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Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Apr 2013
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ's PCI Express slot version is one of the newest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.

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

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Zenbook Touch U500VZ which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this spec and age is 1GHz and the fastest is 2.9GHz. When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago, the processor clock speed of the Zenbook Touch U500VZ of 2.2 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo X240 (2.6GHz).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Across all laptops of a similar age and type to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ the processor family ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 5.9GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (£1,553.21) (10GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that have been around for more than two years. 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.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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Very Big Screen Size

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ only have between two and seven processor threads, however the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has eight processor threads.

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Two Installed SSDs

The Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ is a two installed SSD laptop. Most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ only have one installed SSD.

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Very Big L3 Cache

The L3 caches of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ range from 2MB to 6MB. At 6 megabytes, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a very big L3 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ has more battery cells than most of the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ. Most of the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ only have between two and seven battery cells, however this notebook PC has eight battery cells.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 72Wh. The battery capacity of the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ of 70 watt-hours is one of the biggest amongst ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1GB and the biggest is 2.1GB. At 2,048 megabytes, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Heavy

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ is one of the heavier comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ (2.2 kilograms) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ range from 3.1h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h. With a battery life of only 7 hours, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Colour
Product Type
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Supported Instruction Set
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 Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(8)

The Asus Zenbook UX31 is as slim as any system in our test and boasts a glorious high-resolution screen, but if you're looking for a real powerhouse PC, this ultrabook may disappoint. The laptop... Read more…

Brilliant highresolution screen
Slim design
The Asus Zenbook U 301 packs in a lot, including a betterthanHD touch screen, big 256GB SSD, and Core 7 processor, in a slim, smart design
Stunning design
Decent performance
Poor graphics and performance in our tests
Slow to launch applications
Poor battery life in our tests
It costs more than most comparable betterthenHD laptops, including the Retina MacBook Pro
The Zenbook doesn't feel as rugged as its price warrants, and its battery life is unimpressive
23 August 2010

A good video phone, but it?s far too expensive given its flaws...

Works smoothly and simply
Good screen
Touchscreen controls
Touch-screen controls
High call and video quality
No battery so loses settings if not plugged in
Contact list doesnt easily show whos online
Looks rather old fashioned
No IM-style chat
No way of topping up your Skype account
23 August 2010

A good video phone, but it?s far too expensive given its flaws Good points Works smoothly and simply; good screen; touch-screen controls Bad points No battery so loses settings if not plugged in;...

28 April 2010

The Asus Videophone Touch does a great job of making Skype-calling simple and intuitive with its easy-to-navigate menu systems and responsive touch-interface. Unfortunately there are some...

1 January 2010

Tens of millions of people worldwide make daily video calls over Skype's low-cost/no cost Internet based VoIP service. While there are a number of wireless devices for making Skype voice-only... Read more…

If you or people you know like video chat (or could benefit from switching to it) and don?t want to use a PC for the task, the SV1T is the way to go...

14 December 2009

Price: $199 (MSRP), before $50 mail-in rebate (available through 12/31/09)...

30 April 2010

Das Asus Videophone Touch ist ein einfacher Zugang in die Welt der Videotelefonie - ganz ohne PC. Leider fehlen ein paar wichtige Funktionen. Außerdem dürfte der hohe Preis einen großen Teil...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers u500vz, asus u500, asus u500v, asus u500vz, asus i73632, u500vzcm048, u500vzcm051, u500vzcm048h, u500vzcm051h, asus i73632q, asus i73632qm
Barcodes 04716659433552, 04716659469377

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