ASUS isn’t giving up on dual-screen PCs anytime soon. This year, it revamped the ultraportable ZenBook Duo with a rising second screen, more power and vastly improved software for working across two displays. Plus, the $999 starting price means you won’t have to pay an absurd premium. While it’s still not a total home run, the ZenBook Duo is far more compelling than last year — it even won a Best of CES award from us. Finally, there’s a dual-screen machine you may actually want to buy.
Let’s get right to what makes the ZenBook Duo special: Its new 12.6-inch ScreenPad Plus still sits directly below a 14-inch main display, but now the second display lifts up slightly as you open it. That makes it easier to see and use, since you don’t have to lean as much. The slight lift also makes the ScreenPad plus look more like it’s a seamless continuation of the top screen.