ASUS unveiled their new ZenBook Duo models a ProArt Display and a TUF Gaming laptop according to XDA. The line ASUS is a leader in the computer market and generally releases some amazing machines. The new models introduced include an OLED version of its dual-screen ZenBook Pro Duo 15, the TUF Dash gaming notebook, ZenBook Duo 14, VivoBook S14, ExpertBook B9450CEA (vPro), Chromebook Flip CX5/C536, Chromebook Cx9, and ASUS BR1100 for education. That is a lot of new machines so let us go over them.
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 comes equipped with a beautiful 4K OLED display
This version of ASUS's new ZenBook Pro Duo 15 comes with a new 4K OLED HDR display. In addition to this, it has a wide secondary 4K touchscreen. The primary display offers a 93% screen-to-body ratio and has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 5—certification, and Pantone validation.
For performance, the new notebook still has Intel’s 10th-gen Core i9( notebook processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM with a 1TB PCIe 3.0 X 4 SSD. Speed will not be a problem in the slightest. There is also a nice set of ports including two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. Also, it has WiFi 6 (802.11ax) for super speedy wireless speeds.
ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 is the smaller sibling but still packs a punch
Similarly, the ZenBook Duo 14 has a dual-screen setup just like its bigger sibling. It has Intel Evo-verification. This means that users who get this will have stellar performance along with style and good battery life. The screen is a FullHD display with a 93% screen-to-body ratio. Again, very similar to the 15-inch model. You also get 400 nits of brightness along with Pantone-validation, it covers 100% of the sRGB gamut, and TUV Rheinland certified for low blue light.
Again the 11th-Gen Intel Core Processor family along with Intel Iris Xe graphics will power it. Plus there will be an option of NVIDIA GeForce MX450 for discrete graphics. The battery is claimed to last up to 17-hours for all-day productivity according to ASUS. In addition, there is USB-C Easy Charge to allow for USB-C Power Delivery charging via a certified Power Delivery charger, or any standard USB-C charger.
Both of the secondary displays on the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED and the ZenBook Duo 14 come with ScreenXpert 2 software and ASUS Control Panel. Creative professionals will be able to take advantage of this customizable app. This app can offer control of creative apps like including brush-size adjustment, saturation, layer opacity, and more. Adobe Photoshop can take advantage of this too along with other Adobe apps. The ScreenPad Plus also provides 4096 levels of pressure stylus support for artists.
The TUF Dash F15 is here for the gamers
Next, there is some good news for the gamers out there. The TUF series offers affordable gaming notebooks has received a new member. The TUF Dash 15 has a design inspired by the ROG Zephyrus lineup. This allows the TUF Dash F15 to clean up its aesthetic and look clean and slim.
The new TUF family member is powered by the 11th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor and a GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. As a result, this machine is perfect for gaming. The display has a 240Hz refresh rate which has a 3ms response time. Also, there is a large heat spreader and five copper heat pipes. So the gamers out there will not have to worry about heating problems.
In addition, gamers will get new N-Blade fans and a self-cleaning cooling module. For battery life you get up to 16.6 hours and charging is handled via USB-C. The TUF Dash F15 comes with Thunderbolt 4 and has military-grade durability. So, any knicks, dings, or extreme temperatures are no worries.
The ASUS VivoBook S14 is the lightest of all VivoBooks
We are still going strong with a new ASUS VivoBook S14. This new laptop also has Intel Evo certification. In addition to that, it is said to be the lightest 14-inch VivoBook model. Other specs are the latest 11th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics, 16GB of memory, and Intel Optane Memory H10. Along with 1TB PCIe SSD and AUS Intelligent Performance Technology, this laptop is packed full.
You also get TUV Rheinland certification, sleek design with 15.9mm thickness, weight of 1.3kgs, Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports, 40 Gbps data transfer speeds, and video output to a single external 8K or two 4K UHD monitors.
The ASUS Chromebook CX9 is for all the Chromebook lovers
For all the Chromebook lovers here is some good news. It meets MIL-STd 810H U.S. military test standards, has a magnesium chassis, and weighs 1kg. It has an 11-Gen Intel Core i7 processor, anti-glare 14-inch FHD display, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 4, standard USB Type-A, and HDMI. There are Harman Kardon speakers, Titan C security for strong business-grade protection, and even a fingerprint sensor. As a result, users even get password-free login and a webcam shield. This added privacy is a great addition to all of the concerns of privacy lately.
The ASUS ProArt Display is here for the artists of the world
Are you an artist? Then the ProArt Display is for you. This is a portable 14-inch FHD IPS panel that can quickly connect to any PC, laptop, or tablet. It has 100% sRGB and 100% Rec. 709 color spaces and is Calman Verified. In addition, it is a factory pre-calibrated to provide Delta E < 2 color accuracy. Along with all of this, there is 10-point multi-touch and anti-glare film.
The ASUS Dial is a physical dial similar to the Surface Dial, is on the back of the display to control Adobe software. For example adjusting dials, sliders, buttons, and wheels are all controlled via the ASUS dial. You get an integrated on-screen display controller to adjust the monitor easily. Two USB-C ports can allow for audio, video, and power input. Lastly, you get a micro HDMI port, a tripod socket, and an adjustable metal kickstand
For the professionals, there is the ASUS ExpertBook B9
Yes guys we are still going. Next up is the ASUS ExpertBook which is the world’s lightest 14-inch business laptop. This is alleged by ASUS. The ExpertBook B9 is also powered by the 11th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor. However, this is the vPro processor that comes with built-in Intel Iris Xe graphics. In addition, you get dual 2TB SSDs, RAID 0 and RAID 1 support.
This will be available in two models. One is a .8kg model with a 33Whr battery, The second is a .99kg model with a 66Whr battery. Along with this, you get MIL-STD 810H U.S. military standard, WiFi 6, and ASUS’ WiFi Master Premium Technology. Since this is an expert machine you must be expecting some strong security. Well, you would be right. Along for the ride is a Kensington NanoSaver and an option for Trusted Platform Module 2.0 chip. This chip stores passwords and encryption keys. Lastly, there is an infrared camera, smart proximity sensor which enables fast biometric face logins, AI-based noise-canceling, and Harman Kardon, speakers.
The ASUS BR1100 is built to withstand abuse from students
We are now on the last new release. ASUS was really busy with these releases. Lastly, is an 11-inch ASUS BR1100 for education purposes. This machine is powered by an Intel Celeron N4500 or a new Intel Pentium Silver processor. It is paired with 16GB of RAM and up to 128GB worth of eMMC storage and a 1TB M.2 SSD.
Thankfully there is military-grade protection so it can survive being handled by kids. This protection protects against knocks, drops, and spills. It comes in two forms. It is available as a clamshell or convertible. Again this has TUV Rheinland certification like the rest of the machines, ASUS Two-Way AI Noise Canceling Microphone, noise-reducing camera, WiFi 6, webcam shield, and a microphone mute key for privacy. For long days of studying there is a 42Whr battery and optional 4G LTE. In addition, there is a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen. 2 and USB 3.2 Gen. 1 Type-A ports, HDMI, and a microSD card reader.
Now, with all of the specs out of the way you may be ready to spend your hard-earned cash. The ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED will be available in April 2021. The ZenBook Duo 14 availability is soon as it is listed to be available in January 2021. February 2021 is when you expect the ASUS VivoBook S14. The rest of the machines will be ready in Q1 or Q2 this year. The ExpertBook B9, ASUS BR1100, and ASUS TUF Dash F15 will be here in Q1. The ASUS Chromebook CX9 and ASUS ProArt Display will be here in Q2.