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Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS-HC029R

Specifications

Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS-HC029R
Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS-HC029R (ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-10980HK 8 x 2.4 - 5.3 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3200
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, IPS, Secondary display: 14inch, 3840x1100, multi touch, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
2TB SSD
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.9 x 360 x 268 ( = 0.82 x 14.17 x 10.55 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
4500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.54% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 93%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 77%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS-HC029R

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Review: The Gaming Beast Cometh
Source: Lowyat.net English
Due to the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15’s unique design and abilities, the machine finds itself at a crossroad: on one hand, the machine is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the beastly gaming machine that ASUS had portrayed it to be. It guarantees a smooth experience in that aspect, whatever the title. However, that promise only holds true provided you’re willing to scale down the resolution to Full HD. To that end, I strongly recommend that you get the model with the 300Hz Full HD Display if you’re intention is to simply game on this machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2020
90% The ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) is an eye-popping beast in every sense
Source: Hardware Zone English
So, my closing statement is this. I like the innovations taken here and the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is an interesting peek at what the future of mobile PC gaming could look like. The Zephyrus Duo 15 is already one of the best 15-inch high-end gaming notebook I've come across this year – it’s got top-notch performance, beautiful and unique screens and an exceptional build quality. It’s also very expensive and not exactly portable, but if you could live with that and have the dollars to match your pursuit for a top-of-the-line gaming notebook despite these unusual times, then I can't think of a better recommendation. And that's why this notebook deserves our Editor's Choice seal of approval.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 95% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
84% Geek Review: ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550
Source: Geek Culture English
All in all, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is probably the best ASUS has to offer for gamers and content creators that love to multitask. Not only do you have a main display for doing your work, but also a secondary ROG ScreenPad Plus that can help you work and game even more efficiently.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 75% performance: 95% workmanship: 85%
70% Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The innovative dual-screen design will be useful for some, alongside components that can handle almost any game or work scenario. This all comes at a cost, though, as well as thermal issues and design compromises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) review: Too hot to handle?
Source: Pocket Lint English
There's plenty to admire about this twin-screen gaming machine. Yet it comes with some serious downsides - no webcam leaves us puzzled, as does the relatively low frame-rate counts, and the insane underside temperatures.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550 Review — Elevate Your Portable Experience
Source: Pokde English
change my gears and hardware like I change clothes, but I have a strict exception for my personal laptop. I need to be able to do things fastest and at its highest efficiency on it. I don’t settle for less, and I often pay a heavy premium for owning some of the finest legends that has walked the earth. I don’t compromise, so it’s extremely hard to satisfy my needs when it comes to my portable companion. When I bought my MSI GS65, I told myself that I will be good for at least 5 years and two years into owning it, this is the first time I see the urge of upgrading to this.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 70% performance: 88% mobility: 78% workmanship: 88%
70% Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo is a fascinating gaming laptop thanks to its dual-screen setup, but has such an extravagant price that it's only really recommended for those who will get the most out of it. With limited software support, it's not very useful to your average gamer, but those who stream games to Twitch will no doubt find the extra screen space and touch interface invaluable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Review – Two Screens, One Laptop
Source: Kitguru English
We fully expected to ignore the Armoury Crate software as utilities generally deliver little value and potentially cause problems. In the event we were happy with Armoury Crate and were fairly impressed by the way the laptop switches between Silent, Performance and Turbo Modes on the fly. We think you will agree after watching our video that Silent Mode is not completely accurate and might better be named ‘Quiet’. Performance and Turbo Modes are well named but might perhaps come with a warning notice that you will need headphones to keep the noise at bay.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 review: The first good dual-screen laptop
Source: Engadget English
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is the first laptop to really make good use of a second display. That gives it not only a strong wow factor but makes it easier to justify the extra expense. ASUS backs it up with top flight components that help it fly for gaming and content creation tasks. The downsides are mediocre battery life, a lack of key ports and a high price tag. If you can afford it, though, you’ll be the envy of all your friends, whether in a creative or gaming environment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 86%
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 review: The first good dual-screen laptop
Source: Engadget English
The Duo 15 looks stunning and is more refined and powerful than previous ASUS dual-display laptops and that might tempt early adopters who want to both impress their friends and still beat them at Far Cry 5. On the downside, it’s also heavier and more expensive than a normal 15-inch laptop. Now, let’s find out if it can go beyond that initial “wow” factor and justify its $3,000 starting price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2020
80% Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550)
Source: PC Mag English
The twin-screen Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is the rare laptop that does something completely new, and executes it well. It's priced out of reach for the average user, but we applaud this peek into a possible future for gaming notebooks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 review: an awe-inspiring dual-screen gaming laptop
Source: T3 English
The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is an impressive but not a perfect laptop for gamers and creative professionals – it scores highly in performance, but can get hot and loud. That second screen could be the main reason why people do or don't buy this gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550 review: Two screens and a whole lot of speed
Source: Good Gear Guide English
There’s a lot to unpack with the ROG Zephyrus Duo, but we’ll start with the performance. If you believe us that the subpar performance on light gaming tasks is probably a temporary issue, the takeaway is that it’s very fast for its weight and stature. We suspect as we see another three or five 15-inch laptops with similar part combinations, most will settle down closer to the Gigabyte Aero 17 or MSI GS66 Stealth in performance. Asus’ use of liquid metal and better cooling paths simply makes it the laptop to beat, and we’re not sure others in the same class of laptop can do that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2020
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15: a dual-screen gaming speedster with great graphics
Source: CNet English
The Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550 may yet turn out to be one of my favorite laptops of 2020. By the time I've finished testing we'll see if that sticks or if familiarity breeds contempt. Stay tuned.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2020
90% ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550 early review (GX550LXS model – Core i9, RTX 2080 Super)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The ROG Zephyrus Duo is unique right now, a fairly portable 15-inch laptop with two excellent displays and the most powerful hardware available at this point in its segment. As expected, though, all these don't come cheap. We're currently retesting a retail Zephyrus Duo unit, and we'll finalize the review in the next couple of days.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550 review: Two screens and a whole lot of speed
Source: PC World English
All this work Asus has put into the ROG Zephyrus Duo would be meaningless if it weren't worth the effort to have a second display. The primary display in our case is a 15.6-inch 60Hz 4K panel. It's factory-calibrated, G-Sync-certified, and can hit 100 percent of Adobe RGB. It's not particularly bright at a measured 300 nits. Asus offers this as a compromise for those who want to do content creation on the laptop. That's fine, but for a gaming laptop, we think the other option might be better: a 300Hz 1080p display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Asus Zephyrus Duo GX550 review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus Zephyrus Duo GX550 is an absolute powerhouse of a gaming laptop with one of the most imaginative designs we've seen in a while. However, a couple of missteps and a high price make it hard to recommend to anyone but a very specific type of user.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Recensione ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; impressive dual display; long batery life. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2020
Cận cảnh ROG Zephyrus Duo 15: Thân hình “gọn” chứa đựng sức mạnh “khủng”, 2 phiên bản, giá từ 79 triệu
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive dual display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2020
Trên tay ASUS Zephyrus Duo: Laptop gaming cực độc với 2 màn hình chỉ trên một thiết bị
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive dual display; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2020
Trên tay laptop gaming 2 màn hình ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 thế hệ mới giá từ 80 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive dual display; powerful hardware; high performance; full set of ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2020
Asus nâng chuẩn laptop gaming với Zephyrus Duo 15 giá 80 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; hgih performance; excellent display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2020
Zephyrus Duo 15 – Laptop gaming hai màn hình đột phá trình diện
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive dual display; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; great built quality.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 04/02/2020

Comment

Model:

The Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS is a unique gaming laptop and the latest to join the Asus family. This laptop definitely does not fall into an everyday gaming-laptop category due to its design. The keyboard and the touchpad are not situated in their usual positions, as Asus has placed a secondary (touchscreen) display in their usual spot. The laptop comes with a matte 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. In terms of its performance, the octa-core Core-i9-10980HK CPU and a GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU deliver enough performance for gaming and a premium user experience.

As far as the design is concerned, the Asus Zephyrus has a grey metal case along with the Screenpad Plus, which is the secondary display mentioned earlier. This touchscreen has to be the main attraction of this model, and it is located right above the keyboard for greater convenience. Owing to its strategic location, the Screenpad can be raised to be angled towards the user when the laptop is opened. It should be noted that the angle is fixed to 13 degrees and cannot be adjusted. The reason for such an angled elevation is due to the fact that there are two airflow vents just beneath the Screenpad Plus which are responsible for allowing cool air to travel into the case for cooling.

In terms of the keyboard itself, the Zephyrus comes with a backlit chiclet keyboard. The keys are flat and smooth with a short travel distance and a distinct actuation point. Overall, the keyboard area does not yield while typing. The lack of a palm rest might make the typing experience less comfortable for some users, but the wrist rest that comes as an accessory with this laptop might just help to create more ease while typing. Apart from that, the RGB backlighting can be adjusted according to the user’s preferences through the preinstalled Asus Aura software. While it can be said that Asus has delivered a keyboard that is suitable for daily use, it is not really a great choice for regular typing tasks. As for the touchpad, it is located to the right of the keyboard in an upright position. The space is definitely sufficient for gesture controls.

The Asus Zephyrus Duo has been equipped with three USB Type-A ports and a Thunderbolt-3 port. However, it should be noted that the laptop does not include a card reader. As mentioned earlier, the main attraction of this laptop has to be its secondary display. It has a matte layer and a native resolution of 3840 x 1100 pixels, and it supports active pens. Asus has improved upon Apple’s Touchbar concept, making it possible to move applications or their control/navigation/input elements to the touchscreen. In a nutshell, the laptop definitely has some great things to offer, though there are some drawbacks as well. But the choice of owning one remains absolutely subjective, depending on the user’s choice and preference.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip. At the time of the launch in early 2020, the 2080 Super is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market, but only slightly faster than the old GeForce RTX 2080.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i9-10980HK: On Comet Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 3.1 - 5 GHz that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). At the time of announcement, the i9-10980HK is the fastest Comet Lake-H CPU and fastest laptop CPU on the market. Thanks to the free multiplicator, the CPU can also be easily overclocked (but may not have much headroom).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


79.54%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-06- 4 (Update: 2020-06- 4)