ASUS has announced the new ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (GX650) gaming laptop. The laptop is equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen 6000 (Rembrandt) processors and features powerful GeForce RTX 30 series graphics accelerators, including the new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti models.
A special feature of the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (GX650) is its dual display. The 16-inch main screen has an aspect ratio of 16:10. It offers four panel options: Mini-LED display with 512 backlight points, QHD resolution, 165 Hz refresh rate, 1200 cd / m2 peak brightness2 and 100% DCI-P3 coverage; IPS screen with UHD resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate, 500 cd / m2 brightness2 and 100% DCI-P3; FHD panel with a refresh rate of 240 Hz, brightness of 500 cd / m22 and 100% coverage of the sRGB color space; and finally an IPS panel with QHD resolution, 165 Hz, brightness 500 cd / m22 and 100% sRGB color space coverage. All displays have a response time of 3 ms and also offer support for Adaptive Sync and Dolby Vision technologies.
The second display is touch sensitive. It is 14.09 inches tall and available in two variants: UHD (3820 x 1100 pixels), 60 Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB; and in the form of an FHD panel with a resolution of 1920 × 550 pixels, a refresh rate of 60 Hz and 100 percent sRGB color space. Both options support pen input.
As the basis for the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (GX650) gaming laptop, the manufacturer is ready to offer AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Ryzen 7 6800H or Ryzen 5 6600H processors with 45W TDP each. Up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 RAM, up to two NVMe PCIe 4.0 drives with up to 2 TB each and one of the following graphics accelerators can be installed:
- GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 16 GB memory (TDP 135 + 15 W);
- GeForce RTX 3080 with 8 GB memory (TDP 135 + 15 W);
- GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 8 GB memory (TDP 135 + 15 W);
- GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB memory (TDP 125 + 15 W).
Conductonaut Extreme Liquid Metal is used as part of the laptop cooling system. Compared to conventional thermal paste, this thermal interface ensures a temperature drop of up to 14 degrees Celsius, according to the manufacturer.
The laptop also includes an infrared camera with support for Windows Hello authorization, six speakers for an audio system with support for Smart Amp and Dolby Atmos, and multiple microphones. ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (GX650) laptop each received a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort 1.4 + Power Delivery), two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, a combined 3, 5 mm audio jack, an HDMI 2.1b and a LAN with 2.5Gbps support. It also claims to support the Wi-Fi 6E standard and a 90 Wh battery.
The dimensions of the laptop are 355 x 265.9 x 20.9 mm. The weight is 2.5 kg. The manufacturer does not provide any information about the price and availability of the novelty.