Similar to its more affordable cousin, the Vivobook 15 OLED.
ASUS has unveiled the world’s first detachable laptop with an OLED screen called the ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED (quite a mouthful). It is a sleeker, detachable version of its larger cousin Vivobook 15 OLED. That laptop was intended to be an OLED laptop anyone can afford.
The main hardware internals of the Vivobook 13 Slate is crammed inside the display since it is a 2-in-1 laptop that can function both as a touch screen tablet and a laptop. The screen has 550 nits of peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
In terms of its processor, the laptop is powered by an Intel Pentium N6000 chip paired with a stupidly low 4GB RAM and 128GB eMMC storage. However, don’t fret, as users can also get its more extreme variant coming with 8GB RAM and either 128GB or 256GB SSD storage. Still pretty low for today’s standards. All the laptop brought is its shiny new screen, which is its main selling point, but everything else is neglected.
As a tablet, there’s a magnetic attachment so that you can still attach the tablet onto a keyboard. Plus, there’s also a kickstand so you can make the tablet stand and watch movies or TV shows. As a detachable tablet, the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED has pen support including ASUS’ Pen 2.0 stylus support with four interchangeable pen tips, depending on thickness (2H, H, HB, and B), and even throws in Android 11-app support when upgraded with Windows 11.
While the performance is certainly lacking, you still do get some good in other areas such as audio. You get a 3.5mm audio port, quad speakers, and Dolby Atmos sound technology. There’s also the 5mp video calling webcam as well as noise-canceling microphones.
In terms of ports, you get the basic ones, including two USB-C 3.2 ports and the MicroSD reader. ASUS did not announce an HDMI port for this one, so it might not be available. This is partly compensated by the USB-C ports that support secondary displays. In terms of battery, the laptop has a fairly large 50Wh battery based on a 3-cell Li-Ion battery. The laptop charges on a 65W charger through its USB-C port.
In the US, the laptop costs a heftily expensive price of USD 599 (~Php 29.8K). As of this writing, the laptop is not available in the Philippines.