Asus is reportedly working on a new 15 inch ultrabook with a 4K, Ultra HD display. It’s called the Asus Zenbook NX500 and the laptop reportedly an aluminum body, an anti-glare display, and Bang & Olufsen audio.

Asus Zenbook NX500

The Zenbook NX500 wouldn’t be the first 15 inch ultrabook from Asus. It’ll likely replace the aging Asus UX51 line of ultrabooks which have measly 1080p touchscreen screens and Intel Ivy Bridge processors.

Details about the new model are pretty scarce, but it seems likely the laptop will have an Intel Haswell CPU, and I wouldn’t rule out a discrete graphics card to help power the Ultra HD display (Intel’s integrated graphics could probably get the job done without any help, but Asus tends to charge premium prices for its 15 inch Zenbooks, so the new model will probably have the premium specs to match).

I’ve always been a bit wary of lumping 15 inch and large ultrathin notebooiks into the same category as smaller “ultrabooks,” when they can weigh as much as 5 pounds. But an Asus laptop that measures less than an inch thick, weighs less than 5 pounds, and has a 4K display certainly sounds like something to keep an eye out for.

via Notebook Italia

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7 replies on “Asus Zenbook NX500 4K ultrabook on the way”

  1. I hope they put at the very least an Nvidia 840 in this. If it gets an Intel crap GPU I won’t buy it.

  2. maybe its just my eyes getting old but I don’t see the benefit of going over ~1600×900 on a 15.6″ display. Are we seeing a raw specs pissing match here?

  3. I hope more companies bring any kind of improved display monitor at
    an affordable price.

    I’m waiting for an up to 25.5″ monitor with better than
    2560 x 1440 resolution, coming in below $300.

  4. Unless new Windows versions fix the scaling algorithm to compensate for higher-res displays, 2K would do a lot more harm than good

  5. If they have a UHD display (not DCI 4K, so not 4K, just fyi) and a discrete GPU I hope they bump up the battery capacity to match say a macbook pro retina or a dell xps 15, 60Wh when you have that kind of load just doesn’t cut it however the extra battery really bumps up the weight and thickness

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