Asus ROG-Zephyrus-Duo-15 review, specs price
Asus ROG-Zephyrus-DuoThis is the second-gen Asus Zephyrus duo. So you might remember dual-screen Asus laptop that was the first gen one. We think we can agree with the main complaint that the first version was that screen up against the keyboard was kind of hard to see. It was a little off-axis and that's hard for any display and then the light would reflect off of it. It was a matte finish and everything but that was the problem with it so boom problem solved with this sequel.
You can see they've built this pretty simple with a hinge that every time you open the laptop the second screen also rises out of the laptop and tilts towards you a bit for improved visibility and it works. The hinge is quite sturdy too.
It's still a 4k touch screen still has a matte finish. It just is that much more likely that you'll use it now that you can see it more and you don't have to strain your neck to look down at that screen so it's a smart design change. It also has now this bonus of a little bit of air can flow through the back there for cooling which is nice and also the speakers down. How awesome it is to have a dual-screen computer that of course applies.
It's like the touch bar on steroids all the multitasking capabilities but also keeps in mind there are still all the weird quirks that come from this unconventional form factor too, like the fact that there's no palm rest built into the laptop, the keyboard being pushed so far down like the tiny mouse pad if you use it without a mouse. Now the power plug is also kind of in a weird place in the middle of the left-hand side which we thought was curious and the battery life also still takes a hit since obviously, you're powering two 4k screens now.
Instead of one, it is a 90 watt-hour battery but you'll notice the battery depleting much more quickly if you have brightness up on both screens. We are really happy to see Asus really doubling down on this concept that was already pretty sweet in the first version and really working to improve it and this new laptop also has great specs
1. It's an unlocked 8-core CPU.
2. It has an RTX 2080 supermax Q32 gigs of RAM.
3. Solid-state storage
It's a capable machine and they're not shy about what it is capable of but the coolest part is that Asus is listening and is making stuff like this and possibly the most telling part about how they expect you to use this laptop is in the layout of the ports. The power plug is on the left-hand side that's along with the mic and headphone jacks, two full-size USB and one USB type-c on the right-hand side and then in the middle of the back, there's USB ethernet and HDMI which is pretty perfect.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) Specs
|Intel Core i9-10980HK
|RAM (as Tested)
|Boot Drive Type
|Boot Drive Capacity (as Tested)
|Native Display Resolution
|3840 by 2160
|Variable Refresh Support
|Screen Refresh Rate
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Max-Q)
|0.82 by 14.2 by 10.6 inches
|Microsoft Windows 10
|Tested Battery Life (Hours:Minutes)