ASUS' new ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581), which packs a huge second screen above the keyboard, is now on sale starting at $2,500. Built for heavy multitasking, the second screen, dubebd the ScreenPad Plus, complements the main 15.6-inch OLED display, and both are backed up by some powerful hardware.
The second screen is half the height of the main display, but it stretches across the full width of the ZenBook Pro Duo's body. It can be used either as a full second display by dragging apps to it, or as a dedicated dock for things like video previews, timeline controls, code windows, or audio mixing panels. It also makes a good surface for drawing with the included stylus.
Backing up those screens are 9th Gen Intel Core processors, with your choice of a Core i9-9980HK or Core i7-9750H. You can equip the laptop with up to 32GB of RAM, a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD for storage. There's also support for Wi-Fi 6 and a dedicated "Turbo Fan" button to get a cooling boost when needed.
|Category||ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Display||15.6 inches, 4K, OLED|
|Processor||Intel Core i9-9980HK (UX581GV-XB94T)
Intel Core i7-9750H (UX581GV-XB74T)
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 6GB GDDR6 VRAM|
|Memory||32GB DDR4 2666MHz (UX581GV-XB94T)
16GB DDR4 2666MHz (UX581GV-XB74T)
|Storage||1TB PCIe x4 SSD|
|Security||Windows Hello IR webcam|
|Connectivity||Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax)
|Ports||1 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x Standard HDMI, 1 x Audio combo jack, 1 x DC-in|
|Audio||Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa
Harman Kardon-certified audio system
|Dimensions||14 x 8.8 x 0.9 in (355.6 x 223.52 x 22.86 mm)|
|Weight||6.4 lb (2.9kg)|
Double the fun
The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) not only includes a stellar second display, but it's chocked full of powerful specs as well. Content creators should find this laptop particularly interesting for its multitasking potential.
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