ASUS Launches Zenbook DUO in Canada
In addition to the twin ASUS Lumina OLED displays, a detachable snap-on magnetic keyboard and kickstand are bundled into one compact, user-centric design.
February 2, 2024
ASUS launches Zenbook DUO in Canada, a 14-in. dual-screen OLED laptop. ASUS Zenbook DUO (2024) UX8406, an ultraportable laptop equipped with two 14-in. 2K 120 Hz OLED touchscreens is now available for pre-order on the ASUS eShop, Best Buy.ca, Amazon.ca, Canada Computers, Staples, Memory Express and Newegg.
In addition to the twin ASUS Lumina OLED displays, a detachable snap-on magnetic keyboard and kickstand are bundled into one compact, user-centric design. The touchscreens support high-precision stylus inputs, and the built-in ScreenXpert software enables smartphone-like multitouch gesture support for intuitive operation, the company says.
Zenbook DUO’s detachable keyboard fits between its dual screens. This design enhances portability and convenience, allowing users to use or charge the keyboard at any time without extra settings. The pogo-pin connectors on the edge of the lower screen ensure hassle-free docking, with auto-positioning magnets on the pogo pins and corners of the second screen to enhance the overall user experience, the company notes.
ASUS laptops feature user-centric designs. Zenbook DUO is supplied with an ultra-quiet, full-size ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard with an integrated touchpad, which combined with a lay-flat 180° display hinge and built-in kickstand allows for several user modes and angles including Dual Screen, Desktop, Laptop and Sharing modes. The intuitive ScreenXpert software allows for easy control of the display contents in all modes.
Despite its ultra-compact form factor, Zenbook DUO doesn’t sacrifice performance or functionality. It’s powered for productivity by the latest generation Intel Core Ultra 7 H-processor combined with 16 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. It will also be available later in 2024 with up to an Intel Core Ultra 9 H-processor. Intel Core Ultra processors feature Intel’s first integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which delivers low-latency AI computing to accelerate multitasking, making Zenbook DUO highly efficient for work, creativity, and entertainment.
The redesigned 75 Wh high-capacity battery has an eco-friendly extended lifespan that supports up to 20% more charging cycles than the previous generation. As an Intel Evo Edition laptop, Zenbook DUO wakes instantly, charges fast, and delivers all-day battery life, according to Asus. The 14.6 mm-thin chassis has I/O capabilities with two Thunderbolt 4 and Type-C compatible ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, an HDMI 2.1 (TMDS) port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Availability and Pricing
The ASUS Zenbook DUO (2024) has an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor, 1 TB SDD and 16 GB LPDDR5x RAM is now available for preorder on the ASUS eShop, Best Buy.ca, Amazon.ca, Canada Computers, Staples, Memory Express and Newegg, and is priced at CA$2,199. An additional configuration with the Intel Core Ultra 9 processor 185H will be available later in 2024.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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