Zenbook Pro Duo UX581
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The laptop of tomorrow
Take your creativity and productivity to the next level with the groundbreaking ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo! Designed to give you the ultimate edge in workflow efficiency, this powerful RTX Studio Laptop features a full-width 4K ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus that works seamlessly with the main 4K UHD OLED display. It’s never been this easy to harness your full creative power.
Reflect your personalized style
The brand new Celestial Blue color draws its inspiration from the future, and gives ZenBook Pro Duo a sophisticated air of timeless innovation. As befits such a revolutionary concept, it’s also decorated with a unique asymmetric version of the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish: an intriguing design detail that gives ZenBook Pro Duo a totally unmistakable identity. The edges are finished with wide, mirror-finished diamond-cut edges that reflect your surroundings to add a subtle touch of ambient style: in effect, you’re in charge of your laptop’s design.
Experience ultimate productivity
ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus gives you on-the-go computing like you’ve never experienced before. It’s a full-width 4K secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED touchscreen, giving you endless ways to optimize and personalize your workflow. A series of handy built-in apps help boost your productivity. Quick Key allows one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, and Handwriting lets you input text intuitively. There are also useful quick controls such as App Switcher, ViewMax and Task Swap for intuitive interactions between the main display and ScreenPad Plus. Task Group lets you lock into work mode by opening multiple tasks with a single touch. And now you can drag apps or in-app toolbars onto ScreenPad Plus to give you more room to work on the main display, wherever you are.Learn more about ScreenPad™ Plus
Perfect for you
Perfect ergonomics, for stylus or keyboard
With ZenBook Pro Duo and the bundled stylus — or your favorite active stylus — you can really let your creativity flow. Both multitouch displays support stylus input, but ScreenPad Plus gives you a superbly ergonomic and stable platform for writing or drawing. Take notes, sketch out your ideas, or do precision graphical editing in the most intuitive way ever. There’s also a separate palm rest in the box, which enhances the ErgoLift tilting keyboard design to give you the most comfortable typing experience ever.
ScreenPad™ Plus gives you effortless app multitasking, so ASUS works closely with third-party developers — including professional video-editing software developer Corel®, with more to come — to optimize ScreenPad Plus for the ultimate productivity. ScreenPad Plus is your gateway to endless possibilities.
* Software depicted is Corel® MultiCam and Spotify®
Unrivaled portable power
ZenBook Pro Duo is powered by up to a 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 eight-core processor, the latest professional-grade NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 graphics and blisteringly fast storage. This ultrapowerful combination ensures that ZenBook Pro Duo takes professional-quality tasks in its stride, such as multi-layer photo or video editing, 3D graphics rendering or even game live-streaming.
Windows 10 Pro
10th Gen Intel® 8-core processor
PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD
ZenBook Pro Duo is incredibly powerful, featuring up to a 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 eight-core processor that’s designed to deliver the ultimate multitasking performance. With its unprecedented 5.3 GHz Turbo Boost frequency, ZenBook Pro Duo can effortlessly handle all the apps on your main screen and ScreenPad™ Plus, for the most fluid cross-screen workflow ever.
Turbo Boost frequency
For the very best graphics experience, ZenBook Pro Duo uses the latest NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 discrete graphics powered by the NVIDIA Turing™ architecture. The ultrapowerful GPU with the NVIDIA Studio Driver enables you to enjoy the power of real-time ray-tracing and high-resolution video editing for the ultimate visual realism. Advanced RTX features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing ensures stunning visuals, while exclusive AI assistance reduces repetitive tasks for faster content creation. With ZenBook Pro Duo, your creativity will know no bounds.
VRAM in GeForce RTX™ 2060
4K UHD OLED, ultraslim bezels
The 4K UHD NanoEdge OLED HDR display4 on ZenBook Pro Duo is truly amazing, with a four-sided frameless design featuring ultraslim bezels. The brilliant OLED touchscreen delivers ultra-vivid colors and deep blacks, with a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut making it a superb all-rounder for professional work and entertainment. The barely-there bezels increase the screen-to-body ratio to a near-borderless 89%, giving you more screen, and less distraction!
4K UHD main display
4K ScreenPad™ Plus
To display the most accurate, most vivid, and most realistic colors possible, ZenBook Pro Duo’s display has PANTONE® Validated color accuracy and supports an exceptionally wide 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. The DCI-P3 color space — widely used in the motion picture industry — is increasingly the preferred choice of creative professionals for its increased range of possible colors, and makes images on ZenBook Pro Duo look simply stunning.
Ultimate numeric keypad solution
ZenBook Pro Duo features the latest version of the ASUS NumberPad6, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad integrated into the touchpad. Tap on the top-right NumberPad icon for one second to switch the function on and off, and tap on the top-left icon to choose one of two brightness levels. Even when the NumberPad is activated, the touchpad can be used for cursor control thanks to its intelligent software.
Hands-free login with face unlock
Enjoy hands-free login on your laptop, using the infrared camera with Windows Hello to login with just a glance — even in the dark!
ZenBook Pro Duo is built for creative professionals, so there’s no compromise on connectivity. A full set of high-performance I/O ports — including the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C® port — give you dongle-free connectivity whatever you’re doing, wherever you are. The latest Intel WiFi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) takes wireless speeds to the next level, for supersmooth connections to the world.
Thunderbolt™ 3 data transfers1
Far field Cortana and Alexa
Alexa built-in with light bar
Alexa5 makes it easy to voice control your day. At home or on the go you can ask Alexa to play music, read the news, answer questions and more. Your ZenBook Pro Duo has a dedicated light bar that illuminate when you speak to Alexa. Just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly.
Alexa, turn on the lights.
Audio tuned by Harman Kardon
The ASUS Golden Ear team worked with renowned home and automotive audio experts Harman Kardon to ensure the best audio experience. A tailored mix of superior hardware — including smart amplifier technology that delivers louder sound with no distortion — and finely tuned software gives you sound like no other laptop.
ASUS Laptop quality test
Military-grade toughness and build quality
ZenBook Pro Duo meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing test regime that includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. It has also passed ASUS internal laptop tests that far exceed the standards set by the industry.Learn more about ASUS Laptop Quality Tests
split resistant test
high temperature test
low temperature test
- Unless otherwise stated, all performance claims are based on theoretical performance. Actual figures may vary in real-world situations.
- As measured by SYSmark® 2014 SE – overall score comparing 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK vs. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK.
- With extended long-term use, OLED displays can show slight visual changes. This is also expected behavior and can include effects such as image persistence or burn-in, where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen. This can occur in more extreme cases such as when the same high contrast image is continuously displayed for prolonged periods of time. ASUS has engineered the OLED display to reduce the effects of OLED burn-in. High dynamic range (HDR) means that your display is able to playback HDR content. With ZenBook Pro Duo UX581, you can enjoy the following functions:
1. Watch HDR streaming videos
If the video supports HDR, UX581 will automatically prioritize the HDR version for playback for the best viewing experience. As the HDR streaming processing is not fully optimized in Google Chrome, we recommend using Microsoft Edge as your internet browser for the best visual experience. (To turn off this function, open Display Settings, select Windows HD Color settings, then switch off Stream HDR video)
2. Play HDR-capable games, media, and other apps
If you own HDR content and would like to view it in HDR on UX581, please first connect UX581 to the DC power supply. Open Display Settings, select Windows HD Color settings, then switch on Play HDR games and apps. When this function is turned on, the display's brightness may be reduced and you will need to readjust the brightness to the desired level. Also, the color of the Windows Desktop may change, but this won’t affect HDR functions. We recommend you only switch on Play HDR games and apps when you use related apps. For non-streaming HDR videos with HEVC decoder requirements, we also recommend using Microsoft’s built-in Movies & TV app.
- Amazon Alexa availability varies according to country. Please check with your local ASUS retailer for details.
Intel® Optane™ memory H10 with Solid State Storage takes advantage of Intel® 3D NAND technology to give you 1.35X faster read speeds compared to NAND SSDs, even with multiple apps running in the background. The drive remembers the most frequently accessed files and apps, and caches them for more responsive performance so you won’t have to wait for your laptop to catch up, no matter the workload.
faster than PCIe 3.0 x21
faster than SATA3 SSD1
faster than PCIe 3.0 x21
faster than SATA3 SSD1
Eight cores for pro
The latest Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK processor harnesses the awesome power of eight separate cores, and has a Turbo Boost frequency of up to 5.3 GHz that outclasses most of the competition. That’s why ZenBook Pro Duo is one of the most powerful laptops for discerning on-the-go professionals.
Turbo Fan boost
ZenBook Pro Duo incorporates the innovative ErgoLift hinge, which not only improves typing ergonomics but also improves airflow for better thermal performance. And to further ensure silky-smooth operation and maximum performance are available at all times, there’s a dedicated Turbo Fan button to boost cooling at any time. Just press the Turbo Fan button before you launch your most demanding tasks, then lose yourself in your creative workflows without having to worry. The special cooling fins will efficiently disperse all the heat generated, so you can simply concentrate on the task at hand.
for improved airflow
Lightning-fast Thunderbolt™ 3
The USB-C port on ZenBook Pro Duo features the latest Thunderbolt 3 technology, which is twice as fast as Thunderbolt 2 and 8x faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1. Plug in a 4K UHD external display to enhance your productivity, or even connect to an external graphics dock — such as the ASUS XG Station Pro — to upgrade to future GPUs for the latest games and virtual reality (VR) applications.
Thunderbolt™ 3 data transfers1
supports external GPUs