Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE launched: Is it truly the 'fastest, thinnest, lightest ZenBook Pro ever?

Asus has yet again unveiled a new model ZenBook Pro UX550VE in its ZenBook Pro lightweight laptop series.

    Asus has not only been launching smartphones in the market but the Taiwanese company has also been unveiling new laptops for consumers in the market.

    Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE launched: Fastest and lightest in the series

    After launching Asus Flip C101 the thinnest and lightest flippable Chromebook, the company has yet again unveiled a new model in its ZenBook Pro lightweight laptop series.

    Dubbed as Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE the new Asus laptop has been launched in the U.S. and it comes at a price of $1,699 (approximately Rs. 1,11,620). Further, the company claims that the new Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE is the "fastest, thinnest, and lightest ZenBook Pro" that the company has ever made. The device weighs 1.81kg and measures 365.76x251.46x17.78mm.

    While Asus is known to deliver good quality products, let's us look at what this model has to offer.

    Display with screen-to-body ratio of 83 percent

    Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE comes with a 15.6-inch full-HD display with 1080p resolution and 178-degree wide-view technology. The display features thin bezels and is just 7.3mm wide at the narrowest point, giving a screen-to-body ratio of 83 percent. The display supports 10-point multi-touch input, along with Asus Pen style that can be purchased separately.

    Under the Hood

    Under the hood, the laptop packs a seventh generation Intel's seventh generation quad-core 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor (up to 3.8GHz with Turbo Boost) which is paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM.

    The laptop comes with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5 VRAM) GPU for graphics operations and a PCI-E NVMe 512GB of solid state drive storage. To keep the laptop's external temperature to 2.35-degree Celsius cooler than its previous generation model the laptop also features a new dual-fan cooling system.

    Connectivity Options

    As for connectivity options, ZenBook Pro UX550VE offers two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports and two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, Bluetooth, and dual-band Wi-Fi. Interestingly, there is a fingerprint scanner mounted on the laptop that provides support for Windows Hello unlocking method and a 0.3-megapixel VGA webcam as well.

    Impressive Battery

    Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE supports fast-charging and the company has said that the laptop can be charged up to 60 percent in just 49 minutes. The laptop gives up to 14 hours of backup for basic operations on a single charge.

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