• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 1.80 kg (4 lbs)

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VE - Specs

CPU Performance #6
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 4.4%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 7.4%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-6920HQ 1.7%
GPU Performance #22
  • NVIDIA Quadro M5000M (8GB GDDR5) 2.9%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M5500 (8GB GDDR5) 3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3GB GDDR5) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M4000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.6%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Innolux N156HCE-EN1
Color accuracy 5.2 -> 1.5
HDD/SSD
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
73Wh
Dimensions
365 x 251 x 19 mm (14.37" x 9.88" x 0.75")
Weight
1.80 kg (4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader microSD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera VGA
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Array microphone
  • Speakers Quad speakers (3W each)
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name Innolux N156HCE-EN1
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 337 cd/m2
sRGB 92%
PWM frequency 25000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1200:1
dE Color Checker 5.2 1.5
PWM Rating 7.5: (acceptable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VE in-depth review

With the latest generation of CPUs and GPUs from Intel and NVIDIA on the mobile front, OEMs started a race - who will build the fastest, yet the thinnest and most portable notebook. We've seen some great design and performance from the latest generation of Apple's MacBook Pro 15 and Dell's XPS 15. But what if you get roughly the same specs and performance and put it on a much more affordable package? That's exactly what ASUS has managed to achieve with its latest ZenBook Pro UX550VE - a succ[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Generally good build quality
  • Light and portable for a 15-inch device
  • Good input devices
  • Excellent IPS display
  • No PWM above 85 cd/m2 (29%) brightness
  • Outstanding battery life
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 connectors
  • Relatively affordable compared to some of its rivals

Cons

  • Poor cooling solution
  • Cooling fans run even when the laptop is idle and during normal office work
  • No availble RAM slots (only soldered memory)
  • There's a noticeable flex on the interior
  • There are no configurations with 2.5-inch HDD/SSD slots

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7700HQ

$4999.00+150%
price
8.62+5.3%
performance
$3495.06+75%
8.18-0.1%
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$4999.00+150%
price
795+6.9%
performance
$3495.06+75%
746+0.3%
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$4999.00+150%
price
performance
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$4999.00+150%
price
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)

$3349.96+68%
price
63925-24.3%
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Cloud Gate (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$3349.96+68%
price
9164+14.8%
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$3349.96+68%
price
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$3349.96+68%
price
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Gameplay recordings with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)

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