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ASUS unveils 2022 lineup of ZenBook notebooks, featuring Alder Lake CPUs, OLED displays, Intel Arc graphics, and more

By Kenny Yeo - on 14 May 2022, 9:25am

ASUS unveils 2022 lineup of ZenBook notebooks, featuring Alder Lake CPUs, OLED displays, Intel Arc graphics, and more

Note: This article was first published on 10 May 2022.

The ASUS 2022 ZenBook lineup. (Image source: ASUS)

ASUS has just announced its 2022 lineup of ZenBook notebooks featuring OLED displays, the latest Intel Alder Lake processors, and a lot more. There's a lot to get through so let's start right now.

 

ZenBook Pro 16X OLED UX7602

The ZenBook Pro 16X OLED UX7602 (Image source: ASUS)

We begin with the ZenBook Pro 16X OLED which ASUS says is the most powerful ZenBook ever.

This notebook features an aluminium alloy chassis that weighs 2.4kg and is just 16.9mm thin. Inside, users will find a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU

To keep the system cool, the ZenBook Pro 16X OLED features ASUS' IceCool Pro cooling system that uses two large fans and a vapour chamber cooling system with a 5mm thick heat pipe.

For maximum air intake, the keyboard is lifted to an angle of 7 degrees using a specially-designed hinge. According to ASUS, this allows the intakes to ingest air from the sides as well as the rear of the notebook.

The 16-inch display is a touchscreen OLED that supports 4K resolution and 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space. It is also Pantone validated and meets VESA's standards for DisplayHDR True Black 500.

 

ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402

ZenBook Pro 14 Duo (Image source: ASUS)

The ZenBook Pro 14 Duo is ASUS' third-generation dual-display ultraportable-ish notebook. Though the footprint has been kept mostly the same, this new notebook features significant updates.

To start, the main display is now 14.5 inches large and uses a 2.8K resolution OLED panel that has a high 120Hz refresh rate. This main display is also Pantone validated and meets VESA's standards for DisplayHDR True Black 500.

The secondary display has been improved as well. It's 12.7 inches large and has a resolution of 2880 x 864 pixels to match the main display. Like the main display, it also has a refresh rate of 120Hz, supports 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space, and is Pantone validated. 

Inside, the ZenBook Pro 14 Duo is powered by Intel's newest Alder Lake Core i7-12900H processor and is paired with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics

I have already reviewed it and you can check it out here.

 

ZenBook Pro series

ZenBook Pro 17 (Image source: ASUS)

Apart from the above-mentioned two ZenBook Pro models, ASUS has two other ZenBook Pro models. These notebooks can be distinguished by having discrete graphics.

The first is the ZenBook Pro 17, ASUS' first-ever 17-inch ZenBook. Unlike the other ZenBooks, the ZenBook Pro 17 is the only notebook to have an IPS LCD display. The 17-inch IPS display supports 2.5K resolution and has a speedy 165Hz refresh rate. It is Pantone validated. Inside, users can find a high-end AMD Ryzen 9 6900HZX processor paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU.

Then there's the ZenBook Pro 15 Flip OLED which is a convertible notebook. This features a 15.6-inch 2.8K OLED touchscreen that has a 120Hz refresh rate. Underneath it all, there's a Core i7 Alder Lake processor and Intel's newest A370M Arc discrete graphics.

 

ZenBook S series

ZenBook S 13 OLED (Image source: ASUS)

Finally, we come to the ZenBook S series. These are the featherweights and the lightest ZenBooks you can buy and there are two new models here.

The first is the ZenBook S 13 OLED which ASUS says is the world's lightest 13.3-inch OLED notebook. Its magnesium-aluminium alloy chassis is just 14.9mm thick and it weighs just 1kg. It's available in four colours: Ponder Blue, Aqua Celadon, Vestige Beige, and Refined White.

The 13.3-inch display is a touchscreen OLED that has 2.8K resolution and supports 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space. It's also Pantone validated and meets VESA's standards for DisplayHDR True Black 500. Inside, you will find an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor and Radeon 680M graphics. 

The other lightweight notebook is the ZenBook S 13 Flip OLED which is a convertible notebook. It too has a magnesium-aluminium body and it weighs just a tad more at 1.1kg. It's the same 14.9mm thick. And inside, instead of AMD processors, you get a choice of Intel's new Alder Lake processors.

 

Availability and pricing

Unfortunately, ASUS has yet to announce when these notebooks will be available nor how much they'll cost. We'll update this article once we know more.

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