ASUS ROG is no stranger to pushing boundaries when it comes to innovation, but we must say that the Zephyrus Duo 15 really takes the cake.
If a powerful Zephyrus gaming laptop and the dual-screened ZenBook Pro Duo had a lovechild, this would be it.
It has the raw power of a Zephyrus laptop combined with the ScreenPad Plus featured on the ZenBook Pro Duo, unleashing a chimera of sorts that opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
Intrigued? So are we. Without further ado, we present 5 mind-blowing features of the brand-new ROG Zephyrus Duo 15.
1. The ScreenPad Plus has an automatic tilting mechanism
Yes, you heard that right. Unlike its parent, the Zephyrus Duo 15 features a mechanism that gracefully sweeps the secondary screen up to a 13° angle upon opening the laptop. This enables more comfortable viewing and touchscreen interaction, as well as opens up a massive 28.5mm air intake that draws in cool air for better cooling.
Also, if you're familiar with the ZenBook Pro Duo, you'd know that the secondary screen is not an afterthought or a small bonus chucked in to make you smile. It's a 14.1" IPS panel with a massive 3840x1100 resolution delivering rich details at a 60Hz refresh rate.
2. Some games are already compatible with the ScreenPad Pro
If you like to monitor stats while gaming, you'll be pleased to find out that ROG has collaborated with Overwolf to bring real-time stats from League of Legends, Fortnite, and CS:GO to the secondary display via an app.
ROG is also working with game developers like Techland to optimise Triple-A titles like Dying Light 2, which moves co-op chats to the ScreenPad Plus for easier viewing, and also adds touchscreen controls for easy switching between inventory items and quests.
And that's just the beginning; I expect there will be more compatible titles in the future - the possibilities are endless!
3. It's also packed with raw power and speed
The hardware this baby is packing exceeds expectations. Here's just a quick rundown of what you'll find inside:
Up to NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super graphics
Up to i9-10980HK processor
16GB DDR4 3200 MHz RAM, expandable up to 48GB total
2x M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration
USB-C with Thunderbolt 3
I'm shaking, y'all. This laptop is premium - If I accidentally drop one of these laptops, I'll basically watch my entire life savings get obliterated before my eyes.
4. Thermal paste? NAW, this rockstar is packing liquid metal
Now, liquid metal isn't exactly a new technology per se, but it is an extremely delicate process usually done by hand, hence why you won't see it used very often although its cooling capabilities are unrivaled.
Well, ROG has decided that they want nothing but the best when it comes to their babies, so they went to the extent of commissioning custom equipment to automate the process with mechanical precision, along with designing a special internal fence to prevent the liquid from leaking over time.
Cool? Very cool (pun 100% intended.)
5. You can choose between 2 equally impressive displays
You heard that right - you have the choice between a high-res or a high-speed display. For gamers, there's an ultrafast 300Hz 3ms FHD panel; for creators, you can choose a high-resolution 4K display that covers 100% of the Adobe RGB colour gamut instead.
Both displays are G-SYNC compatible and PANTONE-validated for pinpoint colour accuracy, so you know that either way you'll be getting a gorgeous viewing experience.
And if all that isn't enough to tempt you, it also supports power delivery via USB-C, so you can toss the 240W default power adapter and juice it up with a compatible power bank. Even so, you might not even need it, cause the 90Wh battery will keep you going for a long time.
On top of making it easier to ditch the extra weight, the laptop itself is already extremely portable, weighing in at only 2.4kg (for all that power!) and measuring a mere 20.9mm thin.
Pricing and availability haven't been disclosed yet, but expect to pay a pretty penny for a beast like this.
For more details, you can check out their YouTube video here: