Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL review (Core i7, Nvidia MX250) – the dual-screen ultrabook


  1. peter

    May 31, 2020 at 6:37 am

    is the main display matte or glossy? depending on source(including asus website, where on it and in one place it says glossy whereas on the same webpage it also says matte main display), it indicates one or the other. the screenpad plus is matte and that seems consistent across any source i've checked.

    • Andrei Girbea

      June 1, 2020 at 10:33 am

      There are two versions, from what I know. At the time of this review, the main screen was matte and non-touch, but in the meantime I think they've replaced it with a glossy touch screen. ScreenPad is matte and touch on all versions.

  2. Sonny Celis

    October 27, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    I bought mine mid-September 2020 and both screens are touch-enabled but still matte finish. I'm not sure if it was because I bought the 16gb/1 TB version, but highly doubtful. It also came with a stylus, leatherette sleeve, and an attachable stand to improve the viewing angle on the second screen.

  3. Raluca

    February 14, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    HI. I had a question more than a comment: i bought the UX481F because of the dual screens. It kind of bothers my eyes after a while because the top screen displays content at a larger size and for the lower screen you have to constantly bend over to read clearly. So i bought an IOGEAR docking station to plug it to two large monitors for when I`m at home. The problem is the Asus does not recognize it even after I downloaded the driver. And after reading some more, I now realize the USB C 10 port does not support displays. So i don`t know what to do. What docking station would you recommend in order to connect to two outside monitors?

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 15, 2021 at 11:28 am

      Hi. That's a bummer, but as far as I can tell you can't drive two external monitors with this laptop, just a single one, via HDMI. That's because the USB-C port is data only on this laptop.

    • lucas

      October 8, 2022 at 9:25 pm

      Hey you can change the size difference between the 2 screens in the display settings

  4. Raluca

    February 15, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Andrei, thank you for reply. What if i buy a splitter to get 2 hdmi ports out of the laptop? Would that work? Would it recongnize the two monitors as separate with 2 diff images on on them?

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 16, 2021 at 3:17 pm

      I don't have any experience with those, so idk if that would work. Just get one from a place that allows returns and give it a try, maybe it works, or you can just return otherwise.

  5. Tom

    April 2, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Guys these computers ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. ZenBook UX481FL_UX481FL are junk. They look great and quite qwerky but if you want your computer to be reliable dont choose it. Whether its the brightness level stopping at half level, or your icons showing sound muted when its on or microphone stopping working when you plug in the audio jack, or stopping completely, then starting again without any explanation. I've had our tech guys working on it for hours trying to figure it out. Waste of time choose a more reliable make.

  6. schoolac

    October 5, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    hello.i have asus zenbook duo ux481.i would like to ask if the cooling system placed in front of the first monitor,is harmful for the first monitor,including that sometimes i play games,which certainly causes the laptop temperature to rise at max 75-80 degree celcius,and above 80 to almost 95 with charge on.When i touch the borderline of the bottom of the first monitor,it seems to be heated enough to be worried if it will damage the monitor or not.I also dont know if it better for ths kind laptop to play with or without charger and if the heat released from the fan will leave any kind of heat marks,kinda like a yellow color or smth like that.(im sorry about my not well build sentences).

    • Andrei Girbea

      October 5, 2022 at 8:38 pm

      The design isn't ideal, but Asus claims it's tested and vetted and won't affect the screen long-term. I'd still recommend using this laptop on a stand in order to ensure proper airflow into the fans and proper ventilation on the underside. This should help lower the internal temperatures, and thus keep the bottom fo the screen at lower levels as well.

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