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Asus Zenbook Pro Series

Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VEProcessor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ, Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 2kg, 2.1kg, 2.29kg, 2.3kg
Price: 1600, 2000 euro
Average Score: 80.27% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 24 reviews)
: - %, performance: 84%, features: 75%, display: 80%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 84%

 

Asus UX501JW-FI177H

Specifications

Asus UX501JW-FI177HNotebook: Asus UX501JW-FI177H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
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: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501JW Review: Forget About the MacBook Pro
Source: Notebookreview.com English
At the end of the day the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501JW is one of the nicest premium Windows notebooks you’ll find in stores this year … but it isn’t perfect and we think it’s fair to look for perfection when you’re paying more than $1500 for a laptop. When other premium 15-inch systems like the Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro and the MSI PE60 Prestige offer similar performance for between $500 and $700 less we start to have trouble justifying the higher price of the ZenBook Pro even if this notebook has a nicer screen and more durable build quality. If 4K resolution and a premium fit and finish are things you must have in a 15-inch notebook then the UX501JW is an excellent choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
全面超越MBP不是事!华硕UX501游戏本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2015
ASUS обяви ZenBook Pro UX501
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Positive: Compact and stylish design; stunning IPS display; perfect combination of power and style; breathtaking battery life; premium connectivity and incredible sound.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2015

 

Asus UX501JW-DS71T

Specifications

Asus UX501JW-DS71TNotebook: Asus UX501JW-DS71T
Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.29kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 79.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

83% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
The Ultimate ZenBook? Sporting nearly identical specifications to the recently-reviewed G501JW, the UX501JW—with a 4K LCD display, discrete graphics, and quad-core CPU—targets an audience who may in fact be a better fit for its choices. Is this truly the ultimate ZenBook?
80% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501
Source: Laptop Mag English
From its breathtaking 4K display to its wonderful sound, the $1,499 Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 pairs premium features with strong performance that bests similarly priced machines such as the Dell Inspiron 15 7000. While I wish the UX501's battery lasted longer and its keyboard and trackpad were arranged differently, overall this notebook will more than deliver for creatives looking for an excellent display, with the power to drive it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 wants to beat the pants off the 15" Retina MacBook Pro and send the likes of the Razer Blade and MSI GS60 running away from its low price tag. It partially succeeds: you get a good-looking, solidly built machine with quad core chops and very respectable graphics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 review – pushing the boundaries of the industry
Source: Laptop Media English
The ASUS ZenBook UX501 is built with excellence with great choice of materials, design language and above everything else – it’s thin and light. Despite it’s fragile looks, the notebook is sturdy and houses really powerful components suitable for gaming. In addition, the touchpad and keyboard are just flawless without any issues at all. Though, the material used for the making of the interior could have been aluminum as well, because other high-end notebooks like the MacBook Pro have the desired premium feel of the all-aluminum body. At least this doesn’t affect the overall sturdiness of the chassis.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2015
80% ZenBook Pro UX501
Source: Digital Versus English
Asus' flagship ZenBook Pro UX501 has the latest Intel and Nvidia technology, as well as an SSD, a Full HD matte display and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 is an excellent 15" laptop, being both multifunctional and well-built. There are a few weak areas: the less-than-perfect screen calibration and the fairly short battery life—these two points seriously bring down its value-for-money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501
Source: Computer Shopper English
Overall, there's a whole lot to like about the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501. It offers a beautiful 3,840x2,160 touch display with extra-wide viewing angles. What's more, the system's case looks as good as its screen. And it's a remarkable bargain at $1,499, when you consider the much higher prices of the MacBook Pro and XPS 15—or, for that matter, the Razer Blade, with which the UX501 almost kept pace in our benchmarks despite the Blade's higher price and gamer orientation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 review
Source: Techradar English
If physical aesthetics and a 4K screen are your primary goals, and you're looking to keep costs down, the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 is an excellent bet. With a large SSD, this model can work well for content creators and consumers alike. But, beware the battery life: It's enough to get you through a few hours, but not enough for a laptop you're taking out for a whole day – or relying on at a conference, where outlets may be few and far between. This model's heavy weight is another detriment when it comes to portability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ноутбук Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Stylish slim design; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2015
Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 – С Претензией На Идеальность
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish appearance; excellent screen; good hardware. Negative: Poor autonomy; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2015
Ревю на ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 – разширяващ границите на индустрията
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design and excellent workmanship; slim and light chassis; thunderbolt port; flawless keyboard and touchpad; great sound; super fast M.2 PCIe x4 SSD. Negative: Poor battery life; the hinges are not tight enough.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2015

 

Asus UX501JW-CN209H

Beautiful, slim and professional looking; the Asus UX501JW-CN209H is a piece of art packed into a laptop. The first eye-catching feature is the elegantly designed spun-metal top cover that oozes class. The entire chassis is solid with smooth hinges and a brushed-metal finish and will surely endure the test of time. Depending on the selected option, the 15.6 inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio is either a Full HD, IPS UHD or IPS FHD panel. Users can adjust the device pricing based on their needs. At the heart of the Windows system is an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, up to 16 GB DDR3L RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 GPU with either 2 GB or 4 GB VRAM depending on the model. Storage options range from a 1 TB HDD to a 256 GB SSD. Other features on the Asus UX501JW-CN209H are Bluetooth 4.0, three USB 3.0 ports, a card reader, a Mini-DisplayPort, an HDMI out and even a Thunderbolt port depending on the variant. Audio quality is excellent with the built-in speakers tuned by Bang and Olufsen ICEpower. There are two battery options for the lapto; either a 4-cell or 6-cell Polymer battery.

Specifications

Asus UX501JW-CN209HNotebook: Asus UX501JW-CN209H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501
Source: Hot Hardware English
Despite our few complaints, the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 is a stylish all-around notebook capable of satisfying power users, working professionals, and casual to mid-core gamers. Its value at $1499 is re-enforced by a blazing fast SSD, a gorgeous 4K display, and design language that should appeal to even the most devout MacBook Pro fans.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2015
ASUS ROG G501 vs ZenBook Pro UX501 in-depth comparison – battle of the thin and light ‘beasts’
Source: Laptop Media English
Overall whichever device you choose you will not make a mistake. Weather you are a fan of the sleek light Zen design, or prefer the more aggressive black and red style of the G501, both devices offer great design, premium feel and sturdy build, thanks to the great materials used. The two also have great performance for both serious work and gaming and the cooling systems are good enough to take the heat off during the heavy work process or some hard battle on the virtual battlefield. If you want touchscreen capabilities and a slightly better sound quality you should go for the ZenBook Pro, while if you want to be sure you will be able to play the upcoming AAA game titles with no problem or you do video editing and require some extra video memory – the Republic of Gamers notebook is your choice.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2015
70% ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501J - Krachtige ultrabook met UHD
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test : Asus Zenbook Pro UX501, un PC portable parfait pour la maison
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501-FJ221H

The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 offers high-end specifications usually found in more expensive laptops. The 15.6 inch QHD display with a resolution of 3840 by 2160 pixels provides pin sharp, fine details in photos and videos to the tiniest text making it superb for office and multimedia work. However, there is no anti-glare treatment so reflections can be a problem even when it is at full brightness. Despite this the amazing resolution makes photo or video editing so much easier and even when web browsing, the smallest text is easily visible. Viewing angles are also very good, which makes watching movies in a group more enjoyable thanks to a wider sweet spot. There's a rubber lining along the edge of display, which seals off the keyboard area when the lid is closed. The hinge is sturdy and hides the exhaust vents, so, the hot air doesn't make it uncomfortable to use on the lap. An Intel i74720HQ quad core CPU with 16 GB of RAM provides desktop level performance. A 512 GB SSD with a transfer rate of 1400 MB/s ensures maximum responsiveness. Data transfers are not only fast, but also reliable and totally silent. The Zenbook Pro utilizes the next generation dual band 802.11ac WiFi with speeds of up to 867Mbits/s, which is three times as fast as the previous generation 802.11n. This model comes with a SD card reader, an HD web camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB 3.0 ports, 2 built-in speakers, and an array microphone.

Specifications

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501-FJ221HNotebook: Asus ZenBook Pro UX501-FJ221H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 turns out to be one of the better premium laptops in the market. It offers high-end specifications usually found in more expensive laptops, which makes it great value. The 4K display is stunning and is superb for office and multimedia work. The SSD also delivers some of the fastest read-write speeds we've come across. Then, there's the aluminium build, powerful internals and decent battery life on top of all of that. Having a 4K resolution on such a small screen results in a few niggles. Not all applications adhere to Window's scaling guidelines so you might be forced to use apps at 100-percent resolution, where menus and text can get unreadably small. The lower bezel of the display also tends to get very hot, even without gaming. This isn't something you'll notice with regular use but we hope it doesn't have an adverse effect in the long run. Finally, the screen is quite reflective which makes it difficult to use under sunlight or even indoors, with artificial lighting behind you. Even maxing out the brightness level doesn't fix this.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2015

 

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW-FI204H

Specifications

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW-FI204HNotebook: Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW-FI204H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 95% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

95% Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 – pięknie, wydajnie i komfortowo
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 95%

 

Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE

Specifications

Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VENotebook: Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550 Quick Review: Beauty Is A Beast
Source: Unbox English
Just like any other notebook, you can have the ZenBook Pro in a number of configurations, which include either a Core i5-7300HQ or Core i7-7700HQ processors, up to 16GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti discrete graphics and up to 1TB of PCIe x4 SSD storage. Pricing for the ZenBook Pro UX550 starts at $1,299 (Php 64.7K) and goes up as you put in better hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2017
Asus ZenBook Pro
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It's likely the price that will determine the success of the ZenBook Pro. If it can undercut its quad-core rivals, such as the Dell XPS 15, it stands a decent chance. Its physical design and keyboard may not be perfect, but for the right price, folk will be willing to accept some compromises.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2017
Hands on: Asus ZenBook Pro review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus ZenBook Pro looks very promising indeed. If this thin-and-light 15-inch laptop can really offer entry-level gaming laptop power with battery life that’s better than most Chromebooks, it’ll be a smash hit.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2017
Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen
Source: Pocket Lint English
Asus says it will start off at just over a £1,000, which, considering that this is a top-end device with some excellent capabilities, is an extremely competitive price. The Zenbook Pro is set to hit the streets in July, and we look forward to reviewing it between now and then.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2017
Asus' ZenBook Pro packs a powerful punch in a slim body
Source: CNet English
Watch out Razer, Asus is gunning for your Blade buyers -- and its new ultrabook, the ZenBook Pro UX550, might just be the machine to win them over.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2017

 

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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.These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook): 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.» 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.  

4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2.3 kg:

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


80.27%: 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, 2015-05-13 (Update: 2015-05-13)