Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has introduced a barrage of electronics with distinctive features. Amongst them, their Zenbook line is being called the highlight of the day. The ultra-portable laptops, by the name of ZenBook Duo and ZenBook Pro Duo, walks on the same design path as the ROG Zephyrus, which are made from aluminum. The display has a four-sided ASUS NanoEdge design with ultra-slim bezels for an immersive viewing experience.
The Zenbook Pro Duo, however, grabbed eyeballs with its ScreenPad+, a touch bar 2.0 if you will. What does it mean? You get two displays to work on. The main display is a 4K UHD panel along with a second 4K screen just above the keyboard. Asus has given two major reasons (and job description) to support its second screen – video editing and music production, and routine everyday tasks like booking a hotel while with the map and calendar on the second screen. That’s three apps in total. Talk about multi-tasking.
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The hardware is also quite impressive, with a 9th generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, a 5GHz Turbo Boost frequency, and 32GB DDR4 RAM. Storage wise, you get 1TB of SSD. The ZenBook Duo has a 14 inches display with a Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics. The dual screens on the ZenBook Duo are Full HD in resolution, while ZenBook Pro Duo sports 4K screens.
The second screen, or ScreenPad + as ASUS has termed it, is accompanied with built-in ScreenXpert software that consists of a wide gamut of tools and apps to take advantage of it.
The hardware seems amazing but when it comes to displays, thorough testing will only tell the truth. The second screen seems gimmicky but only time will tell.