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    ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GD

    Designed to entice.Crafted to perform.
    Beauty
    Enduring elegance, timeless style
    18.9mm
    thin
    1.86kg
    light
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    Sleek and elegant design
    40steps
    spun-metal finish
    Unibody
    all-metal finish
    Diamond-cut
    with Rose Gold highlights
    Performance
    Supreme performance
    * Specification may vary by model.
    Windows 10 Pro
     
    Up to
    Core™i9
    8th Gen Intel® hexa-core CPU
    Up to
    GTX1050
    gaming-grade graphics
    Up to
    1TB
    PCIe® x4 SSD
    Up to
    16GB
    DDR4 RAM
    Learn more about performance
    The world’s fastest PCIe SSD technology
    * Actual performance may vary according to usage and other factors.
    Read Speed*
    1.5X
    faster than PCIe x2
    5.8X
    faster than SATA 3 SSD
    PCIe x4
    3000MB/s
    PCIe x2
    2000MB/s
    SATA 3
    520MB/s
    Write Speed*
    1.8X
    faster than PCIe x2
    5X
    faster than SATA 3 SSD
    PCIe x4
    1700MB/s
    PCIe x2
    900MB/s
    SATA 3
    330MB/s
    CPU
    Unstoppable computing
     
    1.29X
    faster
    Boost to
    4.5GHz
    frequency
    Hexa-core CPU
    1.37X
    faster than MacBook Pro 15” 2016
    1.05X
    faster than the previous version
    ZenBook Pro UX550
    (i7-7700HQ)
    3525
    ZenBook Pro UX501
    (i7-6700HQ)
    3361
    MacBook Pro 15” 2016
    (i7-6820HQ)
    2578
    GPU
    Gaming-grade graphics
    Up to
    4GB
    GDDR5
    Cooling System
    Less heat, more power
    Dual-Fan
    cooling system
    3
    heat pipes
    Replay
    NanoEdge Touchscreen
    Thinner edges, more display
     
    15.6”
    4K UHD display
     
    83%
    screen-to-body ratio
     
    178°
    viewing angle
     
    ASUS Pen
    supported
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    NanoEdge display
    ASUS Pen support
    4K UHD Resolution
    More detail, more natural colors
    3840X2160
    4K UHD
    4X
    more pixels than Full HD
    100%
    Adobe RGB
    Delta E < 2
    more accurate colors
    95%
    NTSC
    Learn more about 4K resolution
    Immersive 4K UHD display
    Full HD 1080
    Ultra HD 4K
    Color calibration
    Without color calibration
    With color calibration
    Audio
    Harman Kardon sound
    Harman Kardon
    certified
    1.6X
    wider frequency response
    1.4X
    louder volume
    Learn more about audio
    Smart amplifier: more volume, less distortion
    Smart Amplifier Technology
    Sound Level
    Normal Amplifier
    ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 with Smart Amplifier
    1.4X
    louder
    Connectivity
    Comprehensive connectivity
    * Dual-band 2x2 802.11ac compared to 1x1 802.11n.
    802.11ac
    12X
    faster than 802.11n*
     
    HDMI
    port
     
    2
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
     
    2
    Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™
    MicroSD Card Slot
    USB 3.1 Gen 1
    HDMI
    Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™
    Audio Jack
    MicroSD
    Card Slot
    USB 3.1
    Gen 2
    USB 3.1
    Gen 2
    DC-Jack
    HDMI
    Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™
    Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™
    Thunderbolt™ 3
    Unlimited possibilities
     
    2
    Thunderbolt™ 3 ports
    Up to
    40Gbps
    data-transfer speeds
    Supports
    2
    4K UHD displays
    Faster data transmission
    Thunderbolt™ 3
    40Gbps
    Thunderbolt™ 2
    20 Gbps
    USB 3.1 Gen 1
    5 Gbps
    Battery
    All-day battery
    * Tested using MobileMark 2014 Productivity mode. Test configuration: Intel® Core i7-16G/Full HD panel/GeForce® GTX 1050 4GB graphics.
    Up to
    9.5hrs
    battery life
     
    71Wh
    battery capacity
    Fast charging
    60%
    in 49 mins
    Keyboard and Touchpad
    No-compromise productivity
    1.5mm
    key travel
    silver-backlit keyboard
    Fingerprint Sensor
    One-touch access with Windows Hello
    fingerprint sensor