Asus with a foldable 17-inch laptop at the IFA

Manufacturer Asus is showing a very special highlight at the booth in Berlin: the world’s first 17-inch, foldable laptop. The foldable can be used in two different modes: as a 17-inch tablet and as a 12.5-inch convertible.

The 17-inch, foldable laptop at the booth at IFA 2022

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According to the motto “the bigger the better”, manufacturer Asus is launching the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED at the IFA 2022 (dimensions: 37.9 × 28.8 × 0.9-1.3 cm, W × H × D). The special feature: This Zenbook is the first foldable model of this size. And it can also be used in two different ways. As a 17-inch tablet as well as a 12.5-inch convertible. A corresponding keyboard is included with the XXL foldable.

Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED: no kinks in the look

The 1.5 kg model (weight without keyboard) is equipped with an Intel processor Core i7-1250U (clock: 1.1 GHz) of the latest 12th generation. The CPU is supported by a working memory capacity of 16 GB. Asus specifies the size of the SSD memory as 1 terabyte. The screen diagonal of the unfolded OLED panel measures 17.3 inches (43.9 cm), the resolution is 2560 × 1920 pixels (aspect ratio: 4:3).

Detail shot of the hinge

Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED

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The battery life in tablet mode, i.e. fully opened, is given as 8.5 hours. If the device is used in laptop mode (12.5 inches), it is extended to 9.5 hours.

availability and price

The price for the Zenbook 17 Fold is 3,699 euros. The exact launch date was not given, but it should be in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Conclusion: A clever idea from Asus that gives the user full scope to use the Zenbook as an XXL tablet or as a classic convertible with a physical keyboard. However, the manufacturer should think again about the price.


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