ASUS stands out strikingly against the background of other PC manufacturers. The company has a special mindset, a way of thinking, forcing it to push the boundaries of the usual over and over again, not only creating solutions that are ultimatum in their high-tech solutions, but also turning them into familiar commercial products.
A few years ago, when the first dual-screen notebooks were introduced, they were seen as toys for the enthusiast. Today, other companies are trying to copy ASUS, experimenting with two screens, while the latter is already the third generation of such notebooks.
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is the flagship model in the lineup, aimed at designers and professionals working closely with creative applications, as well as anyone looking for a high-performance laptop with one of the best OLED screens on the market and an RTX 30 gaming graphics card series.
The main advantages of ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED
As the main advantages that should push you to buy a new model, ASUS highlights the following:
- 440 nits 4K OLED touchscreen with Pantone Validated color accuracy
- Additional touchscreen 4K ScreenPad Plus, which supports work with a stylus;
- ScreenXpert shell, which allows you to turn the screen into a control panel for creative applications (for example, Adobe Photoshop, etc.);
- Up to Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card for laptops;
- ASUS AI Noise-Canceling System, which filters noise during sound recording and during conference calls;
- A wide range of ports, including Thunderbolt, allowing you to connect two external 4K screens;
- Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0;
- MIL-STD 810 certified for military reliability.
Visually, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED hasn’t changed much. The laptop is still crafted from a brushed magnesium-aluminum alloy that has been polished to feature the thinnest concentric circles found in all Zen devices.
How two screens work
Perhaps the main wow factor of the new laptop is the 4K OLED touchscreen. OLED / AMOLED technology is widespread in flagship smartphones and is also found in premium TVs. But in laptops this is still a rarity, and models with such a screen can, perhaps, be counted on the fingers of one hand.
The main advantage of OLED screens is color rendering. The color fidelity, contrast and image saturation of OLED screens are the best available today.
The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED features a 15.6-inch, 3840×2160 OLED display with wide DCI-P3 color gamut.
In addition to the main screen, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED has an additional 14-inch ScreenPad Plus screen with a resolution of 3840 × 1100 pixels. It is a matte IPS touchscreen set at a 9.5 degree angle. This angle makes it ideal for working with a stylus. On the screen, you can write by hand, as well as do editorial or graphic work.
One of the strengths of the laptop is that both touchscreens are designed to work in tandem. For example, in creative applications, the ScreenXpert shell allows you to use the second screen as a kind of control panel, displaying the main elements for point edits on it.
Another option is, for example, to display the Adobe Premiere artboard or audio tracks on a second screen. In this case, part of the screen can be left to use it as an enlarged touchpad.
The special ScreenXpert shell provides many different scenarios for using the second screen. The second screen can be used both as a large touchpad, and display the smartphone screen on it, make it a continuation of the main screen, and you can also assign combinations of the arrangement of open windows when the specified programs are launched by pressing one button.
In terms of performance, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is a quantum leap forward. ZenBook Pro Duo models have come with discrete graphics from Nvidia before, but these were options with GTX 1650/60 or RTX2060. That is, the cards, although powerful, are of average hand.
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED comes with the latest GeForce RTX 3070 for laptops and is Nvidia RTX Studio certified.
Nvidia Studio certification means the laptop is optimized to run smoothly in over 40 professional creative applications from a range of developers including Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Epic, Maxon, Unity and more. When using Studio devices, the calculation speed is increased up to 12 times compared to conventional laptops.
And it would be wrong not to say that the RTX 3070 graphics card, which ASUS engineers worked with Nvidia to provide up to 110W with Dynamic Boost, is great for 4K gaming. Thanks to the use of proprietary technology Nvidia DLSS 2.0, for example, in the most demanding game Cyberpunk 2077 today, the laptop will be able to produce stable 60 fps.
Speaking about performance, it should be noted that the laptop comes with up to 32 GB of RAM, and also uses a solid state drive with a capacity of up to 1 TB NVMe ™ PCIe® 3.0 Performance SSD. Or, in simpler terms, it means that starting the laptop will take no more than 7 seconds.
The key travel depth is 1.4 mm. This is the ideal depth that allows you to type large amounts of text and not get tired.
The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED has a number of twists and turns that make your laptop even more comfortable to use.
Firstly, it is a proprietary noise reduction system. Today, as more and more employees are moving to remote work, it is not always possible to ensure the perfect silence during video meetings. ASUS AI Noise-Canceling will eliminate noise and amplify your voice and your voice for better hearing.
Another feature of the laptop is the ability to use the touchpad as a digital block.
One of the features of the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is the touchpad, which is offset to the right, which makes the laptop especially comfortable for right-handers (but, unfortunately, completely uncomfortable for left-handers). The bonus of the touchpad is that it can also be used as a replacement for the number pad. By the way, if anything, the numeric block can be displayed on the second screen.
Since the laptop is equipped with a powerful video card, the potential of which can be realized only by connecting it to the network, the ASUS branded application provides an option to extend the battery life. For example, you can choose to limit the charge at 60% or 80%.
The laptop has a Windows Hello IR camera that recognizes the owner’s face even in total darkness.
One of the advantages of ASUS laptops is the ability to use not only a standard adapter for recharging, but even powerful chargers for smartphones. This is a great way to recharge your laptop on the go.
An optional palm rest can be used for more comfortable working with the stylus. In addition to the palm rest, the set includes a laptop stand, a case, and a backpack.
The sound in ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED was developed jointly by ASUS and harman / kardon engineers. The speakers are powerful, and the sound is louder thanks to the ErgoLift hinge that lifts the laptop off the surface.
Asus ZenbookPro Duo 15 OLED Full Specifications
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro / Home|
|CPU||Intel® Core ™ i9-10980HK|
Intel® Core ™ i7-10780H
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop 8GB GDDR6|
|Display||15.6 ”4K OLED 3840 × 2160 glossy touchscreen, thin bezel NanoEdge (4 mm) – rel. screen area 93%, viewing angles 178 °; brightness of 440 cd / m 2 . 97% DCI-P3 coverage. Accurate color rendering (ΔE <2). VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black, Pantone Validated (color rendering) and TUV Rheinland (blue light emission) certified.|
The screen hinge ErgoLift
ScreenPad Plus: 14 “4K 3840 × 1100 matte touch IPS inclined 9.5 °, the viewing angles – 178 °, the brightness of 400 cd / m 2
ASUS Pen pen support with 4096 gradations pressing (primary and secondary screens)
|RAM||16/32 GB LPDDR4|
|Storage device||SSD up to 1 TB PCIe 3.0|
|Connectors||2x Thunderbolt ™ 3 USB-C with display support,|
1 USB3.2 Type-A,
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0|
|Control||Backlit keyboard with numeric keypad, Numberpad touchpad|
|Audio system||Certified by Harman Kardon|
|Battery and power||Up to 5/7 hours of battery life (ScreenPad on / off);|
94 Wh; PSU 240 W
|Additionally, options||Stylus, soft case, backpack, stand, palm rest|
|Dimensions and weight||359x249x2.15 mm; 2.34 kg|
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is an optimally balanced product. The OLED screen comes with both powerful hardware and a full range of ports. Both screens are touchscreen with 4K resolution, you can connect two external 4K monitors. For charging, you can use both the included adapter and powerful mobile chargers. In addition to the stylus, the kit includes a case, palm rests and a laptop, as well as a backpack. And the laptop itself is made of magnesium-aluminum alloy and is certified according to the military reliability standard MIL-STD 810
Formally and subjectively, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED has only one flaw. This is a premium product that is not available to everyone.
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