When comparing Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 vs Asus Zenbook UX501JW, the Slant community recommends Asus Zenbook UX501JW for most people. In the question“What is the best laptop for programming?” Asus Zenbook UX501JW is ranked 3rd while Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 is ranked 17th.
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Pro Great display
It's a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS touchscreen with fantastic color reproduction, wide viewing angles and 300-nit brightness.
Pro Beautiful design with great build quality
With a black aluminum body not only is the device a pleasure to look at but is also has a strong build quality.
Pro Plays nice with Linux
With a bit of preperation, such as turning off fastboot and making sure Bios are fully update, installing Linux is not that difficult. Once installed even the touchscreen works, as long as the latest Kernel is installed.
Pro Well space keyboard
Being that the device has a large body a full sized keyboard is able to fit without any compromises. While the device itself is shallow the keys have a good bit of travel to them.
Pro Native lossless audio support
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 has native 24-bit, 192kHz audio built into the device. For those that only have FLAC or ALAC libraries, music on the go will be a pleasure.
Pro Good battery life
9 hours battery life, nuff said.
Pro Great perfomance
Pro Good backlit keyboard with a keypad
UX501 is one of the rare laptop keyboards with a keypad. The keypad is slightly squished, but usable without any hiccups. The chiclet keys are backlit and comfortable to use.
Pro Great 4K touch display
The UX501 has a 15.6" UHD touch display with vibrant colors and wide viewing angles.
Pro Good design
The laptop has a silver aluminum finish with chamfered edges so they don't scratch the skin. The inside is plastic.
Due to laptop's metal casing the laptop is rigid.
Pro Reasonable battery life
UX501 battery lasts 5 to 6 hours.
Con High price for what the internals are
While the materials use in the device justify the high price the lack of CPU and GPU power in comparison to similar notebooks feels as though performance was cut.
Con Lower resolution screen that its predecessor
The screen resolution has been lowered from the previous model for some reason.
Con Trackpad sticks
While being large and mostly accurate the trackpad does stick some.
Con Questionable keyboard and touchpad layout
Con Only 8GB RAM
8GB RAM is way too little these days.