SpecificationsNotebook: Asus UX51Vz-DH71 (Zenbook Prime UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 2000 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus UX51Vz-DH71
The ASUS UX51VZ is a well-rounded 15.6-inch notebook that's ultimately a bit too expensive. There's little to actually complain about; at the top of the list is the lack of a touch-enabled display and always-audible cooling fans; it also gets a bit warm under full load and has just a one-year warranty. Otherwise we like what we see; the UX51VZ packs an incredible amount of power into a thin chassis including a quad-core processor, dedicated Nvidia graphics card and dual SSDs. The IPS display is beautiful and has an appreciated anti-glare surface. The backlit keyboard has a good feel and is quiet like the clickpad. The build quality is good but not exceptional. Lastly let's not forget about the excellent Bang & Olufsen speakers and very good battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 100% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
It seems like there just aren't a lot of options when it comes to premium larger-screen Windows 8 laptops. And those that we do see, like the Acer Aspire S7 and HP Spectre TouchSmart XT, typically don't have discrete graphics. The Asus Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71 is a nice fit for anyone looking for premium looks and performance in a Windows 8 laptop who is willing to pay for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
With the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, Apple has proven that there's a market for expensive laptops—as long as the machines feature high-end designs and top-shelf components. A 15.6-inch, quad-core ultrabook, the Asus Zenbook UX51VZ-DH71 wraps high-end components in a sleek aluminum shell. We love the top-notch performance and killer sound system, but the high price and lack of a touch screen give us pause.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: IT Reviews
The Asus ZenBook UX51Vz-DH71 ($1,869.99 list) is a high-end ultraportable for power users like multimedia mavens and part-time gamers.Its speedy SSD RAID array, 1080p screen, Core i7 processor, beefy discrete graphics and other performance-oriented components will keep these power users happy.The Asus ZenBook UX51Vz-DH71 is a high-end ultraportable for power users like multimedia mavens and part-time gamers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techreview Source
The ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71 is yet another Windows 8-powered Ultrabook computer that features an attractive aluminum design, a beautiful 1080p display and long battery life. All these great things come at a high price tag, however.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
The Asus Zenbook is still one of the best looking ultrabook out there, next to the Macbook Air. The only problem with the original UX32 was its price. The 13 inch model was far more pricy than any other ultrabooks. Asus decided to deliver a little of that good taste for far less the price with the new mid-range Zenbook.
With the same kind all metal body featuring a concentric circle design, the new UX32A looks every bit as good as the original Zenbook. To reduce its price, the 256GB SSD had to be replaced with a hybrid drive consisting of a 500GB hard disk and a 24GB SSD. Naturally this makes the new model a little thicker than the older one but that size isn’t a problem at all. It is still by farthest, one of the sleekest ultrabook out there. As a result of the thicker chassis, several additional ports could be included in this new model, which actually is better.
The fast boot-up and resume from sleep times still remains fast thanks to the tiny SSD but the cheaper model is crippled with an i3 processor of the older Sandy Bridge platform and an older generation graphics adapter as well. Due to this severe new generation technology shortage it is hard to see why a person would choose the UX32A over all the other ultrabooks in the same price range out there. Perhaps if exterior design is your only priority, it would serve you well. However, even the least tech savvy person might not consider an ultrabook with an i3 processor.
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.
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.
15-16 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.
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.
82.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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