Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV-XB74T 15.6” 4K UHD Touch, i7-9750H, 1TB SSD Laptop Review

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV-XB74T 15.6” 4K UHD Touch Laptop

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 15.6” 4K UHD NanoEdge Bezel Display

The celestial blue Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV-XB74T is a 15.6-inch high-end laptop with a premium look and feel, a 4K Ultra HD Nano Edge Bezel touchscreen, the RTX 2060 graphics card, a 9th generation six-core Intel i7 processor, very large 1TB SSD, the innovative design ScreenPad Plus and the Windows 10 Pro as the operating system.

The 9th generation six core Intel i7-9750H (12M cache) works at speeds between 2.6 and 4.5GHz with turbo boost. It has the impressive Passmark benchmark score of 13679 as a high-end processor. 16GB DDR4 RAM at 2666Mhz is large enough to give you the ability to run multiple tasks, browsers and apps simultaneously. 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive is great for both storage size and speed if you’ll be storing a lot of your media and regular files on the local storage. Windows 10 Professional version comes pre-installed on this machine.

The 4K UHD OLED NanoEdge bezel matte touch display has the 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution for a crystal clear image with great contrast and vibrant colors. The GeForce RTX 2060 is a fast and powerful upper mid-range graphics card with an impressive score of 12906. You can extend the screen, for better multitasking or split apps and windows on two screens. The palm rest is removable and you’ll get the Asus active Stylus pen included in the box. You can sign in with the facial recognition function with Windows Hello through the integrated IR webcam. 

You can enjoy the enhanced typing position and experience with the ErgoLift design. The new Zenbook has the optimized cooling system and the improved sound performance. Connectivity options include the latest Gigabit class Wifi 6 with Gig+ 802.11ax, Bluetooth, 2 x USB 3.1 gen 2 ports, a USB Type-C with Thunderbolt, an audio jack, DC-in and an HDMI output. There is no optical drive but you can connect an external drive via one of the USB ports or wirelessly. There are many apps and controls to improve your productivity on this great machine on the go, including the Active Stylus and ScreenPad Plus.

The six-core i7-9750H processor is good for the most demanding apps and games as a high-end model. And with a powerful modern dedicated GPU like the RTX 2060 you can expect to play the latest games at higher settings and resolutions and carry out your complex multimedia tasks. It has the integrated Intel UHD 630 iGPU graphics with the video card benchmark Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 15.6” 4K UHD NanoEdge Bezelscore of 1216 for the regular daily media tasks and some of the modern games at low settings. This integrated GPU will be used for the routine apps instead of the dedicated RTX 2060.

It weighs 5.5 pounds and measures 14.1L x 9.7W x 0.94H inches- is fairly compact, slim and lightweight. The only difference between the two UX581 ZenBook models (2499 and 2999 dollars) is the processor and the memory. The typical TDP- thermal design power is 15 watts and the 71WHr 8-cell lithium ion battery can last up to 7-8 hours on average use. The 16GB RAM is not expandable and there would be only a very small group of users that would need more than this amount.  You do not need to install anything extra for the dual screens to work smoothly when you first start the Windows OS. It is very easy to set up hotkeys for the preset apps on this computer.

Touch function is responsive on both screens and the Stylus pen works well. The keyboard is also responsive and feels very nice to use. The screen resolution is as good as or better than the Retina on Macbooks. This great new Zenbook would be suitable for different types of users including the busy professionals with heavy workloads and multitasking needs. It is not a low cost machine and you need a good budget, but it is very sturdy and should last you a long time. It comes with the one year warranty by Asus that is valid globally and the ASUS ADP program- Accidental Damage Protection to give you a peace of mind and for protection against things like drops, electrical surges and liquid spills. This is a rather expensive product and your signature will be needed upon delivery.

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