The ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402) is like the smaller brother of the bigger Duo screen laptops from the Taiwanese computer firm.
There are a lot of things to like. First, it has the 12th Gen Intel i7-12700H processor that provided good synthetic test results from 3DMark (Time Spy – 5065), PCMark (6543) and CineBench R23 (10475), that is considered the top few laptops in the market now. With 16GB of RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD storage drive, it should be enough for content creators while moving.
It also has the same Duo Screen layout that enables users to have two screens to work with, be it office work or gaming, by putting two windows in the same space. The screen improves speed and efficiency in whatever a user wants to do.
There are some changes with a new double design hinge called the AAS Ultra mechanism that props up the 14.5-inch OLED FullHD+ screen above the ScreenPad, providing a view with a bit of a bezel between the screens.
There are enough ports with a full-sized HDMI port at the back which is the best location to place a video port without criss crossing other wires. The bad news is that the MicroSD card port is also in the back, which makes it more painful than necessary to transfer files from the drone or action cameras into the laptop.
For Mirrorless and DSLR camera users, buy an additional Card reader that uses the USB A or USB Type-C ports at the sides of the laptop.
The keyboard layout is the same as the larger siblings but has ditched the virtual number keypad while introducing back physical left/right buttons for the touchpad.
There is a 4-microphone array and a 720 HD-Ready front-facing camera for video conferencing. Asus also equipped the laptop with Dolby Atmos-ready speakers for a more immersive audio experience when watching videos.
There is also a Wi-Fi6E wireless LAN for an Internet connection, but I would have preferred using a LAN cable for a more stable gaming experience.
The ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402) comes in Tech Black and is now available for S$3,699.