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ASUS ZENBOOK PRO DUO

Meet the mo­bile work­sta­tion for dig­i­tal cre­atives that puts an end to com­pro­mise

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NO MORE HIGH­MAIN­TE­NANCE 3D

A ca­reer or an en­thu­si­as­tic hobby in 3D is one of those prospects that can re­ally ex­cite some­one, yet it comes at a cost. 3D is one of the most com­pu­ta­tion­ally in­ten­sive tasks and his­tor­i­cally that meant you would need a large work­sta­tion, with a high­end graph­ics card and ideally one or two high-res­o­lu­tion, colourac­cu­rate mon­i­tors, and then all the para­pher­na­lia that ac­com­pa­nies such a ma­chine. This is fine, but there are knock-ons such as a good, solid desk, a chair and space for key­boards, tablets and mice.

But what if there was a way to main­tain the lev­els of power needed to get the next pro­ject fin­ished, but with­out any of those con­cerns? Well, the Asus Zenbook Pro Duo might well be just the so­lu­tion for this.

HIT THE ROAD

The Zenbook Pro Duo im­presses right off the bat, with two 4K screens. These are es­pe­cially im­por­tant for 3D work, where there is an abun­dance of view­port space re­quired, as well as the many tool palettes used to cre­ate ma­te­ri­als, and work with curves and keyframes. It’s easy to see how these might be a gim­mick, but they are colour ac­cu­rate to 100% DCI-P3, which is rare on a desk­top mon­i­tor, let alone mo­bile. On top of that, they are both 4K, one 15.6” while the other, known as the Screenpad, is also touch-sen­si­tive, mean­ing all the ges­tu­ral con­trols you are used to trans­late seam­lessly into your main work­flows.

Of course hav­ing all that dis­play power is use­less with­out the GPU to drive it and Asus de­liver here, with op­tions that in­clude NVIDIA’S lat­est RTX 2060 graph­ics cards with 6GB VRAM on board. Not only can you eas­ily run real-time 3D projects in Un­real En­gine but you can also do them ray­traced, or in VR.

The pro­cess­ing power is equally ca­pa­ble with 9th gen, 8 core In­tel Core i9 chips, next to 32GB ram and a bot­tle­neck killing 2TB SSD.

All this is good and well but when you are mo­bile com­put­ing the risks to ma­chine in­crease ex­po­nen­tially, so Asus ran the Zenbook Pro Duo through mil­i­tary tough­ness test­ing to en­sure it re­mains in ser­vice, no mat­ter if your trip takes you to the cof­fee shop or on set of a pyro-heavy movie pro­duc­tion.

IT DOESN’T END THERE

It’s clear that this ma­chine of­fers all the tools to let you un­tether your cre­ativ­ity from the tra­di­tional workspace, with­out com­pro­mis­ing on the hard­ware and soft­ware abil­i­ties you rely upon to re­alise your vi­sion and to ef­fi­ciently hit your dead­lines. That alone makes this an ideal so­lu­tion for cre­atives in all ar­eas from 3D and film edit­ing to de­sign­ers, il­lus­tra­tors and mu­si­cians.

There are a cou­ple of other tricks up the Zenbook’s rugged sleeves. First up, the touch­pad has a spe­cial ges­ture that turns it into a full-sized num­ber pad, very rare but use­ful on a mo­bile work­sta­tion. Clev­erly it doesn’t even in­ter­fere with the touch­pad, as Asus have also cre­ated some clever al­go­rithms to al­low it to per­form as both de­vices si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

“THIS MA­CHINE OF­FERS ALL THE TOOLS TO LET YOU UN­TETHER YOUR CRE­ATIV­ITY FROM THE TRA­DI­TIONAL WORKSPACE”

Se­condly, the Screenpad isn’t sim­ply a sec­ond dis­play but has the abil­ity to al­low you to hand­write notes, con­trol app switch­ing, ex­tend the main screen for ex­tra view­port real-es­tate and op­er­ate as a task con­troller.

If you work as a dig­i­tal creative, with needs that stretch the abil­i­ties of the usual lap­tops on of­fer, then the Zenbook Pro Duo is the one to keep you on task and on time.

Find out more at FYI bit.ly/zen­bookpd

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