Tech wins: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

2020 has been a successful year for ASUS. According to Gartner, the company entered the top five, showing the most impressive growth in the Windows PC market at 13.7%.

And this is natural. ASUS provides consumers with powerful innovative products and consistently develops them.

When the company introduced the first ScreenPad laptop in 2018, many viewed it as a marketing experiment that would be talked about and forgotten about. After 3 years, we can say with confidence that two screens in a laptop are not marketing, but a real tool that increases productivity and comfort from working with the system.

The new ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is no longer an unusual novelty. Although for users of laptops from other manufacturers, this is still the technology of tomorrow. Dual screens have become a hallmark of ASUS laptops that other manufacturers fail to replicate, although they try. For example, at the end of the year, the test was a gaming Omen 2X with two screens, which looks strange against the background of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) Tech Victory: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is an evolution of dual screen laptops where ASUS has honed their craft and worked out every last detail. It is probably for this reason that the phrase was chosen as the description for the laptop:

ZenBook Duo 14 helps you get things done in style: calmly, efficiently, without any fuss. Let's take a closer look at the laptop!

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

Mobility and reliability

It may seem that the new ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 has not changed much in appearance, but it is not.

Firstly, the new generation has become 3 mm thinner. Not so noticeable visually, but in a bag or backpack, the laptop takes up even less space. In general, the laptop, despite the diagonal of 14 inches and two screens, is super compact (32.40 x 22.20 x 1.69

1.73 cm). And the weight is about 1.6 kg. At the same time, ASUS did not have to sacrifice functionality, the laptop retained all the variety of ports.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

On the left side there is an HDMI port and 2 USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports that support charging and connecting 4K monitors.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

On the right side is a microSD card slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and a 3.5 mm combo audio jack.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

The laptop is made of magnesium alloy with a classic pattern of concentric circles.

Perhaps the main visual difference is the redesigned ErgoLift hinge. In previous models, the hinge raised part of the case, which created additional clearance for ventilation, and the keyboard itself was at a comfortable typing angle. Now the hinge lifts not only the case, but also the second screen of the laptop. Looks futuristic.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

One of the advantages of screens in the latest laptops from ASUS is accurate color reproduction, confirmed by Pantone Validated certification. Photos do not convey this, you have to go and see live. The screen is also TUV Rheinland certified for low blue light emissions.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

The second screen of the ScreenPad+ is also made using IPS LCD technology. 12.6-inch matte touchscreen with Full HD resolution and 400 nits of brightness, tilts up to 7° thanks to the ErgoLift hinge.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

The screen angle makes it much more convenient to work with the stylus.

Perhaps, the main software novelty is connected with the ScreenPad + screen - the control panel for professional creative applications (Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Lightroom Classic). The easiest way to compare the control panel is with a DJ console, on which the main switches and mixers are placed. The panel has four types of basic controls: dial, button, slider, scrolling. There are default control options, but the user can customize everything to their liking. In the future, ASUS promises to add even more applications that support the control panel.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

Another new feature is the ability to use the ScreenPad+ screen as a touchpad. Somehow, it seems that the feature was added to appease potential new users who are worried about the small size of the physical touchpad. Although the size of the touchpad is optimal for one-handed operation. This is not obvious, but after trying it, you will immediately understand that there is a sense.

Probably using the ScreenPad+ as a touchpad will expand the laptop's audience, as the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is a right-handed laptop due to the location of the physical touchpad.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

If you wish, you can use two screens as one large screen.

The main feeling that arises behind the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is the feeling that you are working at a computer with two monitors. At the same time, the work goes faster, as ASUS has tried in terms of comfort and ergonomics. For example, there is a physical button that allows you to swap windows between screens. Or you can set up your favorite combinations of applications and launch them all at once with a click.

You can also use the MyASUS app to connect your smartphone and mirror it on the ScreenPad+.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 ) Tech Victory: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) Tech Victory: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

Modern communications and ergonomics

The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has a number of small but important details to note. It is easiest to list them in paragraphs:

  • The laptop has a Windows Hello IR camera. That is, ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) will recognize its user in person. The technology works great even in the dark.
  • The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has very good sound from Harman Kardon. Another important point is that the ErgoLift hinge, which lifts the laptop, allows for better sound quality. For its size, the laptop sounds very powerful.
  • Thanks to USB Type-C Thunderbolt, you can connect either a pair of 4K monitors or an 8K monitor to your laptop.
  • The laptop has a Wi-Fi 6 module, which is already good. Better yet, there's ASUS WiFi Master Premium. This is an ASUS proprietary technology that increases the stability and quality of the connection when working with a weak or "noisy" signal.
  • The ASUS Pen branded stylus supports 4096 levels of pressure. However, a nice feature is that the laptop also supports third-party styluses.
  • Despite the unusual arrangement of the keyboard and touchpad, the laptop is comfortable to use both on the table and when it is on its knees. The touchpad is located in such a way that it is convenient to work with it with the right hand. I guess it will take a couple of days to get used to it.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

While I was waiting for the car at the service, it turned out to work well.

Performance

The performance can be said briefly: it meets all the requirements of the Intel Evo standard and even exceeds them.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

Intel Evo is an initiative from Intel that includes a set of features that a modern, proper laptop should have. The idea is that the buyer, when he sees the Intel Evo branded sticker, knows that he has a laptop that can work on battery power for at least 9 hours in real tasks, wakes up and starts instantly, has high-performance hardware and modern versions of wireless connections.

This is all about the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482). The laptop uses 11th generation processors from Intel with powerful Iris Xe integrated graphics. The maximum amount of RAM is 32 GB, and the drive, which is PCIe® 3.0, up to 1 TB. Obviously, with such characteristics, the laptop passes all performance tests with a bang. By the way, for those who still want more, there are configurations with the new NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics.

Benchmarks:

  • Geekbench 5: single-core 1532 / multi-core 5546
  • Cinebench R20: CPU - 1977, single-core mode - 541 cb
  • PCMark 5008 (general 10137, productivity 6980, digital content creation 4819)
  • 3DMark:
  • Wild Life: 13432
  • Fire Strike 5283 (graphics 5806, physics 13710, combined test 2035)
  • Time Spy 1824 (1652 graphics, 4486 processor)
  • Night Raid 17642 (graphics 22543, processor 7905)

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) comes with a rich bundle. In addition to the branded folder in which you can carry a laptop, the set includes an additional magnetic stand-pad on the bottom cover of the device. With its help, it is even more convenient to place the laptop on a table or on your lap. A cool solution that should be adopted by other manufacturers.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

Using a highly efficient cooling system with 10mm heatpipes and 59-blade fans, the 11th Gen Intel Core Processor has a maximum TDP of 28W. The performance increase in maximum power mode reaches 40%.

It's also important to note that the second screen is engineered to increase airflow by 49% to help keep the laptop cool.

Or, to put it simply, the laptop does not overheat, does not make noise and works stably for a long time under maximum load. This is especially useful in situations where, for example, Adobe Premiere is rendering video. I think that everyone who worked in the program had situations when the computer overheated and hung up. ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) won't have this problem.

Battery life

When it comes to battery life, the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) outperforms many competitors. There are no secrets. It's simple.

Intel Evo promises that the laptop can withstand 9 hours of real work. ASUS promises that with the average brightness of both screens + Wi-Fi in standard tasks, the laptop will last up to 17 hours. The truth, as always, is in the middle: whether in the mode of daily tasks, or when watching Netflix, it can withstand about 12 hours of work. If you turn off the second screen, you can get a couple more hours of work. Well, under maximum load, the laptop will be discharged in 1.5 hours.

It's important to talk about charging separately, because the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is simply gorgeous in this regard.

Firstly, ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) charges via Type-C PD. Thanks to this, you can use not only a standard 65 W adapter for charging, but even charging from a mobile phone. Of course, the charge rate will decrease, but you can always recharge. In addition, most smartphones today come with fast Watches For Men and powerful chargers included.

Secondly, the MyASUS app lets you take care of your battery so it lasts longer. For example, if it is assumed that the laptop will work for a long time from the outlet, then you can limit the charge level to 80% or 60%.

Third, the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has fast charging (60% per hour) to quickly fill up the charge if the laptop was previously in battery-friendly mode.

Tech wins: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

2020 has been a successful year for ASUS. According to Gartner, the company entered the top five, showing the most impressive growth in the Windows PC market at 13.7%.

And this is natural. ASUS provides consumers with powerful innovative products and consistently develops them.

When the company introduced the first ScreenPad laptop in 2018, many viewed it as a marketing experiment that would be talked about and forgotten about. After 3 years, we can say with confidence that two screens in a laptop are not marketing, but a real tool that increases productivity and comfort from working with the system.

The new ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is no longer an unusual novelty. Although for users of laptops from other manufacturers, this is still the technology of tomorrow. Dual screens have become a hallmark of ASUS laptops that other manufacturers fail to replicate, although they try. For example, at the end of the year, the test was a gaming Omen 2X with two screens, which looks strange against the background of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) Tech Victory: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is an evolution of dual-screen laptops where ASUS has honed their craft and worked out every last detail. It is probably for this reason that the phrase was chosen as the description for the laptop:

ZenBook Duo 14 helps you get things done in style: calmly, efficiently, without any fuss. Let's take a closer look at the laptop!

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

Mobility and reliability

It may seem that the new ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 has not changed much in appearance, but it is not.

Firstly, the new generation has become 3 mm thinner. Not so noticeable visually, but in a bag or backpack, the laptop takes up even less space. In general, the laptop, despite the diagonal of 14 inches and two screens, is super compact (32.40 x 22.20 x 1.69

1.73 cm). And the weight is about 1.6 kg. At the same time, ASUS did not have to sacrifice functionality, the laptop retained all the variety of ports.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

On the left side there is an HDMI port and 2 USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports that support charging and connecting 4K monitors.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

On the right side is a microSD card slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and a 3.5 mm combo audio jack.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

The laptop is made of magnesium alloy with a classic pattern of concentric circles.

Perhaps the main visual difference is the redesigned ErgoLift hinge. In previous models, the hinge raised part of the case, which created additional clearance for ventilation, and the keyboard itself was at a comfortable typing angle. Now the hinge lifts not only the case, but also the second screen of the laptop. Looks futuristic.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

The ErgoLift hinge now lifts not only the case, but also the second screen. This solution not only allows you to work with great comfort, but also contributes to cooling. Air flow is increased by 49%.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

One of the highlights of the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482), as with most other ASUS laptops, is MIL-STD 810G certification. The laptop has been subjected to a series of endurance tests, including bending, high humidity, and high and low temperature tests. The main bonus is that ASUS laptops can withstand pressure up to 25 kilograms on the screen cover, that is, you don’t have to worry if you accidentally check in your laptop in luggage at the airport or squeeze it in a backpack.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

The highlight of the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is the second screen, which is the same width as the main screen.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

One of the advantages of screens in the latest laptops from ASUS is accurate color reproduction, confirmed by Pantone Validated certification. Photos do not convey this, you have to go and see live. The screen is also TUV Rheinland certified for low blue light emissions.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

The second screen of the ScreenPad+ is also made using IPS LCD technology. 12.6-inch matte touchscreen with Full HD resolution and 400 nits of brightness, tilts up to 7° thanks to the ErgoLift hinge.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

The screen angle makes it much more convenient to work with the stylus.

Perhaps, the main software novelty is connected with the ScreenPad + screen - the control panel for professional creative applications (Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Lightroom Classic). The easiest way to compare the control panel is with a DJ console, on which the main switches and mixers are placed. The panel has four types of basic controls: dial, button, slider, scrolling. There are default control options, but the user can customize everything to their liking. In the future, ASUS promises to add even more applications that support the control panel.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

Another new feature is the ability to use the ScreenPad+ screen as a touchpad. Somehow, it seems that the feature was added to appease potential new users who are worried about the small size of the physical touchpad. Although the size of the touchpad is optimal for one-handed operation. This is not obvious, but after trying it, you will immediately understand that there is a sense.

Probably using the ScreenPad+ as a touchpad will expand the laptop's audience, as the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is a right-handed laptop due to the location of the physical touchpad.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

If you wish, you can use two screens as one large screen.

The main feeling that arises behind the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is the feeling that you are working at a computer with two monitors. At the same time, the work goes faster, as ASUS has tried in terms of comfort and ergonomics. For example, there is a physical button that allows you to swap windows between screens. Or you can set up your favorite combinations of applications and launch them all at once with a click.

You can also use the MyASUS app to connect your smartphone and mirror it on the ScreenPad+.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 ) Tech Victory: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) Tech Victory: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

Modern communications and ergonomics

The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has a number of small but important details to note. It is easiest to list them in paragraphs:

  • The laptop has a Windows Hello IR camera. That is, ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) will recognize its user in person. The technology works great even in the dark.
  • ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has very good sound from Harman Kardon. Another important point is that the ErgoLift hinge, which lifts the laptop, allows for better sound quality. For its size, the laptop sounds very powerful.
  • Thanks to USB Type-C Thunderbolt, you can connect either a pair of 4K monitors or an 8K monitor to your laptop.
  • The laptop has a Wi-Fi 6 module, which is already good. Better yet, there's ASUS WiFi Master Premium. This is an ASUS proprietary technology that increases the stability and quality of the connection when working with a weak or "noisy" signal.
  • The ASUS Pen branded stylus supports 4096 levels of pressure. However, a nice feature is that the laptop also supports third-party styluses.
  • Despite the unusual arrangement of the keyboard and touchpad, the laptop is comfortable to use both on the table and when it is on its knees. The touchpad is located in such a way that it is convenient to work with it with the right hand. I guess it will take a couple of days to get used to it.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

While I was waiting for the car at the service, it turned out to work well.

Performance

The performance can be said briefly: it meets all the requirements of the Intel Evo standard and even exceeds them.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

Intel Evo is an initiative from Intel that includes a set of features that a modern, proper laptop should have. The idea is that the buyer, when he sees the Intel Evo branded sticker, knows that he has a laptop that can work on battery power for at least 9 hours in real tasks, wakes up and starts instantly, has high-performance hardware and modern versions of wireless connections.

This is all about the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482). The laptop uses 11th generation processors from Intel with powerful Iris Xe integrated graphics. The maximum amount of RAM is 32 GB, and the drive, which is PCIe® 3.0, up to 1 TB. Obviously, with such characteristics, the laptop passes all performance tests with a bang. By the way, for those who still want more, there are configurations with the new NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics.

Benchmarks:

  • Geekbench 5: single-core 1532 / multi-core 5546
  • Cinebench R20: CPU - 1977, single-core mode - 541 cb
  • PCMark 5008 (general 10137, productivity 6980, digital content creation 4819)
  • 3DMark:
  • Wild Life: 13432
  • Fire Strike 5283 (graphics 5806, physics 13710, combined test 2035)
  • Time Spy 1824 (1652 graphics, 4486 processor)
  • Night Raid 17642 (graphics 22543, processor 7905)

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) comes with a rich bundle. In addition to the branded folder in which you can carry a laptop, the set includes an additional magnetic stand-pad on the bottom cover of the device. With its help, it is even more convenient to place the laptop on a table or on your lap. A cool solution that should be adopted by other manufacturers.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

Using a highly efficient cooling system with 10mm heatpipes and 59-blade fans, the 11th Gen Intel Core Processor has a maximum TDP of 28W. The performance increase in maximum power mode reaches 40%.

It's also important to note that the second screen is engineered to increase airflow by 49% to help keep the laptop cool.

Or, to put it simply, the laptop does not overheat, does not make noise and works stably for a long time under maximum load. This is especially useful in situations where, for example, Adobe Premiere is rendering video. I think that everyone who worked in the program had situations when the computer overheated and hung up. ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) won't have this problem.

Battery life

When it comes to battery life, the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) outperforms many competitors. There are no secrets. It's simple.

Intel Evo promises that the laptop can withstand 9 hours of real work. ASUS promises that with the average brightness of both screens + Wi-Fi in standard tasks, the laptop will last up to 17 hours. The truth, as always, is in the middle: whether in the mode of daily tasks, or when watching Netflix, it can withstand about 12 hours of work. If you turn off the second screen, you can get a couple more hours of work. Well, under maximum load, the laptop will be discharged in 1.5 hours.

It's important to talk about charging separately, because the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is simply gorgeous in this regard.

Firstly, ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) charges via Type-C PD. Thanks to this, you can use not only a standard 65 W adapter for charging, but even charging from a mobile phone. Of course, the charge rate will decrease, but you can always recharge. In addition, most smartphones today come with fast Watches For Men and powerful chargers included.

Secondly, the MyASUS app lets you take care of your battery so it lasts longer. For example, if it is assumed that the laptop will work for a long time from the outlet, then you can limit the charge level to 80% or 60%.

Third, the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has fast charging (60% per hour) to quickly fill up the charge if the laptop was previously in battery-friendly mode.

Tech wins: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

2020 has been a successful year for ASUS. According to Gartner, the company entered the top five, showing the most impressive growth in the Windows PC market at 13.7%.

And this is natural. ASUS provides consumers with powerful innovative products and consistently develops them.

When the company introduced the first ScreenPad laptop in 2018, many viewed it as a marketing experiment that would be talked about and forgotten about. After 3 years, we can say with confidence that two screens in a laptop are not marketing, but a real tool that increases productivity and comfort from working with the system.

The new ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is no longer an unusual novelty. Although for users of laptops from other manufacturers, this is still the technology of tomorrow. Dual screens have become a hallmark of ASUS laptops that other manufacturers fail to replicate, although they try. For example, at the end of the year, the test was a gaming Omen 2X with two screens, which looks strange against the background of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) Tech Victory: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is an evolution of dual-screen laptops where ASUS has honed their craft and worked out every last detail. It is probably for this reason that the phrase was chosen as the description for the laptop:

ZenBook Duo 14 helps you get things done in style: calmly, efficiently, without any fuss. Let's take a closer look at the laptop!

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

Mobility and reliability

It may seem that the new ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 has not changed much in appearance, but it is not.

Firstly, the new generation has become 3 mm thinner. Not so noticeable visually, but in a bag or backpack, the laptop takes up even less space. In general, the laptop, despite the diagonal of 14 inches and two screens, is super compact (32.40 x 22.20 x 1.69

1.73 cm). And the weight is about 1.6 kg. At the same time, ASUS did not have to sacrifice functionality, the laptop retained all the variety of ports.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

On the left side there is an HDMI port and 2 USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports that support charging and connecting 4K monitors.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

On the right side is a microSD card slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and a 3.5 mm combo audio jack.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

The laptop is made of magnesium alloy with a classic pattern of concentric circles.

Perhaps the main visual difference is the redesigned ErgoLift hinge. In previous models, the hinge raised part of the case, which created additional clearance for ventilation, and the keyboard itself was at a comfortable typing angle. Now the hinge lifts not only the case, but also the second screen of the laptop. Looks futuristic.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

The ErgoLift hinge now lifts not only the case, but also the second screen. This solution not only allows you to work with great comfort, but also contributes to cooling. Air flow is increased by 49%.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

One of the highlights of the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482), as with most other ASUS laptops, is MIL-STD 810G certification. The laptop has been subjected to a series of endurance tests, including bending, high humidity, and high and low temperature tests. The main bonus is that ASUS laptops can withstand pressure up to 25 kilograms on the screen cover, that is, you don’t have to worry if you accidentally check in your laptop in luggage at the airport or squeeze it in a backpack.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

The highlight of the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is the second screen, which is the same width as the main screen.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

One of the advantages of screens in the latest laptops from ASUS is accurate color reproduction, confirmed by Pantone Validated certification. Photos do not convey this, you have to go and see live. The screen is also TUV Rheinland certified for low blue light emissions.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

The second screen of the ScreenPad+ is also made using IPS LCD technology. 12.6-inch matte touchscreen with Full HD resolution and 400 nits of brightness, tilts up to 7° thanks to the ErgoLift hinge.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

The screen angle makes it much more convenient to work with the stylus.

Perhaps, the main software novelty is connected with the ScreenPad + screen - the control panel for professional creative applications (Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Lightroom Classic). The easiest way to compare the control panel is with a DJ console, on which the main switches and mixers are placed. The panel has four types of basic controls: dial, button, slider, scrolling. There are default control options, but the user can customize everything to their liking. In the future, ASUS promises to add even more applications that support the control panel.

You can also use the MyASUS app to connect your smartphone and mirror it on the ScreenPad+.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 ) Tech Victory: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) Tech Victory: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

Modern communications and ergonomics

The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has a number of small but important details to note. It is easiest to list them in paragraphs:

  • The laptop has a Windows Hello IR camera. That is, ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) will recognize its user in person. The technology works great even in the dark.
  • The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has very good sound from Harman Kardon. Another important point is that the ErgoLift hinge, which lifts the laptop, allows for better sound quality. For its size, the laptop sounds very powerful.
  • Thanks to USB Type-C Thunderbolt, you can connect either a pair of 4K monitors or an 8K monitor to your laptop.
  • The laptop has a Wi-Fi 6 module, which is already good. Better yet, there's ASUS WiFi Master Premium. This is an ASUS proprietary technology that increases the stability and quality of the connection when working with a weak or "noisy" signal.
  • The ASUS Pen branded stylus supports 4096 levels of pressure. However, a nice feature is that the laptop also supports third-party styluses.
  • Despite the unusual arrangement of the keyboard and touchpad, the laptop is comfortable to use both on the table and when it is on its knees. The touchpad is located in such a way that it is convenient to work with it with the right hand. I guess it will take a couple of days to get used to it.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

While I was waiting for the car at the service, it turned out to work well.

Performance

The performance can be said briefly: it meets all the requirements of the Intel Evo standard and even exceeds them.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

Intel Evo is an initiative from Intel that includes a set of features that a modern, proper laptop should have. The idea is that the buyer, when he sees the Intel Evo branded sticker, knows that he has a laptop that can work on battery power for at least 9 hours in real tasks, wakes up and starts instantly, has high-performance hardware and modern versions of wireless connections.

This is all about the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482). The laptop uses 11th generation processors from Intel with powerful Iris Xe integrated graphics. The maximum amount of RAM is 32 GB, and the drive, which is PCIe® 3.0, up to 1 TB. Obviously, with such characteristics, the laptop passes all performance tests with a bang. By the way, for those who still want more, there are configurations with the new NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics.

Benchmarks:

  • Geekbench 5: single-core 1532 / multi-core 5546
  • Cinebench R20: CPU - 1977, single-core mode - 541 cb
  • PCMark 5008 (general 10137, productivity 6980, digital content creation 4819)
  • 3DMark:
  • Wild Life: 13432
  • Fire Strike 5283 (graphics 5806, physics 13710, combined test 2035)
  • Time Spy 1824 (1652 graphics, 4486 processor)
  • Night Raid 17642 (graphics 22543, processor 7905)

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) comes with a rich bundle. In addition to the branded folder in which you can carry a laptop, the set includes an additional magnetic stand-pad on the bottom cover of the device. With its help, it is even more convenient to place the laptop on a table or on your lap. A cool solution that should be adopted by other manufacturers.

Tech win: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482 )

Using a highly efficient cooling system with 10mm heatpipes and 59-blade fans, the 11th Gen Intel Core Processor has a maximum TDP of 28W. The performance increase in maximum power mode reaches 40%.

It's also important to note that the second screen is engineered to increase airflow by 49% to help keep the laptop cool.

Or, to put it simply, the laptop does not overheat, does not make noise and works stably for a long time under maximum load. This is especially useful in situations where, for example, Adobe Premiere is rendering video. I think that everyone who worked in the program had situations when the computer overheated and hung up. ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) won't have this problem.

Battery life

When it comes to battery life, ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) outperforms many competitors. There are no secrets. It's simple.

Intel Evo promises that the laptop can withstand 9 hours of real work. ASUS promises that with the average brightness of both screens + Wi-Fi in standard tasks, the laptop will last up to 17 hours. The truth, as always, is in the middle: whether in the mode of daily tasks, or when watching Netflix, it can withstand about 12 hours of work. If you turn off the second screen, you can get a couple more hours of work. Well, under maximum load, the laptop will be discharged in 1.5 hours.

It's important to talk about charging separately, because the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is simply gorgeous in this regard.

Firstly, ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) charges via Type-C PD. Thanks to this, you can use not only a standard 65 W adapter for charging, but even charging from a mobile phone. Of course, the charge rate will decrease, but you can always recharge. In addition, most smartphones today come with fast Watches For Men and powerful chargers included.

Secondly, the MyASUS app lets you take care of your battery so it lasts longer. For example, if it is assumed that the laptop will work for a long time from the outlet, then you can limit the charge level to 80% or 60%.

Third, the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has fast charging (60% per hour) to quickly fill up the charge if the laptop was previously in battery-friendly mode.

Tech wins: ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

2020 has been a successful year for ASUS. According to Gartner, the company entered the top five, showing the most impressive growth in the Windows PC market at 13.7%.

And this is natural. ASUS provides consumers with powerful innovative products and consistently develops them.

When the company introduced the first ScreenPad laptop in 2018, many viewed it as a marketing experiment that would be talked about and forgotten about. After 3 years, we can say with confidence that two screens in a laptop are not marketing, but a real tool that increases productivity and comfort from working with the system.

The new ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is no longer an unusual novelty. Although for users of laptops from other manufacturers, this is still the technology of tomorrow. Dual screens have become a hallmark of ASUS laptops that other manufacturers fail to replicate, although they try. For example, at the end of the year, the test was a gaming Omen 2X with two screens, which looks strange against the background of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15.

ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is an evolution of dual-screen laptops where ASUS has honed their craft and worked out every last detail. It is probably for this reason that the phrase was chosen as the description for the laptop:

ZenBook Duo 14 helps you get things done in style: calmly, efficiently, without any fuss. Let's take a closer look at the laptop!

Mobility and reliability

It may seem that the new ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 has not changed much in appearance, but it is not.

Firstly, the new generation has become 3 mm thinner. Not so noticeable visually, but in a bag or backpack, the laptop takes up even less space. In general, the laptop, despite the diagonal of 14 inches and two screens, is super compact (32.40 x 22.20 x 1.69

1.73 cm). And the weight is about 1.6 kg. At the same time, ASUS did not have to sacrifice functionality, the laptop retained all the variety of ports.

On the left side there is an HDMI port and 2 USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports that support charging and connecting 4K monitors.

On the right side is a microSD card slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and a 3.5 mm combo audio jack.

The laptop is made of magnesium alloy with a classic pattern of concentric circles.

Perhaps the main visual difference is the redesigned ErgoLift hinge. In previous models, the hinge raised part of the case, which created additional clearance for ventilation, and the keyboard itself was at a comfortable typing angle. Now the hinge lifts not only the case, but also the second screen of the laptop. Looks futuristic.

The ErgoLift hinge now lifts not only the case, but also the second screen. This solution not only allows you to work with great comfort, but also contributes to cooling. Air flow is increased by 49%.

One of the highlights of the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482), as with most other ASUS laptops, is MIL-STD 810G certification. The laptop has been subjected to a series of endurance tests, including bending, high humidity, and high and low temperature tests. The main bonus is that ASUS laptops can withstand pressure up to 25 kilograms on the screen cover, that is, you don’t have to worry if you accidentally check in your laptop in luggage at the airport or squeeze it in a backpack.

The highlight of the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is the second screen, which is the same width as the main screen.

With a metal body, thin bezels, a second ScreenPad+ screen and a full-sized keyboard, which, thanks to the ErgoLift hinge, rise to a comfortable angle for working, the appearance and ergonomics of ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) are thought out to the smallest detail.

Two screens

The ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has two screens, and the second, ScreenPad+ , is at a comfortable working angle and occupies the entire width of the case. Looking at the pictures, unfortunately, it is quite difficult to imagine what kind of feeling the second screen gives in reality. There is a suspicion that just the inability to give each user a try and see for themselves the convenience of the solution is the main reason for the limited popularity of the entire ZenBook Duo line with two screens.

The main 14-inch touch screen is made using IPS LCD technology. It has Full HD resolution, a powerful matte anti-glare coating, and a 400-nit headroom. That is, you can work comfortably not only in the office, but also sitting in the park in summer (or in winter, the MIL-STD 810G certificate promises stable operation at low temperatures).

One of the advantages of screens in the latest laptops from ASUS is accurate color reproduction, confirmed by Pantone Validated certification. Photos do not convey this, you have to go and see live. The screen is also TUV Rheinland certified for low blue light emissions.

The second screen of the ScreenPad+ is also made using IPS LCD technology. 12.6-inch matte touchscreen with Full HD resolution and 400 nits of brightness, tilts up to 7° thanks to the ErgoLift hinge.

The screen angle makes it much more convenient to work with the stylus.

Perhaps, the main software novelty is connected with the ScreenPad + screen - the control panel for professional creative applications (Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Lightroom Classic). The easiest way to compare the control panel is with a DJ console, on which the main switches and mixers are placed. The panel has four types of basic controls: dial, button, slider, scrolling. There are default control options, but the user can customize everything to their liking. In the future, ASUS promises to add even more applications that support the control panel.

Another new feature is the ability to use the ScreenPad+ screen as a touchpad. Somehow, it seems that the feature was added to appease potential new users who are worried about the small size of the physical touchpad. Although the size of the touchpad is optimal for one-handed operation. This is not obvious, but after trying it, you will immediately understand that there is a sense.

Probably using the ScreenPad+ as a touchpad will expand the laptop's audience, as the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is a right-handed laptop due to the location of the physical touchpad.

If you wish, you can use two screens as one large screen.

The main feeling that arises behind the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is the feeling that you are working at a computer with two monitors. At the same time, the work goes faster, as ASUS has tried in terms of comfort and ergonomics. For example, there is a physical button that allows you to swap windows between screens. Or you can set up your favorite combinations of applications and launch them all at once with a click.

You can also use the MyASUS app to connect your smartphone and mirror it on the ScreenPad+.

Modern communications and ergonomics

The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has a number of small but important details to note. It is easiest to list them in paragraphs:

  • The laptop has a Windows Hello IR camera. That is, ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) will recognize its user in person. The technology works great even in the dark.
  • ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has very good sound from Harman Kardon. Another important point is that the ErgoLift hinge, which lifts the laptop, allows for better sound quality. For its size, the laptop sounds very powerful.
  • Thanks to USB Type-C Thunderbolt, you can connect either a pair of 4K monitors or an 8K monitor to your laptop.
  • The laptop has a Wi-Fi 6 module, which is already good. Better yet, there's ASUS WiFi Master Premium. This is an ASUS proprietary technology that increases the stability and quality of the connection when working with a weak or "noisy" signal.
  • The ASUS Pen branded stylus supports 4096 levels of pressure. However, a nice feature is that the laptop also supports third-party styluses.
  • Despite the unusual arrangement of the keyboard and touchpad, the laptop is comfortable to use both on the table and when it is on its knees. The touchpad is located in such a way that it is convenient to work with it with the right hand. I guess it will take a couple of days to get used to it.

While I was waiting for the car at the service, it turned out to work well.

Performance

The performance can be said briefly: it meets all the requirements of the Intel Evo standard and even exceeds them.

Intel Evo is an initiative from Intel that includes a set of features that a modern, proper laptop should have. The idea is that the buyer, when he sees the Intel Evo branded sticker, knows that he has a laptop that can work on battery power for at least 9 hours in real tasks, wakes up and starts instantly, has high-performance hardware and modern versions of wireless connections.

This is all about the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482). The laptop uses 11th generation processors from Intel with powerful Iris Xe integrated graphics. The maximum amount of RAM is 32 GB, and the drive, which is PCIe® 3.0, up to 1 TB. Obviously, with such characteristics, the laptop passes all performance tests with a bang. By the way, for those who still want more, there are configurations with the new NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics.

Benchmarks:

  • Geekbench 5: single-core 1532 / multi-core 5546
  • Cinebench R20: CPU - 1977, single-core mode - 541 cb
  • PCMark 5008 (general 10137, productivity 6980, digital content creation 4819)
  • 3DMark:
  • Wild Life: 13432
  • Fire Strike 5283 (graphics 5806, physics 13710, combined test 2035)
  • Time Spy 1824 (1652 graphics, 4486 processor)
  • Night Raid 17642 (graphics 22543, processor 7905)

The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) comes with a rich bundle. In addition to the branded folder in which you can carry a laptop, the set includes an additional magnetic stand-pad on the bottom cover of the device. With its help, it is even more convenient to place the laptop on a table or on your lap. A cool solution that should be adopted by other manufacturers.

Using a highly efficient cooling system with 10mm heatpipes and 59-blade fans, the 11th Gen Intel Core Processor has a maximum TDP of 28W. The performance increase in maximum power mode reaches 40%.

It's also important to note that the second screen is engineered to increase airflow by 49% to help keep the laptop cool.

Or, to put it simply, the laptop does not overheat, does not make noise and works stably for a long time under maximum load. This is especially useful in situations where, for example, Adobe Premiere is rendering video. I think that everyone who worked in the program had situations when the computer overheated and hung up. ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) won't have this problem.

Battery life

When it comes to battery life, the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) outperforms many competitors. There are no secrets. It's simple.

Intel Evo promises that the laptop can withstand 9 hours of real work. ASUS promises that with the average brightness of both screens + Wi-Fi in standard tasks, the laptop will last up to 17 hours. The truth, as always, is in the middle: whether in the mode of daily tasks, or when watching Netflix, it can withstand about 12 hours of work. If you turn off the second screen, you can get a couple more hours of work. Well, under maximum load, the laptop will be discharged in 1.5 hours.

It's important to talk about charging separately, because the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is simply gorgeous in this regard.

Firstly, ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) charges via Type-C PD. Thanks to this, you can use not only a standard 65 W adapter for charging, but even charging from a mobile phone. Of course, the charge rate will decrease, but you can always recharge. In addition, most smartphones today come with fast Watches For Men and powerful chargers included.

First, the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) charges via Type-C PD. Thanks to this, you can use not only a standard 65 W adapter for charging, but even charging from a mobile phone. Of course, the charge rate will decrease, but you can always recharge. In addition, most smartphones today come with fast Watches For Men Watches For Men and powerful chargers included.

Secondly, the MyASUS app lets you take care of your battery so it lasts longer. For example, if it is assumed that the laptop will work for a long time from the outlet, then you can limit the charge level to 80% or 60%.

Third, the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) has fast charging (60% per hour) to quickly fill up the charge if the laptop was previously in battery-friendly mode.