Asus ZenBook UX530UX-FY026T
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Reviews for the Asus ZenBook UX530UX-FY026T
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Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80%
Series: The Asus Zenbook UX530 is an elegant ultraportable laptop. Asus has crafted a travel-friendly lightweight ZenBook with a bigger, more work-friendly 15.6-inch display. Users do not have to make the difficult choice between portability and screen size because the ZenBook UX530 achieves the impossible by delivering both. The ZenBook UX530 is designed to go wherever. Its sleek, compact and lightweight chassis is a briefcase-friendly 16.9 mm thick, and its advanced lightweight construction keeps its overall weight down to just 1.63 kg. The ZenBook UX530 will never be a burden when users are on the go. It is available in two gorgeous colors, which are Royal Blue and Quartz Grey. Its aluminum-alloy lid features the iconic ASUS spun-metal finish. When it comes to getting, things done, everyone agrees that bigger display are better, because they make multitasking easier and entertainment more immersive. The stunning 15.6-inch Full HD NanoEdge display has an ultra-narrow 7.52 mm bezel that allows it to fit into a svelte chassis which is much more compact than its rivals. To maximize viewing comfort, the NanoEdge display also has a matte anti-glare panel that reduces annoying reflections. The result is a laptop with an impressive 81% screen-to-body ratio that minimizes size while help maximizing productivity.
Its 15.6-inch anti-glare display has an ultra-wide 100% sRGB color gamut, which means it can display more accurate and more vivid colors than a standard display. It also uses wide-viewing-angle technology to ensure that contrast and color reproduction are not degraded at viewing angles up to 178° degrees, making it perfect for collaboration and screen sharing. At its heart is up to the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 16GB of high-speed DDR4 RAM and up to gaming-grade Nvidia GTX 950 graphics. It also features 512 GB of SSD storage for super-fast app loads and near-instant boot times. The ZenBook UX530 is the thinnest-ever ZenBook to feature gaming-grade discrete graphics. Work and entertainment profit from the powerful graphics of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950. Designed for non-stop, on-the-go lifestyles, the ZenBook UX530 offers the freedom of all-day battery life. A special 50 Wh lithium-polymer battery gives the ZenBook UX530 up to 9 hours of autonomy. Lithium-polymer batteries retain most of their original charge capacity even after hundreds of charge cycles. The ZenBook UX530 is equipped with the new, reversible USB Type-C port (USB-C), which offers an any-way-up design to make connecting devices as easy as possible. It also delivers data transfer speeds that are up to 10x faster than older USB 2.0 connections. Along with the USB-C port, there are one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a full-size HDMI port, and an SD Card slot.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture.
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i7-7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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).
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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