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Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 review- is it the best gaming laptop

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The Asus ZOG Zephyrus Duo 16 is a laptop that can suit a number of users ranging from content creators to hardcore gamers. Nonetheless, investing nearly Rs.4 Lakhs is a  great deal for anyone. The question that needs to be answered is whether the laptop is worth it or not. The performance, design and the gaming experience is a testimony to itself.  

  • Slim and elegant design, massive power considering dual screens.
  • Outstanding gaming performance
  • Premium quality Build
  • cool and quiet with daily use, and powerful at full-blast
  • punchy audio with 6x speakers
  • Highly expensive
  • Not easy to travel with, due to different setting of the keypad and trackpad
  • Decreased battery life considering the build.
  • runs loud on Turbo and Manual mode

Detailed Review of Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16


Overview of Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16

On the topic of gaming laptops, one brand has always maintained their command over their market position. We are talking about Asus. They recently released the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16. The laptop is evidence of the same fact. The laptop provides excellent performance that is unrivalled, with high quality speakers with a plethora of features. 

Asus in this version of the gaming laptop has worked hard on factors such as screen size, amazing audio quality, improved internal components and so on. Like its predecessor, The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 has a secondary display above the keyboard on the bottom part of the laptop. The dual screen laptop provides users a luxury experience because the secondary screen has a hinge. When users open the laptop, they will find it moving upwards. The secondary screen, branded as the “ScreenPad Plus”, is a 14” IPS touch panel that comes with a stylus and 4K resolution looks amazing. 

Let’s dissect and take a look at all the aspects of the new gaming laptop created by Asus and see if it is worth all the hype.


Pricing and Availability

The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is available in the Indian market between the price range starting from Rs 2,49,990 – Rs. 3,91,990. The laptop is only available in one colour: black. It is available for purchase via the official Asus E-shop, Amazon India, and all Asus offline outlets.

The laptop comes packed in a brown box, which is heavy due to the accessories. The laptop weighs around 2kg, the charger is definitely not light. Users get the following things inside the package:

  • The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 laptop unit.
  • Important documents
  • Power adapter
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Design Review

Asus has used all that resources in creating a design for the laptop that has been priced so high. The back panel of the laptop has a sleek pitch black finish with a dot matrix design where the ROG logo is present on that part. A design beauty of the laptop is the point when the laptop’s primary screen is bent to the maximum, the secondary display sits at a 13 degree angle. 

The laptop has been added with airflow vents right below the display to improve the effectiveness of the cooling system. Furthermore, it has been employed in a manner to improve the aesthetic of the laptop. The laptop’s secondary screen is protected by two hefty bezels. Aside from that, the laptop sports a 720p infrared camera that aids in facial recognition. The only drawback to all of this is the fact that the laptop weighs around 2+kg and becomes a bit of a hassle to carry it around. Nevertheless, that shouldn’t stop users from going for it considering the performance it has.


Performance Review

The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 works on the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor with NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti graphics processor.  The unit has a 32 GB RAM along with 2TB SSD storage. Without a doubt the laptop is one of the fastest gaming laptops that has been released this year so far. To test the performance, heavy duty games such as God of War, Tekken 7, and GTA V were installed on the laptop. The result was an amazing gaming experience. 

Initially the game was launched in the performance mode, which delivered the game at 90fps. So to ensure optimum performance make sure the laptop is turned to the Turbo mode while running a game. The dual screen of the laptop makes multitasking efficient. A drawback is the fan noise when the laptop is running in Turbo mode. 

The laptop is definitely a paradise for content creators who use Adobe Photoshop and video editing software. The running was smooth and seamless. While other software were running, the Screen Pad had all the adjustment settings. The screen pad along with the touch experience has simply made the laptop using experience like a hot knife cutting through butter.

If you are not a gaming enthusiast then skip from purchasing this laptop


CPUAMD Ryzen 9 6980HX
Display16-inch IPS LCD
Secondary display14-inch Mini LED
Brightness700 nits
Refresh rate165Hz
OSWindows 11
Dimensions265.9mm x 355mm x 20.5mm
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