If you’re in the market for a high-end gaming and business laptop, ASUS’s ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV is currently for sale with US$950 discount. The ZenBook Pro Duo is Asus’ latest experiment with the dual-screen form factor. The main 15.6 in 4K OLED display is complemented by a touch panel right below that covers the entire width of the laptop. The discount makes the stratospherically expensive ZenBook Pro Duo (which normally retails for over US$3600) somewhat more affordable.
The ZenBook Pro Duo isn’t just about that extra touch display, though. You get an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card and a high-end Intel Core i7-9750H. At over US$3000, in laptop replacement territory, these specs are somewhat anaemic and you’d be paying a price premium solely for that fantastic dual-display tech. But in the mid US$2000 range, the ZenBook Pro Duo goes head to head with premium portable models from Dell, MSI, and, well Apple. At that price point, an OLED panel and secondary display suddenly make the laptop a much better value.