ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 15 Gaming Laptop

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ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 15 Gaming Laptop
Key Features
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9-10980HK Eight-Core
  • 32GB DDR4 | 2 x 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 15.6" 3840 x 2160 4K 60 Hz Display
  • 14.1" 3840 x 1100 4K Touchscreen
Expand your capabilities with the ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 15 Gaming Laptop. Featuring a secondary 14.1" panel on the keyboard half of the laptop, the Zephyrus Duo provides users multitasking capabilities they didn't have before. Use it to expand game stats, creativity workflows, and much more. Specs-wise, it's equipped with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9-10980HK eight-core processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, two 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSDs in RAID 0, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card. With these combined, it can easily tackle your everyday tasks and play graphically demanding games on its 3840 x 2160 display. Connectivity options include USB Type-A and Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and a backlit keyboard. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Pro.
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ASUS Zephyrus Duo 15 15.6" 2020 Overview

Expand your capabilities with the ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 15 Gaming Laptop. Featuring a secondary 14.1" panel on the keyboard half of the laptop, the Zephyrus Duo provides users multitasking capabilities they didn't have before. Use it to expand game stats, creativity workflows, and much more. Specs-wise, it's equipped with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9-10980HK eight-core processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, two 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSDs in RAID 0, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card. With these combined, it can easily tackle your everyday tasks and play graphically demanding games on its 3840 x 2160 display. Connectivity options include USB Type-A and Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and a backlit keyboard. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Pro.

ScreenPad Plus

The ASUS ScreenPad Plus is a unique addition to the standard laptop. Placed above the keyboard and shifting it lower, the ScreenPad Plus measures 14.1" diagonally and features a 3840 x 1100 resolution and 178° wide viewing angles with touch support. This additional screen has plenty of possibilities for multitasking, convenience, and more.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-Series Graphics

Based on NVIDIA's Turing architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card provides major improvements in performance, memory bandwidth, and power efficiency over its predecessor, the Pascal architecture. Moreover, it features dedicated Ray-Tracing cores for enhanced graphical quality and life-like images.

15.6" NVIDIA G-SYNC Display

The 15.6" display features a 3840 x 2160 4K resolution and covers 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut, which is ideal for users who want detailed pictures. Moreover, NVIDIA G-SYNC technology syncs the display's refresh rate with the graphics card's frame rate output to reduce screen tearing stuttering, and ghosting for a smoother experience.

Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.

Audio

Enjoy High-Res Audio via the ESS Sabre HiFi DAC for rich, clear audio and a more immersive listening experience.

Keyboard

The keyboard features ASUS Aura Sync customizable RGB lighting. Users can select from 16.8 million colors and a variety of lighting effects to suite their style. The keys also have a 1.4 mm travel distance for comfortable typing, and N-key rollover to ensure your multi-key commands are correctly registered.

Windows 10 Pro

Start Menu

After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.

Cortana

Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.

Microsoft Edge

After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.

Windows Store

For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.

Windows Continuum

Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.

Xbox on Windows 10

Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.

Additional Windows 10 Pro Features

The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.

ASUS Zephyrus Duo 15 15.6" 2020 Specs

Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
Performance
CPU2.4 GHz Intel Core i9-10980HK 8-Core
Maximum Boost Speed5.3 GHz
L3 Cache16 MB
Memory TypeDDR4
Total Installed Memory32 GB
Memory Configuration1 x 16 GB (Onboard)
1 x 16 GB (User-Replaceable)
Memory Slot Type260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots1 (0 Available)
Graphics TypeDedicated
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Display
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Size15.6"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution3840 x 2160
TouchscreenNo
FinishMatte
Color Gamut100% Adobe RGB
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Variable Refresh TechnologyG-Sync
Storage and Expansion
SSD Slots2 x M.2 (In Use)
Total Installed Capacity2 TB
Solid State Storage2 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Optical DriveNone
I/O
Ports2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)
USB Type-C1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Supports DisplayPort)
Display1 x HDMI 2.0b
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers2 x 4 W
Built-In MicrophonesYes
Media/Memory Card SlotNone
Communications
Ethernet1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO SupportYes
Bluetooth5.0
GPSNone
NFCNo
WebcamNone
Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Capacity4-Cell: 90 Wh
Keyboard & Mouse
KeyboardChiclet Notebook Keyboard with Backlight
Pointing DeviceTouchPad
General
Power Supply230 W with
Dimensions14.17 x 10.55 x 0.79" / 36 x 26.8 x 2 cm
Weight5.29 lb / 2.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.8 x 14.5 x 4.6"

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