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Deal | Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD with Core i7-8565U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, and 512 GB NVMe SSD is only $1180 right now

Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD with Core i7-8565U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, and 512 GB NVMe SSD is only $1180 right now (Source: B&H)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD with Core i7-8565U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, and 512 GB NVMe SSD is only $1180 right now (Source: B&H)
Asus' latest 15.6-inch laptop is barely six months old and it's already hundreds of dollars cheaper. The flagship ZenBook 15 UX533FD is an excellent alternative for users who are turned off by all the recent software and hardware issues on the Dell XPS 15 series.

Asus' best bet against the Dell XPS 15 is on sale this week for $1180 USD on B&H. When considering the original launch price of $1400 to $1600, the price cut is definitely a lot more competitive in the flagship 15.6-inch space. The deal is particularly notable because it is the latest model from Asus and not just an older or outdated SKU that we see far too often.

The ZenBook UX533FD is unique for its very high screen-to-body ratio and subsequently low weight of just 1.67 kg versus the heavier 2.01 kg XPS 15 9570. Asus even managed to fit in a dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU for 1080p gaming at respectable frame rates and settings. The MIL-STD 810G-certified system shares the same chassis design and ErgoLift features as its smaller 14-inch ZenBook 14 UX433 and 13.3-inch ZenBook 13 UX333 siblings.

Important limitations to keep in mind are its 15 W ULV CPU and maximum display resolution of 1080p. In contrast, the XPS 15 ships with more powerful 45 W Intel H-Series CPUs, faster GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics, and a 4K UHD touchscreen. Such a configuration will cost a few hundred dollars more as well.

See our full review on the ZenBook 15 UX533FD here for more information and our take on the system.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-05-11 (Update: 2019-05-11)
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.