Notebook review – Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ

Asus’ Zenbook laptops are eminent for their radiant construct quality and the Zenbook Touch U500vz is no distinctive. Its shocking brushed aluminium case is like the Zenbook Prime Touch Ux31a, however at 20mm thick the Touch U500vz stands just about twice as tall as its more streamlined cousin. It’s heavier, excessively, weighing 2.1kg instead of the Zenbook Prime Touch’s meagre 1.4kg, however what the U500vz needs in movability, it more than makes up for in preparing power.

Asus Zenbook Touch U500vz

The Touch U500vz’s effective quad-center 2.2ghz Intel Core i7-3632qm processor and 8gb of Ram scored a great 81 in general in our interactive media benchmarks, putting it a full 30 focuses in front of the Zenbook Prime Touch. This is a huge help in speed and execution over the more unmanageable Prime Touch, and its not distant our reference desktop processor. This smart phone is more than fit for taking care of loads of requesting errands at the same time.

It’s a considerable gaming portable computer excessively, because of its 2gb Nvidia Geforce Gt 650m representation chip. It prepared a close culminate 59.8fps in our Dirt Showdown test on High quality settings at a 1,280×720 determination, and we just needed to bring down the quality to Medium to get a tantamount edge rate of 51.9fps when we expanded the determination to its local 1,920×1,080. Debilitating the opposition to associating can handle much smoother comes about, however you might as well play most present day 3d amusements in Full Hd with the assumption that you wouldn’t fret a slight bargain in graphical constancy.

The U500vz additionally adapted generally well to our Crysis 2 test. It just barely scratched 15.5fps with representation choices set to Ultra at a determination of 1,920×1,080, yet we accomplished a much smoother 40.6fps when we brought down the settings to High. This is one of the most noteworthy edge rates we’ve seen from a broadly useful portable computer, and you’d be hard pushed to find anything faster unless you settle on a gaming smart phone.

Asus Zenbook Touch U500vz

At £1,500 the U500vz needs a ton more than capable parts to help advocate the cost, and our principle bafflement originated from its 15.6in Ips show. From the get go impression, it looked extraordinary. Our robust reds, greens and soul were all rich and vibrant, while blacks were just about as dim as its bezel. This reflected our low dark level perusing of 0.34cd/m². Whites were splendid and consistently lit over the screen.

Lamentably, its colour exactness was exceptionally lacklustre. Our colour calibrator demonstrated to it was showing only 67.7 for every penny of the srgb colour extent, with its blue and purple scope being especially poor. Reds and greens were better spoken to, however both fell very short of their full array scope.

This demonstrated in our high contrast test photographs, where colours were recognizably hotter and cooler than those on our reference screen. Its contrast levels were additionally normal. In spite of recording a complexity degree of 1,018:1, its profound blacks frequently darkened ranges of shadow portion, making it challenging to see evening photographs.

This was a disgrace, as its wide review plots implied we were equipped to see the screen unmistakably regardless of where we positioned it on our work surface. The responsive ten-focus touchscreen was additionally simple to use, in spite of its 1,920×1,080 determination. We were ready to open and close fiddly web tabs with no inconvenience, and tap distinctive documents when going the desktop.