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Asus ZenBook Duo review – an excellent dual-screen laptop for multitaskers

Asus ZenBook Duo review – an excellent dual-screen laptop for multitaskers
  • Asus has launched the ZenBook Duo dual-screen laptop in India
  • The ZenBook Duo laptop is priced starting at ₹1,59,990 in the country
  • Here’s our review of the Asus ZenBook Duo to help you decide whether you should buy the device or not.
Asus recently launched the ZenBook Duo, its premium dual-screen laptop in the country. Asus has been testing dual-screen laptops for a long time, be it the ZenBook Pro Duo or the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16. But the ZenBook Duo is a big upgrade as instead of offering one large display with a smaller one, the new laptop from Asus offers two large displays of the same size.

The ZenBook Duo is feature-packed and comes with top-of-the-line hardware, including up to Intel Core 9 185H processor and Intel Arc graphics. All the variants feature the same display setup.

I have been using the Asus ZenBook Duo for a few days now, and here is my detailed review of the latest dual-screen laptop from Asus.

Asus ZenBook Duo price and availability

The Asus ZenBook Duo is available starting at ₹1,59,990 and goes up to ₹2,39,990 for the top variant. The device is available from Amazon India, Flipkart, Asus online store and the company’s authorised retailers across the country.

Asus ZenBook Duo variants

Price

UX8406MA-QL551WS

₹1,59,990

UX8406MA-QL761WS

₹1,99,990

UX8406MA-QL961WS

₹2,19,990

UX8406MA-QL971WS

₹2,39,990


In the box

  • Asus ZenBook Duo
  • Stylus
  • Charger
  • Leather carry case
  • Documentation
Asus ZenBook Duo specifications

Particulars

Specifications

Display

Dual 14-inch Full HD+ OLED

Refresh rate

60Hz

Processor

Intel Core Ultra 9 185H

GPU

Intel Arc Graphics

Memory

Up to 32GB LPDDR5x 7467MHz

Storage

Up to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD

Connectivity

2 x Thunderbolt 4 Type-C, 1 x USB Type-A 3.2, 1 x HDMI and 1 x audio jack

Audio

Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos

Battery

75Wh

Weight

1.65 kg


Asus ZenBook Duo pros and cons

Pros

  • Dual OLED screens
  • Keyboard and Stylus
Cons

  • Audio
  • Average battery life
Asus ZenBook Duo design

The Asus ZenBook Duo comes with a sleek and lightweight design and looks just like a normal laptop. It comes with a minimalistic design with a grey aluminium chassis with a subtle logo on the lid and the company’s trademark geometric lines that we have seen on several of its laptops.


When you look at the bottom, this is the first time you will notice something different about the laptop. It comes with a kickstand, which can be used to prop up the laptop. The stand is durable and does not move, so you don’t have to worry about it wobbling while using it.


The matte finish on the back means that you don’t have to worry about fingerprints.


Once you open the laptop, it initially looks like a normal laptop. But it comes with a removable keyboard, which is attached with pogo pins to a secondary display. The device comes with two attached displays, allowing you to use it as a tablet, as a laptop or even as a desktop.

The laptop weighs 1.35 kg without the keyboard and 1.65 kg with the keyboard. The compact size and the weight mean you can easily carry it around with you. The charger equipped with the laptop is also small so it can be easily carried in your bag.


The laptop comes with a backlit keyboard but does not feature a number pad. It comes with a large trackpad and more than ample space to rest your palms. While the keyboard is good to type on, the Bluetooth keyboard does not feel as snappy as traditional laptop keyboards.

The device is equipped with ample ports. It comes with 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, a USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, an HDMI 2.1 port and an audio jack.

Display

Coming to the highlight of the laptop, the Asus ZenBook Duo features dual 14-inch Full HD+ OLED touchscreen displays. Both the displays offer a 60Hz refresh rate and a 0.2 ms response time.


The display offers a 16:10 aspect ratio and a max brightness of 500 nits. It offers a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, which makes it a great display for users looking for content creation, where colour accuracy is important. It is also PANTONE Validated and TUV Rheinland-certified. What all this essentially means is that you get a vibrant display with accurate colours


The ZenBook Duo offers two large-screen displays, which come with stylus support. The 14-inch displays eliminate the need for portable monitors, which are difficult to carry and are a hassle to connect and use. Another advantage of the Duo is that both its displays are excellent and you don’t have to worry about using a poorer secondary display.

Performance

The Asus ZenBook Duo is equipped with up to Intel Core Ultra 9 185H processor coupled with Intel Arc graphics. The Intel Core Ultra is a new Meteor Lake chipset from the company. The laptop is available with up to 32GB LPDDR5X 7467 MHz RAM and up to 2TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD.

In terms of performance, the Asus ZenBook Duo is easily able to handle multiple applications and processes at once.

As it comes with integrated graphics, this might not be the best choice if you are looking for a laptop to game on. However, the Intel Arc Graphics are able to handle some light gaming so you don’t have to worry about getting bored while on the go.

The laptop is equipped with a 75Wh battery, which is decent for a sleek laptop. However, you won’t be able to use it for a long duration without plugging it in. Using it without a battery becomes harder if you turn on the secondary display as well.

Verdict

The Asus ZenBook Duo is a feature-packed laptop that comes with two fully functional displays, with a sleek and lightweight design. The full-size displays are practical and help in multitasking, eliminating the need for carrying a secondary display.

The laptops offer good performance but struggle a bit when it comes to battery life. As long as you don’t use the secondary display without plugging in the device, you don’t have to worry.

Overall, the Asus ZenBook Duo is an excellent option if you are looking for a device that makes multi-tasking easy and stands out in the crowd. It is easily the best dual-screen laptop out there, beating the company’s own more premium dual-screen options.

Disclaimer: The content on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a purchasing guide or recommendation. We advise readers to do additional research, including hands-on usage of the device at a retail outlet, before making a decision.

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