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Asus UX51VZ 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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21 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This portable PC has received six awards from notebook PC experts.

The editors of three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this laptop. Computerbase.de, Ferra.ru and Pcfoster.pl all gave this notebook PC a "Recommended" award.

This Asus laptop was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Digitaltrends.com and Laptopmag.com, both of which thought that this notebook PC was terrific.

This portable PC received a "Technical Award" from Hardwareluxx.de.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

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.

Nice Design

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”.

Good Size

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.

Robust

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” .

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Light

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Asus UX51VZ is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.

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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.

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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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5 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus UX51VZ is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

6 Awards

computerbase.de Recommended Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice hardwareluxx.de Technical Award ferra.ru Recommended Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice pcfoster.pl Recommended

Expert Reviews

(27)
12 September 2013

With its stylish and durable build, strong performance and high-resolution display the Asus ZenBook provides the perfect alternative to users looking for high-end display oriented device on...

25 July 2013

Remember when Asus just made computer parts? The Taiwanese electronics company has come a long way, and is now known for its tablets and laptops. When we received its latest Zenbook ?the 15.6-inch... Read more…

3 April 2013

The Asus Zenbook has impressed us time and again, first with the Zenbook ultrabook, and then with the Windows 8 version, the Zenbook Prime. Little did we know that waiting in the wings was an even... Read more…

14 March 2013

The Asus Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71 is a nice fit for anyone looking for premium looks and performance in a Windows 8 laptop who is willing to pay for it...

13 March 2013

The Asus Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71 is a nice fit for anyone looking for premium looks and performance in a Windows 8 laptop who is willing to pay for it...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 July 2013 by Luke G.
(Verified Purchase)

If this laptop had the new Haswell processor it would be hands down a 5egg and extremely recommended. Needs the new Haswell for the extended battery life, and would be nice to have the newer 700... Read more…

Beautiful HiDPI display (retina) 2880 1620 with amazing viewing angles and deep true colors
Excellent design by Asus on their zenbook, very slim and comfortable
The keyboard is one of the best I have ever typed on and it includes a full numpad
Best combination of size 15.6", ultraportable, and lightweight), power ( 7 processor, 2gb g 650M), display (hiDPI), and battery life out there currently (July 2013)
I am reviewing my replacement after the first one came with a dent on the screen bezel and would not power up intermittently
Not many, performs excellently in almost every facet. If I had to complain the first would be the price, very expensive. .. the second would be that the battery life is NOT 7hours as advertised. I wou
Run time is as others posted - about 3.5 hrs with normal load
Because the screen resolution is so high, it took some fiddling with display settings to get it so that text is readable for me
The fan noise is more noticeable than other laptops I've had
Reviewed 21 January 2014 by Thomas D.
(Verified Purchase)

While Newegg ultimately did the right thing, I was disappointed with their RMA process. After spending 4 days trying to convince myself that there wasn't a problem with the previous machine, I... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers ux51vzcto1, asus ux51vzxb71
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