Our review of the celestial blue ASUS ZenBook Duo 2-In-1 14″ UX481FL-XS74T laptop. It’s also known as;
The ASUS ZenBook Duo 2-In-1 Laptop- 14” Full HD NanoEdge Bezel Touch, Intel Core i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, GeForce MX250, Innovative ScreenPad Plus, Windows 10 Pro- UX481FL-XS74T Celestial Blue model.
Can this device deliver some performance for your daily and business computing needs? Let’s break them down in this review.
For the aesthetics, the first thing you will notice is the design of this ASUS ZenBook Duo 14″ laptop.
ASUS ZenBook Duo Logo
First off, the ASUS pushes its logo to the side on the laptop’s celestial blue cover, then they also shift the keyboard all the way to the bottom, and the touchpad to the right edge. This laptop has the most game changer design you’ll ever see this year.
ASUS Secondary Display
The next thing you will notice once you open the lid is the secondary screen above your keyboard. It’s the signature ultra-powerful ASUS ScreenPad Plus. Find more tips on this feature on this website. This full-HD second display is equipped with a lot of features including the preinstalled apps for multi-tasking or professional computing tasks.
Display of the UX481FL-XS74T
This ZenBook Duo provides you the built-in dual-screen system with the secondary touchscreen for more productivity. You can easily move your program window from the main screen to the second screen by using the drag and drop gesture.
The display is a 14″ matte 1080p Full-HD NanoEdge display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio and is the PANTONE certified screen.
You will love the screen if you like to edit photographs or videos. Aside from being very useful for productivity, you have the option to turn the secondary screen if you want to.
16GB of RAM Performance
The ZenBook Duo UX481FL-XS74T model packs the 10th generation of Intel Core i7-10510U CPU, 16GB of memory, and the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 Graphics card.
It also has the 1TB PCIe SSD for storage.
ZenBook Duo UX481FL Main Specs
|ASUS ZenBook Duo 2-In-1 Laptop- 14” Full HD NanoEdge Bezel Touch, Intel Core i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, GeForce MX250, Innovative ScreenPad Plus, Windows 10 Pro- UX481FL-XS74T Celestial Blue
|Screen size (inch)
|14″ Full HD NanoEdge Bezel Touch 1080p LED-backlit IPS-Type with 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 100% sRGB
|1.8GHz Intel Core i7-10510U (4.90GHz Turbo Boost)
|Nvidia GeForce MX250
|16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
|ScreenPad Plus (2nd Screen)
|12.6″ touch display IPS-level wide-view display
|Pros & Cons
Gaming With ZenBook Duo UX481FL?
This laptop is not made for demanding gaming, so you won’t be able to play AAA games with 1080p quality. However, the combination of the Intel i7 processor and the NVIDIA graphics, you will be able to play CSI: GO, DotA 2, etc with pretty decent performance.
If you are looking for a gaming laptop from ASUS brand, look at the 2020 Zephyrus G15 with the sleek appearance that you can even bring to the office. For a super-power gaming laptop that has the new version (2020) of both CPU and GPU, we recommend this 2020 MSI GS66 Stealth beast.
Surprisingly, this 2020 ZenBook duo 14″ can perform Overwatch at 1080p for 70 fps without any slow down issues. Thanks to the 16GB of onboard memory out of the box. Other laptops in this size, mostly have 12GB or even 8GB, so not as powerful as this one, in terms of gaming.
Office computing work like email, documents, and browsing as well as photo and video editing can also be performed flawlessly on this business laptop.
UX481FL-XS74T Other Features
Identical with the previous generation of the ZenBooks, this unit also comes with many features that other Ultrabooks from another brand do not have.
ASUS Stylus Pen
With the ASUS active stylus, you can draw and write just like using a pen on your paper. The accuracy and the precision of this stylus will give you the best stylus experience on a touchscreen laptop.
Detachable palm rest
ASUS includes the accessory that you can connect to your laptop to give you a better typing experience.
There is also a sleeve that comes with this ZenBook.
Let’s start with the ErgoLift hinge feature.
Not only to help the cooling system, and improving the audio quality, this feature helps you to type more comfortably and ergonomically by using its 5.5° keyboard tilt. It also helps you to see the ScreenPad Plus better.
For the I/O ports, there are 2x USB 3, 1x USB Type-C, a full-size HDMI, a 3.5mm combo jack, a micro-SD card reader, and the power ports.
Designed to be an on-the-go device, this ZenBook Duo 14″ does not feature an Ethernet port. However, if you still need to use a wire to go online, you can always purchase inexpensive ethernet adapter like this;
Despite having a decent selection of ports, and the secondary display, this UX481FL-XS74T ZenBook is still very portable, it is thin and light. For a 13″ ZenBook, consider this 13-inch ZenBook.
The built-in Harman Kardon speakers give pretty good quality speakers. They are located on the bottom sides of the device.
The keyboard is almost similar to Apple’s Magic Keyboard that comes with the iMac products. On the right side of your keyboard deck is where the trackpad located.
It’s a backlit keyboard with nice tactile-feeling chiclet full-sized keys. The white illuminated color keys can be adjusted with a single click by using your Function key.
The typing experience is pretty good. If you have never used ZenBook before, you will also get used to the trackpad very quickly.
UX481FL-XS74T Battery Life
The life of the battery is pretty outstanding with 9-10 hours for light usage!
This is amazing since it has the two-displays model, and yet still have that long battery life. If you want more hours for the battery lifecycle, check out the ExpertBook from ASUS here.
UX481FL-XS74T Review Summary
There are portable laptops with a smaller sized display like the MacBooks, other ultrabooks, and lots of others, but this ZenBook Duo UX481FL-XS74T is the first device that has the dual-screen system on a portable laptop with the affordable price. Not only that, the good life battery cycle and performance are other additional points that you cannot overlook.
UX481FL-XS74T is a game-changer, sturdy, fast, and phenomenally designed product for both home and professional needs.