ASUS continues gearing up for the official Windows 8 release. Now it’s coming on the stage with another Zenbook hero – a large 15-inch UX51VZ ultrabook. Reading the following brief review, you will see for yourself, that style and elegance can be perfectly coupled with pretty robust internals, appealing to content creators, gamers and anyone who craves plenty of portable power.
Wrapped in a shiny aluminum chassis with a spun-metal lid, the U500VZ ultraportable keeps in line with the whole Zenbook lineup design. It measures just 0.78 inches at its thickest point and boasts a full HD screen with IPS technology and anti-glare coating. With a native resolution of impressive 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, the U500VZ 15-incher delivers vivid colors and crisp image quality with strikingly wide and stable viewing angles.
Even more remarkable on this machine is its full-size backlit keyboard (with automatic adjustment feature based on ambient lighting) and a separate numeric keypad; not to mention its specifications – an incredibly powerful latest-generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i7 chip on board along with an optional NVIDIA GT650M graphics card. The latter can replace the U500’s integrated GPU to make the machine even more suited for intensive gaming.
The ASUS UX51VZ ultrabook will hit the market in several configurations: with either dual SSDs with up to 512GB of storage, or with the powerful mix of a 128GB SSD and a 500GB hard drive.
In terms of longevity, the ASUS’s ultrabook will also come through: the manufacturer claims it provides a quarter longer battery life (especially in case of emergencies, when it’s most needed) thanks to the branded Super Hybrid Engine II technology.
When it comes to cost, we do not have any information yet. All the financial details such as buying options and availability for USA consumers will be obviously available after the Windows 8 launch. So, stay tuned with ultrabooksreview.com and be the first to buy your ASUS U500VZ for the best price!