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[Computex 2019] ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) Unveiled – Groundbreaking Productivity with ScreenPad Plus
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[Computex 2019] ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) Unveiled – Groundbreaking Productivity with ScreenPad Plus

by Super DaddyMay 27, 2019
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ASUS has announced the ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) that brings the last year’s ScreenPad to a whole new level, so interesting that we have a dedicated article just to talk about it. In a nutshell, the ScreenPad Plus provides another functional display to the laptop, bringing unrivaled productivity in this segment.

The ZenBook Pro Duo is powered by 9th Generation Intel Core processors, coupled with 32GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 and up to 1TB PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD.

In the display department, the primary display is a beautiful 15.6” OLED 4K (3840 x 2160) 16:9 aspect ratio touchscreen with a four-sided frameless design featuring a 89% screen-to-body ratio. To make it even more interesting, the ZenBook Pro Duo supports 100% DCI-P3 color gamut together with HDR to deliver vivid and realistic colors with deep blacks.

Right underneath it is the secondary display, the ScreenPad Plus that is a 14” 4K- (3840 x 1100) 32:9 aspect ratio LCD IPS which placed above the keyboard, bringing innovative multi display to portable laptops.

Right next to the keyboard, to the right is ASUS’ latest version of the NumberPad, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad integrated into the touchpad – which is no longer a new sight among ASUS’ high-end laptops. To make things more interesting, there is also integrated Amazon Alexa voice support, with a dedicated light bar at the front of the laptop that illuminates when its in listening mode.

In the powerhouse department, the top of the line ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo is powered by 9th Generation Intel Core i9 8-cores processor with up to 5GHz Turbo Boost frequency and 32GB DDR4 RAM. The Turing based Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 provides gaming performance with ray-tracing for ultimate visual realism.

There are also some latest cutting-edge technologies embedded underneath including full set of I/O ports that includes a Thunderbolt 3 enabled Type-C USB port. The wireless network has been bumped to Wi-Fi 6 using Intel Gig+ 802.11ax for super smooth connections.

Ensuring the wild beast is tame all the time, there is a Turbo Fan button that enables boost cooling on demand, while ASUS’ signature ErgoLift hinge improves airflow under the laptop for improved performance.

If you want to have this ScreenPad Plus based laptop but not willing to break the bank, there is a 14-inch ZenBook Duo (UX481) for your consideration which will be available much later this year. It supports the same great ScreenPad Plus features as its larger sibling, but in a lighter and smaller chassis. Powered by up to an Intel Core i7 processor and GeForce MX250 graphics, it has an FHD NanoEdge display and an FHD ScreenPad Plus.

Specifications

 ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)ASUS ZenBook Duo (UX481)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i9-9980HK
Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
Latest Intel® Core™ i7
DisplayMain Display: 15.6” OLED 4K (3840 x 2160) 16:9 touchscreen
ScreenPad Plus: 14” 4K UHD touchscreen
Main Display: 14” FHD (1920x 1080) 16:9 screen
ScreenPad Plus: 12.6” FHD touchscreen
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 – 6GB GDDR6 VRAMNVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 – 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
MemoryDDR4 2666MHz, up to 32GBLPDDR3 2133MHz, up to 16GB
Storage 1TB PCIe® x4 SSD
512GB / 256GB PCIe® x2 SSD
1TB PCIe® x4 SSD
512GB / 256GB PCIe® x2 SSD
ConnectivityIntel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax)
Bluetooth® 5.0
Up to Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax)
Bluetooth® 5.0
CamerasIR webcam with Windows Hello supportIR webcam with Windows Hello support
Interfaces 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
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C™
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x Standard HDMI
1 x Audio combo jack
1 x MicroSD card slot
1 x DC-in
AudioArray microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
Harman Kardon-certified audio system
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
Harman Kardon-certified audio system
Battery71Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery70Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
AC AdapterOutput: 19.5V, 230W   Input: 100V-240V AC, 50Hz/60HzOutput: 19V, 90W   Input: 100V-240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz
Dimensions359 x 246 x 24 mm323 x 223 x 19 mm
Weight2.5kg1.8kg

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Pokdepinion: Basically, it’s a Zephyrus on steroids, using the empty space with an added display. Genius, ASUS! Didn’t expect this in my wildest dreams!

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