Asus ZenBook Duo UX481

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  • Last Updated: 20th November 2019
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Key Specs
  • Display size
    Display size 14.00-inch
  • Display resolution
    Display resolution 1920x1080 pixels
  • Touchscreen
    Touchscreen No
  • Processor
    Processor Core i7
  • RAM
    RAM 16GB
  • OS
    OS Windows 10 Home
  • SSD
    SSD 1TB
  • Graphics
    Graphics Nvidia GeForce MX250
  • Weight
    Weight 1.50 kg
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release Date27th May 2019
  • Official Websiteasus.com

Asus ZenBook Duo UX481 Review

By Jamshed Avari (Oct 18, 2019)
Jamshed Avari
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Secondary screen is useful for multitasking
  • Good battery life and overall performance
  • Relatively compact and light
  • Understated looks and good build quality
  • Stylus, case, and folding stand included
  • Bad
  • Cramped, uncomfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Primary screen isn’t touch-enabled
  • Window arrangements are lost when the laptop goes to sleep
  • Annoying preinstalled bloatware

Asus has never been shy about experimenting with form factors. We've seen a whole string of series 2-in-1 devices, the iconic Padfone series, the dual-screen Taichi, the desktop-tablet Transformer AIO, and even the truly bonkers 5-in-1 Windows-Android hybrid Transformer Book V. Many of these designs have been fanciful and impractical, and some of them such as last year's Project Precog haven't even made it to market. On the other hand, some experiments have stuck – remember that this is the company that pioneered the netbook. If nothing else, these over-the-top concepts make for very entertaining showstoppers at Asus' elaborate annual Computex keynotes.

Asus ZenBook Duo UX481 Summary

The Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL is one of the most unique and experimental laptops we've seen in years. Its defining feature is the large secondary screen that stretches across the upper half of the bottom deck, matching up with the main screen. It has the same horizontal resolution and dimensions so there are no alignment problems between the two. Asus has developed some interesting software of its own to make multi-screen management easy, and that definitely helps. You can multitask keeping reference material or handy tools visible all the time. Windows 10 treats the ScreenPad Plus as a secondary monitor.

However, there are a few quirks, such as the fact that only the lower screen is touch-enabled. The main drawback is that the keyboard and trackpad have been crammed into very little space, and both of them are uncomfortable as well as lacking in quality. The tradeoff will definitely not be worth it for anyone who needs to get serious work done.

This laptop also features a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, an Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU, and plenty of RAM as well as storage, which means that performance is quite snappy. It's also portable at just 1.5kg.

You can buy this laptop if you want something that feels futuristic and will turn heads, but we'd suggest looking elsewhere for now if productivity is your main concern.

Asus ZenBook Duo UX481 Video

We Tried Out Asus' Latest Laptops With Two Screens At Computex 2019
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Asus ZenBook Duo UX481 Full Specifications

General
Brand Asus
Model ZenBook Duo UX481
Release date 27th May 2019
Model Number UX481
Series Asus ZenBook
Dimensions (mm) 223.00 x 323.00 x 19.90
Weight (kg) 1.5
Colours Celestial Blue
Operating system Windows 10 Home
Battery Capacity (WHR) 70
Battery Cell 4
Display
Size 14.00-inch
Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Touch Screen No
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Second display
Resolution 1920x515 pixels
Touch Screen Yes
Processor
Processor Intel Core i7 10th Gen Core i7-10510U
Base Clock Speed 1.8 GHz
Burst Clock Speed 4.9 GHz
Memory
RAM 16GB
Graphics
Dedicated Graphics Yes
Graphics Processor Nvidia GeForce MX250
Dedicated Graphic Memory 2GB
Storage
SSD 1TB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth version 5.0
Inputs
Web Camera Yes
Pointer Device Touchpad
Backlit Keyboard Yes
Speakers 2 Speakers
Ports and slots
Number of USB Ports 3
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type A), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type C)
HDMI Port Standard
Multi Card Slot 1 Micro SD Card Reader
Headphone and Mic Combo Jack Yes
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