Zenbook NX500

    Power has never
    been so elegant

    Zenbook, evolved

    The award-winning Zenbook NX500 brings even more sophistication and power to the classic Zenbook tradition, adding the most advanced technology while retaining the beauty and craftsmanship that make Zenbook unlike any other Ultrabook™. With its unique combination of stunning design, luxurious materials and state-of-the art technology, NX500 will excite all your senses.

    Slim and compact with a timeless, elegant design

    With its slim, compact, finely-crafted all-aluminum design and distinguished silver color, NX500 adds a touch of elegance to your computing. The signature spun-metal finish on the lid, with its concentric circles echoing the spirit of Zen, is further enhanced with diamond-cut chamfered edges, a fine brushed-metal finish on all metal surfaces and a stylish ripple-effect pattern laser-engraved around the speaker grilles.

    A new era of clarity with VisualMaster technology

    The best Ultrabook™ deserves only the very best display. Zenbook NX500 features our exclusive VisualMaster technology, an incredible blend of cutting-edge technologies that puts all other displays in the shade. With pin-sharp detail, amazing clarity and crisp, vivid, accurate colors, a VisualMaster display is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

    4K/UHD display for truly lifelike detail

    The 15.6-inch 4K/UHD VisualMaster touchscreen display fitted to Zenbook NX500 has an astounding resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels — four-times sharper than Full HD — allowing you to see the very finest details in photos and videos, and even the smallest text is pin-sharp. With an incredible 282 pixels packed into every inch of the screen, NX500 really has to be seen to be believed.

    Rich, vivid and accurate color

    Zenbook NX500’s VisualMaster screen uses amazing quantum-dot enhancement film (QDEF) technology from 3M™ to give it an ultra-wide color gamut of 100% NTSC. This gives a much wider color range that’s also richer and more vivid than on a standard screen. ASUS TruVivid direct-bonding technology reduces reflections, and factory-calibrated color temperature ensures accurate, uniform color reproduction.

    A perfect view, from any angle

    With its in-plane switching (IPS) LCD panel, Zenbook NX500 has wide viewing angles of 178 degrees, plus a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 220cd/m2 brightness. This means you can enjoy undistorted, clear and bright images no matter what angle you view the screen from. It makes NX500 perfect for sharing photos, videos or documents with friends, family or work colleagues!

    Video calls in crystal clarity

    Zenbook NX500 is the perfect traveling companion, in more ways than one. The built-in 1080p HD camera with 30fps video recording means you can keep in touch with family and friends via crystal-clear video calls, and the high-sensitivity image sensor gives great image quality, even in less than perfect light.

    Stylish and practical accessories

    Your new Zenbook NX500 is supplied with everything you need. In the box we’ve included a luxury protective sleeve to help keep your Zenbook in perfect condition, a mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter for hooking up to an external monitor, plus a USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter for wired networking. And naturally, there’s also a mains power adapter.

    Experience true power

    Zenbook NX500 is not just beautiful, it is incredibly powerful too. Every component has been carefully selected for no-compromise performance, from its 4th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor, gaming-grade graphics, all the way to its next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Zenbook NX500 is expertly engineered to take everything in its stride, whether it’s productivity, entertainment or the latest games.

    Gaming-grade graphics power

    To complement the amazing image quality of the VisualMaster display, and give truly-immersive gameplay and silky-smooth 4K/UHD video playback, Zenbook NX500 is equipped with up to powerful gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 850M graphics, with 2GB of video memory.

    Super-fast SSD storage

    Only the very fastest storage is good enough for Zenbook NX500, so it uses high-performance solid-state disks (SSD) to make sure you will never be kept waiting. Featuring up to a PCI Express™ x4 512GB SSD with blindingly-fast data transfers of up to 8Gbit/s, NX500 is supremely responsive, with ultra-fast start-up and application loads.

    Next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi

    For the ultimate on-the-go connectivity, Zenbook NX500 includes next-generation dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is up to three times as fast as 802.11n and has up to twice the coverage, allowing you to work or play anywhere, anytime. And what’s more, it works perfectly with all your existing wireless devices!

    Powerful but cool

    Heat build-up in a laptop can compromise both performance and comfort, and so for Zenbook NX500 our engineers developed an advanced thermal management system to ensure that heat is efficiently dissipated throughout the system. Zenbook NX500 runs as cool as it looks.

    High-speed connectivity

    All three USB ports on Zenbook NX500 are SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, allowing data transfers that are up to ten times faster than the older USB 2.0 standard. With compatible storage, even multi-gigabyte video files open in a fraction of the time. USB 3.0 also has more power for charging mobile devices, and is fully backwards-compatible with all your existing USB devices.

    Non-stop computing

    Thanks to its high-capacity 96Wh lithium-polymer battery and clever ASUS engineering that maximizes battery life, Zenbook NX500 is the perfect traveling companion. It turns on in an instant so it’s always ready for work, and it can remain in standby for up to two weeks! Your data is safe too, as NX500 automatically backs it up when the battery charge level drops below 5%.

    Built for touch

    Touch is at the very heart of Zenbook NX500. Its ultra-responsive 10-point multi-touch touchscreen uses high-fidelity touch actuators that are 30% smaller and twice as sensitive as the industry standard. This gives you instant, accurate touch performance for writing, drawing and more.

    Spacious touchpad with Smart Gestures

    Featuring the same 16:9 aspect ratio as the display, the large multi-touch touchpad on Zenbook NX500 is designed to be as intuitive and accurate as possible. Smart Gestures simulate many of Windows 8.1’s touchscreen functions on the touchpad, for example the right-edge swipe that shows the Charms bar. Smart Gestures also work in a wide range of applications.

    Backlit keyboard for the ultimate typing experience

    A keyboard is still the best way to get things done for most people, so we made sure Zenbook NX500 has the best available. Each key is expertly tuned to require just the right amount of force to press and have just the right amount of travel, so it’s both quiet and comfortable for two-finger and touch typists alike. And since NX500 is designed to be used anywhere, we made the keyboard that way, too. Its backlight adjusts automatically to suit the level of ambient lighting, so you’ll always be able to see the keys, even in complete darkness.

    Windows 8.1 — the Desktop reinvented

    Windows 8.1 is all about you. New multitasking features make it easy to do two things at once, too. Just snap two apps side-by-side and you can browse the web while watching a video, or chat with a colleague while editing a document. And with its Bing-powered search feature that shows your file, app and web search results in one unified view, Windows 8.1 means you spend less time searching and more time doing.

    Audio perfection

    We don’t believe that audio should be just an afterthought in an Ultrabook™ as good as Zenbook NX500, so every aspect of the audio hardware and software has been meticulously engineered to deliver incredible sound quality. You won’t believe your ears.

    SonicMaster Premium

    The ASUS Golden Ear audio engineering team developed SonicMaster Premium, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology. SonicMaster Premium produces sound that’s best-in-class and unlike anything you’ve ever heard from a laptop, with deep rich bass and crystal-clear vocals, even at high volume levels.

    Powerful full-range speakers

    To achieve its premium sound quality, Zenbook NX500 uses custom-built, high-quality speakers with oval voice coils and oversize shielded magnets for improved bass response. Combined with large resonant chambers and the aluminum chassis design, these produce remarkably powerful full-frequency sound.

    Easy audio optimization with AudioWizard

    Different sound sources need different audio settings, a task that is made incredibly easy with NX500’s exclusive AudioWizard. With five presets for different scenarios — music, movies, speech, gaming and recording — AudioWizard ensures that you always get the best possible sound, whatever you’re listening to. AudioWizard includes MaxxAudio 3 by Waves, recipient of a Technical GRAMMY Award®, for professional-grade sound processing that improves clarity and reduces unwanted noise.

    Integrated array mic for the clearest chats

    The integrated array microphone on Zenbook NX500 gives you high-quality audio for video chats, gaming and video-conferencing. Noise suppression filters out ambient noise while acoustic echo-cancelling reduces feedback and echoes. Beamforming focuses the recording area to a 60-degree cone so only your voice is picked up.

    Designed for the cloud

    ASUS cloud services, included with Zenbook NX500, provide a complete platform for online living and working, accessible anywhere from a host of devices.

    ASUS WebStorage

    Each Zenbook NX500 includes a 16GB ASUS WebStorage account, which is completely free for one year. With WebStorage, your personal stuff is always with you on any internet-connected device. Your files are synchronized between all your devices, so you always have instant access to the latest versions. Sharing files is simple, too, whether via email, instant messaging or your favorite social network.

    Keeping you connected

    Zenbook NX500 has everything you need to stay connected to the cloud and the wider world, thanks to the very latest wireless technology. Next-generation dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi gives you complete mobile flexibility, supporting both older 2.4GHz and newer 5GHz wireless networks for super-fast interference-free performance. Zenbook NX500 also has the latest Bluetooth 4.0 for use with the latest ultra-low power wireless devices, so you can connect to compatible smartphones and tablets without ever having to worry about battery life.

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