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Asus X571 is a cheaper alternative to the ZenBook 15 series

Asus X571 is a cheaper alternative to the ZenBook 15 series (Source: Asus)
Asus X571 is a cheaper alternative to the ZenBook 15 series (Source: Asus)
Find the ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 too expensive? The 15.6-inch X571 will be Asus' powerful multimedia laptop designed for users on a budget. It will carry Intel 9th gen Core H-series CPUs and a discrete GTX 1650 GPU compared to the slower U-series CPUs as found on most thinner ZenBook alternatives.

As part of Asus' many (and we mean many) announcements coming out of Computex 2019, the Taiwanese manufacturer will be introducing yet another laptop to its expanding portfolio of options. This time, however, this new system will be a more down-to-earth offering compared to the otherworldly ZenBook UX334, UX434, UX534, or the ZenBook Pro Duo.

Simply called the X571, the 15.6-inch system will join Asus' existing X series of affordable midrange laptops that aren't quite flashy enough to be a ZenBook or lightweight enough to be a VivoBook. The X571 will sport similar CPU and GPU options as the competing Dell XPS 15 including the Core i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1650, and 1080p display with 7.4 mm narrow bezels. It will even offer both Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and a native 120 Hz refresh rate. Core i9 and 4K UHD options will not be available in order to keep costs down.

Asus says we can expect the X571 to become available "in the coming months" alongside many of the Athena-enabled Ice Lake Ultrabooks. Pricing and exact configurations are still unknown until we move closer to launch.

SPECIFICATIONS¹ 

ASUS Laptop X571

Processor 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H processor
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9300H processor
Operating system Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Display 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with wide-view technology
NanoEdge Display with 7.4mm side bezels
120 Hz refresh rate
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650
Memory Up to 16GB DDR4 2400MHz (2x DIMM)
Storage 128GB / 256GB / 512GB PCIe SSD, with 32GB intel Optane memory
500GB / 1TB / 2TB, 5400rpm SATA III HDD, with 128GB / 256GB / 512GB PCIe SSD
Wireless 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth® 4.2 or 5.0
Connectivity 2x USB2.0 Type A
1x USB3.0 Type A
1x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-C
1x Audio combo jack
1x LAN RJ-45 jack
1x HDMI1.4
1x Micro SD Card Reader
1x DC Jack
Audio 2 x stereo speakers
Certified by Harman Kardon
Touchpad Optional integrated fingerprint sensor with Windows Hello support
Battery 3-cell, 42Wh
Colors Star Grey
Size 359 x 248 x 21.9 mm
Weight 4.41 lb

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Fremont, California (May 29, 2019) — ASUS today announced X571, a 15.6-inch laptop powered by up to a 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 H-series hexa-core processor with up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 graphics for daily productivity, entertainment, and light gaming.

X571 has a 512GB PCIe SSD with 32GB Intel Optane™ memory for superfast storage, and a dual-storage option with a 2TB HDD and 512GB PCIe® SSD is also available. X571 features the slim-bezel NanoEdge design and a 15.6-inch FHD (1980 x 1080) 120Hz display for immersive, supersmooth visuals. The Hyper Cool Duo-Copper system with twin fans cools X571 efficiently to reduce instances of thermal throttling at high loads.

Powerful performance and superfast storage 

X571 is powered by up to a 9th Generation Intel Core i7 H-series hexa-core processor with up to 16GB RAM and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics for exceptional performance that makes light work of everyday productivity tasks, entertainment, and light gaming.

For added flexibility, X571 offers users a choice of convenient storage options. It can be specified with a 512GB PCIe SSD with 32GB of Intel Optane memory for 35% faster data access speeds so apps load faster and multitasking feels smoother. The alternative is a 2TB HDD with a 512GB PCIe SSD, the latter speeds up load times for the operating system, games and apps, while the HDD can be used to store movie libraries, photo albums, and work files. In addition, there’s an optional integrated fingerprint sensor with Windows Hello support to allow easy and secure access to Windows with a single touch.

Supersmooth visuals with amazing colors 

X571 is the first in the range to feature a 15.6-inch 120Hz FHD NanoEdge display that's ideal for multimedia and light gaming. A 45% NTSC and 100% sRGB color gamut, and ASUS Splendid technology provide richer, deeper and more accurate colors. The panel features 178° wide-view technology so there’s no color shift even when viewing from extreme positions. An FHD (1920 x 1080) panel with 72% NTSC color gamut is also available.

ASUS Splendid is a combination of factory-applied display corrections and software tuning that ensures consistent, accurate colors. It has four one-click preset modes that are optimized for different types of content, there’s also a Manual mode for users to adjust display parameters to suit their needs and preferences.

Effective and efficient cooling 

X571 boasts the highly efficient HyperCool Duo-Copper system featuring dual fans and dual heat pipes to ensure the system stays cool even during high loads.

ASUS IceCool Technology gives X571 a unique internal design that addresses uncomfortable heating issues by preventing heat build-up under the palm rest. This keeps the palm rest surface between 28°C to 35°C – significantly lower than body temperature. This exclusive internal layout places heat producing components away from the user, and when combined with exceptional cooling from the heat pipes and vents, ensures user comfort even after long hours of use.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-05-30 (Update: 2019-05-31)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.