NTAK’s Hardware Review: The ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501
Forum » Community » General Discussion
Joined: 25th Jun 2016
Rank: Member
Likes 45
31st Jul 2016

If you’re in the market for a thin, light, fast and very powerful laptop that also has a 4K/UHD  touch display (sorry Apple fans), then I can highly recommend the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW.

I’ve owned mine since December 2015 and have been extremely impressed with it. Thanks to the Samsung SM951-NVMe M.2 which can read at up to 2150MB’s and write up to 1500MB’s, the system boots in about 1 second or less.

The laptop comes with Windows 10 home (upgraded 10 Pro) and 16GB’s of memory (upgraded to 24GB’s). While this laptop wasn’t designed for gaming, but thanks to the GeForce GTX 960M it can... just not at 4K.

Since I work with technology field, I use mine as a virtual (VMware) lab environment. My only minor complaints are, if bump the surface that the laptop is sitting on, there is a little wobble in the display and Windows 10 Display Scaling on the high-DPI display.

Below are the basic systems specifications:

Processor:       Intel Skylake Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz, (quad core and hyper-threaded)
Mainboard       Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Graphics:         NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2G GDDR5 VRAM
Memory:          16 GB’s of DDR4-2132, 1063.8 MHz, Dual-Channel (8 GB integrated and 1x DIMM socket) Can be upgraded to 24GB’s
Display:         15.6'' 16:9 IPS UHD (3840 x 2160), 10-point capacitive, glossy IPS
Storage:         Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e, 512 GB
Networking:      Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 ac, Built-in Bluetooth V4.0, 10/100 Base T
Interface’s:     3 USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.1 Type C port, 1 x Thunderbolt port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
Dimensions: 15.07 x 10.04 x 0.81 ~0.84 inch (WxDxH)
Weight: 5 pounds
Battery Life: About 7 hours
Price: $1499.99 (Amazon)

Below are some resource URLs to review if you’re interested:

http://www.asus.com/us/No ... ZenBook-Pro-UX501VW/

http://www.notebookcheck. ... Review.158762.0.html

https://www.amazon.com/Ze ... +zenbook+pro+ux501vw

Please let me know if anyone has any questions...
Like (2)


I suffer from a Empathy Deficiency Disorder, and I don't think I care.

Last Edit: 2nd Aug 2016 by NTAK
Joined: 12th Dec 2015
Rank: BF Admins
Likes 101
1st Aug 2016

Asus makes great products for the most part, glad to see you enjoy this notebook!

Good review!


______________________
Super Admin | Tech Support
______________________
pm me with any questions!

Joined: 21st Jan 2016
Rank: BF Admins
Likes 915
2nd Aug 2016

I wish I had $1.5K. Thanks for your review!


Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

Forum » Community » General Discussion
Please login or register to reply.
Top Tier Donors
BF Gold (4)
BF Platinum (3)
Events
« Sep 2017 »
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
 
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
 
Chat Box
Angry_Cuban13 7:04 AM
I saw the video, that's me everytime I fly
superhanssolo 19th Sep
in defence the of ruskies, this happened during military "war games", all they need to do is !f ?
Musket 19th Sep
First Ghost War PvP Open Beta, next week COD:WW2 Open Beta pc
Motorcharge 19th Sep
we can remove dragon valley for fucking ever or at least takes it off of like every other map vote
NTAK 19th Sep
Looks like the end is near: http://www.foxnews.com/sc ... theorists-claim.html
Musket 19th Sep
https://ghost-recon.ubiso ... s/ghostwar/beta.aspx Ghost Recon: Wildlands finally starts the PVP mode called Ghost War, its Open Beta for everyone in 2 days, you can preload it already www.migaming.us/290608/topic/ghost-recon-wildlandspvp-open-beta-21st-september-ajj
superhanssolo 19th Sep
he's a man flasher!
Motorcharge 18th Sep
It's not the first time that dude has done that. He'll also find people who use mortars and switch to Support so he can constantly throw flashbangs at them so they can't use them.
TwinGunsLLP 18th Sep
Nice, thank you sir!!
Angry_Cuban13 18th Sep
He has been taken care of
TwinGunsLLP 18th Sep
Chilidog saw it too.
TwinGunsLLP 18th Sep
Definitely agree about the player report concerning "fckingsuch1". The guy was a total clown, tking and griefing in base. Lasted for several rounds as well, thanks.
obeytheboss 16th Sep
i had around 3 coins, sold them when they were around 42xx somehting
TwinGunsLLP 15th Sep
True true, a bit of a rally today. I mean none of us who got in "early" can complain though, it's still been a great investment. Unless you bought over $3500 you're not a bag holder. Time will tell, good luck all!
PrOpR1oCePtIoN 15th Sep
Should have sold coins a while ago. They had been talking about it for a while. And with N. Korea hacking specifically to steal bit coins, more fallout likely to come.
Bizzle239 15th Sep
@TwinGunsLLP, hurts don't it!??
thekid 15th Sep
is ther an admin on rn?
superhanssolo 14th Sep
oh, wait..
superhanssolo 14th Sep
smoke all cubans!
Online Members
elcorbu
Online now

Sweak22
Online now

MsCandyKiller
34 minutes ago

Bizzle239
46 minutes ago
Online Guests: 10