Asus just launched online their 2022 Zenbook, Vivobook, and Special Edition Vivobook Slate 13 at the Pinnacle of Performance event and it is as exciting as ever.
The launch covered two days including their Burj Dubai light show and saw the release of several Zenbook Pro Models the flagship being the Pro 16X.
It comes along with a Duo (Pro 14 Duo), Flip (Pro 15 Flip), and “Standard” (Pro 17) variants.
It was followed by the Zenbook S lineup which I’m anticipating the most because of the 1-kilo Zenbook S 13. It launched alongside the S 13 Flip.
The Vivobook line is not to be outdone and comes in its own Pro and S models but the highlight this go around is on the 2 artist collaboration Slate 13 models – Steven Harrington and Philip Colbert.
As is customary with Asus release dates and schedules, these should be on a staggered but continuous availability timeline this second quarter of 2022.
ASUS Reveals Groundbreaking New 2022 Zenbook, Vivobook Lineup and Exciting Vivobook Slate 13 OLED Artist Editions at The Pinnacle of Performance Online Launch Event
ASUS Reveals Exciting All-New 2022 Zenbook and Vivobook Lineup
Ultra-powerful, compact and sophisticated laptops feature world-leading innovation and the latest technology for the next level of on-the-go creativity, with a modern new look
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 10, 2022 — ASUS today unveiled its all-new 2022 line-up of sophisticated, high-performance Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S series laptops, as well as exciting all-new 2022 lineup of Vivobook Pro series, Vivobook S series and Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Artist Edition laptops at an online launch event entitled The Pinnacle of Performance.
2022 Zenbook line-up – Incredible Comes From Within
The comprehensive new Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S portfolios include standard, convertible and dual-display laptops ranging in size from 13 inches to 17.3 inches, all featuring a modern new design and the latest high-performance 12th Generation Intel® Core™ H-Series processors or AMD Ryzen™ 6000 H-Series processors, up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series Laptop GPUs with the benefits of the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem, along with a dazzling array of performance- and productivity-enhancing innovations.
“At ASUS, we continue in our relentless pursuit for innovation to push everyone’s creativity to the next level,” said Rex Lee, ASUS Vice President and Head of Personal Computer BU. “Thanks to our users, ASUS has become worldwide No.1 NVIDIA Studio creator laptop brand . And since launching our most comprehensive OLED laptop line-up in 2021, ASUS has earned the worldwide No. 1 spot for OLED laptops ,” he continued. “With the full enhancement of our brand-new Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S series, these iconic premium compact laptop series not only achieve the pinnacle of performance, but also feature stunning OLED displays, unique innovations, and a modern new look.”
During the event, a powerful new Incredible Comes From Within marketing campaign for Zenbook was unveiled by Galip Fu, ASUS Global Marketing Director, Consumer PC. “Over the last 10 years, the Zenbook series has been transformed, perfectly reflecting the ASUS journey in search of incredible,” he explained. “With our new 2022 portfolio, Zenbook moves to the next level. The incredible comes from within you, from all the people who see things from different perspectives, creating what has never been created. Zenbook is perfectly placed to support those who will not settle, so this year, we’re launching the Incredible Comes from Within campaign to continue in search of incredible.”
ASUS has partnered with NVIDIA to bring all the benefits from NVIDIA Studio to the new Zenbook Pro laptops, including software optimizations and pre-installed NVIDIA Studio drivers for enhanced performance and reliability in creative apps.
Redesigned for performance
The 2022 Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S series of premium laptops all feature a completely new ‘modern Zen’ look, giving them an uncluttered, sophisticated appearance, with new details such as stepped diamond-cut edge highlights and the new ASUS monogram ‘A’ lid logo. 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. Maximum sustained performance — up to a 140 W combined thermal design power (TDP) depending on the model — is assured by new and improved cooling solutions across the range including ASUS IceCool, IceCool Plus and IceCool Pro. Additionally, Zenbook Pro 16X OLED (UX7602) and Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402) introduce the new Active Aerodynamic System Ultra (AAS Ultra), an innovative auto-tilt mechanism that elevates the ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus secondary touchscreen or the ASUS ErgoSense keyboard to allow improved cooling and better ergonomics.
Zenbook Pro 16X OLED – The most powerful Zenbook ever
The Zenbook Pro 16X OLED is an NVIDIA Studio validated laptop, powered by up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Zenbook Pro 16X OLED delivers extreme mobile performance. The high-performance components are cooled with the new ASUS IceCool Pro cooling system, which uses two quiet IceBlades fans, each with 97 3D-curved blades. These cool the vapor chamber and the 5 mm heat pipe from the CPU and GPU, and the hot air is vented efficiently to the exterior via the new AAS Ultra mechanism, with its 14.5 mm lift that also tilts the keyboard by an ergonomic 7°. The result is that the CPU and GPU can run at up to a 140 W combined TDP in Performance mode without throttling and can run quieter than 40 dB in Standard mode. The high-capacity 96 Wh battery provides up to 10 hours of autonomy to ensure Zenbook Pro 16X OLED will get through even the most demanding workdays.
For stunning visuals, Zenbook Pro 16X OLED is equipped with a world-leading 16:10 16″ 4K OLED HDR 60 Hz 550-nit Dolby Vision® touchscreen that’s PANTONE® Validated for industry-standard color rendering, has a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 gamut, and is VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 500-certified for the deepest blacks.
Other innovative and upgraded features include the all-new White-RGB ASUS Intelligent Lighting System that enables smart interactivity such as visual alerts for power or performance status; the ASUS Dial rotary controller for precise fingertip control of creative apps; and an enlarged touchpad with haptic feedback for click-anywhere convenience.
Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED – Dual displays, evolved
The seriously powerful Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED is an Intel Evo™-certified powerhouse that lets creators turn up their creative powers to the max. The flagship up to 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900H processor and creator-grade NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU are cooled for extreme performance — up to an 85-watt combined TDP — by ASUS IceCool Plus technology, aided by the innovative AAS Ultra mechanism, which vents the chassis efficiently and also tilts the next-gen ScreenPad Plus secondary touchscreen by 12°, positioning it at a comfortable angle for touch and viewing to ensure a seamless and immersive experience.
For studio-class visuals, the world-leading 2.8K OLED HDR 16:10 main Dolby Vision touchscreen has a smooth 120 Hz refresh rate, an upgraded peak brightness of 500 nits, PANTONE Validated color accuracy, and a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 gamut, as well as TÜV Rheinland-certified eye care.
For users requiring a larger display, the existing 15.6-inch Zenbook Pro 15 Duo OLED (UX582) has been updated for 2022, and now features up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU.
Zenbook Pro series
The versatile Intel Evo-certified Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED (UP6502) is equipped with the world’s first 15.6-inch 2.8K 120 Hz OLED touchscreen, and is powered by up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and the all-new Intel Arc™ A370M discrete graphics to deliver outstanding multitasking and multimedia power for serious users, enhanced with ASUS IceCool Plus thermal technology for maximum sustained performance. The compact, elegant, thin and light design features stepped diamond-cut edges, a 360° ErgoLift hinge, and a HD IR camera for fast face login. A combined ambient light and RGB color sensor allows automatic brightness and color adjustment. For an immersive cinematic experience, the Harman Kardon-certified quad-speaker Dolby Atmos® audio system delivers ultra-realistic multi-dimensional sound.
Zenbook Pro 17 (UM6702) features an expansive 17.3-inch 2.5K IPS NanoEdge Dolby Vision touchscreen that’s PANTONE Validated with an ultrafast 165 Hz refresh rate, and superb all-round creative and productivity performance is delivered by up to an 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 driven by a powerful smart amplifier. The sleek, modern design is finished in elegant Tech Black.
Zenbook S series
With its versatile 360° ErgoLift hinge, Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED (UP5302) lets users work or play in any mode they choose: laptop, tent, stand, tablet — or anything in between. The precision-engineered hinge is also torture-tested to ensure maximum reliability for total peace of mind. The sleek and compact contemporary new unibody design — crafted from premium magnesium-aluminum alloy and finished in a choice of two fresh new colors — is just 1.1 kg light and 14.9 mm thin for effortless portability, and the up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor gives it the performance to handle any task with ease. A long-lasting 67 Wh battery, three ultrafast Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® ports, and a microSD card reader make it the ideal portable companion.
The ultralight Zenbook S 13 OLED (UM5302) is an elegant and powerful companion for those with busy lifestyles. It packs a lot of advanced technology into its super-thin 14.9 mm magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis in just 1 kg, including up to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor with AMD Radeon™ 680M graphics. Finished in one of four sophisticated new colors — Ponder Blue, Aqua Celadon, Vestige Beige and Refined White — Zenbook S 13 OLED is designed to stand out, yet it blends in anywhere. Its up to 19-hour battery life, full connectivity — including USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C — and USB-C Easy Charge make it the perfect on-the-go companion.
The clear and responsive 16:10 2.8K OLED HDR NanoEdge Dolby Vision touchscreen is PANTONE Validated for superb color fidelity, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certified for the deepest blacks, and has an ultra-vivid 100% DCI-P3 color gamut for a superlative viewing experience.
Vivobook Pro series
The affordable, high-performance Vivobook Pro series is designed for aspiring creators. New models for 2022 include the 16-inch Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7601/M7601), the 15.6-inch Vivobook Pro 15X OLED (K6501/M6501), the 14.5-inch Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7401), the 16-inch Vivobook Pro 16 OLED (K6602), and the 15.6-inch Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (K6502/K6500/M6500).
These powerful creator laptops feature top-notch specifications that represent incredible value for money, with high-performance components including up 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900H or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processors with up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, studio-grade NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics , and an ultrafast 2 TB PCIe® 4.0 SSD . ASUS IceCool Pro thermal technology allows creators to harness a total combined CPU and GPU TDP of up to 140 W.
World-leading OLED display technology are perfect for creative activities, with refresh rates up to 120 Hz and 0.2 ms response times. They are PANTONE® Validated for industry-standard color rendering, up to VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 600 certified for high contrast and deep blacks, and have a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. For enhanced eye care, they are also TÜV Rheinland certified for low blue-light emissions.
Budding creators will also appreciate the inclusion of an SD Express 7.0 microSD card reader, the unique and intuitive ASUS DialPad virtual rotary control for their creative apps in combination with the ProArt Creator Hub app, as well as the long-lasting up to 90 Wh battery and US military-grade durability.
Vivobook S series
Vivobook S series laptops are the thinnest and lightest in the Vivobook family, with a chassis profile measuring from just 17.9 mm thin and weighing from as little as 1.6 kg, yet they offer performance levels normally associated with much bulkier models — they are some of the world’s first thin and light laptops capable of a 45 W TDP CPU performance.
The 2022 Vivobook S series lineup includes the 14.5-inch Vivobook S 14X OLED (S5402/M5402), the 16-inch Vivobook S 16X OLED (S5602/M5602), the 14-inch Vivobook S 14 OLED (K3402/M3402), and the 15.6-inch Vivobook S 15 OLED (K3502/M3502).
These ultra-modern laptops feature metal lids for the S 14/15 models or an all-metal construction for the premium S 14X/16X models. The all-new chassis design makes a real style statement, with a choice of youthful new colors — Indie Black, Neutral Grey or Brave Green for S 14/15, and Midnight Black, Solar Silver or Sand Grey for S 14X/16X — and a raised logo tab on the lid.
Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Artist Editions
The Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Philip Colbert Edition and the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Steven Harrington Edition are two extraordinary limited-edition versions of the vivaciously versatile 2-in-1 portable companion that’s already wowing the world with its stylish looks and innovative design.
Designed in collaboration with world-renowned artists Philip Colbert (https://www.philipcolbert.com/) and Steven Harrington (https://stevenharrington.com/), the Artist Editions feature themed hardware, exclusive accessories and packaging, all designed in collaboration with the artists themselves. These eye-catching editions each represent the unique world-view of the artist, with specially commissioned themed accessories — including a cover stand, smart cover, sleeve, stylus holder and more — and packing featuring their original artwork. Both editions are also available with an optional artist-designed ASUS Marshmallow mouse.
For more information on the ASUS Pinnacle of Performance Event and the newest ASUS product line-ups, please visit https://www.asus.com/event/asus-events/