ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW Review

As a computer geek, I’m constantly looking at the latest computer technology and thinking about what I want for my next upgrade. I’ve always been a huge fan of desktop computers, even thinking that a laptop could never compete with a desktop. Laptops marketed as “desktop replacements” were HUGE and HEAVY. This practically defeats the purpose of getting a laptop in the first place! But it is now 2016 and the landscape has changed. While it’s still true that you can probably build a more powerful desktop at a cheaper cost than any competing laptop, the real question today is, how much power do you need? High-end laptops that are portable and relatively light exist now, and pack more than enough power for most users.

I consider myself a power user, and so I do need some beefy specs. I use my computer to do software development, video editing, media file conversion, and casual gaming. These are all demanding tasks. While looking through what was currently available, I discovered the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW! This is a great laptop at a very economical price considering everything that is inside, and that it scores very well comparatively against the 2015 Macbook Pro and Dell XPS 15 laptops. Check out my review of this beast of a computer and let me know what you think down in the comments below!

To quickly summarize: the ZenBook Pro UX501VW comes equipped with a 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, a blazing fast 512 GB PCIe x4 SSD, and more! All for under $1500, which I think is an incredible value. Going head-to-head with the MacBook Pro ($1800+) and the Dell XPS 15 ($1750+), it provides incredible value for the technology inside.

Well? What do you guys think? Is the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW a good deal, or have you found something else that seems better?