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ASUS Zephyrus Duo GX551 Review Rundown

ASUSPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 Dual-Screen Gaming Laptop (2021)
Neoscore* 71%
  • Stunning dual-screen design
  • Excellent performance for a 15.6-inch gaming laptop
  • Dual-monitor desktop setup
  • 2TB SSD
  • Good battery life
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Asus' second-generation dual-screen gaming laptop, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 is a joy for early adopters and streamers. Sharing the same dimensions as its Intel-powered predecessor, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE shares much of the same features as the 2020 model. It remains the only gaming laptop from a major manufacturer that comes with the convenience of two displays, though it now uses a FHD ScreenPad Plus secondary display rather than a 4K one.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The ScreenPad panel remains exactly the same as on the GX550. Most notably, gamut covers only sRGB while refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz. Response times are measurably slower than the main display meaning ghosting will be more noticeable. It may not look like it from the outside, but Asus has made major internal performance updates.
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Pros[**]
  • Full AdobeRGB coverage and 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Quieter than the Core i9-10900K
  • Slim bezels
  • Sleek design
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • ScreenPad could be firmer and firmer
  • Loud fan noise when gaming
  • Only one USB Type-C port

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The original ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) wowed us last year with its deftly executed dual-screen design. The 2021 GX551 model (starts at $2,199.99; $3,699.99 as tested) brings both AMD's new mobile processors and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs to bear.
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Pros[**]
  • Stunning dual-screen design
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for a 2.5-inch gaming laptop

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 is on the rarer end of laptops. It's not the thing you'll see churned out in massive numbers, but Asus seems to have secured a good supply chain in most regions. We would love to own one, and you probably would too, but you really shouldn't even think about buying it unless there is money literally burning a hole in your pocket. The lower-spec version comes in at $2,999.99 (£2,499, AU$4,099)
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous second screen
  • Beautiful design
  • Fantastic battery life
Cons[**]
  • Cumbersome keyboard and trackpad
  • Not for everyone

tomshardware[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 is one of the best gaming laptops. It has a second screen above the keyboard that lifts up when you open the lid. At 14.1 x 10.6 x 0.8 inches and 5.29 pounds, it's no ultraportable. But for a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with top-end components it's far from bulky.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, colorful 120Hz 4K display
  • Roomy second screen
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Touchpad gets shoved to side of the keyboard

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is one of the most exciting gaming laptops to arrive in years. Inside, it's home to the laptop version of the factory-fresh Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics core. Outside, the 4K 120Hz display is joined by an eye-catching secondary touchscreen that supports gameplay and creative work with dedicated apps and extra screen space. The GX551 looks incredible and features sensational components, but the UK and US prices of £3499 and $3699 mean that this is a huge price.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 4K 120Hz display
  • Powerful 8-core AMD processor
  • ScreenPad is great for creative work
Cons[**]
  • ScreenPad isn't big enough

references

  1. 1. ^ AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a Mobile Beast: Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS Laptop Review. Notebookcheck. 2021-02-08. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX551) Review. Pcmag. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 review. Techradar. 2021-04-13. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  4. 4. ^ Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 Review: Dual-Screen Ryzen Rig. Tomshardware. 2021-03-18. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  5. 5. ^ Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE (GX551) Review. Trustedreviews. 2021-02-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  7. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  8. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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