Asus Zenbook U500VZ-CN032H
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zenbook U500VZ-CN032H
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
This is a beautiful and powerful laptop, but the main problem with the U500 is its price tag. At around £1,417, you're talking about a considerable premium over many other Windows 8 laptops, and it just doesn't justify the cost unless you really do need a powerful yet large portable. If you're just going to use it at home, there's no point in spending this kind of money; get a powerful desktop PC instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
With the Zenbook UX21, Asus showed the laptop world what you should expect from an ultrabook. The Asus Zenbook U500 packs a great, high definition screen and boasts excellent performance from within a sleek and sturdy chassis. Sadly, its lack of touchscreen means it's not the ideal machine for properly taking advantage of Windows 8, and it's extremely expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Zoom RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; metal case; IPS-panel display; high performance; good autonomy. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2013
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful performance; very high-quality screen and sound. Negative: Quickly scratched cover; noisy cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2013
Source: Zoom RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Aluminum unibody; connectivity; performance. Negative: Battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2012
Source: Dinside NO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
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