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Asus UX501JW-DS71T

Specifications

Asus UX501JW-DS71T
Asus UX501JW-DS71T (Zenbook Pro Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2048 MB, Core: 1097 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, 9.18.14.3505, yes
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR3 1600MHz
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840x2160 pixel, 10-point multi-touch, Samsung SDC434B, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Storage
Samsung SSD SM951 512 GB MZHPV512HDGL, 512 GB 
, PCI-E 3.0 x4
Soundcard
Realtek ALC668 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 combo, Card Reader: SD / MMC
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 385 x 255 ( = 0.87 x 15.16 x 10.04 in)
Battery
96 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD (720p)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, bottom-mounted, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2.29 kg ( = 80.78 oz / 5.05 pounds), Power Supply: 544 g ( = 19.19 oz / 1.2 pounds)

 

Average Score: 79.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 75%, display: 80% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Asus UX501JW-DS71T

83% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
The Ultimate ZenBook? Sporting nearly identical specifications to the recently-reviewed G501JW, the UX501JW—with a 4K LCD display, discrete graphics, and quad-core CPU—targets an audience who may in fact be a better fit for its choices. Is this truly the ultimate ZenBook?
80% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501
Source: Laptop Mag English
From its breathtaking 4K display to its wonderful sound, the $1,499 Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 pairs premium features with strong performance that bests similarly priced machines such as the Dell Inspiron 15 7000. While I wish the UX501's battery lasted longer and its keyboard and trackpad were arranged differently, overall this notebook will more than deliver for creatives looking for an excellent display, with the power to drive it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 wants to beat the pants off the 15" Retina MacBook Pro and send the likes of the Razer Blade and MSI GS60 running away from its low price tag. It partially succeeds: you get a good-looking, solidly built machine with quad core chops and very respectable graphics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 review – pushing the boundaries of the industry
Source: Laptop Media English
The ASUS ZenBook UX501 is built with excellence with great choice of materials, design language and above everything else – it’s thin and light. Despite it’s fragile looks, the notebook is sturdy and houses really powerful components suitable for gaming. In addition, the touchpad and keyboard are just flawless without any issues at all. Though, the material used for the making of the interior could have been aluminum as well, because other high-end notebooks like the MacBook Pro have the desired premium feel of the all-aluminum body. At least this doesn’t affect the overall sturdiness of the chassis.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2015
80% ZenBook Pro UX501
Source: Digital Versus English
Asus' flagship ZenBook Pro UX501 has the latest Intel and Nvidia technology, as well as an SSD, a Full HD matte display and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 is an excellent 15" laptop, being both multifunctional and well-built. There are a few weak areas: the less-than-perfect screen calibration and the fairly short battery life—these two points seriously bring down its value-for-money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501
Source: Computer Shopper English
Overall, there's a whole lot to like about the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501. It offers a beautiful 3,840x2,160 touch display with extra-wide viewing angles. What's more, the system's case looks as good as its screen. And it's a remarkable bargain at $1,499, when you consider the much higher prices of the MacBook Pro and XPS 15—or, for that matter, the Razer Blade, with which the UX501 almost kept pace in our benchmarks despite the Blade's higher price and gamer orientation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 review
Source: Techradar English
If physical aesthetics and a 4K screen are your primary goals, and you're looking to keep costs down, the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 is an excellent bet. With a large SSD, this model can work well for content creators and consumers alike. But, beware the battery life: It's enough to get you through a few hours, but not enough for a laptop you're taking out for a whole day – or relying on at a conference, where outlets may be few and far between. This model's heavy weight is another detriment when it comes to portability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Review: Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ноутбук Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Stylish slim design; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2015
Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 – С Претензией На Идеальность
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish appearance; excellent screen; good hardware. Negative: Poor autonomy; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2015
Ревю на ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 – разширяващ границите на индустрията
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design and excellent workmanship; slim and light chassis; thunderbolt port; flawless keyboard and touchpad; great sound; super fast M.2 PCIe x4 SSD. Negative: Poor battery life; the hinges are not tight enough.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2015

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  
4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


79.71%: 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.
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-05-26 (Update: 2015-05-26)