CES 2023 | Asus adds superior Mini LED screen option for the 2023 ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 along with AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 APUs and up to an Nvidia RTX 4090 dGPU
The Duo 16 continues to represent the apex of the Asus ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop lineup. With a dual display setup consisting of a 16-inch Mini LED panel and a 4K touchscreen that slides to complement the main screen automatically as the laptop is opened, the Duo 16 is the ideal mobile rig for gamers and content creators.
Depending on the configuration, Asus offers a new 16-inch 2560 x 1600 Mini LED display option with 240 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, plus a host of certificates like Dolby Vision, PANTONE, VESADisplayHDR 1000 and TÜV low-blue-light. More “modest” configurations can be equipped with an IPS screen that does not have all the certificates, but gets G-SYNC compatibility instead.
For the 2023 models, Asus has upgraded the Duo 16 specs with the latest AMD Zen 4 mobile processor up to a Ryzen 9 7945HX with 16 cores / 32 threads and RDNA 3 iGPU. The processors are complemented by up to 64 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM and the PCIe 4.0 NVMe interface supports up to 4 TB of storage space. Thanks to the dual display design, the Duo 16 can accommodate top-of-the-line dGPU models like the Nvidia RTX 4090 with a maximum TGP of 165 W and a MUX switch.
Other prominent features include:
- Dual Smart Amp speakers with 2 woofers and 2 tweeters compliant with Dolby Atmos plus two-way AI noise cancelation
- Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity
- Liquid metal processor coolant
- FHD webcam with IR sensor and Windows Hello support
- Per-key RGB chiclet keyboard
- Port selection: 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (one with power delivery), 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI 2.1 video out, 2.5 GbE jack, audio jack, microSD UHS II card reader
- 90 Wh battery
- 2.05 to 2.97 cm profile, 2.6 kg weight
Availability and pricing details will be unveiled at a later date. Meanwhile, check out our video review for the 2022 model.
The product images above were taken under Asus's supervision with engineering samples equipped with last-gen hardware.