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

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  1. cornz

    cornz Notebook Enthusiast

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    I got a support reply today from the German support:

    Sehr geehrter Herr xxxx,

    in kürze wird für das Gerät ein Bios Update erscheinen.
    Dieses behebt das von Ihnen beschriebene Verhalten der Lüfter.


    Bitte fügen Sie einer Antwort immer den gesamten Schriftverkehr bei!

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

    Pierre Sacher

    Technical Support Division [P06S]

    Customer Service Center
    ASUS Computer Germany

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    ASUS Notebook Support Division

    They say that a BIOS update is released in the near future which fixes the fan issue.
     
  2. alfling

    alfling Notebook Deity

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    Sorry if I repost this, but it was overwhelmed by the news about a possible updated BIOS, and I think it can be useful for all of us not yet 100% sure about buying this laptop.
     
  3. cornz

    cornz Notebook Enthusiast

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    I can't really say anything about the power of the GT645 but about VRAM since I recently had to deal with it because with my Desktop PC I'm using 2 30inch monitors (2560x1600 res). Since I want to play some games in rare cases I looked into VRAM. You basically only need a lot of VRAM if you play in high resolutions and this is not even true for EVERY game. 1GB of VRAM should be enough for most of the current games (most recent ego shooters might be tricky) in Full HD.
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    If the UX52 really have GDDR5 VRAM like the UX51 the performance difference should be very small in most cases. How much VRAM size affect performance depends strongly on the game and also on the quality settings - higher quality in most cases require a lot of VRAM for a small visible change IMHO.
    GT 645M uses the same silicon as the GT 650M so the difference should just be binning.
     
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    I hope that. It should be a little less expensive than UX51, and performances should be slightly inferior only to N56VZ and UX51VZ. Has it been released in some country?
     
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    vayu64 Notebook Consultant

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    Those pictures here were taken in a store by my nokia n9:

    My eyes tell me that the 'retina' shows the color red better than Asus, what do you say about that?
    Asus has one advantage, it blocks out all reflections very good.
    Next time there I will try to take one single shot with those machines placed next to each other.
     

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    Retina's colours look more vivid, probably because of the much higher contrast. BUT they look very good to me anyway :thumbsup:
     
  9. vayu64

    vayu64 Notebook Consultant

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    Yes, to us mortal being:D, there is really no wrong with Asus. Except the fan noise of course, and the screen should be a little brighter too.
     
  10. oneforwall

    oneforwall Notebook Consultant

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    Here is yet another review. This time by Digital Trends:

    ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz Review

    A rating of 9.5/10!
    Biggest gripe: The fan noise

    BTW, any news on the new BIOS firmware 204?
     
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