Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FA-BM025R
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FA-BM025R
Source: Hitech Century
This midrange variant of the Zenbook Duo UX481F ultraportable is ahead of its time with an innovative secondary ScreenPad Plus setup that takes multitasking to the next level. It’s an interesting proposition but ergonomics issues befuddle its execution. If you can live with its hefty price tag and quirks, this represents a unique gamechanger.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
So did we find any use for the secondary screen? Actually, we did. We used it for reference material as we were typing, and found it quite convenient. We liked having a Windows Explorer window open and handy all the time. Over time, we could easily see ourselves leaving our email and messaging apps open on the ScreenPad for quick updates while we get work done on the main screen. We hope that if this concept catches on, software makers will start designing apps that specifically take advantage of a second screen in this position.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
Model: The Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FA-BM025R is a laptop that is designed to give the ultimate edge in workflow efficiency. It has a unique design that features a full-width ASUS ScreenPad Plus that works together with the main display. It’s never been this easy to harness the full creative power. The Celestial Blue color draws its inspiration from the future and gives the ZenBook Duo a sophisticated and timeless flair. Besides that, it’s also decorated with a unique asymmetric version of the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish. The intriguing design detail gives the ZenBook Duo a totally unique identity. With the ErgoLift hinge providing a 5.5° keyboard tilt, the ZenBook Duo not only gives a more comfortable typing experience, but cooling and audio performance are also enhanced. The Asus ScreenPad Plus gives on-the-go computing like never experienced before. It’s a full-width secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main 14-inch FHD display, giving endless ways to optimize and personalize workflow. A series of handy built-in apps help boost productivity. Quick Key allows one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, and Handwriting lets users input text intuitively.
Furthermore, there are quick controls such as App Switcher, ViewMax and Task Swap for useful interactions between the main display and ScreenPad Plus. Task Group lets users lock into work mode by opening multiple tasks with a single touch. And now users can drag apps or in-app toolbars onto the ScreenPad Plus to give more room to work on the main display. The Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FA-BM025R is equipped with up to a powerful 10th generation Intel Core i5-10210U, 16 GB RAM, an Intel UHD Graphics 620 and a 512 GB SSD. With its multi-cores, the ZenBook Duo can easily handle all the apps on the main screen and ScreenPad Plus, for a super-fluid cross-screen workflow. The FHD NanoEdge display on the ZenBook Duo has a four-sided frameless design to upgrade viewing experience, giving more screen and less distraction! It’s also PANTONE validated for professional-grade color accuracy. As for audio, the ASUS Golden Ear team worked with renowned home and automotive audio experts Harman Kardon to ensure great audio experience. A tailored mix of superior hardware including smart amplifier technology that delivers louder sound with no distortion and finely tuned software gives a sound like no other laptop. As a conclusion, the Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FA-BM025R is a laptop that has a revolutionary design. The hardware specifications are good, making it ideal for design work and entertainment.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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 LPDDR4-2933 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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).
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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