What you need to know
- ASUS just announced the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop.
- The device commemorates the 25th anniversary of the first ASUS laptop being sent into space.
- The Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition is available now, starting at $2,000.
ASUS just announced the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop. The device commemorates the first ASUS laptop being launched into space, which occurred 25 years ago. The laptop features a ZenVision rear display that can show customizable messages, animations, and notification information. The Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition starts at $2,000 and is available now.
The Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition runs on up to a 12th Gen Intel Core processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics. It features 32GB of RAM, a PCIe SSD, and supports Wi-Fi 6E as well.
The display of the new Zenbook is a 16:10 2.8K OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and support for HDR. In addition to the main display for general PC usage, the laptop features a monochrome OLED display on its back. The smaller display can show an animated space theme or more pressing information, such as the time, date, and battery status of the device.
|Category||ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition|
|CPU||12th Gen Intel Core i9 H-Series processor - 12900H|
|Display||14" 16:10 2.8K OLED (2880x1800) slim-bezel NanoEdge display (touch)|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 11 Pro for business)|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe graphics|
|Main memory||32GB LPDDR5 onboard|
|Storage||1 TB PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 SSD|
|Connectivity||Up to dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6E|
|Camera||720p HD camera|
|Ports||2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C with ASUS USB-C Easy Charge|
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x Standard HDMI® 2.0
1 x MicroSD card reader
1 x Audio Combo Jack
|Touchpad||ASUS NumberPad 2.0|
|Audio||Certified by Harman Kardon/ Dolby Atmos|
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
|Battery||63 Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery|
|AC adapter||Output: 20 V DC, 5 A, 100 W|
Input: 100-240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz universal
|Dimensions||311 X 221 X 15.9 mm (12.24 x 8.7 x 0.62 in)|
|Weight||Approx. 1.4 kg (3.09 lb)|
While the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition probably won't be on a shuttle any time soon, ASUS claims that the device has been "tested to space-grade standards." Specifically, the laptop has been tested to withstand vibration and temperature using the US Space Systems Command Standard SMC-S-016A testing protocols. Whether that makes the Zenbook one of the best rugged laptops is yet to be seen.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
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