ASUS Announces ZenBook Pro UX501

    ASUS Announces ZenBook Pro UX501
    Slim and elegant laptop offers breathtaking performance with stunning 4K/UHD multi-touch IPS display and incredibly-fast SSD storage
    KEY POINTS
    • Recipient of the 2015 Red Dot Design Award for outstanding product design in the notebooks category
    • Slim and elegant design with a powerful quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M graphics
    • Ultra-fast PCIe x4 storage
    • Stunning 15.6-inch 4K/UHD IPS display with 100% sRGB color gamut, 282ppi pixel density and wide 178° viewing angles
    Fremont, CA (27 April, 2015) - ASUS today begins shipping the ZenBook Pro UX501, a high-performance notebook aimed at demanding users that want high-performance with unmatched elegance. The ZenBook Pro UX501 is packed with a powerful quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processor, game-ready NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M graphics and an incredibly-fast 512GB PCI Express® (PCIe®) x4 SSD.

    Featuring a slim and stylish chassis, the ZenBook Pro UX501 is a compact powerhouse that delights the eyes with a superb 15.6-inch VisualMaster IPS display that provides a stunningly-detailed 4K/UHD resolution and an amazing pixel density of 282 pixels per inch (PPI).
    A perfect blend of power and elegance
    The ZenBook Pro UX501 blends uncompromised performance with a timeless and classic design, incorporating the elegance and style that is the hallmark of the ZenBook family. Its slim and compact chassis is just 0.81-inches thin for easy portability and is sculpted from lightweight aluminum featuring the iconic spun-metal finish. Brushed metal surfaces and diamond-cut chamfers on the edges add brilliant highlights while the keyboard surround is enhanced with a stylish laser-engraved ripple-effect pattern.

    Ultimate performance for demanding users
    At the heart of ZenBook Pro UX501 is the ultra-powerful quad-core Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, providing effortless performance for any task. A massive 16GB of RAM ensures super-smooth multitasking with plenty of processing power in reserve for for more intensive content creating tasks.

    The amazing new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics processor (GPU) empowers the ZenBook Pro UX501 with game and work-ready graphics performance. The ZenBook Pro UX501 features 2GB of fast GDDR5 video memory for silky-smooth 4K/UHD video playback and powerful 3D processing for image and video editing.

    Ultra-fast storage is essential for fast boot times and effortless file operations. The ZenBook Pro UX501 features a 512GB PCIe x4 SSD with read/write speeds up to 1400MB/s that’s 16 times faster than standard SATA 6Gbit/s hard disks.

    High-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi, with speeds of up to 867Mbit/s, provides the ZenBook Pro UX501 with wireless network connectivity three times faster than previous-generation 802.11n. Thunderbolt 2.0 connectivity provides flexible lightning-fast expansion for external storage devices, docking stations and displays.

    Stunning ASUS VisualMaster 4K/UHD display
    ASUS VisualMaster displays set the standard for laptops, incorporating the latest technologies to give users unrivaled visual clarity and detail. The ZenBook Pro UX501 has a 15.6-inch VisualMaster multi-touch display with a razor-sharp 4K/UHD 3860 x 2160 resolution, four times higher than Full HD, and an incredible pixel density of 282PPI for stunningly-detailed and lifelike images. IPS technology with wide 178° viewing angles ensures that colors and contrast are perfect from all viewing positions
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    AVAILABILITY & PRICING
    The ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 will be available immediately in the US from the ASUS Store and select resellers. Please visit ASUS.com or contact your local ASUS representative for further information
    SPECIFICATIONS1
    Model ZenBook Pro UX501
    Operating system Windows 8.1
    CPU Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ (quad-core, 2.6 GHz) (Turbo up to 3.6 GHz)
    Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M with 2GB GDDR5 video memory
    Memory 16GB DDR3 memory
    Display 15.6in 16:9 IPS 4K/UHD (3860 x 2160) multi-touch display, 100% sRGB
    Storage 512GB PCIe® x4 SSD
    Connectivity 802.11ac
    Bluetooth® 4.0
    Camera HD 720p
    Keyboard Backlit with numeric keypad
    I/O ports 1 x Thunderbolt 2.0
    3 x USB 3.0 port
    1 x HDMI
    1 x audio jack combo
    1 x SD/SDXC card reader
    Audio ASUS SonicMaster Premium audio with ICEpower® technology
    Integrated array microphone
    Battery Pack Lithium-polymer 96Wh (SSD model) / 60Wh
    AC Adapter Output 19V 120W
    Dimensions & weight 15.1” x 10.0” x 0.8”, 5lbs
    MSRP $1799

    1. Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

    Full specifications are available at www.asus.com /us
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    About ASUS
    ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.
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