Asus Zenbook U500VZ-CN032H
SpecificationsNotebook: Asus Zenbook U500VZ-CN032H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zenbook U500VZ-CN032H
This is a beautiful and powerful laptop, but the main problem with the U500 is its price tag. At around £1,417, you're talking about a considerable premium over many other Windows 8 laptops, and it just doesn't justify the cost unless you really do need a powerful yet large portable. If you're just going to use it at home, there's no point in spending this kind of money; get a powerful desktop PC instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
With the Zenbook UX21, Asus showed the laptop world what you should expect from an ultrabook. The Asus Zenbook U500 packs a great, high definition screen and boasts excellent performance from within a sleek and sturdy chassis. Sadly, its lack of touchscreen means it's not the ideal machine for properly taking advantage of Windows 8, and it's extremely expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; metal case; IPS-panel display; high performance; good autonomy. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2013
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Powerful performance; very high-quality screen and sound. Negative: Quickly scratched cover; noisy cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2013
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Aluminum unibody; connectivity; performance. Negative: Battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2012
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
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.
76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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