Asus Just One Upped Apple’s Touch Bar in Impressive Fashion
With Computex underway the computing world’s attention is fully locked in on the new products being rolled out in Taipei, Taiwan. And while we were busy relaxing over the Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., Asus, the computer hardware manufacturer that has called Taipei home since its founding 30 years ago this year, was busy introducing a bevy of new, jaw-dropping products.
Among them was the new ZenBook Pro Duo, a device that includes an impressive set of specs. But what makes it stand out from any other laptop we’ve seen is the two 4K screens that are built into the device. The first screen is your traditional 16:9 OLED panel that makes up the actual laptop display, while the second screen is a slightly less traditional 32:9 IPS “ScreenPad Plus” display that rests directly above the keyboard. The second screen can be configured in a number of ways—including as an extension of the main display, as two 16:9 displays, as a standalone display, etc.—but no matter which way you slice it, it’s essentially everything Apple could’ve hoped for in their Touch Bar design, just on steroids.
And, despite the size of the second screen, Asus still gives the user access to a full keyboard and trackpad, the function key row included.