ASUS went with ceramic for its new Zenbook 14X OLED PC
This year at CES ASUS has a refreshed variant of its meat and potatoes ultraportable in the Zenbook 14X OLED. Yet, for 2023, notwithstanding patched up specs, ASUS is evaluating an extravagant new earthenware covering on the PC’s top.
The interaction used to make the covering is called PEO, or plasma electrolytic oxidation. This permits ASUS to add a lightweight however solid completion that is not just more enthusiastically than customary anodized aluminum, since it requires major areas of strength for no or weighty metals during assembling, it’s likewise more harmless to the ecosystem.
Face to face, the Zenbook 14X’s ceramic completion feels perfect. It helps me to remember the magnesium undercarriage Microsoft utilized on old Surfaces, then again, actually it’s even smoother and better at opposing fingerprints. The drawback is that since this is whenever ASUS first is utilizing this cycle, the clay covering is just accessible in one tone: sandstone. On the brilliant side, in the event that you need something a smidgen more conventional, there’s likewise a less expensive model with an aluminum finish in Inkwell dim.
Different updates on the Zenbook 14X incorporate a somewhat bigger 14.5-inch OLED touchscreen, a quicker 120Hz invigorate rate and a taller 16:10 perspective proportion. What’s more, obviously, execution is likewise getting a knock thanks to new thirteenth gen Intel central processors, support for up to 32GB of DDR5 Slam and, surprisingly, a discretionary RTX 3050 GPU from NVIDIA. ASUS is likewise adding quicker Wi-Fi 6E network and with a marginally bigger 70-watt hour battery, I’m trusting we see a little lift in life span too.Port choice looks strong too with two Thunderclap 4 connectors. Furthermore, with regards to settling on video decisions, there’s another full HD webcam (which is up from the 720p on last year’s model) with help for windows hi and double mics with man-made intelligence commotion scratch-off, so you ought to look and sound better during gatherings.
Presently I know some of you may be frustrated that ASUS didn’t find space for Nvidia’s most up to date 40-series versatile designs cards. In any case, taking into account that the Zenbook 14X weighs scarcely multiple pounds and isn’t intended to be your fundamental gaming machine, it’s difficult to be too upset.All told, between the new earthenware covering, the marginally bigger showcase and redid parts, the Zenbook 14X is turning out to be an exceptional and classy note pad. I simply trust others like it as well, since I’d very much want to see ASUS extend the variety choices for the fired covering to additional shades than just sandstone. Obviously, exactly the amount of a top notch you need to pay for it might assume a part in its prosperity. ASUS has not yet delivered evaluating for the Zenbook 14X OLED, however it is scheduled to go discounted at some point in Q2 2023.