Asus UX550 vaporware replacement for UX501? Kaby Lake + GTX1060 ?

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  1. link626

    link626 Asus GL502VM, Lenovo Y580, Asus K53TA

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    why do people like to press on the keyboard area that hard?

    it's not like you actually type with that much force.... enough to bend the chassis.
     
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    alexblackburn Notebook Enthusiast

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    I think she might have just had a dodgy display unit. All other hands-on reviews I've read so far haven't picked up on such an issue.
     
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    BeastOG Notebook Consultant

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    I honestly wish they had kept the 96whr battery from the previous gen. That with a full hd version would have made a perfect combo.
     
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    SkidrowSKT Notebook Deity

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    Is the 4k panel an RGBW Pentile again? If it is, I don't think this machine is that promising.
     
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    lightningrodbob Notebook Geek

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    June 22nd, still no release date announced...

    My Zenbook Pro UX501VW is out of commission after less than 1.5 years (my fault... and didn't get the extended warranty/accident protection, won't make that mistake again) so I'm looking to grab one of these, but I don't want to sit around for another month
     
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    ciuvak Newbie

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    I've heard July. They seem to be ramping up the marketing, so it feels close:
    https://techinstyle.asus.com/meet-asus-zenbook-pro/
     
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    link626 Asus GL502VM, Lenovo Y580, Asus K53TA

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    1.5 years... you're probably in your credit card extended warranty period.

    all major credit cards give you one extra year warranty, their expense.
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    alexblackburn Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hoping to see some reviews surface soon. From what I've read and watched so far, the flexing keyboard hasn't been amended and the build quality in general is a bit disappointing.

    Also, I send ASUS a message on fb only to find out that the 1050ti won't be available in the UK. I may still get the 1050 model if it's a 4GB card, the build quality isn't terrible and the pricing is reasonable.

    I'm starting to get the feeling that ASUS hasn't quite delivered what consumers were hoping for and I may just wait for the next generation XPS 15.
     
  10. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    Still better than the XPS 15's VRM overheating :D
    At least with the UX550 it takes a maximum stress test to get it to throttle.
     
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