ASUS Launches 2 New ZenBook Duo Laptops: Is the dual screen worth or not?

Nowadays, the market is loaded with gaming laptops. Owning a gaming laptop is the rage at the moment. After every three months, you will find a new model of gaming laptop introduced in the market. 

Newer versions are updated with even better features, impressive specifications and greater efficiency. ASUS, Lenovo, HP and Dell are the forerunners in the manufacturing of gaming laptops. 

The gaming laptops are specifically designed for the avid user. These laptops can handle larger amounts of workload at super speed. 

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If you want to manage heavy workload, the ASUS ZenBook series offers the best laptops with outstanding features. 

The Asus ZenBook Duo 14

From this series, the most awaited model is the Asus ZenBook Duo 14. As this model was announced last year, all gamers and designers wanted to get their hands on this model. 

What’s the USP of Asus ZenBook Duo 14?

Be it gaming or graphic designing, this model will not disappoint you. 

This laptop model has two versions which were launched simultaneously. 

In this update, however, we will be discussing about the Asus ZenBook Duo 14 only. 

Before discussing this dual screen laptop any further, have a look at the specs first.

Key Features and Specifications of Asus ZenBook Duo 14

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home – ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business
ProcessorIntel Core i7-1165G7 Processor 2.8 GHz (12M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 4 cores)
GraphicsIntel® Iris Xe Graphics, NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450, 2GB GDDR6
DisplayTouch screen, 14.0-inch,
Additional DisplayScreenPad™ Plus
Memory16GB 

8GB 

32GB 

Storage1TB 

512GB 

I/O Ports1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A

1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A

2x Thunderbolt™ 4 supports display / power delivery

1x HDMI 1.4

Keyboard & TouchpadBacklit Chiclet Keyboard

1.4mm Key-travel

Asus guarantees its buyers a user-friendly experience by providing this model a slim body and wide screen. 

Display

Its predecessor model did not come with an adjustable screen. Asus takes care of that in this model. 

Asus introduces a tilting screen and a screen pad in his model. This makes this model ergonomic and easy to use while on-the-go. 

This laptop has a tilting screen designed for different viewing angles for optimum visual experience. 

As this model has dual screens, you can use two apps at the same time. The second screen pad is ideal for remote workers as it allows you to use Skype, Slack etc., while at work. 

This saves you the trouble of opening multiple tabs and cluttering your screen. A single device provides you dual functionality. 

The screens have ultra thin bezels that give you an immersive gaming experience. As this model is Pantone approved, the colours on the screen appear accurate with crisp visuals. 

Storage

Also, this model comes with ample storage space for those heavy files. Also, you can easily customize this gaming laptop for more storage

It is powered with a battery of 70WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion. It makes working and gaming for long hours easier. This battery has a long life and gets easily charged.

Processors

This model is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core processor to give you maximum speed and takes less time to boot. This also allows you to upload heavy files and apps.

Compatibility

What makes this version different from its preceding models is its compatibility with Adobe software. There is enough storage space to store data without relying on any form of external storage. 

The cross display technology is something we are experiencing for the first time. And the wide display and thin bezels offer an immersive gaming experience. 

The Design

The base model of this laptop is available in celestial blue which looks crisp and fresh. So, far this model has received positive reviews from the users and a green signal from tech reviewers online. 

The Price

The price is something which is believed to go up since this is a newer model. With time, it will change and we will keep you updated on that. 

Overall this is probably going to be Asus’s flagship laptop with multiple cores and dual screen. For gaming, this is a great bargain and a promising laptop.

For Games and Movies

From PUBG to Indie games, you can stream nearly all types of games on this laptop. Watching Netflix is also going to be a visual treat, owing to the thin bezel display. 

Customization

The memory is customizable and you can start off with a variant with less storage space. Since Asus has provided a touch screen in the display, multitasking won’t be a problem at all. 

Our Final Verdict: Hit or Miss?

Pros
  • Thin bezel display
  • Powerful battery
  • Options for customization
  • Dual screen feature
  • Adjustable screen
Cons
  • Its price 

Coming to the display, what Asus is offering are two separate screens. The main display is a wide 14 inch screen and the second one is a 12 inch panel situated on the lower part of the laptop. 

Both have a touch display while the second one isn’t too big. In fact, it’s relatively narrow as it is specifically designed for apps that are meant to run in the background. Whenever, a new notification pops up, you will immediately see it. 

As a result of the Corona pandemic, many people are still working from home. 

And collaborating with team members becomes difficult without having a tablet or a smartphone on the side. 

However, with this dual screen laptop, you can team up with your fellow members and share screens with each other. 

This model also comes with a stylus pen which works on both screens of the laptop. And you can also move files from one screen to another. 

All you need to do is simply use the stylus or your fingers to drag the icons on both screens.

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