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ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM044T Laptop, Intel i7 Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14" Full HD, Celestial Blue - £1,299.99 @ AO
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ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481FL-BM044T Laptop, Intel i7 Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14" Full HD, Celestial Blue - £1,299.99 @ AO

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Posted 25th Jan

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10th gen core i7
16 G RAM
14 inch primary non touch glossy display
12inch secondary touch matt display
512GB SSD
2GB NVidia GeForce MX250 graphics memory
Only 1.5 kg heavy

The i7-10510U processor in this model features 8MB of cache and 4 cores that can adjust their speed depending on the complexity of the task they are working on, from 1.80GHz to 4.90GHz.

There is no thunderbolt port which may be a downside at this price.
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Cold, I know dell outlet stuff is refurb but you can get the XPS 15 - 6 core i7, 16gb ram, gtx 1650 and 512gb SSD with the 4k OLED for this price with a code, still get a years premium warranty also

You just need to keep an eye out a few times a day for them cropping up, they go very fast
Edited by: "God_Plant" 25th Jan
God_Plant25/01/2020 20:00

Cold, I know dell outlet stuff is refurb but you can get the XPS 15 - 6 …Cold, I know dell outlet stuff is refurb but you can get the XPS 15 - 6 core i7, 16gb ram, gtx 1650 and 512gb SSD with the 4k OLED for this price with a code, still get a years premium warranty alsoYou just need to keep an eye out a few times a day for them cropping up, they go very fast


But it’s not exactly the same machine .. this does have a dual display
God_Plant25/01/2020 20:00

Cold, I know dell outlet stuff is refurb but you can get the XPS 15 - 6 …Cold, I know dell outlet stuff is refurb but you can get the XPS 15 - 6 core i7, 16gb ram, gtx 1650 and 512gb SSD with the 4k OLED for this price with a code, still get a years premium warranty alsoYou just need to keep an eye out a few times a day for them cropping up, they go very fast


I will never pay this much for a refurbished laptop regardless the warranty!
God_Plant25/01/2020 20:00

Cold, I know dell outlet stuff is refurb but you can get the XPS 15 - 6 …Cold, I know dell outlet stuff is refurb but you can get the XPS 15 - 6 core i7, 16gb ram, gtx 1650 and 512gb SSD with the 4k OLED for this price with a code, still get a years premium warranty alsoYou just need to keep an eye out a few times a day for them cropping up, they go very fast



This is more for certain content creators who need the horsepower but also need a mobile dual screen setup for cross working. An audio specialist or video editor in particular could find the extra screen useful.

This particular one has some excellent reviews but it isn’t your traditional laptop.

A lack of thunderbolt is very shortsighted given the type of laptop this is, the owner is someone much more likely to use the port than others.

And finally the price is very reasonable for the specs and is comparably lower than before. I’m not sure this will get hot but it is a decent deal.
Edited by: "gowf" 25th Jan
The dual screen feature is a gimmick for most and any professional content creator would be looking at a higher spec machine than this anyway...
Edited by: "God_Plant" 25th Jan
sheffield78825/01/2020 20:13

I will never pay this much for a refurbished laptop regardless the …I will never pay this much for a refurbished laptop regardless the warranty!


Why? You give it a proper look over and test it once you get it and then it’s just like most laptops, 1 year warranty and after that you’re screwed. Plus with dell you can extend it to 4 years anyway?
God_Plant25/01/2020 20:00

Cold, I know dell outlet stuff is refurb but you can get the XPS 15 - 6 …Cold, I know dell outlet stuff is refurb but you can get the XPS 15 - 6 core i7, 16gb ram, gtx 1650 and 512gb SSD with the 4k OLED for this price with a code, still get a years premium warranty alsoYou just need to keep an eye out a few times a day for them cropping up, they go very fast


I disagree. I have been looking for dell xps 15 7590 on Dell outlet and it never came to this price. And even if it comes add 20% VAT to that. Outlet prices are excluding taxes. This is a nice deal for a 10th gen processor if not great.
DealStyle25/01/2020 20:26

I disagree. I have been looking for dell xps 15 7590 on Dell outlet and it …I disagree. I have been looking for dell xps 15 7590 on Dell outlet and it never came to this price. And even if it comes add 20% VAT to that. Outlet prices are excluding taxes. This is a nice deal for a 10th gen processor if not great.


Nonsense, I can show you my invoice for the one I’ve just bought if you don’t believe me? It came to £1295 with a code and that included VAT


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Edited by: "God_Plant" 25th Jan
sheffield78825/01/2020 20:13

I will never pay this much for a refurbished laptop regardless the …I will never pay this much for a refurbished laptop regardless the warranty!


I agree. And if someone is ready to pay this much money, one would prefer to spend few more quids but will always go for new product.
God_Plant25/01/2020 20:25

Why? You give it a proper look over and test it once you get it and then …Why? You give it a proper look over and test it once you get it and then it’s just like most laptops, 1 year warranty and after that you’re screwed. Plus with dell you can extend it to 4 years anyway?


I am not saying it is a bad thing to buy refurbioshed, also I agree, 1 year warranty new or refurbished is the same thing. If I was to pay lets say £500 for a brand new laptop, I will probably give a go to the same one, refurbished for £300-350. But to pay so much for a refurbished, even if it is customer return within a week, I will still not feel comfortable. Saying this, I don't think I will ever pay more than £700 for a laptop. There are too many choices at better prices, I need a laptop for basic things, I can't justify spending so much on a laptop.
God_Plant25/01/2020 20:22

The dual screen feature is a gimmick for most and any professional content …The dual screen feature is a gimmick for most and any professional content creator would be looking at a higher spec machine than this anyway...


Oh right. I forgot, you speak for all content creators and audio engineers across the world. Yep, it must be useless then.
gowf25/01/2020 21:24

Oh right. I forgot, you speak for all content creators and audio engineers …Oh right. I forgot, you speak for all content creators and audio engineers across the world. Yep, it must be useless then.


I’m not saying it’s useless, it’s just at a strange price point if it’s aimed at content creators and audio engineers, many of which wouldn’t bat an eyelid at spending 2k+ on a laptop. Content creators would also benefit from the 6 or 8 core CPU.
God_Plant25/01/2020 21:32

I’m not saying it’s useless, it’s just at a strange price point if it’s aim …I’m not saying it’s useless, it’s just at a strange price point if it’s aimed at content creators and audio engineers, many of which wouldn’t bat an eyelid at spending 2k+ on a laptop. Content creators would also benefit from the 6 or 8 core CPU.


There's a zenbook Pro duo model that matches the content creator wishlist more closely with an 8 core i9 CPU, rtx 2060, 15" calibrated 4k oled for the main display etc. It's £2500 or £3000 though.

Personally the second screen isn't a gimmick since I find dual screens are always useful (IDE on main display, slack and terminal on secondary) but portable monitors are a poor way to get a secondary. They're somewhat heavy and need to be plugged in to work, which is hard to remember when you're constantly leaving your desk with your laptop to go to a meeting or assist someone for 5 minutes at a time.

I'd much rather have the secondary display integrated so it's always there and reduce my carry weight from about 2.6kg (macbook pro and second display) to 1.5kg. That said I won't be buying this laptop just yet because Asus announced a new model at CES with the same internals but an optional touchscreen on the primary screen. Q1 availability they said but I haven't seen it pop up anywhere yet.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 26th Jan
I don't recommend asus. The products themselves have great functionality and value for money. However their customer service is very poor and their products are always prone to defects. I've had to send in my ux433 for repairs around 6 times in the last couple of months. During one of those repairs they even had to repair the entire motherboard and screen. The Bluetooth on my laptop is still dodgy and cuts out quite a lot, despite having it sent off for repairs and asus telling me that the issue was fixed. I purchased it less than a year ago and asked asus for a replacement instead of me sending in my laptop for the 7th time. They refused and said it wasn't part of their warranty agreement, even though their warranty states repair and replacement as well as being legally obligated to replace the item if it cannot be fixed within the 2 years warranty.
Guess_What26/01/2020 09:34

I don't recommend asus.


My (adult) kid has had two asus machines. First one lasted 5 years of careless teenager with just a replacement battery and they are still on the second. First machine under £500, second about that. They have never experienced Asus customer service but there havent been any defects in the first 3 years so my experience has been much more positive. Meanwhile my Lenovo put me in touch with Lenovo useless service after 11 months, developing more faults later.
buzzard26/01/2020 16:54

My (adult) kid has had two asus machines. First one lasted 5 years of …My (adult) kid has had two asus machines. First one lasted 5 years of careless teenager with just a replacement battery and they are still on the second. First machine under £500, second about that. They have never experienced Asus customer service but there havent been any defects in the first 3 years so my experience has been much more positive. Meanwhile my Lenovo put me in touch with Lenovo useless service after 11 months, developing more faults later.


I also own a Lenovo 720s (for around 3 years) and have never had an issue on it. I guess our machines are just switched lol.

Lenovo uses a Qualcomm Bluetooth drive where's Asus uses the Intel integrated Bluetooth driver 5.0. All my Bluetooth devices work fine on the Lenovo but sound very choppy and distort on my Asus. I still can't find a way to fix it and I'm just tired of having to send it in for repairs
I have been offered a almost new 1 of these for £950 is that a good price as I was looking at the 1 in Argos for £999 brand new ux434fac but only i5 and 256gb. Is the dual screen just a gimmick or is it useful. Thought I'd ask as it's a lot of money so don't want to make the wrong decision
God_Plant25/01/2020 20:22

The dual screen feature is a gimmick for most and any professional content …The dual screen feature is a gimmick for most and any professional content creator would be looking at a higher spec machine than this anyway...


It's absolutely not a gimmick and they will be here to stay. Don't see how anyone can think a second screen is a gimmick. There are so many uses for it. All the reviews online say they like it and none have called it a gimmick either.
spinach_pie29/01/2020 23:18

It's absolutely not a gimmick and they will be here to stay. Don't see how …It's absolutely not a gimmick and they will be here to stay. Don't see how anyone can think a second screen is a gimmick. There are so many uses for it. All the reviews online say they like it and none have called it a gimmick either.


I’m pleased to see you have the time to look through all the reviews online and that you don’t realise many reviews are paid for or made up.

It’s not useless it’s just a feature for very specific customers, many of which would be looking to spend far more than this as they’d require more cpu cores and ram doing the tasks the second screen comes in handy for.
God_Plant30/01/2020 15:04

I’m pleased to see you have the time to look through all the reviews o …I’m pleased to see you have the time to look through all the reviews online and that you don’t realise many reviews are paid for or made up.It’s not useless it’s just a feature for very specific customers, many of which would be looking to spend far more than this as they’d require more cpu cores and ram doing the tasks the second screen comes in handy for.


Yes I do when I am looking to purchase something. Is that an issue?

Also, you called it a gimmick, not 'just a feature for very specific customers'.
spinach_pie30/01/2020 15:42

Yes I do when I am looking to purchase something. Is that an issue?Also, …Yes I do when I am looking to purchase something. Is that an issue?Also, you called it a gimmick, not 'just a feature for very specific customers'.


Yeah, it is a gimmick for people looking for laptops at this price point. As I said the people who can really make use of the dual screen will need more CPU cores and RAM than this model offers.

It doesn’t even have a thunderbolt port which writes it off for a lot of professional use.
Edited by: "God_Plant" 30th Jan
God_Plant30/01/2020 19:50

Yeah, it is a gimmick for people looking for laptops at this price point. …Yeah, it is a gimmick for people looking for laptops at this price point. As I said the people who can really make use of the dual screen will need more CPU cores and RAM than this model offers.It doesn’t even have a thunderbolt port which writes it off for a lot of professional use.


Man looks like you really hate this laptop
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