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ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15: because one screen isn't enough for gaming

ASUS unveils its beast new ROG Zephyrus Duo 15: a dual-screen gaming laptop

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 3, 2020 at 12:27 am CDT (2 mins, 52 secs time to read)

NVIDIA unveiled its new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q graphics cards today (more on that here), with their various OEM partners now unveiling new super-powered gaming notebooks.

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Razer took the veil off its their new Blade 15 gaming notebooks less than 24 hours ago, with ASUS following through with the unveiling of its own kick ass new gaming laptop in the form of the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15.

The new ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is a dual-screen gaming notebook, that wants to fill a slot in the market that no one else really dominates right now. It's the world's first dual-screen laptop aimed at gaming, and it's a little interesting to say the least.

ASUS uses a main 15.6-inch display that can be configured either with a native 1920 x 1080 (1080p) super-fast 300Hz refresh rate panel, or a higher-end 4K panel at 60Hz. ASUS is tapping gamers with the 1080p 300Hz panel, and content creators with the 4K60 panel as it packs 100% of the Adobe RGB color space.

But it's the second display that will have your attention, with ASUS building in a 14.1-inch touchscreen-capable display, with a native 3840 x 1100 resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. At its top edge, the 14.1-inch display will lift off of the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 and slot up at a 13-degree angle.

Why would you use that second display?

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Well, you could have some of your gaming-related apps or tech-focused apps open, including MSI Afterburner or GPU-Z, while gaming. Alternatively, or even to the side, you could have Twitch or Discord sitting there so you can keep your comms nice and in-view while gaming away.

ASUS has even gone as far as partnering with developers in order to create content with special interfaces and controls for its new dual-screen gaming laptop. ASUS teamed with Adobe for some specific content creation tools, too. The company is working with Techland on optimizations for Dying Light 2, while also teaming with Overwolf to make apps for huge games including CS:GO, Fortnite, and League of Legends.

ASUS has 3 different models on offer with the new ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 gaming laptop, with the stock model arriving for $3000. There is another build for $3500, while the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 taps out at $3700 in its most expensive form.

  • $3000: ASUS offers up the base model ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 with an Intel Core i7-10875H processor, 32GB of RAM, 2TB of storage (RAID), and NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card.
  • $3500: For another $500, you get an Intel Core i9-10980HK processor, NVIDIA's new flagship GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of PCIe-based storage.
  • $3700: The flagship ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 rocks the Intel Core i9-10980HK processor, 32GB of RAM, 2TB of storage (RAID), NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics, and a 4K display.

ASUS will have its new ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 gaming laptops available in the US in Q2-Q3 2020.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:34 pm CDT

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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