...the dual-screen laptop represents the sort of concept that rarely gets brought to life.
Futuristic in appearance and innovative in design, the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo dual-screen laptop represents the sort of concept that rarely gets brought to life.
Asus's vast resources have allowed it to happen, and the firm's hardware expertise has resulted in solid build quality, sleek implementation, and a selection of components suited to a high-end laptop designed with both gaming and creativity in mind.
Ryzen 9 5900Hz and GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop are about as good as it gets, there's ample connectivity, the four-speaker sound system is impressive, and the goodness of the 4K 120Hz primary display is augmented by a 3,840x1,100 ultrawide that, while not as vibrant, succeeds in offering extra desktop real estate in a portable 15.6in form factor.
There are caveats, however. Cramming two screens results in a cramped keyboard and trackpad that we've struggled to get accustomed to, there's no webcam nor biometric security, and as much as we want to enjoy the secondary display, it needs developer support to truly shine.
Bottom line: you need to be absolutely convinced a secondary ultrawide display fits perfectly into your daily workflow for the £3,500 ROG Zephyrus Duo to be worthy of consideration.
Ryzen 9 5900HX and GeForce RTX 3080
Well-suited to both gaming and creativity
Accurate 4K 120Hz primary display
Convincing four-speaker sound system
Keeps quiet most of the time
Solid built quality throughout
Decent port selection
Second screen needs developer support
No webcam nor biometric security
Cramped keyboard and trackpad
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551
The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 laptop is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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