Discussion in 'Asus' started by paprikaleapt, May 28, 2019.
...I like....unlike Apples Macbook Touchbar....this actually looks quite useful. Even though its more of a half screen....coming from a 3-5 monitor desktop set up, this is quite perfectly an excellent compromise to the ideal portable multi monitor set up.
One thing thats not too clear.... is if both screens are penabled? The half screen sure is....but that one image in the video with the device next to a Wacom Intuos....doesn't give me alot of faith in how much they intend this to be fully penabled....otherwise there would be no point to have a seperate intuos at all with it. But then again...since its form factor is more traditional laptop instead of a Yoga or 2-in-1, it might be poorly suited for a full pen display...much like the Surface Laptop.
That to me is the ultimate portable, in essence you will have the capability of a four screen setup, and if the resolution is good enough on the big screen the equivalent of five screens. My only worry would be battery life with those screens and an i9 CPU.
I'm pretty surprised the forums and even reddit have been pretty silent on this device.
On this forum, it makes sense to me- artists won't be interested.
LinusTechTips and some youtubers were pretty pumped about the possibility of getting more screen space though.
The first thing that came to my mind, though, was that perhaps at the laptop's weight and price (for being a new futuristic product), you could maybe buy two LG grams, which would cost the same and be about the same total weight, and give more physical space (if not pixels). Or a lightweight laptop + a lightweight chromebook for less money but a similar total weight.
Second thing that came to my mind was "can I do good notetaking when my hand is hovering over the keyboard? Won't I accidentally push some buttons?"
And then third thing was "This sucks for lap usage-> dead to me, for my use. I do end up using laptops actually on my lap pretty often
fourth -> I hope this laptop succeeds. It's sick and possibly the way forward for non-artists, non-notetakers, gamers, etc. More screen space- why not?
I've been looking for a good dual display laptop solution forever. This thing looks extremely enticing. Have a feeling it's going to be ridiculously expensive though.
There is certainly a lot of worry about the price. Obviously an extra screen means higher costs but I also think Asus are aware that they aren´t exactly in the strongest position on the market so price has to be one factor in obtaining new customers. If they can sell it for a tad under $3,000 I think they may have a hit on their hands, above that and it is destined to be a niche product.
Any new info on either price or when it will hit the shelves?
Well it looks like they may have heard you, currently listed for MSRP $2999 (Newegg / Amazon).
And that's for the higher-end octa-core config too:
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)
Processor Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK (UX581GV-XB94T)
Intel® Core™ i7-9750H (UX581GV-XB74T)
Display Main Display: 15.6” OLED 4K (3840 x 2160) 16:9 touchscreen
ScreenPad Plus: 14” 4K UHD touchscreen
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 - 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory 32GB DDR4 2666MHz (UX581GV-XB94T)
16GB DDR4 2666MHz (UX581GV-XB74T)
Storage 1TB PCIe® x4 SSD
Connectivity Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax)
Cameras IR webcam with Windows Hello support
Interfaces 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x Standard HDMI
1 x Audio combo jack
1 x DC-in
Audio Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
Harman Kardon-certified audio system
Battery 71Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
AC Adapter Output: 19.5V, 230W
Input: 100V-240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz
Dimensions 14 x 8.8 x 0.9 in
355.6 x 223.52 x 22.86 mm
Weight 6.4 lb
This is lookin' pretty sweet...
bump.... so now that this has been released....has anyone plunked down for one?
I ask because I am considering purchasing one.
Somewhat.....desiring a career change.....I have enrolled in a 6 month coding bootcamp starting in November. It’s a bring your own laptop class.....and I have my Surface Pro 5 which would suffice....But this device looks freaking perfect for the purpose of coding. The built in dual screen nature looks like it would be extremely useful....from both the instruction end, as well as the practical part.
Depending on what Microsoft unveils on October 2nd....I would be also considering upgrading my Pro 5 towards a Pro 7 or Book 3......(also somewhat contemplating getting a Zbook X2 instead)
Aside from the high price....my only reluctance to the Zen Pro....is that even though it’s penabled....it’s form factor isn’t really suitable for serious drawing.....which for jury rigging it for art would be a con....but for the 6 month boot camp....it would be a Pro since I wouldn’t have the temptation to draw. It would probably help me stay more focused on coding.
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