With the ZenBook Pro, ASUS is finally starting to out-innovate Apple. Mostly, that’s because of the ScreenPad, a display that’s tucked beneath the ZenBook Pro’s trackpad. It’s a similar concept to the MacBook Pro’s TouchBar, but it can actually be used as a tiny second monitor for basic multitasking. That’s potentially much more useful than some LCD function keys. The ScreenPad isn’t quite perfect, but it’s one of the most intriguing twists on modern laptop designs that we’ve seen. It’s just too bad the ZenBook Pro’s battery life holds it back.
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