Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) with Core i9-10980HK & RTX 2080 Super launched

Asus launched its Zenbook Pro Duo back last year with a secondary display and powerful hardware underneath. It was loved by professionals and content creators as it was a perfect tool for content creation along with productivity.

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Now Asus is bringing it’s same dual screen design to its popular ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop lineup. Powered by the latest Intel Comet Lake-H gaming CPUs and NVIDIA RTX Super GPUs, these laptops are not only powerful but also extremely low profile to make it handy to use.

The Zephyrus Duo 15 features a 15.6-inch display which comes in two options, you can either choose a lower resolution with 300 Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response time panel. Or else, you can go for a 4K resolution which meets 100% of the Adobe RGB colour standard which is Pantone validated for colour accuracy.

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) with Core i9-10980HK & RTX 2080 Super launched

The there’s the key attraction which is the 14.1-inch 4K (3840 x 1100) second display (ScreenPad Plus) that sits above the keyboard and below the main display. The ScreenPad Plus has been improved with an hinge that provides a slight 13-degree angle towards the user.

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The ErgoLift design enhances the airflow through the fans, an important feature for a high-end gaming laptop. The laptop weighs only 2.4 kg and is just 21 mm thick. It comes with per-key RGB lighting support with 1.4mm key travel and n-key rollover while numpad is baked into the touchpad itself and can be activated with the touch of a button.

The Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 comes equipped with the latest overclockable Intel i9-10980HK (8-core, 16-thread, up to 5.3 GHz) processor and the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super. Asus has included an important feature called ROG GPU switch that helps to select between G-Sync and Optimus, giving users to choose between reduced-tearing or battery life.

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) with Core i9-10980HK & RTX 2080 Super launched

The battery life is questionable as the laptop includes top-level specifications and a 4K display, and even though having a slim profile, Asus has managed to fit a 90 Wh battery. A 240W adapter comes bundled inside the box or can be charged with a 65W USB-C adapter.

The laptop is coupled with 16GB of DDR4 3200MHz RAM (expandable up to 48GB) and two M.2 NVME PCIe SSD slots with RAID 0 support (supports up to 2TB storage). For I/O ports, you get a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, DisplayPort 1.4, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x HDMI, 1x RJ45 Ethernet, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

In Europe, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 has a starting price of €3,999 ($4,430) including tax while the availability currently seems unclear.

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