Intro

ASUS UX501
  • 9/10
    Packaging - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Design - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Connectivity and ports - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Screen - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Trackpad, keyboard - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Battery - 8/10
  • 6/10
    Value - 6/10
7.9/10

Summary

The ASUS UX501 is a 15.6-inch sleek powerhouse that has an aluminium unibody to go along with a thin build. It has a satisfying keyboard but its trackpad lacks practicality. Overall it has some flaws here and there, so you might want to know more before making the move to purchase it.

Ever remember the ASUS N-series of laptops? They’re now a premium series of laptops from ASUS. It’s rebranded to be under the ZenBook series now too. They did have a lot of revamps done in terms of the specs, but not much on the physical design. Let’s take a look.

First off, the box itself is in  the classy monochromatic feel. Classy. I used to (and still do) love their ASUS-Intel collaborative wallpapers. Black and white on something retro. Gives off a little hipster look to it too, actually.

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Opening the box itself, it feels like I opened a treasure chest in Legend of Zelda. That white interior reflects way too much light felt like the whole thing is lit up on my face. Real nice.

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Digging deeper in the box, there’s the usual ASUS things in it. Some documentation, a microfiber cloth, the charger itself, and unexpectedly, a USB-to-LAN converter.

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I realized that the missing sleeve is missing here like the other ZenBook that we’ve reviewed before. That sleeve is really useful  for a laptop that has a full metal body actually, and I’m quite disappointed ASUS took the conscience choice to neglect it. 🙁