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Introduction

Note: This review was first published on 31 May 2021.

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Is two better than one?

In 2019, hãng asus made headlines with the ZenBook Pro Duo UX581, which was a notebook with dual displays. It wasn’t the first notebook to have dual displays but it was the first time a big-time notebook brand mercare.com.vnmitted khổng lồ the idea of making such notebooks. It was a mercare.com.vnmendable first attempt but it had its issues.Naturally, hãng asus made improvements to address these issues earlier this year with the smaller ZenBook Duo UX482. Now, these improvements have been brought over khổng lồ the larger ZenBook Pro Duo. Meet the new ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED UX582.

Design & improvements

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Yes, that’s a long name so let’s just call this notebook the ZenBook Pro Duo UX582, shall we? The basic idea of the notebook has changed, and that is to lớn cramtwo displays into aclamshell that’s as mercare.com.vnpact as it is physically và technologically possible. Largely, hãng asus succeeded. Thanks to the use of magnesium alloy, the ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 is around 24mm thick and weighs just2.34kg. Though that doesn’t sound very portable, it’s mercare.com.vnparable lớn other 15-inch notebooks with similar specifications (which I’ll get into later) and is tad better than the first iteration.

Aesthetically, the notebook has all the classic ZenBook thiết kế cues. The lid has a circular brushed finish & the sides have distinctive bevels. It mercare.com.vnes in a colour that asus calls Celestial Blue. Blue might not be everyone's cup of tea but itis incontrovertiblymore interesting than plain old black.

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The specifications of the two displays are unchanged. The main display is 15.6-inches large, 4K, & it uses an OLED panel that is Pantone validated, supports 100% of the P3 colour space, và has a maximum brightness of 440 nits. The secondary ScreenPad Plus display uses an IPS panel & is 14 inches large with a resolution of 3,840 x 1,100 pixels (which is exactly half of a 4K display). It has a matte finish khổng lồ reduce glare & reflections from the main display. Both displays tư vấn touch & stylus inputs.

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Visually, the main display looks fantastic. It’ssharp and thanks to the glossy finish, colours look super vivid & yet natural. No question, this is easily one of the best displays I’ve seen on any notebook. The secondary display, because of its matte finish và the fact that it doesn’t get as bright, looks noticeably less punchy & sharp. This discrepancy in display chất lượng can be jarring.

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The big change lớn the displays, however, is the new hinge mechanism which lifts the ScreenPad Plus to a greater angle. According lớn ASUS, the ScreenPad Plus now tilts up by 9.5°. Interestingly, that's2.5° more than the recently released ZenBook Duo UX482. The result of this additional lift is that the two displays of the ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 looks more lượt thích they are one big display. There’s still a visible strip of bezel between the two but it is more inconspicuous. Importantly,the effect of creating a single big screen is more believable on the ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 than it is one the smaller ZenBook Duo UX482. The lift also helps with cooling, which I’ll talk about more later.

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Other ScreenPad Plus enhancements

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The ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 gets all of the software enhancements that were introduced earlier on the ZenBook Duo UX482. There’s now added tư vấn for Adobe applications including Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, & Lightroom Classic. When you open any of these apps, you’ll see customisable shortcuts on the ScreenPad Plus. Whether these will prove useful will depend on your workflow, usage habit, và adaptability. But it’s nice khổng lồ see that hãng asus is mercare.com.vnmitted to lớn improving the utility of the ScreenPad Plus by working with major industry software players. Other improvements include a new ScreenXpert Control Center that manages settings pertaining to lớn the ScreenPad Plus, such as the dock can now be repositioned or hidden entirely for a cleaner workspace.

Specs, features, và ports

The ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 will only be offered in a single configuration here & these are its highlights:

Intel bộ vi xử lý core i9-10980HK processor32GB memory1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSDNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6

These mercare.com.vnponents won’t look out of place on a gaming notebook. Yup, so this is a very powerful notebook that should suit the needs of both content creators & gamers. Also, as you might have probably guessed, the ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 is an expensive notebook. With these specifications, it will burn a S$4,998-sizedhole in your pocket. That’s roughly the amount you’d expect khổng lồ pay for a top-of-the-line gaming notebook.

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To maximise performance, the notebook has Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS+). It refers lớn its enhanced cooling system that's made up of two 97-blade fans & six heatpipes. Together with the tilting ScreenPad Plus which acts as a large air intake, asus claims overall airflow has been improved by 36%. To take advantage of all this, there's a fan button that lets you activate the performance fan profile which causes the fans lớn spin up to lớn provide maximum cooling.

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As for connectivity, on the left, there’s a full-size HDMI 2.1 port and a 3.5mm audio full bộ jack. On the opposite side, there aretwo USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports và a single USB-A USB 3.1 gene 2 port. Sadly, there’s no memory thẻ reader of any sort, which is curious because the smaller ZenBook Duo UX482 had a microSD card reader. As for wireless connectivity, there’s support for Wi-Fi 6 và Bluetooth 5.0.

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For a 15-inch notebook, I expected the speakers to lớn get louder and sound more authoritative. But at least they hold their own and don’t exhibit distortion even at close to lớn maximum volume. They'll suffice but discerning listeners will definitely want standalone speakers or plug their own cans.

Keyboard & trackpad

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This is easily the most controversial aspect of the notebook. Sacrifices need to be made to lớn acmercare.com.vnmodate the secondary display and this mainly involves repositioning the keyboard and trackpad. Like other Duo ZenBooks, the ZenBook Pro Duo UX582’s keyboard has been shifted lớn the bottom edge of the notebook while the trackpad is off to lớn the right.

Let’s not consider the awkward positioning for a second because the unique of the hardware is great. ASUS’ keyboard game has been strong and the keys feel quite wonderful with just the right amount of tactility & rather generous travel. The trackpad, though tiny at just 6.2cm by 8.5cm, feels smooth & responsive. The trackpad also doubles up as a virtual numberpad.

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Is it possible to get over the odd positioning? That depends on how adaptable you are. After a week or so I think Istill feel a little frustrated but otherwise I’m managing quite well. My hand instinctively now reaches for the bottom right corner of the trackpad or the touchscreen. If you're not using a mouse, the position of the trackpad can sufficiently double-up as a mouse of sorts.Left-handers though will likely find the location of the trackpad a pain, & a wrist-rest is highly remercare.com.vnmended if you are going to lớn mercare.com.vnpose a wordy e-mail or type a document that's as long as this review. If it’s any consolation, at least the kích cỡ of the keys are sensible.