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Asus UX51VZ
7.3 out of 10

Asus UX51VZ

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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome Laptop but problem with charging port

Aaron T., Newegg
6 February 2015
  • Pros: Sleek and well though out design. Keyboard and screen are top notch. The sound and speakers are really great too. Windows 8 is well integrated and the laptop boots up really fast even after a year of use.
  • Cons: After a year and half the ac adapter was getting looser and looser. One day when I plugged it in I heard a snap. The laptop would no longer charge. I sent it out for repair and the ac adapter had snapped off the motherboard at the solder points. This is a problem with many newer laptops as I unde...
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Overall 8
8.0

Updated review "I got a bad one"

Thomas D., Newegg
21 January 2014
  • Summary: While Newegg ultimately did the right thing, I was disappointed with their RMA process. After spending 4 days trying to convince myself that there wasn't a problem with the previous machine, I finally concluded that it wasn't something I was doing wrong, etc and decided to send it back.
  • Pros: I am reviewing my replacement after the first one came with a dent on the screen bezel and would not power up intermittently. I am happy to say that this one works as advertised. The display is very crisp. The keyboard is great. Super fast boot times. Keypad is a vast improvement over my Asus UX3...
  • Cons: Run time is as others posted - about 3.5 hrs with normal load. Because the screen resolution is so high, it took some fiddling with display settings to get it so that text is readable for me. The fan noise is more noticeable than other laptops I've had.
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost Perfect

James Fredericks, Amazon
17 January 2014
  • Summary: This laptop hits the mark at almost every angle. The performance is almost at a gaming PC level. For a laptop so light and sleek the power they stuff into this thing is really amazing. The discreet graphics can run just about any game out today at normal settings with little hicup.
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Overall 8
8.0

AWESOME LAPTOP

Patrick C., Newegg
23 October 2013
  • Summary: If you can afford it, I recommend it.
  • Pros: I bought this laptop for my wife the scientist in hopes that I won't have to buy another for many years and I am assured already that it was a good investment. I only wanted to spend half as much but the sang falls true one more time, (You get what you pay for). The notebook is lightening fast. I...
  • Cons: Windows 8 is 100% BULL$H!T... If I wanted at app driven OS I would have bought an Apple. I hope Microsoft pulls their head out of their bum and realizes there are still people out here that want a computer to just be a computer and not another iPhone with a keyboard. EVEN THOUGH Windows 8 is tras...
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Overall 8
8.0

beautiful display

Luke G., Newegg
23 July 2013
  • Summary: If this laptop had the new Haswell processor it would be hands down a 5egg and extremely recommended. Needs the new Haswell for the extended battery life, and would be nice to have the newer 700 series geforce vid card.
  • Pros: Beautiful HiDPI display (retina) 2880x1620 with amazing viewing angles and deep true colors. Excellent design by Asus on their zenbook, very slim and comfortable. The keyboard is one of the best I have ever typed on and it includes a full numpad. Best combination of size (15.6", ultraportable, an...
  • Cons: Not many, performs excellently in almost every facet. If I had to complain the first would be the price, very expensive... the second would be that the battery life is NOT 7hours as advertised. I would put it at around 3.5hrs during normal use, but in battery saver or lower screen brightness you ...
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Overall 8
8.0

The light weight is great

sue stroh, Amazon
18 July 2013
  • Summary: The laptop itself is very light because it has solid state drive. I wish they can make the battery charger lighter, too. When you take the laptop for the road the lightness of the computer itself is great but you still have to carry the heavy charger. I love the sleek design of this laptop!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great light laptop

Wendy S. Weingart, Amazon
28 June 2013
  • Summary: I bought this laptop in spite of some misgivings based on the negative comments of other writers. The guy who bashed Windows 8 was ridiculous (because his problems were with Windows 8, not this machine), but I was concerned about the edges mentioned by the other writer.
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Overall 8
8.0

No optical drive

Lisa N., Newegg
2 December 2012
  • Summary: Difficult to load Office 2010, when there is no optical drive and you have 3 CDs for the software.
  • Pros: Awesome laptop for mobility. 4 lbs!
  • Cons: Overlooked the fact that there is no optical drive. Would have been nice for NewEgg to suggest this in "May We Suggest". Not a deal breaker though.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just short of Perfect

seek&find, Amazon
29 November 2012
  • Summary: Accessories included: * External subwoofer. * Mini VGA to VGA adaptor cable. * Micro USB to USB adaptor cable (not sure what this is for). * DVD with WIN8 drivers. Not very useful for a machine without a DVD drive. Bloatware: * McAfee. * Microsoft Office 10 Starter. * MS Store.
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Overall 8
8.0

An Almost Perfect Laptop

Will C., Amazon
19 November 2012
  • Summary: If you're someone who prefers Windows over OS X, then you've probably identified the Asus UX51VZ as a potential windows-competitor to the Apple Macbook Pro Retina. My wife has the MBPr, so I have had some experience with it.
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