Always bring that li le extra - the ASUS ZenBook Duo and Pro Duo.

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For creative professionals, their laptops are their trusty partners, and in such a dynamic industry, it goes without saying that they’ll need a capable one. Introducing the ASUS ZenBook Duo (UX481) and the Pro Duo (UX581) variant – powerhouses made to multitask without compromising focus.


The ASUS ScreenPad Plus is more than just additional screen real estate; it increases productivity! If we added up the time spent switching tabs, chances are users could have gotten more work done! As such, ASUS’ solution is the ScreenPad Plus – do everything simultaneously. The second screen is especially useful when paired alongside templates and allows creatives to act on potential moments of inspiration as they come.

Furthermore, although you’d normally expect to use either the interactive menu or touchpad at any given time, ASUS lets you use both at once! Tying all that up is the App Navigator, which helps users keep track of their to-do list with ease.

Gamers might appreciate the second screen too. Googling gameplay tips can be tedious, so why not have the game on one screen while reading up on the second?


The ZenBooks’ audio systems are top-notch as well. Their signal processors, which are certified by Harman Kardon, feature adaptive audio and intelligent filtering, among other perks, ensuring that users hear only the best sound coming from the speakers.

However, good audio needs equally amazing visuals too. Both ZenBooks’ primary screens are PANTONE Validated displays, with the Pro Duo packing 100% DCI-P3 wide colour gamuts and the Duo with 100% sRGB color coverage. They also feature all-new NanoEdge Display aesthetics, with the Pro Duo’s bezel coming in at just 5mm-thin and the Duo’s at an incredible 3.5mm-thin.


The ZenBook Pro Duo ships with a 15.6” Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 IPS Touch Display and NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 with 6GB GDDR6, while the ZenBook Duo brings the market standard 14.0” Full HD 1920 x 1080 Display alongside a MX250 with 2GB GDDR5.

The former is noticeably beefier and is arguably more suited for professional creatives, given its touchscreen capabilities and formidable graphics card. However, travelling executives might consider the smaller ZenBook Duo instead. After all, these users often do more notetaking than sketching, and so might value the Duo’s increased portability over the convenience of a touchscreen.

ASUS didn’t skimp on processors, either. The ZenBook Pro Duo uses a 9th-gen Intel Core i99980HK Processor, while its smaller sibling packs a 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10510U Processor. As the icing on top, all these internal powerhouses don’t translate to additional weight! The Pro Duo weighs in at a mere 2.5kg and the Duo even lighter at 1.5kg.

Overall, the new ZenBooks are well suited for a variety of purposes, and that’s the nifty bit; users can go for the one that better suits their needs. But regardless of whether it’s rushing out a design, or an ad-hoc professional task, the ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo are sure to come through.

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