Asus ZenBook Pro Duo

Specifications for Asus ZenBook Pro Duo

CPU 2.4GHz Intel Core i9-9980HK (octa-core, 16MB cache, up to 5GHz)
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
RAM 32GB DDR4 (2,666MHz)
Screen 15.6-inch, OLED Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160), 14-inch Ultra HD (3,840 x 1,110) touch display
Storage 1TB PCIe SSD
Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 2 x USB-C 3.1, HDMI 2.0, headset jack
Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5
Camera IR webcam with Windows Hello support
Weight 5.51 pounds (2.5kg)
Size 14.13 x 9.68 x 0.94 inches (35.9 x 24.6 x 2.4cm; W x D x H)
Battery Life 5 to 6 Hrs.

About

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo is a powerful 15-inch laptop with a huge secondary display that spans the entire width of the machine.

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo

Asus had already paved the way for dual-screen laptops with last year’s ScreenPad on the ZenBook Pro, but now with the ZenBook Pro Duo it is taking the concept to another level. It is designed to give the ultimate edge in workflow efficiency. The powerful RTX Studio laptop sports a full-width 4K Asus ScreenPad Plus that works seamlessly with the main 4K UHD OLED display.

Design

Asus delivers designs that are timeless, innovative and undeniably amazing. The ZenBook Pro Duo is constructed from strong aluminum, with a pool of dark blue, hidden beneath the surface for those brave enough to plunge. The luminous Asus logo on the right side of the center is the epicenter of the centric-circle pattern beloved of Asus.

The first thing anyone will notice is that the ZenBook Pro Duo is very heavy and bulky. That’s because the dimensions for the laptop are 0.94 x 14.13 x 9.68-inches (2.4 x 35.9 x 24.6cm) and a weight of 2.5kg (5.51 pounds), which makes it a seriously weighty and bulky laptop.

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo Design

The main reason for it being bulky and heavy is because it has two 4k screens. One for the main display and another screen, which has a 14-inch diagonal size and 3,840 x 1,100 resolution which is placed directly below the main screen

The ZenBook Pro Duo has a thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, an audio jack and USB 3.1 port on the right-hand side of the laptop, a power port, full-size HDMI and another USB 3.1 port. It has no Ethernet or microSD card port.

Display

The dual screen setup of the is the biggest selling point of the ZenBook Pro Duo, and is the most noticeable feature in it. The main display is a 15.6-inch 4K OLED touchscreen, and that OLED technology coupled with the 3,840 x 2,160 resolution that results in stunning image quality. The colors are vibrant and the contrast is excellent.

Asus Zenbook Pro Duo Display

The ZenBook Pro Duo has a 5mm thin bezels on either side that give it a more modern feel and ensures the upper screen remains the main focal point. The brightness and vibrancy are also spectacular. Users are also able to increase the default brightness of the screen.

You can easily drag windows and apps down onto the Screenpad Plus. Due to the 3,840 x 1,100 resolution, the apps can feel a little cramped, and they may resize themselves when brought down from the 3,840 x 2,160 screen.

Performance

The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo is actually aimed at the needs of professionals and pro gamers, so it has pretty decent specs list. The laptop comes a hexa-core Intel Core i7-9750H processor or another version with an octa-core Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card and up to 32GB of RAM.

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This makes the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo a pretty speedy laptop that can easily handle most tasks without any hesitation. It’s actually not that bad for gaming on as well though the users might want to lower the resolution of games since the screen’s native resolution is 4K to something more manageable for fluid gaming as the RTX 2060 just can’t handle gaming at 4K.

Battery Life

Since it is a big, chunky laptop that’s packed with powerful components and features two 4K screens was never going to have a long battery life even though the battery in it is decent.

In the battery life test, looping a 1080p video with the screen at 50% brightness was involved, the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo’s battery lasted five hours and 11 minutes. In the tasks such as word processing and video calling was conducted, the battery lasted just two hours and 36 minutes.

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However, the laptop can be tweaked to save more battery life for example, doing things such as turning off the second screen and lowering the brightness and resolution of the main display. You’ll need to always be plugged into a power socket unless you’re doing very light work on it.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Powerful specs Very expensive
Great build quality Short battery life
OLED main screen is amazing Chunky and heavy
Dual-screen functionality easy to use Issues with full screen apps and games
Great overall and gaming performance  

Pricing

Since the ZenBook Pro Duo is Asus’s own flagship laptop with the fore mentioned awesome displays and specs, this is not a cheap laptop in any form or factor. Just the starting price of the laptop is around $2,700 and the i9 version costs even more at $3,300.

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This laptop costs around Rs. 1,90,000 for the i7 version and Rs. 2,35,000 for the i9 version and will probably come to cost around Rs. 3,07,500 for the i7 version and Rs. 4,00,000 for the i9 version in Nepal

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