ASUS ZenBook Pro 14 UX480 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe M.2 slot See photo
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home
Dimensions
323 x 225 x 17.9 mm (12.72" x 8.86" x 0.70")
Weight
1.60 kg (3.5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack combo audio / microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All ASUS ZenBook Pro 14 UX480 configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the ASUS ZenBook Pro 14 UX480 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

 

ASUS ZenBook Pro 14 UX480 in-depth review

ASUS's ZenBook series has always produced a different breed of laptops. The latest and greatest from the brand is called ASUS ZenBook Pro 14 UX480. It is one of the first laptops equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q that we tested. However, this is not the feature that everyone is talking about. It actually is the second screen, which weirdly enough happens to be a... touchpad as well.If you are familiar with dual screen laptops, you may know that the most popular iteration of the[...]

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Pros

  • 12 and a half hours of web browsing on battery power
  • Beautiful small form factor
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q on board
  • Great color coverage - 92% of sRGB (AUO B140HAN03.5)
  • It doesn't use PWM to adjust screen brightness (AUO B140HAN03.5)
  • Bright ScreenPad which doubles as a true second screen
  • Utilizes its hardware at its max

Cons

  • The performance comes with a sacrifice - heat
  • Poor upgradability

Inside ASUS ZenBook Pro 14 UX480 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

 

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