To catch up with the recent hot topic of space, ASUS has launched a Space Edition space special edition based on the Zenbook 14X OLED launched by IFA. In addition to the recent emphasis on space exploration, this idea also has Asus’ own history. In 1997, Asus once launched a rugged computer named P6300 to Russia’s Mir space station and worked in space. It’s 600 days long, so ASUS also intends to introduce the concept of sturdiness and durability.
Space Edition uses “Zero Gravity Titanium Gold” as the base, and the Morse code of Latin “Ad Astra Per Aspera” is hidden on the top plate. This sentence means “after suffering, and finally reaching the stars”, and it also means that through personal efforts, the goal can be achieved eventually. There is also a 3.5-inch ZenVision black-and-white OLED display on the top board, which has a small universe-style animation exclusively for Space Edition.
In addition to the outer side, there are also some small easter eggs on the inner side, like the old stalk of the “Spacebar” in the picture above, and the structure of the Mir space station represented by lines. There are more Morse codes hidden on the wrist pad, including MIR, P6300, Asus Zenbook, and Year 2022.
Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition not only meets the high and low temperature, altitude, humidity, vibration and fall standards of the US MIL-STD 810H military regulations, but also meets the more stringent vibration, high and low temperature (-24~60 degrees Celsius) standards of the US space system )standard. Its internal specifications are also top-notch, including up to 12-generation Core i9 H series processors, Iris Xe internal display, up to 1TB SSD, up to 32GB RAM, and a 2,880 x 1,800 resolution OLED panel. It is also equipped with a USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, two USB-C Thunderbolt 4, a full-size HDMI 2.0, and a MicroSD card reader.
Not only the laptop itself, ASUS has also put a lot of effort into the packaging, designing it to have a “space feel”.
The relevant local time to market and price are yet to be announced by Asustek in the future.