Asus Put Two Large Displays in One Laptop

The ZenBook Pro Duo also offers great functionality for those doing video editing who want to maximise the available space for content and assets, while moving effects pallets and toolbars to the supplementary screen.

This laptop is aggressively techy, because to create it, Asus basically took all the best features from previous systems, stuffed them in a 15 inch chassis, and then topped it off with an upgraded Apple Touch Bar on steroids. Apart from the VivoBook S14 and S15, the Taiwanese brand has announced an updated ZenBook 13, 14 and 15 that comes with ScreenPad 2.0.

The Asus ZenFone 6 is an attractive handset with an edge-to-edge no-notch screen that measures 6.4 inches and has a decent 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The notebook has two screens, allowing you to watch a video on one screen while editing a powerpoint presentation on the secondary screen.

"In addition to displaying system information, Smart Control Console offers convenient voice and hand-gesture control".

Creative professionals may have found their match with Asus' ZenBook Pro Duo. It weighs 800g and packs a built-in battery that gets you up to three hours of use. There's also a smaller ZenBook Duo-a 14-inch model with an i7 CPU and a MX250 GPU.

In terms of other important laptop experience components Asus has equipped a full-size backlit with 1.4mm key travel, a Precision touchpad (PTP) supporting smart gestures, and an integrated LED backlit numpad on touchpad. Both screens have HDR (high dynamic range) technology and a 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, which is much wider than sRGB.Thanks to Asus' NanoEdge design, the OLED panel is almost bezel-less, delivering more screen to the consumer. This is especially important considering the ZenBook Pro Duo doesn't seem to be able to fold backward into a tablet. The display has its own touch screen app drawer, which can also be used to save windows arrangements for easy productivity and organization. They also sport what Asus calls a NanoEdge display, which features thin bezels for a high 88 percent screen-to-body-ratio. Connectivity options include Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB-A ports, a headphone jack, and a full-sized HDMI port. The processors are Intel's i7 U-series chips - like the i7-8565U - and while there is still dedicated graphics, this comes in the form of Nvidia's less powerful MX250 2GB chip.

The rest of the ZenBook Pro Duo's specs are pretty good as well. It also comes with support for Intel's implementation of Wi-Fi 6 Gig Plus standard. It's powered by up to a 9th Generation Intel Core i9 eight-core processor with up to an unprecedented 5GHz Turbo Boost frequency and 32GB of DDR4 RAM.

  • Arturo Norris