ASUS Zenbook Duo 14

ASUS Zenbook Duo 14

ASUS Zenbook Duo 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.1/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.6/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.2/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.2/10
BATTERY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.7/10
SIZE: 14"

The ASUS Zenbook Duo 14 is placed at a lower midrange price and comes equipped with an Intel i7 processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics, which provide solid performance for general use and some lightweight creative tasks. It has a distinctive dual-screen design, including a main 14-inch IPS display that offers good color accuracy with touchscreen capability, enhancing multitasking for productivity-oriented users. The device is reasonably portable, weighing under 4 pounds, but the second screen adds some weight and thickness compared to traditional ultrabooks. This model has 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, suitable for everyday tasks but might fall short for intensive engineering work without the ability to add more RAM or storage. It holds a 70Wh battery, offering a good battery life of up to 8.5 hours for typical usage. The laptop includes convenient features like a backlit keyboard and a variety of ports including Thunderbolt 4, ensuring good connectivity options. The build quality is rated as good, and it also manages heat well. While it can handle some light gaming, it's not designed for intensive gaming experiences. Overall, the Zenbook Duo 14 is a good choice for users seeking a unique dual-display laptop with decent performance for general productivity and creativity on the go. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Dual-screen design boosts productivity
  • Good build quality, durable
  • Backlit keyboard with fingerprint reader
  • HDMI and Thunderbolt ports available
  • Moderate weight for portability
Cons
  • Limited RAM and storage
  • No dedicated number pad
  • Average webcam quality
  • Speakers quality is adequate

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use:
4.1
The ASUS Zenbook Duo 14 is fair for general use because it offers a capable CPU and adequate RAM for everyday tasks, along with good quality dual screens that are useful for multitasking, but its portability is constrained by a moderate weight and average battery life, which may not suit users needing a highly mobile device. Furthermore, while the keyboard quality is only rated as fair, it may not be comfortable for long typing sessions, although the device excels in heat management, ensuring it stays cool during use.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Software Development:
3.9
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.8
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
3.7
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming & AI:
3.2
The ASUS Zenbook Duo 14's integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics are less powerful than dedicated gaming GPUs, which limits its ability to handle demanding games and 3D tasks. Additionally, its screen refresh rate is standard at 60Hz, which is fine for general use but may not provide the smoothest experience for fast-paced gaming or high-end 3D applications.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$999
Release Date
August 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12.8'' x 8.7'' x 0.67''
Weight
3.64 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1195G7
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
70 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
314 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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8.2/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Allen Ngo | May 2020
"The Asus ZenBook Duo's second screen is like the Apple Touch Bar, but better. Most would agree that having two screens instead of one can really boost productivity and the ZenBook Duo is no different in this regard. It's tough going back to just one screen after becoming accustomed to spacious dual-screen setups. For a laptop form factor, however, users will have to accept some compromises. Firstly, weight is the most obvious drawback as the system is several hundred grams heavier than a regular ZenBook 14. Additionally, colors on the second screen will not be as vivid as the main display."

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