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    Overview of Business Ultrabook ASUSPRO PU500

    Review ASUSPRO PU500

    In the product line of practically every major notebook manufacturer present business model, focused on business users. In the case of the ASUS talking about families of P and B, whose members may well attract the attention of not only the clerk's office, but also ordinary people who are looking for practical, reliable and ergonomic device for active service. Today we'll tell you exactly about a model - 15.6-inch business Ultrabook ASUSPRO PU500, Which features a durable metal housing with a complete lack of gloss and a range of professional features.

    Design

    Ultrabook ASUSPRO PU500 Refers to the line-up of business class with a basic set of features, more functional models worth looking at B-Series ASUSPRO. The design of a black ultrabook with matte surfaces and straight lines of the silhouette can be characterized as "severe", the weight of the thin 15.6-inch model is not more than 2 kg.

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    Cover ultrabook is fully decorated sheet metal with a faint horizontal structure, located in the center of the company's logo. At the top of the cover can be found distinctive visor, but open only Ultrabook with it does not work, the operation panel will hold a second hand. The angle of the screen noticeably wider than the standard 45 degrees from the normal. Edging the matrix with a matte surface is made of rough-glare material in its upper part is a webcam and array microphones. Rod display module is made by shelving scheme in the general niche at the junction with the base body is placed radiator cooling system.

    Review ASUSPRO PU500

    Operating panel and sides ASUSPRO PU500 Designed as a single metal piece, but the lower part of the body ultrabook - plastic, though, and has a very pleasant to the touch softtach coating. Here is traditionally nothing especially interesting addition to a number of holes for air intake almost the entire width of the body and a pair of speakers in the corners closest to the user. The rear face of the housing is empty because of the design of the hinge on the front four handed activity light green and white glow.

    Review ASUSPRO PU500

    The sides of the body noticeably sharp, no optical drive, and all the connectors are in a distant part of the body. Left is a slot for memory cards SD, combined audio port, two USB 2.0 ports with the possibility of charging external devices off and Kensington lock hole. Right posted a single port USB 3.0, two full-size video output HDMI and D-sub, and finally at the end you can find a fold-out port RJ45 jack and charger. Last designed as a compact unit with a removable and non-removable mains lead with low-voltage side connector.

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    Ergonomics

    Worktop ultrabuka ASUSPRO PU500 Like the cover is made from a metal, while on the horizontal panel is used podladonnoy texture, whereas the substrate surface a matt keyboard did. The keyboard is made on the island ultrabook scheme, there is no built-in lighting, but there is no ingress of moisture. Despite the fact that the width of the working surface is not used in full, the keyboard layout is pretty good. The developers have done without traditional bottlenecks in block arrows and made in a dedicated numeric keypad layout, somewhat reducing the width of its keys, compared with character.

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    ASUSPRO PU500 Touchpad with two hardware buttons has a very respectable size and support a set of multi-touch gestures, so that he might save you from having to start a mouse. In addition to the keyboard and touchpad on the operation panel can only find the power button and fingerprint scanner.

    Functionality

    Ultrabook ASUSPRO PU500 Built on energy-efficient platform from Intel, depending on the configuration, it can be equipped with 17-watt Core i3/i5/i7 processors with integrated graphics 4000th series, a maximum of 6 to five gigabytes of RAM, and storage of data in the format of a regular hard drive or Hybrid variants based binder with SSD HDD.

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    Capacity permanent three-stage lithium-polymer battery is 44 Wh, which is not much considering the fact that most of the current Ultrabooks are equipped with rechargeable batteries with capacity of 5060 Wh. All configurations of the 15.6-inch model is equipped with opaque matrix TN + film with 1366 by 768 pixels, Full HD IPS or version does not provide even an option. The brightness of the screen from 25 to 180 cd/m2 in the range of 10 shades.

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    The testing device configuration Intel Core i3-3217U / 6 GB RAM / 320 GB HDD following results were obtained: PCMark 7 - 1780 points, 3Dmark 11 - P628, 3Dmark "Cloud Gate" - 3335 points. The Windows Experience Index was 5.6 points, and autonomy - almost two hours at maximum load, and five hours and forty minutes to load emulation mode.

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    As we have already mentioned, the model differs ASUSPRO PU500 A number of features that are not found in devices for home users. In particular, the keyboard is easy to cope with the spilled liquid, and the hard drive is not simply placed in a protected bay, but also is able to park at the head of dangerous acceleration. Ultrabook design was designed and tested with the expectation of higher operating load, which certainly have a positive impact on term of life of the device.

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    The results

    As a result, ASUSPRO PU500 - 15-inch ultrabook for professional use that is different metal body with high strength, Anti-glare matte screen, an ergonomic spill resistant keyboard and an extra hard drive protection. A similar set of characteristics may well be useful to users who are disappointed in the flow of flimsy glossy konsyumerskih models.

    Review ASUSPRO PU500

    Liked

    + Reinforced metal chassis weighing less than 2 kg

    + Ergonomic spill-resistant keyboard, a large touchpad with separate buttons

    + Display with a matte finish and an increased angle

    + Full set of required connectors, including full-length video outputs

    + Calm classic design

    + 3-year warranty

    Do not like it

    - Plastic base housing

    - Not the large capacity battery

    - TN-matrix of standard-definition

    ASUS PU500CA (PU500CA-XO016D)

    ASUS PU500CA (PU500CA-XO010D)

    ASUS PU500CA (PU500CA-XO021D)

    Type

    Ultrabook

    Ultrabook

    Ultrabook

    Screen size, inches

    15.6

    15.6

    15.6

    Type of matrix

    TN + film

    TN + film

    TN + film

    Type of covering the screen

    Matt

    Matt

    Matt

    Screen Resolution

    1366x768

    1366x768

    1366x768

    Processor Type

    Intel Core i3-3217U

    Intel Core i5-3317U

    Intel Core i7-3517U

    Frequency, GHz

    1.8

    1.7

    1.9

    Pre-installed OS

    DOS

    DOS

    DOS

    Mass, kg

    1.96

    1.96

    1.96

    Dimensions in mm

    383x256, 7x21-22, 5

    383x256, 7x21-22, 5

    383x256, 7x21-22, 5

    Chipset

    Intel HM77

    Intel HM77

    Intel HM77

    The amount of memory (Std / Max)

    4096/6144

    4096/6144

    6144/6144

    Hard disk, GB

    500

    500

    500

    Optical drive

    - - -

    Graphics card, memory

    Intel HD Graphics 4000

    Intel HD Graphics 4000

    Intel HD Graphics 4000

    External Ports

    2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, headphone / mic-in (combo)

    2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, headphone / mic-in (combo)

    2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, headphone / mic-in (combo)

    Expansion Slot

    - - -

    Card reader

    SD, MMC

    SD, MMC

    SD, MMC

    WEB-camera

    +

    +

    +

    Network Adapter

    10/100/1000

    10/100/1000

    10/100/1000

    56K modem

    - - -

    Wi-Fi

    802.11 a / b / g / n

    802.11 a / b / g / n

    802.11 a / b / g / n

    WiMAX

    - - -

    Bluetooth

    4.0

    4.0

    4.0

    3G

    - - -

    Battery capacity, mA. ch

    4000

    4000

    4000




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