The fact that the top screen is so good means the Screenpad Plus seems a bit dull and lifeless by comparison. On our sample, we noticed it on a darker shade of grey (picture below). There was a problem. As mentioned above, storage and the wi-fi chip are the only things you can upgrade here. *Load Tweaked – playing Far Cry 5 for 30 minutes, fans on Auto (40-42 dB). Having the two side by side makes this difference even more obvious and makes you wonder why Asus didn’t just stick with a single type of panel, namely an IPS, as I doubt they could have sourced an ultrawide OLED. For instance, I’d like to be able to run Youtube/Netflix fullscreen on just half of the ScreenPad, while having Word or another Tab running fullscreen on the other, but Windows doesn’t allow that right now. I assure you it's the last video I ask you to take a look :) where I committed myself (and therefore I almost always managed) to touch the screen always first with the pen and only later with the hand and as you can see the problem is much rarer (in fact as I said before the problem only happens if the hand touches the screen before the pen, while it works well if the pen touches the screen before the hand). Of course, the keyboard and trackpad have been pushed all the way to the front by the addition of that secondary display at the top, a design we’ve experimented on some ROG Zephyrus gaming notebooks in the past. For example, when moving the mouse to the bottom of the top screen to click on the taskbar, it’s a bit too easy to overshoot, and results in the mouse ending up on the bottom screen. RAM is soldered on this notebook, so you’ll have to stick with what you buy from the get-go. On the other hand, the CPU is greatly limited and the GPU drops to around 30W while the laptop is unplugged, which suggests that the Pro Duo will struggle with demanding combined CPU+GPU loads in this case. Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax),  Bluetooth 5 The Pro Duo uses the same Ergolift hinge design we’ve seen on most recent ZenBooks, with the main-chassis lifting on rubber feet placed at the bottom of the screen in order to ensure improved airflow underneath and a slightly inclined typing position. 1)But then the problem of the Zenbook Duo was similar or equal in the sense that sometimes the ink stopped and did not come out of the pen? I would also like to know if the problem happens on both screens. I've been covering mobile computers since the 2000s and you'll mostly find reviews and thorough guides written by me here on the site. The latest analysis, news, findings and scoops on ultrabooks and ultra-portable laptops. We’ve mostly used our sample on wireless, and it worked OK, but slower than other similar implementations with our setup and even slower than most WiFi 5 variants. This means the Screenpad Plus needs to prove to be a genuinely useful addition, rather than a gimmick. Asus’ attempt to do something quite different with its professional laptop seems to have paid off, with Asus ZenBook Pro Duo touting a second 4K display that’s quite rare in laptops these days. With dimensions of 0.94 x 14.13 x 9.68-inches (2.4 x 35.9 x 24.6cm) and a weight of 2.5kg (5.51 pounds), this is a seriously weighty and bulky laptop. Hopefully, Asus will consider that for their 2020 update. But, I haven't tested it as thoroughly as you do, hence the advice to try it for yourself. The heavy weight and thick dimensions are due to the second screen – but was it worth it? Our test-model is the lower-tier available configuration that goes for roughly $2500 in the US and around 3000 EUR in Europe. Get in touch below with your feedback and questions, I’d love to hear what you think about this ZenBook Pro Duo UX581. Asus ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581GV) Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit); 2.7Hz Intel Core i7-8559U; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz; 6GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060; 1TB SSD
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