Asus launches ZenBook Duo 14, Pro Duo 15 OLED laptops with dual screens; price starts at ₹99,990
The defining feature of both these laptops is the secondary screen or what Asus calls as the ‘ScreenPad Plus’ that is placed just above the keyboard area.
Asus has launched two new laptops in its ZenBook series today by introducing the dual-screen ZenBook Duo 14 and ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED. Since these fall in the company's line of high-end and premium laptops, they are priced at ₹99,990 for the ZenBook Duo 14 base model and ₹2,39,990 for the base variant of ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED. You can get your hands on the more affordable product starting today via Amazon, Flipkart, Asus Exclusive Stores and offline partners like Croma, Reliance Digital and more. The more costly ZenBook laptop will be arriving by mid-May via the same online and offline channels.
The defining feature of both these laptops is the secondary screen or what Asus calls as the ‘ScreenPad Plus' that is placed just above the keyboard area. The inclusion of two screens also defines the target audience by Asus - artists, developers and creators. However, as compared to the previous models with ScreenPad Plus, these are slimmer and have a bit more portability factor. The firm says it has also added new ErgoLift AAS Plus ((Active Aerodynamic System) hinge design to bring more angle for better typing and viewing experience, while efficiently venting out the heat.
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Talking about the tech specs, the more powerful ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582LR) comes in two variants based on Intel 10th-gen Core i7 and i9 SoCs. It has a 15.6-inch OLED 4K touch display with 178-degree viewing angle, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage, 440 nits brightness and 0.2ms response. There's also TÜV Rheinland Eye Care certification and PANTONE Validated panel. The ScreenPad+ is made of a 14.1-inch 4K IPS panel that supports stylus and can act as your stylus pad for precision work. It has 400 nits max brightness and 100% sRGB colour gamut coverage.
This Windows 10 device also has Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB GDDR6 dedicated RAM handling the graphics, in addition to the main 32GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB M.2 NVME PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. Some other features included are dual-band Wi-Fi 6+Bluetooth 5.0 and HD infrared webcam. As for the ports, the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED has 2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, HDMI 2.1, 3.5 mm audio jack and a MicroSD reader. The audio is certified by Harman Kardon as well. Backing up this powerful device is a 92Whr battery.
Asus ZenBook Duo 14, on the other hand, runs the newer Intel 11th-gen Core i7 and i5 processors. There's a 14-inch LED main display with FHD resolution, 100% sRGB coverage and 400nits max brightness. The ScreenPad Plus is smaller in this with a 12.65-inch size and (1920 x 515 pixels) resolution IPS panel that supports stylus. It either supports Intel's Iris X GPU or NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPU with 2GB GDDR6 dedicated memory. In addition, there is up to 16GB LPDDR4X RAM, up to 1TB M.2 NVME PCIe SSD, HD webcam and slightly different set of ports. The list includes 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, HDMI 1.4, 3.5 mm audio jack and a microSD card reader. The audio is certified by Harman Kardon and the battery backup is at 70Whr.
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