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Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T

Specifications

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T (ZenBook Pro UX501 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2048 MB, Core: 1097 MHz, Memory: 5010 MHz, 353.84, Optimus
Memory
24472 MB 
, DDR4-2132, 1063.8 MHz, 15-15-15-36, Dual-Channel (8 GB integrated)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840x2160 pixel, 10-point capacitive, IPS, ID: LGD04D4, Name: LP156UD1-SPB1, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio, Card Reader: 2-in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDXC), Brightness Sensor
Networking
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1525 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 385 x 255 ( = 0.87 x 15.16 x 10.04 in)
Battery
96 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.2 MP
Primary Camera: 1.2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB 2.0 to RJ45 adapter, Cable tie, Killer Network Manager, Gaming Assistant, , 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.29 kg ( = 80.78 oz / 5.05 pounds), Power Supply: 420 g ( = 14.82 oz / 0.93 pounds)
Price
1500 USD

 

Average Score: 79.39% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 72%, features: 71%, display: 79% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T

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%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

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.
2.29 kg:

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).


79.39%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-18 (Update: 2016-02-18)