The Asus Zenbook 17 Fold is perhaps the most interesting computer from a design standpoint. Since Apple launched the first MacBook Air in 2008.
We are now in the era of leaflets, as evidenced by the growing interest in smartphones, tablets and PCs of this type.
Apple has not yet presented any such device
And it may take at least two years before we see an iPad (before an iPhone and a Mac) of the Fold type. In the meantime, however, the competition does not stand by and Asus has presented a really interesting device, whose concept would be really nice to see applied and maybe even improved on future iPad / MacBook.
The most functional gimmick of this new Asus Zenbook 17 Fold is the fact that this tablet / computer. Can transform from a 12.5 ″ mini laptop / tablet up to a 17 inch mega laptop / tablet.
Asus Zenbook series
It is in fact a 13-inch laptop that opens to become a 17-inch desktop computer. Asus explained that this model is a response to the desire of users to achieve the ideal balance between mobility and productivity, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Asus Zenbook engineers and designers have worked to create a device that offers high efficiency with a modern and minimal design.
The new Zenbook Fold eliminates the need to compromise when working in different environments. In the office, at home, on the go or while relaxing – incorporating two screen sizes and multiple modes of use in one highly portable device ”.
Asus Zenbook 17 Fold offers users two sizes of OLED displays in one device. Large 17.3-inch 2.5K 4: 3 touchscreen that folds in the center to create two 12.5-inch 3: 2 displays and 1920 x 1280.
When fully closed, thanks to the 180 ° hinge designed. And tested to withstand over 30,000 opening and closing cycles. It is an ultra-compact and portable 12.5-inch device, smaller than a cover case of paper for photocopies.
The multiple modes of use – Desktop, Laptop (with Bluetooth keyboard), Laptop (with virtual keyboard), Tablet, Reader and Extended. Made possible by the foldable design in combination with the full-size Asus Zenbook ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad.
Additionally, each screen can be split into multiple windows and content can be organized. Using the intelligent window management feature in ASUS ScreenXpert 3 applications and the unique Mode Switcher. Despite the versatility and large screen size, the device weighs only 1.5 kg without a keyboard or 1.8 kg with the keyboard.
The Asus Zenbook Dolby Vision certified display has a 100% DCI-P3 gamut and is also PANTONE Validated for color accuracy. The new ASUS ErgoSense keyboard and touchpad offer comfortable and accurate typing. According to the company, with a desktop-level key pitch of 19.05mm and 1.4mm travel on the mechanical shaped cone keys.