Dual-screen laptop designs never entered the mainstream, despite the fan site I set up for the ThinkPad W700DS In first year. But thanks to an increase in the power of the latest Intel and NVIDIA chips, ASUS is ready to start again. the ROG Zephyrus 15 inch duo fits a second thin 14-inch screen above the keyboard.
It’s an interesting decision. And I mean that literally: unlike some other built-in secondary screens, like the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 with a screen built into the touchpad, it tilts 13 degrees to make it easier to view while using the main screen. The bottom one is a small slice of 4K, with 3840 × 1100 pixels on its 60Hz panel. Underneath you get the usual RGB gaming keyboard and a versatile side touchpad, although this design requires removing the wrist rest completely.
The bombastic form factor fits into a frame just 0.82 inches thick. Impressive, because it also includes a 10th generation Intel processor (up to Core i9-10980HK) and a discrete RTX 2080 Super graphics card. Factory maximum specifications include 2 TB of storage, 32 GB of RAM and Wi-Fi 6. Despite all these inclusions, the battery is a powerful 90 watt-hours with a type C load (minimum input of 65 W) and the M. 2 slots SSD and RAM DIMM are accessible by the user. All of this technology makes the design quite heavy at 5.3 pounds.
But what about this big screen at the top? There are two versions: a 4K panel with 100% Adobe RGB coverage for “creators” and a 1080p panel with the fastest 300 Hz refresh rate available and a fast response time of 3 ms. I can see creators and gamers taking advantage of the unique two-screen design, the first for research and design tools, the second for streaming systems or chat clients.
If you are hoping to incorporate the ROG Zephyrus Pro 15 into your game setup, start saving your coins and / or mortgaging your property now. It arrives in June, with a base model price of $ 3,000 for the RAM Core i7 / 16 GB version.