Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus UX51VZ-CN036H
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 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
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
Source: Digital Trends
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%
Source: PC Welt 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%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Positive: familiar and chic design; very good workmanship
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2013
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series
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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.
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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.
91.67%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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