Asus ZenBook Pro is it worth buying?
The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo is an interesting spin on the classic laptop design.
Windows 10 Home
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
Intel Core i7/19
32 GB RAM
Asus on Thursday unveiled its dual-screen laptop series in India which comprises the ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) and the ZenBook Duo (UX481) at a starting price Rs. 2,09,990 and Rs. 89,990, respectively. The company refreshed its ZenBook lineup with Intel 10th Gen Core processors – the ZenBook 13 (UX334), ZenBook 14 (UX434), and ZenBook 15 (UX534), for Rs. 84,990, Rs. 84,990 and Rs. 1,24,990, respectively. Asus also launched the VivoBook S431 for Rs. 54,990 and VivoBook S532 for Rs. 69,990.
With the ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo, the company says it has paved way to a new form factor for laptops and come equipped with both a keyboard and a secondary touchscreen for input. “The need for the industry to evolve with the changing times necessitates innovation. As one amongst the industry incumbents, we realised it was both an opportunity and responsibility for us to push the envelope, disrupt the status quo, and come up with a magnificent offering,” Arnold Su, Head of Consumer Notebooks and ROG Business, Asus India, said in a statement.
The ZenBook Pro Duo (up to Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, GeForce RTX 2060) features a full-width 4K Asus ScreenPad Plus that works seamlessly with the main 4K UHD OLED display, while ZenBook Duo (up to Intel Core i7-10510U processor, GeForce MX250) features a full-length 1920p AsusScreenPad Plus that works with the main 1080p FHD LCD display. The ZenBook Pro Duo offers a 4K UHD NanoEdge OLED HDR display with a four-sided frameless design and ultra-slim bezels. The OLED touchscreen has a cinema-grade 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut and 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The screen-to-body ratio is 89 percent.
The ZenBook Duo is equipped with 1080p FHD NanoEdge display and comes with a four-sided frameless design featuring 90 percent screen to body ratio.
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home
(ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)
|Processor||Intel Core i9-9980 HK processor
2.4 GHz octa core with Turbo Boost (up to 5.0GHz0) and 16MB
Intel Core i7-9750H processor
2.6GHz hexa-core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.5Ghz) and 12MB
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Videos memory:6GB GDDR6 VRAM
|Display||39.62cm (15.6”) OLED 4K (3840 x 2160) 16:9 touchscreen
5 mm-thin bezel with 89% screen-to-body ratio
178 degree wide-view technology
|Memory||32GB 2666MHz DDR4|
|Storage||1 TB PCle Gen3 x4 M.0 SSD|
|Interfaces||1 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C (up to 40 Gbps and DisplayPort)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A (Up to 10Gbps)
1 x Standard HDMI 2.0
1 x DC-in
|Keyboard and ScreenPad Plus||Keyboard
Full-size backlit with 1.4mm key travel
33.56cm(14”) 4K (3840 x 1100) touch display
Precision touchpad (PTP) technology support up to
Integrated LED-backlit numerical keypad on touchpad
|ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system with surround-sound;
smart amplifier for maximum audio performanceArray microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition
support3.5mm headphone jackLong-travel voice coils for improved low-frequency response
Certified by Harman Kardon
|Camera||IR webcam with Windows Hello support|
Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
|Battery and Power||Up to 7.5 hours battery life1
71Wh 8-cell Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery Pack
230W power adapter
Plug Type: ø6 (mm)
Output: 19.5V DC, 11.8A, 230W)
(Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
|Weight and Dimensions||Height:
2.4cm (0.94 inches)Width:
35.9cm (14.13 inches)Depth:
24.6cm (9.68 inches)
|Included in Box||ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)
Discrete palm rest
Detachable laptop stand
|Note||Battery tests conducted by ASUS on Aug 29, 2019 using the
MobileMark® 2014 Office Productivity scenario.
Test configuration: ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV, Intel® Core™ i7-9750H, Nvidia GeForce RTX ™ 2060, 512GB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM. Test settings:
Wi-Fi enabled, main display brightness set to 49%, 2nd
display off. Actual battery life may vary depending on
product configuration, usage, operational conditions and
power management settings. Battery life will decrease over
the lifetime of the battery.