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ASUS ZenBook Duo launches in US with two glorious screens

ASUS ZenBook Duo
ASUS ZenBook Duo (Image credit: Windows Central)

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.

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. 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.

CategoryASUS ZenBook Duo
Operating systemWindows 10 Pro
Display14-inch, 1080p (touch optional)
12.6-inch ScreenPad Plus touch-enabled
ProcessorIntel Core i7-10510U
GraphicsNVIDIA MX250 2GB
Memory16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
SecurityIR camera for Windows Hello
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
Ports1 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
AudioASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system
Battery70Wh
Dimensions32.3cmx22.3cmx1.99cm
Weight1.5kg (3.3lbs)

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.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.