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Asus UX51VZ

Specifications

Asus UX51VZ
Asus UX51VZ (UX Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - 2048 MB, Core: 745 - 835 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, GDDR5-VRAM, ForceWare 306.97, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, 4 GByte integrated, 1x 4 GByte Hyundai DDR3-1600, 1 slot
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LG LP156WF4 (LGD0323), IPS panel, LED backlight, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
2x ADATA XM11 256 GByte, 512 GB 
, Total capacity, proprietory connector
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Headphone jack (3.5 millimeter), Card Reader: 4-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC)
Networking
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 380 x 254 ( = 0.79 x 14.96 x 10 in)
Battery
70 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4750 mAh, 8 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.0 Megapixel
Additional features
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, external subwoofer, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Subwoofer, VGA adapter, external DVD RW drive, 90 watt power adapter, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Asus InstantOn, Asus Live Update, McAfee Internet Security trial version, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
2000 Euro

 

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 97%, features: 74%, display: 94% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: 94%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the Asus UX51VZ

86% Review Asus Zenbook UX51VZ (U500VZ) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Zen Master. Upscale looks, slim build, and extremely powerful: until now, it was Apple's MacBook series which has managed best to combine these characteristics. With the UX51VZ (IPS display, quad-core CPU, SSD RAID, and a host of other high-end features), Asus sets out to dethrone the master.
90% Asus UX51VZ
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%

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.  


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).» 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.


2.2 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).


88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

Asus UX51Vz-DH71
GeForce GT 650M
Asus UX51VZ-CN036H
GeForce GT 650M

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Asus UX51VZ-DB115H
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3632QM
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GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM
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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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Asus N56VZ-DS71
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 2.7 kg
Asus N56VZ-S4023V
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 2.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

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GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z7C
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-2093B3U
GeForce GT 650M, Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Gigabyte U2442F
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3517U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Y400-59360114
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3630QM, 14.0", 2.5 kg
HP Pavilion dv4t-5100
GeForce GT 650M, Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.2 kg

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Asus F556UJ-XO155T
GeForce 920M, Core i3 6100U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus F541UV-XX339T
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Asus X555QG
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Asus N552VX-FW120T
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Asus K550VX-DM028D
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Stefan Hinum, 2013-07- 9 (Update: 2013-07- 9)