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.
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.
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.
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.
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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