ASUS has made the next wave of dual-screen laptops even more functional

ASUS has made the next wave of dual-screen laptops even more functional

Rounding out the package is a pair of Thunderbolt 3-compatible USB-C ports, a full-size USB 3.1 port, an HDMI port, WiFi 6, a 90Wh battery and of course that second screen. This time, ASUS used a larger 14-inch 4K panel to serve as the display panel – more on that in a little while. Of course, the sheer amount of stuff squeezed into this thing from ASUS means it may be best suited to sitting in one spot – it weighs a hair just under 5.3 pounds.

For those looking for something a little more portable, there’s ZenBook Duo 14 and its 14-inch 1080p touchscreen. It’s not as powerful as the big brother, although you can configure it quite well – it comes with integrated Intel Xe graphics but you can choose the NVIDIA GeForce MX450, and you’ll have your choice of a Core i5-1135G7 or one of Intel’s 11th generation 17-1165G7 processors. . The Duo 14 also comes with up to 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, up to 1GB of storage, two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, a full-sized USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, an HDMI port, and a microSD card slot.

ASUS packed all of that plus a 70-watt-hour battery into a body that weighed just over 3.5 pounds. This might be worth it if you’re a fan of the 12.6-inch ScreenPad Plus screen located directly above the keyboard.

Now, about those second screens. One of the big knocks the original ZenBook Duo displays and the secondary Pro Duo displays was the way they were directed – they sat with the rest of the laptop body, and although the bottom halves of those devices were tilted up a bit, it’s still hard to see ScreenPad Plus at a glance. Not so this time. On both new ZenBook Duo models, the same display panel rotates upwards to sit more cleanly in your eye line – think 9.5 degrees for the Pro Duo and 7 degrees for the smaller Duo.

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