We found ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 in a Czech store two days ago. At first glance, it looks like an ROG G501 except for the highlights (the ROG series comes in a red-black color combo). Actually, they are almost the same as you can see below. At the moment we’ve found one ROG G501 model in a Bulgarian store and one ZenBook Pro UX501 in a Czech store. The differences between them are the multi-touch screen and the 512 GB SSD, which UX501 offers (we aren’t sure that ASUS won’t come up with HDD-based UX501 configurations, but at this point, we’ve found the model with PCI-e SSD only). This, of course, affects the price.
The price of ROG G501 is 1226 euro, while the ZenBook Pro UX501 costs 1824 euro. In other words, there is a difference of about 600 euro, which is too much. The 512 GB SSD is definitely a pro and the screen also has a multi-touch functionality, but that shouldn’t be a reason for such a high price. The 600 EUR difference makes UX501 more elegant and high-class looking, but a very expensive choice.
ASUS ROG G501
ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4720HQ (4 cores, 2.60 – 3.60 Ghz, 6MB cache)||Intel Core i7-4720HQ (4 cores, 2.60 – 3.60 Ghz, 6MB cache)|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)|
|RAM||up to 16GB DDR3, 1600Mhz||up to 16GB DDR3, 1600Mhz|
|Storage||1TB SATA HDD (5400 rpm);
PCI-e x4 M.2
|512GB PCI Express (PCIe) x4 SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch (39.62 cm.) – 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), IPS matte (141 PPI)||15.6-inch (39.62 cm.) – 3840×2160 pixels (4К UHD), multi-touch IPS (282 PPI)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery||60WHrs / 96WHrs||? / 96WHrs|
|Weight (with the battery)||2.27 kg (5.0 lbs)||2.27 kg (5.0 lbs)|
|Dimensions||383 x 255 x 20.6 – 21.3 mm||383 x 255 x 19.7 – 20.6 mm|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)|