Asus Zenbook NX500

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  1. Megol

    Megol Notebook Evangelist

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    Power, VGA mini port, HDMI, USB 3 (super speed icon). No DisplayPort, no Thunderbolt port :(
    I wonder what the line in the front is for. Battery status perhaps? Could be just decoration.
     
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    VGA mini port? I believe the port right next to power is DisplayPort.
     
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    Personally, I dont mind if it's glossy or matte.. I just wishing they have thinner display bezel just like MacBook Pro... :)
     
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    It uses the same symbol Asus uses for their existing VGA mini port. The DisplayPort symbol is a black D fused with a white P as seen here: DisplayPort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Well I do mind. I'll not buy an Apple machine until they can deliver matte screens and if Asus decides to offer the NX500 only with a glare screen (or glare glass sheet) I'll not buy one of those either...
     
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    you dont have to worry though..the upcoming NX500 is really will coming with anti-glare display...
     
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    why would you want 4k in a note book? seems like a waste.
     
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    I am interested in this notebook, but if it doesn't have at least two user replaceable m.2 or msata drives + either an 850m/860m maxwell based gpu I will likely wind up going with the gigabyte p35g v2 (provided the 860m in the p35g v2 turns out to be maxwell based).

    Unfortunately, Asus tends to like proprietary drive interfaces on their zenbook line so I think that will be the nail in the coffin. Shame too, the zenbooks have great build quality.

    The MSI gs60 would have been a 'shut up and take my money notebook', but they keplered it :(.

    I can't bring myself to buy a Lenovo y50 given security concerns regarding their hardware.

    C'mon Dell, add the 860m maxwell to your XPS 15!

    Edit:

    I was avoiding the Lenovo as there have been rumors of hardware-level security issues, but it appears they may have been false.


    Report of issues:
    Spy agencies ban Lenovo PCs on security concerns

    Lenovo refuting claim:
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...HQ5ldK5XlFPwPpG-05jCoXw&bvm=bv.63934634,d.cWc

    Australia Department Of Defence Claiming the Report Was Factually Incorrect:
    Defence News and Media » Media articles in The Australian Financial Review, 27 and 29 July 2013

    CIO Article regarding the FUD
    False Lenovo Security Report Only Strengthens World's Top PC Maker - CIO.com
    IT Business Edge Article regarding the FUD
    FUD Attack Against Lenovo May Actually Showcase Security Advantage
     
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