Holiday Gift Guide 2022: the best gifts for an on-the-go lifestyle

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Lots of folks these days find themselves constantly on the move. Today’s students travel between school, work, and home, getting projects done and connecting with friends whenever and wherever they have a spare moment. Today’s professionals often enjoy hybrid work arrangements that have them taking care of business at home or the coffee shop as often as they go into the office. And even when we’re relaxing at home, many of us are as likely to find a shady spot on the back patio as we are to curl up on the couch.

It can be a little daunting to shop for loved ones fully immersed in the on-the-go lifestyle. If they need to be at their desk to enjoy the present you bought for them, they might get as much use out of it as you hoped. Thankfully, you have many options. With our ultraportable laptops, gamer gear, and portable monitors and projectors, you have plenty of choices for great tech gifts that make easy traveling companions.

These devices represent just one part of our wide-ranging product portfolio. If you need help checking off other boxes on your holiday shopping list, click the links below for even more ideas.

A laptop like none other

One laptop, endless possibilities. The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED breaks all the rules with its incredible folding 17” display. Before, folks might have needed both a lightweight laptop and a desktop PC to have the most comfortable experience for all their computing needs. Now, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED offers an expansive 17” screen for immersive entertainment and easy multitasking, and when it’s time to get on the go, it folds neatly into an ultracompact 12.5” laptop. It’s the best of both worlds in one device.

Zenbook 17 Fold OLED laptop in its different usage modes

But that’s not all. Its vivid OLED panel delivers amazing visuals with its near-infinite contrast and lifelike colors. A 12th Gen Intel Core CPU delivers snappy performance, and a large 75Wh battery provides the staying power people need to stay mobile throughout their day. And the included ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad makes sure that the right input options are available whenever they’re needed.

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Zenbook 17 Fold OLEDASUS

Luxuriously thin and light

A contemporary, all-metal design that’s supremely thin and light. The latest high-performance chips from Intel and AMD. Premium features that infuse luxury into every moment. Our Zenbook S and Vivobook S make perfect presents for the travelers on your holiday shopping list—here are a few of our favorites.

Zenbook S 13 OLED and Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED laptops

The Zenbook S 13 OLED and Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED offer an unbeatable balance of elegance and power. These 13.3-inch laptops are lean and light thanks to a precision-crafted magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis. The convertible Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED checks in at a svelte 1.1kg and is only 14.9mm thin, while the similarly-thin Zenbook S 13 OLED tips the scales at a mere 1kg. They’re effortless to hold in one hand, easy to slip into a satchel for travel, and always convenient companions for people on the move.

Woman using the Zenbook S 13 OLED laptop on her bed

These laptops’ slim dimensions didn’t limit us from providing essential performance. Substantial 67Wh batteries will keep your loved one on the move without being tied down to an outlet. 12th Gen Intel CPUs in the Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED and power-sipping AMD 6000 series CPUs in the Zenbook S 13 OLED offer the performance to handle any task with ease, at home or on the road.

For most people, OLED displays elevate your everyday computing experience in ways that traditional LCD displays just can’t match. Slim NanoEdge display bezels let us tuck in expansive 16:10 OLED panels into the Zenbook S 13 OLED and Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED that offer an increased vertical workspace. They offer a gorgeously detailed 2880×1800 resolution, and they’re VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certified for deeper blacks and infinite contrast. Select a touchscreen model with high-precision MPP 2.0 stylus support for flexible and convenient input.

Vivobook S 14 OLED and Vivobook S 15 OLED laptops

Vivobook S series laptops are the thinnest and lightest in the Vivobook family, with a chassis profile measuring from just 17.9 mm thin and weighing as little as 1.6 kg. Dressed to impress with metal lids, the Vivobook S 14 OLED and Vivobook S15 OLED have a cheerful style that moves seamlessly from home to school to work.

A variety of Vivobook S 14 OLED laptops outside at a skate park

A high-end Intel Core i7-12700H CPU takes the wait and delay out of every tasks. ASUS IceCool thermal technology efficiently accelerates heat transfer and prevents throttling, so these laptops offer unbounded performance and quiet operation, even in an ultraslim device.

World-class OLED displays will elevate your friend or family member’s entertainment and everyday computing. With resolutions up to 4K, and infinite contrast, they’ll get a supremely clear image. Ultra-slim NanoEdge display bezels let us fit spacious displays into a compact footprint. They have a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, are VESA DisplayHDR True Black 600 certified and are PANTONE Validated for color accuracy. TÜV Rheinland low blue-light certification ensures eye comfort during long viewing sessions.

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Zenbook S 13 OLEDAmazonASUS
Zenbook S 13 Flip OLEDAmazonN/A
Vivobook S 14 OLEDAmazonN/A
Vivobook S 15 OLEDASUS
Amazon
Amazon

Great entertainment, wherever and whenever

Girl watching videos using the Zenbeam Latte L1 portable projector

Watching videos and playing games are some of the most popular activities in many households right now, so as your loved ones gather this holiday season you might find there’s a shortage of screens. The ZenBeam Latte L1 will alleviate the competition for the family room TV. This portable projector is about the size of a 16oz cup of coffee, yet it can display a 720p image 120” across at 300 lumens of brightness. The Aptoide TV media platform will let your loved ones stream video from their favorite services, and since the Latte has a large 6000mAh battery, it won’t even need a nearby outlet to perform its magic.

Young people watching vertical video together using the ZenBeam E2 portable projector

There’s something special about sharing the content we enjoy on our smartphones. When we find a meme that makes us laugh, a musical performance that impresses us, or a video that’s just too crazy to keep ourselves, we’re quick to pull nearby friends and family over and show them what’s caught our attention. Even the largest smartphone screen isn’t really large enough for sharing comfortably, though, and the average phone’s speakers don’t offer all that much volume. The ZenBeam E2 portable projector will make it easy for friends and family at your holiday gatherings to put their favorite media up on a wall for everyone nearby to enjoy. And since it’s battery-powered, they won’t even need to have an outlet nearby to start the fun.

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ZenBeam Latte L1ASUSASUS
ZenBeam E2Amazon
Best Buy
Walmart
Amazon

Laptops brimming with personality

Some folks on your shopping list might prefer their devices to have a timeless, unassuming style. Others might crave tech that’s overflowing with one-of-a-kind good looks. Here are three stunning laptops from our Zenbook and Vivobook families that are sure to turn some heads.

Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop

With the successful launch of the long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope, 2022 has been a stellar year for space enthusiasts. There’s no better laptop to celebrate this landmark achievement than the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition. Created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first ASUS laptop sent to space, this laptop melds a thin-and-light frame, effortless performance, and futuristic design elements.

Man using the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop on a futuristic table

The armchair astronomer in your life will love this laptop’s space-grade durability, space-themed styling, and futuristic 3.5-inch OLED ZenVision display on the lid. Its high-resolution OLED display is perfect for everything from streaming shows to browsing the web—click here for a full breakdown on why your loved one’s next laptop should have an OLED display.

Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Philip Colbert Edition and Steven Harrington Edition laptops

The versatile, lightweight Vivobook 13 Slate OLED travels anywhere, does it all, and looks good in the process thanks to its stunning OLED display. To give someone on your shopping list unbounded style and endless personalization options, consider our two limited-edition versions of this fun-filled 2-in-1: the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Philip Colbert Edition and the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Steven Harrington Edition.

Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Steven Harrington Edition laptop with included accessories and stickers

Designed in collaboration with world-renowned artists Philip Colbert and Steven Harrington, the Artist Editions feature themed hardware, exclusive accessories, and unique packaging—all designed in collaboration with the creators themselves. These eye-catching editions capture each artist’s unique style and perspective with design elements that feature their original artwork.

Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Colbert Edition laptop in its different usage mode with accessories

Both options offer unique takes on the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED. This 13.3-inch detachable laptop rewrites all the rules for your everyday PC. There’s no need to carry multiple devices for work and entertainment — this multi-talented and fun-filled personal companion does it all, thanks to its brilliant OLED touchscreen, smart cover stand with 170° hinge, quad-core Intel® processor, and high-precision ASUS Pen 2.0 stylus.

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Zenbook 14X OLED Space EditionAmazonASUS
Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Steven Harrington EditionAmazonN/A
Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Philip Colbert EditionAmazonN/A

Travel and create without boundaries

Many creators simply can’t afford to be tied down to an office desk. Whether you’re shopping for a musician or photographer who finds inspiration in unexpected places, a filmmaker who needs a high-performance PC on their set, or a 3D animator who needs their projects to travel, you’re looking for highly portable tech that expands their creative potential.

Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED dual-screen laptop

Creative professionals of all stripes know the multitasking power of a secondary display. The Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED laptop will empower your loved one to do more with its integrated ScreenPad Plus secondary display.

Young woman atop a building in a major city editing photos using the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED laptop

Its pair of dazzling displays uniquely equips the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED for creative multitasking. The primary display offers a 2.8K resolution for detailed visuals, and its 16:10 aspect ratio provides more vertical space for creative work. This OLED panel is Pantone Validated for color accuracy, and offers 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut. And its speedy 120Hz refresh rate delivers smooth animation for rendering work and fast-paced video.

The next-generation ScreenPad Plus in Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED is a 12.7-inch, full-width secondary touchscreen with support for the latest high-precision styluses, such as ASUS Pen 2.0. The completely redesigned AAS Ultra tilt mechanism raises up the rear of ScreenPad Plus by up to 20mm, tilting it by 12° when the laptop is opened. This positions ScreenPad Plus at the ideal viewing angle for easy cross-screen operation with the main touchscreen, and it also enhances cooling by allowing 38% more airflow than the previous generation.

Young woman working at a table with the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED laptop

Exceptional components enable the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED to deliver responsive performance in demanding creative apps no matter where inspiration strikes. The high-performance Intel Core i7-12700H makes light work of the CPU-heavy tasks common in creative projects, and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU stands ready for GPU-accelerated apps and tasks.

ZenScreen OLED MQ16AH portable display

Here’s an easy and fun way to augment a loved one’s on-the-go multitasking power: the ZenScreen OLED MQ16AH. This professional-grade monitor is slim enough to fit into a satchel or laptop bag, yet it’s fully equipped to deliver all the advantages of an OLED display. It delivers 100% of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color gamut, and it’s calibrated to achieve a ΔE of less than 2, letting your friend or family member create with confidence.

ZenScreen OLED MQ16AH portable display connected to an ASUS laptop for photo editing

The display’s thin-and-light design and versatile Smart Case make it an easy traveling companion. The ASUS Smart Case not only protects the display but also serves as an always-ready adjustable stand. For even more flexibility, the ZenScreen OLED has a threaded socket that’s compatible with any standard tripod. To save power and reduce the possibility of image retention, an embedded Proximity Sensor dims the display when it’s not in use.

The ZenScreen MQ16AH offers an impressive set of specs for creators—but it’s ready for fun, too. Whether your loved one is browsing photographs, catching up on the latest episode of their favorite show, or just browsing the web, its OLED panel gives them more lifelike color and practically perfect contrast.

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Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLEDAmazonASUS
ZenScreen OLED MQ16AHASUS
Amazon
Memory Express

A full gaming setup that travels

Is there someone on your shopping list whose traveling schedule keeps them from gaming as much as they’d like? This holiday season, set them up with great PC gaming experiences with tech that’s ready for action anywhere, anytime.

ROG Flow X13 gaming laptop

2-in-1 convertible laptops are versatile and portable, but they’re not ordinarily equipped for gaming. But the ROG Flow X13 is no ordinary laptop. Featuring the latest AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, the Flow X13 delivers high-end gaming experiences in a slim, lightweight design.

Gamer playing on the ROG Flow X13 laptop connected to the ROG XG Mobile eGPU and docking station

The Flow X13’s ultra-slim, ultra-light body fits just about anywhere, while a 360° hinge allows for console-like gaming with a controller, or creating works of art with its optional stylus. Corning Gorilla Glass protects the touchscreen, which comes with both 4K 60Hz and 1080p 120Hz options for either ultra-crisp or ultra-smooth gaming.

Despite its incredibly portable design, the Flow X13 still sports a full keyboard with 1.7mm of key travel, as well as a robust port selection including HDMI, USB Type-A and Type-C, and our own XG Mobile interface for connecting to our ultra-portable family of external GPUs. No matter where your loved one goes or what game they pick up next, go with the Flow.

ROG Flow Z13 gaming laptop

Here’s a present that the gamers on your shopping may not even realize is possible: a tablet that rivals the gaming performance of many desktop PCs. The ROG Flow Z13 shrinks gaming to new levels of portability. As the world’s most powerful gaming tablet, the Flow Z13 is designed for the ultimate in versatility, with power belying its compact size.

Young man playing games with the ROG Flow Z13 laptop on a table alongside the ROG Phone

Thanks to Windows 11, a 14-core Intel Core i9-12900H processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, and 5200MHz LPDDR5 memory, this tablet packs plenty of gaming horsepower into an ultra thin-and-light chassis. These specs are further bolstered by 1TB of PCIe SSD storage, a MUX Switch, custom vapor chamber cooling, and fast charging via USB Type-C.

To kick things into even higher gear, the models linked here bundle the ROG XG Mobile with the Flow Z13. This external GPU and docking station allows the Z13 to harness the top-end graphics power of a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU. With one click, your gift recipient can connect to all their desktop peripherals and displays, recharge their laptop, and supercharge their graphics performance.

ROG Cetra True Wireless headphones

Young man working out while listening to music with the ROG Cetra True Wireless headset

For either of these ultraportable gaming devices, the ROG Cetra True Wireless gaming headphones are a perfect match. These lightweight earbuds communicate to a wide range of devices with a low-latency wireless connection that’s fast enough to keep up with competitive games. Specially tuned 10mm ASUS Essence drivers deliver high-quality audio. Active Noise Cancelation (ANC) tech detects and filters out distracting noise for immersive audio experiences. And with a 27-hour battery life and quick charge technology, the ROG Cetra True Wireless headphones are always ready for action.

ROG Falchion gaming keyboard

ROG Falchion gaming keyboard on a table with several keycaps removed

Here’s an open secret: many gamers have more keyboard than they actually need. Traditional decks include a numpad and a separate section for arrow keys, yet in the heat of battle a gamer’s left hand might never wander from their position above the WASD keys. That’s why the ultracompact ROG Falchion makes so much sense for so many people. This portable, wireless gaming keyboard incorporates arrow and navigation keys into a slim 65% layout, creating more room for their mouse hand to move freely. A configurable touch bar on the left provides quick access to common functions like volume control, and durable ROG PBT doubleshot keycaps ensure elite performance for the long term.

ROG Keris Wireless gaming mouse

ROG Keris Wireless gaming mouse on a desk alongside an ROG headset and keyboard

The ROG Keris Wireless is the perfect partner for the Falchion. Rock-solid and versatile connection options, including wired, RF wireless, and Bluetooth, will let Mom connect the mouse the way she prefers, even across multiple devices. The two primary buttons are constructed of luxe PBT plastic, and customizable RGB LED lighting in the scroll wheel and the palm rest add a touch of personality. The Keris Wireless is both lightweight and highly responsive, making it an ideal mouse for a mom with a taste for competitive gaming, or any mom who likes to pack up a mouse in her laptop bag.

ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro gaming phones

In our quest to deliver exceptional experiences to every gamer, we’ve even invaded the world of smartphones. The ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro will transform all your expectations for what gaming on a phone can look like—and one of them will make an unbeatable stocking stuffer this holiday season.

ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro against a backdrop of deep space

The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform supercharges the performance of these smartphones—and our class-leading GameCool 6 thermal system smashes every barrier to ensure the best in-game experiences. The supremely responsive 165Hz AMOLED display delivers fluid, fast-paced visuals in any game, and a massive 6000mAh battery provides enough endurance for the phone to last multiple days without a recharge. The ROG Phone 6 Pro adds to this world-class mix of features with ROG Vision, a unique matrix color display on the rear of the device that keeps you on top of every moment with a variety of animations.

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ROG Flow X13 and XG MobileASUS
Best Buy
Best Buy
ROG Flow Z13ASUS
Newegg
Amazon
Best Buy
ROG Cetra True WirelessASUSMemory Express
ROG Falchion NXAmazonMemory Express
ROG Keris WirelessASUS
Newegg
Amazon
ASUS
Amazon
Best Buy
ROG Phone 6AmazonN/A
ROG Phone 6 ProASUSN/A

Happy holidays from ASUS and ROG

This is just a small selection of the hardware that we offer to gamers, creators, everyday PC users, but we hope that this list was able to help you find the right gifts for the on-the-go loved ones in your life. Looking for some gift ideas from our other product lines? Follow the links below to explore all the exciting tech that we have to offer this holiday season.

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