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Asus' high-tech Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS comes with many accessories

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS in Review: Unique Gaming Laptop with Lots of Performance Below the Hood
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS in Review: Unique Gaming Laptop with Lots of Performance Below the Hood
With its powerful hardware, the Zephyrus Duo manages to display the latest games smoothly on its matte 4K screen (IPS, Pantone-validated, 100% AdobeRGB, G-Sync). There are other great features as well: 2x NVMe SSD (RAID 0), 32 GB of RAM (in dual-channel mode), Thunderbolt 3. Additionally, the package includes many accessories.
Sascha Mölck (translated by Marius Schell), 🇩🇪

The Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS is not your everyday gaming laptop. Above the keyboard, there is a secondary display with a touchscreen (Screenpad Plus). Essentially, this is an advancement of Apple's Touchbar concept. Here, users have the option to move applications or their control elements to the touchscreen. Caveat of the display: Compared to other gaming laptops in its price class that do not possess a secondary display, the Zephyrus is a heavier and larger device.

Asus has not stingy when it comes to performance and the memory configuration. An octa-core Core i9-10980HK CPU and a GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU are powerful enough to deliver smooth frame rates to the matte display, regardless of the game. On top of that, buyers get 32 GB of RAM and two NVMe SSDs in RAID 0, which have high transfer rates and a high total capacity (2 TB).

The G-Sync-compatible IPS 4K display shines with high brightness, a good contrast ratio, good viewing angles, and - thanks to the Pantone validation - amazing colors. Furthermore, it is able display the entire AdobeRGB color space. Meanwhile, the response times of the screen are nothing to write home about. However, an alternative configuration with a 300-Hz Full HD display and faster response times is also available.

Both our test device's 60-Hz panel and the aforementioned 300-Hz model support Nvidia G-Sync. This allows the display to dynamically synchronize its refresh rate to the frame rate of the GPU, which is supposed to make the image as smooth as possible - particularly while gaming. G-Sync can be enabled or disabled.

There is no shortage of accessories. Apart from the laptop itself, the large box also contains a sleeve (ROG Ranger BP2500), a headset (ROG Delta), a mouse (ROG Gladius II Impact Gaming mouse), a wrist rest, a second AC adapter (65 watts, USB-C) and a webcam (ROG Eye GC21; 1080p, 60 FPS).

More information on the device along with many benchmark results can be found in our review of the Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 868 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 322 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Sascha Mölck, 2020-07-29 (Update: 2020-07-26)