ASUS ZenBook UX501JW-DS71T 15.6 inch Touchscreen Laptop Review

ASUS ZenBook UX501JW-DS71T 15.6 inch Touchscreen Laptop Review

15.6" ASUS ZenBook UX501JW-DS71T
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ASUS ZenBook UX501JW-DS71T is a powerful gaming laptop with a 15.6 inch 4K UHD resolution touch display, Haswell Intel i7 processor with a Passmark benchmark score of 8273 at the time of this review for the best possible overall performance, very large Solid State Drive and memory and the NVIDIA GTX960M graphics card for mid-range graphics performance- great multimedia editing and some gaming performance- the latest titles can be played but at lower settings and resolutions.

ASUS ZenBook comes with the quad core Intel i7-4720HQ processor (6MB L3 cache) at 2.6GHz to 3.6GHz speeds with turbo boost and hyper threading for four cores to handle eight threads in parallel to deal with even the extremely demanding tasks, 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz for super multitasking, 512 GB PCIe x4 Solid-State Drive with both great speed and storage capacity for super fast boot-ups in just seconds and overall great performance plus 16GB Asus WebStorage account for a year and Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system that will be replaced by the newer Windows 10 as it is coming out with two releases over Summer and Autumn of 2015.

Glossy finish 15.6 inch 4K UHD IPS Asus VisualMaster 10-point touch display with 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution (four times the resolution of Full HD with 282 pixels in every inch) and 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio offers clear and sharp images and vivid colours with 74% Adobe RGB, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGBcolor reproduction and with high fidelity actuators in glass display for twice the resolution than regular touch display and large viewing angles. Graphics card is the NVIDIA GTX960M with 2G GDDR5 dedicated memory for great video and photo editing and OK gaming performance (older titles at very high resolutions and newer very demanding titles at low to medium resolution) and the integrated Intel HD graphics 4600 that is about 60 percent faster than the standard Intel HD 4000. You’ll hear clear and loud amazing surround sound through the high quality stereo speakers with enhanced features for full-frequency sound with enhanced bass and award winning Asus SonicMaster premium sound and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower amplifier and AudioWizard with five presets.

ASUS ZenBook UX501JW-DS71T 15.6 inch Touchscreen Laptop Review
Classy and beautiful silver Asus UX501JW with spun metal pattern and Signature Zenbook aluminium design weighs 5 pounds and has the measurements of 10 x 15.10 x 0.80 inches offering portability with light weight despite having a very functional touch display. Silver keyboard on the silver frame looks great and is very comfortable to type on, has a numeric keypad on the side as well as a touchpad. It has a 6-cell lithium polymer battery and although we don’t have info on battery life our guess would be around 5 to 6 hours on average use. Connectivity options include the 3 times faster and wider coverage 802.11ac wireless for the best possible WiFi connection especially when you’re working on more intensive tasks, Bluetooth 4.0, 3 x USB 3.0 ports with 5GB per sec transfers and you can comfortably charge your mobile device when the computer is off, Thunderbolt 2.0 for up to 20Gbps transfer speed with two bi-directional channels, SD / MMC Card Reader, 1 x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack, an HDMI output, 1.2 MP HD Camera for great Skype chats with friends and family.

Conclusion: The name ZenBook comes from being inspired by Zen meaning minimal, simplistic and calm to help avoid distraction and solid inside with desktop-like specs, performance and power, high grade internal components and beautiful exterior so it combines the internal strength with external beauty very well with also the integrated passive and active cooling. is the perfect computer to have for multimedia editing or anything related to design, 10-point touch control enables smart gesture navigation of Windows 8.1 apps and functions and with the IPS panel amazing colors and contrast will not be affected at viewing angles up to 178 degrees. You will experience more than 8 million pixels on screen thanks to the superior 4K Ultra HD resolution screen and the graphics tasks will switch between the built-in Intel HD graphics and NVIDIA GTX960M depending on the hardship of the tasks at hand and when energy efficiency is needed. Memory is already very large at 16GB and will be a lot more than adequate for most customers’ needs but if you are a very advanced user and want to be comfy with the multitasking of super complex software and apps then you can upgrade it up to 32GB. You will find a mini-DisplayPort to VGA cable, a USB to RJ-45 cable and a carrying bag according to Asus website and is offered with 1 year accidental damage protection with 30 day Zero Bright Dot guarantee to be protected against spills, drops and electrical surges as well as great 24 hours 7 days a week tech support.

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