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Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Series

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-FY075TProcessor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 2.29kg, 2.3kg
Price: 1300, 1500, 1600 euro
Average Score: 81.64% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 79%, features: 78%, display: 79%
mobility: 82%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 88%

 

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T

Specifications

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71TNotebook: Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.29kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 78.89% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

83.9% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Skylake all-rounder. The popular UX501 series gets Skylake, DDR4, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 2.0, and a few other minor changes. Is this a vast improvement over last year's Haswell model?
ASUS Zenbook Pro review - A powerful & convenient laptop for working adults
Source: Tech Nave English
So, what do we think of the Zenbook Pro overall? Well after taking into all of the considerations mentioned above (high-end specifications, extra numerical keypads, lightweight and solid design). We think that it's best served for customers who travels often and wants a balance between work and play (and video editing), which is why the Zenbook Pro is perfect for them.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2016
80% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
Source: Computer Shopper English
Asus' 15.6-inch desktop replacement delivers plenty of bang for the buck. Apple MacBook Pro and Dell XPS 15 shoppers should take note. Of course, another factor in your buying decision will be whether to wait for a refresh of this refresh, with both Intel and Nvidia having unveiled next-generation silicon in the past few weeks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW review - sharper than a MacBook Pro?
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW is a highly capable premium laptop, but it does come with a few noticeable drawbacks. Not only does it have a rather flawed display, but its performance isn’t as good as it could be either. Still, it is around £200 cheaper than the similarly-specified Dell XPS 15 and 15in Macbook Pro, making it an attractive alternative to its high-end competitors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The ZenBook Pro UX501VW has a tough but attractive design and offers blistering performance and 4K visuals at an affordable price. This is a laptop that should be worthy of your consideration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
Source: PC Mag English
At first glance, the 15.6-inch Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-DS71T looks virtually identical to the well-reviewed Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T, and it has the same $1,499 (as tested) list price. But on the inside, it's a different story. The UX501VW has an upgraded processor that yields better performance, and its battery lasts 7 hours longer than last year's model. It doesn't quite beat the Dell XPS 15 Touch (9550)$1,949.99 at Dell, our current top pick for high-end desktop-replacement laptops, on overall performance and build quality, but with a price that's more than $600 less, it's certainly worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s no doubt the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-FJ098T is a seriously expensive laptop. However, taking into account the quality of its screen, its 2D and 3D performance and battery life, it gets almost everything right. If you’re after a super-premium laptop then your choices boil down to the Asus, the MacBook Pro or the Dell XPS 15. The Asus isn’t quite as beautiful as the Apple laptop – and Windows still can't match OS X for high-DPI scaling and touchpad gesture support – but the UX501VW is around £500 cheaper than the Mac for the equivalent specification.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW
Source: Digital Trends English
There’s a lot to like about the Asus Zenbook UX501VW-DS71T. The laptop is a real bruiser, meeting the competition toe-to-toe and coming out the winner as often as not, despite a price tag that’s hundreds less than similar competitors from Apple and Dell. We don’t normally expect a $1,500 laptop to deliver performance at the head of its class.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% This UHD aluminium-clad laptop so nearly hits all the right notes
Source: PC Advisor English
The Asu ZenBook Pro UX501 is a laptop that looks great on paper, if you’re not turned off by its price. It has plenty of power, high-quality build and an ultra-high resolution screen matched with a touchscreen. And it can even play games. It’s everything many people want in a laptop. However, a few little niggles stop it from being the MacBook Pro 15 and Dell XPS 15 killer you might be hoping for. First, the screen’s dated architecture limits the impact of the high resolution in most environments. It’s incredibly reflective on two different levels.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW
Source: Laptop Mag English
I'm still trying to find the source of Asus' black magic that permitted the creation of a $1,499 machine that rivals the best from Dell and Apple but at a fraction of the cost and with nearly zero compromises. A similarly equipped XPS 15 runs $2,130 and has battery life that's an hour and a half shorter, while the closest MacBook Pro config costs a whopping $2,500 and features a lower-res display and no touch screen or Thunderbolt 3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Plenty of pros with some amateur lows
Source: Pocket Lint English
Asus has updated the ZenBook UX501 for 2016 with a USB-C port and Intel's Skylake CPUs, getting you as up-to-date as you could hope while keeping the fancy aluminium construction of last year's original version. The issues surround the bits that haven't really been updated much, really. The way the touchscreen has been applied really deduces display contrast in well-lit rooms and the speakers are quite weedy for a decent-size laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-FJ044T

The Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW is a machine to look out for. Encased in an all-aluminium chassis, it is a solidly built laptop with a polished look. On the lid, it features Asus's signature concentric ring finish with subtle, polished edges on the sides. Its weight of 5 pounds (2.27 kg) is heavier than the Dell XPS 15, yet lighter than Lenovo’s Ideapad Y700. Measuring at 15.1 x 10 x 0.8 inch (38.35 x 25.4 x 2.03 cm) also makes it chunkier and bulkier than the rest. The full-sized, backlit keyboard allows for fast and natural typing and is only beaten by the Macbook Pro’s keyboard. It is also decked with full-sized arrow keys albeit at the expense of half-sizing the right Shift key. Its wide 4 x 2.75-inch (10.16 x 6.99 cm) touchpad is both quick and responsive and is big enough for comfortable usage but isn’t too big to get into the keyboard’s way like in many laptops these days. Under its hood, it is powered by an Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz processor coupled with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. There is a 512 GB SSD built in for impressive transfer rates. The transfer rate registered is faster compared to the XPS 15 although still inferior to Macbook Pro. Opening multiple windows and even running multiple heavy tasks is not an issue on this machine. Running on NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M dGPU with 2 GB of VRAM, users are assured with a richer visual experience in both gaming and video playback/editing. It will run most new games in around medium setting. Display-wise, the 15.6” screen supports a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and 10-point multi-touch technology. In terms of brightness, it ranks on par with Dell’s XPS 15. Early feedbacks received from users include its highly glossy screen , which can sometimes be distracting. However, it is surely still a really good display and is suitable for video editors and graphic designers. It is also equipped with a 1.2 MP front-facing camera but this wouldn’t be sufficient for facial recognition on Window’s Hello sign-in as it doesn’t actually support the necessary hardware. Sound quality is crisp and clear as it is integrated with stereo speakers from Bang & Olufsen. Networking is supported by both high speed ac grade WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. The connectivity consists of three USB 3.0 ports (3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.1 Gen 2), a Thunderbolt port, an HDMI port, a DisplayPort, a 2-in-1 card reader (SD/SDXC) as well as a brightness sensor. The Zenbook Pro comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home and bloatware has been kept at minimum by Asus. Battery life is equally impressive as it is capable of up to 8 hours of continuous web surfing WiFi, but it is beaten by the Macbook Pro’s capacity of 9 hours. Just as in the MacBook Pro, configuration option are limited. All things considered, the Zenbook Pro is a powerful laptop at an affordable price range for this category. If certain quibbles can be disregarded, users are in for a real value with the Zenbook Pro as it is nevertheless an upgrade with significant improvements on its specs. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-FJ044TNotebook: Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-FJ044T
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Killer specs and pricing, offset by small flaws
Source: PC World English
After spending time with it, however, it becomes clear why it’s less expensive, particularly when compared to the Dell XPS 15 with the exact same specs. The Zenbook Pro’s performance is slightly weaker, and it has subpar speakers and little oddities like uneven keyboard backlighting and that slap-dash Thunderbolt sticker.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-FJ098T

Specifications

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-FJ098TNotebook: Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-FJ098T
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW - a prémium multimédiás ultrabook
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Metal exterior; good keyboard; good sound level; silent cooling; decent performance; slim and lightweight. Negative: TN panel display; not very stable case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2016
ASUS ROG G501 срещу ZenBook Pro UX501 – подробно сравнение – битка на два тънки и леки „звяра“
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/05/2016

 

Asus UX501VW-FY144T

Specifications

Asus UX501VW-FY144TNotebook: Asus UX501VW-FY144T
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

84% Asus UX501VW-FY144T
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 84% performance: 86% features: 85% mobility: 84%

 

Asus UX501VW-FY145T

Specifications

Asus UX501VW-FY145TNotebook: Asus UX501VW-FY145T
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW Review : Killer Specs And Pricing, Offset By Small Flaws
Source: Gear Open English
After spending time with it, however, it becomes clear why it’s less expensive, particularly when compared to the Dell XPS 15 with the exact same specs. The Zenbook Pro’s performance is slightly weaker, and it has subpar speakers and little oddities like uneven keyboard backlighting and that slap-dash Thunderbolt sticker.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2016
85% Asus UX501VW-FY145T
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 86% features: 85% mobility: 86%

 

Asus UX501VW-F1020T

Model variant with 16GB RAM:
ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501VW-FY145T
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Model variant with 512GB SSD:
ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501VW-FY145T

Specifications

Asus UX501VW-F1020TNotebook: Asus UX501VW-F1020T
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Test: Ren underholdningsmaskine
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; good speakers; excellent 4K display; lightweight. Negative: Mediocre keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2016

 

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-FY075T

Specifications

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-FY075TNotebook: Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-FY075T
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

[Análisis] ASUS UX501VW-FY075T, la gama ZenBook en su máximo esplendor
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent display; good hardware. Negative: No optical drive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2017

 

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 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M 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.  

6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.1 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.3 kg:


81.64%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-05-29 (Update: 2016-05-29)