ASUS Zenbook Touch U500VZ: Specs & Features

News of the Zenbook Touch series has been around for a while; ASUS has launched the ASUS Zenbook U500VZ and displayed on its website. This is an ultra portable laptop with incredible performance and excellent graphics. Since Windows 8 has now been out in the market, it is obvious to find more portable laptops/ultrabooks with touch panels.

Like the earlier ASUS versions, the ASUS Zenbook U500VZ has thin alloy body. However the new addition is coming up with 1080p IPS touch screen. The highlights are the powerful Intel® Core i7 quad-core standard-voltage processor and 8GB memory that improves the computing performance whereas the NVIDIA® GT650M graphics with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM gives incredible display performance. It has a 15.6” Full HD display and a multi-touch fingertip control with Windows 8. Other highlights include dual 256GB SSD flash drives. The laptop is only 20 mm high and the look is very sleek.

ASUS Zenbook U500VZ

ASUS Zenbook U500VZ(Source: ASUS)

Technical Specs of ASUS Zenbook U500VZ:

  • Manufacturer: ASUS
  • Model: ASUS S500 Zenbook
  • Display: 300nits 15.6” 16:9 FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) with multi-touch screen
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ 35W Standard Voltage QC i7-3612QM/i7-3632QM
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 512 GB HDD
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0 (3 ports), HDMI, SD Card reader, LAN, Bluetooth
  • OS: Windows 8

The ASUS Zenbook U500VZ touchscreen laptop uses Intel i7 quad core processor accompanied by 4 GB of DDR3 memory and storage solutions hybrid hard disks as primary storage and solid state drives as a cache to increase performance.

The ASUS Zenbook U500VZ is a lightweight ultrabook weighing just 2.2 kg. It supports external optical drive. Its connectivity is very complete as can be expected of an ultrabook and includes Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, multiple USB 3.0 ports, HDMI or Webcam.

With such high performing hardware in a small machine it is expected to have some heating issues. The price for ASUS Zenbook U500VZ is yet to be declared which can be expected in CES next week, however above features with Windows 8 and touch screen looks pretty impressive.