During the event held on the occasion of CES 2021 Asus presented two new ones ZenBook Duo, the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 (UX582) and lo ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482). The notebooks introduce several new features compared to the 2020 models and Asus hopes to repeat the success it had last year, in which decidedly satisfactory sales results were achieved.
Let’s start by talking about the 15 ”model, the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED. The first novelty compared to the model seen previously is ScreenPad Plus tiltable, the same seen on the ROG Zephyrus Duo. The secondary 14 ”touch screen offers a resolution 4K, higher brightness (400 nit) and is the perfect companion for it main screen, a OLED 4K HDR touchscreen with matte coating, Pantone certified e DisplayHDR True Black 500.
Under the body we find a processor Intel Core i9 of the latest generation, a graphics card RTX 3070, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB of storage via PCIe 3.0 SSD. On the connectivity side, the support to the WiFi 6 and the presence of two USB ports with Thunderbolt 3. The ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is also certified Nvidia Studio and is perfect for content creators.
Beyond the new generation hardware, the news all revolve around the ScreenPad Plus, revised and improved in several respects. As mentioned, it raises, facilitating its use and at the same allowing the cooling system to have more air inlet the interface has been improved and is now easier to use and less invasive.
Via a quick shortcut (three finger taps) it is also possible to use it as a gigantesco touchpad, they can also be created custom decks for some software like Photoshop, Premiere and Lightroom, which will open automatically every time you start one of these software. In this regard, Asus has opened to all developers the opportunity to collaborate to optimize this functionality and extend it to as many programs as possible.
The ZenBook Duo 14 is smaller, but just as interesting. It is certified Intel Evo and provides all the power of a processor Intel Core Tiger Lake 11th generation, coupled with Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics or a Nvidia MX450 and a maximum of 32GB of LPDDR4X-4266 RAM.
Here too we find all the news seen on the older brother with regard to it ScreenPad Plus: 7-degree tilt for greater readability, improved software and the ability to use it as a touchpad. The main screen is also touchscreen and with a matte coating, boasts extremely thin bezels, Pantone certification with 100% coverage of the sRGB space and resolution Full HD.
The new ZenBook Duo 14 integrates a long-lasting battery, which guarantees up to 17 hours of autonomy and allows you to always be operational, even on the move. Should you run out of power, the 65W USB C power adapter supports fast charging, so you can be back up and running after a few minutes.
The door equipment makes available due USB C con Thunderbolt 4, with Power Delibery support and DisplayPort video output, allowing you to connect an external 8K display or two 4K monitors. As for wireless connectivity, the latest standard is supported as on the big brother WiFi 6.
We have no information regarding prices and availability of the new ZenBook Duo, but they will arrive on the market during this 2021. If you own the 2020 models, we have good news: all the ScreenPad Plus software innovations will also arrive on older models via an update.
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