Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus NX500JK-DR013H
Source: Ultrabook Review
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%
Source: Benchmark.pl 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%
Source: PC Lab.pl 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
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
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.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.» 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.
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).
80%: 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.