ASUS unveiled its new 2022 lineup of Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S high-performance laptops, along with new generations of Vivobook Pro, Vivobook S and new Vivobook Slate 13 Artist Edition laptops at an online launch event titled The Pinnacle of Performance . .
The new Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S laptop portfolio includes standard, convertible and dual-screen laptops ranging in size from 13” to 17.3”, all with a new modern design and the latest 12th Intel Core™ H-Series® processors. High-performance generation or AMD Ryzen™ 6000 H-Series processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series laptop GPUs.
The 2022 Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S series of premium laptops feature an all-new “Modern Zen” look, giving them a neat and sophisticated appearance, with new details like prominent diamond-cut edges and a new company logo. lid with ASUS ‘A’ monogram . Continuing the Zenbook tradition, the emphasis is on elegance and portability combined with class-leading performance.
For unprecedented performance in a compact chassis, the Zenbook Pro and S series now use up to the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series or AMD Ryzen™ 6000 H-series processors. It comes with new and improved cooling solutions throughout. range, including ASUS IceCool, IceCool Plus and IceCool Pro. In addition, Zenbook Pro 16X OLED (UX7602) and Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402) feature the new Ultra Active Aerodynamic System (AAS Ultra), an automatic tilt mechanism that raises the ScreenPad™ Plus secondary touchscreen or ASUS ErgoSense keyboard for better cooling and ergonomics.
The most powerful Zenbook ever: Zenbook Pro 16X OLED
The Zenbook Pro 16X OLED is an NVIDIA Studio Validated laptop, powered by up to a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 12900H processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3060 GPU. For laptops, Zenbook Pro 16X OLED delivers extreme mobile performance. The high-performance components at its heart need to be effectively cooled to reach their full potential. This starts with the new ASUS IceCool Pro cooling system, which uses two silent IceBlades fans, each with 97 3D-curved blades. These cool the CPU and GPU’s 5mm heat pipe and vapor chamber, and hot air is efficiently vented to the outside via the new AAS Ultra mechanism, with its 14.5mm rise that also tilts the keyboard at an ergonomic 7° angle. The result is that the CPU and GPU can perform at a combined TDP of up to 140W in Performance mode without throttling, and can run more quietly at around 40dB in Standard mode. The 96Wh high-capacity battery provides up to 9 hours of battery life to ensure that zenbook Pro 16X OLED.
For stunning visuals, Zenbook Pro 16X OLED is equipped with a world-leading 16” 16:10 Dolby Vision® 4K OLED HDR touchscreen with a world-leading 550nits peak brightness, which is PANTONE® Validated for color reproduction. industry standard, has 100% coverage of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color gamut and is VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 500 certified for the deepest blacks.
Other enhanced features include the new ASUS White-RGB smart lighting system that enables intelligent interactivity such as visual alerts for power or performance status; ASUS Dial rotary controller for precise control of creative applications at your fingertips; and an enlarged touchpad with haptic feedback for comfort when clicking anywhere.
Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED: The evolution of the dual screen
The new Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED is a powerful and compact dual-screen laptop for creators that is also the world’s first 14.5-inch 2.8K 120Hz OLED laptop. It features a larger and brighter 12.7” ScreenPad Plus secondary touchscreen, combined with the AAS Ultra auto-tilt design that improves both cooling and ergonomics.
The incredibly powerful Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED is an Intel® Evo™ certified laptop that empowers creators to maximize their creative powers. Up to 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 12900H flagship processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU for Laptops are cooled for extreme performance by ASUS IceCool Plus technology, to achieve a combined TDP of up to 85W with the help of the innovative mechanism AAS Ultra, which efficiently ventilates the chassis and also tilts the next-generation ScreenPad Plus secondary touchscreen by 12°.
For studio-grade visuals, the main 16:10 Dolby Vision 2.8K OLED HDR touchscreen has a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, 500nits refreshed peak brightness, PANTONE Validated color accuracy, and film-grade color coverage 100% DCI-P3 as well as TÜV Rheinland certified eye care.
Zenbook Pro series
In addition to the flagship 14.5” and 16” models, the Zenbook Pro series also includes the new 15.6” Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED convertible laptop (UP6502) and Zenbook Pro 17 (UM6702), the first 17.3” Zenbook.
The Zenbook Pro series offers users maximum power in a compact and stylish form factor.
The versatile Intel™ Evo Certified Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is equipped with the world’s 15.6-inch 2.8K 120Hz OLED touchscreen display and is powered by up to 12th Gen Intel® Core i7 processor and new Intel® Arc A370M discrete graphics.
Zenbook Pro 17 features a expansive 17.3” 2.5K IPS NanoEdge Dolby Vision touchscreen display that is PANTONE Validated with an ultra-fast 165Hz refresh rate, and excellent all-round productivity and creative performance is delivered by up to a AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. For superior audio experiences, there’s a Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos® audio system.
Zenbook S series
The ultra-thin and ultra-light Zenbook S series also gains two new 13.3-inch models designed for ultimate portability: the Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED convertible and the Zenbook S 13 OLED, the world’s lightest 13.3-inch OLED laptop.
New Vivobook Pro laptops
The affordable, high-performance Vivobook Pro series is designed for aspiring creators. New models for 2022 include the 16” Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7601 / M7601), the 15.6” Vivobook Pro 15X OLED (K6501 / M6501), the 14.5” Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7401), the Vivobook Pro 16 16” OLED (K6602) and the 15.6” Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (K6502 / K6500 / M6500).
These creator laptops feature top-tier specs that represent incredible value for money, with high-performance components including Intel Core i9 12900H or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processors, up to 32GB DDR5 RAM, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics Studio-grade Ti and a blazing-fast 2TB PCIe® 4.0 SSD. ASUS IceCool Pro thermal technology enables creators to take advantage of a total combined CPU and GPU TDP of up to 140W.
The world’s first 16” 3.2K 120Hz OLED display, a 15.6-inch 2.8K 120Hz OLED display and a 600nits 4K 60Hz NanoEdge OLED display are perfect for creative pursuits, with refresh rates of up to 120 Hz and response times of 0.2 ms. They are PANTONE® Validated for industry-standard color rendering, up to VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 600 certification for deep, high-contrast blacks, and have a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. To enhance eye care, they are also certified by TÜV Rheinland for low blue light emissions.
Adding to the features are I/O capabilities, including a Thunderbolt™ 4 or USB4 40 ® Gbps port and HDMI ® 2.1, along with USB 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 2.0 ports, an SD Express 7.0 microSD card reader, a 2.5 Gb LAN port and the latest WiFi 6E.
Vivobook S series
The 2022 Vivobook S series lineup includes the 14.5” Vivobook S 14X OLED (S5402/M5402), 16” Vivobook S 16X OLED (S5602/M5602), 14” Vivobook S 14 OLED (K3402/M3402) and the 15.6” Vivobook S 15 OLED (K3502/M3502).
These ultra-modern laptops feature metal lids for the S 14/15 models or an all-metal build for the premium S 14X/16X models. The new chassis design makes a real style statement, with a choice of youthful new colours: Indie Black, Neutral Gray or Brave Green for the S 14/15, and Midnight Black, Solar Silver or Sand Gray for the S 14X/16X, with a raised logo tab on the lid.
High-performance components include up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 12700H CPU (Intel Evo™ certified on select models) or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU, along with Intel Iris® Xe or AMD Radeon™ graphics, 16GB DDR4 RAM Upgradable GB and a blazing-fast 1TB PCIe SSD.