Asus ZenBook UX51VZ-XB71 Review

September 12, 2013 by Michael Wall Reads (169,454)



With its stylish and durable build, strong performance and high-resolution display the Asus ZenBook provides the perfect alternative to users looking for high-end display oriented device on Microsoft’s platform.

However, for the average user the Asus ZenBook is likely a bit too expensive for what it brings to the table. While the 2880 x 1620 resolution is absolute luxury, most users will find the standard 1920 x 1080 display in the Asus ZenBook UX51VZ-DH71 to be more than suitable and with comparable performance at nearly $1,000 than the 2013 model the DH71 is far friendlier on the wallet as well.

While the Asus ZenBook arguably offers the best substitute to the Apple MacBook Pro, the Pro’s Retina display still manages to come out on top. While the two displays are comparable and the ZenBook offers a brighter display, the MacBook Pro ultimately offers a more detailed image with greater color contrast. Additionally, most of Apple’s applications are “Retina-aware” meaning that the UI elements are enlarged while the actual content gets displayed at 1:1 ratio. Windows users can achieve much of the same functionality by tinkering with the options, but the Windows 8 tile screen is not optimized for a large resolution display such as this.

The Asus ZenBook proves to be a great solution for users who need a high-resolution display on Microsoft’s operating system, but for everyone else there are likely more affordable notebook options that will meet your needs.


  • Solid Design
  • Beautiful Display
  • Strong Performance
  • Long-Lasting Battery


  • Expensive
  • Heat-Up Easily
  • No Fourth-Gen Processor
  • No Touch Screen


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  1. AlexPKS

    Thanks for the helpful review, it was helpful to me.