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Asus U500VZ 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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[Unboxing] ASUS ZENBOOK U500VZ
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23 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

This Asus laptop has received nine awards from experts in laptops.

The editors of Zoom.cnews.ru, Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Cw.no all endorse this notebook PC and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites both thought that this many processor core laptop was good. This portable PC received a "Silver" award from Adrenaline.uol.com.br and the reviewer at Notebook-center.ru decided that it would make a great purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all said that this notebook PC was good. Tweak.dk gave this Asus laptop a "Great Product" award, Pcforalla.idg.se gave it a "Good Choice" award and Mobimaniak.pl gave it a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, CNET.co.uk and Tweak.dk the average expert rating of this many processor core laptop is 82 out of 100.

Robust

Several Asus U500VZ reviewers concluded that this laptop was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert review site CNET.co.uk “Boasts excellent performance from within a sleek and sturdy chassis” in their Asus U500VZ review. Three years ago Expert Reviews mentioned “Attractive, sturdy design”.

One customer concluded that it was well made. Three years ago expert review site Expert Reviews wrote “Asus’s Zenbook laptops are renowned for their superb build quality and the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is no different” in their review of the Asus U500VZ and gave this laptop a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

One person concluded that the product was good quality.

Nice Design

One Asus U500VZ reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was a good design.

Good Brand

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that this laptop had a good battery life. Expert Reviews said “Decent battery life” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Asus U500VZ's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the U500VZ. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 430MHz.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Asus U500VZ is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Asus U500VZ is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the U500VZ.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the U500VZ, the Asus U500VZ has a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus U500VZ supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus U500VZ has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the U500VZ.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the U500VZ, the Asus U500VZ has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Asus U500VZ has more processor threads than most of the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the U500VZ. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the U500VZ only have between four and seven processor threads, however this notebook PC has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the Asus U500VZ has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U500VZ. The average processor cache of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Asus U500VZ is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Small Storage Capacity

One Asus U500VZ owner mentioned that the product did not have good storage.

A Bit Expensive

One person considered that it was not good value for money.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not noisy. Three years ago Expert Reviews wrote in their Asus U500VZ review “Fans can be noisy”.

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus U500VZ is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Asus U500VZ has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the U500VZ.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Asus U500VZ has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the U500VZ is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus U500VZ is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus U500VZ

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus U500VZ has a pretty average processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the U500VZ.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus U500VZ has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus U500VZ has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U500VZ.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

9 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(25)
24 November 2013

A powerful Zenbook but with a disappointing screen.

24 November 2013

A powerful Zenbook but with a disappointing screen...

Good power on offer
Exquisite aluminium finish
Good keyboard
Decent battery life
IPS screen and B and O audio
Premium price tag
Pre, installed bloatware
Fans can be noisy
Screen auto, brightness can be iffy
Preinstalled bloatware
2 March 2013

The sheer scale of the Asus Zenbook U500 is quite a surprise when you first open it up - we're used to seeing thin and light laptops, yes, but not at this 15.6-inch screen size. We'd argue that... Read more…

2 March 2013

The sheer scale of the Asus Zenbook U500 is quite a surprise when you first open it up - we're used to seeing thin and light laptops, yes, but not at this 15.6-inch screen size.We'd argue that its... Read more…

27 November 2012

The Asus Zenbook U500 packs a great, high definition screen and boasts excellent performance from within a sleek and sturdy chassis. Sadly, its lack of touchscreen means it's not the ideal machine...

30 August 2012

If you think that Ultrabooks just don't have what it takes to satisfy your needs ? that they're not powerful enough, don't have good enough screens for the price and don't offer enough storage ?... Read more…

29 August 2012

Although most Ultrabooks have focused on the 11 and 13-inch form factors, today ASUS is announcing its first 15-inch Ultrabook. The Zenbook U500VZ measures 19.7mm at its thickest point. The... Read more…

27 August 2013

Designet på ASUS? ZenBook serie har altid været lækker og ligetil, dette er også tilfældet på denne model. Det fuldstændigt gennemførte aluminiumsdesign, som den har, er utroligt pænt og...

Tweak.dk

13 February 2013

Ok, dus je koopt een laptop van rond de 1600 Euro. Prijzig, dat wel, maar je krijgt precies waar je voor betaald. Op basis van de specs is het helder, dit is een monster. Laptops zijn...

29 June 2013

Mobimaniak.pl

Nale??cy do serii Zenbook ASUS U500VZ (znany równie? jako UX51VZ ) to bardzo wydajny notebook z ekranem 15,6? Full HD. Sercem maszyny jest procesor i7-3612QM generacji Ivy Bridge, wspomagany... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus u500, asus u500v, u500vzcn032, asus u500vz, u500vzcn032h, asus u500vzcn032, asus u500vzcn032h
Barcodes 04716659296188

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