The spectacular gaming laptop from this manufacturer already left us with very good sensations in its previous version, but now things get interesting with an ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE that offers even more power and performance.
It does so thanks to a truly explosive combination that inherits that unique dual-screen design with up to a Ryzen 9 5900HX and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. Hard to ask for more from a gaming laptop.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE Specifications
|ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE (GX551)|
|Displays||Main: 15.6″ Full HD @ 300Hz4K at 120 Hz|
Secondary: ROG 14.1″
Touch ScreenPad Plus (1,920 x 550)
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H|
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
|Graphics Card||Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6)|
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (16GB GDDR6)
|RAM||Up to 48GB 3200MHz GDDR4|
|Storage||Up to 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1|
|Ports||3 x USB-A (USB 3.2 Gen 2), 1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2)|
1 x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x RJ-45 GbE, microSD reader, headphones
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Dimensions and Weight||360 x 268 x 20.9 mm2.48 kg|
|Price||From 3,099 euros|
A design that’s still beastly (and very eye-catching)
ASUS already surprised last year with a device that stood out for its dual-screen design in which the main screen was complemented by a unique and remarkable 14.1-inch secondary screen called ROG ScreenPad Plus.
This 14.1-inch diagonal touchscreen allows a large amount of complementary information to be displayed and also to be used as a control surface for different options both with the mouse and through its multi-touch support.
It is also possible to use it with a stylus, although its location behind the keyboard means that in this scenario the ergonomics and comfort of use are somewhat compromised.
The keyboard is again flanked on the right side by the ASUS touchpad that moves to that position and makes it clear that the ambition of this laptop is that we use it “almost” as a desktop where right-handed users have the mouse in that position.
It is curious that in a device of this type ASUS omits the integration of a webcam, something that helps the screen frames to be very thin except at the bottom.
Almost unparalleled power
We have two different versions of this laptop, with the more modest one featuring an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and an RTX 3060, as well as the Full HD display at 300 Hz. The top version, which will take a little longer to reach the market, is the one that stands out especially for the power of its components and its 4K display at 120 Hz.
The renewal of the ASUS laptop is remarkable, because in front of the 10th generation Intel Core of the previous model, the jump is made to the powerful AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, CPUs with 8 cores and 16 threads of execution that boast of being the most advanced chips that the firm has right now in the laptop segment.
This processor is joined by the also spectacular Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 in its notebook edition, which is capable of running its cores at up to 1,645 MHz and is very well supported by 16 GB of GDDR6 memory exclusively reserved for graphics tasks.
The configuration is completed by a RAM that can reach 48 GB and a storage system with two M.2 NVMe slots that allow you to enjoy up to 2 TB of capacity and combined speeds of up to 7,000 MBps.
To cool all these components in ASUS have improved the Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) in its AAS Plus version, which manages to increase the processor performance without impacting the noise generated by the ventilation system.
The new Arc Flow fans, with 84 reshaped blades that are made with a new version of ROG’s liquid crystal polymer, an extremely resistant material that allows the blades to be reduced in thickness to 0.1 mm and continue working at high RPM without deforming. According to ASUS, this design increases airflow by 13% over the previous generation.
Pricing and Availability of ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE
The new ASUS ROG ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is available now at a price starting at €3,099 for the base version.
The version with the Ryzen 9 5900HX and the most powerful graphics, the RTX 3080, will hit the market in May or June 2021, and its price has not yet been finalized.