Asus unveiled the insane Zenbook Pro Duo towards the end of last month and it immediately caught people’s attention. The dual 4K screens promised a rethinked way of being more productive.
Techweez was fortunate enough to get a first impression of this impressive laptop and it is on our latest TekITnGo series.
Martin Githinji shows you around this productivity beast starting with the displays, how it feels and its various ports.
Housekeeping first: The Zenbook Pro Duo is the latest high performance laptop from Asus. It features a 15 inch 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED main touchscreen with minimal bezels and great colour accuracy. The panel is absolutely excellent and can easily spoil you if you go back to a mere ‘1080p’ panel afterwards.
The secondary touchscreen is a 4K (3840 x 1100) LCD screen and is the sidekick of the main panel. This can be used for such things like multitasking where you can add multiple workflows on it. You can use it as an input device with the included Asus Pen. You can use it as an extended screen where webpages flow between the screens.
The laptop’s keyboard and touchpad have been pushed to odd positions. The touchpad is on the right and has the virtual touchpad like the Asus Zenbook 14 UX 433. The keyboard is at the bottom and an included wrist wrest makes it easy to use it.
Asus did not skimp on power with this laptop. It has the top of the range Intel Core i9 9980HK which is an 8 core processor with upto 5Ghz boost clock. This is an incredibly powerful CPU and it is kind of impressive we get such power in today’s laptops.
There is also the equally capable NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics card. It also has 32GB of RAM and1TB of blazing fast PCIe SSD.
The Zenbook Pro has 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and a 1 USB C Thunderbolt port. It also features a standard HDMI 2.0 port, headphone jack and DC in port. There is no SD or microSD card port which is weird.
It also supports the next generation Wi-Fi 6 for fast Wi-Fi and also features Bluetooth 5.0. There is an IR webcam for Windows Hello logins.
The battery capacity is a respectable 71Wh 8 cell battery pack which can be charged by its 230W power adapter.
This laptop is a beast and it is kind of cool Asus is coming up with laptops are a creator’s dream. It looks like the supercharged version of the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 UX 480 and I want one.