As someone who is in the advertising industry, seeing details about the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED‘s launch in other countries got me hooked. It’s definitely something that creative professionals would find helpful and it’s finally here in the Philippines!
This newest member of the ASUS ZenBook lineup features an evolved Tilting ScreenPad Plus called the AAS Plus with a new hinge design. This improved ergonomic angle and a brightness on the 2021 ScreenPad Plus helps prevent screen reflections and improves the touchscreen experience. The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo bags a powerful up to Intel Core i9 processor with NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics. It also highlights a 15.6” 4K UHD OLED HDR main display that is PANTONE® Validated for professional-grade color accuracy and TÜV Rheinland-certified for eye care. It also has a unique feature of Adobe Control Center that has an Intuitive customizable control for Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Lightroom Classic.
Exceptional CPU and GPU performance
The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED will not let down professional content creators. Rendering content and working on multiple large files will work as fast as it can be with the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15’s top-of-the-line Intel Core i9/i7 processor with the latest NVDIA® RTX 3070 graphic cards supported by a 32 GB of memory and 1TB SSD storage, the whole process will surely be faster and smoother than ever.
Evolved Tilting ScreenPad Plus
In terms of efficiency, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo series is known for providing a solution that gave users the ultimate edge in workflow and multi-tasking with its’ dual screen technology. This 2021, the new ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED now features AAS Plus with a Tilting ScreenPad plus design that lifts the 14.1-inch ScreenPad Plus by up to 9.5° and also slightly raises the back of the laptop which improves the airflow by 36% that can avoid overheating even when used for longer hours. The improved ergonomic angle and a brightness bump to 400 nits on the 2021 ScreenPad Plus also helps prevent screen reflections and improves the touchscreen experience.
4K OLED Display
Color accuracy is also one of the main requirements of content creators and luckily the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED has a 15.6-inch 4K OLED touchscreen that supports 3840 x 2160 resolution that produces true-to-life professional grade colors with the Pantone Validated Display plus an exceptionally wide color gamut with 100% DCI P3 and 133% sRGB coverage. Whether for content creation or consumption, the 4K OLED screen will surely be stunning. Aside from that, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 also produces true blacks with it’s VESA Display HDR 500 and has a 0.2 Response time for blur-free experience. Users can also get the same color quality even at low brightness compared to a normal LCD laptop. It also produces 70 less harmful blue lights and is TUV Rheinland and SGS certified which makes it safer for our eyes, specially for the children. OLED burning issues are also covered with the ASUS OLED Care technology that can activate a screensaver which prevents such issues to happen.
New ScreenXpert Control Center
ScreenPad Plus features a brand-new Control Center UI and is now a lot more snappy long with several new apps, enable more intuitive interactions between the main display and the ScreenPad Plus. Users can adjust the location of the Control Center and snap it to the right, left, or bottom, according to preference. A new Control Center button makes it possible to minimize the task bar into a floating button, and enables an auto-hide function which hides the task bar entirely. User can also create a task group with selected applications that can open in one single click.
To help creators accelerate workflows with the ScreenPad Plus, ASUS has added a unique and new Control Panel app to ScreenXpert 2.0. This function currently supports Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Lightroom Classic. When the user opens any of these apps, the Control Panel app opens a corresponding panel suited to each software set, enabling commonly used functions such as zoom, brightness, and contrast via sliders, buttons and dials. Creators can fully customize the functions and icon positioning for each of the app specific decks. The Control Panel will automatically launch the deck assigned to each of the supported apps.
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK processorIntel® Core™ i7-10870H processor|
|Display||15.6 “ OLED 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreenWide 178° viewing angles and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut440 nits brightness, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio; 0.2 ms response timeTÜV Rheinland Eye Care certification, PANTONE® Validated, VESA DisplayHDR™ 500 True Black|
|ScreenPad Plus||14.1” 3840 x 1100 IPS touchscreen400 nits brightness, 100% sRGB color gamut|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 series Graphics|
|Main memory||32 GB 2933 MHz DDR4 onboard|
|Storage||1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0|
|Camera||HD infrared (IR) webcam (supports Windows Hello)|
|I/O ports||2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C®1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A1 x standard HDMI 2.01 x 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Audio||Certified by Harman KardonArray microphone with Cortana voice-recognition supportAI Noise-Canceling|
|Battery||92 Wh lithium-polymer battery|
|Dimensions||359 x 251 x 21.5 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 2.4 kg|
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED, tagged as the Laptop of Tomorrow, is available in Celestial blue color, equipped with the 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics, with 32GB memory, 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD storage and exclusive out of the box bundled items is priced at P199,995.
On the other hand, the intel core i7 processor variant with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics, 32GB memory, 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD storage and exclusive out of the box bundled items is priced at P169,995
The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED are now available on select ASUS’ official stores and authorized multibrand stores nationwide. Click this link for the full store list.
The price may be quite high for a laptop, but if you work in a fast-paced creative field, such equipment would definitely be worth the investment. Deadlines are crazy in this field!