ASUS Pro Duo Overview
The 14" ZenBook Duo UX481FL Laptop from ASUS features a unique design that's more screen than usual. Its ScreenPad Plus measures 12.6" diagonally and offers users multitasking capabilities that laptops didn't have before. As a functional second screen, it can be used to view additional windows, house a variety of quick-access applications, and even digitize your handwriting, thanks to touch support. It's not lacking in the specs department either, thanks to a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core processor, 16GB of LPDDR3 memory, a 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3 x2 M.2 SSD, and an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card. Other integrated features include a microSD card reader, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, a webcam, a microphone, speakers, HDMI, USB Type-A and Type-C ports, and a combo audio jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Pro.
The ASUS ScreenPad Plus is a unique addition to the standard laptop. Placed above the keyboard and shifting it lower, the ScreenPad Plus measures 14" diagonally and features wide 178° viewing angles with touch support. This additional screen has plenty of possibilities for multitasking, convenience, and more.
The ZenBook Duo's main display measures 14" and has slim bezels for a 90% screen-to-body ratio that offers users a more immersive viewing experience.
Due to the design shift, the touchpad is relocated to the right of the keyboard and also functions as an LED-lit number pad when needed.
Easily log into your system with just a glance, thanks to the built-in webcam and Windows Hello.
Cortana & Alexa
Cortana and Alexa are virtual assistants that can help you with a variety of tasks such as settings up reminders and even smart-home connected functions. A built-in light bar lights up when you talk to them, so you know they're listening.
The audio system in this laptop was designed in collaboration with the ASUS Golden Ear team and experts at Harman Kardon to provide users with loud, quality audio with minimal distortion.
Windows 10 Pro
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Windows 10 Pro
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.