ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE Owners' Lounges

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  1. Morphiex

    Morphiex Notebook Enthusiast

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    ASUS ZenBook UX580GE 15.6" UHD touch
    GeForce GTX1050Ti, Core i9-8950HK, 16GB RAM,


    CPU :
    I
    ntel Core i9 (8. gen) 8950HK / 2.9 GHz
    4.8 GHz
    6 Cores
    12 MB
    Mobile Intel HM370

    Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

    MEMORY :
    RAM 16 GB (soldered)
    DDR4 SDRAM
    2400 MHz

    STORAGE :
    512 GB SSD - (M.2) PCIe - NVM Express (NVMe)

    SCREEN :
    15.6" - Super IPS+ display
    3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD 4K)
    Widescreen
    16:9
    300 cd/m²
    72% NTSC, ASUS EyeCare Technology

    GPU :
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti - 4 GB GDDR5 SDRAM

    SOUND :
    Harman/kardon-stereospeakers
    ASUS SonicMaster, ASUS AudioWizard

    INPUTS :
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
    2 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2/Thunderbolt 3
    Headphones/Microphone Combination Jack input
    HDMI
    MicroSD

    CONNECTION :
    802.11ac
    Bluetooth 5.0

    BATTERY :
    8-cells litiumion
    71 Wh
    9.5 Hours




    Got it two days ago, so far ive just used it for 10 minutes to see how it looks and functions.


    Initial Review:

    Looks:

    It looks great, the deep blue with the gold is a nice combination, its quite normal weight for a 15 laptop i feel. But the build of it is great. It is a fingerprint magnet though, within a minute the back has major smudges. The back has a nice aluminium finish with faint circular stripes visible, i dont like that the back is a bit loose, ie that you can push the back in a bit, id rather it was fully solid back rather than a hardback. Inside it looks great, again nice aluminiumish finish, there isnt many smudges inside though. Just wish that back was a solid one and the curves were perhaps a little less.

    Overall id give the looks a
    9.0 / 10

    Screen:

    The UHD Screen is amazing to look at. Colors are vibrant and full. The different screen modes helps choosing the type of work you want to do. The Touchscreen itself although visually pleasing, the texture feel of the screen itself is a bit plasticy. It functions OK as a touchscreen. Although i haven't really explore the possibilities of a laptop touch screen. Ive only had 17.3 inch laptops for the last 10+ years. SO going to a 15.6 is a bit new. But overall the screen is beautiful. The colors are fantastic.

    Overall id give the screen a
    10.0 / 10

    Sound:

    The speakers are fantastic. Although some expressed concern about downward facing speakers, they are still quite loud and clear. Great sound with the harmon/kardon build. Music sounded fantastic. Really loud speakers when on max. Bass level felt quite good as well. Fills out the room quite easily. For a laptop the speakers are really well made.

    Overall id give the sound a
    9.5 / 10

    Keyboard:

    The keyboard is a bit of a letdown. I would prefer a better tactile response. The keys look nice and are nice and large, perhaps a bit too large. just a bit. The tactile response is very soft. the key placement is ok, id prefer some differences but do understand the limitations of it being a laptop and a 15 inch.

    Overall id give the keyboard a
    5.0 / 10


    TrackpadScreen:

    The trackpad screen is the new innovation of laptop design. Although its just introduced i can really see the functionality and benefit of having a secondary screen for secondary inputs. I dont know about using it as a secondary viewing screen, but as a quick secondary input field with a GUI built for applications and such, i can see some great possibilities there. I think other laptop makers will eventually follow this way. I liked having a dropdown menu with access to music, calculator, numpad and such. Textile wise, the touchpad is pretty much the same as normal touchpads. Its a clickable touchpad. SO it functions pretty much same as a normal touchpad. You can also just use f6 to turn off the touchpad screen and use it as a normal touchpad without distracting images/light, or you can keep it going with the screen on and use it as a touchpad at the same time. Either way Asus is really the only one who has created something new in terms of innovation for the laptop in the last 10 years i think. We will just have to wait and see how app and game devs will utilize it in the future.

    Overall id give the TouchpadScreen a
    7.5 / 10


    GPU/Gaming:

    NOT REVIEWED YET

    Overall id give the GPU/Gaming a
    - / 10

    Heat & Noise:

    NOT REVIEWED YET

    Overall id give the Heat & Noise a
    - / 10

    Battery:

    NOT REVIEWED YET

    Overall id give the Battery a
    - / 10



    I wanted to test the CPU/GPU and heat with a clean windows without the extra ads and bloatware so installed a new windows into it but then i found out that asus has not released the drivers and utilities for the laptop, and their support says they wont release em until next month at the latest.

    The laptop does not come with a disk for drivers and utilities. So the asus touchpadscreen does not work, the touchpad itself seems to not work. I had lots of issues trying to install windows on it, the bios although being modern really didnt want to find a bootable usb.

    Im hoping someone here may have better luck in finding the drivers than i did, because Asus currently only have a bios file in their support page for the UX580GE and UX580GD
     
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    Maurizio635 Newbie

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    got mine Saturday, I hope I'm unlucky but I have to return it back and wait the new exchange since it coil whine so bad
     
  3. Ernesto Cervantes

    Ernesto Cervantes Newbie

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    Where did you get them? How can I buy one?
     
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    I got mine from Harvey Norman Flagship Millenia Walk in Singapore
     
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    Support.1@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    Thank you for the review.
     
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