The Zenbook 15.6" Ultrabook Computer from ASUS takes portability to the next level. With a slim profile of 0.77" and a weight of just over 4.5 pounds, this ASUS Zenbook was built for portable, high performance. While thin and relatively lightweight, this ASUS Zenbook is far from fragile. It has a spun aluminum lid with precision-etched concentric circles to match its silver hairline chassis for a solid build and stylish design.
The 15.6" WQHD+ widescreen display goes far beyond 1080p. The screen has a 2880 x 1620 native resolution powered by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics card with 2GB of discrete memory. The native resolution is the equivalent to four 720p HD screens. The screen also features in-plane switching (IPS) technology, which provides wider viewing angles and better uniform color reproduction.
The system is powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-3632QM processor. It also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, dual 256GB solid state drives in RAID 0 mode, a 2-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. It also has built-in Bang & Olufsen ICEpower stereo speakers with an included ASUS subwoofer.
Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 Pro introduces a redesigned Start Screen with tiles that update in real-time. Windows 8 Pro also focuses on cloud storage as well as offers various apps through the Windows Store. Windows 8 Pro also focuses on data security. Bitlocker drive encryption helps protect corporate data on this ThinkPad X1 Carbon, thanks to its TPM chip. SmartScreen services help protect you from malicious sites and software on the Internet. Windows 8 Pro provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
ASUS Zenbook UX51VZ
- Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 Performance
- The ASUS Zenbook houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3623QM processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 2.2GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.2GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 6MB L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to push the quad cores into eight virtual cores, which allows you to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently
- 15.6" WQHD+ LED-Backlit Display
- The 15.6" widescreen LED-backlit display on the ASUS Zenbook has an enormous WQHD+ 2880 x 1620 native resolution. The native resolution can fit up to four 720p windows. The 16:9 aspect ratio allows you to view 720p and 1080p content with ease. The screen also has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel for wider viewing angles and uniform color reproduction. You can also output video to a larger external display, such as a HDTV, via the HDMI port
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M Graphics
- Built for a visually stunning experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics card arms you with high quality technologies including nVIDIA 3D Vision, dynamic PhysX effects, high performance nVIDIA Verde drivers, and more. Based on DirectX 11 technology, tessellation can dynamically extend new triangles and textures for making images more detailed
- Listen to the Revolution
- Exclusive to ASUS is SonicMaster Premium technology, which was approved and co-developed by world-famous Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. SonicMaster Premium brings living audio to Zenbooks with precise processing protocols, a large variety of codecs, superior speaker construction and large resonance chambers for impactful enjoyment. Experience the fidelity that revitalizes vocals and amazing sound quality through advanced sound enhancement. The ASUS Zenbook also comes with an ASUS subwoofer you can plug in so you'll get that extra bass for your music and movies
- Slim Profile. Stunning Design
- The ASUS Zenbook has a thickness of only 0.77" and a weight of 4.5 pounds. Built with finely crafted aluminum in unitary construction, the ASUS Zenbook has a unique spun design on the lid with precision-etched concentric circles and a silver hairline finish on the body
- Stay Connected
- The ASUS Zenbook features 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi so you can stay connected. With three USB 3.0 ports, you'll be able transfer data ten times faster than USB 2.0. Bluetooth 4.0 technology also lets you sync your favorite peripherals, such as a wireless mouse for added convenience
Windows 8 Pro
- The Redesigned Start Screen
- Windows 8 Pro introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a more tablet style design featuring tiles that are customizable to your liking and that update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen
- To the Cloud
- With Windows 8 Pro, you'll be able to bring all your personalized Start screens with you by signing into your Microsoft account. When signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your own Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to your services as well, such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
- Windows Store
- In the Windows Store you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it
- BitLocker drive encryption helps protect corporate data on mobile PCs that include a trusted platform module (TPM) chip. BitLocker now encrypts hard drives more quickly, helping to keep your data safe without interrupting your productivity. BitLocker also supports encrypted drives
- SmartScreen services help protect you from malicious sites and software on the Internet. It checks the reputation of any new app or website in order to keep you safe no matter what browser you're using. This helps prevent malware and other viruses from infiltrating your PC or your corporate network
- DirectAccess allows remote users to more securely and seamlessly access resources inside of a corporate network without having to launch a separate virtual private network (VPN) connection
- Windows Media Center
- Windows Media Center lets you turn your PC into a home entertainment system that can play and record high-definition TV (if you have additional tuner hardware), DVDs and CDs. It also has a software DVR that can play photo slideshows and Internet TV content