Asus UX51VZ-XB71

Specifications

Asus UX51VZ-XB71Notebook: Asus UX51VZ-XB71 (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3632QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 2880x1620 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 2300 euro
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 70%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus UX51VZ-XB71

60% Asus Zenbook VX51VZ-XB71
Source: IT Reviews English
The Zenbook VX51VZ-XB71 is a fairly large laptop. The Asus Zenbook VX51VZ-XB71 is a power user system with a higher than 1080p HD resolution display, but a lack of touch support and lackluster battery life means that this laptop is more of a semi-portable all-in-one desktop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus Zenbook VX51VZ-XB71
Source: PC Mag English
Essentially, the Zenbook VX51VZ-XB71 would have been a very good to excellent Windows 7 all-in-one desktop, but it leaves something to be desired as a Windows 8 laptop. Short battery life and a lack of a touch screen are major drawbacks to this power user system. If you need a higher than 1080p resolution portable PC, then systems like the Toshiba KiraBook and Editors' Choice Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display) are better choices, since both have comparable performance, plus hours more battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Asus ZenBook UX51VZ-XB71 Review (Video)
Source: Notebookreview.com English
With its stylish and durable build, strong performance and high-resolution display the Asus ZenBook provides the perfect alternative to users looking for high-end display oriented device on Microsoft's platform. The Asus ZenBook proves to be a great solution for users who need a high-resolution display on Microsoft's operating system, but for everyone else there are likely more affordable notebook options that will meet your needs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 90%
90% Asus ZenBook UX51VZ-XB71 Review (Video)
Source: Notebookreview.com English
With its stylish and durable build, strong performance and high-resolution display the Asus ZenBook provides the perfect alternative to users looking for high-end display oriented device on Microsoft's platform. The Asus ZenBook proves to be a great solution for users who need a high-resolution display on Microsoft's operating system, but for everyone else there are likely more affordable notebook options that will meet your needs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 90%
70% ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz
Source: Laptop Mag English
You've got to hand it to ASUS. Its Zenbook UX51Vz delivers both beauty and power, and the addition of a high-resolution display really makes photos and games pop. However, the $2,699 price tag is fairly steep, and Windows 8 is simply not yet optimized to take advantage of Retina-like displays. We also wish this Zenbook ran a bit cooler.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Series:

With the recent announced UX21 and UX31 Ultrabooks, provided by the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus and marketed under the self-created term Zenbook, the already existing UX series moves back to the foreground. In 2009 Asus showed the slim notebook UX50V with energy efficient hardware and a 15-inch display. Today, three years after the first device of this series Asus presents two devices in the Ultrabook-class with 11.6 - and 13.3-inch display. The category Ultrabook itself was launched by Intel to the fire up the market of the top dog Apple with its MacBook Air 11 and MacBook Air 13.

Significant milestones for this project are a sleek design, fast and energy-saving hardware as well as a decent battery lifetime. Asus uses a alloy-chassis, a solid state drive and a lithium-polymer battery, which is integrated. In the first reviews for the two new devices  the available ports, the bright screen and the minimalistic background noises in idle-usage models are highlighted. Disadvantages are the reflective surface of the display and the missing option to expand the integrated hardware.

Asus offers the Zenbook UX21 (11.6 inches) and the UX31 with the larger 13.3-inch screen from 999 € (MSRP) upwards. In regard to other devices you’ll see that Asus only sell premium devices at the moment. Acer offers the Aspire S3 Ultrabook already from 799 € (MSRP) upwards. But in comparison the devices from Asus get a better result in the most reviews out there.

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


3632QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. The speciality of the i7-3632QM is the low TDP of 35 Watt compared to 45 Watt of the other Ivy Bridge quad core CPUs (e.g. 3610QM).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


2.2 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.


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.

Asus reviews


74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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

» Samsung 550P5C-S05PL
Core i5 3210M
» Asus UX51Vz-DH71
Core i7 3612QM
» HP Envy dv6-7214nr
Core i7 3630QM
» Asus UX51VZ-CN036H
Core i7 3612QM
» Asus UX51VZ
Core i7 3612QM
» 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
» Samsung 550P5C-S02DE
Core i7 3610QM

Devices 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
» Asus N56VZ-DS71
Core i7 3610QM, 2.7 kg
» Asus N56VZ-S4023V
Core i7 3610QM, 2.8 kg
» Asus N56VZ-S4016V
Core i7 3610QM, 2.7 kg
» Asus N56VZ-S4044V
Core i7 3610QM, 2.7 kg
» Schenker XMG A502
Core i7 3610QM, 2.91 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z7C
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» 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
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-20 (Update: 2013-08-20)