Asus Zenbook NX500

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  1. notebook303

    notebook303 Notebook Evangelist

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    We'll from what I read this will be a 15", I was 99 percent sure it would be. I was just hoping that there was 1 percent chance that it would be a 17".
     
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    Little worried how they're intentionally covering the screen area. This is usually ASUS' trick to block thick bezels.

    Regardless, can't be more thrilled about this. You guys have no idea how much I've waited for a high-end thin and light 15-inch laptop from ASUS. If they'd release this with at least a GeForce 850M I'd buy this over the MBP Retina and Dell XPS 15 (Haswell).
     
  3. Megol

    Megol Notebook Evangelist

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    I just hope it is offered in a matte version.

    Edit:
    There's not much to say about the machine given the limited information but:
    . No VGA out or sub woofer out visible on the right hand side.
    . Otherwise the right hand side have the same ports as the UX51VZ: one USB ports, memory card reader slot and audio port.
    . The keyboard doesn't have the recess of the UX51 - this could mean that the strike depth have been reduced.
    . The key to frame spacing is much tighter than the current model, this should help against dust entering under the keys (which at least for me is a problem).
    . The touchpad should be about the same size.
    . And of course: the numeric keyboard part is gone.
    . This makes it more likely that memory cards can be inserted fully instead of the very shallow insertion of the UX51.

    Edit: The UX51VZ only have one USB port on the right hand side - not two.
     
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  4. Support.3@XOTIC PC

    Support.3@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    You can usually tell the screen size by Asus's model numbering scheme. The "5" in it tells you it will be 15.6", if it were a UX700 then it would be 17.3".
     
  5. notebook303

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    Thanks for the information! I wasn't familiar with the Asus model number scheme.

    I will say though if there is going to be a 4K 17.3" coming sometime this year I would put Asus as one of the manufacturers on a short list to have one.
     
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    I've been eye balling their 4k 31.5" LCD monitor. Still way to pricey, especially considering how much its come down in price since first release. Maybe another year off to make it irresistible.
     
  7. nlp

    nlp Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just found this searching google images for NX500.

    ASUS_NX500.jpg
     
  8. TechNutz

    TechNutz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nice findings.. As usual, thick bezel is something that I really hate about Asus, unless they use black glossy glass to hide that thick display bezel...
     
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    That bezel isn't bad, most notebooks are similar or worse.
     
  10. Megol

    Megol Notebook Evangelist

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    Wait, do you really _want_ glossy glass?
     
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