Is ASUS ZenBook Duo good for photo and video editing?

ASUS ZenBook Duo
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Is ASUS ZenBook Duo good for photo and video editing?

Best answer: It can be, but it's not an amazing choice. The higher-end variant of it, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo, is a much better option for editing visual media.Get yours: ASUS ZenBook Duo (opens in new tab) (£1,497 at Amazon UK)Excellent upgrade: ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (opens in new tab) ($2,360 at Amazon)

How is the ASUS ZenBook Duo for editing?

The ASUS ZenBook Duo is good for visual media editing in some ways and disappointing in others. The device comes with 16GB of RAM, a dedicated NVIDIA MX250 GPU, and an Intel Core i7-10510U processor. This hardware gives it enough horsepower to handle basic and even most types of advanced visual editing without much trouble. However, the laptop only has a standard HD 14-inch screen, which limits how well you can work with higher resolution projects. The secondary lower resolution touch screen above the keyboard is nice for handling multiple tabs at once, but you won't be able to get much value out of it for much when it comes to the visual editing process. Finally, the 512GB SSD is a good size for storing lots of images or video, but it's far from the best storage capacity out there.

Overall, the ASUS ZenBook Duo is serviceable for editing images and video, but specialists and professionals should probably look for a more advanced option.

An elite option

The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo

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If you need something more capable than the standard ASUS ZenBook Duo, look no further than its older and more powerful brother, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo. It's packing up to 32GB, a beefy NVIDIA RTX 2060, and up to a superpowered i9-9980HK processor. These pieces of kit give you more than enough power to handle 4K images and video without breaking a sweat. On top of that, both the primary 15-inch display and the secondary one are 4K and touch-enabled, which gives you the freedom to work with high-resolution projects easily. Finally, it comes with a 1TB SSD, providing double the amount of storage as the normal ASUS ZenBook Duo.

At the end of the day, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo is simply much better than the ASUS ZenBook Duo is for visual media editing in every respect. However, it is significantly more expensive too, so it's only worth getting if you're a professional or specialist.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.