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Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the touchpad and sound.

performance, screen, portability, design, price

sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the reliability and screen are generally positive. The usability and design are also appreciated. The size and price get critical opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

performance, design, usability, screen, reliability

durability, sound, price, size

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-DS71T-HID8 i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz 2GB GTX 960M 15.6" 4K IPS Touchscreen (1TB SATA SSD / 24GB RAM / Windows 10 Pro)Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-DS71T-HID8 i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz 2GB GTX 960M 15.6" 4K IPS Touchscreen (1TB SATA SSD / 24GB RAM / Windows 10 Pro)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the sound. There are some negative views about the touchpad.

performance, screen, portability, usability, design

touchpad

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T 15.6-Inch UHD Touchscreen Laptop (Core i7-6700HQ, 16 GB DDR4, 512 GB Gen 3 PCIe x4 SSD, Nvidia GTX960M GPU)ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T 15.6-Inch UHD Touchscreen Laptop (Core i7-6700HQ, 16 GB DDR4, 512 GB Gen 3 PCIe x4 SSD, Nvidia GTX960M GPU)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the size and keyboard. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the price.

usability, portability, performance, keyboard, size

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus ZenBook UX501VW-DS71T 15.6-Inch LaptopAsus ZenBook UX501VW-DS71T 15.6-Inch Laptop

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Notebook Review

 

Skylake all-rounder. The popular UX501 series gets Skylake, DDR4, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 2.0, and a few other minor changes. Is this a vast improvement over last year's Haswell model?

fast display response times; No PWM, higher contrast, balanced multimedia, word processing, and gaming performance, idling fans under low loads, DDR4, USB Type-C w/ Thunderbolt 3, NVMe SSD, long battery life, wide color gamut, thin and sleek design

no substantial CPU performance boost from previous generation, dimmer display brightness; minor backlight bleeding, no auxiliary or Macro keys, higher battery capacity at the cost of secondary storage, mDP port removed, pricey

Aside from specification differences (Skylake, DDR4, USB Type-C, NVMe, etc.) between the UX501VW and UX501JW, the latest revision brings longer battery life and even a few updates to the display with higher contrast and deeper colors. Maximum...

Expert review by: Ben Radding (pcmag.com)

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-DS71T

 

The Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-DS71T is an excellent desktop-replacement laptop with a fast SSD and strong performance, and it costs less than much of the competition.

Sleek design. Long battery life. Strong productivity performance. Fast PCIe SSD. Vivid 4K screen. USB-C with Thunderbolt port.

Heavy. Lots of bloatware.

Conclusions The Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-DS71T is a high-end desktop replacement with a crisp 4K screen, plenty of networking options, best-in-class battery life, and strong performance. It doesn't stand out like last year's model did at the time, in...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW review

 

Crushing performance at a fair price comes with a few catches in Asus' UX501.

There’s a lot to like about the Asus Zenbook UX501VW-DS71T. The laptop is a real bruiser, meeting the competition toe-to-toe and coming out the winner as often as not, despite a price tag that’s hundreds less than similar competitors from Apple and...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (laptopmag.com)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Review

 

Whether you're a future architect working on the next Fallingwater or a budding director trying to cut the next Citizen Kane, sometimes you just need more PC than what the traditional mainstream laptop has to offer. But that doesn't mean you need to...

Attractive all-metal chassis; Impressive battery life; Great value; Very good Nvidia graphics performance; Colorful 15.6-inch UHD touch screen; USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3

Slightly heavier than competing machines; Superglossy screen; No configuration options

Asus' ZenBook Pro offers top-tier performance and design at a fraction of the price of other pro-level 15-inch laptops from Apple and Dell.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T Review and Ratings

 

Asus' 15.6-inch desktop replacement delivers plenty of bang for the buck. Apple MacBook Pro and Dell XPS 15 shoppers should take note.

Outstanding battery life ; Vivid 4K touch screen ; Affordable price

Some keyboard quirks ; Large AC adapter

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501VW Review – 15.6″ 4K Touch Laptop (UX501VW-DS71)

 

Excellent CPU, GPU and RAM specs ; Lightning fast SSD hard drive performance ; Superb display sharpness ; Fantastic battery power ; Great overall performance and cooling ; Nice design ; Decent price

Terrible display glare ; Weak contrast level ; Color accuracy could have been better ; One more HDMI port would have been nice

The bottom line for the ZenBook Pro UX501VW from Asus is that, while you could definitely get your hands on a superior display performer like Acer’s Aspire V15 Ntiro Black Edition , the ZenBook is a great piece of PC technology in terms of internal...

Apr, 2016

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Expert review by: TopTenREVIEWS (toptenreviews.com_old)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 VW-DS71T Review

 

The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 has a mix of high-end components and advanced features, from its Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia graphics card to its 4K touchscreen display and Thunderbolt 3 support. Combine all that capability with a premium all-metal...

Great performance and a sleek design make this one of the best laptop computers on the market.

The all-metal design is sturdy, but heavy.

The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 offers a potent mix of capability and advanced features, with powerful components, an impressive 4K touchscreen display and Thunderbolt 3 support.

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW

 

The ZenBook UX501VW is a high-end Windows laptop for those who are after power, battery life and an impressive screen, alongside a slim and stylish chassis. Its chief rivals are the 15in MacBook Pro and the latest Dell XPS 15.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (v3.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW review

 

The ZenBook Pro UX501VW is a high-end desktop replacement that's not short on power, delivers a crisp 4K display and has enduring battery life.

Powerful Intel Skylake processor, 4K screen, GeForce GTX 960M, long life, good design, competitive price

Bulky, heavy on bloatware, dim display

Consumer review by: LAWRENCE T. (newegg.com)

Rolled the dice and got one, defective

 

Was a little concerned about buying on of these, but really was hoping for a good one. So many reports of bad computers, I rolled the dice on a good deal. Not such a good deal after all. Got that bad screen, packed it right back up and sent for RMA....

Don't know yet

Defective screen, nice big white dot just about center screen. changed a couple of screens, still there :( Didn't even bother to go any further with a brand new item, sending back.

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B&O PLAY / SonicMaster Premium
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:60 / 96
Battery capacity (Watt hours):60 / 96
Battery life (max):6
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2

Certificates

Certification:UL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK/NZ A-Tick, CCC, CB / UL, TUV, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, CB, Energy star, RoHS, JATE / UL, TUV, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, CB, JATE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Grey / Aluminium, Grey, Silver / Grey, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel / Metallic / Metallic, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.3 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
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:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 24
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 24
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,100,10000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:SonicMaster Premium

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: 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
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.3 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM87
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I7-6700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.5
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967
Processor code:SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS Duo, SD, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDXC / SD, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / SATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height:0.811 / 0.839
Height (front):0.811
Height (rear):0.839
Weight:4.52 / 4.54 / 4.63 / 5
Width:15.1