Create the Uncreated: The Laptop of Tomorrow
ZenBook Pro Duo introduces a new form factor for laptops. With both a keyboard and a secondary touchscreen for input, you can advance your creativity and productivity to the next level. Designed to give you the ultimate edge in workflow efficiency, the unique dual-display design features a full-width 4K ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus that works seamlessly with the main 4K UHD OLED display. It’s never been this easy to harness your full creative power.
Two screens with ScreenPad Plus – ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus gives you on-the-go computing like you’ve never experienced before. It’s a full-width 4K secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED HDR touchscreen, giving you endless ways to optimize and personalize your workflow. A series of handy built-in apps help boost your productivity. Quick Key allows one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, and Handwriting lets you input text intuitively. There are also useful quick controls such as App Switcher, ViewMax and Task Swap for intuitive interactions between the main display and ScreenPad Plus. Task Group lets you lock into work mode by opening multiple tasks with a single touch. And now you can drag any Windows app or in-app toolbar onto ScreenPad Plus to give you more room to work on the main display, wherever you are.
Ultrapowerful Performance –ZenBook Pro Duo is powered by up to a 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 eight-core processor, the latest gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 graphics and blisteringly fast storage. This ultrapowerful combination ensures that ZenBook Pro Duo takes professional-quality tasks in its stride, such as multi-layer photo or video editing, 3D graphics rendering or even game live-streaming.
Ultimate display – The 4K UHD NanoEdge OLED HDR display on ZenBook Pro Duo is truly amazing, with a four-sided frameless design featuring ultraslim bezels. The brilliant OLED touchscreen delivers ultra-vivid colors and deep blacks, with a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and 100,000:1 contrast ratio making it a superb all-rounder for professional work and entertainment. The barely-there bezels increase the screen-to-body ratio to a near-borderless 89%, giving you more screen, and less distraction!
Fastest connectivity – ZenBook Pro Duo is built for creative professionals, so there’s no compromise on connectivity. A full set of high-performance I/O ports — including the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™ port — give you dongle-free connectivity whatever you’re doing, wherever you are. The latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) takes wireless speeds to the next level, for supersmooth connections to the world.
Designed to give you the ultimate edge in workflow efficiency, the unique full-width ASUS ScreenPad Plus secondary touchscreen works seamlessly with the main display. The interactive ScreenPad Plus enhances your productivity and allows endless possibilities, with an enhanced collection of handy quick controls for intuitive interactions between the main display and ScreenPad Plus. And now you can also drag any discrete app or in-app toolbar onto ScreenPad Plus to give you more room to work on the main display.
What else can you do with ScreenPad Plus, the 14.1-inch 4K panel?
Launcher – The Launcher is the fastest way to launch your favorite apps on ScreenPad Plus. Simply tap or click an app icon to launch the app. You can also personalize it by adding new apps from the main screen to the Launcher, or removing apps from the Launcher by clicking the edit button in the top right corner.
Action Menu – There’s a built-in floating shortcut menu that appears every time you drag an app window. Each of the three icons launches a different quick action on ScreenPad Plus:
App Switcher – Launch the app on the other screen, whether it’s on ScreenPad Plus or the main screen
Add – Add the app to the ScreenPad Plus Launcher for fast access to it
ViewMax – Maximize your viewing experience by expanding the app’s window in both the main screen and ScreenPad Plus.
Built-in functions to help improve seamless dual screen experience:
Task Group – Customize app groups and use the Task Group icon to open up to 5 apps (2 on the main screen and 3 on ScreenPad Plus) with one tap.
Task Swap – Switch the position of the open apps on the main display and ScreenPad Plus.
ViewMax – Maximize your viewing experience by expanding the app window in both the main display and ScreenPad Plus.
App Navigator – Tap the App Navigator icon to view all open apps on ScreenPad Plus.
Organizer – Drag windows to ScreenPad Plus and let the built-in Organizer function sort them into three blocks.
Built-in apps to help improve work efficiency:
Quick Key – Automate complex key sequences for instant one-tap access.
Handwriting – With Handwriting you can take notes and record your thoughts or ideas the natural way.
Using Scenarios: endless possibilities
Signature Next-Generation ZenBook Design
ZenBook design philosophy – ZenBook Pro Duo is an evolution of the stunning ZenBook industrial design of its predecessors. ZenBook Pro Duo had to have its internal systems redesigned in order to accommodate its demanding specifications that now include a 15.6-inch display with a 14.1-inch secondary display, an elite graphics engine and a set of top-end performance components.
Signature ZenBook elements – As with all ASUS ZenBook models, ZenBook Pro Duo embraces the iconic design accents of the ZenBook series first introduced with the original ZenBook UX21. It reserves the signature tapering edges, the spun-metal finish with its Zen-inspired concentric circles on its lid, and diamond-cut chamfered edges. But in a new twist, ZenBook Pro Duo introduces a unique non-centered (asymmetric) version of the spun-metal lid finish, giving this revolutionary laptop an intriguing design with a totally unmistakable identity.
Elegant Celestial Blue color – The brand new Celestial Blue color draws its inspiration from the future, giving ZenBook Pro Duo a sophisticated air of timeless innovation and calmness.
Mirror-like reflective edges – Finished with wide, mirror-finished diamond-cut chamfers, the edges reflect your surroundings to add a subtle touch of ambient style: in effect, you and your environment are in charge of the laptop’s design.
Color Gamut Management – To display the most vivid, most realistic colors possible, ZenBook Pro Duo supports an exceptionally wide color gamut with 100% DCI-P3 coverage. The DCI-P3 color space — widely used in the motion picture industry — is increasingly the preferred choice of creative professionals for its increased range of possible colors, and makes images on ZenBook Pro Duo look simply stunning.
Ultra-Comfortable Backlit Keyboard
Comfortable typing – The keyboard of ZenBook Pro Duo is now even more comfortable to type on. This is made possible by its chiclet-style design that features wide, separated keys – each with 1.4mm of key travel. This makes each press discernable and precise; and as a result, comfortable for prolonged typing. The keys are also backlit for convenient typing in dark environments.
Smart function keys – ASUS has made the brightness, volume and other media keys the defaults so that they can easily be changed without having to reach for the function (Fn) key. To use the normal key functions, simply use the Fn key.
Extra hotkeys – The ZenBook Pro Duo features a dedicated Turbo Fan hotkey and a Task Swap hotkey above the touchpad, so users can effortlessly cool down the extreme-performance laptop, and enjoy ultimate multitasking workflows with just a tap of a key.
NumberPad, the multi-function touchpad – ZenBook Pro Duo features the latest version of the ASUS NumberPad, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad integrated into the touchpad. Tap on the top-right NumberPad icon for one second to switch the function on and off, and tap on the top-left icon to choose one of two brightness levels. You can also swipe from the top left icon towards any direction on the touchpad to activate the calculator app on the display for faster access.
Even when the NumberPad is activated, the touchpad can be used for cursor control thanks to its intelligent software.
Geekfence Verdict – 9/10
Remarks – Take your creativity and productivity to the next level with the groundbreaking ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo! Designed to give you the ultimate edge in workflow efficiency, the unique design features a full-width 4K ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus that works seamlessly with the main 4K UHD OLED display. It’s never been this easy to harness your full creative power.