Asus announced today the Zenbook Duo 14, their top-of-the-line laptop for their Zenbook line of notebooks. It features a built-in second touch screen as well as various performance-enhancing specs to improve your workflow.
According to Asus this laptop won the 2021 CES Innovation Awards with its unique design, letting you reap all the benefits of a second screen while still being portable like a laptop should be.
|Display||14″ FHD Nano-Edge Display (Main screen)
12.6″ ScreenPad Plus (Secondary display)
|CPU||11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce MX450|
|Storage||512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD|
|Price||MYR 6,499 (Core i7-1165G7 + 16GB RAM)
MYR 5,499 (Core i5-1135G7 + 8GB RAM)
Double The Screens
The laptop’s built-in second display is similar to the ROG Zephyrus Duo, in that it is a touchscreen that can also be set as an extension of the main display.
When the laptops are placed on the supplied Duo Stand, the tilted display sits at a stylus-friendly angle, and both displays support the latest 4096-pressure-level devices including the bundled ASUS Pen.
The upgraded Screen Xpert 2 software that powers ScreenPad Plus includes a collection of new and updated built-in apps to help boost productivity, such as the new Window Flick feature that allows users to simply flick windows between displays. The popular Task Group app has an updated design, so users can see their Task Groups at a glance, and lock into work modes instantly by launching multiple apps with a single tap.
ScreenXpert 2 also premieres the exciting new Control Panel, a fully-customizable app that will revolutionize creative workflows. Control Panels gives the user precise and intuitive control in creative apps, with intuitive controls for adjusting brush size, saturation, layer opacity, and much more. Four types of control — Dial, Button, Slider, and Scroll — each work in a different way to give precise and smooth control over parameters. Control Panel currently works with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere and After Effects, and more compatible apps will be announced in the near future.
The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is powered by up-to latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, and paired with up-to 16 GB RAM to make light work of cross-screen workflows using the 12.6-inch ScreenPad Plus and the main display. There’s also an ultrafast 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD storage to ensure fast boot times and rapid app loads – that helps accelerate any workflow and optimize productivity.
With its discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics, the ZenBook Duo 14 delivers silky-smooth visuals for multitasking users, supercharging a user’s work in photo and video-editing tasks. Casual content creators will love the effortless on-the-go visual power that ZenBook Duo 14 provides.
The ZenBook Duo 14 also features ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology, which works with the 11th Gen Intel processors to intelligently boost performance. Using Performance mode, users can enjoy a performance boost of up to 40% compared to a similar standard laptop. ZenBook Duo 14 also incorporates the AAS Plus thermal system that optimizes cooling performance, and also allows a 3 mm-slimmer chassis due to the reduced need for empty internal cooling space.
For easy connections to peripherals, ZenBook Duo 14 has comprehensive high-performance I/O capabilities including a pair of the latest Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C ports. These support Power Delivery and DisplayPort and the 40 Gbps bandwidth lets users connect an external 8K display or two 4K UHD displays. ZenBook Duo 14 also includes Intel WiFi 6 enhanced with ASUS WiFi Master Premium technology.