ASUS did not forget to bring an update to its gaming laptop with the ROG Zephyrus Duo dual screen. At CES 2022 the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 debuted with a series of improvements to its features and performance.
Features of ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16
The first update can be seen directly on the screen. ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 now comes with a 16-inch screen panel. The aspect ratio is 16:10 and supports the DCI-P3 100% color coverage standard. The display panel is available with options. The first is a QHD 165Hz Nebula HDR Mini LED display panel. The second option with the Dual Spec panel.
According to ASUS, the Dual Spec panel offers gamers more flexibility through Pixel Acceleration technology. This technology allows the display panel to support two screen resolutions and refresh rates. ASUS presents two modes that gamers can choose from. The first mode is at standard 4K resolution with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. If the refresh rate is not fast enough, gamers can choose the second mode with a refresh rate of 240 Hz. However, in this second mode the screen resolution is lowered to Full HD resolution.
Shifting to the second screen called ROG ScreenPad Plus, the panel offers 4K resolution with a size of 14.1 inches. When used, these two screen panels will lift slightly upwards with a tilt angle of 13 degrees. That way, it can increase up to 30% airflow to help this laptop cooling system. ASUS also improved its cooling system by using liquid metal from the manufacturer Thermal Grizzly.
Improvements in the cooling sector of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 are very important. The reason is, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 brings the fastest specifications in the ROG line.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is powered by top-of-the-line processors and graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia. The processor is AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti graphics card. It supports up to 64GB of RAM and available SSD storage space with a capacity of up to 4TB.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 specifications at a glance:
|processor||AMD Ryzen 6980HX|
|RAM||32GB DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM x 2|
Max Capacity : 64GB
|Graphics card||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti L|
|Storage space||2TB + 2TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 4.0 SSD (RAID 0)|
|Screen||ROG Nebula Display|
WQUXGA(3840×2400) / WUXGA (1920×1200)
Refresh Rate: 120Hz/ 240Hz
MUX Switch + Optimus
Dolby Vision HDR
|Second screen||ScreenPad™ Plus (14? 3840 x 1100(4K) IPS-level Panel Support Stylus)|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Pro|
|Connectivity||1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack|
1x HDMI 2.1
1 x card reader (microSD) (UHS-II, 312MB/s)
1x RJ45 LAN port
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support displayport
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort™ / power delivery / G-SYNC
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax)+Bluetooth 5.2 (Dual band) 2*2;(*BT version may change with OS upgrades.) -RangeBoost|
|Battery||90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion|
|Audio||Smart Amp Technology|
AI noise-canceling technology
Built-in array microphone
6-speaker(dual-force woofer) system with Smart Amplifier Technology
|Dimension||35.5 x 26.6 x 2.05 cm|
For other ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 features, this laptop supports WiFi 6E, HDMI 2.1 and is equipped with a MUX Switch. MUX Switch allows gamers to switch from integrated graphics cards to Nvidia discrete graphics cards directly for more powerful graphics performance.
Price for ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16
There is no further information on the price of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 later in the market. This laptop will reportedly be available in the second quarter of 2022.