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Asus UX501JW 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 12GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 12GB Jul 2015
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The stunningly-beautiful ZeBook Pro UX501 doesn t just lead its class - it redefines it. Using the best materials, the finest craftsmanship and the most advanced high-performance components,... More
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Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,723 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good ratings for its portable PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidth of the UX501JW of 76.8 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest amongst many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX501JW. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the UX501JW range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 3.7GB. At 2 gigabytes, the UX501JW has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UX501JW.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The UX501JW has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the UX501JW have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the MSI PE70 2QE which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus UX501JW has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the UX501JW also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 8.4GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the UX501JW has one of the bigger internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus UX501JW supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and type ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Light

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the weights range from 580g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 2.1 kilograms, the UX501JW is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the UX501JW.

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L3 Processor Cache

The UX501JW has a L3 processor cache which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have a L2 processor cache.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level across all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst processor cache level across similar types of notebook PC is L2.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the UX501JW of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs that came out around the same time as the UX501JW.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The UX501JW does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the UX501JW which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UX501JW do not have a touch sensitive screen. The UX501JW is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The UX501JW is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the UX501JW have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX501JW

Released Over a Year Ago

Asus released the UX501JW over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the UX501JW has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the G50-30 (£359.99) (2.16GHz), or the B50-10 (£279.99) (2.16GHz) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba C55 (£325.86) (2.16GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The UX501JW has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C70D-C (£490.00) (17.3").

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
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Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(54)
31 December 2015

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J is a high end laptop targeted primarily at multimedia and business users. It has top of the line specifications which ensures that the laptop is capable of handling all the...

11 December 2015

The ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 is a powerhouse that offers plenty of performance with a great 4K display...

25 November 2015

The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 turns out to be one of the better premium laptops in the market. It offers high-end specifications usually found in more expensive laptops, which makes it great value....

19 September 2015

The screen gives beautiful images, it's bright and provides wonderful sharpness clarity and colours. Despite a glossy screen, I find it comfortable to use outside. Good contrast on the keys... Read more…

29 August 2015

The global marketplace is filled with hundreds of notebooks that try to beat Apple at its own game. While the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501JW might look like just another one of those laptops, this is a...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Robert401

This is a truly stunning item but it has a fatal flaw in that Asus's own updates continuously eliminate touchpad scrolling. The solution to this is quite technical and requires re-installation of... Read more…

Reviewed 4 November 2014 by Mark
(Verified Purchase)

Very good...

Extremely small form factor
13.3 inch screen somehow fit in
Very very well built
Great screen
Mind-bogglingly long battery life
Hard to open
Weird webcam placement
Only 4gb of ram
Touchscreen requires a 400 upgrade with an overkill screen resolution upgrade
When I received it, I opened up the case and a power chord was preventing the video card fan from spinning. The video card does run a little hot when its stressed and it only has one fan. I've seen it

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ux501jwfj353, ux501jwfj353t, ux501jwfj353tb, ux501jwfj353tbe
Barcodes 04712900133530

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