ASUS ZenBook Duo 2021 Αναθεώρηση: Twice The Screens For Half The Price
You know my favorite thing about a good idea and tech. If it makes enough sense, it can be used on products for all kinds of people. It was the summer of 2019, but it feels a lot longer ago that i bought my first dual screen laptop the asus zenbook pro duo, which was focused on creative professionals in 2020, asus improved its two screen approach and brought it over to the gaming world. With that absolute monster called the zephyrus duo, which i reviewed in december for 2021, the company is spreading those improvements all across its laptop lineup, including this more affordable, double display notebook for those of us who like to stay mobile, Μουσική, angular, Πλαίσιο, Χαμηλή, key blue casing, Offset trackpad yeah at first, it doesn’t seem like there’s much new here, but that all changes, once you add some scale to the mix by shaving the bezels down to four millimeters asus, has squeezed a 14 inch display into what feels like a 13 inch bag. Don’T get me wrong at almost 17 millimeters it’s, no macbook air and at three and a half pounds it’s no lg gram either, but even so, the zenbook duo, still doesn’t seem big enough to achieve what it does squeezing in a whole second screen above the keyboard Plus the new mechanism that props it up, so you can see it more clearly than on the previous model, while seven degrees is only about half the angle of the screen pad on the zephyrus duo, it does help bring down the glare and opens up a big Enough gap to bring over that machine’s approach to cooling dual fans pull in air from above instead of below for almost 50 Τοις εκατό, more airflow, other productivity perks, ported from prior pcs include ports.
The new zenbook duo features a headphone jack, the microsd slot. I missed on the zephyrus the horrendously named usb 3.2 gen1 type, ένα πλήρες μέγεθος, hdmi and two thunderbolt 4 Θύρες, each of which can also take power from the slim 65 Watt, brick that ships in the box, the old zenbook keyboard, comes over too and that’s. Great news, 1.4 millimeter key travel switches with just the right amount of click and the slight incline of the deck make for comfortable typing, despite the board’s low position on the laptop now remember, υπάρχει, no pro in the name and that’s for a good reason. This is made to be a more affordable machine than its ancestors, starting at about thirteen hundred dollars for the spec sheet. You see on the screen, so sacrifices had to be made for one thing: υπάρχει, no magical, numpad, hiding under the trackpad here for another. The speakers are fuzzy and thin, with bass so lacking as to sound almost grading. It fails the one handed opening test, as well as the fingerprint resistance test on the lid macmillan utility. I mean mcafee security is, Φυσικά, pre installed. The touchscreens max out at full hd instead of 4k, especially apparent on the screen pad plus and the biggest compromise, is in how those pixels are pushed. Unlike its performance pack predecessors with their discrete graphics, the zenbook duo makes do with either integrated intel, xe or nvidia mx450 gpus. Τώρα, while that means this isn’t the machine to buy if you’re going to be playing cyberpunk or microsoft, flight, simulator or recording any video.
In other than ideal lighting conditions on this webcam, my buddy david kogan at the unlocker has demonstrated that not only does photo editing work fairly well, but video editing is also possible and even smooth with what 8 bit 4k 8 bit not 10 bit. But i mean integrated graphics, δικαίωμα, that’s, pretty good wild times. I use final cut. So what do i know? There’S? Επίσης, a nice bonus if you use adobe’s creative suite asus worked with adobe to make custom controls for premiere photoshop after effects and lightroom classic that live down here, which you can see more of in kogan’s video and even if you don’t use those applications. There are upgrades to the basic software that runs the screen pad as well. The layout is more logical, Είναι, more responsive than before, and because this trackpad is pretty much as cramped as it looks, a three finger tap transforms this entire touchscreen into a giant trackpad. These upgrades aren’t going to be trapped on this machine by the way asus tells me it’s, extending them to its other dual screen laptops as well. Stick with me for a quick word from my sponsor and afterward we’ll talk battery life more useful software and whether i think the whole thing is worth it: i’m, not traveling as much as i have in years past, but i’m still using today’s sponsor just as often While surfsharkvpn is great for safely browsing on a public hotspot, it’s also a powerful tool for preserving your privacy at home.
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I find that i need in a well lit room. I got five to five and a half hours between charges. Now i generally consider anything over four hours to be acceptable and i get really excited when i’m able to get anything over seven, Έτσι 5.5 hours is good and kind of becomes really good. When you remember that the machine has to power this whole second screen and as for the one second wake ups, the intel evo certification calls for well, sometimes yeah, sometimes no one place. The manufacturer. Estimates are right on the money is quick charging 49 minutes on the charger, got me from dead battery to 62 Τοις εκατό, with a full charge, taking about an hour more than that, and this is the best windows laptop i’ve ever used ever in terms of standby drain. At one point, over the weekend i closed, the lid came back 16 hours later and found i’d only lost one percent of battery finally i’m, a sucker for clever software that solves common problems and the noise canceling that asus calls clear voice is incredible. Listen to what happens when i crank up some background noise and then try the different, clear voice modes. The original machine had a base plate of prefamilated amulet surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two main spurbing bearings were in a direct line with the panometric fan. The ladder consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marshall, veins so fitted to the ambifacion lunar wing shaft that side fumbling was effectively prevented, and this is a system level tool i mean you can use it with whatever video conferencing or conference call solution you use and with so Many of us on constant conference calls these days it’s a very timely feature that almost makes up for the very low quality webcam with machines of similar specs going for between 750 and a thousand dollars.
You’Ve really got to be sure you want that screen pad plus, if you’re gon na splash the extra cash on this one but like i’ve, said in every zen book and zephyrus video so far. That second screen is no gimmick. It adds real value to every minute. I spend on this machine and when i have to move back to a similarly sized single screen notebook, i really do feel more confined and just as important asus has made so many improvements to that. Dual display experience in such a short time that i feel confident recommending it because the company seems genuinely committed to the category for the long haul. In short, i’m a screen pad super fan and i’m quite pleased to see it offered and expanded on a more affordable machine. I think most people who use one will feel the same way. This review was produced following eight days with a zenbook duo, 14 review sample on loan from asus. Όπως πάντα, the company didn’t have any editorial input into my conclusions and no compensation was requested or provided in exchange for this coverage. Asus is seeing it for the first time right alongside you, remember, to watch david cogan’s real world test of this machine at the unlocker and don’t miss my review of its bigger brawnier cousin. The zephyrus duo, both linked below until next time.