Asus VivoBook 13 Slate: a little bit laptop, a little bit tablet, a lot OLED

ASUS presents "the world's first 13.3-inch 2-in-1 Windows laptop": it's VivoBook 13 Slate OLED, here are peculiarities, what it looks like, availability and prices

ASUS has unveiled VivoBook 13 Slate OLED, which is not only interesting for the fact that it features a relatively small screen with OLED technology (and there aren't many of them on the market, indeed), but also because according to the company it is the world's first 13.3-inch Windows 2-in-1 laptop.

The 2-in-1 structure makes it, by nature, an extremely flexible product, so it can adapt great to several destinations of use, from work, thanks to the powerful hardware, to entertainment as if it were a tablet, thanks to the touch display. The new VivoBook 13 Slate OLED according to ASUS has "vibrant and incredibly versatile styling," a regular-sized keyboard that can be removed and a cover with stand that can rotate 170 degrees. There's also the high-precision ASUS Pen 2.0 that's placed in the integrated magnetic stand so it's always firm and within reach. Here are all the details.

VivoBook 13 OLED "the multimedia"

ASUS VivoBook 13 Slate OLED boasts a 13.3-inch touch-sensitive screen - like smartphones - in 16:9 aspect ratio, which unlike many competitors that have a 16:10 or 4:3 ratio is capable of playing full-screen movies and TV shows. The OLED screen supports 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and has a host of certifications that certify its top quality: Dolby Vision, Pantone Validated and DisplayHDR True Black 500.

ASUS has placed a lot of emphasis on the VivoBook 13 Slate OLED display, which has a very low response time (0.2 milliseconds), which comes in handy in games or during the most concussive action in movies and TV series, and also offers better eye protection than non-OLED displays: blue light levels are lower - up to 70% less than an LCD display, ASUS says - and TÜV Rheinland certified.

Supporting the ASUS VivoBook 13 Slate OLED's screen qualities to deliver top-notch entertainment possibilities is the four-speaker Dolby Audio system in addition to Wi-Fi 6 for fast streaming and a free month of Game Pass Ultimate for Xbox. The responsiveness of the screen comes in handy while using the pen developed by the company, the ASUS Pen 2.0, which can be kept conveniently thanks to the magnetic holder built into the laptop. It supports 4,096 levels of pressure, with strength from 5 to 350 grams and a sampling rate of 266 Hz. It can be recharged via any USB-C charger.

VivoBook 13 OLED, the technique

On the performance side, ASUS VivoBook 13 Slate OLED can count on Intel's quad-core 3.3 GHz processor, along with 128 GB eMMC storage (expansion via microSD) and 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, while with Intel Bridge technology and Windows 11 can also run Android apps.

The laptop has two cameras, a 5 MP front-facing camera and a 13 MP camera on the back, two USB-C ports, an audio jack and, for quick and secure access there's an optional fingerprint sensor on the power button. The battery is 50 watt-hours and charging very versatile: with USB-C Easy Charge the device can be charged from a power bank or any USB-C charger, charging up to 60% in just 39 minutes.

VivoBook 13 OLED, availability and pricing

ASUS VivoBook 13 Slate OLED will be available in Italy from late 2021. Unknown, for the moment, the prices.