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CES 2021 | Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 gets refreshed to better-performing Tiger Lake offerings and NVIDIA MX450 graphics

Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 now comes with Intel Tiger Lake and NVIDIA MX450. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 now comes with Intel Tiger Lake and NVIDIA MX450. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus has refreshed the ZenBook Duo 14 with Intel 11th gen Tiger Lake and NVIDIA MX450 graphics. In our time with the unit, we found that the new ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 offers better sustained boost performance and an improved ScreenPad Plus experience.

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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Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 - Keyboard and ScreenPad Plus. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 - Keyboard and ScreenPad Plus. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 - Left. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 - Left. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 - Right. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 - Right. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 - Specifications. (Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 - Specifications. (Source: Asus)
 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2021-01-13 (Update: 2021-01-13)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.