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ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VD. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are overall positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VD

 

Decent on all fronts – this ZenBook is sure to please. Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VD.

Kaby Lake smarts ; Dedicated graphics ; Capable display

Lacks desirability

The ZenBook Pro boasts premium performance, strong usability and a well-designed display – all for a typically steep asking price.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (kitguru.net)

ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550VD) Ultrabook Review

 

ASUS is well known for producing quality laptops, especially with its ZenBook line. While I did look The ZenBook Pro – a premium Ultrabook from ASUS. Worth £1300?

Very slim and light.

Trackpad is a bit spongy.

Despite a couple of minor flaws, the ASUS ZenBook Pro is a very appealing Ultrabook. It is fast, light and boasts a wonderful screen, making it a very good buy in its price bracket.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VD (i7, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

 

Elegant multimedia Laptop. The new Asus ZenBook Pro UX550 is a high-end multimedia notebook. You get powerful components in a great chassis, but the cooling solution struggles with the heat development of the components. Update: Second test sample,...

good aluminum case ; bright & matte IPS display ; very good speakers ; modern ports ; good system performance ; decent battery runtime ; notebook sleeve included

reduced CPU performance with simultaneous GPU load (like gaming) ; slight coil whining and electronic sounds from the PCIe-SSD ; fan control could be better ; really bad webcam (VGA)

Our general impression of the new ZenBook Pro UX550 is good. There is no doubt that Asus offers an appealing multimedia laptop with a nice case, decent display, good stamina and powerful components. The raw CPU performance is very good and Asus can...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:4
Number of microphones:1
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):50 / 73
Battery life (max):14 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:10
Number of battery cells:3 / 8
Quick Charge:Y
Quick charge time (50%):49

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.5

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Colour name:Royal Blue
Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Black, Blue / Blue
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel density:282
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Touch Bar:N
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
MIMO:Y
MIMO type:Multi User MIMO
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2

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 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.50 / 2.70 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-7300HQ / i7-7500U / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451 / 97185 / 97456
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Palm vein scanner:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Bundled software:ASUS Splendid, ASUS Eye Care, ASUS Tru2life Video, ASUS AudioWizard
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:Microsoft Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC,SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:512
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:246 / 251
Height :16.9 / 18.9
Height (front):1.55
Height (rear):1.89
Weight:1.63 / 1.8
Width:360.2 / 365