ASUS brings the world’s first 13.3-inch OLED Windows detachable laptop that is a multi-purpose beast.
Last week’s ASUS event introduced their next gen, Intel Alder Lake motherboards, but this week, offers a whole new innovation. Today, the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED was announced and featured a great display of its versatility.
Speaking about displays, the 2-in-1, Windows 11-enabled device can act as a small, sharp TV with its 13.3-inch OLED Dolby Vision PANTONE Validated touchscreen—with quad-speaker Dolby Atmos audio and Wi-Fi 6 with ASUS Wi-Fi Master. This flexible tech was clearly built to entertain.
The PANTONE validation ensures the screen is on par with cinema-level screens mixed with being DisplayHDR True Black 500 certified—that means even dark scenes like in the Game of Thrones series finale are clearer. One more certification to tack on is that it is TÜV Rheinland-certified, meaning it has a great rating in eye care and emits less blue light than LCD displays.
ASUS even considered how to make video streaming and cloud gaming more reliable by adding in WiFi 6 capabilities, no more rotating circle loading screens on Netflix or Disney+. Entertainment is at the device’s forefront, but also helps deliver a better experience with the things that matter, such as video calls. Whether it is a work call or seeing a family member who is far away, the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED is able to deliver clear, lag-free calls with its 5 MP front camera and 13 MP rear camera. It also has AI-Noise Cancelling Audio to block out any ambient noise in the room—no more worries about yelling over one another on remote workstations at home or in the office.
The third function of the new Vivobook 13 is that it is tailored for both note-taking and sketching/drawing. The ASUS Pen 2.0 is Microsoft Pen Protocol 2.0-compliant that offers 4096-level pressure sensitivity, 5–350-gram pen-tip force and 266 Hz sampling rate. No need to buy an external drawing tablet. The team behind the pen also created four swappable pen tips that is said to feel and perform like real 2H, H, HB and HB pencils. The pen is charged through a USB-C charger and its Bluetooth functions can help with its button that can take screenshots or help move slides along for presentations.
The Vivobook 13 leaned heavily on artists to utilize this device to its fullest, so that is why they announced exclusive Artist editions, separate from the primary model. Californian contemporary artist, Steve Harrington, and London-based contemporary artist, Philip Colbert, show off their own personal, colour-pop designs of the Vivobook 13 for consumers to take advantage of purchasing. Both editions come with a special cover stand, wallpaper, a special box, a sleeve, a keyboard, a hard cover case and keyboard stickers. The Philip Colbert Artist Edition is even more exclusive as it comes with a pair of limited-edition shoelaces.
Okay, so the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED is also a PC, right? Correct. Every edition of the machine comes with a detachable, magnetized full-size keyboard, including a big touchpad that feels good and performs accurately. The keys and key caps design were designed ergonomically to deliver a comfortable typing experience.
Aside from the smartly crafted keyboard, the mobile PC features a quad-core 3.3 GHz Intel processor, with premium components that “include up to a 256 GB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 SSD and up to 8 GB of fast LPDDR4X RAM.” It can be charged using one of the two USB-C ports, boasting getting a 60% charge in about 39 minutes.
The ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED will be available in December 2021 in North America, the cost is still to be announced.