Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX580GE-E2005T
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX580GE-E2005T
Source: Putoinformatico ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; decent hardware; nice display; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2018
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: High performance; slim size; light weight; nice touchscreen; comfortable keyboard; excellent speakers; good cooling and silent system; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2018
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Model: Let's say you are someone who needs power for your daily tasks or in your office during the day and happen to be a gamer at night. You need something light to carry around and it has to be powerful. Till this day, this combination wasn't possible. Either you would get something above 2 kg with thick build or you would have to have 2 devices for separate usage. But with 8th generation Intel processors it becomes possible. Dell's XPS 15 and MSI's GS63 Stealth Thin laptops are already on the market with high-end components and just below 2 kg weight excluding the adaptors of course. The biggest innovation of this laptop is its touchpad. I am not sure if it is okay to call it a regular touchpad, because, well, it acts like another small monitor. How you use it will totally depend on your taste, but the possibilities are limitless.
Asus is trying to follow the trend with its Zenbook Pro 15 series. This laptops is equipped with a GTX 1050 Ti, a i7 8750H processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD. Can you game? For sure. Will you enjoy your experience? It depends.
Now being an Asus user myself (typing this words from an Asus Zenbook S UX391UA), I must say case quality or workmanship or however you want to call it, is top notch. Design-wise it can definitely compete with whatever is on the market. But if it is gaming that you want, should you go for such a slim device, 19 mm to be exact?
Why is being slim a bottleneck? Let me give you an example. Let's assume you are exercising in a small room. While you exercise, you will get hot and also make the air around you warmer. The more you perform, the room you are in will also become warmer. Over time you will sweat more. Now there are 2 factors. If the small room has a very good cooling set up, this may not be an issue. But the room is so small that you can not place something too powerful. This is the case with thin laptops. They get warm quickly. The fans go crazy, the base unit gets hotter and in the end you will reach a point where you can no longer push the hardware for more. That is why most of the slim devices only come with a GTX 1050 Ti and nothing higher.
I assume this kind of laptops target people who work with graphical designs mostly. Because for gaming you may reach its design limits too quickly. Don't keep it too long man, just tell me if I can game with this device, I hear you are asking. Yes, you can play. CS GO, Lol, Dota 2, Fifa all are playable. GTA 5 is no problem in mid settings. Fortnite, Pubg or something similar? Of course. If you are ready to hear the constant fan noise, why not. But is this the ideal solution? I don't know.
It is elegant, it is light and compact and comes with every current technology you need. I believe it will be a good companion in the office and going forward for light gaming. If you are just a casual gamer and looking for something light, don't miss it out. But price-wise, don't forget to check out Dell XPS 15 and MSI GS63 Stealth Thin series.
Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile: Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 965M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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).
87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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