Asus Zenbook Pro has been on the leading edge with its top-of-the-line Ultrabook laptops. However, Dell’s XPS line has outshined the market giant for a few years now. And it seems Asus is back to claim its share of foothold on the market. The company’s flagship Ultrabook is the Dual Screen Zenbook Pro.
This laptop comes with a wide array of exciting features, outstanding performance and the technology to show for it. It shouldn’t come as a surprise if Zenbook Pro stirs a bit of a craze on the market. Now, what exactly is this new laptop all about? Does it have something worthy for you? Well, keep reading to find out. Apparently, the Dual Screen Zenbook Pro will cost a little more than most Gaming laptops under 500 on the market.
But with the 8th Gen Core i9, up to 1TB PCIe SSD and 16GB RAM, this laptop packs more than virtually all other laptops of its category out there. Well, these are not all the features you will find with this Ultrabook. It also comes with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti graphics, a secondary FHD screenpad display. This laptop will blow the competition away with its cutting-edge technology.
Asus Zenbook Pro screenpad
The first notable thing is that Asus has two laptops of this kind coming out of production. These are the 14 and 15-inch screen types, so you can decide according to your needs. And one of the exciting features in both is the new touch screen embedded onto the touchpad section. The secondary screen on both laptops is similar in size at 5.5 inches. It reflects the functionality of other such secondary displays as the Nintendo DS’ touchpad screen.
This Asus Ultrabook’s secondary screen comes with a range of functionalities. One of the leading uses is the drag down option. It gives you an easy time when scrolling down anything that you are reading. This one works wonders for YouTube videos, which you can move from the main display to the touchpad one.
It also offers the opportunity to take charge of your music player as a shortcut. Then there’s the calendar and the photo gallery, which the secondary screen brings right to your fingertips. You can hardly miss the chance to configure it to get the specific functions you want for different applications. That’s all up to you. If you are using it in PowerPoint, for instance, it can help show the next slide or content as you go along with your presentation.
The screen in this Dual Screen Zenbook pro might help with the content also doubles as a conventional touchpad. This means you can use it for every purpose, as you would do with a normal touchpad. From swiping along so you can move the cursor to navigating applications. You can use it to scroll down on web pages as well.
Just the right design
Another striking difference that the new Asus Ultrabook has up its sleeve is the design. It’s made from robust metal, which makes it ideal for outstanding durability. Things get even more interesting with the thin (18.9 mm) and light – 1.88kg make of the Dual Screen Zenbook Pro. This gives it an elegant look, with a sophisticated finish hint to top up the design.
And the performance
if there’s one impressive thing about this Asus Ultrabook, it has to be its performance. What blows the competition away is the potential to take on virtually anything you throw its way. The high-performance processor and gaming-grade graphics make this laptop a go-to option for most gamers. But it also boasts an ultrafast storage that you can count on for an easy time when using it for demanding tasks. Thanks to outstanding components, the Dual Screen Zenbook pro takes all these tasks on a stride.
One of the most essential things you can count on in this laptop is the Windows 10 Pro operating system. It also comes with a state-of-the-art 8th grade Gen Intel Core i9 CPU that ensures an effortless performance. The hexa-core processor in Zenbook Pro 15 offers a virtually unstoppable computing power. This turns out to be the very first Intel mobile CPU featuring six cores and up to 12 threads. It outperforms the former generations with impressively smooth and fast multitasking power – up to 1.29 times faster.
Then there’s the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. The gaming-grade graphics ensures this Ultrabook comes with something for the gamers too. You can use it for some intensive gaming at up to 60fps without any frustrating drag. Talking of the storage, nothing beats the 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and the 16GB DDR4 RAM that this laptop features.
Another thing you cannot afford to miss about this Ultrabook is its built-in fingerprint scanner. You can make the most out of this feature if you go for the Dual Screen Zenbook Pro 15, but the 14-inch one doesn’t have it. Nevertheless, it has a good range of exciting features up its sleeve too. It comes with a Core i7 CPU, with a GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU. Not forgetting, you will also have the same 16GB RAM memory with the 14-inch Ultrabook. You can still get the best out of it if you are into casual gaming and photo editing. The combination of these top-of-the-line components makes this machine ideal for gaming and other intensive tasks like video editing. For other uses like surfing the web, they deliver where it counts.
ASUS ZENBOOK PRO 15 (UX580) SPECS
- CPU:Intel Core i9-8950HK or Core i7-8750H or Core i5-8300H
- Display: 6-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) LCD or 1080p LCD; optional touchscreen
- Graphics:Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
- Dimensions:365mm x 251mm x 18.9mm
- Memory:Up to 16GB
- Storage:1TB or 512GB PCIe SSD, 512GB or 256GB SATA SSD
- Wireless:11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5
- Ports:2x USB Type-A, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 1.4, MicroSD card reader
- Audio:Harman Kardon-certified Asus SonicMaster Premium audio system
- Battery:71Wh, rated for 10 hours
What about the Price
There is no any official announcement on the price that the Dual Screen Zenbook Pro might fetch. But as it is yet to hit the market the aspect of price remains a subject to speculation. The 15-inch laptop with i7 Intel Core might cost about £1900 according to an Asus representative’s expectation. The representative reportedly expects the 15-inch one with an i9 core to go for around £2200. It is only a matter of time though before an official statement on these Ultrabook’s price comes out.
What’s the release date?
There hasn’t been a word on the release date for any of the versions too. The company’s representatives are reportedly indicated this to be around August or September for the 15-inch Asus Ultrabook. For the 14-inch laptop, the release date is expected to be a later date.
The Dual Screen Zenbook Pro is apparently out to take the market on a storm. With the state-of-the-art CPU and the dual-screen design, it offers an outstanding experience for users. The memory might be slightly lower than some other 32GB RAM that other similar laptops feature. But what it lacks in this aspect, the Asus makes up for with the latest tech and perfect design.
Most of all, the outstanding performance for intensive tasks like gaming and photo editing makes this laptop one of the best bets on the market. It will be something you can expect to give back the value for your money. This will definitely be a gamer changer on the world of top-end laptops. And for gamers, nothing could beat the fast, effortless experience. If you are looking to upgrade to a new gaming laptop, then you might want to get your hands on this one and try it first-hand. Just keep your fingers crossed for the release date.