What you need to know
- The ASUS ZenBook Duo launches today in the United States.
- The laptop features a large second display just above the keyboard.
- The ASUS ZenBook Duo starts at $1,500 (opens in new tab).
The ASUS ZenBook Duo launches in the United States today. The ZenBook Duo is one of the most intriguing laptops to come out this year. It has a large secondary display called the ScreenPad Plus, which can be used to run apps separately or as an extension of the primary display. The ZenBook Duo was already available in the U.K., but now people in the U.S. can grab the unique device. The ZenBook Duo is available on Amazon starting at $1,500 (opens in new tab). At the time of publication, the ZenBook Duo is listed as "Currently unavailable," but it should be available at some point today.
We already got our hands on the ZenBook Duo for a full review. One of our editors, Richard Devine, loved reviewing it so much that he was sad to have to send it back to ASUS. Speaking of the secondary display, Devine said, "The ScreenPad Plus is what Apple's Touch Bar would be if it were properly useful," later adding, "The ScreenPad Plus not only grabs attention, but it's also actually pretty damn useful. That's the best part. This isn't a gimmick." Make sure to check out our full review for benchmarks and further insight into the double-screened laptop.
|Category||ASUS ZenBook Duo|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro|
|Display||14-inch, 1080p (touch optional)|
12.6-inch ScreenPad Plus touch-enabled
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10510U|
|Graphics||NVIDIA MX250 2GB|
|Memory||16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe SSD|
|Security||IR camera for Windows Hello|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Ports||1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C|
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x HDMI
1 x Audio combo jack
1 x MicroSD card reader
|Audio||ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system|
Apart from the ScreenPad Plus, the ZenBook Duo has a lot in common with other Ultrabooks from this year so far. On the inside, it has a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA MX250GB graphics. It also has many other features you'd expect from a 2020 Ultrabook such as Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
So much screen
Double up your screens
This Ultrabook has a large secondary display that can run apps independently or be used as an extension of the primary display.
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new tab).
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