2016 ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 Review – A Powerful Premium Laptop For A Good Price!

2016 ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 Review – A Powerful Premium Laptop For A Good Price!

The ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW is a 15-inch laptop with the latest Intel Skylake Processor and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics ard. It has a 4K display and a full sized keyboard with a numeric keypad. Check out the video for the full review!

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  1. Guilherme Duarte
    Guilherme Duarte 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    HDMI 1.4 or 2.0?

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  2. Ethan Trimble
    Ethan Trimble 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    yooo for some reason this is going for 2500$ lately! Totes gonna sell it as i payed less for it and now in need of a gaming computer 😀 Can't wait to sell this shiet. if anyone wants it for 2k hit me up through here!

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  3. huehuehue
    huehuehue 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Is the seller trusted?

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  4. avtomat klashnikov 1974 Delta
    avtomat klashnikov 1974 Delta 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    I would like to see a versus video and by the way I own this laptop and it is perfect honestly besides the mouse pad I wish was more wide like the MacBook's everything is perfect

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  5. Damjan Milanovski
    Damjan Milanovski 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    I recently bought this laptop for 1100 Euros in Macedonia – south east Europe. I must say that I'm not an expert on laptops but the performance this machine is giving is extraordinary! I managed to get a really nice performance package. i76700HQ Skylake processor, 8GB ram, 256 m2 SSD and on top of that I got a NON GLARE DISPLAY, no touch screen. The machine is booting and ready to work in about 6-7 seconds. The screen is just amazing, no reflection at all. Also I'm amazed with the scaling this laptop has, It's has a great resolution, all my programs seem more spacious. The exact number of the model was Asus ZenBook Pro UX501W – FY010T. I e-mailed Asus to give me Info about the FY010T number and got a replay saying that that particular batch was for the Ukrainian market. Somehow I bought it in Macedonia.

    All in all, I can say, I don't regret even one bit buying this Laptop. And for all those who have second thoughts, I can say, buy this laptop and you will be very happy with it. Don't read too much internet, the keyboard is great the screen doesn't wobble and It's just great. It's not just that I'm satisfied with the purchase but actually I'm really really happy. It's just amazing. Thank you Asus!

    Buy this laptop!

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  6. OhWhat World
    OhWhat World 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    It doesn't have a timeless look to it. Making the top a different colour instantly makes it look dated and cheap.

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  7. James Leipski
    James Leipski 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Upon opening mine right out of the box I found that the lighten keyboard did not work. I have had to pay $30 to ship it back and now may take weeks to get it back. I'm selling it as soon as I get it back on ebay. They could have at least covered the shipping. Crap service if you ask me.

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  8. Károly Timár
    Károly Timár 7 January, 2022, 06:37


    I sthat blueish – yellowish ink color can be calibrated somehow manually ? I f yes how ?

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  9. lionsinghshera
    lionsinghshera 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Can you run 2 monitors on this laptop?

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  10. Ahmed Haggag
    Ahmed Haggag 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    is the keyboard backlit?

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  11. Kevin Cruise
    Kevin Cruise 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Those spirals on the deck were a mistake

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  12. Veysel Aksoy
    Veysel Aksoy 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    ıf you were a student who study at engineer,would you purchase this laptop ?

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  13. Peter-Paul Rebel
    Peter-Paul Rebel 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Very good review about a very good laptop. Good job Matthew.

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  14. Gerry Glazer
    Gerry Glazer 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    I'm also looking at a different model Asus ZenBook – UX510UX-BB71-CB have done a review for this unit?

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  15. Mars !
    Mars ! 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    please answer can i play gta v in ultra setting

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  16. Davorin Casar
    Davorin Casar 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    I send the laptop back for warranty they nedded to change the whole motherboard.
    The motherboard didnt last a year YOU SELL SHITTY PRODUCT never again I WILL BOUGT shitty asus..


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  17. Patrick Dalpe
    Patrick Dalpe 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Great review bud… would ypu recommand this laptop for photo & especially video editing (Premiere CC) ?

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  18. Oliver Taylor
    Oliver Taylor 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Does this laptop have windows hello?

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  19. Anonimo Anonimo
    Anonimo Anonimo 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    This laptop would be perfect for editing videos and photos with Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Indesign at the same time?

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  20. Deep Future
    Deep Future 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    DO NOT buy one of these laptops if you like listening to ANYTHING. Honestly the worst sound on a laptop I've ever had. Even my Samsung TAB S2 has better sound.

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  21. Isaak Wang
    Isaak Wang 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    The backlight looks a bit wierd in this video… is that a Common problem?

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  22. 69RenDrag
    69RenDrag 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Asus is all about looks first, inovation last. This laptop gets too hot and the battery doesn't last that long. I think an elitebook 850-g4 instead w/7th gen cpu, and pcie-hdd… a little thicker but better built and comes w/real english speaking support would be better for my needs

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  23. Orhan Sümen
    Orhan Sümen 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    I want to get this laptop but I'm worried that it only has 2gb of graphics card. My other option is ASUS ROG GL502VM which has the same graphics card but 6gb, but none of the cool features like 4k or touch screen. (and it is really ugly looking.) Thoughts?

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  24. Mad Seb
    Mad Seb 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Quick question…
    You said you had no problem editing 4k with this laptop. I ended up buying one for video editing projects and am satisfied overall. However, when I try to edit 4k, it really bogs down and glitches in my software. I have been using Lightworks Pro. So my question is: Does software have an effect on performance?? If I were to switch to Adobe for instance, would I have an easier time editing 4k??

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  25. Jason Novik
    Jason Novik 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Idk what to pick .. this or the XPS 15?! My budget is 1.5k but i really want a 4gb video card ..

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  26. Hard Core
    Hard Core 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Hi Matthew, you did a phenomenal job on this video. I subscribed! USB type C Thunderbolt 3 sealed the deal! (Does it support enternal GPU solutions?).. One thing that bothers me though – how come ASUS didn't release a successor to this Zenbook Pro notebook for 2017??? I'm gonna binge-watch your videos to find potential alternatives to this laptop. Thanks a lot Matthew.

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  27. HIS Elect Media
    HIS Elect Media 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    I need something for some 4k editing video (Lumix G7 camera) and daily emails and some light photoshop use from time to time. I found a used UX501JW for $750. Should I buy or not?

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  28. A Girl and Her Bike
    A Girl and Her Bike 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    I JUST found your channel because I was looking at the Asus Zenbook. I must say, I do an LOT of graphic design work and A LOT of video editing as well and it's really hard to find an affordable laptop that looks good and does what I need. I started venturing in the gaming laptops but found that the price wasn't worth it. I absolutely loved this video and thanks to you, I found out about the Dell XPS 15. I have no idea what windows laptops are good unless I look at the specs. Keep up the great work!

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  29. Dean
    Dean 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    I'm having in now for month and a half approximately and everything works just as expected so far. My main concern as a game developer was to have fast laptop, but still with good rendering abilities and this one is so far so good. I wouldn't agree that is a price-friendly laptop, since 1500$ is not small amount. Yet compare to others, it could definitely be considered as one. Shit is getting more and more expensive this days. The only problem is that it only has 256G SSD, which is about 230G with pre-installed settings. I personally don't have any problems with it since I really don't use much of the space, and if I were about to need it desperately I can always get external HDD.

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  30. Chris Wolfe
    Chris Wolfe 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Is battlefield 1 playable on this?

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  31. 天天天真
    天天天真 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    which laptop has the best touch pad??

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  32. 天天天真
    天天天真 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    A touch screen is not needed in a pc like this in my opinion.

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  33. welin07wm
    welin07wm 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Is it a good deal to get this refurbished for 1200USD?

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  34. Mysteryboy0007
    Mysteryboy0007 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    this zenbook or the ux303ub i7?

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  35. 박우석
    박우석 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    can it usable windows hello?

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  36. Marshall Bliss
    Marshall Bliss 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Hi! I recently ordered the K501-NB72, and I was wondering how the build quality compared to this laptop

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  37. edit1754
    edit1754 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    THE ASUS UX501 DOES NOT HAVE A 4K DISPLAY! It advertises 4K UHD 3840×2160 resolution, but that isn't a complete truth. This display uses RG/BW Pentile, a cheap trick that lets them sell it as 3840×2160, without actually having enough dots to fully display 3840×2160. It's not even as sharp as a 3K 2880×1620 display, and even has worse contrast than some 1920×1080 displays.

    If you want a 4K UHD 3840×2160 display, buy the Lenovo Y700 4K or Dell XPS 15 4K. But of those have honest true 3840×2160 displays. They are truly worthy considerations for the price, whereas the ASUS UX501 thrives on deceptive advertising. Don't buy it without fully knowing what it is and what it isn't.

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  38. Dreamcatcher_11_
    Dreamcatcher_11_ 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    When is the next ZenBook Pro coming out anybody know?

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  39. Aditya Sundar
    Aditya Sundar 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    This would be my next Laptop. The market is littered with ultrabooks, but none of them pack a numeric keypad which is a huge boon for working with excel.

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  40. Brad Pitt
    Brad Pitt 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    @Matthew Moniz how you turn on Backlight on keyboard?, i have windows 10.

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  41. Felipe Aguirre
    Felipe Aguirre 7 January, 2022, 06:37

    Do you know the exact model of this notebook? (For example: UX501VW-FI127T) The last part indicates the specs. Thanks!

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