Asus Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition now available to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first Asus laptop sent into space
Asus is no stranger to launching limited edition laptop models to commemorate certain milestones. In 2019, for example, the PC maker made available an 18-carat plated Zenbook 13 to celebrate its 30th anniversary as a company. For this year, Asus is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its first ever laptop sent into space by making available a limited edition Zenbook 14X OLED UX5401ZAS.
Based off of the existing UX540 or UX5400 chassis, the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition comes adorned in a special gray color called "Zero-G Titanium" and a 3.5-inch ZenVision OLED monochrome display on the outer lid of the chassis. The display can run simple space-themed animations, display notifications, dates, or battery status all without needing to open the lid. Of course, custom texts can be displayed as well.
Internally, the system includes a 12th gen Core i9-12900H which is one of the fastest H-series CPUs available on any laptop. The soldered RAM has also been ramped up to 32 GB compared to 16 GB or less on most other Ultrabooks. Meanwhile, the main 14-inch 2.8K OLED touchscreen is expected to be the same or very similar to the one we tested on last year's Zenbook 14X OLED.
Users can check out more about the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition through its official product page here or read the full specifications via the press release below.
Fremont, California (April 13, 2022) — ASUS today launches the exclusive Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition (UX5401ZAS), a special-edition laptop built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first ASUS laptop sent into space.
Featuring an ultra-modern space-themed design in a special Zero-G Titanium color, the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition celebrates a key milestone in the history of ASUS laptops. The exclusive ZenVision rear display shows customizable messages and animations, allowing the user to give those around them a window into their personality.
It’s also powered up to 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 H-Series processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics, 32 GB RAM, a PCIe® 4.0 x4 SSD, and WiFi 6E. The expansive 16:10 2.8K OLED HDR 90Hz PANTONE® Validated touchscreen delivers ultra-realistic DisplayHDR™ True Black 500-certified visuals, with a 100% DCI-P3 gamut and TÜV Rheinland-certified eye care.
ZenVision is a 3.5-inch OLED monochrome display located on the lid of the laptop that can display static text or graphic animations. Space-Theme mode displays an animated theme, while Smart Notifications mode can show time, date or battery status. In Personal-Identity Tag mode, custom text messages can be displayed for all to see. The information displayed on ZenVision is configured via the easy-to-use MyASUS2 app.
Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition has been tested to space-grade standards, withstanding extreme vibration and temperature and using the US Space Systems Command Standard SMC-S-016A testing protocols3 . It is capable of withstanding extreme vibration that is 4 times more than our standard Military Grade durability as well as resisting the extreme temperatures when the laptop is operational from -24 to 61 ͦ C. Additionally, it meets the US Department of Defense’s MIL-STD 810H durability standards, including power-on drop tests and operation under extreme humidity and altitude.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition (UX5401) is now available at MSRP $1999.99 at Amazon, Eshop, & Newegg, Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
SPECIFICATIONS4ASUS ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition (UX5401ZAS)
|CPU||12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 H-Series processor - 12900H|
|Display||14” 16:10 2.8K OLED (2880x1800) slim-bezel NanoEdge display (touch)|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 11 Pro for business)|
|Graphics||Intel® Iris® Xe graphics|
|Main memory||32GB LPDDR5 onboard|
|Storage||1 TB PCIe® 4.0 x4 M.2 SSD|
|Connectivity||Up to dual-band Intel® Wi-Fi 6E|
|Camera||720p HD camera|
|I/O ports||2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® with ASUS USB-C® Easy Charge|
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x Standard HDMI® 2.0
1 x MicroSD card reader
1 x Audio Combo Jack
|Touchpad||ASUS NumberPad 2.0|
|Audio||Certified by Harman Kardon/ Dolby Atmos|
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
|Battery||63 Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery|
|AC adapter||Output: 20 V DC, 5 A, 100 W|
Input: 100-240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz universal
|Dimensions||311 X 221 X 15.9 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 3.09 lb|