Based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and computershopper.com this portable PC has an average expert rating of 84%. This puts this Asus notebook PC in the top 6% of all the comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago when ranked by average expert review score.
A few people who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned “A full HD screen in a sleek design, making it an excellent 15-inch Windows 8 Ultrabook”. One Asus UX51VZ owner concluded that the product was good looking. Three years ago expert website Notebookreview.com mentioned “With its stylish and durable build, strong performance”.
One customer who purchased this laptop thought it was thin. Digitaltrends.com said in their review four years ago “The brilliant displays, slim design” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
One person who bought it considered that it was strong and durable.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Asus UX51VZ owner who purchased the Asus UX51VZ wrote that it was noisy. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of the Asus UX51VZ four years ago “This laptop is louder than many mainstrea” .
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Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Asus notebook PCs and also specifically for Asus many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Asus UX51VZ of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Asus UX51VZ has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Asus UX51VZ has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus UX51VZ supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. This Asus portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the UX51VZ the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The Asus UX51VZ has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the UX51VZ.
The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.
The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the UX51VZ is 2.4kg. At only 2.1 kilograms, the Asus UX51VZ is quite light compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.
512 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the UX51VZ only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, however the Asus UX51VZ has 512 solid-state drive capacity.
L3 Processor Cache
The Asus UX51VZ has a L3 processor cache which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.
This laptop's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX51VZ.
Across similar types of laptop the worst processor cache level is L2.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Eight Battery Cells
The Asus UX51VZ is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the battery capacities range from 58mAh to 6,700mAh. With a battery capacity of 4,750 milliamperes * hour, the Asus UX51VZ has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Asus UX51VZ is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus UX51VZ does not have a full-size keyboard.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the UX51VZ, the Asus UX51VZ does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the UX51VZ range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. The Asus UX51VZ has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX51VZ.
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Quite Small Screen Size
The smallest screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX51VZ is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Asus UX51VZ has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 15 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX51VZ
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Asus UX51VZ has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX51VZ.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Asus UX51VZ has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the UX51VZ.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 512 gigabytes, the Asus UX51VZ has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
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Colour of Product
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
Intel HM77 Express, Intel HM77
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
1920 x 1080
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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