In a few instances, I found that the two-fingered scroll would sometimes lock if I was speeding through long-read articles too quickly on Chrome — an issue temporarily avoided by clicking on another tab and then going back to the one you were reading, an effective, if not exactly elegant workaround. This showed three options -- Switch screens, Extend and Snap. For example, it would be cool to be able to use a pen on the second screen to draw a diagram or put handwritten notes on OneNote, and then you use the mouse to pull it up to the main screen. The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo is yet another sign that electronics makers are thinking about what the next iteration of the gadgets we use today will look like. The high screen resolution, plus the need to keep the powerful components and the ScreenPad going, have a definite effect on battery life. You can treat this like a separate display and drag apps down to it from the primary 15.
Spotify is promised for download, and there's an app store accessible from the ScreenPad's settings menu to add more, such as ScreenPad Office. But Asus is also trying something brand new in the dual-screen laptop space. The amazing resolution makes photo or video editing so much easier, with every tiny detail pin-sharp and crystal-clear. The first scenario seems to be the most useful, as I can imagine using the smaller ScreenPad Plus to keep an eye on my email and work chatroom while dedicating the laptop's entire screen to the projects I'm working on. That's the point as well.
This lets you control common Microsoft Office functions, avoiding the need to reach for the mouse or remember keyboard shortcuts. Asus With its 14-inch touch-enabled secondary screen, the Asus ZenBook Pro laughs at laptops with puny 6-inch auxilary screens. This engineering marvel somehow manages to jam a 15. This display is more customizable than the touch-id on mac. I am, however, curious about the battery life and heat situation in such a relatively slim laptop.
To accommodate for the dual screens, Asus pushed the touchpad to the right of the keyboard. Designed to Sound Amazing To achieve its premium sound quality, ZenBook Pro uses custom-built, high-quality speakers with oval voice coils and oversize shielded magnets for improved bass response. Displays Double your pleasure, double your fun. Like Asus, Intel is also experimenting with dual-screened laptops as evidenced by its recently unveiled Honeycomb Glacier concept — a different take on the dual-screen laptop that elevates its two displays above the keyboard. The star of the show, however, was the Asus ZenBook Duo series, the first for Asus and also world's first dual screen laptop.
By comparison, the ZenBook Duo is significantly lighter and nimbler than the larger and more powerful Pro version making it more useful for those who prefer Ultrabooks. I like the ScreenPad, but it needs work. The keyboard is comfortable to use. The interface also has controls for snapping two or three windows alongside one another on the ScreenPad so that you can evenly divide the space amongst those apps, and a button for swapping the content being displayed on the two screens. It's small, but it does work. We'll find out for sure when we eventually review this promising laptop. When it comes to daily working and common usages, normal mode fits the best.
Asus unveiled the double-screen laptop in late May, but has not yet announced availability or pricing. That said, we don't yet know how much either system will cost nor when they'll be available, but I already know I really want to try one out in the real world, especially to find out how its battery holds up. The ZenBook Duo and the ZenBook Pro Duo. Enjoy Noise-Free Voice Chat The integrated dual-element array microphone on ZenBook Pro gives you high-quality audio for video chats, gaming and video-conferencing. With twice the coverage, you can work or play anywhere, anytime. Express photo by Anuj Bhatia That 14-inch secondary display diagonally — Asus is calling it the ScreenPad Plus — is nestled above the keyboard deck. Advertising This laptop is different from others because it features two displays.
The experience of scrolling through websites between the two screens was smooth and seamless, and I never noticed any stuttering or lag. It has the same horizontal resolution and width as the main screen 4K but roughly half the depth, which makes the diagonal length really long. Asus moved the keyboard much closer to the user to accommodate its Screenpad Plus display. The keyboard is a full-size backlit with 1. Additionally, the ZenBook Pro Duo comes with a dedicated Turbo Fan button that will likely help boost cooling at any given time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
All I had to do was simply drag the window to the corresponding symbol. Speaking of the main display, which is a 15. Right now, the ScreenPad very much feels like a nice-to-have rather an essential component, but this could change. We'll be interested to see how it stands up to everyday use when we get our hands on it in for more thorough testing at some point in the near future. Pricing has yet to be announced, but there's a good chance it could be noticeably pricier than Asus' standard ZenBooks. Where that laptop has a front-forward keyboard layout and side-slung trackpad to make room for cooling fans, this one is making space for the extra screen. Read more: Apple's biggest MacBook Pro laptop in 8 years could be coming in September The screen on the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo, which the company calls the ScreenPad Plus, slightly resembles a much, much larger version of the Touch Bar on Apple's newest models of MacBook Pro.
Luckily, as much as I hate Microsoft Teams with all the fury of a thousand dying stars , the edit function meant I could at least correct any goofs. Check the following picture for better idea. In one window, I opened Spotify, Calendar in another and Google Maps in the remaining space. Whether you're looking to multitask while gaming, enhance your efficiency in Photoshop or just have more space to work on your laptop, this machine offers it all. Video editors who tend to go crazy layering a ton of tracks in their timelines will also appreciate the extra space this provides. The elegant theme is continued in the stylish ripple-effect pattern laser-engraved on its surface. You can also use an Intuitive stylus on this screen.