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Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the price and design are overall positive. The portability and screen also get good reviews, but there are some critical 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 products in the same category the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the portability. There are some less positive opinions about the size and price.

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)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive. The portability and screen also get good reviews. Many are critical about the touchpad. There are some mixed views about the sound.

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)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the size and keyboard. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts 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

Mar, 2019

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 : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW review - sharper than a MacBook Pro?

 

The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW has a great 4K screen but its processing power could be better

If all you’re after is raw power, then the Chillblast Samurai is probably a better buy at this kind of price, but then you’re also settling for an off-the-shelf Clevo chassis rather than something a bit more elegant. There’s also the less expensive...

May, 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

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 : Josh Norem (pcworld.com)

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW review: Killer specs and pricing, offset by small flaws

 

In the world of premium 15-inch notebooks, the Zenbook Pro stands out by offering performance parts at a price that's unmatched by its competitors. Granted, there are a few trade-offs.

Great overall performance ; Incredible value ; Comfortable keyboard

Fit and finish issues ; Speakers are surprisingly weak ; Middling battery life

On paper, the Zenbook Pro is an incredible deal. It features some extremely high-end parts, yet is amazingly affordable compared to its competitors.

Aug, 2016

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 : 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 : 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

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

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW

 

Old stock sold for same price as new model but half the specs OLD SSD 256GB NEW 512 GB MEMORY OLD 8GB NEW 12 -16GB ACCORDING TO COMPANY

Touch Screen did not work Keyboard did not light up

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

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:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Grey / Aluminium, Grey, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel / Metallic / Metallic, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product colour:Aluminium, Grey / Aluminium, Grey, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel / Metallic, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
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 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
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 maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 24 / 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 (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:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,100,10000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / 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 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

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

Other features

Audio system:SonicMaster Premium

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
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: Yes
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
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM87 / Intel® HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
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 rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
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: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / I7-6700HQ
Processor code:SR2FQ
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:N / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS Duo, SD, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDXC / MMC,SD / MMC,SD,SDXC / SD / SD, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
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
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:25.5 / 255
Height :2.06 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 21.3
Height (front):2.06
Height (rear):2.13
Weight:2.05 / 2.06 / 2.1 / 2.27
Width:38.3 / 38.5 / 383