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ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501 released – The ultimate 2015 MBP rival

by Muhammad FirdausApril 29, 2015
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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.

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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.

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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.

HryvW2QciKbrdcHo_setting_fff_1_90_end_1000The 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.

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With pricing ranging from from 1799USD to 1999USD, let us compare it with the new MacBook Pro 2.9Ghz.

 

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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?

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Muhammad Firdaus
I love technology, so I love AMD.

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