ZenBook Pro UX501: Asus launches Apple MacBook Pro Killer with 4K Display

By: Gizbot Bureau

Aimed at users that want high-performance, Asus has launched today a new notebook called the . The newly announced flagship laptop packs a powerful quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, game-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics and a fast 512GB PCI Express (PCIe) x4 SSD.

ZenBook Pro UX501: Asus launches MacBook Pro Killer with 4K Display

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 - Key Features and Specifications

Featuring a slim and stylish chassis, the ZenBook Pro UX501 is a compact notebook that sports a 15.6-inch VisualMaster IPS display providing 4K/UHD resolution and a pixel density of 282 pixels per inch (PPI).

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Its just 0.81-inches thin for easy portability and is sculpted from lightweight aluminum featuring the spun-metal finish. Brushed metal surfaces and diamond-cut chamfers on the edges while the keyboard surround is enhanced with a stylish laser-engraved ripple-effect pattern.

ZenBook Pro UX501: Asus launches MacBook Pro Killer with 4K Display

At the heart of ZenBook Pro UX501 is a quad-core Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, a massive 16GB of RAM, the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics processor (GPU) for gaming and work-ready graphics performance and a 2GB of fast GDDR5 video memory for silky-smooth 4K/UHD video playback along with powerful 3D processing for image and video editing.

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Further, the ZenBook Pro UX501 features a 512GB PCIe x4 SSD with read/write speeds up to 1400MB/s that's 16 times faster than standard SATA 6Gbit/s hard disks.

ZenBook Pro UX501: Asus launches MacBook Pro Killer with 4K Display

High-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi, with speeds of up to 867Mbit/s, are some other wireless network connectivity features along with Thunderbolt 2.0 for expansion of external storage devices, docking stations and displays. With a 96Wh battery in the UHD model, ASUS is also pushing up against travel regulations that do not permit battery packs above 100Wh on airplanes.

As per the company press release, the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 will be available immediately in the US from the ASUS Store and select resellers. Reportedly, the fully featured model with the UHD display and 512GB PCIe SSD will be $1799 USD (Rs 1,13,471 approx).

There is no information on India availability yet.

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