Asus unveils 4K Zenbook NX500 Ultrabook and five-in-one Transformer Book V

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
Jun 2, 2014
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  1. Asus is hoping to make a big splash at this year's Computex trade show with the unveiling of some new notebooks including the Zenbook NX500, an Ultrabook sporting a 4K resolution touchscreen display, and the multi-purpose Transformer Book V.

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  2. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    15.6 Inches and 4K resolution? Does the average human eye even notice the difference?
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,666   +1,950

    Awesome spec, but the scaling issues in Windows aren't going away any time soon, that's the only reason I will stick with my Macbook Pro.

    Any app not supporting scaling will look completely unusable on a 4K laptop display at native resolution. And that's like over 90% of the software out there. So, thank you, but no, thank you! There are better ways to suck life out of your battery.
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  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah that is something Apple has the head up on. It is a shame really.

    Speaking of MBPs, that Zenbook looks an awful lot like a MBP... I love how everyone is copying Apple.
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  5. Mr Majestyk

    Mr Majestyk TS Enthusiast Posts: 44   +18

    Well this only corresponds to 280dpi and given how close you sit to a laptop you'll definitely see the difference compared to FHD. You can even see a difference on a 5" smartphone going from 720p to 1080p.
    For me the real issue is apps that don't do proper scaling in Windows, and whether the screen has a high colour gamut for photographic applications, good uniformity, contrast brightness etc. I'd rather have a superb FHD screen than a second rate 4K screen.

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