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Gadget: Asus zenbook UX501VW


When someone talks of owning a laptop, they want one that looks hip and is pretty fast plus has a large storage space, the Asus zenbook UX501W fits that.

This gadget also strives to compete with the latest flagship laptops from other brands like apple, sumsing name it.The all-aluminum chassis is a nice touch, and the casing around the screen is solid enough to make it feel like it could almost be a detachable tablet on its own if ASUS ever wanted to go the convertible route and move into the realm of 4K tablets instead.

Two speaker- esque spirals of black dots sit on the top left and right corners of the keyboard, which give the Zenbook a little flair but also won’t make you look out of place if you whip it out at an office meeting either.

Unfortunately the Zenbook is quite a bit heavier than most competing laptops in this category at a flat 5lbs, so if you’re looking for ultimate portability you might be better off picking something else. Priced at 3.3 million the Zenbook features a quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, an Nvidia GTX 960M 2GB graphics card, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB PCIE SSD. Connectivity options were all top of the line, including the latest in Thunderbolt 3 technology, alongside three USB 3.0 Type- C ports, one HDMI 1.4 out, a 3.5mm audio out, and an SD card reader.

However, the gadget’s display is spec’d to meet the standards for creatives who need something they can take with them out of the film studio or graphic design firm, with 100 per cent sRGB replication and 72 per cent of Adobe RGB. This may not necessarily be enough for painters or designers who demand the best color accuracy possible, but is still plenty for the amateur who does photo editing on the side or works in a similar field.

• Beautiful aluminum design
• 4K touchscreen display features solid color accuracy
• Keyboard comfortable for long typing sessons

• Heavier chassis might burden some
• Low Battery life
• Graphics performance lagging behind

— Joash Yose

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