The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo dual-screen laptop has to be seen to be believed
Dual-screen laptops seem to be what’s in these days, As even Asus is jumping on board.
The new Asus ZenBook Pro Duo laptop has a 15-inch 4k touchscreen – and what it calls the ScreenPad Plus, a 14 inch so-called secondary screen. If that wasn’t enough for you, the trackpad, located on the right-hand side of the keyboard, also doubles as a number pad. It brings the total number of screens to three.
The laptop is specifically designed for multi-tasking. You can have a to-do list open while you work, a chat window as you play a game, or a video call open while you browse the web.
The rest of the ZenBook Pro Duo's specs are pretty good as well. Its main screen is a 15-inch 4K OLED panel, and the laptop can be configured to have up to an 8-core Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. It also has a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port and a headphone jack, as well as two big cooling vents, one on each side.
A smaller option, the Zenbook Duo, is also to be released. It has a 12.6-inch secondary screen but is much the same as its larger sibling.
These are not the only products with an innovative approach to screens. The ZTE Axon M from 2018 is a phone with two screens. It folds out like a book, and two apps can be run at once. Unfortunately this didn’t go down well with reviewers – tech site Pocket Lint acknowledged its good qualities but still referred to it as a “hot mess”.
And the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition phone has a front and back screen, both HD, and incorporates several pop up cameras to boot.