Tap it to reveal three options. The prestigious Deep Dive Blue and Rose Gold colour scheme chosen for ZenBook Pro 14 is luxuriously stylish without being brash. I liked the keyboard on the ZenBook. On paper, Asus promises you up to 12 hours 30 minutes of juice with screen brightness set to 80%, Wi-Fi turned on and a battery saver mode enabled. There are also useful quick controls such as App Switcher, ViewMax and Task Swap for intuitive interactions between the main display and ScreenPad Plus. The special cooling fins will efficiently disperse all the heat generated, so you can simply concentrate on the task at hand. Webcam For such a premium laptop, Asus saddled the ZenBook Pro with a pretty chintzy webcam.
However, the Asus wasn't a match for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, whose own 2. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays. Just press the Turbo Fan button before you launch your most demanding tasks, then lose yourself in your creative workflows without having to worry. Dual-screen laptops already exist, but they're mostly niche products like the , with an e-ink display instead of the keyboard, or the upcoming , with a small 6-inch secondary screen for fiddling with settings or chatting with game opponents. A tailored mix of superior hardware — including smart amplifier technology that delivers louder sound with no distortion — and finely tuned software gives you sound like no other laptop. Asus let us spend a few minutes with it in advance of Computex, and we were impressed. Pricing and availability details are yet to be revealed, but we hope to catch up with the ZenBook Pro 14 during our time at this week.
It also exceeds the industry accuracy standard, so you can hold it at angles of up to 45° without affecting the quality and placement of the lines you draw. But if you're looking for a laptop that can take your multitasking to the next level, few machines can compete with the Asus ZenBook Pro 15. The ZenBook Pro Duo is essentially a rolling, giant screen with a small gap in the middle and a keyboard below. To get the YouTube app to work, I had to enable it in the Extensions section of. And if you take a glance under the Fn key, you'll see a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint scanner. With the ZenBook Pro Duo, you'll still deal with a sizable gap between the top and bottom displays. This is one scenario where the ScreenPad outdoes even the inspiration for its existence.
With the ScreenPad enabled, the notebook can last up to 8 hours. In addition to the ScreenPad improvements, I also enjoyed using the 14-inch ZenBook Pro 14 far more than I did its larger brother, the 15-inch ZenBook Pro 15. The company seemingly has had luck with. Both have six-core Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8750H or Core i5-8300H processors, 15. And if you're mostly here for work, there's plenty of more conventional power on tap. It finished in 12 seconds, for a transfer rate of 424.
This is also expected behavior and can include effects such as image persistence or burn-in, where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen. Once the mode is activated, the ScreenPad mirrors the main display, allowing you to interact with the icons and launch programs. Display: Everything is splendid The ZenBook Pro's is lovely. This intelligently monitors voice coil movement to deliver 1. Packed with state-of-the-art components, ZenBook Pro 14 is built to handle anything you can throw at it without a fuss.
They come with 6 Months Warranty. We're after fewer distractions, not more. The ScreenPad Plus the skinnier screen itself is located forward of the keyboard and south of the main display. ScreenPad durability and battery consumption We asked Asus about the battery consumption rate and durability of the secondary screen. Additionally, the touchpad can also be used as the numberpad. Software and Warranty Asus bundled some proprietary software on the ZenBook Pro. This pulls down a shortcut menu.
Since the displays on the 15-inch version are 4K too, and both support touch there's no quality degradation or sacrifice, though it remains to be seen the hit on the battery that should be expected. But turns into a touchscreen display at the press of a button. See how Asus fared on our , and special reports. Drag apps to ScreenPad Plus and let the Organizer function sort them into three blocks. ScreenPad mode is what Asus really wants you to use, though.
Say hello to the intelligent touchpad ScreenPad is an exciting new way to work with your laptop. With its new ZenBook Pro Duo, unveiled at Computex this week, Asus is thinking about dual-screen laptops in a whole new way. Screen Extender mode Screen Extender mode turns ScreenPad into a powerful multitasking partner. Using adaptive technology to intelligently launch shortcuts for productivity apps and acting as a true second screen open up loads of possibilities for creative and mobile professionals alike. It's a surprise, then, that it's actually not badly priced, and can also do more normal things than most competitors too.
The Pro 15 is 18. Analysis and breakdown ScreenPad Plus: Gimmick or useful? To change ScreenPad modes, just tap the f6 key to cycle between ScreenPad mode, Screen Extender mode and Touchpad mode. Whether you're a designer, a developer or a gamer, this visual prowess means you'll always enjoy the smoothest possible graphics performance with ZenBook Pro 14. This may be a few years old now, but gives you a good idea of the kind of games you'll be able to play comfortably. But it does feel reassuringly sturdy.