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ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481

ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481

from  $1500+
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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Dual screens look great and work well
  • Fast performance
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Keyboard and trackpad are small and uncomfortable
  • Heavy and thick
  • ScreenPad Plus’s short height limits usability
81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

81
 

User Reviews

90
Feng
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90
Feng
06.12.20
I have been using it for more than half year since it released in Australia. It's a Great computer overall. The following points could be deal-breaker for you if you do mind. No Thunderbolt 3, which means no charging from type c cable, no video out from type c. Solution: Using a type c to dc cable to charge, I bought it on Alixpress. Use HDMI for video output. Terrible Second screen angle Solution: Use a portable laptop stand. I use MOFT. Works great. It fixed the angle problem, but it makes typing experience even worse. Bad trackpad experience. Solution: Use a mouse instead. I never use trackpad anyway. Keyboard As I use the stand to lift up the screen. The keyboard gets rised as well. It's not a good typing experience when the keyboard was lift up. However, It is not a bit issue for me. As an Accountant, I use external numeric keyboard all the time. In my office, I use an external keyboard. Portability is fine for me. I don't think its too heavy while you have another screen add on.