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ASUS ZenBook Duo Dual Screen Laptop Review


At the last Computex 2019, a number of manufacturers of electronic devices and gadgets presented their new products. Some ASUS products were shown during the forum. Let's talk about one of them, which many found unusual and interesting.

Design and equipment

At ASUS, the ZenBook Duo is considered an ultrabook. This is facilitated by its low weight (only 1.5 kg) and the presence of a thin body (2 cm).

This gadget contains a lot of unusual things. This is especially true for design. Its body is pointed and angular without flowing contours, which makes it futuristic.


The cover of the laptop is made of metal. In keeping with the style of the Zen range, it is decorated with concentric circles.


It is also worth noting the presence of protective protruding sides on the inner panels. Here the keyboard and the main screen are somewhat recessed, which is also typical for this style.

The device has two displays. We will tell you more about the second below. Here we will only note the differences in their coverage. The larger screen is smoother, while the secondary one feels more velvety.

The hinge of the ErgoLift lid is designed in such a way that after opening it, an angle of 5.50 is formed between the surface and the body. This is necessary to improve the comfort when working with the keyboard. But many say that this is not enough and the hands get tired here without an additional support.

Another advantage of this design is the possibility of additional cooling of the case by raising it above the table.

Otherwise, there are no complaints about the keyboard. Its buttons and keys are pleasantly soft and well-balanced. They are quiet and backlit. The touchpad requires special attention. It is shifted to the right and down here. This will cause a number of inconveniences for users who are accustomed to working with it, but this functionality can be used as a digital block.

Screens and stylus

NanoEdge matrix of the main screen with Full HD resolution has small bezels (3.5 mm) and occupies more than 90% of the usable panel area. The screen accurately reproduces all colors, for which it received the Pantone Validated certificate.

The second ASUS ZenBook Duo display is called ScreenPad Plus. It is the same width as the main one and takes up about 50% of the bottom panel in height.


The second display, according to the developers, is needed in order to organically increase the capabilities of the main screen and increase productivity. There may be several options for this. You can, for example, deploy one application on one display, and the second on another (especially if these are instant messengers). This will allow you to control more data and operate with it faster.

This format will also appeal to those who often work with graphic editors. They can easily drag and drop the toolbar onto a smaller screen to increase the area on the main display.

Also, additional space may be needed by photography professionals, DJs, programmers and representatives of many other professions.

The downside of the small screen is its small size in height. This makes it difficult to work with text files and not only.

To increase the functionality and quality of work, the possibility of using a stylus is provided. Here, not only the supplied one is suitable, but also some other similar models. They can be used to manipulate the content of both displays.


ZenBook Duo has a productive filling that allows you to solve many tasks. Depending on the configuration, the device is equipped with processors: Intel Core i5-10210U, 1.6 GHz (with Turbo boost up to 4.2 GHz), 4 cores, 6 MB cache or Intel Core i7-10510U, 1.8 GHz ( Turbo boost up to 4.9GHz), 4 cores, 8MB cache.

The NVIDIA GeForce MX250 chipset is used as a graphics accelerator.

A little pumped up the possibilities of RAM. The volumes here are not bad: 8 or 16 GB, but this is just DDR3, when DDR4 is almost universally used. The built-in storage is a 256/512 GB or 1 TB SSD. Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is built-in for high speed wireless connection.


User authentication uses an infrared camera located above the screen. With Windows Hello, this process is fast. You can use the functionality even in the dark. It takes a little time, everything works almost instantly.

The autonomy of the laptop is provided by the built-in lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 70 Wh. This allows you to forget about dependence on an outlet for 22 hours.


The cost of the ASUS ZenBook Duo ultrabook in USA is at least 106,000 rubles. It is quite expensive for this type of device, users can choose a product from another manufacturer in the same price range. Especially if they come with OLED 4K displays and powerful hardware.

At the same time, this laptop cannot be called bad and not very functional. Its undoubted advantages include a unique design and good technical characteristics. In addition, not all counterparts for this price have a second screen that expands the working capabilities of the device.

The Topic of Article: ASUS ZenBook Duo Dual Screen Laptop Review.
Author: Jake Pinkman