Many consider that Asus is getting too brave in their decision to replace the laptop touchpad with a full-HD touch screen. But it turned out that the concept was maintained by the manufacturer and brought it to the next level through a product they called ZenBook Pro Duo.
The word “Duo” is the main key in developing this product. Touchpad, as well as the touch screen that Asus dubbed as ScreenPad has now evolved into ScreenPad Plus, an elongated touch screen that is placed exactly between the laptop’s main screen and keyboard.
The ScreenPad Plus diagonal span reaches 14 inches, and Asus isn’t playing games in the placement considering that the ScreenPad’s resolution that reached the 4K levels. As a result, users will find two displays when they open the box of this product.
The presence of this massive second screen means that users can expand their virtual workspace to get a more efficient workflow. At the same time, the presence of this second screen means that the keyboard must be pushed toward the bottom, while the touchpad is getting shifted to the right.
While the second display is 4K, surely the main display will present more. Asus put on a 15.6-inch OLED 4K resolution, with 100% support for the DCI-P3 color spectrum.
The highly capable display is also supported by flagship class specifications, with the most expensive configuration including an 8-core Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM, and up to 1 PCIe-based SSD-based storage space.
The options on the connectivity are also quite abundant, including USB-C (Thunderbolt 3), 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-A), HDMI, and audio jack combos. The lineup is quite impressive considering the thickness of the device is only 2.4 cm, while its weight is 2.5 kg, and that includes a battery with a capacity of 71 Wh.
Asus also revealed the ZenBook Duo which carries the same ScreenPad Plus dual screen concept, but with smaller size and resolution. For now, Asus is still keeping the price tag of their latest product close to their chest.