ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T 15.6-inch

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The ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T is a bestselling 2015 15.6-inch laptop that received positive reviews for its all metal chassis, colorful UHD touch screen, fast Quad-Core processor, dedicated graphics and fast USB-C connection. However, it is slightly heavier than some competitors and the display is glossy. If you’re looking for a premium laptop, the Zenbook Pro UX501VW-DS71T offers high performance components and a high quality design for a reasonable price.

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  • Metal chassis
  • UHD touch screen
  • Fast Quad-Core processor
  • Dedicated graphics
  • Fast USB-C connection


  • Heavier than some competitors
  • Glossy screen

Bottom Line

The UX501VW’s glossy display and extra heft are minor shortcomings considering you are getting a UHD display, all-day battery life and an all metal unibody design for a lot less than the “pro” laptops from other manufacturers.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 90
    LaptopMag February 12, 2016

    Asus' ZenBook Pro offers top-tier performance and design at a fraction of the price of other pro-level 15-inch laptops from Apple and Dell.

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  • 84
    NotebookCheck March 2, 2016

    In general, users should be expecting essentially the same performance level out of the UX501VW as from the UX501JW.

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  • 70
    DigitalTrends February 23, 2016

    Crushing performance at a fair price comes with a few catches in Asus' UX501.

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  • 80
    PCMag April 15, 2016

    The Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW-DS71T is an excellent desktop-replacement laptop with a fast SSD and strong performance, and it costs less than much of the competition.

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Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 2GB GDDR5
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight5 lbs
Battery Life8 hours
Hard Drive 1512 SSD
Display Size15.6 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution3840 x 2160
Display TechnologyIn-plane switching 4K UHD | LED backlight | Zero Bright Dot
Connectivity3x USB 3.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) | HDMI | 10/100 Ethernet | AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers | Bang and Olufsen | ASUS SonicMaster Premium
Additional FeaturesBacklit Chiclet Keyboard | Memory card reader | Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Chip
Dimension (LxWxH)15.1 x 10 x 0.8
Warranty1 year

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