Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM039R
Average of 4 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM039R
Source: Hardware Zone Archive.org version
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%
Source: Ultrabook Review Archive.org version
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%
Source: NLT Archive.org version
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
Source: Appuals Archive.org version
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
Source: MuyComputer ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95%
Source: Game IT ES→EN
Positive: Impressive dual display; high performance; decent keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2020
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive dual screen; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2019
Source: PC Guia PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80%
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Impressive dual display; nice design; solid workmanship. Negative: Average hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/02/2020
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
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Positive: Impressive display; excellent dual display; high performance; long battery life; elegant design. Negative: Mediocre ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2020
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; impressive dual display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2020
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.
i7-10510U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced on 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).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
82.75%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.