|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920*1080 pixels|
|Processor||2.1 GHz Core i7-3612QM|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Nvidia GT 650M 2G|
|Chipset Brand||Intel, NVIDIA|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2048 MB|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
ASUS UX51 15-Inch Laptop [2012 model]
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Things this laptop gets right:
The combination of full-powered CPU and dedicated graphics card give it enough power to game (although I don't game myself)
They laptop looks very good, and is both thin and light
3x USB 3.0 Ports is great for data transfer speeds; I don't need thunderbolt at this point
8GB RAM needs to be more common in thin laptops (can be upgraded to 12GB)
They keyboard is great to type on and the trackpad is the best I've used on any Windows laptop (doesn't match Apple trackpads, but comes close)
This display is terrific. There aren't many options out there for people who want a thin laptop with a nice IPS display. It's also matte, which is a huge plus over the MacBook Pro Retina (and it's actually the #1 benefit over the MBPr I think - aside from running windows natively). Color gamut may not satisfy the most professional photographer, but you can hook it up to an external monitor for that (although, see con below).
Things where this laptop fails:
The fan never turns off! The idle fan noise is very annoying and it's something that Asus needs to fix ASAP. In my book, if Asus just fixes this issue, then this laptop goes from a 4 to 5 star laptop. I hope they have every engineer at their disposal working on this issue.
I am not sure why this laptop has a mini-VGA instead of a mini-DisplayPort connector. The future is in high-resolution monitors.Read more ›
I. First Impressions
I'm a big fan of presentation, and ASUS didn't disappoint. The unboxing experience is satisfying, and as a gadget lover this is one of the best parts of getting a new "toy." Attractive packaging and creative boxing.
Bootup times are crisp and smart: 5-7 seconds when plugged in, with a couple of seconds extra on battery power.Read more ›
The sound is amazing, one of the best in speaker quality I have heard.
The display is top notch. The GPU is what I was looking for, a game worthy card. Having that on an i7 with 8GB of RAM, and an SSD, with three USB 3 ports, this doesn't lack for anything on my list. I understand the price is high, but anything in the 1000-1500 range comes with serious compromise--only 4GB of RAM, a spinning HDD, an Intel HD 4000 onboard card. I wouldn't have any of that at this stage, and could not find anything with those specs in a light (sub 3 lbs), thin "ultrabook". When you need those specs in a light, slick-looking package, suddenly the $2000 range is what you end up looking at.
Asus had been my favorite motherboard for desktop builds, and I never had trouble with one. When I learned that they were making laptops, I was interested. I read other reviews where people talked about cooling fan noise, but this seemed silly to me. This particular Zenbook is a very compact, very powerful unit, and it made sense to me that it might run the fan most of the time, which it does. I live high in the Colorado Rockies in a secluded location, and the fan noise has never been an issue at all.
The decals that others complained about came off in five minutes with a little nail polish remover (acetone,) Kleenex, and my fingernail. The touch-pad is indeed large and sensitive, and I do sometimes find that I have brushed it unintentionally. However, Function-F9 toggles the pad off and on for extended typing. I don't know what anyone else was expecting from a big well-made touch-pad. The recovery time from sleep mode is blazingly fast; just a few seconds, and it will stand by in that fast mode for a week or more.
I hate Windows 8 as much as anyone else, but a company called Stardock software makes a little program that gives you back your start button and all that it offers. This cost five bucks (really!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this laptop to be extremely pleasing, both from an aesthetic and performance standpoint. The powerful Intel-Core i7 processor doesn't miss a beat. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kyle B.
a) Product Appearance, it always gets a double take and I must admit it's aesthetically pleasing. Read more
Writing this review from this laptop right now! I've had this laptop for over a year now and have not had any issues. Read morePublished 17 months ago by C.W.
I have had a terrible experience with this computer. A coworker and I both ordered this and have had to send them in for maintenance within 6 months. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Tom
Overall really, good with just a few minor annoyances.
- Great boot time (Windows 8.1).
- Runs quiet. Read more
Amazing. Nice sleek design!
Probably the best 15inch ultrabook out there. Couldn't find any with better specs in the field. Read more
This laptop hits the mark at almost every angle. The performance is almost at a gaming PC level. For a laptop so light and sleek the power they stuff into this thing is really... Read morePublished on January 17, 2014 by James Fredericks
FAULTY Intel WIFI card. Sporadic dropouts. Internet forums are flooded with negative feedback, yet ASUS nor Intel do not want to fix the problem. Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by ethaniel
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