ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 Review Rundown

ASUS | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 UX482
  • Sleek, premium design
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • ScreenPad isn't as bright or vibrant as the main screen

Summary

With the second screen, the new dual-screen ZenBook Duo UX482 is heavier than ASUS's conventional 14-inch laptops, though the difference is smaller than last year's model. Thanks to the dual-screen form factor, the ZenBook Pro 14 offers superior cooling, thanks to the elevated secondary display. This feature also improves the device's ergonomics.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The new ZenBook is still noticeably heavier than traditional 14-inch laptops including Asus' own ZenBook 14 UX425/435 by about 300 g. The metal chassis is mostly the same as on the UX481 but with a couple of major changes. For reasons unknown to us, Asus has downgraded its MicroSD card reader to be 3x slower than the same card reader on the older UX481.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, high-contrast primary display
  • Slim bezels
  • Full sRGB coverage
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • ScreenPad could be more rigid
  • Slow MicroSD card reader
  • Slow SD card reader

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Asus has invested the most in the idea, delivering several models of dual-screen laptops under the “Duo” name. The latest is an update to the ZenBook Duo 14 (starts at $999.99; $1,299.99 as tested) Both displays are touch-enabled and push a maximum of 400 nits of brightness.
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Pros[**]
  • Elegant dual-screen design
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • ScreenPad Plus is a bit imprecise
  • Keyboard is forced down alongside touchpad

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E is a premium laptop that delivers excellent performance and superb battery life. The second screen – or ScreenPad Plus – is the most noticeable feature of the design, adding a 12.65-inch touchscreen with a 1,920 x 515 resolution below the main 14-inch 1080p screen. This is an Intel Evo-certified laptop, so not only does it pack the latest Intel Core 11th-generation processors, it also wakes up from sleep quickly.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • ScreenPad Plus is a useful addition
Cons[**]
  • Second screen isn't for everyone

tomsguide[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Asus' ZenBook Duo laptops continue to give you a huge slab of a second screen. Its 14-inch 1080p panel has a whole second screen underneath it: the ScreenPad Plus. At 0.7 inches thick and 3.5 pounds, theZenBook Duo 14 is thicker and heavier than the latest Dell XPS 13.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
  • Good speakers
Cons[**]
  • ScreenPad Plus isn't ergonomic-friendly
  • Only one USB-C port

tomshardware[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The ZenBoook Duo 14 UX482 delivers two displays in a compact form factor. It has a Tiger Lake Intel 11th Gen i7 processor and a design that's more refined than the previous-gen ZenBook Duo UX481. Despite some appreciated changes to the keyboard, the cramped keys and small touchpad are still major concessions.
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Pros[**]
  • More versatile than previous-gen ZenBook Duo
  • Slim bezels
  • Improved keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Somewhat cramped keyboard
  • Lackluster battery life

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Asus ZenBook Duo has two screens, with an additional panel embedded on the deck to make multitasking easier than ever. The ScreenPad makes more sense used in conjunction with a creative app, such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Asus has included additional features such as a handwriting app and number pad replacement, but it's the quality of life improvements I'm most impressed by.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • ScreenPad Plus secondary screen
  • Comfortable keyboard layout
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Underwhelming performance
  • Poor colour accuracy

references

  1. 1. ^ A Mini Multitasking Monster: Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 Laptop Review. Notebookcheck. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (2021) Review. Pcmag. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E review. Techradar. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo 14 review. Tomsguide. 22 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 Review: Dual-Screen Refinement. Tomshardware. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo (UX482) Review. Trustedreviews. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  8. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  9. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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