ASUS Introduces Zenbook 14 OLED and Zenbook Duo OLED with Intel Core Ultra in Brazil

Discover the latest offerings from ASUS – the Zenbook 14 OLED and Zenbook Duo OLED featuring Intel Core Ultra processors. Learn about their specifications, features, and availability in Brazil.

ASUS Introduces Zenbook 14 OLED, the First Notebook with Intel Core Ultra in Brazil

Almost three months after its global announcement at CES 2024, ASUS has surprised Brazilian consumers by launching the Zenbook 14 OLED (model UX3405MA) and the Zenbook Duo (model UX8406MA). These are the first notebooks from the brand in the country to be equipped with the newly released Intel Core Ultra processors. While the Zenbook 14 OLED boasts an OLED screen and robust configurations as highlights, the Zenbook Duo expands the dual-screen concept by adopting two 14-inch panels.

Compact Model: Zenbook 14 OLED

The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED arrives in Brazil in one of its most comprehensive versions. It features the Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor, with 16 cores and 22 threads (6 high-performance P-Cores + 8 high-efficiency E-Cores + 2 low-power LP E-Cores), running at speeds up to 4.8 GHz. Accompanying this powerhouse is 32 GB of LPDDR5X RAM (soldered on the board) and a 1 TB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 storage.

One of its strong points is the 14-inch OLED screen with a Full HD+ resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, adopting a taller 16:10 aspect ratio, providing additional viewing space. While the refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz, it supports HDR with DisplayHDR True Black 600 certification, boasting brightness of 400 nits and high color accuracy with 100% DCI-P3 coverage.

The Intel Core Ultra CPU’s notable features include the integrated Intel Arc GPU, offering double the performance compared to the 13th generation’s integrated graphics, and the Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for handling Artificial Intelligence tasks. This solution accelerates features such as AI filters from the Adobe suite and Windows Studio Effects, applying background blur, noise cancellation, and other effects in video calls.

Regarding video capabilities, the Zenbook 14 OLED features a robust Full HD webcam with an infrared emitter, compatible with biometrics via Windows Hello. It also boasts Intel Evo certification, ensuring advanced features for a consistent user experience, including advanced connectivity and extensive battery life.

The launch promises over 15 hours of usage, with fast charging technology of 65 W, bringing the 75 Wh battery to 60% in just 49 minutes. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, two Thunderbolt 4 ports (with transfer rates of 40 Gbps), a USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, HDMI 2.1, and a headphone/microphone jack.

ASUS emphasizes the laptop’s construction, comprising 50% post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR), along with its compact and lightweight design, weighing 1.2 kg and measuring 14.9 mm thick. Completing the package are the stereo speakers optimized by Harman/Kardon with Dolby Atmos spatial audio, MIL-STD-810H military-grade durability certification, and Windows 11 Home pre-installed.

Expanding the Secondary Screen: Zenbook Duo OLED

For users interested in more innovative propositions, ASUS introduces the Zenbook Duo 2024. Departing from previous generations’ small screen strip above the keyboard, this year’s version takes it to the extreme by replacing the physical keyboard with a second touchscreen, akin to competitors like Lenovo’s Yoga Book 9i. However, there are significant differences here that could offer a superior user experience.

Both panels feature identical specifications: 14-inch OLED displays with a 16:10 aspect ratio, boasting a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels, a 120 Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, and touchscreen capabilities with support for stylus pens. Similar to the Zenbook 14, they offer 400 nits of brightness, HDR with Dolby Vision, and DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification.

The keyboard arrives as an accessory, including a trackpad and magnetic attachment, with pins for power and direct communication with the device, eliminating potential Bluetooth latency. Additionally, there’s an integrated stand in the notebook’s base to raise its height for a more comfortable dual-screen display—a usability advantage over the Yoga Book 9i.

In terms of processing power, the Zenbook Duo offers even more with the Intel Core Ultra 9 185H CPU, featuring 16 cores and 22 threads (6 P-Cores + 8 E-Cores + 2 LP E-Cores) running at speeds up to 5.1 GHz, 32 GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and 2 TB of PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage. It also includes Intel Evo certification, the integrated Intel Arc GPU, and the NPU to accelerate AI features, including Windows Studio Effects.

The battery boasts a capacity of 75 Wh, promising over 13 hours of usage with 65 W fast charging, capable of reaching 60% in 49 minutes. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, HDMI 2.1, and a headphone/microphone jack.

The Zenbook Duo takes an extra step in construction by utilizing 90% recycled magnesium-aluminum alloy, weighing 1.35 kg (excluding the keyboard, which adds another 300 g) and measuring between 14.6 mm and 19.9 mm thick, depending on the keyboard. Additionally, it features a Full HD webcam with infrared for Windows Hello biometrics, Harman/Kardon stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, MIL-STD-810H certification, and Windows 11 Home.T,T,T,T,T,T,T

The ASUS Zenbook 14 and Zenbook Duo OLED are now available on the official ASUS website, priced at R$ 12,999 and R$ 19,999, respectively. The brand highlights special payment conditions at launch, including a 10% discount for payments via PIX and interest-free installment plans for up to 12 months with credit cards.