ASUS’ premium workstation laptop computer is the ASUS Zephyrus Duo 16, which comes with a massively highly effective AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX processor, as much as 64GB of quick 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, and as much as 4TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage, with RAID 0 help to make learn and write speeds even faster. The laptop computer comes with the choice for an RTX 3070 Ti in addition to larger SKU graphics playing cards.
With Dynamic enhance, the TGP of the RTX 3070 Ti maxes out at 150W, which is the very best accessible for this GPU, so gaming efficiency is up there with the most effective. For workstation customers, you received’t discover a retail laptop computer with higher a multi-core performing CPU than the Ryzen 9 6980HX. This beast makes quick work of even probably the most demanding rendering workloads or 3D modeling duties. The liquid steel cooling additionally means you possibly can push the CPU even additional earlier than thermal throttling happens.
The Asus Zephyrus Duo collection is well-known for its distinctive secondary display screen design. The miniature show is positioned between the keyboard and the primary show, and could be transitioned from a flat, horizontal place to 1 that lifts up flush with the sting of the display screen (now with out the hole of the earlier model). The secondary show has contact display screen performance, and can be utilized to show various media while gaming (Discord or YouTube for example) or totally different home windows of your enhancing program (the timeline for instance, permitting extra display screen house to observe the footage and to maneuver and manipulate it through contact).
The positioning of the secondary display screen does imply that the touchpad of the laptop computer is positioned on the correct aspect of the keyboard, the place the numpad is positioned (the touchpad switches to a numpad when a key’s pressed), which takes some getting used to (a mouse is really useful). Moreover, there isn’t any house beneath the keyboard to relaxation your palms on, which is usually a bit irritating although an attachable wrist relaxation does include the laptop computer that’s good for utilizing on flat surfaces. The general high quality of the keyboard is nonetheless first rate, and it feels attentive to sort on. In contrast to the earlier Duo, the Duo 16 now has a webcam included on the highest of the show, which has InfraRed expertise with Home windows Good day help.
The very best factor about this RTX 3070 Ti laptop computer in our opinion is the brand new variable decision and refresh charge possibility for the primary panel. If you happen to go together with this mannequin you get a 4K 120Hz show that may change to a 1080p 240Hz show utilizing the onboard software program: an outstanding function for switching between graphical and video workflows at 4K, then turning the decision down and the refresh charge up when gaming. If you happen to allow Overdrive on the Duo 15 you get a 7ms response time, which is first rate if not the most effective, so we are able to count on this new mannequin to be pretty much as good if not higher, given the upper refresh charge possibility. By way of the colour gamut you get round 98% sRGB and 75% Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 replication, so it’s appropriate for colorwork within the sRGB house, although not a lot past that sadly. Nonetheless, it is a distinctive 3070 Ti workstation and gaming laptop computer with nice options you received’t discover wherever else.