Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E is one of the latest 2-screen laptop models from the manufacturer from Taiwan. Previous generation ZenBook Duo models, including the gaming model Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550, have shown us the potential use of the dual-screen design. And in the latest version, ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E, Asus continues to improve the performance of this feature.
One of the biggest changes of ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E compared to previous versions lies in the body size. Although equipped with a total of 2 separate screens, ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E still possesses a relatively slim design. At the same time, the machine also has a high build quality and level of finishing, giving the user a premium feel.
The second screen – also known as ScreenPad Plus – is the most unique feature when it comes to the design of the ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E. The screen has a diagonal size of 12.65 inches, a resolution of 1920 x 515 pixels and supports touch features.
Wrapped inside a slim bezel, the user experience when interacting with both screens is made relatively seamless.
The second screen of the ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E is placed on the upper half of the body, with the keyboard set in the bottom half. This is the design decision that brings the most mixed views when it comes to Asus’ dual-screen laptop, as it will take some time for users to get used to a completely new layout.
However, Asus has done well in improving the functions that the ScreenPad Plus screen brings compared to the previous version. Specifically, the monitor is now capable of supporting more third-party applications than before, allowing users the ability to use more freely and flexibly with a variety of software.
ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E boasts an impressive level of performance, powered by modern components. As an Evo-standard laptop, it not only possesses the speed performance from the 11th generation Intel Core chip, the laptop also has a dizzying boot time and has a long battery life of up to 12 hours. clock.
Overall, the ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E is a premium laptop that offers users a level of performance with a long battery life. The compact design of the laptop allows users to carry it anywhere conveniently and easily. The dual screen of the machine is a unique feature, bringing a lot of potential during actual use.
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Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E Specifications
- CPU: Intel Core i7-1165G7
- GPUs: Intel Iris Xe
- RAM: 32GB
- Memory: 1TB SSD
- Screen: 14-inch (1,920 x 1,080) + 12.65-inch (1,920 x 515)
- Size: 12.76 x 8.74 x 0.67 inches
- Mass: 1.62 kg
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E: Design
The most unique feature when talking about the external design of the Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E is the second secondary screen located on the body, but we will analyze this more detail in the next sections.
At first glance, ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E looks like a traditional Ultrabook laptop. The machine has a slim and modern design, giving us a good impression at first glance.
With dimensions of 12.76 x 8.74 x 0.68 inches and a weight of 1.62kg, this is a 14-inch laptop that you can carry around every day without having to feel bothered. The surface of the machine has a sandblasted finish similar to the previously released Zenbook models.
In terms of connectivity, the Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E is equipped with a decent number of communication ports for a work laptop. Located on the left side are 2 USB Type-C ports, which can be used to charge the device, along with 1 full-size HDMI port. Meanwhile, on the right side is a USB Type-A port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card reader slot.
Open the laptop, and you’ll see the unique design detail of the Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E. The secondary screen – also known as the ScreenPad Plus – is located just below the main screen. This is a touch screen with a size of 12.65 inches, a resolution of 1920 x 515 pixels and is compatible with a stylus.
This screen uses an IPS panel, providing brilliant and vivid image quality that is not inferior to the main screen. This is a big upgrade because the ScreenPad screen of previous ZenBook Duo versions has a lower image quality than the main screen.
Because the secondary screen ScreenPad Plus is placed right below the main screen, so once again the keyboard of the machine will be pushed forward of the body. This interior layout may take some time for users to get used to. Your input experience is also somewhat reduced due to the loss of wrist rest area on the body.
And similar to ZenBook Duo models in previous generations, the machine’s touchpad, instead of being placed under the keyboard, has now been moved to the right edge position. And like the keyboard set, this new touchpad position will take some time for users to get used to.
About the main screen, the device is equipped with a 14-inch IPS panel, 1080p resolution, with touch support. The bezel surrounding the screen is ultra-thin, providing a screen-to-body ratio of up to 93%.
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E: Usage performance
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E is an Intel Evo standard laptop. An Intel Evo standard laptop must be equipped with an 11th generation Intel chip, support the Thunderbolt 4 connection standard, have a battery life of at least 9 hours, and must have a boot time of less than 1 second. .
As we have analyzed in the Design section, the Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E has a premium look and feel to the user. And yet, the machine also possesses an impressive level of performance, providing a smooth user experience when interacting with different applications on the Windows 10 operating system.
However, during actual use, the Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E’s cooling fan system emits a slightly high noise level. The Asus laptop’s cooling system is made up of two large ventilation fans, which work in conjunction with an open-body design to improve airflow during operation.
Talking about the secondary screen, Asus has done well in improving the practicality of this function in the new version. The screen now has better compatibility with image editing applications such as Photoshop or Lightroom, providing a good user experience for users.
And yet, the monitor now owns a completely open interface with ScreenXpert 2 software. On the screen is now a general menu that allows users to quickly access system functions, bringing for a more seamless user experience than ever before.
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E: Battery life
One of the points that consumers care about most when choosing to buy a new laptop is the battery life. As we mentioned above, a laptop that meets the Intel Evo standard must have a battery life of at least 9 hours. The good news is that the battery life of the Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E is longer than the standard set by Intel.
In the battery life test, when we let the device loop through a video with the screen brightness at 50%, the ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E powered off after an impressive 11 hours and 50 minutes.
When taking into account the speed performance and the second screen, it can be said that the above battery life figure is an extremely impressive result. This level of battery life is much longer than its previous generation dual-screen version, the Asus ZenBook Pro DUo UX581, with a battery life of only 5 hours.
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E is a top quality dual-screen laptop. It has a level of fast performance that lets you do all the basic everyday tasks well with the help of a second monitor. And despite being equipped with up to two screens, the UX482E still has one. Extremely compact design, making it easy and convenient to carry with you. If you are looking to buy a machine with 2 screens to improve daily work performance, then the UX482E will be an option worth considering.
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- Compact, modern design
- Long battery life
- Speed performance
- The 2nd screen brings many conveniences
- Keyboard placement brings many inconveniences