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ASUS unveils pre-orders for innovative dual-screen Zenbook DUO in Australia
Tue, 30th Jan 2024

ASUS, the global technology expert, has announced the availability of its innovative new Zenbook DUO (2024) UX8406 for pre-order. The Zenbook DUO hailed as the world's first ultraportable 14" OLED laptop with two 14-inch 3K 120 Hz OLED touchscreens, is a groundbreaking product combining technology and convenience in one compact device. It will officially launch at participating Australian retailers on 14 February 2024, priced at AUD $3,999.

The Zenbook DUO comes with a revolutionary design, offering two 14" 3K 120 Hz ASUS Lumina OLED 16:10 touchscreens in a conveniently portable package weighing just 1.35kg. The consumer gets a 19.8" workspace, which can be adjusted to be used vertically or horizontally. This provides great versatility and caters to different users' needs through multiple modes, including dual-screen, laptop, desktop, and sharing modes, all controlled by the ASUS ScreenXpert software. The device comes with a detachable full-size Bluetooth ASUS ErgoSense keyboard and touchpad designed for on-the-go versatility.

ASUS's newest device is abundantly capable with up to an Intel Core Ultra 9 processor with an integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI acceleration. Boasting up to 32 GB of LPDDR5x memory, up to a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD and a long-lifespan 75 Wh battery, it's a powerhouse that combines top-notch performance with sustainability.

The premium ASUS Lumina OLED displays offer a breathtaking visual experience. They are Dolby Vision certified and Pantone Validated and have a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, ensuring vivid, accurate colours.

ASUS has packed the Zenbook DUO with AI-friendly features to address today's increasing need for AI technology. The device's processors come with Intel's first integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which allows for high-performance, low-power processing, making work, play, and creativity efficient.

Moreover, the Zenbook DUO is powerful and respectful of privacy. It comes with a camera privacy shield and a fast, password-free face login with Windows Hello Infrared (IR) surveillance for quick and secure entry. The device also offers supreme communication capabilities thanks to ASUS AI Noise Cancellation, which allows for clear and efficient communication in video conferences.

In terms of sustainability and durability, the Zenbook DUO passes the test. It's tested to US MIL-STD-810H standards for reliability and durability and incorporates 90% post-industrial recycled magnesium aluminium alloy. Moreover, its paper packaging is made from 100% recyclable FSC Mix-certified paper. The laptop meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810H military standard for reliability and durability. It also surpasses ENERGY STAR power-efficiency requirements by up to 47.6%.

Australia's tech enthusiasts can now pre-order the ASUS Zenbook DUO (2024) UX8406, and starting 14 February 2024, it will be available for purchase at participating retailers.

ASUS is a global technology expert that provides the world's most innovative and intuitive devices, components and solutions to deliver incredible experiences that aim to enhance the lives of people everywhere. With its team of 5,000 in-house R&D experts, ASUS is world-renowned for continuously reimagining today's technologies for tomorrow, garners awards for quality, innovation and design, and is ranked among Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies.