The Asus Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop is a thin and light notebook with premium specs. But what truly makes the notebook stand out is its “space” inspired design, including graphics on the lid and keyboard and a “futuristic” 3.5 inch OLED display on the lid that can display animations, text, or notifications.
First announced during the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, the ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition is now available for purchase for $2000.
While that price might seem astronomical, the notebook does have a feature set that helps justify the cost, including:
- 14 inch, 2880 x 1600 pixel OLED touchscreen display with 90 Hz refresh rate
- Intel Core i9-12900H 14-core, 20-thread processor with Iris Xe graphics
- 32GB LPDDR5 4800 MHz memory
- 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
- Windows 11 Pro
The laptop measures 311 x 221 x 16mm (12.3″ x 8.7″ x 0.6″) and weighs 1.4kg (3.1 pounds) and has two Thunderbolt ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, an HDMI 2.0b port, a headset jack, and a microSD card reader plus a 720p webcam with a privacy shutter.
The Asus Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition has a 63Wh battery and comes with a 100W USB Type-C power adapter, and the notebook has a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint sensor integrated in the power button. The chassis has been MIL-STD-810H tested for durability. Wireless capabilities include support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, and the notebook comes with a USB Type-A to RJ45 Ethernet adapter and a pressure-sensitive pen.
Asus notes that the box the laptop comes in can be folded and used as a notebook stand that props the computer up at a 23 degree angle.
Asus says the laptop was designed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first Asus laptop flown into space, and the decorations include a titanium-colored finish, Morse code graphics, and a planet symbol on the keyboard… because, why not?
The 3.5 inch monochrome OLED cover display continues the Asus tradition of putting weird displays on the lids of laptops. This time it’s a screen that can display the time, date, battery level, space-themed animations, or custom text, among other things.
Like many recent Asus laptops, the touchpad can also be used as a NumberPad – tap the icon in the top right corner and a grid of numbers and symbols will appear that you can use to quickly enter figures.
The Asus Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition is available now from the Asus Store, and it’s up for pre-order from Newegg and coming soon to Amazon.
ASUS go F yourself. Why half size arrow/pointer keys and not full size whit this layout?
I didn’t think about it before but your comment made me realize they had enough room to at least make the right and left arrow keys full size without impacting the layout of any of the other keys.
Personally I find I make more mistakes with the arrow keys when up and down are half size and left and right are full size. I can handle all half size or all full size about the same, but I would prefer it if it had a full size up key and ate some of the right shift key, like on my nexdock and my 98% keyboard.
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