Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo Review – Smallest Dual Screen Laptop

The all-new Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo is the smallest dual-screen laptop that delivers excellent content creation and multitasking performance.


Earlier this year, we saw the launch of new ASUS Gaming models at the CES 2022. This time, they have developed their latest line of thin and lightweight laptops. Asus launched a series of new laptops at their ASUS Launch event titled “The Pinnacle of Performance”. They have enlisted several new laptops under their Zenbook and Vivobook Series. These laptops are faster, look better, and feature the new OLED Displays.

With some iconic compact chassis design and the latest innovative technologies from ASUS, Zenbook series laptops have become the Flagship Series for Asus in their thin and lightweight laptop segments. This year in 2022, Asus is pushing the Zenbook series to the next level. This Zenbook Pro14 Duo is the Asus’s most powerful 14-inch laptop with a dual-screen. The laptop has been constructed to deliver a whole new experience to the users. The laptop is excellent for excellent multitasking and content creation.

Now further any delay, let’s check out the all-new Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo Smallest Dual Screen Laptop.

Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo – Specs

Here are the detailed specifications of the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo Laptop

Model NameUX5402, Intel Evo Certified
ColorBlack
CPUUp to Intel Core-i9 12900H
GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
RAMUp to 32GB Gigabyte LPDDR5 4800MHz Frequency
SSDUp to 2 TB PCIe 4.0x 4 SSD with 6500MB/s speed
Main Screen14.5-inch OLED, 2880×1800 resolution, 120Hz, 16:10 aspect ratio, 0.2ms response time, Anti-glare and fingerprint coating, 550 nits brightness
2nd Screen Size12-inch with 12 Degree optimal viewing angle, OLED, 2880×864 resolution, with Screenpad Plus Technology
Additional Display FeaturesTouchscreen with Asus Pen 2.0 support, 4096 pressure levels, 4x interchangeable pen tips, fast USB-C charging
Panel Color AccuracyIPS grade with 100% DCI-P3 Color gamut, PANTONE Validated Color accuracy on both screens, Adaptive RGB Color sensor
Keyboard and TouchpadASUS ErgoSense Full Size Backlit Chiclet Keyboard and touchpad, 18.5mm key pitch and 1.4mm key travel
Sound SystemDolby Vision ATOMS certified speakers with SmartAMP technology, 360 Voice recording with four mic array, AI noise cancelling
Webcam720p Full HD IR Camera, Large 1.4 µm pixels for 156% more light capture, Color sensor, Tof, ALS
Ports2x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C port with 40Gbps speed
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A
1x HDMI 2.1
1x DC-in Charger Jack
1x Audio Mic combo jack
1x SD Express 7.0 Card Reader
ConnectivityLatest Intel Killer WiFi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2
CPU+GPU TDPUp to 85W
Thermal DesignDual 12v cooling boost fans with AAS Ultra technology
Weight1.7KG
Battery76Wh, 4S1P, 4-cell, Li-ion
OSEither Windows 11 Home or 11 Pro Edition – User’s Choice
Dimension32.35 x 22.47 x 1.17 cm

Asus Zenbook 14 Pro Duo 2022 – Price and Availability

The starting price of Asus’s 2022 model Zenbook 14 Pro Duo is approximately $1290.99. It is available worldwide with all major online and offline retailers. But the price of this laptop may vary from one country to another country.

Asus 14 inch dual-screen laptop – Design and Build Quality

Asus 14 inch dual-screen laptop - Design and Build Quality
Asus 14 inch dual-screen laptop – Design and Build Quality

The new Zenbook Pro 14-inch laptop has studio-grade features for serious and dedicated digital artists. The laptop’s hinges are even more robust than the previous Gen model. When you pull back the main screen to 90 degrees, the second screen automatically sets on a 12-degree optimal viewing angle, giving more space for enough airflow below. The 720p webcam is placed at the top-middle position of the display unit with an additional IR sensor.

All over, the laptop looks very beautiful. It is also just 1.7kg in weight and fits easily in every type of laptop backpack. The main chassis is solid and constructed with a premium aluminium-magnesium material combination. The hinges are smooth and don’t get stuck even with the random pulling or pushing. The laptop also surpasses the US MIL-STD 810H Military Grade Standard. The new ASUS Zenbook “A” logo is placed on the left side on the top of the lid.

Asus Dual Screen Zenbook 14 Pro Duo – Display

Asus has manufactured this laptop with dual-screen functionality. There is one 14-inch primary main display unit and a 2nd screen placed just under the main screen.

Zenbook 14 Pro Duo Primary Display

Asus Dual Screen Zenbook 14 Pro Duo - Main Display Screen
Asus Dual Screen Zenbook 14 Pro Duo – Main Display Screen

The primary display unit comes with a 14-inch panel and a 16:10 aspect ratio. It is an OLED panel with an IPS grade colour quality. The resolution of this panel is 2800×1800 along with a resolution of 120Hz refresh rate with 0.2ms response time. It has a touchscreen feature with Anti-glare and anti-fingerprint coating units.

The impressive thing is that this OLED display unit is Dolby Vision certified and delivers cinema-grade quality pictures and videos. A 1,000,000: 1 contrast level provides an enriched amount of colour and a high 550 nits of brightness. The display also features HDR True Black 500 with 1.07 Billion colors and is Pantone certified.

Zenbook 14 Pro Duo Secondary Display

Asus Dual Screen Zenbook 14 Pro Duo - The 2nd Screen
Asus Dual Screen Zenbook 14 Pro Duo – The 2nd Screen

The 2nd screen of this laptop comes 93mm wide in dimension. The second display has been added to encourage more multitasking. This 2nd screen unit comes with Screenpad Plus technology, which Asus Screen Xpert powers. It automatically sets on 12 Degree optimal viewing angle when the main display unit is pulled to 90 degrees. This screen is used for the tool section of the application you are using on the main display screen.

The second display features a screen touch 12.7-inch panel with a 2880×864. The panel also supports Stylus.

All over, both of these two screen units feature 100% DCI-P3 color, 100% sRGB color, and 94% Adobe RGB color support with 100% accuracy and motion clarity.

Zenbook Pro 14 Duo – Keyboard and Touchpad

Keyboard

Asus has placed a full-size edge-to-edge keyboard. It comes with backlit features along with Asus’s ErgoSense technology. The keys are 18.5mm in pitch with 1.4mm of travel distance. All of the keys are very responsive, quick, and fast. But in terms of long time typing, hand wrist catches pain quickly for its placement below the 2nd screen.

Zenbook Pro 14 Duo - Keyboard and Touchpad
Zenbook Pro 14 Duo – Keyboard and Touchpad

Touchpad

The touchpad area of this keyboard is placed in the right-below position of the laptop, jointly with the keyboard section. The touchpad area is big and comes with separate left and right-click buttons. It feels very soft with an accurate response and works while operating with Asus Pen 2.0. However, its right side placement makes this laptop only for a right-hand-side user.

Asus Zenbook 2022 Laptop – Ports and Connectivity

The Asus Zenbook Pro 14 duo laptop offers some impressive port options to its users. On the laptop’s right side, you get two Thunderbolt4 USB-C ports and One USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port. Both the dual Thunderbolt 4 ports deliver 40Gbps speed and support for external displays. Also, the USB-C Thunderbolt ports can be used as a fast-charging unit.

Asus Zenbook 2022 Laptop - Ports and Connectivity
Asus Zenbook 2022 Laptop – Ports and Connectivity

On the left side, you are getting one universal 3.5mm Audio Mic combo jack, and On the backside of the laptop, there is one HDMI 2.1 port, one DC charging jack and one SD 7.0 card reader slot. The SD 7.0 slot delivers 985 Mbps speed.

Asus has squeezed the latest Intel Killer WiFi 6E wireless component for connectivity and the latest and fastest Bluetooth v5.2. These wireless components are fast network connectivity and data delivery without any lag or disconnection issues.

Zenbook 14 Pro Duo – Audio, Battery, and Webcam

Audio

Asus has placed two Dolby Atmos-certified surrounding speakers inside the laptop. The sound from the speakers is outstanding, and there are no types of noise distortion even at higher volumes. Also, the 3.5mm universal audio-mic combo jack delivers excellent sound quality when you plug in any good quality headphones. You can also use a pair of Bluetooth headphones and go completely wireless!

Battery

This Zenbook 14 Pro Duo laptop comes with a 76Wh, 4S1P, 4-cell, Li-ion battery. The battery gives you an all-day standby time of 12hrs. With heavy multitasking, the battery lasts up to 7hrs such as Working on Microsoft office 360 package, Adobe Premier Package, etc., software. However, it lasts only 2 hrs if you are gaming on it.

Webcam

Asus has squeezed a 720p full HD IR webcam into this laptop. The webcam comes with an additional color sensor, Tof, and ALS units placed beside it. For its Large 1.4 µm pixel pitch, there were no dead pixels and blurriness things found in our webcam testing experiment. Also, it can capture 156% more light. So, it’s an excellent choice for daily office usage, live streaming, and video calls.

Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo – Performance and Benchmark

The Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo comes with the Latest Zen Intel Alder Lake Core-i9 12900H CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU with support for RTX Studio Drivers. The laptop also has 32GB DDR5 RAM and a 2TB SSD. The ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo 14 is Intel EVO Certified for a premium laptop experience. We did some performance and benchmarking tests through some benchmarking software and latest-gen high-end graphics games, and here are the test results below.

Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo CPU Benchmark

CineBench R23 Single Core1778 points
CineBench R23 Multi Core15549 points
Premiere Pro PugetBench788 points
Photoshop PugetBench1079 points
Blender BenchmarkMonster – 718
Junkshop – 260
Classroom – 373
Mozilla Firefox Compile Test20 mins

Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo GPU Performace

Although this laptop is not meant for Gaming, we tried to run a few optimized games on this laptop with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. All games were set to 1080p High settings, and Here are the results below.

Deus Ex Mankind72fps
Shadow of The Tomb Raider64fps
DIRT 557fps
Metro Exodus44fps

Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo – Noise and Thermal

Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo - Noice and Thermal
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo – Noice and Thermal

Asus has constructed this laptop with 3-sided air flowing 20mm vent areas. It also comes with dual 12v, 97 blade fans, and dual 8mm heat pipes to keep the whole system cool. When you pull back the main screen to 90 degrees, the second screen automatically sets on a 12-degree optimal viewing angle, giving extra space for enough airflow from below.

This entire Asus IceCool-Plus thermal architecture keeps the laptop very cool under 32 degrees celsius. However, the noise level of dual cooling fans can reach up to 52dB under heavy load or multitasking modes.

Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo – FAQ

How much warranty does Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo Provides?

Asus’s Zenbook Pro 14 Duo laptop comes with a One-Year Limited Warranty.

What are the free Softwares that comes with this laptop?

The ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo comes with the Pre Installed latest Windows 11 OS. This laptop comes with a free copy of Microsoft Office 360 Package, Adobe Premiere Package, and other expensive Creator softwares pre-installed. It also comes with MyAsus exclusive software from ASUS, with which you can customize your whole system. Besides, you can also set the 2nd screen as your control panel with Asus Screen Xpert software.

Can I upgrade my Asus ZenBook 14 Pro Duo OLED laptop?

Unfortunately, there are no upgrade options for this laptop. It comes with a 16GB RAM variant or the 32GB RAM Variant. Since the storage is not upgradable either, you can use an external SSD.

Asus Zenbook 14 Pro Duo – Verdict

Pros
  • Outstanding build quality with Attractive design
  • Very much Vibrant, colourful, Dolby HDR and Eyecare certified Dual display.
  • Excellent performance in all types of Creative Softwares
  • Functional Secondary Display can also be used as a control panel
  • Incredible sound from speakers
  • Impressive cooling
Cons
  • Battery Drains faster when operating with 2nd screen
  • Bad typing experience with keyboard unit
  • It should come at least with Nvidia 3060 Ti GPU in this price range

That’s all, folks!


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