While the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 might sport the new AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS CPU, ASUS is sticking to the top-end Intel Mobility CPU for its just-announced ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 high-end professional laptop. The powerful ASUS ROF branded gaming laptop sports a unique secondary 14.1” display in addition to the ultra-high-resolution primary display. Powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU, the premium ASUS ROG laptop is certainly a beast.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus lineup of premium, no-compromise high-end gaming, and professional laptops now include the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15. As the name implies, the laptop features a large secondary display to augment multitasking with intuitive touchscreen, apps, and stylus support.
ASUS Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 15 Specifications, Features:
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 features a large primary display with a choice to either opt for an Ultra-High-Resolution 4K display or a super-fast 300Hz gaming-optimized screen. The 3 ms response time should keep the picture crisp and blur-free for precise target tracking. Both of these displays are factory calibrated and PANTONE Validated to guarantee color accuracy. Moreover, both the displays also use NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. Interestingly, ASUS offers a unique GPU toggle switch that’s exclusive to ROG which lets users toggle between G-SYNC and Optimus modes depending on whether they want smoother gaming or longer battery life.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 packs a powerful 8-Core 16-Thread 10th Generation Intel Core i9 CPU with a Boost Clock of 5.3GHz. With the 16-Thread Hyper-Threading, no task should be difficult. the CPU is coated with Thermal Grizzly’s liquid metal compound instead of standard thermal paste for enhanced heat dissipation. The laptop comes with 32GB of combined onboard and SO-DIMM memory. ASUS has packed upgraded DDR4-3200 RAM which outpaces the old 2666 MHz standard.
The laptop comes with a new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU. Interestingly, ASUS laptops come with robust cooling which helps during the ROB Boost during which the GPU can hit peak clock speeds as high as 1330 MHz in Turbo mode. The cooling onboard the ASUS ROG laptop snakes five heat pipes to draw heat from the CPU, GPU, and surrounding power circuitry.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 has two NVM Express PCIe x4 SSDs running in RAID 0 configuration. There’s a total of 2TB storage. The other connectivity options include USB Type-C (USB-C) ports with Thunderbolt 3.0, HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz), WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Gigabit Ethernet jack, two audio jacks, and a premium ESS Sabre DAC. Three Type-A USB ports accommodate additional peripherals, including a mouse, gamepad, and VR tracking.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 has a high-capacity 90 Wh battery. The laptop can also charge via USB Power Delivery. Hence a lighter 65W USB Type-C power adapter should work well. Despite the powerful internals, the laptop has an impressively slim body that’s just 20.9 mm thin and weighs only 2.4 kg. ASUS has chosen a robust magnesium-aluminide chassis.
ASUS Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 15, Pricing, Availability:
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 has just been announced. The premium gaming or multimedia professional laptop will be available for purchase starting in July 2020.
The price for the high-end portable computing device starts at £2,999.99. The laptop will be available in the UK with multiple configurations. It is not immediately clear if ASUS offers to upgrade RAM, onboard storage, and other aspects.