ZenBook Pro sets its sights on Apple MacBook Pro

The ZenBook Pro UX501 has been announced by Asus, and with its reveal, it sets its sights squarely on Apple's MacBook Pro.


Asus has announced a new entry in its ZenBook series of notebooks that features a 15.6-inch 4K/UHD display, an Intel Core i7 processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics chip.

The ZenBook Pro UX501 features a slim chassis at 0.81-inches thin that houses a 4K/UHD IPS display with 100% sRGB color gamut, a wide 178-degree viewing angle, and a pixel density of 282 PPI. Underneath its hood is the Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, and the GTX 960M GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.

Other notable features includes a 512GB PCIe x4 SSD that is able to read/write at speeds of up to 1400MB/s, 802.11ac, a Thunderbolt 2.0, 3x USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an audio jack combo port, and an SD/SDXC card reader. The notebook also features a full-sized backlit keyboard with number pad.

The ZenBook Pro UX501 is available on the Asus Store and across select retailers for $1799.

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