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ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 Review Rundown

ASUSPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
Cons**
  • Second screen isn't for everyone

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

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The ZenBook Duo hits a stable 30 frames per second on Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm at 1080p. The base model saw a one-hour improvement over last year with an impressive 10 hours and 37 minutes of battery life with both panels turned on. Pictures are either very grainy or soft, lacking detail on my face.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent dual-screen performance
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre webcam
  • No wireless charging

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The UX482 is easier to use for multi-tasking while being noticeably thinner, lighter, and faster than the model preceding it. In our review of the ZenBook Duo UX481, we criticized the ScreenPad for its poor viewing angles relative to the user. There is still some glare from the tilted ScreenPad meaning colors and brightness will almost always be inferior to the main display.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Slim and lighter than the UX481
  • Slim, lighter, and more ergonomic design
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • ScreenPad can be uncomfortable to type on without a large desk
  • Loud backlight bleeding

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
Asus' dual-screen Duo efforts have so far been impressive, and the twin-panel design is especially slick in a 14-inch form factor. Having two screens in such a compact build is a feat that seems like it shouldn't quite be possible, but here it is. The ZenBook Duo 14's respectable 11-hour battery life is still at the back of the pack.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek twin-screen design
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent dual-screen display
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

t3[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 is superbly built, very well finished, and at the more stylish end of the spectrum. It packs in some top-notch internal components and offers a very respectable amount of battery considering it's got two screens to power up. It does get loud occasionally though, and professional creatives are likely to be looking for a display than this can offer. There are no major problems when it comes to the Asus Zen Book Duo 14.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Superb build quality
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Second display is a bit awkward to use
  • Keyboard and trackpad are awkwardly positioned

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E looks and feels like a premium laptop. Intel Evo laptops must also have thin bezels around the screen, Wi-Fi 6, offer over nine hours of battery life, and wake up in less than a second. A dual-fan design to keeps the components cool, along with a body that opens up to allow for better cooling, mean this laptop can get noisy.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Superb battery life
  • Excellent dual-screen screen
  • Excellent performance
Cons[**]
  • ScreenPad Plus isn’t for everyone

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 has an Intel Evo 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 processor. On Geekbench 5.3, it posted a score of 5,330, while the MacBook Air (M1, 16GB of RAM) ran circles around it. The laptop lasted 10 hours and 37 minutes, which isn't too far off the XPS 13 (11:07)
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good performance
Cons[**]
  • ScreenPad Plus is a bit cramped
  • No Thunderbolt 3

tomshardware[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Asus' ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 is the best dual-screen laptop available. The laptop comes with the usual Windows bloat, like Spotify and links to Hulu. As someone who spends more time working with text than videos or images, I can't fully get behind the compromised keyboard and touchpad.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Keyboard and touchpad are compromised
  • Only one-year warranty

trustedreviews[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The ZenBook Duo looks rather ugly when opened up, but the thin screen bezel and glossy blue lid are undeniably classy. Asus has managed to fit in an abundance of ports, too, with USB-A, 2 x USB-C, HDMI, headphone jack and a microSD card all present. A webcam offering so-so video quality sits above the main display, with a kill switch on the keyboard allowing you to cut the feed.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent ScreenPad performance
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No 4K display option
  • ScreenPad isn’t for everyone

References

1. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo (UX482) review. laptopmag. 2021-07-04 Retrieved 2021-07-12.
2. ^ A Mini Multitasking Monster: Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 Laptop Review. notebookcheck. 2021-01-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (2021) Review. pcmag. 2021-02-25 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E review. techradar. 2021-01-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo 14 review. tomsguide. 2021-02-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 Review: Dual-Screen Refinement. tomshardware. 2021-01-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Asus ZenBook Duo (UX482) Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. 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.
**. 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.
***. 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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