ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VD 15" Blue Full HD i5 GTX 1050 Laptop
15.6" ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VD-BN011T, FHD, i5 7300HQ, 8GB DDR4, 256GB M.2 SATA SSD, 4GB GTX 1050, 2xThunderbolt3, Win10FREE Antec PC/Peripheral Cleaning Kit worth £4.99
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ZenBook Pro is designed to entice you with pure, unadulterated power. Power to create your dreams. Power to fuel your imagination. Power to do whatever you want to do, anywhere and everywhere. Every part of ZenBook Pro has been crafted to make it faster, more powerful and more amazing than the previous generation — from its latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor to its gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 graphics and quad-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio. And every detail of its finish makes it even more beautiful than ever before — including its precision-engineered solid-aluminium unibody and stunning FHD NanoEdge display. The new ZenBook Pro is not just better: it’s the best.
Beauty: Enduring Elegance, Timeless Style
The elegant finish and refined profile of ZenBook Pro belies the power inside. Its precision-crafted solid-aluminium unibody features brilliant diamond-cut edges and the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid, with two sophisticated colour schemes — Royal Blue and Matte Black — that let you match your professional style. At just 18.9mm thin, with a travel-friendly weight of only 1.8kg, the ZenBook Pro is a gorgeous powerhouse that you can take anywhere.
Sleek and Elegant Design
ZenBook Pro is created via a complex process that requires over 40 steps to complete. The unibody is precisely carved from a single block of aluminium, and the lid is treated to a multi-stage polishing procedure to create the iconic ultra-fine spun-metal finish that gives it a lustrous, silky sheen. An advanced, computer-controlled machining process is then used to create the elegant diamond-cut edges, which are finely polished to a brilliant silver shine. The result is a breathtakingly exquisite laptop that offers the perfect combination of portability and productivity.
Royal Blue is inspired by the awe-inspiring beauty and power of the deep-blue ocean, an unstoppable force of nature.
Performance: Supreme Performance
The ZenBook Pro features a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 quad-core processor with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 graphics. Its astonishing processing power shames most desktops, and its fast up to 256GB SSD storage delivers great responsiveness.
Cooling System: Less Heat, More Power
Heat is the enemy of performance. The ZenBook Pro stays cool at all times with its highly efficient dual-fan cooling system that incorporates three heat pipes. Even though the new ZenBook Pro is more powerful than ever, this advanced cooling design keeps its external temperature 2.35°C cooler than the previous generation — ensuring maximum performance, anytime and anywhere.
CPU: Unstoppable Computing
ZenBook Pro is available with a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ quad-core processor, which is twice as powerful as a dual-core CPU. It offers better performance, versus the previous generation, and also provides the ability to boost operating frequency to 3.5GHz. This amazing processor ensures that ZenBook Pro has the power to match your imagination and creativity.
GPU: Gaming-Grade Graphics
ZenBook Pro uses up to the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 gaming-grade graphics with 4GB of GDDR5 video memory to deliver performance that’s nearly twice as fast as a GeForce GTX 960M GPU. This DirectX® 12-compatible graphics monster delivers all the horsepower you need for even the most graphics-intensive tasks, such as 3D rendering, video playback or ultra-detailed Full HD gaming. Whether you’re a designer, a developer or a gamer, you’ll get the best possible graphics performance with ZenBook Pro.
NanoEdge: Thinner Edges, More Display
The 15.6-inch NanoEdge display of the ZenBook Pro is truly remarkable. Along with Full HD resolution and 178° wide-view technology, it features an incredibly thin bezel along all four edges of the screen. This super-slim bezel is just 7.3mm wide at its narrowest point, providing a screen-to-body ratio of 83% — so you see more display and less frame.
Fitting a 15.6-inch display into a frame size that’s typical of a 14-inch laptop isn’t easy — but the NanoEdge bezel makes it possible. This super-slim bezel measures just 7.3mm at its narrowest point, giving ZenBook Pro an incredible 83% screen-to-body ratio. To create this amazing display, ASUS engineers had to overcome many technical challenges. For example, the best place for the camera is at the top of the display: but some rival thin-bezel designs make this impossible, meaning the camera has to be moved to an awkward location below the screen. For ZenBook Pro we managed to solve the problem, to ensure that the camera sits in in its traditional position despite the thinner bezel.
FHD Resolution: High Detail, More Natural Colours
With a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels — 4x more than Standard Definition — the Full HD NanoEdge display is something to behold. The ultra-wide 100% sRGB and 72% NTSC colour gamut of the display produces incredibly natural-looking colours, and 178° wide-view technology ensures a perfect picture even at acute viewing angles.
Audio: Quad-Speaker Harman Kardon Sound
To equip ZenBook Pro with unsurpassed audio performance, the ASUS Golden Ear team joined forces with audiophile specialists Harman Kardon to produce the next generation of ASUS SonicMaster audio technology. And the results are astonishing. With an array of four separate high-quality speakers powered by two smart amplifiers, ZenBook Pro offers true surround-sound that’s 2.5x louder than the previous generation, with a 1.6x-wider frequency response. This unique combination of hardware and ASUS SonicMaster software is how ZenBook Pro delivers the most incredible sound you’ve ever heard on a laptop.
Smart Amplifier: More Volume, Less Distortion
The speakers of ZenBook Pro are driven by smart-amplifier technology that delivers 2.5x louder volume with superb fidelity by intelligently monitoring voice coil movement to prevent distortion and damage. Special algorithms auto-detect the physical limits of the speaker components, allowing them to be driven at peak volumes without risk of damage. The result is distortion-free audio at volume levels that are simply not achievable using traditional amplifier technology.
Each stereo channel uses a pair of high-quality speakers: one larger woofer that is designed to handle the low-frequency sounds, and one smaller tweeter that delivers crystal-clear high frequencies. The end result is a four-speaker stereo system with truly remarkable sound covering a wider range of frequencies than ever before.
Connectivity: Comprehensive Connectivity
A comprehensive set of I/O ports — including two USB-C™ ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and an HDMI port — offer ultimate, hassle-free connectivity with the ZenBook Pro. And the integrated dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi supports speeds that are up to 6x faster than 802.11n*.
*Dual-band 2x2 802.11ac compared to 1x1 802.11n.
Thunderbolt™ 3: For Unlimited Possibilities
The two USB-C™ ports on the ZenBook Pro incorporate the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 technology for versatile, ultra-fast connections. Along with 40Gbps data transfer speeds — 2x faster than Thunderbolt™ 2 and 8x faster than USB 3.1 Gen 1 — Thunderbolt™ 3 supports power delivery and dual 4K UHD external displays, making ZenBook Pro a superb choice for graphics professionals.
Battery: All-Day Battery
ZenBook Pro uses a high-capacity 73Wh lithium-polymer battery and clever ASUS thermal engineering to provide up to 14 hours of battery life for productivity tasks, or up to 10 hours of Full HD video playback*. And it includes fast-charge technology that lets you recharge ZenBook Pro up to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes.
*Tested using MobileMark 2014 Productivity mode and MobileMark 2014 Video Playback mode. Test configuration: Intel® Core™ i5-8G/Full HD panel/GeForce® GTX 1050 4GB graphics.
Keyboard and Touchpad: No-Compromise Productivity
A laptop this powerful deserves an exceptional keyboard. The full-size silver-backlit keyboard of the ZenBook Pro offers impressive 1.5mm key travel, making typing more comfortable and more accurate. ZenBook Pro also includes a precision touchpad that’s cleverly engineered for maximum comfort and accuracy, with a glass covering for smooth control. The touchpad features palm-rejection technology and supports multi-touch gestures and handwriting. Features • High performance quad core 7th gen. Intel Core i5 processor.
• Discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics with 4GB of dedicated memory to drive your games in detail.
• Ultra Slim 15.6” NanoEdge Display with Full HD resolution ensures you can enjoy the latest games and content in glorious High-Definition.
• 8GB of the latest DDR4 memory for responsive multi-tasking.
• Large 256GB M.2 SATA SSD provides the ultimate combination of speed with high-capacity.
• Dual USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Ports with Thunderbolt 3 provide the ultimate connection to all your current & future devices.
• Built-in 802.11ac WiFi & Bluetooth allows for fast & reliable connections to home or work networks.
• White Backlit Keyboard is ideal for work or play in low-light.
• 8-cell Battery is designed to keep the ZenBook as long as you do.
• Windows 10 Home Operating System.
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Date Issued: 21st Oct 2008
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