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Asus ZenBook Duo UX481 Series

Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM040TProcessor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U, Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1200, 1800 euro
Average Score: 80.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 85%, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM039R

Specifications

Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM039RNotebook: Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM039R
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 80.67% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481 review: Can dual displays work in a smaller package?
Source: Hardware Zone English
Overall, the ZenBook Duo is something of a flawed genius. The packaging is clever, the performance and build quality are good, and the pricing is attractive. However, it does have some serious shortcomings that can be a dealbreaker for some people ― namely the less than ideal keyboard and trackpad positioning and layout. But if you can overlook these shortcomings, the ZenBook Duo represents good value for money and its dual displays are genuinely helpful.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% performance: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75%
75% Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL review (Core i7, Nvidia MX250) – the dual-screen ultrabook
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The ZenBook Duo UX481FL is a mixed bag. One one hand you're drawn in by the dual-screen form factor, but its major selling points are actually the large battery, the smooth performance and thermals, the good quality panels and the capable speakers. On the other, ergonomics suffer with this kind of design, so the notebook is both thicker and heavier than other options, but also difficult to use anywhere but on a desk, as well as fairly expensive for what it is.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
Review – ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481F
Source: NLT English
I just have to say – I love the entire idea of a strip of screen like the ScreenPad Plus. It’s functional and applicable for a variety of different use case scenarios. It’s great to have companies creating a product like this – it’s different, but not too different.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2019
ASUS Zenbook Duo UX481FL Review
Source: Appuals English
ASUS Zenbook Duo UX481FL, a true companion for digital artists, music producers, and content writers, providing all-new ScreenPad Plus secondary display, surprisingly improved quad-core processor along with a dedicated graphics card.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2019

Foreign Reviews

Asus Zenbook Duo, Análisis: Dos Pantallas Para Ser Más Productivo
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive dual screen; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2019
87% Asus ZenBook Duo
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80%
RECENZE: Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (UX481) - 14'' cvalík se dvěma displeji a nejnovějším procesorem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good cooling system; premium design; solid workmanship; metal case. Negative: Relatively heavy and bulky; poor display; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/08/2020

 

Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM040T

Specifications

Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM040TNotebook: Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM040T
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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ASUS ZenBook Duo - Double the screen, double the productivity... kind of...
Source: Tech Nave English
If you're still keen on getting the ASUS ZenBook Duo for slightly heavier workloads such as video editing, you might want to consider getting the i7 variant instead which is priced at RM5699. If money is no object, why not get the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo which comes equipped with up to a 9th generation i9 processor, Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card as well as up to 1TB of primary storage starting from the price of RM12999.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2019

Foreign Reviews

Обзор и тест ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481F: два дисплея в массы
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2020
Trên tay Asus ZenBook Duo: laptop 2 màn hình siêu độc, siêu sáng tạo
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive dual display; premium design; solid workmanship; great stylus pen; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2020
Mở hộp & trên tay nhanh ASUS ZenBook Duo: Nhỏ gọn tinh tế, trải nghiệm vẫn "đã"!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; elegant design; impressive dual display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/26/2019

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce MX250: Successor of the MX150 and still based on the same Pascal GP108 chip (similar to the desktop GT 1030) but with higher clock speeds. Available in two versions, a normal 25 Watt version and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP and reduced performance. The 25 Watt version e.g. offers a 21% higher boost clock than the old MX150 leading to a 5% performance gain.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Comet Lake:

i7-10510U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.8 and 4.9 GHz (all 4 cores 4.3 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default).

i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.5 kg:


80.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Dell Inspiron 14 5490-6C55V
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U
Lenovo Ideapad 530s-14IKB-81EU00N8SP
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Asus VivoBook S14 S432FL-EB036T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U
Acer TravelMate X3 TMX3410-MG-59Z5
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-78U1
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U
MSI PS42 Modern 8MO
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U

Devices with the same GPU

HP 15-DA1008NS
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S531FL, i5-8265U
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 15.6", 1.8 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus VivoBook 15 K571GD-BQ215T
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.14 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL-BN184T
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FLC-A5131R
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14", 1.3 kg
Asus ZenBook 14 UX431FL-AM049T
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14", 1.4 kg
Asus D570DD-E4028T
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, 15.6", 1.96 kg
Asus F571GD-BQ409
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Core i5 i5-8300H, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus Zenbook Pro Duo UX481FL-BM044T
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14", 1.5 kg
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD-A8107T
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Core i7 i7-8565U, 15.6", 1.7 kg
Asus TUF FX505DD-BQ067
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM039R
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14", 1.5 kg
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-A8145T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Core i7 i7-8565U, 15.6", 1.69 kg
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FL-EB151T
GeForce MX250, Core i5 i5-8265U, 14", 1.5 kg
Asus Vivobook R560UD-EJ387
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S512FL-BQ279T
GeForce MX250, Core i7 i7-8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL-BN010T
GeForce MX250, Core i7 i7-8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus Zenbook 14 UX434FL-A6015T
GeForce MX250, Core i5 i5-8265U, 14", 1.6 kg
Asus ZenBook RX533FN-A8059T
GeForce MX150, Core i7 i7-8565U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Core i7 i7-8565U, 15.6", 1.65 kg
Asus ZenBook 14 UX431FL-AN012T
GeForce MX250, Core i7 i7-8565U, 14", 1.5 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S532FA-BN012T
GeForce MX150, Core i5 i5-8265U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL-BN011T
GeForce MX250, Core i5 i5-8265U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-12-17 (Update: 2019-12-17)