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    • Laptop manufacturers have been experimenting with the bottom half of laptops over the past few years, trying to add touch screen displays to make the bottom half more useful. Apple tried to keep it simple, adding a thin strip along the top of the keyboard on the MacBook Pro, which wasn't received that well. Lenovo went to the other extreme, replacing the entire bottom half with a full touch panel which could double as a secondary display as well as a full touchscreen keyboard. ASUS on the other hand, took the Goldilocks approach and preferred to work somewhere in the middle.

      First, the company released the ZenBook Pro 15 which had a traditional keyboard as well as a smaller touch screen display which also acted as a traditional trackpad. Now the company is upping the ante with the new ZenBook Pro Duo which makes full use of the entire bottom half of the laptop. It still has a traditional keyboard for typing, but it is placed all the way down on the bottom of the panel. The top portion of the panel is now a much larger touch display which can be used for a variety of purposes. The trackpad is now to the right of the keyboard, rather than below it like traditional laptops, and it can also double as a number pad to give you a full keyboard experience. This is the most jam-packed laptop you'll see on the market, and it's definitely an interesting approach. Completely the opposite of @Vilen's minimalistic approach to mobile computing.

      Love it? Hate it? What do you think?

    • I want one... At least I want to have a hands on session with one. I need to find answers to these questions:

      1. How good is the viewing angle of the bottom screen? Does it distort colors and can I use it for image references?

      2. Can I independently control the brightness of both screens. If so, how easy is it?

      3. Keyboard shifted below may compromise comfortable typing. Since it is elevated my hands could get tired from hovering or an awkward palm rest position. This isn't a problem on most laptops since palms rest on the sides of a touchpad.

      Just to give myself an idea of how it might work, I placed a phone on top of my laptop's keyboard:

    • It comes with a palm rest to help with that, this video from Linus Tech Tips shows it along with more examples of the different ways you can use the secondary screen:

    • I did stumble across several reviews of this novelty Zenbook. Can't make up my mind without a hands-on experience, but what struck me as funny is that noone thought to state that this second screen is just a really big macbook-style touchbar :D

    • Watched the video and I just realised it would be perfect for someone like me who likes to multitask. I like to work and play at the same time, which is why at home I usually use both my desktop and laptop side-by-side simultaneously. This laptop could make a mobile multi-screen experience possible.