Just in time for the start of Cconsumer Eelectronics Show 2023 in Las Vegas (January 5 to 8, 2023) Asus will present its new notebooks. In addition to a few mobile gaming bulls from the ROG series, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer has six other laptops for work and everyday life in its luggage. Here, Asus relies primarily on high-resolution OLED screens, powerful processors and decent graphics power – and 3D technology. Also at the start: a new gaming Chromebook.
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 3D OLED: 3D without glasses
The highlight of the Asus VivoBook Pro 16X 3D OLED (K6604) is likely to be the 16-inch OLED display: The screen has a resolution of 3.2K with 120 frames per second. In addition, the notebook converts 2D to 3D content at the push of a button. The special thing about it is that you don’t need 3D glasses to view it. The manufacturer speaks of “spatial vision technology”. The drive is provided by Intel’s Raptor Lake processor i9-13980HX, and graphics are handled by a GeForce chip from Nvidia’s RTX 40 series. Meanwhile, an improved cooling solution should ensure that the laptop does not sweat. Depending on the variant, the VivoBook can be equipped with up to 64 gigabytes (GB) of RAM and a PCI Express SSD with a capacity of up to 2 terabytes (TB). Two Thunderbolt 4 ports are included as standard.
Three new Asus Zenbooks with OLED displays
Asus did not bring a foldable notebook like the Zenbook 17 Fold to this year’s CES. With the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED (UX7602BZ), the manufacturer promises decent performance for video and 3D rendering. Intel’s Raptor Lake chip i9-13905H, Nvidia’s GeForce graphics processor from the RTX 40 series and 32 GB of working memory (RAM) are also on board. The 16-inch OLED touchscreen has a resolution of 3.2K at 120 Hertz (Hz), reproduces HDR content and, thanks to NanoEdge technology, only shows a few frames. The 14-inch OLED screen of the Zenbook Pro 14 OLED (UX6404) “only” has a 2.8K resolution. The NanoEdge display is Dolby Vision-enabled and should have particularly high color accuracy. Asus also offers a touchscreen variant. Inside the notebook is the Intel Raptor Lake processor i9-13900H and 16 GB of RAM, which can be expanded by up to 32 GB via a slot. There is also a 2 TB SSD and, as with the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED, an Nvidia graphics card from the Geforce RTX 40 Series. Asus is also presenting the Zenbook 14X OLED (UX3404), which is also equipped with Intel’s i9-13900H chip and 32 GB of working memory, a 1 TB PCI Express 4.0 SSD and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050. The 14.5-inch OLED display shows content in 2.8K with a refresh rate of 120 Hertz. Asus sells the Zenbook 14X OLED in beige and gray.
Asus notebooks 2023: Two workhorses
For content creators who regularly take their creations with them, Asus introduces the ProArt Studiobook 16 3D OLED (H7604). Similar to the VivoBook Pro 16 3D OLED, the notebook has a 16-inch OLED screen with 3.2K resolution and 120 Hertz refresh rate as well as spatial vision technology. If necessary, the screen can be folded 180 degrees and placed flat on the table. Alternatively, Asus offers a variant with a conventional 2D OLED touchscreen. Under the hood is Intel’s Raptor Lake processor i9-13980HX, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 40, up to 64 GB of RAM and an SSD. Peripherals can be connected via two Thunderbolt 4 inputs. If you work a lot on the go, you might be interested in the Asus ExpertBook B9 OLED (B9403CVA). Underneath the all-metal chassis is an Intel Raptor Lake processor compatible with Intel’s vPro remote management technology. The 14-inch OLED display has a 2.8K resolution. Compared to the previous model, the touchpad on the B9 OLED is around a quarter larger. Registration via an NFC card, face recognition, an anti-theft device (Kensington Lock), a physical cover for the Full HD IR webcam and a fingerprint sensor should ensure security. On the connection side, the ExpertBook B9 also has OLED with two Thunderbolt 4 inputs for USB-C devices, a USB 3.2 input (second generation), a jack socket (for headphones and headsets), an HDMI 2.0 port and an RJ45 -LAN adapter everything you need with you.
For gamers: Asus Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip
After Google announced the end of its cloud gaming platform Stadia for January 18, 2023, the technology group relies on gaming Chromebooks. In addition to Lenovo and Acer, Asus was one of the first suppliers with the Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip (CX5501). Now the Taiwanese company is following up with the Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip (CX3401FBA). It packs an Intel Alder Lake Core i7 processor along with 16GB of RAM and a PCI Express SSD, all of which should make for an immersive gaming experience. The image output is handled by a 360-degree display in 16:10 format with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels (WUXGA) and a refresh rate of 144 Hertz. The anti-ghosting keyboard has four-zone RGB lighting, the case comes in pearl white, and the battery should last up to ten hours on one charge.
Asus Notebooks 2023: Prices and Availability
The prices and release dates of the Asus ProArt Studiobook 16 3D OLED, Vivobook Pro 16 3D OLED and the three Zenbooks Pro 16X OLED, Pro 14 OLED and 14X OLED were not fixed before the start of the fair. The Asus ExpertBook B9 OLED (B9403CVA) is scheduled to appear on the German market in the third quarter of 2023 and will cost from 1,799 euros. The Asus Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip (CX3401FBA) is available now in Germany, prices start at 799 euros.