ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501 released – The ultimate 2015 MBP rival
ASUS released their latest high-end ultrabook, the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501. This powerful ultrabook is a sexy hunk of aluminium only 2.67 cm thin and weighs only 2.26kg. It looks very sleek with the slim design.
A stunning 15.6 inches IPS screen at 4K resolution greets the user, and looking under the hood, the ultrabook is also equipped with desktop-level graphics card, a Nvidia GTX 960M 2GB, to push pixels to the awesome screen. Graphics processors of this range are extremely rare in the ultrabook market and it’s nice to see a change for once. It would be interesting to find out how ASUS keeps such a powerful beast cool in such a slim body.
The processor is Intel i7-4720HQ clocked at 2.6GHz with up to 3.6GHz Turbo. Once again ASUS has used a component which is very uncommon in ultrabook confgurations. Most ultrabooks are powered by measly low voltage chips, but this is a full quad core with HyperThreading running at 2.6GHz. Heck it’s even faster than certain gaming laptops. Up to 16GB DDR3 RAM is also configurable along with a 512GB PCIe-based SSD which ASUS claims will reach write speeds of up to 1400Mbs.
The battery life time can run up to 6 hours according to ASUS. That’s truly amazing considering the high performance hardware configuration inside. Thunderbolt 2.0 port also provides an interface for high-speed connections for display devices, external storage, and other peripherals.
With pricing ranging from from 1799USD to 1999USD, let us compare it with the new MacBook Pro 2.9Ghz.
This amazing Ultrabook is available to be purchase in US starting today. For more detail about the notebook please have a look here.
What do you think? Would you get a Macbook Pro or a Zenbook Pro?