The build quality of the laptop is supreme as everything from the hinge to the keys and the two displays feel solid to the touch. And while we’re talking angles, there is also a three-part magnetic foldable stand below the laptop that is able to give you a higher, more tilted angle when you want. It brings a more affordable version of the Screenpad+ technology to users, and while it does cut down on some features to achieve this, the end-user experience is not affected too much for us to call it bad, it is not perfect either. The laptop itself is targeted at artists and those who spend a lot of time with creative software. The UX481 is a winner in looks. The reflections if strong, often nullify the second screen’s visibility even at max brightness. The brilliant implementation, called ScreenPad 2. This allows you to multitask quickly with up to five windows at the same time. There is even a small touchpad on the right, with two distinct left and right-click buttons below.
The laptop features a 2K secondary display that sits above the keyboard, which is now shifted entirely to the bottom.Asus Zenbook Duo Cinebench score. In easy words, it simply extends your screen into the screenpad. So your Premiere Pro timelines, your Illustrator layers and colour palettes can be shifted to the screenpad while you have the main screen cleaned up for only the project you’re working on. We have the Celestial Blue colour variant and its matte finish maintains its colour seamlessly throughout the design, from the lid to the individual keys and the touchpad.The primary screenThe primary display is a 14-inch screen that acts as the main display output of the device.Asus Zenbook Duo PCMark 10 score.However, the ‘Extend’ mode is the real deal. However, it still isn’t perfect when outdoors, for instance.0 tech.The touchpad is rather small and could be troublesome with three-finger gestures for those with larger hands.LimitationsNow unlike the more expensive Zenbook Pro Duo, the main screen of the Zenbook Duo UX481 doesn’t register touch inputs and the only way you will be accessing the screen is through the touchpad next to the keyboard, or an external mouse..Regardless, the keyboard looks and feels great. The Zenbook duo UX481F comes with an Intel Core i5 10th Gen processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics chip, IR Face unlocking, Alexa support and audio tuned by Harman Kardon. Using the stylus on the screenpad, we often also found ourselves taking the stylus to click on something on the primary screen, only to realise that touch input isn’t supported and you have to resort to the touchpad.Keyboard, TouchpadThe keyboard half of the Zenbook UX481F is partially compromised with the Screenpad+, confining you to a compact keyboard layout. The screen, however, looks a lot ‘fuller’ thanks to the thin NanoEdge Bezels we talked about earlier. The brushed metallic finish and colours are maintained on each of the keys and they all feel solid to the touch. If you think that’s a lot for a laptop that’s focussing only on the Screenpad+ tech, you’re not wrong, but there’s a reason why.The Zenbook Duo also reminds you time and again, that there is a higher-priced, better version out there too. You can now use the screenpad independently, by keeping separate windows open there while running something else on the main screen which is great for multitasking. The keys are backlit and the brightness of it can be switched between three levels or turned off entirely. This is taken care of a bit by the ErgoLift Hinge, and things get a lot better with the magnetic stand down under when it is engaged.Alternatively, you could stretch a single window throughout both screens to extend your chrome browser window or say, your workspace on Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, or any program you can think of. This however only takes up half of the real estate and the rest of the bottom is occupied with the keyboard and a small touchpad on the right.The touch-enabled Screenpad+ allows more precise control while using programs like Virtual DJ, Paint, Illustrator, Photoshop and more. You’d expect a small screen before lifting the lid, but when you do, you get a big 14-inch screen with tiny bezels. This moves the small touchpad of the device adjacent to the keyboard on the right.There is a charging slot, an HDMI port, a USB port and a USB-C port on the left side of the laptop and a second USB port, 3.Aesthetically, the laptop has a sleek premium look to it from every angle.The laptop also features Asus’ ErgoLift Hinge that tilts and raises the keyboard, secondary screen and the touchpad towards the user whenever the laptop is opened. You can either ‘Extend’ the screenpad to show a continued extension of whatever is on the main screen, or ‘Duplicate’ so that the screenpad duplicates whatever is on the first screen, except now you can operate the primary one by the touchpad and the screenpad one by touch.The touchpad, on the other hand, does its job but the small size does restrict you from using Windows 10’s three-finger gestures comfortably, but they are possible.6-inch Pro variant which china Wholesale non-standard bearing Manufacturers has all the screenpad goodness while being a performance beast. With a secondary touchscreen, we doubt you’d be using the touchpad a lot anyway. It is easily one of our favourite laptops under the Rs 1 lakh mark. This is a 1080p panel and while not the highlight of the laptop, remains the more used one of the two displays. It also makes sense that the laptop comes with Military Grade MIL-STD-810G certification, which ensures the laptop doesn’t crumble in extreme conditions. We have the Zenbook Duo, priced at Rs 89,990, the younger brother of the more powerful Zenbook Pro Duo which costs Rs 2,10,000. It even has its own battery saver mode, brightness controls and you can slap on a different wallpaper down there too. Is the new design just a fancy fad or a revolutionary move towards the laptop of tomorrow? We reviewed the Zenbook UX481 to find out, and we weren’t disappointed.The Asus Zenbook Duo (right) gets a considerable angled raise thanks to the ErgoLift Hinge, and it gets even better with the folding magnetic stand used here, compared to other laptops with flat bottoms (left).Rating: When we tried our hands on another Asus Zenbook with the touchpad turned into a second screen not long ago, we were nothing short of amazed. Here’s our full review. The laptop gets you around 8 hours of use on a single charge with moderate usage, which can further be bettered with Windows’ battery saving options. These offer quick access to features like turning the camera on or off, taking a screenshot and switching between the various screenpad modes, apart from the usual volume and brightness toggles.We say this because despite the efficiency offered by the Screenpad+, users will be using the primary screen the most, and while switching between the two screens is easy when you’re using a mouse, using touch is a different story. If you still use the regular Fn key functions more often, you can always switch to the legacy mode by pressing Fn+Esc.The Asus Zenbook Duos four modes of usability for the two screens can be switched with the F8 button.Battery LifeThe Zenbook Duo UX481F excels at battery life thanks to a good battery, made better by a smaller screen and a more juice-efficient processor under the hood. This works hand-in-hand with the primary screen in four ways which you can switch with the F8 button. Extending your workspace allows you to bring frequently used elements to the touch-enabled screenpad, which offers faster access through touch, which is even more accurate with the provided stylus.Asus Zenbook Duos keyboard supports three levels of lighting.Running software like Adobe Premiere Pro allows you to divide your project and the controls, tools and timelines between the two screens.Screenpad+Now, this is what sets the Zenbook Duo series apart. Key travel is great so fast typing is a blaze once you get familiar with the compact layout.5mm jack, a MicroSD card reader and a couple of LEDs on the right. You can now snap up to three windows side-by-side on the screenpad, along with the two windows you can snap on the primary screen. "How could a laptop better this design?" we asked ourselvesBut then came the Zenbook Duo series, and this time we didn’t just have a thin and light laptop with multiple screens, we had one that also featured a completely new design. The laptop features Asus’ NanoEdge Bezels, which make the chassis of the machine appear very small, even for a 14-inch laptop. The colours here look vivid and text looks crisp. We also found the 3D face unlock to be very fast and accurate, but we suggest registering your face at least three to four times with different lighting conditions, facial hair or glasses to make the experience even better. So users looking for raw performance for say, gaming, might as well look elsewhere. There is practically no real estate wasted here since all the keys are fit in without making the keys too small and hampering the experience in any way.Instead of the keyboard, the bottom end of the primary screen meets the top edge of the secondary screen, giving a flowing effect to the two otherwise disconnected displays. The compact structure almost reminds you of a Tetris game at max difficulty. But then you lose out on what this laptop has to offer instead.The evolved shortcut keys allow you to set the F1 to F12 keys to their secondary functions by default.Sound quality is fantastic on the machine thanks to the custom tuning.The laptop isn’t exactly a performance beast, scoring average for the price on benchmarks like Cinebench and PCMark.The viewing angle of the secondary Screenpad+ is sometimes a little troublesome, especially at times when you are sitting directly below a source of light.Design, BuildThe Zenbook UX481 is evidently a compact laptop before you even open it.0 by the company changed the way we looked at laptops. Going back to a regular touchpad laptop naturally felt like a big downgrade. This shouldn’t however be much of an issue when indoors. We found this very useful in day-to-day usage. The screenpad itself is a 2K resolution panel that supports multi-touch input and brings a lot of creative ways to make the most of your programs.VerdictThe Asus Zenbook Duo UX481F is a phenomenal device, and also one that you have to experience in person to completely contemplate. This also helps with the machine’s acoustics and heat dissipation, thanks to the air vent created at an angle below the keyboard.PerformanceWhile not targeted at heavy performance, the laptop can hold its own in this department as well. The first and last ones are ‘Main screen only’ and ‘Second screen only’ modes, which are pretty self-explanatory. Viewing angles are also great and the screen can get pretty bright as well.DisplayThe Asus Zenbook UX481F’s display can be broken down into two parts, the main screen and the Screenpad+. While we certainly cannot complain the lack of the main screen also being a touch-enabled display since the difference in price between the two models is massive, we still miss the seamlessness offered by the Zenbook Pro Duo.However, as always in the world of technology, with newer designs come the doubts of practical usability. This break in continuity is justified by the much lower price tag compared to the superior Zenbook Duo, but regardless, it’s there.Apart from this, the screenpad+ still offers the quick shortcuts, the ability to pin apps, and handwriting detection, which are features also found on the Screenpad 2. Regardless, the machine is still light-years ahead of any other in the segment in terms of creativity, and efficiency and an intuitive user experience, thanks to its multitasking abilities and split-screen use-cases. The lid itself features an off-centre circular pattern that gives the design a unique touch. If you need the Screenpad+ tech with killer performance, your closest best bet is to up your budget to over twice the cost of the Zenbook Duo, and get the 15