It is Computex and ASUS has surprised the press conference attendees with their announcement of the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo. Featuring a 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED display and a massive 14-inch 32:9 secondary display above the keyboard, this laptop is reminding Apple how their Touch Bar should have been in the first place.

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo

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The ScreenPad was first introduced in the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 last year by replacing the regular touchpad with a touch screen. This time, ASUS goes a step further by occupying over half of the keyboard panel with a touch screen. Dubbed as the ScreenPad Plus, this touch panel allows the user to enjoy the benefit of the dual screen on a single portable device.

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The screen has a 32:9 aspect ratio and the operating system is recognizing it as a standard secondary display. Hence there’s minimal compatibility issue when it comes to multitasking on both displays. ASUS has conveniently included a couple of features to make use of the second display such as App Switcher, ViewMax and App Navigator that enable intuitive interactions and easy cross-screen referencing. It is also noteworthy that ASUS is working with developers including Corel to fully optimize the use of Screenpad tools for ultimate productivity.

 

The new ZenBook comes in two different sizes, the ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) with 15.6-inch OLED 4K display + 14-inch ScreenPad Plus (3840 x 1100), and ZenBook Duo (UX481) with 14-inch IPS 1080p display + 12.6-inch ScreenPad Plus (1920 x 550). The UX581 comes bundled with an active stylus as well as deluxe palm rest.

Under the hood:

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo
UX581 UX481
Processor Intel Core i9-9980HK
Intel Core i7-9750H
Intel Core i7-9750H
Display 15.6” OLED 4K touchscreen
14” IPS 4K touchscreen (3840 x 1100)
14” IPS FHD touchscreen
12.6” IPS FHD touchscreen (1920 x 550)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2GB GDDR5
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4-2666 Up to 16GB LPDDR3-2133
Storage 1TB PCIe x4 NVMe SSD
512GB / 256GB PCIe x2 NVMe SSD
Connectivity Intel WiFi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.0
Cameras IR webcam with Windows Hello
Interfaces 1x Thunderbolt 3
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
1x HDMI
1x Audio combo jack
1x DC in
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A
1x HDMI
1x Audio combo jack
1x MicroSD Card reader
1x DC in
Battery 71Wh 4-cell Li-Po 70Wh 4-cell Li-Po
Dimensions 359 x 246 x 24 mm 323 x 223 x 19 mm
Weight 2.5kg 1.5kg

Pricing & Availability

No news on the local pricing and availability yet.

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