Asus Nepal has launched the most unique laptops of this time in Nepal. This includes the new Asus ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Flip. The company has launched a total of 4 models. Two are under ZenBook Duo and two are under Flip series. Nagmani International is the official distributor for Asus products in Nepal. They also deal with brands like Transcend, Cooler Master and Rapoo. The Duo series laptops are famous for dual-screen design.
Unlike any other previous models from other companies, Asus made unique changes to the dual-screen design. They made a thin laptop with two screens that are very usable. These devices got huge coverage during the international launch. It is all because of their versatility and productivity. The extra additional screen real estate provides great working space for creators. Many international reviewers gave these devices a very good review.
Not only these laptops are beautiful with two displays, but they also come with very powerful internal hardware. Asus packs these computers with Core i9 processor and RTX graphics card. There are different models, therefore, we get many RAM and SSD options. Nepali market is growing and the demand for high-end computers is also on the rise. These are very niche products but can be useful for the creatives of the industry.
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 Specs, Price
This is the top of the line product and it has a hefty price tag. The price of Asus ZenBook Pro Duo in Nepal is Rs 3,59,000 for the Core i7 model and the price of the Core i9 model is Rs 4,35,000. The laptop comes with Core i9 or Core 7 processor. Most importantly there are two 4K panels with touch support. The first main display is normal big one while the second one sits just above the keyboard. As there are high power processors, there is the provision of cooling as well. The laptop has a hinge that pushes the device up in an angle and provides room for ventilation. Specifications of the ZenBook Pro Duo are as follows:
- Processor: Intel Core i9 9980HK / Core i7 9750H
- Graphics card: 6 GB Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060
- RAM: 32 GB Options
- SSD Storage: 1024 GB PCIe Type
- Screen: 15.6″ 4K OLED Primary display with 3840×2160 resolution and 14″ 4K secondary screen
- Battery: 8 Cells
In the specs list and photos, we can see ScreenPad Plus. This means it has a small screen on the right side of the keyboard which replaces the number pad. It can be changed and according to input. We can say that this laptop is filled with touch enables display. For I/O there is 3.5mm port, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, full HDMI and a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Asus ZenBook Duo UX481 Price, specs
This model sits below the Pro Duo model with a smaller screen and relatively low footprint. However, this laptop has the latest Intel 10th generation, processors. We also see the dual-screen features here but the thing is it is not as powerful as Pro. It is mostly due to the graphics card on this computer. The Pro Duo has an RTX card while this just has an MX series card. However, this is also a sleek and productive device. The price of Asus Zenbook duo in Nepal is Rs 1,95,000 for the Core i7 model. The specifications of Duo UX481 are as follows.
- Processor: Intel Core i7 10510U
- Graphics Card: 2 GB GeForce MX250
- RAM: 16 GB DDR4 option
- SSD Storage: 1 Terabytes PCIe SSDs
- Display: 14″ IPS Primary Screen with 1920×1080 resolution and 12.6″ IPS secondary touch screen with 1920×1080 resolution
- Battery: 4 Cells
In terms of I/O ports, there is a microSD card reader, 3.5mm port, one USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, one USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A and one USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A port. It means there is a total of 2 full-size Type-A ports. The Asus Zenbook Duo also has ScreenPad Plus. This Duo has a smaller screen and can be good compact option for people who travel and need lighter smaller device.
Use and benefits of two displays in a laptop
Many of you might be thinking what is the use of two screens on a laptop. Well, the answer is ease and productivity. Many people use two monitors in desktop to have more real-estate and working space. It helps to see and visualize more information at once. Also, multi-window work is possible. We can use different applications on different screens. It makes work much easier. We also use two monitors when editing videos and working on scripts or projects.
Sometimes in my home, I connect my monitor to the laptop to get such power, space and privilege. So if we have two screens already on the laptop, work can be much easier even on the go. The secondary big display can provide a fantastic working space for editors in Adobe Premiere Pro and Audition. We can also use it for copywriting, journalism and research. We can look at a source such as news articles, journals, paper at one display and then do a search in another or compose with the help of them. Different shortcuts can be implemented as well.
There are many possibilities and Asus has done very good implementation. The company has successfully made a very good series of a professional laptops with less gimmick. There are some things to improve and with those finishings, it can be even better. The screen glossiness is different and so are viewing angles. Else everything looks good on paper. Both Asus Zenbook Pro Do and Zenbook Duo have powerful Intel processors, fast storage and good graphics card. These are genuinely smart and productive products for the mobile working generation.