Asus’ ZenBook Pro Duo was some of the interesting-looking laptops of 2019, and at CES 2020, the corporate introduced the ZenBook Duo (no Pro this time), its smaller cousin that is available in a extra manageable 14-inch measurement.
Like the 15.6-inch ZenBook Pro Duo, the brand new ZenBook Duo additionally includes a secondary “ScreenPad Plus” show (this time, a 12.6-inch panel, in comparison with the 14-inch panel on its bigger cousin), enabling the dual-screen experiences that made the unique a compelling product.
Specs are additionally diminished on the non-Pro ZenBook Duo in almost each respect. The 14-inch panel is FHD as a substitute of 4K, and not OLED. The processors are Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake chipsets, however they arrive from the much less highly effective U-series lineup as a substitute of the H-series chips on the larger mannequin. The elective GPU is a GeForce MX250, as a substitute of an RTX 2060 (assuming you go for a devoted GPU in any respect, over Intel’s built-in graphics). RAM tops out at 16GB as a substitute of 32GB.
Still, the smaller measurement and weight (3.Three kilos as a substitute of 6.four kilos) ought to make the ZenBook Duo a much more moveable machine than its huge cousin, and the much less highly effective specs ought to assist it hit a extra reasonably priced worth level than the $2,499 that the unique ZenBook Pro Duo offered for, though no worth has been introduced but. Asus says that the ZenBook Duo will probably be out there in Q1 2020.
Asus additionally introduced updates to its VivoBook S lineup, which are available 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch sizes. All three now include Intel’s newest 10th Gen chips (14nm Comet Lake choices on the 14-inch and 15.6-inch fashions, 10nm Ice Lake chips on the 13.3-inch one). They may also be configured with as much as 16GB of RAM, and have elective discrete Nvidia GPUs as a substitute of Intel’s built-in graphics, must you want the additional energy. The up to date VivoBook S fashions will arrive someday in Q1 or Q2 2020, though specifics as to when — in addition to beginning costs — have but to be introduced.