ASUS Zenbook Duo UX482 – Ekran
Both screens in Zenbook UX482 are IPS panels with pretty good parameters. The main one surprises with a bit of low brightness, according to the specs it should be 400 nits, but my instrument (i1 Display Pro) indicated a maximum of 335 nits. However, it is worth noting that the backlight is very even, the color reproduction after calibration is at a high level, and the contrast reaches almost 1300: 1. It is similar in the case of the additional screen, which is a bit brighter, reaches a little over 400 nits, but has slightly worse color reproduction and coverage of the color palette.
ASUS Zenbook Duo UX482 – performance
Intel Core i7-1165G7 is not a top yet, but still a very efficient system with 4 cores and clock speeds up to 4.7 GHz. In my tests, I was able to record a maximum of 4.6 GHz with a load of one core and 2.9 GHz with a load of all four. These are quite sensible values, the more so that thanks to the efficient cooling, they do not drop over time.
It all translates into pretty good performance as well.
The integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics chip does not promise miracles, but you can easily run several older games on it, in quite decent image quality.
As the tests show, ASUS managed to squeeze a bit more out of this system than the competition, and even if the difference is not drastic, it is still worth noting. Here again, the cooling system is of great importance.
In games such as The Witcher 3 or Fornite, you can get 30 or more frames per second without major problems, even in the native resolution for the display, i.e. 1920 × 1080 pixels. Intel Iris Xe does the job very well, and there is little need for electricity.
The 1 TB SSD used does not surprise us with anything unusual, it offers great performance in all test scenarios and certainly does not slow down the computer. A very solid carrier.
ASUS Zenbook Duo UX482 – bateria
A battery with a capacity of 70 Wh certainly cannot be described as small. With such a notebook size, it is quite a link that should provide many hours of work. In typical office applications with two screens, the operating time exceeds 11 hours. When watching a video, it is almost 9 hours, and when fully loaded in games, it is only just over 1.5 hours. Pretty good, but not great. The advantage, however, is that the 65 W charger allows you to recover energy in ~ 1.5 hours.
Reader test (screen brightness at 50%, WiFi on, refreshing the website every 30 seconds) – 11h 27 minutes
Film test (screen brightness at 50%, WiFi on) – 8h 47 minutes
In-game test (screen brightness 50%, The Witcher 3) – 1h 35 minutes
ASUS Zenbook Duo UX482 – temperatures, noise, energy consumption
Despite quite efficient cooling, the processor in the Performance mode, when the TDP limit increases to 28 W, can reach high temperatures up to a maximum of 94 degrees Celsius. This is not enough, but it is an extreme case. What’s more, the design of the cooling system means that the case heats up only under the Screenpad + screen, so it does not significantly affect the comfort of using the computer.
When it comes to noise, it is quite good in standard use, the fan only slightly hums and does not disturb at all. It is a bit worse under heavy load, the more that the fan is exposed from the top and the sound has an easier way to our ears. In absolute numbers, the noise reaches 44 dB, which is already a clearly audible value.
Energy consumption is a very interesting issue for this model. The consumption is influenced by many factors, such as the presence of two screens or two processor modes (with a TDP limited to 19 W and 28 W). By turning off the secondary screen, lowering the brightness of the main screen to half and setting the 19 W mode, you can see values of about 5 W when idle. Under maximum load and with 100% brightness of both screens, it will be just over 50 W.
ASUS Zenbook Duo UX482 – summary
ASUS Zenbook Duo UX482 is another interesting experiment from the Taiwanese manufacturer, which has been even better refined this year. As a result, it has a better cooling system, an additional screen tilted at an angle and smaller hinges. All this translates into a smaller thickness of the entire structure, less weight and greater ergonomics compared to last year’s model. In addition, we have here a new generation of Intel processors produced in 10 nm lithography, which improved not only energy consumption, but above all performance due to higher clock speeds.
An interestingly designed cooling system may not be the quietest solutions on the market, but it can certainly be classified as effective. In notebooks of this size, cooling efficiency drops significantly over time, and so does the CPU clock speed, which translates into performance. There are no such problems here, although at the cost of a bit more noise. In my opinion, however, it is completely justified and it is worth making such a sacrifice.
The biggest advantage of this computer is the additional Screenpad + screen, but it must be clearly stated that its usefulness depends a lot on our individual preferences. Yes, there are applications that will allow you to use more work space, but I would not say that this is a typical “game changer” in terms of productivity. When asked if it is worth it, everyone must answer for himself.
ASUS Zenbook Duo UX482
Approximate price: ~ 8,200 PLN
+ Core i7-1165G7 processor, which keeps the clock speeds well under load
+ efficient cooling system
+ innovative Screenpad + screen
+ long battery life
+ pretty good sound system
+ camera for video calls with Windows Hello support
+ very good, backlit keyboard
– low brightness of the main screen
– processor heating up under load
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