ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo Specifications & Price in Nigeria
If you must have a dual-screen laptop in a portable 14-inch format, the 2022 ZenBook Pro 14 Duo is better than ever before, with excellent-quality displays, improved inputs and IO, and a major bump in performance and cooling capabilities over the previous generations. Just make sure you understand and accept the compromises of this form factor, derived from having the keyboard placed in the lower half of the chassis.
With a bright and colorful 120 Hz OLED touchscreen, state-of-the-art equipment and powerful components, the ASUS Creator notebook does not only want to inspire creative users. The highlight: there is even a second screen above the keyboard, which wants to inspire not only in video and image editing programs thanks to touch and pen control.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo Specifications
- Processor : Intel Core i7 12700H (14 cores, 20 threads, 2.3 – 4.7 GHz)
- Graphics performance : Intel Iris Xe
- Display Main display : 14.5″ OLED; 2.8K; 120 Hz; touchscreen.
- Second display : ScreenPad Plus; 12.7″; 2880 x 864 pixels; IPS; touchscreen
- Storage : 512 GB SSD (M.2-2280 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4) installed
- Memory : 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM (not expandable)
- Keyboard : Backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.4 mm key travel
- Operating System : Windows 11 Pro
- Connectivity : Intel Wi-Fi 6E; Bluetooth 5.2
- Battery : Li-polymer; 76 watt hours
- Dimensions : (W x H x D) : 323 x 224 x 19.6 mm
- Weight : 1.7 kg (without power supply)
- Price : € 1,948.57
Asus have been offering the ZenBook Duo 14 lineup for a few years now, dual-screen laptops with mid-level performance capabilities and a portable form factor. This article is all about the latest iteration in the series, the 2022 Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo, in the top-tier UX8402ZE configuration.
Compared to the previous Duo models, this now rebranded Pro 14 Duo is significantly more powerful, a little heavier, and ergonomically improved in many ways. Among those, it offers larger displays with higher-quality panels and better viewing angles, a superior IO layout, a larger battery, and an improved thermal module required to cope with the bump in hardware specs.
Even though the concept of the ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo is not entirely new, the manufacturer has pimped the current model of the Creator notebook quite a bit. On the other hand, the scope of delivery does not change much: Notebook, power supply, a bag and the usual paperwork find room in the packaging.
Visually, the device presents itself very modern and very high quality. Its black-blue, anodized casing reminds us a bit of the current Huawei models, such as the Matebook. Depending on the incidence of light, the ASUS notebook sometimes shimmers more and sometimes less blue, although the color is officially called “Tech Black”.
The arrow-shaped, silver logo on the case’s lid immediately catches the eye, which could have come straight out of a Star Trek movie. Starting from this, ever larger circles stretch across the lid, which makes for a noble look.
The underside is rather unspectacular, with the exception of three large air vents. However, it gets even more exciting when we open the display. Because here the special feature is revealed in the form of the second touch display, which rests in full width above the keyboard.
Functionally, the ZenBook Pro 14 DUO builds on the design principles of the previous generations, offering a main display in the same place you’re getting the display on regular laptops, but also a secondary half-size screen on the top part of the chassis, which results in the keyboard and the clickpad being pushed down to the front.
Keyword width: 323 mm wide, 224 mm high and 19.6 mm deep, the ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo is comparatively large for a 14-incher. The weight is 1,734 grams – but the comparatively large and 420 gram heavy power adapter is added here on the go.
- Robust and convincing workmanship
- Display lid wobbles quite a bit
There is also not much to complain about in terms of build quality in the ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo review. The display lid and underside, including the keyboard, do not give a bit under pressure. There are almost no gaps, although dust can quickly collect on the lower edge of the second display (called “ScreenPad Plus”). The notebook also magically attracts fingerprints – so polishing is the order of the day.
Connections and equipment
- Two times Thunderbolt 4
- Modern HDMI 2.1
The manufacturer distributes the ports of the ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo on a total of three sides. On the left, there is not much to see with the exception of the 3.5 mm jack. Things get more interesting on the right side.
There are two Thunderbolt 4-capable USB-C ports that support image transmission via DisplayPort legacy mode and Power Delivery. In addition, there is another USB-A port of type 3.2 Gen 2. This is very commendable, since the missing charging function of the Thunderbolt 4 port in the recently reviewed ASUS ROG Flow Z13 was cause for criticism.
On the back, the normal, included power adapter can then be connected for power supply. The port selection is rounded off by an HDMI 2.1 port and a fast microSD card reader.
Modern equipment – but not in all models
- Modern, high-quality equipment
- Very good speakers and microphones
- Webcam with Windows Hello
The other equipment of the Creator notebook from ASUS also presents itself modern. At its peak, the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo comes with an Intel Core i9-12900H, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, up to 32 GB LPDDR5-4800 RAM and up to 2 terabytes of fast PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD storage.
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Keyboard and trackpad
- Somewhat compressed keyboard; ergonomically rather mediocre
- Very good feedback; decent key drop
- Keyboard rather unsuitable for lefties due to layout
As was to be expected, you will have to accept sacrifices in terms of ergonomics with the keyboard and trackpad of the ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo. Of course, the keyboard has been compressed a bit to make room for the second display above it. The arrow keys in particular have been reduced to a minimum size, while the 7.7 cm high and 5.4 cm wide trackpad is placed beside it in portrait mode.
The manufacturer also places two dedicated mouse keys underneath, which do a good job. However, swipe gestures are difficult due to the compact dimensions and are often not recognized correctly.
Furthermore, the ergonomics with the trackpad to the right of the keyboard is anything but practical for lefties. But you can’t have everything.
Excellent OLED displays
- High-color, high-contrast OLED display
- Very good brightness; high resolution
- Astonishingly versatile secondary display
Of course, the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo also comes with the additional control option provided by the touchscreen displays. Both screens support touch input as well as stylus input. Given the dual-screen focus of the notebook, it’s little wonder (but all the more pleasing) that the displays are one of the Zenbook’s biggest strengths.
The main screen is a 14.5-inch OLED panel with a 2.8K resolution (2,880 x 1,800 pixels) and a 16:10 aspect ratio.
As is typical for OLEDs, the response time is an outstanding 0.2 milliseconds, but the refresh rate of 120 hertz is also absolutely impressive. The same goes for the high brightness of 550 cd/m².
In combination with the rich colors and deep blacks, working on the display is simply fun. Professional users will also be happy about the 100 percent DCI-P3 color space coverage.
The second display, ScreenPad Plus, comes with a resolution of 2,880 x 864 pixels and is accordingly quite wide. The manufacturer relies on an IPS panel with good colors and contrasts, but it cannot hold a candle to the main screen.
What advantages does the dual display offer?
However, the secondary screen of the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo offers its very own special features. It can be activated, turned off or completely disabled via a dedicated button on the keyboard.
A sidebar can be used to quickly access special apps, adjust the settings, or mute the microphone, for example. The display works roughly the same way as if you were to connect several monitors to a notebook. Apps that you have opened on the main screen can easily be moved to the ScreenPad Plus and displayed there. Up to three images or programs can be pinned there at the same size. Or you can use one app with two-thirds of the screen and one with one-third.
Practical, for example, to display content at the top of the screen and type text via Word at the bottom. Or for image and video editing. The fields of application are almost unlimited and working with the second display proves to be practical and pleasant, despite the low height. Especially since it also responds excellently to touch and pen inputs.