Seize inspiration on the go with the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED
Inspiration is a very fickle thing, as professional creatives might often tell you. We never know when nor how our next flash of creativity might present itself, but what we do know is that great ideas can often pass us by if we do not strike while the iron is hot.
However, it is impossible to have your fully-equipped workstation with you at all times, especially if you’re out for a work appointment or are meeting a friend. In such cases, it will certainly be helpful to have something that can perform on par with your desktop, while remaining portable enough for you to carry effortlessly.
Fortunately, this “Studio on the Go” does exist. Enter the brand-new ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED laptop, with its tidy medley of features that are all about making sure you can seize those creative sparks as soon as they flash.
The creative firepower lies under the hood
On the outside, this humble laptop seems docile enough, but look beyond its 2.34kg light frame and magnesium-aluminium craftsmanship and you’ll find that it subtly packs enough heat to get all your creative tasks done without a hitch.
The laptop’s first and most noticeable feature when you flip it open will be its 14-inch ultra-versatile, tilting ASUS ScreenPad Plus secondary screen, which is powered by the new ScreenXpert 2 software and offers multiple functions for seamless cross-screen multitasking.
From letting you customise and bring up different app groups, to scribbling down notes in a pinch, and even duplicating displays – it opens up so many avenues for productivity that any professional creative will definitely appreciate. Speaking of productivity, the new Control Panel app is of particular note, as it allows fingertip access to many fundamental design functions like brush size, layer opacity, lassos and even eyedroppers in compatible creative apps such as Adobe PhotoShop, Lightroom Classic, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
To top this bit off, ASUS are even tossing in a few additional bits to make working on the ZenBook even more comfortable, such as the bundled ASUS ErgoLift Stand. This works well in tandem with the ScreenPad Plus’ own tilting capabilities, and once you’re ready to begin working on your next big idea, you’ve also got the laptop’s second-generation active stylus with 4,096 pressure levels ready to assist if necessary.
Ultimately, the notebook’s capable secondary screen would be its most powerful differentiating factor amongst the sea of notebooks in the market. If you ever wished you had another screen-on-the-go for the added flexibility, but without actually lugging one, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED could just be the ride you’ve been waiting for.
Capture both sights and sounds
Of course, it goes without saying that it’s impossible to craft great designs without an equally great canvas, and in this case, we’re referring to the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED’s impressive display and processing power.
Sporting a 15.6-inch OLED, 4K UHD Pantone-validated main display with a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, as well as a powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card, this small but fierce laptop is able to provide high-quality and immersive visuals that can go toe to toe with some of the best the market has to offer. Not only that, all of it is further backed up by an Intel Core i9-10980HK 2.4GHz processor, so you can work on and capture all of your creative flashes as swiftly as possible.
As for the audio aspect, you can rest easy knowing that ASUS’ Golden Ear team worked closely with Harman Kardon on the latest ASUS SonicMaster technology, and the company even touts the ZenBook’s performance as “the most incredible sound ever heard on a laptop.”.
Finally, we’ll glance over its ports, and the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED comes with a pretty standard set, which should be sufficient for most, if not all creative tasks on the go. Specifically, it features one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, one HDMI 2.1 port, one 3.5mm combo audio jack and one DC-in port.
With so much to offer, the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is also one of the first NVIDIA GeForce RTX Studio certified notebooks in the market with such cutting edge hardware and its secondary screen only seals its proposition further. Can this S$4,998 notebook really hold its own? Our very own review has all the details, so don’t be surprised; it’s not just a notebook ticking off specs.
There’s much more beyond the creative horizon
However, just because most of its features are optimised for creative tasks doesn’t mean this laptop is a one-trick pony. Its medley of impressive inclusions makes it equally capable for use in other situations as well.
For example, its nifty ScreenPad Plus can also be used to take down strategies or view wiki pages while you’re tackling a gigantic raid boss in MMORPGs like World of Warcraft, while its powerful graphics, visual delivery features and specialist-approved audio ensure amazing experiences across a wide variety of media. So, whether you’re just strolling through an awe-inspiring Minecraft castle, streaming a Challenger-rank League of Legends match or even binge-watching a whole season of Peaky Blinders on Netflix, you’ve pretty much got all you need on the ZenBook to have a whopping good time.
Needless to say, all of the above also makes the ZenBook even more capable than normal notebooks for even everyday tasks like web surfing and Zoom conferences, where its enormous and flexible screen real estate is a boon to help you multitask like a pro. With such a well-rounded, yet powerful package both inside and out, the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED certainly brings a lot to the table, and the best part is that you’ll have absolutely no problems bringing this lightweight “table” with you!
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