The lavishly-endowed ZenBook Pro Duo
ZenBook Pro Duo. © ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
At the Computex trade show, hardware builder Asus unveiled an over-the-top laptop: the ZenBook Pro Duo. Besides its main 4K, 15-inch OLED display, it has a second, 3840×1100px, 32:9 IPS touchscreen just above the keyboard. Redundant, you say? Not if you want to permanently display the apps you use or monitor on a regular basis alongside your main line of work: for example, Slack and a terminal window. You can even have two different virtual 16:9, 1080px displays on the secondary screen. Designers and artists will find it handy to keep their numerous creative tools palettes always visible while having their main creation permanently displayed full-screen on the 4K display. Did we mention the third display? The trackpad on the right can display a number pad.
The ZenBook Pro Duo’s other specs are up to par: up to an eight-core Intel Core i9 processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port and a headphone jack. Asus also announced the Zenbook Duo, a smaller version of the dual-display laptop, with a 14-inch main display, a 12.6-inch secondary display, an Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU at optimal configuration. Prices have not been announced (though they’ll likely be high). Asus has said that the machines would be available in the third quarter of 2019.