CES 2021 | Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 gets refreshed to better-performing Tiger Lake offerings and NVIDIA MX450 graphics
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The Asus ZenBook Duo UX481 that we reviewed last year came across as nice mobile productivity booster thanks to its dual displays. However, we observed that the CPU wasn't able to offer enough sustained Turbo Boost performance. This year, Asus has refreshed the ZenBook Duo's internals in hopes of ironing out those quirks, and we think it has worked.
The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 measures 12.7 x 8.7 x 0.66 inches and weights about 1.6 kg. The ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 can be configured with Intel Tiger Lake Core i7-1165G7 and Core i5-1135G7 parts. An NVIDIA GeForce MX450 provides the graphics horsepower for demanding tasks. Up to 32 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to a 1 TB NVMe SSD options can be availed.
Just like the ZenBook Pro Duo 15, the ZenBook Duo 14 also offers a dual-screen setup. However, we only get to see an FHD 60 Hz IPS-level touchscreen in this model. The ZenBook Duo 14 also bundles in all the goodness of this year's ScreenPad Plus functionality in a 12.6-inch touch display with a 178° viewing angle.
We have already had a chance to review the ZenBook Duo 14 and have come out largely impressed. The display seemed to be well-calibrated out the box and the ScreenPad Plus seems to be brighter than what we saw last year. We also observed much better sustained boost performance from the Tiger Lake chip this year, though at the cost of increased thermals.
The ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 will be available for pre-order starting today in North America. Pricing will be disclosed at a later date.
Check out our full review of the ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 here.
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