ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GE Laptop with Core i7 & 4K LCD Is Now Availableby Anton Shilov on August 7, 2018 2:00 PM EST
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ASUS has started selling its 15-inch ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GE ultra-thin laptop featuring Intel’s six-core processor, NVIDIA’s discrete GPU as well as a factory-calibrated 15.6-inch display with a 4K Ultra-HD resolution. The laptop is available in only one configuration, but good news is that it is relatively affordable as it costs less than $2000.
The ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GE-XB71T is based on Intel’s six-core Core i7-8750H processor accompanied by 16 GB of DDR4-2400 memory as well as a 512 GB NVMe SSD. The laptop has NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU with 4 GB of memory that drives its 15.6-inch multi-touch IPS display featuring a 3840×2160 resolution and is factory-calibrated to a Delta-E <2 accuracy.
The latest ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 comes in ‘Deep Dive Blue’ aluminum unibody with rose gold edges to highlight its first-class nature and positioning. The laptop features an 18.9-mm z-height and weighs 1.86 kilograms, thus being thinner and lighter than most 15.6-inch laptops. As for battery life, the notebook can work for 9.5-hours on one charge (according to MobileMark 2014) on its 71 Wh lithium-polymer battery.
On the wireless connectivity side of things, we see Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 CNVi solution featuring 802.11ac Wi-Fi (with up to 1.73 Gbps throughput) and Bluetooth 5.0. As for physical connectors, the notebook is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 headers, an HDMI display output, a microSD card reader, a TRRS audio jack, and a proprietary jack for charging. As for conferencing, the laptop has a VGA webcam, Harman Kardon-badged stereo speakers, and a microphone array.
The ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GE-XB71T notebook is available directly from ASUS in the U.S. as well as from large retailers like Amazon and Newegg. The laptop costs $1,799, but eventually ASUS may expand the number of configurations and introduce models that are more affordable (Core i5-8300H-based) or more expensive (Core i9-based).
|General Specifications of the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX550|
|Details||3840×2160 | 100% AdobeRGB, 95% NTSC|
|CPU Options||Core i7-8750H (6C/12T)|
|Graphics||Integrated||HD Graphics 630 (24 EUs)|
|Discrete||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
4 GB GDDR5 memory
|RAM||16 GB DDR4-2400 (soldered)|
|Storage||SSD||512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4/NVMe|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi||Intel Wireless-AC 9560 CRF
802.11ac (2x2) Wi-Fi
|USB||3.1 Gen 2||2 × TB 3 (Type-C)
2 × USB Type-A
|Thunderbolt||2 × TB 3 (data, DP displays)|
|Display Outputs||1 × HDMI
2 × TB3 with DisplayPort
|Gigabit Ethernet||Optional via a dongle|
|Card Reader||Micro SD card reader|
|Other I/O||Microphone, stereo speakers, audio jack|
|Dimensions||Width||36.5 cm | 14.37 inch|
|Depth||25.1 cm | 9.88 inch|
|Thickness||1.89 cm | 0.74 inch|
|Weight||1.86 kilograms | 4.1 lbs|
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mobutu - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - linkpretty nice, I would have liked a 1920x1200 resolution as option
danwat1234 - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - link"ASUS may expand the number of configurations and introduce models that are more affordable (Core i5-8300H-based) or more expensive (Core i9-based"
:: We already know the i9 is an option so not sure why it's worded this way. Tho, it throttles a lot!
Nexing - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - linkAgree with the "correct number of ports" particularly the 2x Thunderbolt 3.
What makes this laptop disposable (fails to be future proof) is the soldered RAM, specially in the midst of related technological advances, together with increased speed to market and the coming wave of price reduction for RAM...
Deal breaker to me, wouldn't mind 1 or 2 extra mm of thickness in exchange.