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Asus UX Series

Asus UX51VZ-CN036HProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400, Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 13.3 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.5kg, 2.1kg
Price: 1500, 2000 euro
Average Score: 76.06% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 88%, features: 68%, display: 83%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 85%

 

Asus UX30

Specifications

Asus UX30Notebook: Asus UX30
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 UX30 (Model)

Average Score: 72.46% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

70% Asus UX30-QX011C review
Source: PC Advisor English
With an edge-to-edge glossy screen, dual-core chip and supermodel looks, the ultrathin Asus UX30-QX011C laptop is something of a tribute act to the Apple MacBook Air.  Good looking, lightweight and a decent performer, the Asus UX30-QX011C wins points for its solid spec at a sub-£1,000 price. We can't understand why it runs Vista, however, and there are enough gripes with the hardware to tempts us to look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
70% Asus UX30 review
Source: Techradar English

Not the fastest laptop, but good mobility and excellent quality and style. The Asus UX30 is the second Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage (CULV) laptop we've seen but, unlike the Advent Altro, this machine is aimed at the top end of the market. With its stunning design, usability and quality, the UX30 is easy to like. It's underpowered in comparison to rivals such as Apple's MacBook Air – although it's also cheaper – but if you're after something for the commute and place style over speed, it's worth a look.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus UX30 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English

Despite the fact most other CULV laptops are selling for considerably less than the Asus UX30’s £999 price tag, it’s difficult not to be impressed by this stylish machine. Few laptops can offer such a great mix of style and quality at this price, and the compact dimensions and light weight make it a great companion for the daily commute. Look elsewhere if value for money is high on your agenda, however, and the same goes for those of you seeking a portable powerhouse.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus UX30 review
Source: CNet English
The Dell Adamo is one manufacturer's attempt to offer a Windows PC alternative to Apple's svelte MacBook Air. The Asus UX30 is another. This £1,000 thin-and-light laptop with an ultra-low-voltage processor apes Apple's machine to a surprising degree. There's plenty to like about the Asus UX30. It's better value than the Dell Adamo and has a better specification than the MSI X340. At £1,000, though, it's not that much cheaper than the MacBook Air and, while it's a fantastic-looking laptop, it's nowhere near as lust-worthy as Apple's offering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Review: Asus UX30 laptop
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Asus UX30 is one of the first laptops to reach these shores to use one of Intel's new Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) processors designed for 'thin and light' ultra-portables like the MacBook Air, but without the high price tag - in theory. Wonderfully slim and lovely to look at, the Asus UX30 is an impressive feat of engineering, but it would be more compelling if the battery life was better or the price a little lower.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A very thin and light laptop that uses one of Intel's new ultra-low voltage processors
Source: Computer Active English
Wonderfully slim and lovely to look at, the Asus UX30 is an impressive feat of engineering, but it would be more compelling if the battery life was better or the price a little lower. Pros: Gorgeous slimline design; great screen and keyboard Cons: Price; middling battery life
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Asus UX30 laptop
Source: Channel Web English
The Asus UX30 is one of the first laptops to reach these shores to use one of Intel's new Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) processors designed for 'thin and light' ultra-portables like the MacBook Air, but without the high price tag - in theory. Wonderfully slim and lovely to look at, the Asus UX30 is an impressive feat of engineering, but it would be more compelling if the battery life was better or the price a little lower.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Asus UX30 laptop
Source: Computing English
The Asus UX30 is one of the first laptops to reach these shores to use one of Intel's new Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) processors designed for 'thin and light' ultra-portables like the MacBook Air, but without the high price tag - in theory. Wonderfully slim and lovely to look at, the Asus UX30 is an impressive feat of engineering, but it would be more compelling if the battery life was better or the price a little lower.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% ASUS UX30
Source: Mobile Computer English
We’ve been lusting after the new breed of thin and light CULV laptops ever since we saw the gorgeous MSI X320 at this year’s CES and now models are starting to arrive in earnest. We’ll have a review of the Advent Altro for you next week, but first up is the ASUS UX30. CULV laptops are based on Intel’s Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (geddit?) processors and these offer energy efficiency approaching that of the Intel Atom, but better performance. The ASUS UX30 is an impressive first entry into the CULV laptop market, but it’s a bit too expensive for what’s on offer and the specification doesn’t quite tally with the premium price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
ASUS UX30. El mejor aspecto de las U Series.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
70% Recensione ASUS UX30
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%
70% Exkluzív: Asus UX30 vs. Toshiba U500 bemutató
Source: Nonstop Mobil HU→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70%
60% Asus UX30 đẹp nhưng chưa 'khỏe'
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Liten, lett og lekker, men duger den?
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 67%

 

Asus UX51VZ-CN036H

Specifications

Asus UX51VZ-CN036HNotebook: Asus UX51VZ-CN036H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 91.67% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

ASUS Zenbook UX51VZ
Source: AnandTech English
I really like the UX51VZ, but there have been a few flies in the ointment. One is that WiFi connectivity is intermittent—there’s a workaround that involves disabling Bluetooth support, but while I can live with that it’s not ideal for many people. Pricing is a second concern, and even at the now-reduced pricing I still feel the UX51VZ is priced a couple hundred dollars too high for most.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2013
Asus Zenbook UX51VZ
Source: Gadgetmix English
Asus Zenbook UX51Z will boot from cold to Desktop in less than 30 seconds. Asus have provided a measly 12-month guarantee free of charge; a warranty upgrade is recommended on a near-$2000 notebook – you should be able to get one at the store. Otherwise the Zenbook UX51VZ is an eminently capable machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2013
ASUS Zenbook Prime review (UX51Vz): a blazing 15-inch Ultrabook with a lofty price
Source: Engadget English
Is the UX51Vz a worthwhile purchase? Could be: it packs high-performing internals into a sleek package and offers a comfortable keyboard, to boot. But few though the cons may be, they could be reason enough to justify passing this system up. The machine verges on cost-prohibitive, especially considering the battery life isn't great and there's no touchscreen for interacting with Windows 8.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2012
95% ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz Review
Source: Digital Trends English
There are few competitors that can match this laptop. Overall, it’s among the best laptops we’ve tested. Only the MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina might stand toe-to-toe. Noise is the only flaw worth mentioning. This laptop is louder than many mainstream laptops and the fan never shuts off entirely.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 95%
87% Asus Zenbook UX51VZ im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 94% features: 84% display: 88% mobility: 82% ergonomy: 91%
93% Hochwertiges Multimedia-Notebook
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 85%
Zen-Meister – Flaches 15-Zoll-Notebook mit leistungsstarker CPU und dedizierter Grafik
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%
ASUS UX51VZ - IPS-Display trifft SSD-RAID
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: familiar and chic design; very good workmanship
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2013

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

SU9400:

Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3612QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. The speciality of the i7-3612QM is the low TDP of 35 Watt compared to 45 Watt of the other Ivy Bridge quad core CPUs (e.g. 3610QM).


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.1 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


76.06%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus UX51VZ-DB114H
Core i7 3632QM
» Asus UX51VZ-DB115H
Core i7 3632QM
» Samsung 550P5C-S05PL
Core i5 3210M
» HP Pavilion dv6-7014nr
Core i7 3610QM
» MSI GE60-0NC-006US
Core i7 3610QM
» MSI GE60-i547W7H
Core i5 3210M
» HP Pavilion dv6-7034tx
Core i7 2670QM

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus N56VZ-S4165H
Core i5 3210M, 2.7 kg
» Asus N56VZ-4338D
Core i7 3630QM, 2.7 kg
» HP Envy dv6-7214nr
Core i7 3630QM, 2.6 kg
» Asus N56VZ-DS71
Core i7 3610QM, 2.7 kg
» Asus N56VZ-S4023V
Core i7 3610QM, 2.8 kg
» Medion Akoya P6816-MD99040
Core i7 2670QM, 2.6 kg
» Asus N56VZ-S4016V
Core i7 3610QM, 2.7 kg
» Asus N56VZ-S4044V
Core i7 3610QM, 2.7 kg
» Samsung 550P5C-S02DE
Core i7 3610QM, 2.6 kg
» Schenker XMG A502
Core i7 3610QM, 2.91 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Dell Inspiron 17R 7720-0408
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» HP Envy dv7-7335
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Samsung 550P7C-S0DDE
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-2093B3U
Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Gigabyte U2442F
Core i7 3517U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G87Maii
Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» HP Envy dv7-7266er
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y400-59360114
Core i7 3630QM, 14.0", 2.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 3 (Update: 2012-12- 3)