As part of its desire to upgrade its existing range of laptops and notebooks with the latest and greatest available hardware, ASUS announced during CES 2022 that it has refreshed and updated its Zenbook range for next year. This includes both Intel and AMD variants of its Zenbook 14 OLED series. The Intel version (UX3402) comes equipped with the latest 12th generation Alder Lake mobile processor, as well as a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports and a 14 “2880 x 1800 OLED touchscreen.
As is common when Intel and AMD launch a new generation of mobile processors, all laptop and laptop manufacturers are following them with a flood of new models and refreshments. Whether it’s a brand new design or just an update to the latest hardware, ASUS is working to modernize its 2022 range with a mix of both. This includes ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT) in tandem with Intel’s latest Alder Lake 12th generation mobile processors, as well as a new cover monogram design with a variety of color options available.
The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UM3402) has a similar layout as the Intel version.
While we don’t have official images at the time of writing the ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3402), we know it will be available in either Aqua Celadon or Ponder Blue, with a unique Japanese design inspired by Kintsugi on the lid. Other notable features of the UX3402 include an on-screen webcam with upgraded MyASUS webcam filters and functionality. Keeping the power in motion is a 75 Wh lithium-polymer battery.
The main specifications include support for up to Intel Core i7-1260P processors, with up to 16 GB LPDDR5 5200 MT / s memory and up to 1 TB PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe memory. There’s a 14-inch 16:10 OLED touchscreen that supports 2880 x 1800 resolution with a fast refresh rate of 90 Hz and has a 90% screen-to-body ratio. The panel itself has a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut confirmed by Pantone, is VESA HDR 500 certified.
The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED UX3402 has a thickness of 16.9 mm and a weight of only 1.39 kg, which makes it an ultra portable option, and is also compatible with Intel’s Evo laptop platform. In terms of IO, it includes two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C, one USB 3.2 G2 Type-A port with one 3.5 mm audio combo port, one HDMI 2.0 video output and a microSD card reader. ASUS also includes a full-size ErgoSense keyboard with integrated ErgoSense touchpad, which serves as a Numpad.
The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED UX3402 with Alder Lake will be available sometime in the second quarter of 2022, but ASUS has not given us prices at the moment.
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