(Pocket-lint) – Asus had already introduced new gear underneath its Republic of Players model at CES 2021 – now it’s the flip of the ZenBooks to get a brand new lease of life.
Nevertheless it’s not the ultraportables this time – as an alternative the bigger dual-screen ZenBook Duo gadgets have upgrades.
The Asus ZenBook Duo UX482 and UX582 are the end result, 14 and 15.6-inch variations that includes present 11th era Intel Core processors as much as Core i7 with Intel Iris X graphics or Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics.
However this time the ZenBook Duo lineup has a intelligent trick up its sleeve for the all-important second display screen above the keyboard.
The brand new ZenBook Duo options what Asus is looking Lively Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS Plus) with a brand new hinge design that lifts the secondary show – referred to as ScreenPad Plus for this era – by as much as 7 levels, and the laptop computer itself off of the desk. The present ZenBook Duo hinge already raised the machine as an entire, however not the secondary show.
Asus says this function will increase airflow by as much as 49 p.c and, naturally, improves the viewing angles of the ScreenPad Plus. A facet impact is that the hole between each shows is decreased, enhancing the expertise.
The dearth of Thunderbolt three within the earlier era did leap out from the spec sheet, however this has now been rectified – after which some – with the addition of a Thunderbolt four port.
There’s additionally a efficiency mode that may enhance the CPU energy from 15 to 28W for improved energy plus a brand new Management Panel app on the second display screen for generally used features in pro-level apps like Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and Lightroom.
Writing by Dan Grabham.