The Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo is one of the few laptops on the market that has two integrated screens. A feat that leaves a question unanswered: what for? We explain everything you need to know about this PC currently for sale at Fnac.
Two screens in one laptop. As crazy as it sounds, Asus has been doing this for a few years now with its Zenbook Duo line. And although it is the only one in this segment, the manufacturer has continued to innovate by betting on OLED for the main screen or adding a more powerful processor. The Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo is the most telling example of all these innovations.
12th generation Intel Core i7 chip, 14.5-inch OLED panel, 16 GB of RAM, everything is there to ensure a great user experience. A balance that did not fail to seduce the writing of Frandroid, which gave it an 8/10 during its test. It currently benefits from a reduced price. In fact, Fnac offers an immediate discount of 315 euros to its Fnac+ members, which reduces the final bill to 1,784.99 euros instead of 2,099.99 euros.
An original design, perfect for creative people.
If you have taken a look at the photos, it is impossible not to notice what makes this Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo a unique computer. Asus has integrated ScreenPad Plus, a second touch screen, just above the keyboard. Far from being a simple touch bar, it measures 12.7 inches with a definition of 2880 x 864 pixels for a 120 Hz refresh rate. Quite a technical feat if one knows that the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo is a particularly thin ultrabook. Once closed, its thickness of 19.6 mm allows it to be easily slipped into a backpack and taken everywhere.
But what’s the point of having a second screen built in? A space saver to begin with, since it avoids the clutter of a conventional monitor. But above all, Windows treats it like a display in its own right. By acting as a real secondary screen, it promotes multitasking and helps to unclog the main screen. For example, a videographer can move their Adobe Premiere video library to the second screen, thus only having the editing table and video feedback on the main screen.
Switching from one screen to another can be done using the mouse or touch screen functions, as well as the dedicated key located above the touch panel. Small design originality: the pad is housed on the side of the keyboard and not below.
Still, this subpanel will appeal to creative people who want to quickly process an idea, or just those who want to navigate through menus more quickly. Finally, it is also the guarantee of having access to a second screen wherever you are.
A technical file that wins in freshness
The presence of a secondary screen does not come at the expense of the quality of the main panel. On the main screen, Asus swaps the LCD for OLED. Consequence: The Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo has a display with a perfectly calibrated 2880 x 1800 pixel definition, with good brightness and an excellent contrast ratio. In addition to being tactile, the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo’s screen is perfectly fluid thanks to its 120 Hz refresh rate.
The presence of a high-end 12th generation Intel Core i7 processor (2.3 Ghz / 4.7 GHz Turbo Mode), 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB PCI NVME M.2 SSD leaves no room for doubt: this equipment is aimed at a demanding audience. audience in terms of performance. We are thinking in particular of creatives and other designers who use a lot of editing and retouching software. Resource-intensive tools that the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo is able to provide without problem.
Asus has also redesigned the cooling system of the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo. To effectively cool the two screens as well as the processor and graphics chip, two silent fans are responsible for evacuating hot air through two heat pipes. And thanks to the AAS Ultra architecture that raises the secondary screen by 20 mm, the rejection of hot air is increased by 38% compared to conventional cooling.
On the connector side, the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo is decked out with a micro HDMI port, 4 Thunderbolt ports, and a USB 3.2 socket. So it’s easy to connect multiple peripherals to transform your laptop into a workplace.
How to take advantage of the discount on the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo?
Fnac offers the maximum strength of the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo. The brand in fact founds the price of this excellent laptop thanks to a discount of 315 euros. We are thus facing a computer sold for 1,784.99 euros instead of 2,099.99 euros.
However, to benefit from this promotion it is necessary to be a member of Fnac+, Fnac’s loyalty program. In addition to the possibility of benefiting from exclusive discounts throughout the year on a wide selection of products, the Fnac+ card gives access to unlimited free shipping. Likewise, members benefit from a preferential rate in more than 18,000 shows and concerts. To join the program, simply go to the Fnac website.