Officially Launch in the Philippines
KC Concepcion, a super go-getter, shared how the ASUS Zenbook 13 OLED fits into her lifestyle and profession, as she goes on in making a name for herself in the bespoke jewelry industry. It is important for her to see the world in vivid colors, hence the ASUS ZenBook 13’s FHD OLED screen gives her a stunning viewing experience.
Erwan Huessaff, a multi-faceted professional, entrepreneur, and content creator, also walked us through the newest ASUS ZenBook Duo 14, and how this laptop has brought his multitasking skills to a whole new level with the new Tilting ScreenPad Plus and ScreenXpert User Interface (UI).
ASUS ZenBook Duo 14
Evolved ZenBook Duo Design
ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 is an evolution of the stunning ZenBook industrial design of its predecessors. The ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 went through an internal layout redesign in order to enable an ErgoLift and Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) Plus hinge, which lifts the ScreenPad Plus to a more ergonomic angle while accommodating a set of top-end, high-performance components. The asymmetric-circle trademark ZenBook pattern gives it a modern and sophisticated appearance. The ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 weighs only 1.6 kg and is 16.9 mm slim, which is 50gr lighter and 3 mm slimmer than the previous generation.
The New Tilting ScreenPad Plus
Last year ASUS released the unprecedented ScreenPad Plus on the first-generation ASUS ZenBook Duo, providing a solution that gave users the ultimate edge in workflow and multi-tasking efficiency. The 2021 ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 now features a new hinge design that incorporates the Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) Plus thermal system, which lifts the 12.6-inch ScreenPad Plus by up to 7 degrees, and the laptop itself off the desk to optimize cooling performance. A new and improved ScreenXpert User Interface (UI) and shortcuts along with several new apps enable a more intuitive interaction between the main display and the ScreenPad Plus. It also comes with an ASUS Pen that will surely help you create with more ease.
New ScreenXpert Control Center
ScreenPad Plus now features a brand-new Control Center UI and is now a lot snappier. Users can adjust the location of the Control Center and snap it to the right, left, or bottom, according to preference. A new Control Center button makes it possible to minimize the taskbar into a floating button and enables an auto-hide function that hides the taskbar entirely. Buttons on the new Control Center taskbar can also be added or moved to allow for customization.
To help creators accelerate workflows with the ScreenPad Plus, ASUS has added a new Control Panel app to the ScreenXpert User Interface (UI). This function currently supports Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Lightroom Classic. When the user opens any of these apps, the Control Panel app opens a corresponding panel suited to each software set, enabling commonly used functions such as zoom, brightness, and contrast via sliders, buttons, and dials. Creators can fully customize the functions and icon positioning for each of the app-specific decks. The Control Panel will automatically launch the deck assigned to each of the supported apps.
Achieve ultimate mobile productivity
ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482EA) is powered by up to an 11th Generation Intel® Core i7™ processor and up to 4.7 GHz for incredible performance with multiple cores and paired with 16 GB RAM to make light work of cross-screen workflows using the 12.6-inch ScreenPad Plus and the main display. Ultrafast storage with up to a 1 TB PCIe 3.0 SSD helps accelerate any workflow and optimize productivity. ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 also features ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT), which works with the 11th Generation Intel® processors to intelligently boost performance. Using Performance mode, users can enjoy a performance boost of up to 40% compared to a similar standard laptop.
ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 in Intel® EVO
The ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 will come in an Intel Evo variant powered by the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors paired with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics that provides a better computing performance and can enable FHD gameplay at up to 60 fps with better battery life and mobility than previously possible. The new processors revolutionize modern creative workflows with Intel® Deep Learning Boost AI acceleration and AV1 media encoding and decoding technology. In addition, they integrate the latest, highest-speed Wi-Fi technology as well as new Thunderbolt™ 4 technology to connect to a universe of peripherals and enable single-cable access to fast charging, external monitors, and extended storage.
Powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 Graphics
ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482EG) will also come in another variant with a powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 GPU that’s capable of accelerating workloads. You can expect up to 2 times faster performance over GeForce® MX250 graphics, as well as faster, smoother gaming and content creation. When the AIPT mode on the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 is switched to Performance mode, the GPU performance can increase by up to 20%, versus standard mode due to a TGP boost. It also works seamlessly with NVIDIA® Optimus® technology to give you the perfect balance between long battery life and performance, only enabling the dedicated MX450 GPU when necessary, disabling it otherwise to extend battery life.
Technical Specifications: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)
ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED
Sophisticated, Soothing Design
The chassis and lids of the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED are made of diamond-cut aluminum alloy. As with all other ASUS ZenBooks, the unique concentric-circle ZenBook finish is featured on their lids, presenting a surface that is soothing and sophisticated in appearance. The ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED weighs 1.14 kg, respectively. Along with a thin and lightweight design, it features a side profile of 13.9 mm, which results in a sleek form factor that is easy to carry.
OLED FHD with 100% DCI-P3 Color Gamut
ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED has an up to 13.3-inch OLED HDR display that supports 1920 x 1080 resolution and 0.2 ms response time. The display delivers exceptionally detailed and true-to-life colors, with a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and PANTONE validation. This means that the colors reproduced on the display are richer and more vivid: it’s ideal for color-intensive projects, but also enhances any kind of content. designers, producers, and brands deal with color-critical decisions and communications each day.
Blue light is known to cause visual discomfort and disrupt sleep quality. However, due to the nature of the special organic lighting materials in an OLED display, ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED emits 70% less harmful blue light1, which makes it safer for our eyes and even more for children. Plus, they’re also certified by TÜV Rheinland and SGS.
ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED’s display has about a 60% higher color volume, offering clarity in display and colors at any brightness level.
OLED maintains a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut at both high and low brightness levels, while on a standard LCD laptop the color gamut is reduced dramatically at low brightness levels. At a low brightness level, LCD laptops only have an 11% DCI-P3 color gamut, while OLED laptops maintain a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED reproduces true blacks perfectly. This enables extremely crisp and clear images even in the darkest scenes. This can’t be done on an ordinary LED display, because the backlight can’t be turned off with the precision needed. This fact also gives ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED’s display exceptionally high contrast.
ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED’s display features a blur-free experience with 0.2 ms response time – among the fastest of any laptop, and 50x faster than the average laptop LCD display. In fact, most of LCD laptop displays have a response time between 10 and 25 ms. This ensures smoother fast-paced action scenes, low-latency gameplay, and subtle details like blur-free text scrolling.
With extended use, certain pixels on an OLED display may age, resulting in degraded colors (burn-in). Luckily, the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED comes with ASUS OLED Care, which is a screensaver designed to prevent OLED burn-in, as well as to extend the overall lifespan of the display and prolong battery life which can be activated through the MyASUS App.
With thin and light form factors, the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED is equipped with the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, with 8 GB of memory and a 512GB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD, as well as Thunderbolt™, standard HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, along with a microSD card reader. All these options ensure comprehensive connectivity.
Long Battery Life and Fast Charge for All-Day Use
The ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED is available with a 67-watt-hour battery that offers up to 13 hours of battery life, allowing users to work an entire day without charging. Along with up to 13 hours of battery life, the ZenBook 13 OLED also offers a fast charge function that charges the battery from 2% to 60% in just 49 minutes.
Technical Specifications: ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED (UX325, 11th Gen Intel®)
Availability and Pricing
The ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED, tagged as the world’s thinnest OLED laptop, is available in Pine Grey color, equipped with the latest 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, with 8GB memory, 512GB SSD storage, and exclusive out-of-the-box bundled items, is priced at ₱59,995.
ASUS ZenBook Duo 14, Intel® EVO variant is designed to match the fast-paced lifestyle and helps boost your productivity and multitasking. Powered by 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, 16GB Memory and 512GB SSD storage is priced at ₱79,995. The ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 will also be available with 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 Graphics, which makes it perfect for light content creation such as photo editing and light video editing and comes with 16GB memory and 1TB SSD priced at ₱99,995. Both variants also come with out-of-the-box free bundled items.
The ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 and the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED are now available online via ASUS’ official Lazada and Shopee pages as well as the ASUS E-Store. You can also head on to ASUS concept stores and select authorized multi-brand stores nationwide.
In case you missed the “The Power of More” Launch, you can watch it on Facebook.