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Asus NX500JK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB Nov 2014
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The award-winning Zenbook NX500 brings even more sophistication and power to the classic Zenbook tradition, adding the most advanced technology while retaining the beauty and craftsmanship that... More
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Three Industry Awards

The writer at Laptopmag.com gave this portable PC an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was marvellous and it received a Hwt.dk "Gold Product of the Year" award.

Benchmark.pl gave this notebook PC a "Good Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This notebook PC has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100 based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net. This puts this many processor cores portable PC in the top 7% of all the many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Nice Design

Some customers considered that it was good looking. Three years ago Laptopmag.com mentioned “The $2,699 Asus ZenBook NX500 will make your jaw drop with its gorgeous 4K, Ultra HD touch screen” in their review. Notebookcheck.net rated the Asus NX500JK 4 stars and mentioned in their review “Asus is pretty ambitious with its advertisement”. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “All that in a timeless and elegant case”.

One customer considered that this laptop was a good design. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said in their review “Asus Zenbook NX500JK Asus did a great job with the design of this model”.

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Robust

One person considered that the Asus NX500JK was well made. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The workmanship is perfect”.

Good Size

Several Asus NX500JK owners who bought this laptop mentioned that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Ultrabookreview.com said in their review of the Asus NX500JK “A big battery inside a sleek and beautiful body.”. Three years ago expert website Zitseng.com mentioned “Packing powerful hardware specifications, including a 15.6″ IPS display with 4K resolution, in a sleek and stylish all aluminium body”.

One Asus NX500JK reviewer reckoned that this laptop was thin. Goodgearguide.com.au said three years ago “The tradition of powerful hardware in a slim chassis continues” .

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Good Battery Life

One person concluded that the product had a good battery life. Ultrabookreview.com mentioned “A 4K screen and a big battery inside a sleek”.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Asus many processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Asus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the NX500JK range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the NX500JK has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the NX500JK.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The NX500JK supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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SSD Storage Media

The NX500JK has an SSD storage media which is better than most laptops of this age and type. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an HDD storage media. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

There are a number of other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including the U500VZ[pl_2377740_price], or the EeeBook X205TA[pl_2579402_price] both from Asus or the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The NX500JK has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the NX500JK also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the N56VZ[pl_1534451_price], or the U500VZ[pl_2377740_price] both from Asus or the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx[plb_2289622_price].

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The NX500JK is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 8 and 5,111 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Has a Touchscreen

The NX500JK has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the NX500JK do not have a touchscreen.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Asus NX500JK reviewer who purchased this laptop mentioned that it was not good value for money. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote two years ago “It carries a hefty price”. One person who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was not cheap. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review “It's the most powerful and most expensive Zenbook ever produced”.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the NX500JK have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus NX500JK does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the N56VZ[pl_1534451_price], or the U500VZ[pl_2377740_price] both from Asus or the MSI GT60[plb_2520094_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus NX500JK

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the NX500JK has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the NX500JK has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the NX500JK.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the N56VZ[pl_1534451_price], or the U500VZ[pl_2377740_price] both from Asus or the MSI GT60[plb_2520094_price].

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Asus NX500JK has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (1.8kg and higher rated), the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx[plb_2289622_price] (2.7kg and higher rated), or the Asus N56VZ[plb_1534451_price] (2.7kg and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the NX500JK has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 512GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel Visual Technology
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3 Awards

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2 December 2014

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27 November 2014

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29 October 2014

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18 October 2014

The Zenbook NX500 packs powerful hardware, a 4K screen and a big battery inside a sleek and beautiful body. But the performance under heavy load is not as expected, the keyboard is not great and...

14 October 2014

If recent trends are anything to go by, consumers are tempted by the allure of high pixel density displays. Already, we have previewed and reviewed a couple of monitors with ultra high resolution... Read more…

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2 June 2014

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