Asus today announced a new notebook series at the Computex that boasts two displays. No, it’s not the Project Precog that Asus showed last year (which, reportedly, they’re still working on) but it’s the ZenBook Pro Duo series. The laptops feature a regular display along with a large secondary display called ScreenPad Plus that resides just above the keyboard. The idea is innovative and instead of replacing the trackpad, like what Asus does with the ScreenPad, this is just an extension to the main display that enhances productivity by enabling to run multiple apps at once.
Asus has also built ScreenXpert control software that aids ScreenPad Plus’ functionality. For instance, there are handy quick controls like App Switcher, ViewMax, App Navigator and even handwriting app that can be used along with the bundled stylus.
If we talk about the performance, the ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) is powered by Intel’s Core i7 or i9 processor, up to 32GB RAM, and storage up to 1TB SSD.
The Pro Duo has a 15.6-inch OLED display that supports 4K resolution (3840×2160) while the ScreenPad Plus screen is an IPS panel supporting 4K resolution.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 handles the graphics department and features Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Harman Kardon audio and 71 Wh 4-cell battery.
For users seeking a smaller display, Asus will also have the ZenBook Duo (UX481) that sports a 14-inch Full HD display and a 12.6-inch secondary display (Full HD), Intel Core i7 CPU and GeForce MX250.
There’s no word on the price or the Indian availability but the ZenBook Pro Duo is coming soon to India while the ZenBook Duo is expected to be released in Q3 2019.