ASUS yet again brings a new player into their laptop lineup packing with a lot of punch under the hood – meet the Zenbook Pro Duo, their first laptop to feature the ScreenPad Plus – a gorgeous second display on the laptop.
ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo
The whole idea behind the ASUS Zenbook always leads to productivity, and with that said – the Zenbook Pro Duo is no joke either. Starting off with the only highlight of this laptop – the ScreenPad Plus. Last year, ASUS showcased their very first iteration of ScreenPad on their Zenbook Pro 15 – which we reviewed last year. This time around, they are taking it to a whole another level. The Zenbook Pro Duo, pretty much like the name suggests – comes with a dual display configuration.
Dual Display Goodness
The Zenbook Pro Duo packs a 15.6” inch 4K OLED Display with ultra thin bezels – about 89% screen-to-body ratio. Just like the name suggests, OLED is capable of producing impressive colors and true to life black color. It supports a wider color gamut with 100% DCI-P3 coverage and HDR as well.
The second display on the Zenbook Pro Duo is – without a doubt – lit AF. Placed right above the keyboard which looks pretty similar to the Zephyrus counterpart, it houses a whopping 14” 4K UHD Display in a 32:9 aspect ratio. Its basically a secondary display meant for take your multitasking to a whole another level. With that said, the ScreenPad Plus comes with quick tools like App Switcher, ViewMax and App Navigator – making it easier to switch between things. One of the best things about this particular second display is that – it allows Creators to dock their video previews, timeline controls, audio mixer tucked into this display and let the main display handle the rest. Categorizing content in a very efficient manner.
To make things interesting, ASUS is working together with Corel to optimize the whole experience – so creators can take complete advantage of the ScreenPad tools. With the help of the stylus, users will be able to write and draw as well.
To bring good experience to the table, ASUS has managed to cram in some of the best in class hardware into this laptop – to give the extra oomph it needs. It’s powered by a 9th Generation Intel Core i9 processor with up to 5 GHz Turbo Boost and upto 32GB DDR4 RAM. Powered by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. In terms of storage, it comes with up to 1TB PCIe 3.0×4 SSD. Thunderbolt 3 enabled USB Type-C port along with a full set of essential I/O. They have opted in for the latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+, which happens to support the latest 802.11ax standard.
You can take a look at the specification below.
ASUS has also made another Zenbook Duo which offers the similar experience as the Pro but in a smaller package with little tweaking. It comes with a 14” Display and a 12” ScreenPad in the very 32:9 aspect ratio in FHD. Powered by an Intel Core i7 Processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX250.