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Asus NX500 Series

Asus NX500JK-DR017HProcessor: Intel Core i7 4702HQ, Intel Core i7 4712HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.256kg, 2.3kg
Price: 1600, 2200 euro
Average Score: 79.86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 87%, features: 68%, display: 88%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 88%

 

Asus NX500JK-DR013H

The most striking feature of the Asus NX500JK is its aluminium body, which is sleek and supple to the touch. The entire shell is made a single, solid piece of aluminum, which is firm yet lightweight. Additionally, it is only 1.9 cm thick and would fit comfortably into any case or backpack. Beyond the impressive build, users will find an Intel i7 quad core processor with a base clock of 2.2 GHz and a turbo clock of up to 3.2 GHz.

Other hardware include a 512 GB hard drive, an NVIDIA GTX 850M graphics card and 12 GB DDR3 RAM with a speed of 1.6 GHz. The keyboard is silver and comes with a backlight. The keys are large enough for comfortable usage and do not stick. The rather small touchpad in the middle of the base unit works pretty well. Two speakers grilles are beside the keyboard. This design is unique to Asus, and doesn't diminish sound quality at all.

Another striking feature of this device is its large 15.6 inch screen. It supports touch input and features a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and an impressive refresh rate of 4K. Contrast and black value are good. Display and upgrade-friendly options, make this laptop worth considering.

Specifications

Asus NX500JK-DR013HNotebook: Asus NX500JK-DR013H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4712HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 NX500JK-DR013H (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Asus Zenbook NX500 / NX500JK review – pre-production model
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Zenbook NX500 packs powerful hardware, a 4K screen and a big battery inside a sleek and beautiful body. But the performance under heavy load is not as expected, the keyboard is not great and the battery life is only average, which might not be enough to justify the high price tags.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Asus NX500JK
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Długodystansowiec dla profesjonalistów
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Great quality materials and workmanship; excellent display; long battery life; good performance; light and slim body. Negative: not very efficient cooling system; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2014
ASUS Zenbook NX500: notebook, ami elkápráztat
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Good performance; super battery life; good build quality. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2014

 

Asus NX500

Specifications

Asus NX500Notebook: Asus NX500
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 2200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Asus Zenbook NX500
Source: Digital Trends English
The Zenbook NX500 is a bold addition to the company’s lineup. It’s the most powerful and most expensive Zenbook ever produced. We thought the previous model’s $1,949 price was high, but the new entry’s $2,699 MSRP makes it look like a bargain. What you get in return for shelling out almost three grand is a device that pushes the limits of Windows notebooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus Zenbook NX500
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Portable design with a very slim and light aluminum case; excellent display; powerful performance; convenience backlit keyboard; good package of connections; powerful speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2014

 

Asus NX500JK-DR018H

Specifications

Asus NX500JK-DR018HNotebook: Asus NX500JK-DR018H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4712HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.256kg
Price: 2200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% First Impressions: Asus Zenbook NX500JK in Review | Notebookcheck
Alluring. Asus aims at tech enthusiasts with its new 15-inch Zenbook generation. The flat aluminum unibody houses a standard-voltage i7 processor paired with an upper middle-class Nvidia graphics card. The highlight of this model seems to be the 4K panel. It offers high resolutions, great colors, high contrast and wide viewing angles. Is this the winner?
86% Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H Ultrabook Review | Notebookcheck
Symbiosis. A powerful notebook does not have to be bulky and loud if it can also be dignified, subtle and quiet. Why pretentious and not understated? Asus thinks it knows what wealthy customers want and creates an Ultrabook that combines performance and elegance in a simple yet sophisticated chassis. Can this symbiosis really set new records in every category, just as Asus promises?
80% Asus Zenbook NX500
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus Zenbook NX500 is a well-made desktop-replacement laptop with excellent performance, but that's par for the course in this high-end category. While it's not the only 15-inch laptop to provide 4K resolution, it does so with top graphics performance and pretty good processing power, with several fine touches, like a premium design, high-quality audio, and touch capability. But, while performance is strong and the display is impressive, the price runs a little high. The Toshiba Satellite P50T-BST2N01 offers the same 4K resolution and premium design at a lower list price, while the latest Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display is considerably less expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus NX500JK-DR017H

Specifications

Asus NX500JK-DR017HNotebook: Asus NX500JK-DR017H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4712HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Asus Zenbook NX500JK – Почти Филигранная Работа
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful performance. Negative: Expensive; poor camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2015
77% Test: ASUS NX500
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 40% performance: 80% workmanship: 100%

 

Comment

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).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.» 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.  

4712HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.4702HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.
» 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.

2.3 kg:


79.86%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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GeForce 920MX, unknown, 15.6", 2 kg
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GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Asus R510VX-DM205D
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i5 6300HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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GeForce 920M, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus F756UA-TY031T
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-10-14 (Update: 2014-10-14)