Zenbook U500 Announced: 15.6" HD IPS, GT650M, Quad-Core i7...

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  1. kanuk

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    http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Superior_Mobility/ASUS_ZENBOOK_Touch_U500VZ/

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    Processor Intel® Core&#8482; i7 3632QM/3612QM Processor
    Operating System Windows 8
    Windows 7 Professional
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Windows 7 Home Basic
    Chipset Intel® Chief River Chipset HM77
    Memory OnBoard Memory 4 GB , DIMM Up to 4 G
    Display 15.0" 16:9 HD with EWV (1366 x 768) /IPS FHD (1920x1080) LED Backlight anti-glare
    Graphic NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Storage 500GB RPM With 24 GB SSD
    500GB RPM With 128 GB SSD
    128GB RPM RAID0 Technology
    256GB RPM RAID0 Technology
    Card Reader 2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC) card reader ( SD )
    Camera HD Web Camera *2
    Networking Integrated 802.11 a/g/n
    Built-in Bluetooth&#8482; V4.0
    *3
    Interface 1 x COMBO audio jack
    3 x USB 3.0 port(s)
    1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
    1 x HDMI *3
    1 x Mini VGA
    1 x SD card reader
    Audio Built-in Speakers And Microphone
    Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®
    Additional subwoofer
    Battery 8Cells 4750 mAh 70 Whrs Polymer Battery
    Power Adapter Output :
    19 V DC, A, 90 W
    Input :
    100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
    Dimensions 380 x 254.5 x 6 ~19.7 mm (WxDxH)
    380 x 254.5 x 6 ~20.0 cm (WxDxH)
    *4
    Weight 2.06 kg
    2.16 kg
    *5
    Manufacturer Warranty 2-year limited International hardware warranty. *different by country
    On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
    OS (Windows® 7 ) install/uninstall consultation
    Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
    ASUS software supporting
    Note *1:
    &#8226;Mobile Intel® HM76 Express Chipset (w/o Raid0)
    &#8226;Mobile Intel® HM77 Express Chipset (w/ Raid0)
    *2:HD 720p CMOS with Array Microphone
    *3:Intel Advanced-N 6235(dual band, 2x2 Wi-Fi/BT combo HMC module)
    *4:
    &#8226;380 * 254.5 * 6 ~ 19.7mm(w/o touch screen)
    &#8226;380 * 254.5 * 6 ~ 20.0mm(w/ touch screen)
    *5:
    &#8226;2.06KG(W/O HDD)
    &#8226;2.16KG(w/ HDD)

    w/o built in ODD, optional external ODD
    Backlit chiclet Keyboard / Click pad with 3 fingers multi-touch
    Battery Life - 7hrs
     
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    I'm interested in this if it packs DDR5 650M's
     
  3. kanuk

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    Even if it's DDR3, that's still quite good for this class of laptop. Everything else in this form factor (except the MBP) has a 640M or less.
     
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    ASUS U500VZ-CN046H 15.6inch FHD+IPS Matt Intel i7-3612QM NV GT 650M 2G GDDR5 VRAM 8192MB DDRIII 1600 128SSD+128SSD 8 cell W8-64-bit
     
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    Provided that thing has no cooling issues, they're going to destroy the 15" multimedia market with this thing, especially if it's a price that starts at anything less than $1600. Goodbye to the Samsung NP700Z5C, XPS 15, N56VZ, Envy 15, etc. Looks like our Macbook Retina PC alternative has arrived!

    I ordered an Envy 15t-3200 that I may cancel or return now.
     
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    EXACTLY!!! Hopefully people don't start calling this a MBPR rip off, differences are this will mostly be USER UPGRADEABLE, dual HD with more initial storage, and quad core cpu and 650m graphics in a portable PC. This hopefully gets right what the MBPR got wrong.
     
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    My wait for the Gigabyte U2442 has been put to an end by this beast of an Ultrabook. Core i7 quad-core, 650M, Full HD matted ISP display, slimmer and lighter compared to other high performance 15.6" laptops. Can't wait!!
     
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    Does anybody know the release date?

    I hope its soon, so I can sent my xps15 back right now!
     
  9. kanuk

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    I'm looking forward to seeing hands-on reviews of the temperature though. It's only 0.77" thick and a quad-core i7 with 650M can run pretty damn hot (see the MBP). I don't know what the heat difference between 3610QM and 3612QM is, but still. The u2442n only has a dual-core i5 and a 640M and it's a bit thicker (0.83").


    Late October.
     
  10. sockfish

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    The 3612QM has a TDP of 35W vs 45W of the 3610QM. The clock speed default and turbo boost is 0.2 ghz slower as well.

    I'm nervous about the temperature seeing how hot everything has been getting plus all of the throttling issues everywhere. I was under the impression that thin form factor and cool temps do not play well.

    The U500 must have two fans otherwise there is a good chance that it will overheat.
     
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