ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo Unboxing: We’ve got a very very exciting product for you guys today.
Here is the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo, a big thanks to ASUS for getting this to me early and partnering with me for this video.
Every so often we get a product that we can describe as a game-changer.
I do think this is one of those.
Let’s go ahead and find out why that is.
Right, time to open this up.
Look at that.
I love ASUS’s boxes.
You just open them up, and it lifts up the laptop here, for you in your hands.
Look at that, there it is.
Now as well as a laptop, you do get a stylist out of the box, which is nice.
There’s also rest for your wrist.
We’ll get back to this in a second, and in the separate box, we do get the power adapter that supports fast charging, and it can charge the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo, depending on the version you go for, up to 50%, in just 15 minutes.
So I will talk about that in a little bit.
Right, you ready for this guys?
Check this out.
Look at that.
So this is called the Duo because it’s got two displays.
The primary display is a 15.6 inch, 4k, UHD, all LED display, it’s got around an 89% screen to body ratio, with slim bezels 100%, DCI-P three, as well as 133% sRGB color, a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, around a 178-degree angler view, I gotta say, this thing looks absolutely stunning.
I’m a huge fan of OLED technology.
The fact that we’ve got this one here, means that we’ve got super deep blacks, and colors are very, very vibrant.
Now it doesn’t stop there, of course, because we have the secondary display.
This is the Screenpad Plus it’s a 14-inch display, with once again, 4k resolution.
Now, this is of course narrow, so the resolution is 3840 by 1100, and it’s got a matte finish.
The reasoning behind the matte finish is, you’re gonna be getting a lot more reflection because of this bottom display, from lights above and everywhere around, so this matte finish is gonna make things much more visible.
Right, so why would you need a secondary display in this form?
Well, the obvious reason, of course, is multitasking.
If you’re somebody who is at home, likes to have a secondary display, of course, when you’re out and about, that’s not easy to do, you can’t just take another display with you.
Having this built-in within the same laptop opens up lots of possibilities.
So for instance, if you’re watching a video, but you wanna type about it, maybe tweet about it at the same time, you can have a document open here at the bottom, you can have the video playing in full screen here at the top, and ASUS have built-in lots of features and shortcuts, to utilize these two displays.
So if you wanna quickly switch between what you’ve got on the ScreenPad Plus, on the main display, you can do that with a button.
You can also have multiple windows open at the same time, the ScreenPad Plus you can have two or three, which are gonna be organized side by side.
But a feature that I particularly like is Task Group.
This is gonna allow you to have a group of tasks, open, with a touch of a button.
And you can set up multiple groups.
So, for instance, if your workflow involves having a web browser, as well as the file manager, and maybe Spotify open altogether, you can set that as one of your app groups, and then when you tap that, it’s gonna open all of them, and it’s gonna arrange
them to that set group.
You can have multiple different groups set up if you’d like, so, depending on your workflow, different times of day, there might be different types of groups that you wanna set up.
Now, both displays are also a touchscreen.
So you can touch them with your hand, or you can use the stylus.
There’s also a handwriting app.
So if you’d like to handwrite, I’m gonna try to do this upside down, but if I wanna write something, like so, it’s also gonna be able
to convert that into text.
And then we’ve got a feature called View Max, which is really cool, and that allows you to use both displays continuously.
So here you can see that I’m scrolling through this web page, and it’s going from the main display to the ScreenPad Plus.
I don’t know how often I’d actually use this, but it’s so so cool.
So those are just a few of the uses of the ScreenPad Plus, personally speaking, I can definitely see myself using this when video editing.
So I can have my main project here on the main display, but I can have my timeline across here at the bottom, and especially using the stylus, I can do some precision editing.
And if you are somebody who’s creative and is gonna be using lots of heavy editing apps, then you’ll be pleased to know that this thing does pack a punch.
You can get up to an Intel Core i9-9980 HK processor, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, with six gigabytes of, GDDPR6 VRAM, up to 32 gigabytes of DDR4 RAM, up to one terabyte of PCIe SSD storage.
And for the ports, you do have a DCand a full-size HDMI, two USB 3.1 Gen2 type-a ports one on the right-hand side, one on the left-hand side, an audio combo jack as well as a USB type C Thunderbolt three port.
So not only will you be able to connect multiple displays to this, you’ll also be able to connect an external GPU to give you some serious performance.
Now let’s look at the keyboard, we do have a full-size keyboard here, with around 1.4 mm travel, and the keyboard does feel really good.
We’ve got the touchpad on the right-hand side, which isn’t your standard traditional placement, but of course, because of the ScreenPad Plus, this is the only place that you could realistically fit it.
And although it might take a little bit of time to get used to, after using this for a couple of hours, I gotta say it’s not bad at all.
Now what I personally really like about the touchpad, is that it’s got an integrated LED-backlit, numeric keypad.
So you’ve got your full numbers on here.
This is something that I definitely do miss, when I’m using a laptop and I think this is such a clever way, to integrate this within
the touchpad itself.
Now because the keyboard and the touchpad are in a nontraditional position here towards the bottom, ASUS has included, Of course, this wrist rest, which is gonna nicely snap here, and make things a lot more comfortable.
For speakers, we’ve got them on either side, and they are certified by Harman Kardon.
They give you some good separation because of their position.
And what I really like about the design of the ZenBook Pro Duo and lots of other ASUS laptops is this Ergo Lift design.
So when you do lift it up, what it actually does is, it gives you some separation, between the tabletop And the laptop, and that allows for much better airflow.
For the build, we’ve got a full aluminum build, and it is very, very premium.
It was around 2.5 kg, which is around half a kg more than what I’m used to, but I’d happily have that half kg more for that screen pad display.
It’s around 2.4 centimeters thick, and for the battery, you’ve got either a 71Wh, or a 62Wh version, and if you do go for the 62Wh version, you’re gonna be able to get a top-up of up to 50%, in just 15 minutes.
Now that’s super useful.
Just imagine if you’re maybe getting onto a flight, and you need some battery power, you’re not gonna have a power input there, then you can quickly top this up, up to 50% in just 15 minutes, which is absolutely awesome.
Now for pricing and availability, I don’t have the final information as yet, but if you do wanna find out more about the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo, or wanna pick one up whenever it is available, then I’ll be leaving a link in the description below, so do go ahead and check that out.
And that is the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo. I have gotta say I’m very impressed with this.
I love seeing innovation in tech.
And ASUS is a brand that is always trying new things and always innovating, and that’s the reason why I like working with them so much for products like this.
What do you guys think of the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo?
Can you see yourself using this?
Definitely let me know in the comments below.
I hope you enjoyed this article or found it useful.