Although it appeared like a fast model promotion alternative, Zenbook Duo nonetheless honored the Evo badge in my take a look at. Our analysis unit makes use of an Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU with solely 8GB of RAM, nevertheless it nonetheless seems to be energetic once I take care of a number of functions directly. To be sincere, I actually solely suggest Duo with 16GB of RAM to really understand your multitasking potential. But I used to be nonetheless capable of run dozens of browser tabs on each screens on the similar time, together with Evernote, Slack, Spotify, and YouTube.

Intel’s Xe graphics additionally proved worthwhile, almost 4,000 factors greater than final 12 months’s 3DMark Night Raid mode.I didn’t have an opportunity to play loads of video games on Duo, however with this rating alone, it’s clear that it may be like Overwatch. NVIDIA’s MX450 ought to present extra GPU options, however I am unable to take a look at it but. But extra essential than the sport is the uncooked computing energy of ZenBook Duo. Its PCMark 10 and Geekbench scores have enormously improved, clearly displaying that Intel’s Tiger Lake {hardware} is a serious improve. In our battery take a look at, it additionally lasted 11 hours and 40 minutes. Although it was 5 hours lower than the XPS 13, it was about the identical because the take a look at time of many ultraportable laptops.

In most instances, I discover ScreenPad Plus far more helpful than final 12 months, just because I can see it better. But it’s nonetheless too quick for a lot of functions. Technically, you possibly can run three small home windows aspect by aspect, however I discovered it to be too small to be helpful. Instead, I normally have an internet browser or a productiveness app like Evernote on the house display screen, whereas the opposite two apps are positioned beneath. In most instances, it is a mixture of YouTube and Spotify on ScreenPad Plus, which makes it straightforward to regulate media (it is a nice approach to sneak into my favourite YouTube channel at work).

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