It really looks like dual-screen laptops are going to be a think as ASUS was showing off their dual-screen Zenbook Pro Duo laptop at Computex which features two displays. The main display is a 15.4-inch 4K OLED touchscreen capable of displaying 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Then you have the second screen, which ASUS calls the ScreenPad plus, which measures 14-inches and has a 32:9 aspect ratio with a 3840 × 1100 resolution. The IPS display has a 178-degree angle of view.
This secondary display could really come in handy if you are a content creator. You could have your main editing window on the main screen of the Zenbook Pro Duo and have your timeline, tool bars, thumbnail previews, and similar items on the smaller screen. You could also do zoomed-in touch-up work on the smaller screen while still having the full-size image on the main screen.
On the other hand if you are a gamer you could have your game on the main screen and use the bottom screen for Discord, to watch how-to videos, etc. If you planned on streaming you could have your stream control as well as Twitch chat on the bottom screen.
Even normal usage with dual-screens would be pretty cool. You could be working on the main screen and then on the smaller screen you could have twitter up. I already use a second screen which is just dedicated to twitter!
Under the hood the Zenbook Pro Duo will be user-configurable up to a Core i9 with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB solid state drive. The standard version will have a Core i7 and NVIDIA’s MX250 GPU.
You’ll notice the touchpad on the laptop is actually on the right of the keyboard. ASUS believes most people will be connecting their own mouse to this unit. This touchpad will actually double as a touch-sensitive numberpad. The laptop will also come with a full wrist rest and a stylus for use on either display.
I really like that ASUS has included a real keyboard on this laptop. We’ve seen Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 foldable, which totally omits a real keyboard. At least for me I want a real tactile keyboard.
ASUS is expected to be launching the Zenbook Pro Duo in Q3.