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Asus ZenBook Pro UX501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Asus ZenBook Pro UX501. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the keyboard and usability, while there are mixed comments on the touchpad and screen.

design, performance, durability, portability, price

battery, usability, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Review


Strong performance; Ultrafast hard drive; Vivid 4K display; Beautiful design; Wonderful audio ; Below-average battery life; Keyboard and touchpad layout may frustrate ; The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J offers a 4K display, great performance and excellent...

Below-average battery life; Keyboard and touchpad layout may frustrate ; The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J offers a 4K display, great performance and excellent audio in an attractive package.

The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J offers a 4K display, great performance and excellent audio in an attractive package.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501


What if you could have a sexy Asus ZenBook with all the usual perks: a slim design, metal casing, very portable and a price tag that makes other manufacturers nervous plus great gaming chops. Add a 4K display and a 15.6" display rather than the usual...

Relatively low price for a metal-clad quad core 15" Ultrabook with high end specs

Battery life isn't great for this category of laptops, 4K display can be challenging, color accuracy not great, which hurts pro apps use

The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 wants to beat the pants off the 15" Retina MacBook Pro and send the likes of the Razer Blade and MSI GS60 running away from its low price tag. It partially succeeds: you get a good-looking, solidly built machine with quad...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 – impressions and review


The Zenbook UX501 gets the looks, the build quality, the hardware and especially the price to match (and outmatch) many of its rivals. It's only an incremental update of last year's NX500 though and while the more capable processor and graphics are...

great design and build quality; fast hardware; decent trackpad; large battery; excellent price

color-inaccurate and extremely glossy display; the keyboard and the speakers are a downgrade over the previous generation

This wasn’t an actual review, so I’m not going to draw the line on this laptop before actually getting to see how the final models perform and what they’ll offer in terms of battery life and thermals.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : K.T. Bradford (

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Review: Just Ignore The Word "Pro"


You want a laptop that looks nice. Asus understands that. That's why the company has tried so hard to build a better MacBook. The ZenBook line has given birth to many beautiful, powerful, desirable machines that offer PC people a chance to preen—even...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 review: Plenty of pros with some amateur lows


First things first: forget the "Pro" bit. The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 isn't some stuffy laptop meant to display dreary Excel spreadsheets in glass-walled meeting rooms for people in suits. Asus has updated the ZenBook UX501 for 2016 with a USB-C port...

Powerful performance, up-to-date hardware, sharp screen

Reflective screen construction, mediocre battery life, impressive speakers, high-pitch CPU fan

Asus has updated the ZenBook UX501 for 2016 with a USB-C port and Intel's Skylake CPUs, getting you as up-to-date as you could hope while keeping the fancy aluminium construction of last year's original version.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 review


An affordable, impressive but flawed 4K laptop

Bright, vibrant UHD display ; Capacious, highly responsive storage ; Stylish design

Feels heavy, at 5 pounds ; Mediocre battery life ; Unimpressive audio output

The stylish, 4K Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 has a design aesthetic and performance that rivals the Apple MacBook Pro for far less scratch. Just beware mediocre battery life, hefty disposition and some shoddy speakers.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Nimish Sawant (

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 review: An elegant desktop replacement, but comes at a premium - Tech2


Asus' ZenBook series is a relatively new line of laptops addressed at the more discerning buyers. Asus had released the Intel Core M sporting thin ZenBook UX305 last year and it has followed it up with the ZenBook Pro this year. So will this be the...

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J is a high end laptop targeted primarily at multimedia and business users. It has top of the line specifications which ensures that the laptop is capable of handling all the tasks you throw at it. The storage in the form of 512GB...

Jan, 2016

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The Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 has the looks, the specifications and the price tag of a market leading laptop. But it takes more than presentation and performance to wow our testers - Best Buy models also have to be comfortable to use, and have superb...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : James Pikover (

Asus ZenBook Pro: Despite 4K display, it's not a MacBook Pro killer [REVIEW]


The Asus ZenBook Pro's mighty performance isn't as mighty as it is on paper.

Stunning 15.6-inch 4K display ; Sturdy and premium design

Underpowered performance despite powerful components ; Terrible trackpad ; Meh speakers ; Tons of pre-installed crapware ; One heavy laptop

For the price, you could buy an ultrabook and a boat anchor and have the same effect.

Aug, 2015

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Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Review


Crisp UHD display Excellent SSD performance Aluminium body Decent battery life Good multimedia performance

Lower bezel of the display heats up A bit heavy App scaling doesn't always work Screen is very reflective

The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 turns out to be one of the better premium laptops in the market. It offers high-end specifications usually found in more expensive laptops, which makes it great value. The 4K display is stunning and is superb for office and...

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