ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T i7-6700HQ

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T i7-6700HQ

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    Asus ZenBook UX501VW-DS71T 15.6-Inch Pro Multi-Touch Notebook (Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10) (UX501VW-DS71T)

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    Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-DS71T-HID3 i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz 2GB GTX 960M 15.6" 4K IPS Touchscreen (512GB PCIe SSD / 16GB RAM / Windows 10 Pro) (UX501VW-DS71T-HID3)

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ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T I7-6700HQ Review

Key features

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB
  • 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 resolution
  • 24GB DDR4 RAM
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz

Introduction

The ASUS ZENBOOK Pro UX501VW is a mid - high end gaming laptop released in the UX501 series. ASUS' series of multi-functional powerful laptops designed to be powerful enough for gaming, while remaining thin and low-profile enough to carry around to different classes or work conferences. The only major difference between the UX501VW and the other ASUS Zenbook in the UX501 series is the inclusion of SkyLake architecture from Intel and support for USB Type-C technology. At 2.2kgs, the UX501VW is significantly heavier than ASUS Zenbook Infinity UX301LA, weighing in at just 1.4 kilos.

What is the screen resolution ?

The ASUS UX501VW has a standard 15.6 inch monitor, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and supports a whopping 3840x2160 HD resolution.

What is the battery life ?

Charging on the ASUS ZENBOOK Pro UX501VW takes approximately 1.5 ñ 2 full hours. With general use, including internet browsing and medium brightness settings, the 96 Watt Lithium-Polymer battery lasts approximately 7 hours. This is a step up from previous models in the UX501 series, such as the UX501JW.

What is the performance ?

For Gaming; The UX501VWís GTX 960M will struggle to play most new games at its highest resolution of 3840x2160, however will play most standard new games at 1080p on high settings, at playable high frame rates, while plugged in of course. The Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz processor has a theoretical maximum clock of 3.5GHz. However, due to the inclusion of SkyLake Intel architecture released in 2015, the focus is more leaning towards increasing power efficiency (per Watt) over mere raw processing power, and consequently the Core i7-6700HQ is not designed to hold the maximum clock of 3.5GHz for long periods of time.

What is the sound quality ?

Like most laptop speakers, the UX501VW speakers lack the bass for a truly balanced and genuine listening experience. However, the speakers don not emit distortion or noticeable crackling at high volume level sound output like many other competing laptops. External speakers or headphones are recommended for extended gaming or multimedia experience.

Conclusion: Should I buy it ?

The UX501VW brings with it the inclusion of new 2015 Intel SkyLake architecture, longer battery life, and USB Type-C over the predecessors in the UX501 series. However, the performance difference between the predecessors and the UX501VW are negligible at best. The ASUS ZENBOOK Pro UX501VW is a good graphical, and all-round performer for the US $1,500 price range, however, those looking for a p[performance laptop could still opt for older ASUS Zenbook UX501 series laptops, like the UX501JW; for a cheaper price, and very little performance difference. For users looking less for gaming and graphical performance at a lower cost; the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A is another option.

  • Pros:
    Good all-round performance long battery life sleek and elegant design
  • Cons:
    High price point little performance upgrade from previous generation
Our score:
3.5 / 5

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Product Description

  • The ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T i7-6700HQ is manufactured by ASUS and was added in February 2016 in the Laptops section
  • This product has a rating of 3.5 out of 5
  • The best price of the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T i7-6700HQ in Canada is $1,690.00 at Amazon Canada
  • In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
  • You can find this product at Amazon Canada

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