Small, powerful, innovative. There are three keywords to describe the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 DUO OLED. With 14 inches, double screen, 20 mm thick and with gaming hardware, the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED is presented as a powerful team and well deserving of the concept of “laptop”.
Its 2.8K OLED screen and its secondary ScreenPad Plus also 2.8K offer professional image quality and maximum possibilities for creators and designers. The hardware is also not far behind with an innovative 12700H under the hood hinge to maximize cooling and a good 76Wh battery.
A packaging worthy of this great machine
The presentation is good from the start. We have a main rigid cardboard box that houses two others inside, one for accessories and one for the laptop. Protective plastic covers and details make for a professional experience from the start.
The contents of the box:
- Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED Laptop
- transport case
- Bluetooth Stylus Pen
- Charging adapter with European plug
- Laptop support legs
- user documentation
Although the device has two screens, the measurements match the most compact 14-inch models on the market, needing only 20 mm of thickness to install hardware, screens and chassis. An engineering work.
Reviewing the team
It should be noted that the equipment has a US MIL-STD 810H military certification, an anti-fingerprint finish, all in just 6 mm thickness for the screen. A small wedge in the lid makes it easy to open.
We go to the back of the laptop where the total absence of hinges is surprising, since these are inside, so visually it looks like a separate cover from the body of the computer, and it really will be. This area has been used to place a ventilation grille, along with another located on the left side in an asymmetrical design. This back has been used to place part of the ports.
We continue with the lower area where we have a cover also made of aluminum like the rest of the equipment, with a longitudinal rubber support on the front and another in the shape of a rectangle completely surrounding the grille to insert air.
Opening the screen of the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED is quite interesting. By having the double screen, it has a completely innovative hinge system called AAS Ultra. When we raise the main screen, an internal hinge attached to the ScreenPad Plus will cause it to tilt, unfolding two metal supports that raise the entire system.
We already said that the screen would be separated from the body and that is how it is, improving ergonomics and the feeling of union between screens, but it remains to be seen how the system resists many openings. The secondary screen is installed on a very thin but totally rigid metal plate, and under it you can see the two holes to get air towards the fans.
In the remaining space we obviously have the keyboard in a TKL layout with a row of F keys and a small touchpad on the edge.
watching the machine
The port configuration in this Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED is divided between the side and rear areas, with few ports, although quite powerful.
On the right side we have:
- 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery
- 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
- Power and hard drive LEDs
And on the left:
- 3.5mm jack combo audio and microphone
In the rear area we find:
- DC-In Jack
- Micro SD card reader
The featured ports will obviously be the two 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 ports, which support up to 100W charging and display output.
But it does have wireless connectivity with the Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 card, the most powerful in its class, and this time soldered on the board. Bandwidth will be 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 2.4 Gbps on 5 GHz and 6 GHz.
The Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED equips one of the best OLED screens, it is a 14.5-inch panel with a 2.8K resolution of 2880 x 1800p, delivering a huge pixel density on the screen and therefore absolute sharpness.
As for its color performance, we have Pantone validation for its factory calibration, a maximum brightness of 550 nits with DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification, Dolby Vision and 100% DCI-P3 color coverage.
Happy gamers as it has an adaptive 120 Hz refresh rate thanks to VRR and a pixel rate of 0.2 ms.
We now turn to the secondary screen of the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED, which consists of a 12.7-inch LCD-IPS panel, making the most of the available space with its thin frames. The panel offers us a 2.8K resolution, which in this case is 2800 x 864p (32:10), this means that when navigating with the mouse from one screen to another we will not experience jumps or scale changes in the image.
This work screen is not only multipoint touch, but like the main one it is also compatible with Stylus, the touch pen that has been included with the laptop offering pressure sensitivity. This new model has USB-C to charge its battery, eliminating batteries and weight for better handling.
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED has two rectangular speakers with Smart Amp technology and tuned by Harman/Kardon. With this we also have an analog Jack output to connect our headset with microphone and enjoy the best possible quality.
From the visible, the package is completed with a 720p webcam that records at 30 FPS with an IR sensor for facial recognition in Windows 11, which in turn has a TPM chip for hardware encryption. All a certainty.
a powerful team
Let’s go to the power. This unit has an Intel Core i7-12700H processor with Alder Lake architecture with 6 P-Core at 4.7 GHz and 8 E-Core at 3.5 GHz that adds 20 processing threads. It has 20 MB of L3 cache and a base TDP of 45W expandable up to 115W in turbo mode.
It is accompanied by integrated Iris Xe graphics with 96 execution units working at 1.4 GHz, which will work full time as they do not have dGPU.
The RAM memory configuration consists of 16 GB of type LPDDR5 at 4800 MHz directly soldered on the board without expansion capacity. An expected option for this slim device, taking advantage of the benefits of the new generation, the most powerful option being 32 GB. It is accompanied by a 500 GB Samsung Gen4x4 SSD, with the most powerful option of 1 TB, which would be more recommended for content creators.
The Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED is equipped with a 4920 mAh battery and 76Wh power. It gives without problems between 5 to 6 hours of work in Office and navigation. More than enough for such a powerful team.
In conclusion, this is a great machine that brings together everything we expect from Asus: power, innovation and design. An ideal team for those content creators and designers, who will fully enjoy this double screen and the possibility of working with the compatible pen.