Does ASUS ZenBook Duo come with an active pen or stylus?

ASUS ZenBook Duo
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Does ASUS ZenBook Duo come with an active pen or stylus?

Best answer: Yes, the ASUS ZenBook Duo comes with its very own active pen. However, it only works with the secondary screen since the primary one isn't touch-enabled.Get yours: ASUS ZenBook Duo (£1,426 at Amazon UK)

ASUS ZenBook Duo active pen details

Every unit of the ASUS ZenBook Duo that's available on the market includes an active pen in the box, completely free of charge. However, it should be noted that only the small, secondary display above the keyboard can actually be used with it. This is because the primary display of the laptop does not have touch technology. This means that the ASUS ZenBook Duo will be useful for jotting down notes, highlighting, and marking documents, but won't be ideal for serious artwork creation.

Why get the ASUS ZenBook Duo?

ASUS ZenBook Duo

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There are plenty of reasons to get the ASUS ZenBook Duo. Chief among them is the unique dual-screen design that allows the user to keep two tabs open at once, which is a capability that can be used both productively as well as for recreational purposes. The device also comes equipped with a competent NVIDIA MX250 GPU, an Intel 10th Gen 10510U CPU, and 16GB of RAM. These specs offer considerably more power than a lot of other laptops out there, meaning you can use the ASUS ZenBook Duo for things like audiovisual editing and moderate gaming with excellent overall performance. The primary HD display isn't anything special, but it's nevertheless a standard, solid screen users will enjoy using.

In terms of physical design, the laptop isn't the thinnest or lightest option out there, but it's still a good option that's easy to take with you wherever you go. Additionally, the device has a decent port selection of both a USB-A and a USB-C port (not Thunderbolt 3), both of which are 3.1. This is on top of your standard ports like HDMI and 3.5 mm audio.

The ASUS ZenBook Duo is an awesome, competent laptop that offers excellent performance and a unique design for a solid overall price.

Brendan Lowry

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