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ASUS unveils the availability of the new Zenbook DUO, the world’s first 14-inch dual-screen OLED laptop in Singapore

Groundbreaking Zenbook DUO with dual 14" OLED displays debuts along with new Zenbook models to herald a fantastic new lineup of AI-powered laptops.

ASUS today announces the latest additions to its consumer laptop lineup, headed up by the revolutionary new dual-screen Zenbook DUO.

The star of the lineup is the ASUS Zenbook DUO (UX8406), a multi-talented 1.35 kg dual-screen laptop that's the world's first -powered 14-inch dual-screen laptop. With a detachable wireless keyboard and built-in kickstand, this versatile laptop offers up to a massive 19.8-inch workspace when fully opened, and it can be easily configured in a variety of practical and convenient modes.

New additions to the Zenbook series of premium ultraportable laptops include the Intel-powered ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405) which deliver the signature elegance, sophistication, and optimised performance that the series is renowned for.

The new lineup features the latest AI-powered Intel Core Ultra Series processors, which offer better graphic performance, faster response, and increased power efficiency, allowing users to effortlessly multitask and take advantage of the latest AI-enabled applications for enhanced creativity and productivity. 

From ordinary to extraordinary: ASUS Zenbook DUO (UX8406)

The revolutionary ASUS Zenbook DUO (UX8406) is the world's first AI-powered 14-inch dual-screen laptop. With its detachable full-size Bluetooth ASUS ErgoSense keyboard and touchpad, this incredible device has a user-centric design that rewrites the rule book for on-the-go versatility. With Intel Evo Edition certification, this laptop expertly combines multitasking versatility with superb mobility in a 1.35 kg-light package. 

The dual full-size 3K 120 Hz ASUS Lumina OLED 16:10 displays are joined by a lay-flat 180° hinge to instantly expand the visual workspace to up to a massive 19.8 inches, which thanks to the integrated kickstand and detachable keyboard can be used in vertical or horizontal orientations for a number of versatile user modes — Laptop, Dual Screen, Desktop or Sharing — controlled by smart gestures via the intuitive ASUS ScreenXpert software. 

For recharging, the keyboard connects to pogo pins on the edges of the lower screen, aided by magnets for positioning, and for carrying it fits snugly between the two screens. It can be detached to allow full use of the visual workspace or be placed on the lower display for a traditional clamshell laptop experience. Zenbook DUO maximizes productivity and play throughout the day with up to an Intel Core Ultra 9 processor with an integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI acceleration, up to 32 GB of LPDDR5x memory, a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, a long-lifespan 75 Wh battery, and a Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos audio system. And with the huge screen real estate, users can effortlessly run all their favorite productivity apps — and keep them in view — at the same time.

The ASUS Zenbook DUO (UX8406) is designed with sustainability and durability in mind. It incorporates a variety of recycled materials, and is durability tested to MIL-STD-810H military-grade standards to maximize the device's lifespan. 

Revolutionary design

The ASUS Zenbook DUO (UX8406) is the world's first dual-screen laptop with twin 14-inch 3K 120 Hz OLED touchscreens. This incredible device has two screens, a detachable keyboard, and kickstand bundled into one compact, user-centric design – rewriting the rule book for on-the-go versatility. With Intel Evo Edition certification, it expertly combines multitasking versatility with superb mobility in a 1.35 kg-light package.  

The premium ASUS Lumina OLED displays are Dolby Vision certified, Pantone Validated and have a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut to ensure vivid, accurate color rendering. They are also VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certified for the deepest black levels. The touchscreens support high-precision stylus input using the optional 4096 pressure-level ASUS Pen, and the built-in ScreenXpert software enables smartphone-like multitouch gesture support for intuitive operation: users can launch a virtual keyboard, maximize a window, and much more with simple multi-finger gestures.

The ASUS Zenbook DUO's detachable keyboard fits between its dual screens for practicality when carrying. This design enhances portability and convenience, allowing users to seamlessly use or charge the keyboard at any time without extra settings. The pogo-pin connectors on the edge of the lower screen ensure hassle-free docking, with auto-positioning magnets on the pogo pins and corners of the second screen to further enhance the overall .  

Effortlessly versatile

ASUS laptops feature user-centric designs that sets them apart from the crowd. Uniquely, Zenbook DUO is supplied with an ultra-quiet, full-size ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard with an integrated touchpad, and this combined with the lay-flat 180° display hinge and convenient built-in kickstand allows several versatile user modes. The intuitive ScreenXpert software allows easy control of the display contents in all modes.

  • 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, researchers, 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. 

Supremely capable

Despite its ultra-compact form factor, the ASUS Zenbook DUO (UX8406) doesn't sacrifice performance or functionality. It's powered for productivity by the latest generation of Intel processors — up to the all-new Core Ultra 9 H-series — combined with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. The redesigned 75 Wh high-capacity battery has an eco-friendly extended lifespan that supports up to 20% more charging cycles than the previous generation. As an Intel Evo Edition laptop, Zenbook DUO wakes instantly, charges fast, and delivers all-day battery life so users can confidently travel without their chargers.

Intel Core Ultra processors feature Intel's first integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which delivers a dedicated engine to help unlock AI experiences on the PC, the next level in immersive graphics, and high-performance low-power processing, so users can work, game, and create without worrying about battery life. It's perfect for shifting workloads from the CPU and providing power-efficient AI acceleration for modern AI-enabled applications. The NPU delivers low-latency AI computing, accelerating multitasking to make Zenbook DUO highly efficient for work, creativity, and entertainment. All this enables users to seamlessly manage complex workloads and enhance productivity. And with the huge screen real estate available on Zenbook DUO, two full-size 14″ displays, users can effortlessly run all their favorite productivity apps — and keep them in view — at the same time.

The 14.6 mm-thin chassis has no compromises in I/O capabilities, either, with 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 combo audio jack, so users don't need to carry a bulky docking station or multiple adapters when traveling. For unrivaled entertainment capabilities, Zenbook DUO features a powerful Harman Kardon-certified audio system with Dolby Atmos certification for immersive multidimensional spatial sound.

ASUS is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment, and Zenbook DUO is constructed from 90% post-industrial-recycled (PIR) magnesium-aluminum alloy. It massively exceeds ENERGY STAR power-efficiency requirements by up to 43%, and all paper packaging is made from 100%-recyclable FSC Mix-certified and FSC Recycled paper. Stringent durability testing to the strictest US MIL-STD-810H standards ensures that Zenbook DUO is reliable in everyday use and maximizes the device's lifespan to enhance its sustainability. 

Premium ultraportable laptops: ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED​ (UX3405) 

ASUS unveils the availability of the new Zenbook DUO, the world's first 14-inch dual-screen OLED laptop in Singapore - 1

The 1.2 kg light and 14.9 mm thin ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405) is a premium ultraportable laptop powered by an Intel Core Ultra 7 processor and Intel Arc graphics. The latest processor platforms incorporate the latest advances in dedicated hardware AI acceleration, with built-in AI engines that optimize performance and power efficiency. The sleek ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405) is the ultimate ultraportable laptop that takes sophistication to a whole new level. Users can seize every moment using the enhanced extended-life 75 Wh battery, and achieve seamless connectivity via all the essential I/O ports – including 2 x Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 2.1 (TMDS) and a 3.5 mm combo audio jack. An immersive audiovisual experience is provided by the vivid 3K ASUS Lumina OLED 120 Hz display and powerful new super-linear speakers, and the user-friendly design incorporates convenient face login, an FHD IR camera with a physical shutter for privacy, and a new quiet ASUS ErgoSense keyboard with a large ErgoSense touchpad. The new design offers improved sustainability with the extensive use of recycled materials for the laptop and its packaging, and US military-grade durability testing maximizes the device's service life.

Premium ultraportable design

The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405) delivers uncompromising mobility with its sleek, lightweight and sturdy all-metal design and enhanced-lifespan 75 Wh battery. At just 14.9 mm thin and weighing only 1.2 kg, the elegant chassis is around 10% more compact than the previous generation.

The specially designed battery supports up to 20% more charging cycles than previous models, protecting the user's investment and helping to maximize the laptop's life. It also offers up to 15 hours of unplugged operation for all-day productivity. USB-C Easy Charge makes it simple to recharge from any suitable USB-C adapter, power outlet or power bank.

Premium performance

The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405) is an Intel Evo Edition laptop that features top-tier AI-powered Intel Core Ultra processors with built-in Intel Arc graphics. Intel Core Ultra processors include a dedicated engine to help unlock AI experiences, deliver the next level in immersive graphics, and enable high-performance low-power processing, so users can work, game and create while enjoying long battery life. Combined with the laptop's ultrafast 1 TB SSD storage, 16 GB RAM and WiFi 6E (802.11ax), this means that users will wait less and be able work faster, wherever they are.

The ultra-vivid 3K (2880×1800) ASUS Lumina OLED 120 Hz display makes every moment incredible, with its up to 600-nit brightness, web-friendly 16:10 aspect ratio, and 87% screen-to-body ratio. And adaptive sync automatically adjusts the refresh rate for always-smooth visuals. 

Despite its ultra-compact form factor, Zenbook 14 OLED includes a comprehensive set of full-size high-speed I/O ports — including two Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 2.1 (TMDS) and a convenient 3.5 mm audio jack — so users don't need to carry dongles or adapters around with them.

Premium user experience

Zenbook 14 OLED is designed with the user firmly in mind, incorporating a range of advanced features designed to enhance their mobile lifestyle. Whatever the user is listening to, the powerful, crystal-clear sound delivered by the new super-linear speakers, smart amplifier and ASUS Audio Booster in the Harman Kardon-certified audio system will give their ears a treat with the multidimensional Dolby Atmos sound.

When late-night deadlines approach, the new quiet ASUS ErgoSense keyboard reduces aural distractions to a minimum while offering a supremely comfortable typing experience, thanks to the fine-tuned key pitch, dished key caps and ergonomic key travel.

To guard the user's privacy, the FHD IR camera has a physical shutter, and the camera delivers a superlative video conferencing experience, enhanced by AI noise cancelation and built-in video enhancements for crystal-clear audio and crisp video.        

Made for the Earth

ASUS is committed to do more with less through Zenbook. This device aims to minimize its environmental impact across the entire product lifecycle, from material use and manufacturing, through to assembly, use, and end of life. We have mitigated its carbon footprint by incorporating up to 50% post-consumer-recycled (PCR) materials and designing eco-conscious packaging that's 100% recyclable. Zenbook 14 OLED also exceeds the ENERGY STAR power-efficiency standard by 50%.

To maximize the lifespan of the laptop — and hence improve sustainability — strict US military-grade testing under a stringent test regime ensures outstanding durability.

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Nurin Sofia
Nurin Sofia
Nurin Sofia is a news editor at Tech Edition. Her interest is in technology and startups, occasionally crunching news for gaming. Sofia enjoys playing video games, going on bike rides, and gardening when she isn't behind a keyboard.

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