Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE REVIEW: Beautiful display; best dual-screen gaming laptop
Taiwanese tech giant Asus announced the launch of the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE laptop, under its sub-brand Republic of Gamers (ROG) in a bid to attract more customers in India.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the laptop market, especially Indian, is seeing huge growth after many companies are working remotely here. With the sudden rise in laptop sales in the country, Taiwanese tech giant Asus announced the launch of the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE laptop, under its sub-brand Republic of Gamers (ROG) in a bid to attract more customers in India. Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE price starts at Rs 2,99,990 in India.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is powered by AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU processor, and it has 32GB of RAM. The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE comes with 1TB of SSD storage. This powerful device is a Windows 10 laptop and offers a 15.60-inch display. Graphics of the device are powered by Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 and comes with 4 USB ports (1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Type C)), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), HDMI Port, Multi Card Slot, Headphone and Mic Combo Jack, RJ45 (LAN) ports.
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We used Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE for more than a week and here's what I think about this newly launched machine. The Zephyrus Duo 15 SE comes in an all-new black color, giving it a sleek professional look. Unique Dot-matrix design and a ROG texture have been added to the lid, along with a more refined hairline slash. The material resists fingerprints keeping it clean, allowing the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE to look and feel more premium than ever.
The major highlight of this most expensive laptop is its all-around performance. This machine has justified its pricing in every possible way. From productivity and creativity to multimedia experience, especially with gaming and streaming, This newly launch laptop has ticked most of the right boxes in our review. The moment you start this device, it will create good impressions. young gamers can easily fall in love with the design of this dual-screen laptop.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is designed in such a way that even after playing heavy games and watching movies, web series, and doing multiple tasks on both screens for long hours, the device kept working smoothly and and we witnessed a lag-free experience. The battery life of this machine is good. However, the device did heat up on heavy usage. Readers, please note that this device is slightly thick and heavy- it weighs 2.48KG. But, overall, this newly launched machine from Asus has delivered a decent performance.
Also, the device comes with AAS Plus Cooling system. A 28.5mm opening behind the second screen elevates airflow by up to 30 per cent, while a liquid metal thermal compound lowers temperatures on the CPU by around 10 degrees Celsius. But the screen is the major highlight of the laptop. The display alone justifies the price tag. This machine comes with two displays. Two display options let you tailor the Duo to your needs. Balance high-resolution detail and speed on the 4K 120Hz/3ms display that is calibrated for color accuracy with 100 per cent Adobe RGB.
You can boost your productivity with the built-in ROG ScreenPad Plus display. The innovative secondary display makes multitasking easy and features optimized apps that enhance your workflow. Keep chats and stream controls on the deck while gaming on the main screen and enjoy a larger working area for your creative projects with screen space to spare for critical tools. You can choose between a FHD or UHD screen option for maximum productivity and flexibility. Tilted 13 degrees for comfortable viewing, the ScreenPad Plus makes multitasking easy and features optimized apps that enhance your workflow. Keep chats and stream controls on deck while gaming on the main screen.
In terms of performance, the keys are sized pretty well, and the keyboard is comfortable to use. Also, the desktop-style keyboard features spaces between function keys for quick identification, separate hot keys that keep vital commands in reach, and N-key rollover for accurate multi-key inputs. Its forward position moves your hands away from warmer areas of the chassis, while a detachable palm rest improves comfort. Keystrokes are effortless with a 1.4mm travel distance that can increase input speed. Per-key RGB customization lets you highlight time-saving shortcuts.
The touchpad of the laptop and ScreenPad Plus is faster, easy-to-use and definitely looks cool. From playing games and watching movies on Netflix to daily office work, we didn't face any issue. The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE machine is really fast and can handle most of your work effortlessly. The audio quality of the device was good. I was using this laptop in a crowded place and the audio performance of this machine in a loud place was up to the mark.
Powered by AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU processor, Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE comes with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, along with 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD storage. The device has features like WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. It gives you pretty stable wireless connectivity with respect to accessories and wireless internet. Overall, you will witness amazing networking performance, which includes ultra-fast downloads, smooth streaming, big range, and decent stable network connections.
In terms of battery performance, the laptop has a 90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion battery and comes with a massive 280W power adapter. The laptop can offer up to four to five hours with regular usage. While reviewing this unit, on moderate use, we received up to four hours of battery on one single charge. If we see the negative points of the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, the device did heat up on moderate usage and on heavy usage, the battery drained quickly.
Verdict: Priced at Rs 2,99,990, the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE has definitely justified its pricing. This newly launched laptop will attract many buyers who're looking for a good working and gaming laptop. This machine provides a lag-free experience, faster and has very good battery life and the ScreenPad Plus will give you amazing viewing experience. If you have the budget, this laptop can be a decent choice.
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