The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 is an impressive laptop with a big second screen as Asus continues to innovate the second-screen experience with the ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482). It comes with the ScreenPad Plus that gives users space to put the apps they’re not using at the moment but want quick access to, replacing the need to invest in a big secondary monitor. This kind of innovation makes it quite an exciting product. Let’s find out more.
The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 looks quite classy with its Celestial Blue hue and a concentric circles pattern etched on the top with the glossy silver brand logo. It is a 14-inch 1080p panel that has a whole second screen underneath it called the ScreenPad Plus. This is just as wide as the main screen but not as tall. At 0.7 inches thick, this system weighs 3.5 pounds, and its thickness allows it to pack more ports than many other laptops. On the left, there’s the dual ThunderBolt 4 USB-C ports and an HDMI out port. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD reader, and a USB-A port on the right.
This system is armed with an Intel Evo 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 processor and 8GB of RAM, so it is quite a speedy system. Apps stayed snappy and responsive on the ScreenPad Plus display even when we had a whole bunch of tabs open on the main screen. The ZenBook Duo 14 also fares better at file transfers than the likes of Dell XPS 13, for instance. It takes about 15 minutes to transcode a 4K video to 1080p, which is quite good if you ask us.
Asus ZenBook Duo 14’s Harman/Kardon speakers are quite impressive, but we’d recommend you not to turn them up too high. Its default music ac is probably the best for all kinds of entertainment, be it gaming or watching a movie. We found that we could enjoy the songs we love so much perfectly if we managed the volume accurately.
The all-new Asus ZenBook Duo 14 packs a pretty impressive battery life, which is a pleasant surprise since it has to power a second screen that’s half its primary screen size. The system lasted around 10 hours and 37 minutes on our laptop battery test, which is quite impressive. Needless to say that we got more battery life out of the ZenBook Duo 14 when we turned its ScreenPad Plus off. It lasted 14 hours and 11 minutes when just the main panel was on. Even with the ScreenPad on, which is one of the main reasons to invest in this system in the first place, it packs a lot of juice.
The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 is here to redefine what a laptop can be and do. It is incredible to see that it is actually priced much lesser than some of the systems it can be compared to. It makes for an ideal ally for those who are looking for a lot of screen in a single laptop.
Super useful secondary display – ScreenPad Plus
Speedy and seamless overall performance
Long-lasting battery life
Highly accurate main display
It can be ergonomically difficult at times
The display could be brighter