Asus has announced a brand new laptop with a price tag of around 3,600 euros. This is Asus ZenBook Pro 16X OLED with a keyboard that opens when you open the lid.
Some laptops offer legs to make the keyboard more accessible, but Asus is now taking a different route. When you open the cover of Asus ZenBook Pro 16X OLED, the keyboard will automatically lift. This has two advantages: typing is (probably) better, and the interiors also literally provide breathing room.
And that’s necessary, because this model has a twelfth-generation Intel Core i9 12900H processor and an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU that wicks away quite a bit of heat. The laptop itself isn’t even 17 millimeters thin when closed. Admittedly, the GPU is not the most powerful on the market right now, but you can still use it as a gamer or a creator. The latter is particularly evident from the stylus support (Asus Pen).
Impressive display in a powerful Asus laptop
The Asus ZenBook Pro 16X OLED has, unsurprisingly, an impressive OLED display. It is 16 inches in size and offers 4k resolution. It also has a 16:10 aspect ratio, 0.2 millisecond response time, and 100 percent support for the DCI-P3 color space. The laptop has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 985MB/s SD Express 7.0 card reader, and a large draft pad with haptic feedback. It also has a jog dial for the palm of your hand, and this impressive keyboard offers backlighting.
Additionally, you can assume the rest of the features are fine. What about 32GB of RAM, 2TB of storage and both WiFi 6e and Bluetooth 5.2 support on a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD? The battery has a capacity of 96 Wh. There’s also a headphone jack and an HDMI 2.1 port. And the laptop has a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port.
Design raises questions
The design of the Asus ZenBook Pro 16X OLED raises some questions. Does this keyboard type well? And is it really good for your wrists? Asus has been selling laptops with angled keyboards for years, so it’s likely to appeal to consumers.
What about heat rejection? Asus claims that the internal parts, the processor and the gpu have thirty percent better airflow, which reduces the temperature by seven degrees. The system offers a TDP of 140 watts.
Source: Computer Totaal
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