Its additional display, called ROG ScreenPad Plus, puts your touchscreen controls at your fingertips on a massive secondary display that enhances everything from in-game functionality to live streaming and content creation. Any multitasking is greatly improved by this second screen, which is now enhanced with even better hardware.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, with the latest AMD and NVIDIA
The new Zephyrus Duo 15 SE combines the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 processors with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs, delivering the best performance, scalability and connectivity possible in this generation. It also has its innovative cooling system (called AAS Plus) which has been improved with new redesigned fans, it is now able to dissipate up to 165W of heat, so gaming will never be penalized by high temperatures.
The team has a premium panel of 4K resolution at 120 Hz which dramatically improves the gaming experience, displaying uncompromising images for gamers and creatives. In addition, ASUS gives the possibility to change this panel for an alternative with 1080p and 300Hz resolution refresh rate, ideal for those who want to use the laptop to play eSports. It should also be noted that the storage has been improved, as it now offers a RAID system that almost doubles the performance of the previous version by directly connecting two SSDs to the processor. For its part, the secondary screen has a resolution of 3840 x 1100 pixels, with a cheaper alternative with a resolution of 1920 x 550 pixels.
While the high-end configuration sets a new standard for high-end gaming laptops, this revolution isn’t just for the elite. The Zephyrus Duo 15 SE comes in a much wider range of configurations than its predecessors which make its secondary display accessible to a larger audience; even the most basic model has upgraded amenities that make it one of the most versatile laptops on the market for everyday use.
Four speakers with Dolby Atmos technology enhance the audio experience, advanced noise cancellation cleans up voice communications, its extended micro SD slot simplifies media access, and faster charging increases mobility in the real world . Its all-metal body also features a new Dot Insight aesthetic that combines the professional look with subtle laser-polished accents.
In terms of hardware, the team can come up with an RTX 3080 with 16GB of next-gen VRAM for the most demanding gamers, and in its top-of-the-range configuration this laptop mounts an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor with eight cores. and sixteen threads. process that will not disappoint even the most demanding content creators. Obviously, this is complemented by configurations with up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM at 3200 MHz and two NVMe SSDs in RAID0 for the best storage performance.
Finally, in terms of connectivity, this equipment integrates USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports that support DisplayPort 1.4 (they are USB-C), it has an HDMI 2.0 output, three USB 3.0 Type-A ports and a micro SD slot capable of reaching speeds of 312 MB / s. In addition, of course, it has WiFi 6 to minimize latency.
Price and availability
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE arrives in stores at the end of January 2021 at a price that depends on your hardware configuration; ASUS has yet to say what price its most basic configuration starts at.