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Asus Zenbook UX51VZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews of Asus Zenbook UX51VZ. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and portability. The usability and design are also appreciated. Many are negative about the energy efficiency, while there are some mixed opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus Zenbook UX51VZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Asus Zenbook UX51VZ from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the usability and image quality. The design and portability also get good feedback.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS UX51Vz-DH71 15.6-Inch LaptopASUS UX51Vz-DH71 15.6-Inch Laptop

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Sarah Silbert (

ASUS Zenbook Prime review (UX51Vz): a blazing 15-inch Ultrabook with a lofty price


Windows 8 has ushered in an era of category-defying devices, with hybrid machines that bend, flip around, lie flat and otherwise contort flooding the

1080p IPS display offers good viewing angles ; Sleek design, comfortable keyboard ; Excellent performance

Underwhelming battery life ; Expensive

The Zenbook Prime UX51Vz is easily the most powerful Ultrabook available, but underwhelming battery life -- and a sky-high price tag -- temper our enthusiasm somewhat.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Asus Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71 review


It seems like there just aren't a lot of options when it comes to premium larger-screen Windows 8 laptops. And those that we do see, like the Acer Aspire S7 and HP Spectre TouchSmart XT , typically don't have discrete graphics.

Cased in aluminum, the Asus Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71 is an impressive-looking laptop with an excellent 15-inch screen, a strong combo of components, and prime performance.

A premium price to match its high-end design and components; no touch screen to take full advantage of the Windows 8 interface.

The Asus Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71 is a nice fit for anyone looking for premium looks and performance in a Windows 8 laptop who is willing to pay for it.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Asus ZenBook UX51Vz-DH71


The Asus ZenBook UX51Vz-DH71 is a high-end ultraportable for power users like multimedia mavens and part-time gamers.

1080p IPS screen. Quad-core i7 processor. Nvidia GT 650M graphics. Twin SSDs in a RAID array. Subwoofer. Good sound for a laptop. Additional damage and screen warranty protections.

Mini-VGA, not Mini-DisplayPort. No touch screen. Middling battery life.

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Jan, 2013

Expert review by (

ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz (2013)


With its new Zenbook UX51Vz-XB71, ASUS continues to take aim at the MacBook Pro throne. This sleek 15-inch notebook now has a Retina-like 2880 x 1620-pixel display, delivering crisp and bright images. However, the UX51Vz is more than a pretty face,...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz (2013) Review


The ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz offers a high-resolution display and strong performance in a thin design, but it doesn't come cheap.

Crisp and colorful Retina-like display; Blazing fast SSDs; Strong performance and graphics; Comfortable typing experience

Windows 8 not optimized for high-res screens; Below-average battery life; Expensive; Runs hot

The ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz offers a high-resolution display and strong performance in a thin design, but it doesn't come cheap.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Jarred Walton (

ASUS Zenbook UX51VZ: Great Laptop, High Price


I have quite a few laptops that have been languishing in a non-fully-reviewed state for a while. The New Year has been a bit crazy, and in the midst of trying to update the benchmark suite and some other items, the time for a full review is long since...

I really like the UX51VZ, but there have been a few flies in the ointment. One is that WiFi connectivity is intermittent—there’s a workaround that involves disabling Bluetooth support, but while I can live with that it’s not ideal for many people....

Apr, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : David Eitelbach (

ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71


The ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz delivers strong graphics performance and a full HD screen in a sleek design, making it an excellent 15-inch Windows 8 Ultrabook.

Attractive brushed aluminum design; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad; Excellent audio; Full HD display with wide viewing angles; Good graphics performance; Long battery life

Expensive; Gets hot when playing games

Click to EnlargeWith a quad-core Core i7 processor, blazing-fast SSDs and a powerful Nvidia GPU, the $1,949 ASUS Zenbook UX51V packs a ton of power into a slim and portable frame. While we wished the 15-inch screen supported touch, we appreciate the...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Wall (

Asus ZenBook UX51VZ-XB71 Review


The revamped Asus ZenBook looks to compete with Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display adding a 2880 x 1600 15-inch display to its already impressive offering.

Solid Design ; Beautiful Display ; Strong Performance ; Long-Lasting Battery

Expensive ; Heat-Up Easily ; No Fourth-Gen Processor ; No Touch Screen ; The Asus ZenBook offers a sleek and durable design with strong performance and incredible display, but all those features come at a steep cost.

The Asus ZenBook offers a sleek and durable design with strong performance and incredible display, but all those features come at a steep cost.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Till Schönborn (

Review Asus Zenbook UX51VZ (U500VZ) Notebook


Zen Master. Upscale looks, slim build, and extremely powerful: un

premium aluminum chassis; non-glare IPS display; very high overall performance; good gaming performance; outstanding input devices; powerful 2.1 sound system; very good port selection

high price; too noisy during idle; limited upgradabillity; no DisplayPort

The main competitor is without a question the even higher-quality (if by a slim margin), but much more expensive Apple MacBook Pro 15 Retina. Depending on the usage scenario, other notebooks might also be candidates: the Dell XPS 15, Sony Vaio...

Nov, 2012

Best of Year

Expert review by : Josh Fields (

Asus Zenbook UX51VZ-XB71 Review


Ultra performance, ultra looks, ultra price—Asus' latest does it all.

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen


Battery Capacity:70
Battery capacity (Watt hours):70
Battery life (max):7
Battery performance:4750
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:8


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720


Color of product:Black, Metallic / Metallic, Silver / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15 / 15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2880 x 1620
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 50 - 60
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x DIMM / 1x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:SonicMaster
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Diagonal (metric):15.6
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 50 - 60
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64901 / 71458
Processor code:SR0MR
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Fingerprint reader: No


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):0.236 / 6
Height (rear):0.776 / 0.787 / 1
Weight:4 / 4.54 / 4.85