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Hands-on with the ASUS Zenbook Duo 2024 – The world’s first 14-inch dual-display OLED laptop

 ·26 Feb 2024

The ASUS Zenbook Duo 2024 UX8406 boasts a phenomenal design that is unlike anything we have ever experienced in a laptop.

It features two full 14-inch displays that take your productivity to new heights, and a separate keyboard and touchpad that attach to the device magnetically.

This results in a native dual-screen laptop that offers an all-display configuration – or, with the keyboard locked directly over one of the displays, a more traditional form factor.

Its dual-screen setup, however, is where the Zenbook Duo really shines – letting you multitask seamlessly and without taking up a lot of space.

Complementing its innovative design is a dedicated Intel Arc Graphics GPU, an Intel Core Ultra 9 CPU, 32GB RAM, and a whopping 2TB SSD storage – making this laptop a total powerhouse.

Watch our review of the ASUS Zenbook Duo 2024 below, and read on to get all the details.

First impressions

Opening the ASUS Zenbook Duo for the first time reveals a sleek, professional-looking 14-inch laptop with a strong build quality.

Even before one explores its innovative design, this laptop stands out thanks to its 16:10 OLED touchscreen display – which is one of the best displays I’ve ever used.

Key features include a 3K resolution, cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 colour accuracy, impressive brightness, and outstanding OLED contrasts.

It also offers a 120Hz refresh rate and industry-leading 0.2ms response time – making both the viewing and touchscreen experiences extremely smooth.

Where form meets function

The Zenbook Duo elevates to a new level when you experiment with its removable keyboard and touchpad, as well as the second display that sits underneath them.

Two full-sized 14-inch OLED screens on a single laptop is a revolutionary concept – not just within the Zenbook range, but also in the laptop industry.

The second screen can be used as a second display; to duplicate the primary display; or you can deploy the ViewMax feature to create a single expansive display that spans both screens.

Thanks to this versatility, the Zenbook Duo has four use modes:

  • Desktop mode – Side-by-side portrait screens or a single expansive display using ViewMax.
  • Dual screen mode – Both displays in landscape mode, placed above each other for efficient multitasking.
  • Sharing mode – Place the laptop flat to present content to co-workers on the second display.
  • Laptop mode – Place the keyboard onto the lower display for a normal laptop setup.

To stand the laptop upright for Desktop and Dual Screen modes, a sturdy metal kickstand is fixed to the back of the lower display.

When you then decide to put the keyboard over the lower screen, it will automatically snap into place thanks to a powerful magnet array – while Pogo pins ensure it begins charging as soon as it is in place.

This keyboard is lightweight, comfortable to type with, and offers backlighting as well as a decent-sized, responsive touchpad.

We also tested the two touchscreens with the ASUS Pen 2.0 and found the stylus to be responsive and intuitive – making it worthwhile when editing video content or using Photoshop.

High-end specs

The Zenbook Duo we tested was powered by high-end hardware, including the latest-generation Intel Core Ultra 9 185H processor, 32GB of LPDDR5x RAM, dedicated Intel Arc Graphics, and a 2TB high-speed SSD.

This powerful hardware keeps the ASUS Zenbook Duo running smoothly while its dedicated graphics card takes care of all your editing and content creation needs.

ASUS included a 75Wh battery with 65W fast charging to provide the Zenbook Duo with up to 10 hours of use per charge – which is extremely impressive when powering two displays and such demanding hardware.

The ASUS Zenbook Duo’s impressive performance and functionality is then packaged into a form factor that is only 0.78 inches thick, and weighs a mere 1.35kg (1.65kg with the keyboard).

Final thoughts

The compact size, innovative design, impressive battery life, and potent hardware make the ASUS Zenbook Duo 2024 UX8406 the ultimate high-performance laptop for creators and professionals.

Learn more about the ASUS Zenbook Duo 2024 UX8406.

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