Weekly gadgets: Asus ZenBook 14 Flip OLED and more
Tech companies such as Asus, Samsung, LG, and HP, among others, this week (March 21-27) launched a new lineup of smartphones, laptops, printers, and more.
DH’s weekly Gadgets edition lists the latest top personal tech products to keep you up to date with everything happening in the world of consumer electronics.
Asus Zenbook 14 Flip OLED laptop series
The Asus Zenbook 14 Flip OLED features a 14-inch 2.8K HDR 16:10 OLED display with a 4-sided NanoEdge design. It sports a slim body with 2.9mm side bezels, offering an 88% screen-to-body ratio. The screen supports a resolution of 2880 x 1800, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, a response time of 0.2ms and a smooth refresh rate of 90Hz.
The audio of the device is tuned to the Harman Kardon system and promises good sound for all kinds of content. They produce louder volumes, richer depth and surround effects compared to other laptops of similar size. It also supports AI noise-canceling audio, which ensures users can hear and be heard clearly in any scenario.
It features a full-size, edge-to-edge keyboard that achieves a pitch of 19.05mm (the distance between the midpoints of adjacent keys) while retaining many commonly used function keys, allowing users to comfortably type with precision. . The keyboard is backlit for convenient typing in dark environments such as flights.
Asus offers three configurations. The first model comes with a 14.0-inch 2.8K OLED Touch display, 16:10 aspect ratio, AMD Ryzen R5 5600H processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage, antivirus software McAfee, a fingerprint sensor, a backlit keyboard with numeric keypad, a Windows 11 OS sleeve with Office Home and Student 2021, USB-A to RJ45 gigabit Ethernet adapter. It costs Rs 91,990 and comes with a one-year warranty.
The second model comes with a 14.0-inch 2.8K OLED Touch screen, 16:10 aspect ratio, AMD Ryzen R7 5800H processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD storage, antivirus software McAfee, a fingerprint sensor, a backlit keyboard with numeric keypad, a Windows 11 OS sleeve with Office Home and Student 2021, USB-A to RJ45 gigabit Ethernet adapter. It costs Rs 1,12,990 and comes with a one-year warranty.
The third model comes with a 14.0-inch 2.8K OLED Touch display, 16:10 aspect ratio, AMD Ryzen R9 5900HX processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD storage, antivirus software McAfee, a fingerprint sensor, a backlit keyboard with numeric keypad, a Windows 11 OS sleeve with Office Home and Student 2021, USB-A to RJ45 gigabit Ethernet adapter. It costs Rs 1,34,990 and comes with a one-year warranty.
HP LaserJet Tank 1005w, 1020 and 2606 printer series
The new LaserJet Tank 1005w and 1020 series have the capacity to print up to 5,000 pages. It also offers 5 times the toner page yield of standard cartridges. Said to be ideal for high-volume printing needs, the new LaserJet Tank comes with a 40-sheet automatic document feeder and a long-life 50,000-page imaging drum to ensure a consistent and exceptional impression, even with daily use.
They support the HP Super High Yield Toner Refill Kit and promise to save 90% waste and users can make good use of the HP Smart app to print, scan and share anytime.
The LaserJet Tank 2606 series comes with high-speed two-sided printing capability and can speed up multi-page documents with automatic two-sided printing. It has a 40-page ADF (automatic document feeder) on the SDW variant and comes with a large 250-page input tray.
Plus, the Original HP Toner Refill Kit has a unique design, made with over 75% less plastic. Plus, it’s low-maintenance and offers a long-lasting imaging drum of up to 50,000 pages.
The three new LaserJet Tank printers offer a mess-free toner refill solution requiring just 15 seconds of attention. The HP LaserJet Tank 1005w and 1020 series cost Rs 23,695 and Rs 15,963 respectively. The LaserJet Tank 2606 costs Rs 29,558.
Porttronics Talk One Portable Wireless Conference Speakerphone
The new Portronics Talk One features three omnidirectional microphones that allow 360-degree voice pick-up from up to five meters away. The three microphones can also eliminate background noise, which works similarly to ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) mode. Plus, a premium speaker driver delivers excellent audio quality so online guests or team members can be heard loud and clear.
The Porttronics Talk One can also be paired with a wireless speaker system for smartphones, tablets or laptops, or simply opt for the Aux input for desktop computers. The speaker includes all the buttons you need to get your meetings or music going with just the touch of a finger. Make and receive calls, quickly mute, control volume, or skip music tracks with a single on-device control panel.
It houses an internal rechargeable 2600mAh battery and can deliver up to 10 hours on a single charge. It costs 14,999 on the Porttronics online store and Amazon.
LG UF+UV Water Purifier
The new water purifier filters water in seven stages to remove seven heavy metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, iron, chromium and copper, which can be known to cause serious waterborne diseases. The HMR (Heavy Metal Removal) purifier and filter guarantee clean drinking water.
The purifier also comes with the all-new Post Carbon Filter, an innovative technology that uses electrostatic absorption to remove viruses from water. It also features Virus Clean+ and UF filtration technology to remove 99.99% of viruses.
Ultra filtration does not affect the water’s TDS, resulting in zero water waste. It costs Rs 20,299.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with 1TB storage
Earlier in the week, Samsung launched the most expensive variant of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. It comes with the same specs and design as the original S22 Ultra but will come with a whopping 1TB storage. It costs Rs 1,34,999.
Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 6.8-inch 2K AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, IP68 rating, in-display fingerprint sensor, Gorilla Glass Victus, supports S Pen and comes with Android 12 based OneUI OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 8GB/12GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB storage, quad-camera module – 108MP+ ultra-wide sensor 12MP + two 10MP telephoto lenses with rear LED flash, 40MP front camera for selfies, 5000 mAh battery with 45W charger.
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Ambrane FitShot Surge smartwatch
It features a circular dial with a premium rustproof zinc alloy body, lightweight design and IP68 water resistance. The smartwatch is available in Rose Pink and Jade Black.
It comes with a 1.28-inch touchscreen IPS LCD with circular LucidDisplay and a 2.5D OGS curved glass screen with scratch-resistant Panda Glass. It can track SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation), blood pressure, heart rate, calories, sleep, comes with a pedometer, offers breathing exercises, and supports stress monitoring. It also comes with two built-in games. With its cinema mode, the user can also turn off the vibrations and decrease the brightness when watching their favorite shows and movies.
Other notable features include smart notifications, 8 workout modes, timer, alarm, stopwatch, weather, sedentary reminder, etc. It also has a remote camera and music control capabilities. The smartwatch will have a variety of over 75 distinct watch faces to choose from. It can deliver nearly seven days of battery life on a single full charge. It costs Rs 1,999.
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Asus Chromebook C214 with touchscreen
Asus Chromebook C214 features a 360-degree convertible touchscreen, military-grade durability, dual cameras that include a special front-facing autofocus HD camera. It houses dual-core 64-bit Intel processors, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and Micro SD expansion up to 2TB and up to 10 hours of battery life. It includes stereo speakers, dual-band Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 for two-way online learning and video conferencing.
The Asus Chromebook CX1101 features military-grade ruggedness. Inside, it comes with an Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core processor, fast 4GB of RAM, fast 64GB solid-state eMMC storage and Google Chrome OS and the storage can be further expanded, up to 2 To supported via MicroSD memory card.
Pricing starts at Rs 23,999.
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