There is no doubt that Apple's MacBook has become the representative of portable productivity laptops, with MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, which are differentiated by size, size and configuration, and achieve a relatively best experience. As a result, other PC brands are also trying to keep overtaking Apple. Interestingly, there seems to be no breakthrough in naming, which basically allows consumers to understand the intent of the manufacturer, such as Asus Zenbook Pro UX501.
Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 is a high-end 15-inch notebook, the "appropriate portable" experience, that is, it is the same as MacBook Pro, not the most lightweight, but with a certain degree of mobility, while the performance of more than most of the very thin and more powerful, Able to undertake a certain amount of heavy productivity operations. So is it able to meet the expectations of the user?
Overall, you'll see some similarities between Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 and Apple MacBook Pro, but Zenbook Pro UX501 's style is tougher, such as an exaggerated metal-screen hinge. Keyboard, the machine uses a full size design, but the feel is not very flexible.
One of the highlights of the Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 is the 15.6-inch 4K screen, yes, 3840*2160 Pixel's Super high-definition touch screen. The color of the screen is good, the touch is responsive and the perspective is very broad. Unfortunately, the 4K screen has become the biggest drag on Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 and will tell you why.
Actual Use Experience
Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 is well configured, including the core I7-4720HQ processor, the 16GB RAM+512GB SSD, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card (2GB video memory), which sounds more powerful than Apple MacBook Pro , faster, isn't it? But in fact, Gizmodo editors found in the trial that their performance is basically at the midrange level.
Obviously, the previously mentioned 4K screen has become the Achilles heel of Asus Zenbook Pro UX501, although the pixel density is high, but due to the lack of Windows optimization and application support, there are often fonts too small, UI adaptation strange and error phenomenon, while, The increase in resolution also has some effect on performance, which is why its hardware configuration is not so good, but it is not so ideal in practice.
In addition, as a notebook of about 2.3 kg, asus Zenbook Pro UX501 is not very easy to carry, you need a shoulder bag rather than a postman bag, the huge power supply will increase by half the weight. Battery life, six hours is a relatively basic performance, but it should be noted that performance of poor performance sometimes makes you feel: why I do not use the MacBook Air?
Finally, let's take a look at the foreign media evaluation. Gizmodo believes that Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 does not defeat the MacBook Pro retina,4k screen looks good, but does not play a real meaning, including 4K video can not get the best experience, 4K games obviously not smooth implementation. In addition, Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 is not portable enough to perform well in every aspect you need.
Tech Radar says the Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 is well configured and the 4K screen works well when viewing files and editing pictures. But it is clear that the user spends 1500 of dollars (about 9300 yuan) at high prices, is expected more, Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 is clearly unable to meet.
Obviously, a configuration looks good notebook, but the actual use of the discovery does not work, it is doomed to a certain extent the product is a failure. If you want to buy a properly portable 15-inch notebook, MacBook Pro retina or Lenovo ThinkPad W550s may be a better choice.