Despite stunning 4K display, the Asus ZenBook Pro is no MacBook Pro rival

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So you want a powerful laptop that doesn’t have a name starting with Mac and also doesn’t sacrifice size and battery life for performance? That’s tough

I love Windows, but it’s hard to find a portable desktop that doesn’t feel like a brick in the bag, or that is a powerhouse just for a few hours. I’m all for beefing up those shoulders with all-day lugs around the city, but breaking tables at a coffee shop is where I draw the line.

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Asus has tried to capture Apple’s design with a bit of its own flair, all while drowning us in high-end components and a behemoth of a laptop. The ZenBook Pro UX501, which starts at $1,500, has very little zen. It definitely feels like an overpriced college textbook and it’s without a doubt for professionals. Read more…

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