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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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21 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst portable PCs of this type and age, this many processor cores portable PC is one of the most highly awarded.

This notebook PC was given a "Recommended" award by Zoom.cnews.ru, Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Cw.no all of whom said that this portable PC was good.

An additional two expert review sites thought that this portable PC was good. This many processor cores portable PC received a "Silver" award from Adrenaline.uol.com.br and it received a "Best Buy" award from Notebook-center.ru.

Tweak.dk gave this notebook PC a "Great Product" award, it received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se and it received a "5 Star" award from Mobimaniak.pl.

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Good Expert Reviews

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 laptop is 82 out of 100.

Robust

A number of Asus U500VZ reviewers considered that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “Boasts excellent performance from within a sleek and sturdy chassis”. One person considered that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One Asus U500VZ reviewer concluded that this laptop was good quality. Expert review site Expert Reviews said “Asus’s Zenbook laptops are renowned for their superb build quality and the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is no different” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

One Asus U500VZ owner wrote in their reviews that the Asus U500VZ was a good design. Expert Reviews gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “Attractive, sturdy design”.

Good Battery Life

One Asus U500VZ owner considered that it had a good battery life. Four years ago Expert Reviews said “Decent battery life” in their review of the Asus U500VZ.

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops that came out around the same time as the U500VZ have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz. The Asus U500VZ has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the U500VZ.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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

The Asus U500VZ is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Asus has good average reviews for its many processor cores laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus U500VZ has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years.

Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider include the Asus EeeBook X205TA[plb_2579402_price] which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Media

The Asus U500VZ has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the X3 Plus[pl_2441342_price], and the X3 Plus[pl_2441342_price] both from AORUS or the Asus EeeBook X205TA[plb_2579402_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus U500VZ has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus U500VZ has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the U500VZ.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Asus U500VZ has more processor threadss than most of the notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This Asus laptop is a eight processor threads laptop compared to most of the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the U500VZ which only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Asus U500VZ has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the U500VZ. The processor caches of many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the U500VZ range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the U500VZ have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Asus U500VZ which has eight number of battery cellss.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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8 Reasons Against

Small Storage Capacity

One Asus U500VZ owner said in their reviews that it did not have good storage.

A Bit Expensive

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good value for money.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Asus U500VZ reviewer who bought this laptop concluded that it was not noisy. Expert Reviews wrote “Fans can be noisy” in their Asus U500VZ review yet they still gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most laptops that have been around for a similar time to the U500VZ have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Asus U500VZ which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Asus U500VZ has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the U500VZ. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the U500VZ is 730GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB.

If this many processor cores portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 1,100 megahertz, the Asus U500VZ has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the U500VZ. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Asus U500VZ does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the U500VZ also do not have a touchscreen.

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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 many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus U500VZ

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The Asus U500VZ has a pretty standard processor frequency (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the U500VZ.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Asus U500VZ has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus U500VZ has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the U500VZ.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width

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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