Asus was clearly aiming for the stars at this CES, and it stopped somewhere in space. One of the most visually striking laptops I’ve seen in a long time, the ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition was made for the 25th anniversary of the Asus P6300 and P6100 laptops, which entered the orbit of the Mir space station built by the Soviet Union.
It does this with a unique design on the lid and deck that contains various allusions to the space age. For example, the dots on the cover are Morse code for the Latin “ad astra per aspera”(Means“ through hardship to the stars ”), while the etchings depict the Mir station and the arched lines symbolize a space capsule.
A tiny 3.5-inch OLED panel that is offset on the right-hand side of the lid attracts even more attention. Inspired by the spaceship’s datasheet, this ZenVision panel allows you to display a customizable message, be it a word, animation, or a static image (similar to the dot matrix grid on the Zephyrus G14). And since that wasn’t unearthly enough, this laptop met the durability standards of the US Space Systems Command Standard SMC-S-016A for safety.
The ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition was distinguished by its design, but the technical specifications are not to be despised either. It has a 14-inch OLED display with 2880 x 1800 at 90 Hz with 550 nits of peak brightness and is powered by up to an Intel Core i9 H-series CPU of the 12th and up to 1 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD.