ASUS U500vz/UX51vz Owners' Lounge!

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  1. ipkryss

    ipkryss Notebook Consultant

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    kyrotomia Newbie

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    I've been looking everywhere for this laptop for about a month now. Where have you been able to obtain one?
     
  3. ipkryss

    ipkryss Notebook Consultant

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    I got it from the store Datorer, Programvara, TV, Kameror, Smartphones, Kontorsmaterial mm | Dustin.se here in Sweden. There are at least two stores in Sweden that have it in stock at the moment, and alot more that are waiting for delivery this or next week.

    The model is U500VZ-CN046H.
     
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    Gigante Notebook Consultant

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    Here's the status list I have right now for U.S. online retailers:

    Adorama
    Return Policy: 30 days unopened. Cannot be returned once opened.

    ASUS UX51VZ-DH71 $1,799 - pre-order
    ASUS UX51VZ-XH71 $2,199 - pre-order
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    Newegg
    Return Policy: 30 days unopened. If opened, restocking fee of 25%+shipping.

    ASUS UX51VZ-XH71$2,499 - out of stock - ETA: 11/10/2012
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    XoticPC
    Return Policy: ?

    ASUS UX51VZ-DH71 $1,939 - website allows ordering, chat on 11/6/12 said coming in later this week
    ASUS UX51VZ-XH71 $2,419 - website allows ordering, chat on 11/6/12 said coming in later this week
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    GenTech PC
    Return Policy: 15 days no questions asked; must pay return shipping

    ASUS UX51VZ-DH71 $1,936 - In Stock
    ASUS UX51VZ-XH71 $2,419 - In Stock
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    TigerDirect
    Return Policy: 25% restocking fee.

    ASUS UX51VZ-XH71 $2,499 - pre-order
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    Best Buy
    Return Policy: 30 days with no restocking fee.

    ASYS UX51-VZ not yet listed (but included in this list because it will be, and they have a great return poicy).
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    J&R
    Return Policy: Appears to have no restocking fee? 30 day return if not satisfied.

    ASUS UX51VZ-DH71 $1,999 - pre-order
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    SuperBiiz
    Return Policy: 15% restocking fee + shipping costs

    UX51VZ-DH71 Asus Zenbook UX51VZ-DH71 15.6 inch Intel Core i7-3612QM 2.1GHz/ 8GB DDR3/ 128GB SSD + 128GB SSD/ Windows 8 Ultrabook Computer (Silver Aluminum) - Ultrabooks - SuperBiiz.com $1,999 - In Stock (unconfirmed)
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    Would love it if anybody wants to contribute to this list of reputable vendors selling the laptop. Most interested in comparing return policies. Basically no way I'm buying this laptop from a place like Newegg unless I'm 100% sure I am going to keep it. Best Buy seems to have the best return policy. Would love first-hand experience from anybody who has returned open laptops to any of these vendors.
     
  5. Zama

    Zama Newbie

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    Hi, im interested in this laptop too, looks great and has IPS, which I hear is the way to go. The specs look good, I will be looking to use it for some photo editing and HD video editing - not pro level just home stuff.
    Can you share the windows experience index - not sure how much value folks place on those figures but am interested in any case.
    Plus - any idea if the SSD's are user upgradeable?
    Thanks!
     
  6. NGDM

    NGDM Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi

    Same goes for me.
    I'm also interested in buying this laptop for home and school purposes.
    Altough I didn't know that this laptop was already released and for sale.

    I live in Belgium, and here in some shops it can be pre-ordered.

    In some reviews after the Berlin show they said that this laptop would be available in 2x256GB SSD version and a 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD version.
    I haven't seen any shop offering the latter :( that one is what I'm looking for.

    Do you guys know anything about this version?

    Also, it seems this laptop has a touchscreen or is this wrong?

    Kind regards

    NGDM
     
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    Gigante Notebook Consultant

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    There's been a lengthy discussion about the UX51VZ. You can find a lot of answers there.
     
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    gxyr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi

    I'm very interested by this laptop, too.

    Here are some questions:

    1) Which system is installed in your PC? win 8 pro for the version 256G+256G and win 8 for the version 128G+128G?
    2) Have you tried some heavy 3d games? Is it noise and exclusively heated in these cases?
    3) Was your touch pad jumpy sometimes?
     
  9. ipkryss

    ipkryss Notebook Consultant

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    1. I got the 128+128GB SSD model with Windows 8 (non-pro).
    2. I did try Arma 2 and Diablo 3, and they both worked good enough. The noise isnt very bad, if you dont consider that the fan is always on even in idle state (might change in future BIOS updates). The laptop is not very hot either, but there seems to be some CPU throttling issues when CPU and GPU is ran together, more info in the other thread.
    3. Well, no, apart from the fact that i sometimes hit it accidentially when i type.
     
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    Fossekall Notebook Enthusiast

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    If it is not too much of a hassle, perhaps you could take a picture of the keyboard layout sometime? :)

    I must say I am a bit nervous about the idle fan noise. I measured the noise on an older HP laptop with the "smart tools" android app yesterday, and got 39-41 dB max at 1-2 cm distance from the keyboard. And I think that laptop is noisy :D
     
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