ASUS unveil their 15-inch Ultrabook, Zenbook U500VZ

ASUS' 15-inch Ultrabook gets announced, Zenbook U500VZ even sports a numeric keypad.

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Finally, we're seeing a company branch out from the usual 11- and 13-inch Ultrabooks, and announce a 15-inch Ultrabook. ASUS have announced the Zenbook U500VZ which sports a 1920x1080 15-inch IPS-based panel, drool.

ASUS unveil their 15-inch Ultrabook, Zenbook U500VZ |

Thanks to its larger design, it has the room for a separate numeric keypad, if that's your thing. The entire keyboard is backlit, and all of this arrives in a package which measures just 19.7mm at its thickest point.

ASUS' Zenbook U500VZ, if you've noticed, has lost the Prime suffix, because the design of the Ultrabook isn't ultra-thin. It does however tag along the Zenbook Prime's upgraded screen and new keyboard. The ASUS Zenbook U500VZ sports Intel's Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor, an optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU, and storage-wise you've got some options. The Ultrabook sports two 2.5-inch drive bays, meaning you can scoop up two large SSDs if you really wanted to. ASUS offers a 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD option, if you want the best of both worlds.

I've personally been waiting for a 15-inch Ultrabook, and this is looking to fix my needs.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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