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Asus offers creatives a secondary 4K screen on upcoming ZenBook laptop

Asus offers creatives a second...
Asus launched the ZenBook Pro Duo at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan
Asus launched the ZenBook Pro Duo at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan
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The ScreenPad Plus allows creatives to zoom in on part of an image for touch ups, while displaying the full image on the main screen
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The ScreenPad Plus allows creatives to zoom in on part of an image for touch ups, while displaying the full image on the main screen
The ScreenPad Plus 4K secondary touchscreen sits above the full-sized keyboard on the ZenBook Pro Duo
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The ScreenPad Plus 4K secondary touchscreen sits above the full-sized keyboard on the ZenBook Pro Duo
The ZenBook Pro Duo's secondary touchscreen measures 14 diagonal inches at 3,840 x 1,100 pixel resolution
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The ZenBook Pro Duo's secondary touchscreen measures 14 diagonal inches at 3,840 x 1,100 pixel resolution
The ScreenPad Plus of the ZenBook Pro Duo has been developed to improve the workflow for content creators
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The ScreenPad Plus of the ZenBook Pro Duo has been developed to improve the workflow for content creators
Asus launched the ZenBook Pro Duo at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan
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Asus launched the ZenBook Pro Duo at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan
Asus launched the ZenBook Pro Duo at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan
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Asus launched the ZenBook Pro Duo at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan
The ScreenPad Plus is positioned below the main 15.6-inch OLED display panel of the ZenBook Pro Duo, over the hinge
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The ScreenPad Plus is positioned below the main 15.6-inch OLED display panel of the ZenBook Pro Duo, over the hinge

Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, has opened its doors this week, showcasing all that's new and shiny in the world of computing. Asus is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and has opened its gift box to reveal the ZenBook Pro Duo – a powerful laptop aimed at content creators that features a 14-inch secondary touchscreen above the keyboard.

The headline feature of the 14.13 x 9.68 x 0.94 in (35.9 x 24.6 x 2.4 cm), 5.51 lb (2.5 kg) Pro Duo (UX581) is that full-width second display panel, which Asus is calling the ScreenPad Plus. It sits directly below the main display, over the hinge, has been designed to improve the workflow for content creators, and rocks 3,840 x 1,100 pixel resolution.

The ScreenPad Plus allows creatives to zoom in on part of an image for touch ups, while displaying the full image on the main screen
The ScreenPad Plus allows creatives to zoom in on part of an image for touch ups, while displaying the full image on the main screen

An Asus Pen is included in the box, allowing designers to load a full-sized image onto the main display, for example, and zoom in and manipulate sections on the ScreenPad Plus. That main display is a 15.6-inch OLED HDR panel offering 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) resolution and a NanoEdge slim bezel design, with support for 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space.

To the right of the full-size backlit keyboard with 1.4 mm of key travel is an LED touchpad called the NumberPad 2.0 that serves as both a number pad and a trackpad.

The ScreenPad Plus is positioned below the main 15.6-inch OLED display panel of the ZenBook Pro Duo, over the hinge
The ScreenPad Plus is positioned below the main 15.6-inch OLED display panel of the ZenBook Pro Duo, over the hinge

Processor options up to 9th Gen Intel Core-i9 (2.4 GHz octa-core and 16 MB cache) are available, supported by up to 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD storage. Visuals come courtesy of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 ray-tracing GPU with 6 GB of GDDR6 video RAM. And there's a dedicated turbo cooling button should the Pro Duo start getting a little hot under its collar.

Elsewhere, there's Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax), Thunderbolt 3 for up to 40 Gbps data transfer speeds, two USB 3.1 Type A ports and a full-sized HDMI 2.0 port. Amazon Alexa voice control and an IR webcam with Windows Hello support round out the impressive specs.

We're awaiting pricing and availability info, but we don't expect it to reside at the budget end of the marketplace. The video below has more.

Source: Asus

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo - The laptop of tomorrow | ASUS

2 comments
Howe
I'm not in the market for one of these, but they are beautiful looking laptops!
christopher
Do they do a left-handed version?