In an event to celebrate their 30th Anniversary, Asus, at Computex 2019, announced some cool new products, the ZenBook Pro Duo being the most exciting of the lot thanks to its dual-display design and top-of-the-line specs with emphasis on creativity and multitasking. Asus will sell two versions of their dual-screen laptops, the ZenBook Duo and ZenBook Pro Duo in Q3 of 2019. Asus introduced their ScreenPad technology last year which essentially brought in a secondary display on the trackpad to help with multitasking, and the ZenBook Pro Duo magnifies that display to a large 14-inch panel that’s no longer limited to the trackpad and is now termed ScreenPad Plus.
ZenBook Pro Duo
The ZenBook Pro Duo has a large 15.6-inch OLED display with a 4K UHD resolution accompanied by a 14-inch secondary display which also has a resolution of 4K. The laptop is powered by Intel’s 9th Generation Core i9 chipset along with the Nvidia RTX 2060 for dedicated graphics. On the connectivity front, there’s Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 with support for Gigabit+ speeds. The trackpad is located to the right of the keyboard which also doubles up as a numpad with a display overlay. The secondary screen can be used to run multiple apps, has support for a stylus for precision artwork, and can also be used to expand content from the primary display.
While still maintaining the basic features of the ZenBook Pro Duo, the smaller ZenBook Duo settles for a 14-inch primary display with a Full HD resolution along with a 12.6-inch secondary ScreenPad Plus display, also with a 1080p resolution. The chip underneath is the Intel Core i7 with Nvidia GeForce MX250 for graphics performance. Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 modem is present here too. The keyboard and touchpad layouts are like that of the ZenBook Pro Duo.
As stated earlier, both laptops will be made available in Q3 of 2019 and will be primarily aimed at content creators and gamers who stream content through the primary display while viewing related info on the secondary one.