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Asus ScreenPad frenzy: ZenBook Pro Duo gains 14-inch second display

Asus ScreenPad frenzy: ZenBook Pro Duo gains 14-inch second display

Alternatively, if you're a professional user, the secondary screen would make for a natural home for your Photoshop toolbar or even video editing timeline.

Asus kick-started this year's Computex trade show with the launch of ZenBook Pro Duo, an ultra high-end laptop with dual screens.

The Windows 10 laptop has a 15.6-inch 16:9 4K UHD primary touch screen and a 14-inch 32:2 4K ScreenPad Plus screen that sits directly above the keyboard.

Created to give you the ultimate edge in workflow efficiency, the unique design features a full-width 4K ASUS ScreenPad Plus that works seamlessly with the main 4K UHD OLED display.

If you're reading this and thinking, "the dual-screen tech looks cool but I probably don't need all of that hardware power" then you're in luck, as there's also a non-pro ZenBook Duo. The Taiwanese electronics company just unveiled the ZenBook Pro Duo, a laptop that features a 14-inch 4K touchscreen as a secondary display right above the keyboard.

No exact pricing or availability information has been released on either the ZenBook Pro Duo nor the ZenBook Duo yet, but they're expected to come at some point during Q3 2019.

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No. 32 seed and sick-feeling Frances Tiafoe was among those losses falling to Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0. But the 23-time Grand Slam champion quickly changed the momentum by winning the opening three games of the second set.

As if Asus' dual-screen PC wasn't nuts enough, the firm also took to Computex to show off the ZenBook Edition 30; a laptop with a white leather lid and an 18-karat rose gold Star Trek-esque logo. Plus, since the the new specs go up to an Intel 9th-gen i9 processor and GeForce RTX 2060, it probably needs the extra airflow to keep cool. By comparison, the ZenBook Duo is significantly lighter and nimbler than the larger and more powerful Pro version making it more useful for those who prefer Ultrabooks.

To enter, you have to simply answer one of the questions. But if you're really hurting for screen real estate, it might all be worth it.

The aptly titled Zenfone 6 Edition 30 - named so because it's a celebration of Asus' 30th birthday - amps up the specs, maxing out the RAM with 12GB, while storage also expands to a massive 512GB.

Will you buy the ZenBook Pro Duo over the MacBook Pro? The second screen is dimmer and less rich, even with brightness cranked up to the max, and it's the sort of obvious difference that I worry I'd never be able to stop noticing. In the box, you will get a compatible pen to use on the lower display.

The ZenBook Pro Duo will surely take some getting used to. In terms of connectivity, Asus has added Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, one Thunderbolt 3 compatible USB Type C port, two USB Type A ports with USB 3.1 gen 2 protocol, on HDMI port, an audio combo jack and one DC-in port for charging. The company has also introduced the ZenBook Edition 30 (UX334FL) laptop that flaunts a genuine leather design and has been developed to commemorate the company's 30th year since its inception.


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