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ASUS Republic of Gamers: Zephyrus Duo 15 Announced – Featuring a gaming laptop with a 14.1″ full width touchscreen

ASUS Republic of Gamers announces the arrival of ROG Zephyrus Duo 15, a gaming laptop that integrates two displays in an ultra slim form factor by combining both versatility and maintaining high-performance of a gaming laptop. The Zephyrus Duo 15 doubles down the display thanks to its Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) Plus design that makes the full-width ROG ScreenPad Plus touchscreen as an integral part of the cooling system. The secondary display rises up when the AAS Plus System tilts up, thus revealing a large air intake for a better cooling efficiency.

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Powering the unit up is all new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, which was said able to hit peak clock at 1330MHz in turbo mode along with a 10th Gen Intel Core processor clocked at 5.3GHz on a single core and engage up to 16 parallel threads with Hyper-Threading technology which will be useful for multi-tasking productivity, gaming enthusiasts and content creation. With up to 48GB of combined on-board and SO-DIMM memory, the laptop was said to be ready for multi-tasking mastery across multiple displays, thanks to its DDR4-3200 memory that outpaces the standard 2666MHz by improving system responsiveness.

The heart of Zephyrus Duo 15 is coated with Thermal Grizzly’s liquid metal compound. The purpose of this technology is to improve the transfer of heat from the CPU to the heat-sink to improve cooling and increasing the performance of the CPU. The strategically five heat pipes placed cooling module from the CPU, GPU and surrounding power circuitry. The dual n-Blade fans responsible to circulate the air with a superslim blades that is strong enough to withstand high spin speed. The Zephyrus Duo 15 comes with multiple modes tuned specifically to fit the profile opted.

The specifications of Zephyrus Duo 15 are as follows:

Processor Intel® 10th Gen Comet Lake i9-10980HK
Intel® 10th Gen Comet Lake i7-10875H
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™, 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER™, 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Display Main Screen: 15.6” PANTONE® Validated, supports Microsoft Hybrid Graphics / G-SYNC switching
– 4K UHD IPS 60 Hz Adobe 100%, non-touchscreen
– FHD IPS 300 Hz sRGB 100% 3 ms, non-touchscreen

ScreenPad™ Plus: 14.09”
– UHD (3840 x 1100) IPS 60 Hz NTSC 72%, touchscreen

Memory 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz onboard, plus 1 x SODIMM slot up to 32 GB (supports up to 48 GB total)
Storage 2 x M.2 SSD slot (NVMe® PCIe®), PCIe® 3.0 x4 512 GB / 1 TB, supports RAID 0
Keyboard Backlit chiclet keyboard, supports n-key, per-key with 1.4 mm key travel
Audio 2 x speakers, ESS + Hi-Res Audio (HRA) certification, supports smart amplifier, Nahimic Sonic Studio + ISST

Microsoft Cortana (far-field mic array)

Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 2×2 multi-antenna WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth® 5.0
I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™, DisplayPort 1.4, TBT, PD input 20 V/3A;output 5 V/3A

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (right)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A (Bottom)

1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0b support)

2 x audio jack: mic-in & headphone, plus mic-in

1 x RJ45 LAN

Battery 90Wh
Power Supply 240 W power adaptor
Supports USB-C™ Power Delivery 3.0 up to 65 W
Size 36 x 26.8 x 2.1 cm
Weight 2.4 kg

Zephyrus Duo 15 allows user to opt between an ultrafast 300Hz /3 ms gaming panel or a high-resolution 4K UHD display. Both display options utilize NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology to present a better visual experience for hard-core gamers. The G-SYNC synchronizes the refresh-rate with the frame rate to eliminate visual tearing, minimizing the stuttering and reducing the input lag.

Heat dissipated from the internal compound tend to laptop keyboards unconformable to be used. Thanks to its detachable palm rest, it improves the comfort to a another level. Dedicated hot keys adjust the volume and microphone in an easy to access location. ROG Overstroke technology lifts the actuation point of the switches for a better responsiveness.

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Zephyrus Duo features a Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) card for a greater, stable experience during extensive gaming even when wirelessly connected. This can be achieved via using a compatible Wi-Fi 6 router. Weighting at 2.4kg, the Zephyrus Duo 15 appears to be a slim gaming laptop that 20.9mm thin only. The professional looking of  Zephyrus Duo 15 is due to its sleek magnesium-aluminide chassis. The laptop embedded with a 90Wh battery capacity and can be charged via a USB Power Delivery  so that users can charge the laptop from a compatible USB power pack. 

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