Asus has just shown off a wild new addition to their lineup of laptops at the Computex event in Taipei. The ZenBook Pro Duo is their latest innovation in the laptop space, and it flaunts not one, but two 4K screens.
The main display is a 15-inch 16:9 OLED panel, and then there’s a 32:9 IPS “ScreenPad Plus” screen directly above the keyboard with the same width, but half the height.
The main purpose of the dual screen setup is to allow for some quick and easy multitasking. You can use the two screens together as a single monitor or as a dual screen by splitting the two apart.
You can fit up to three windows on the new screen, say for example use Spotify, check your email, and work on spreadsheets all the while having the 15-inch main screen to play with.
As the setup can be a bit hectic for typing, Asus also added a wrist rest to the package which is magnetically attachable at the chin of the keyboard. There’s a trackpad next to the keyboard which is almost the same height as the keyboard. It can light up to be used as a numpad.
Similar to other laptops in its catalog, this one also has an ErgoLift hinge which puts the keyboard at a slight angle when opened. This allows for more comfortable typing and better airflow.
The ZenBook Pro Duo has a 9th gen octa-core Intel Core i9 processor coupled with an Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU. It comes with up to 32GB of RAM and a pair of 128GB SSDs. This means that it’s not only for content creation, it can also be used as a gaming rig.
It has a Thunderbolt 3 port (USB type-C), two USB-A ports, a headphone jack, and a full-sized HDMI port.
Asus hasn’t announced details about the battery, pricing or availability for the ZenBook Pro Duo, but we’ll know when Asus finally releases the laptop in Q3 this year.