About ten days ago ASUS announced a new laptop named ZenBook Pro UX501, and now you can find it on the market. Currently, the UX501 can be found in the Czech store czc.cz, so this probably means that we can expect it in other marketplaces soon. In addition, we also know its price. It costs 49 999 Czech koruny, which is equivalent to 1828 euro. Does that remind you of anything? Of course, we are referring to ASUS ROG G501.
The typical for the ROG series red-black color combo is nowhere to be seen, but it is still basically the same, as you can see in the specs sheet below. Same screen, performance etc. If you are not a gamer and prefer the ZenBook design, but also want a known high-end G501 configuration, the ZenBook Pro UX501 will probably be a great choice. Sleek and silver, it looks stylish.
ZenBook Pro UX501 has an aluminum body with metal finish and is 20.6mm thick. When it comes to hardware, the new laptop features a powerful quad-core Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, 16GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU, which brings great graphics performance. You can find more information and tests on the latter here. ASUS claims that UX501 has an ultra-wide color gamut of 72% NTSC, 74% Adobe RGB and 100% sRGB. There is also an Eye Care mode, which reduces the blue light and protects your eyes.
|Series||ZenBook Pro UX501|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4720HQ (4 cores, 2.60 – 3.60 Ghz, 6MB cache)|
|RAM||up to 16GB DDR3, 1600Mhz|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)|
|Storage||512GB PCI Express (PCIe) x4 SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch (39.62 cm.) – 3840×2160 pixels (4К UHD), multi-touch IPS (282 PPI)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Weight (with the battery)||2.27 kg (5.0 lbs)|
|Dimensions||383 x 255 x 20.6 mm|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)|