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New ASUS ZenBook OLED laptops have arrived from just RM4299

by Vyncent ChanJune 4, 2021
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ASUS Malaysia has just taken the wraps off their latest ASUS ZenBook OLED laptops, further expanding their lineup of creator laptops featuring stunning OLED panels. The new ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED and ZenBook 13 OLED will be joining the previously announced ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 OLED and ASUS ZenBook Flip S.

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582) – from RM12 999

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED

Building upon the success of last year’s ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581), we now have the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED. While the UX581 already came with an OLED panel, the one here is an even better display. To better suit content creators, the new 4K OLED HDR NanoEdge display supports the VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 standard as well as 100% DCI-P3 gamut coverage.

ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED ASUS Control Panel

The ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED also offers an upgraded ScreenPad+ that now raises to an angle for a more ergonomic viewing experience, while also allowing more cool air into the cooling system. This is what ASUS dubbed the Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS Plus), and it has worked wonders.

ASUS took advantage of the improved cooling solution in the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED to pack more powerful hardware under the hood as well. We now have the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors along with the GeForce RTX 3070. It’s unfortunate that ASUS didn’t manage to cram an 11th Gen Intel Core processor into the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED in time (UX582) in time though for a massive upgrade.

ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED user

On top of the improved displays and performance, ASUS seems to have managed to make it slightly thinner and lighter at 21.5mm thin and 2.4kg light. And yet, the 92WHr battery inside is larger too. Quite a nice upgrade, all things considered. You do lose one USB-A port in exchange for a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, but I guess that’s more than fair.

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED Specs and Price in Malaysia

Processor Intel Core i7-10870H, 8C/16T @ up to 5.0GHz, 45W TDP, 14nm
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Intel Core i9-10980HK, 8C/16T @ up to 5.3GHz, 45W TDP, 14nm
RAM 32GB DDR4-2933
GPU Intel UHD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6, max. 110W TDP
Storage 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe Performance SSD
Connectivity Intel WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0
2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C (40Gbps)
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A (10Gbps)
Display Primary Display
15.6″ 4K OLED display
PANTONE Validated, 100% DCI-P3 gamut, 93% screen-to-body ratio, touch support, stylus support
ScreenPad Plus
14.09″ UHD (3840 x 1100) IPS-level panel, touch support, stylus support
1 x HDMI 2.1
Power 240W power adapter
92WHr 8-cell Li-Po battery
Dimensions 359 x 249 x 21.5 mm
Weight 2.4kg
Price Core i7-10870H: RM12 999
Core i9-10980HK: RM15 999

The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED will be available starting 7th June 2021 from ASUS Official Stores and Authorized Dealers.

ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED (UX325) – from RM4299

ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED model

The ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED is essentially the previously launched ASUS ZenBook 13 with an OLED display panel. The ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED is apparently the world’s lightest OLED laptop, despite being slightly heavier than its non-OLED brethren. It’s also very compact for its screen size, with its FHD OLED HDR NanoEdge panel that touts an 88% screen-to-body ratio.

ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED

In terms of hardware, it is identical to the ASUS ZenBook 13. For the same specifications, ASUS Malaysia will be asking for an additional RM300 if you decide to go with the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED over the non-OLED variant. You can check out the specifications of the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED (UX325) below.

ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED Specs and Price in Malaysia

Processor Intel Core i5-1135G7, 4C/8T up to 4.2GHz, 10nm SuperFin
or
Intel Core i7-1165G7, 4C/8T up to 4.7GHz, 10nm SuperFin
RAM 8GB LPDDR4X-4266
GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Storage 512GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD
Connectivity Intel WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0
2 x Thunderbolt 4 (40Gbps)
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A (5Gbps)
Display 13.3″ FHD OLED display
400 nits, 100% DCI-P3, 88% screen-to-body ratio
Power 65W USB-C power adapter
67WHr 4-cell Li-Po battery
Dimensions 304 x 203 x 13.9 mm
Weight 1.14kg
Price Core i5-1135G7: RM4299
Core i7-1165G7: RM4999

ASUS will also start offering the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED (UX325) from 7th June onwards at ASUS Official Stores and Authorized Dealers.

One more thing…

ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 ports

On top of announcing the new ASUS ZenBook OLED models, ASUS Malaysia will also be adding a new SKU to the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 family. This new model drops the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics found in the previously announced options to allow it to come at a more affordable price of RM5199.

ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) Specs and Price in Malaysia

Processor Intel Core i7-1165G7, 4C/8T up to 4.7GHz, 10nm SuperFin
or
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 4C/8T up to 4.2GHz, 10nm SuperFin
RAM Up to 16GB LPDDR4X-4266 (on-board, dual-channel)
Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce MX450 2GB GDDR6
Storage 512GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
Display Primary
14″ FHD IPS display, 60Hz, 100% sRGB, touch-sensitive
Pantone Validated
ScreenPad Plus
12.6″ FHD IPS touch display
Connectivity 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps) Type-A
2 x Thunderbolt 4 Type-C
1 x 3.5mm combo jack
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x microSD card reader
Battery 70WHr battery
65W power adapter
Dimensions 324 x 222 x 16.9 mm
Weight 1.6kg
Price i5-1135G7+8GB RAM: RM5199
i5-1135G7+8GB RAM+MX450: RM5499
i7-1165G7+16GB RAM+MX450: RM6499

Pokdepinion: I think OLED laptops will quickly become mainstream in the content creator segment… Not sure when it will arrive gaming laptops though.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.