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ASUS' new laptop has two OLED screens

by on10 January 2024

Zenbook Duo gives 19.8 inches of screen space

Asus is back with another Zenbook Duo, the latest $2,161 gadget in its range of laptops with two screens.

Unlike previous Duos, which had a tiny extra screen above the keyboard, the new version for 2024 has two screens of the same size.  Both screens are OLED, with resolutions of up to 2880 x 1800, aspect ratios of 16:10, and a top refresh rate of 120Hz. Together, they give you a whopping 19.8 inches of screen space.

It reminds us a bit of the dual-screen Yoga Book 9i from Lenovo last year but with some differences. Like Lenovo, Asus lets you type on the lower touchscreen with a virtual keyboard or a detachable physical Bluetooth keyboard. But what's different here is that Asus' keyboard has a trackpad built in, so you don't have to use it with an on-screen trackpad.

Asus thinks you'll use the new Zenbook Duo in a few different ways. There's a normal laptop mode, where a regular keyboard and trackpad hide the bottom screen. Or you can put the keyboard on your desk and have the two screens stacked up for "Dual Screen" mode or side by side for "Desktop" mode.

 Lastly, there's "Sharing" mode, which has you get rid of the keyboard and lay the laptop flat with both its screens facing up and away from each other so that you can show your work to a mate sitting across the desk from you. Of course, being a year newer than its rival, the Asus Zenbook Duo also has better hardware.

It can have up to an Intel Core Ultra 9 185H processor and 32GB of RAM, 2TB of storage, and a 75Wh battery. It has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB-A port, HDMI out, and a 3.5mm jack, and you can use it with an Asus stylus.

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Last modified on 11 January 2024
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