ASUS Zenbook DUO is a 14-inch dual-screen OLED laptop

We’ve had to keep this one under wraps since we had a sneak peek in Toronto back in December but we can now finally spill the beans! Stealing the show in Toronto, the ASUS Zenbook DUO is a 14-inch laptop that sports two 14″ 3K 120Hz Lumina OLED 16:10 touchscreens.

When using a laptop, a second screen can often come in handy. Dual-screen laptops aren’t new, although rare, and often come in the form of a single foldable screen. Now with the ASUS Zenbook DUO, users don’t have to worry about the crease in a foldable laptop, nor do they have to worry about carrying a portable monitor around with them when working on the go.

Stacked vertically, the ASUS Lumina OLED screens are Dolby Vision certified with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certified, and Pantone Validated. The detachable full-size Bluetooth ASUS ErgoSnese keyboard and touchpad allow users to use the Zenbook DUO as a traditional laptop. When removed, the second display turns on and can be used vertically, horizontally, or in sharing mode.

The ASUS Zenbook DUO can be used in multiple ways
The ASUS Zenbook DUO can be used in multiple ways.

The four modes include:

  • Dual Screen mode: When used with the wireless keyboard, this mode provides 19.8 inches of screen real estate, which can be used as a single expansive screen via the ViewMax feature. Alternatively, the twin 16:10 displays can be used independently, with easy window management via the App Switcher feature that puts users in full fingertip control of app windows, reducing interruptions and helping users maintain focus on the task at hand.
  • Desktop mode: The laptop can be used with the hinge aligned vertically for side-by-side portrait screens. Combined with the wireless keyboard, this makes it perfect for programmers, researcher, writers, and those who need access to large data worksheets for things like financial analysis — and many more besides. Users can display productivity apps on one screen while the other shows reference materials, documentation, or research sources. Alternatively, using the ViewMax feature they can display content across the entire screen width, giving them a massive 19.8-inch display.
  • Laptop mode: Users can place the ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad onto the lower display for a traditional laptop-style experience, replete with a 14-inch display and tall 16:10 aspect ratio. A pogo-pin connector automatically recharges the keyboard. Alternatively, the lower screen can be configured as a full-size virtual keyboard if required, so users don’t have to travel with the keyboard if space is tight.
  • Sharing mode: Allows easy sharing of content in meetings and business presentations. The 180° hinge allows the screens to lay flat so everyone can view the screen without having to huddle around, fostering better engagement and discussion. Additionally, content on the upper screen can be rotated by 180° if needed.

Even with dual screens, it’s still relatively light at only 1.35kg. The Zenbook DUO is powered by an Intel Core™ Ultra 9 processor with an integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI acceleration, up to 32 GB of LPDDR5x memory, up to a 1 TB PCIe® 4.0 SSD, a long-lifespan 75 Wh battery, and a Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos® audio system. As for ports, this dual-screen OLED display laptop has two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, an HDMI® 2.1 (TMDS) port, and a convenient 3.5 mm audio jack.

The ASUS Zenbook DUO (2024) UX8406 will be available on the ASUS eShop starting from February 2024 in Canada, as well as in ASUS-selected retail partners. The Intel® Core™ Ultra 7, 16 GB of RAM, 1 TB of SSD storage, and dual 2K OLED 120 Hz panels version will be available at CAD$2,199. The Zenbook DUO will also be available with an Intel® Core™ Ultra 9, 32 GB of RAM, 1 TB of SSD storage and dual 3K OLED 120 Hz panels will be available at CAD$2,499 later in 2024.

Full specifications of the ASUS Zenbook DUO include:

Specification Zenbook DUO (UX8406MA-DS91T-CA) Zenbook DUO (UX8406MA-DS71T-CA)
CPU Intel® Core™ Ultra 9 185-H processor Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 155-H processor
Display Dual displays: 2x 14″ 16:10 ASUS Lumina OLED touchscreens with 91% screen-to-body ratio, up to 500 nits peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, DisplayHDR™ True Black 500 certification, 120 Hz refresh rate
Display Resolution 3K (2880 x 1800) 2K (1920 x 1200)
Graphics Intel® Arc™ Graphics
NPU Dual Neutral Compute Engine Dedicated low-power AI engine Broad SW support
Main Memory 32 GB LPDDR5x 7467 MHz RAM 16 GB LPDDR5x 7467 MHz RAM
Storage Up to 1 TB PCIe® Gen 4 SSD
Connectivity WiFi 6E (802.11ax); Bluetooth® 5.2
Camera FHD (1080p) IR camera with Windows Hello; ASUS AiSense Camera
I/O Ports 2x Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C®
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x HDMI® 2.1 (TMDS)
1x Audio jack
Touchpad 129 x 74 mm ASUS ErgoSense touchpad
Audio Built-in speakers, Smart amplifier technology, Built-in microphone, Harman Kardon certified, Dolby Atmos-certified
Battery 75Wh
AC Adapter • 65 W adapter
• Output: 5V~20V, 65 W
• Input: 100~240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz universal
Operating System Windows 11 Home / Pro
Dimensions • 31.3 x 21.7 x 1.46 cm (without Bluetooth® keyboard)
• 31.3 x 21.7 x 1.99 cm (with Bluetooth® keyboard)
• 31.3 x 20.9 x 0.51 – 0.53 cm (Bluetooth® keyboard)
Weight • 1.35 kg (without Bluetooth® keyboard)
• 1.65 kg (with Bluetooth® keyboard)

Hopefully, we’ll have our hands on one of these for a full review in the future, so be sure to check back!