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

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  1. dogi

    dogi Newbie

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    Gosh, I so need this laptop with touch.. without dedicated GPU and RAID.

    I love the sleekiness of this machine, but do not play games at all, so GPU is just a waste of money and battery life. RAID with SSDs is also something that I really do not see use for in real life, for myself at least.

    But there's not too many options in this category (FHD and 15" are must), is there?
     
  2. filly444

    filly444 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm in the same boat dogi. Limited options though. Anyone know where this is on display in the US?

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  3. Terpen Tijn

    Terpen Tijn Notebook Consultant

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    I'm long past any return period, unfortunately.

    I've communicated to Asus TSD that the new BIOS is an improvement, but that I still consider the idle sound level to be annoying. The thing is cold as a rock when idling, so just turn those fans off already. Sigh.
     
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    I broke my Elitebook 8740W (nuclear power plant) and needed a decent laptop for my studies, like ASAP.
    So, I got this laptop for a week now, & can say: complete care about the fan noise. It's noticeable, but ain't annoying.
    It's like buying a Porsche and complaining about the sound. Really can't imagine this is too loud for some...

    Anyway, most of the times I enjoy the music. The sound -even without woofer- is great. Build-quality and performance is outstanding. I've also noticed the webcam was too dark, so increased the brightness & decreased the contrast, that should work.
     
  5. Ordacle

    Ordacle Notebook Guru

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    The HDD+SSD, non-touch version is still nowhere to be found, right? If it ever does come out, do you reckon its HDD as likely to have propietary connectors too (making its replacement unfeasible)?

    I am thinking more and more that I will have to settle for ersatz. What alternatives are out there that sacrifice portability the least? I'd consider the N56vz to be just about the biggest/heaviest I'd like to handle.
     
  6. mporange

    mporange Notebook Guru

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    This is also a crucial question for me. Can anyone clarify?


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  7. Necrodox

    Necrodox Notebook Enthusiast

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    So I'm curious to know, will this laptop be offered around the $1000 price range or are we looking at $1500+ easy?
     
  8. alfling

    alfling Notebook Deity

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    LOL. More in the 1800+ USD range

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  9. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Yes with the IPS panel, quad and the nvidia GPU don't expect it to be cheap.
     
  10. amac1000

    amac1000 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I paid £1500 GBP, so that's around $3000 USD, no?
     
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