As for the specifications, the ZenBook Pro UX501 (UX501JW-FJ221H) comes with a 15.6-inch 4K UHD display (3840x2160 pixels). It is powered by an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor (4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB cache) clocked at 2.6GHz (Turbo up to 3.6GHz) paired with Nvidia GeForce GTX960M GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM, and 8GB of RAM. Other features of the laptop include a 512GB SSD with read/ write speeds up to 1400MB/s -- which the company claims is 16 times faster than standard SATA 6Gbit/s hard disks.
Other features of the ZenBook Pro UX501 include an HD Web camera, apart from support for 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity options. On the software front, the laptop runs Windows 8.1, surprising considering Windows 10 has been out for more than a month now, however, it is eligible for a free upgrade.
Asus at the IFA 2015 trade show just past launched several new PCs, from gaming laptops and AIOs, to the VivoStick mini-computer USB dongle. The highlight of the gaming laptop launches was the Asus ROG GX700, which is the company's first water-cooled gaming laptop.