With an Intel i9 processor, up to 32GB RAM and an Nvidia RTX2060 GPU the latest model the Zenbook Duo Pro’s spec sheet makes for some impressive reading. However, the device’s real highlight is the secondary 4K touch-display that sits above the keyboard.
The ScreenPad Plus as Asus calls it, measures 14″ and comes with a 32:9 aspect ratio and 3840×1100 resolution. Asus says the IPS display offers a 178-degree angle of view.
This is potentially a very useful feature for photographers, video editors and other content creators who can display the editing window on the main screen and use the secondary display for tool bars, time-lines, thumbnail previews and similar items. Image retouchers can display a zoomed-in section on the smaller display while showing the full image on the big screen.
The package also includes an Asus Pen as well as a palm rest. Next to the keyboard you find the trackpad that can be turned into a numeric pad.
The main 4K OLED display is also of the touch-variant, measures 15.4″ and is capable of displaying 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Alternatively to the an 8-core 2.4Ghz 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9980HK processor you can choose a 6-core2.6Ghz Intel Core i7-9750H. RAM options range from 8 to 32GB. There’s also an Nvidia GeForce RTX2060 GPUwith 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage.
Connectivity options include a full sized HDMI output for external displays, a Thunderbolt 3 Type-C USB socket and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB sockets as well as 3.5mm audio jack. At 2.5kg (5.51lbs) the Zenbook Pro Duo is not the lightest but the secondary screen should make more than up for the weight if you are image or video editing on the road.
No information on pricing or availability has been released yet but the ZenBook Pro Duo is expected to be released at some point during Q3 2019. More information is available on the Asus website.