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Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL

Specifications

Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL
Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL (ZenBook Duo UX481 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.9 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX250 - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 937 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, GDDR5, 445.87, Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, 1333.3 MHz, 16-20-20-45, Dual-Channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, 10-point capacitive, Chi Mei N140HCE-EN2, IPS, CMN14D5, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8, 1024 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 323 x 223 ( = 0.75 x 12.72 x 8.78 in)
Battery
70 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Karman Kardon, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds), Power Supply: 329 g ( = 11.61 oz / 0.73 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 73.95% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 75%, features: 53%, display: 85% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL

82.7% Like The Apple Touch Bar, But Better: Asus ZenBook Duo UX481 Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Asus wants to prove that there are other ways to innovate besides just creating the thinnest laptops year after year. The ScreenPad Plus display is both practical and invaluable when at its best, but it entails some ergonomic drawbacks.
Asus Zenbook Duo UX481F Review in 2022
Source: Ricks Tech English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2022
Asus Zenbook Duo UX481F Keyboard Assembly / Lower Display Replacement
Source: Ricks Tech English
Support, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/20/2022
Asus Zenbook Duo UX481F Charger Port Replacement
Source: Ricks Tech English
Support, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2022
60% Asus Zenbook Duo UX481 review: Innovation that comes at a cost
Source: It Pro English Archive.org version
Asus has pushed boundaries with the UX481, and there are areas where this machine succeeds. The primary screen offers good quality for sRGB work, and the lower panel is useful for secondary apps. The Asus has smart looks, solid performance and superb battery life. In key areas, though, the daring design means uncomfortable compromise. The cramped keyboard and trackpad can’t compare to Dell and Apple’s offerings, and the Asus is thicker and heavier than rivals. If you’re going to use the secondary screen, then you may be able to accept these issues. If it’s not going to be integral to your work, though, conventional laptops remain better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
81% ASUS ZenBook Duo review: A dual-screen ultraportable with compromises
Source: Engadget English Archive.org version
The ZenBook Duo is a solid attempt at delivering a dual-screen ultraportable. Using both screens is intuitive, and it can be genuinely practical for multitasking. But ASUS had to make compromises to fit those screens, especially when it comes to the keyboard and trackpad. It’s also heavier and thicker than any other ultraportable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 81%
Asus ZenBook Duo review: A dual-screen ultraportable with compromises
Source: Engadget English Archive.org version
If you're considering the ZenBook Duo, the real question you need to ask yourself is how much do you really need two screens on a $1,499 ultraportable. ASUS did a decent job of fitting in a second display, but it leads to plenty of compromises.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2020
70% Asus Zenbook Duo Review: Two Screens, Too Many Compromises
Source: The Verge English Archive.org version
But if you’re looking specifically for a two-screen device, this one works. It’s more than a party trick; it’s useful and there are cool things you can do. But I think the form factor is better suited to a workstation (like the ZenBook Pro Duo) which is likely to spend most of its life at a desk with peripherals plugged in. I’m not sure if there’s a way to make a Duo that’s also good at being a portable laptop. If there is, Asus hasn’t quite found it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus ZenBook Duo Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English Archive.org version
If you’re going to benefit from the second screen – whether it’s in creative applications or just by bumping useful tools downwards – then the Duo is worth considering. If not, then more traditional notebooks remain better due to the number of design compromises Asus has had to make.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus ZenBook Duo (UX481) review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The ZenBook Duo isn't as powerful as the ZenBook Pro Duo, but it delivers nearly all the same functionality at a significantly lower price. As a result, the Duo is a better option for all but the most demanding power users. First, you need to decide if the ZenBook Duo is right for you, or if a more traditional laptop, like the Samsung Galaxy Flex 15 or Lenovo Yoga C940 would be a better fit.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481F. Двухдисплейный ноутбук с Intel gen10
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive dual display; powerful processor; elegant design; comfortable keyboard; light weight; nice performance. Negative: No USB-C; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2020
3 lý do người mê xê dịch lựa chọn ZenBook Duo
Source: Zing VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive dual display; powerful hardware; premium design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2020

Comment

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.

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


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.


14.00":

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.


73.95%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-06- 5 (Update: 2020-06- 5)