Asus laptops with dual screens breathe fresh life into the mobile computing space thanks to their ZenBook Duo series. With that in mind, the new, updated Zenbook Duo will replace last year’s innovative dual-screen laptop with 10th gen Intel processors and a better battery.
There was a point where innovations in laptops grew stale a few years ago. That was until apple brought the touch bar to the MacBook in 2016. There was now a new feature that could be improved upon iteratively, other companies also took a page out of Apple’s book and here we are.
Asus tried their hand with the multiple screen setup by integrating a secondary screen on the touchpad. Although this was a limiting experience due to its sie, there was definitely potential. Asus tapped on this potential by improving the previous Zenbook with the introduction of the Zenbook Pro Duos. This time Asus managed to cram in a much larger secondary screen, which was a welcome change.
Now comes this year’s iteration of the Asus ZenBook with the ZenBook Duo UX481. Which is a more sleek and compact version of last year’s ZenBook Pro Duo which badly needed a small form factor version. That is exactly what Asus has delivered with the Asus ZenBook Duo UX481 powered by the 10th gen Intel i7 10510U CPU and Nvidia MX250 discrete GPU, pushing all those extra pixels.
Mighty Impressive Battery
Boasting an impressive 22hr battery life reported by the MobileMark 14 running video playback. This thanks to its massive 70Wh battery powering the laptop and it’s dual screens. But we will have to get our hands on the machine to test those claims.
The internals powering the ZenBook Duos is the 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U (4c/8t) unfortunately it’s still on the 14nm process, an Nvidia MX250 dGPU, 16 gigs of LPDDR3 RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD. It has a 14″ primary screen and a 12.6″ secondary screen which can house HUD elements like Colour wheel, timelines or act as an extended screen. The secondary screen called the Screenpad Plus is particularly useful for content creators. It gives them that extra screen real estate to work with.
Asus’ new ZenBook Duo will be launching later this month.