Close

Loading image...
Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ
+ 15 Videos

Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Nov 2013
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
The beautiful slender profile of ZENBOOK is the result of intense research and development into sophisticated engineering techniques inspired by those used to create high-precision mechanical... More
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Asus VivoBook X202E 11.6 Touch Screen Windows 8 Laptop Review/Showcase
ASUS Q501LA-BBI5T03 / BSI5T19 15.6 Touch-Screen Laptop Review
ASUS 4K Touch - All in One Desktop - REVIEW! (In-Depth)
ASUS Zen AiO Pro Review (All-in-One 4K Touch Screen PC)

38 Reasons For

Nice Design

A number of people who bought the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ thought it was a good design. One customer concluded that it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Beautiful scratchresistant Gorilla Glass lid” however despite that they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Six years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “The Asus Videophone Touch does a great job of making Skype-calling simple and intuitive with its easy-to-navigate menu systems” in their review although they only scored the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ 3 stars.

One customer concluded that it had a good interface. Six years ago Computeractive.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ “Brilliantly simple interface”.

One Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ owner concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. In December last year Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review of the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ “Comfortable keyboard” although they gave the product a score of 3 stars.

Read more Less

Good Size

Several Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ owners said in their reviews that it was thin. Expert website Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ review “The Asus Zenbook UX31 is as slim as any system in our test”. Goodhousekeeping.com also said “Slim design”. Goodhousekeeping.com also mentioned “Core 7 processor, in a slim, smart design”.

Good Technical Features

A few people concluded that the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ had good features. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “Unfortunately there are some important features missing” in their Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ review. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Good range of features” in their review of this laptop.

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased it considered that it was wifi compatible. Voipplanet.com wrote in their review “While there are a number of wireless devices for making Skype voice-only calls (see our coverage here, here” .

Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Portable PCs produced by Asus are some of the better portable PCs according to average expert and user reviews.

Chart

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Zenbook Touch U500VZ of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this age and type is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ.

Chart Edit

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

Chart Edit

Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has one of the newest PCI Express slot versions amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2 to 3.

Chart Edit

Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Zenbook Touch U500VZ which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

Chart Edit

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is 1.8GHz. At 2.2 gigahertz, the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Chart Edit

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a full-size keyboard.

Chart Edit

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Asus portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.

Chart Edit

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a front camera.

Chart Edit

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is 5.9GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. The Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Chart Edit

SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. 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.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 14". The Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a fairly big total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The total storage capacity of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ range from 64GB to 1.1TB.

Chart Edit

Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has one of the biggest processor caches amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

Chart Edit

802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

Chart Edit

512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

Chart Edit

Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz.

Chart Edit

64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

Chart Edit

L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ have maximum internal memories of between 16GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB.

Chart Edit

Very Big Cache Memory

Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ the cache memories range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average cache memory is 3.3MB. With a cache memory of 6 megabytes, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has one of the biggest cache memories amongst ultrabooks of this age.

Chart Edit

Eight Processor Threads

The Zenbook Touch U500VZ has more processor threads than most of the portable PCs of this age and spec. This Asus notebook PC is a eight processor thread laptop compared to most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ which only have between two and seven processor threads.

Chart Edit

Very Big L3 Cache

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. The L3 cache of the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ of 6 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ.

Chart Edit

Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Chart Edit

Eight Battery Cells

The Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs of this age and type. Most of the ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Zenbook Touch U500VZ only have between two and seven battery cells, however this portable PC has eight battery cells.

Chart Edit

Very Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 70 watt-hours, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ. Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 72Wh.

Chart Edit

Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2,048 megabytes, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 2.1GB.

Chart Edit

GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

Chart Edit

5 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this portable PC is 68 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including v3.co.uk, CNET.de, CNET.co.uk and computeractive.co.uk.

Poor Battery Life

Several Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ reviewers who bought the product agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Expert website V3.co.uk wrote “Simply; good screen; touch-screen controls Bad points No battery so loses settings if not plugged in; contact list doesn’t easily show who’s online”. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Poor battery life in our tests” and rated the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ 60 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com also wrote “Its battery life is unimpressive”.

Not Robust

One Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ owner concluded that the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ was not strong and durable.

Heavy

At 2.1 kilograms, the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average weight of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Zenbook Touch U500VZ is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg.

Chart Edit

Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

1 Other reason to consider the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this ultrabook was released.

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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)
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
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
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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
Height (rear)
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

Expert Reviews

(8)

The Asus Zenbook UX31 is as slim as any system in our test and boasts a glorious high-resolution screen, but if you're looking for a real powerhouse PC, this ultrabook may disappoint. The laptop... Read more…

Brilliant highresolution screen
Slim design
The Asus Zenbook U 301 packs in a lot, including a betterthanHD touch screen, big 256GB SSD, and Core 7 processor, in a slim, smart design
Stunning design
Decent performance
Poor graphics and performance in our tests
Slow to launch applications
Poor battery life in our tests
It costs more than most comparable betterthenHD laptops, including the Retina MacBook Pro
The Zenbook doesn't feel as rugged as its price warrants, and its battery life is unimpressive
23 August 2010

A good video phone, but it?s far too expensive given its flaws...

Works smoothly and simply
Good screen
Touchscreen controls
Touch-screen controls
High call and video quality
No battery so loses settings if not plugged in
Contact list doesnt easily show whos online
Looks rather old fashioned
No IM-style chat
No way of topping up your Skype account
23 August 2010

A good video phone, but it?s far too expensive given its flaws Good points Works smoothly and simply; good screen; touch-screen controls Bad points No battery so loses settings if not plugged in;...

28 April 2010

The Asus Videophone Touch does a great job of making Skype-calling simple and intuitive with its easy-to-navigate menu systems and responsive touch-interface. Unfortunately there are some...

1 January 2010

Tens of millions of people worldwide make daily video calls over Skype's low-cost/no cost Internet based VoIP service. While there are a number of wireless devices for making Skype voice-only... Read more…

If you or people you know like video chat (or could benefit from switching to it) and don?t want to use a PC for the task, the SV1T is the way to go...

14 December 2009

Price: $199 (MSRP), before $50 mail-in rebate (available through 12/31/09)...

30 April 2010

Das Asus Videophone Touch ist ein einfacher Zugang in die Welt der Videotelefonie - ganz ohne PC. Leider fehlen ein paar wichtige Funktionen. Außerdem dürfte der hohe Preis einen großen Teil...

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers u500vz, asus ux501, u500vzcm064, asus ux501v, u500vzcm064p, asus ux501vw, u500vzcm064h, u500vz-cm064p
Barcodes 00889349322581
Feedback