Asus Zenbook Pro UX_ 15' inch 2016 - Predictions & Speculation

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  1. Beachwave11

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    The current UX501 is a powerful BEAST with the latest graphics card, 4k display, SSD, great design, killer specs, ultra premium feel, everything about it is wonderful. It is the #1 true competitor to the overpriced, same specs MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 512gb, 2015 version except....... it's Windows and $1,000 cheaper. $1500 instead of $2500 MBP. Crazy price difference ! Asus is winning over a lot of people.

    Yes, technology is always changing, but Skylake is going to have radical big changes, redesign, 60% more energy efficient, etc. Skylake ultrabooks are worth waiting for & a big game changer, agreed by many.

    What type of specs do you think would realistically happen for the next iteration, refresh for the Asus Zenbook Pro UX___ 15 inch, 2016 version ? Guessing it will be announced in late 2015 - early 2016. Release date probably around April 2016, since the UX501 came out in April 2015, recently. Hoping for the same price point $1500. Small chance, maybe a 17 inch model, that would make Apple & other brands jealous, want to release new 17 inch Skylake ultrabooks too. It is inevitable. Also, I would like to see Asus make their outer display black bezels way thinner, by atleast half or 3 / 4. Or a infinity bezel display (Dell xps 13, 2015 infinity display looks sexy). The current 2015 ultrabooks in general, bezels' are way too thick & unattractive. Looks kinda dated, not modern.

    A lot of people complain about the current UX 501's 4k display & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M. Any experts know exactly why ? Is it because 4k doesnt matter much on a GTX960M, useless ?

    Graphics card - For the 2016 refresh, will probably be the GTX 980m, or whatever latest newest graphics card, Nvidia is planning for 2016. Can't wait, lots of hype for the new 2016 Skylake ultrabooks.
     
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  2. Eason

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    No chance of a real
    No chance of a real gpu. Expect a 965 at best (even that would be optimistic). 4 k is useless because you can't use it unless you're doing 4k video editing. The 960 is a weak gpu that can't even run games at 1080p
     
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    It can run 1080p games just at lower detail settings.
     
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  5. Eason

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    It is subjective, but as a gamer I would not accept anything less than 60fps unless it's a very heavy scene. And these are today's games, not upcoming ones. Also, my Dell laptop with a 4710 and 850gtx scored 50xx in 3dmark 11, so the 960gtx doesn't look like much, especially on the next generation of an expensive and large machine. I would not accept a 960 in anything over 1k usd unless it was a 14" or smaller Ultrabook. That's my taste, though.
     
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    The 965M uses a GM204 core so you simply wont find it in the smaller machines, it has a much larger footprint.
     
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    Mikaelft Notebook Consultant

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    Cant wait until skylake ux501 comes with skylake! Will sell my clevo and macintosh book air then.
     
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    You will struggle to properly cool a bigger GPU in a chassis like that.
     
  10. Eason

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    You can do it in a blade 14" with much older, hotter CPU, so I think a 970m is certainly possible. It's just a lot more expensive than a 960m and honestly they aren't selling enthusiast level power.
     
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