When comparing Acer Aspire V3-772G 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 Acer Aspire V3-772G is ranked 31st.
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Pro Wide Screen
1920 x 1080 pixels provide quite some space for your IDE.
Pro Big Keyboard
It's not one of those usual laptop keyboards where a lot of keys are either missing or only accessible via function key. Most of the keys are located where you'd expect them to be and it even has a numpad. Nice little detail: In the lower left, there's actually the Ctrl key, and not one of those Fn keys.
Pro Good Performance
"Good" meaning good enough for game development. There's a decent video card, decent CPU power and more RAM than I've needed yet. There are even some above-average speakers (if you need them), compared to other laptops.
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 Pre-installed Software
When ordered with a Windows OS, there is a LOT of pre-installed software, most of which unwanted.
Con Questionable keyboard and touchpad layout
Con Only 8GB RAM
8GB RAM is way too little these days.