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CES 2021 | Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED now features Comet Lake-H, RTX 3070 Mobile. and an improved ScreenPad Plus experience

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 now features an RTX 3070 Mobile. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 now features an RTX 3070 Mobile. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus has refreshed its unique ZenBook Pro Duo design with updated internals. The new ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED comes with Comet Lake-H and RTX 3070 Mobile options. Asus has also improved the multi-tasking experience with the new ScreenPad Plus that now brings native support for Adobe apps.

When we reviewed the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581, we noted how useful the dual-screen experience can be despite the laptop itself having some quirks. Two years later, at CES 2021, Asus is offering a refreshed ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 featuring Intel Comet Lake-H and NVIDIA Ampere mobile graphics.

The ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 offers Core i7-10870H and Core i9-10980HK choices along with an RTX 3070 Mobile GPU. Buyers can configure the device with up to 32 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of NVMe storage.

The main USP of the ZenBook Pro Duo is the dual-screen setup that allows for enhanced multitasking. One of our gripes with the previous generation was the use of an IPS panel for the ScreenPad while the main OLED touch panel itself was pretty good. It looks like Asus will continue to offer an IPS ScreenPad this year as well. Asus has improved the ScreenPad's functionality by adding dedicated controls for Adobe apps.

Both the 15-inch primary display and the 14-inch ScreenPad Plus are UHD panels. Asus said the OLED panel is Pantone-validated and can cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. We expect Asus would have ironed some of the inconveniences with the previous generation of the ScreenPad. In any case, we will be knowing more once we have the device on our hands.

Other include Wi-Fi 6, 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, a Harmon Kardon-certified audio system, and an 8-cell 92 WHr battery.

The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 will be available from April in North America. Pricing information will be disclosed at a later date.

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo - Left. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo - Left. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo - Right. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo - Right. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo - Specifications. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo - Specifications. (Image Source: Asus)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2021-01-13 (Update: 2021-01-13)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.