When comparing Lenovo Y50 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 Lenovo Y50 is ranked 29th.
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At 0.9 by 15.2 by 10.4 inches, the Lenovo Y50 is pretty slim for a gaming laptop.
Pro Bright backlit keyboard
The red backlit keyboard is very bright.
Pro Nice design
By utilizing angles in the design the device looks a lot less blocky then its predecessor while also looking more thin than it is.
Pro JBL speakers sound great
The included JBL speakers have a good bit of punch, sounding great with movies and games alike.
Pro Huge amount of storage
This has a hybrid 1TB SSHD with 8GB of nand flash.
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 Shallow keys
The keyboard feels shallow, something that should not have been compromised for a gaming device. Considering PC gaming is all about keyboard and mouse, a shallow keyboard leads to mistakes while gaming.
Con Poor display
With lackluster viewing angles matched with low brightness and poor color reproduction, the display is not that great. Especially when considering that the laptop is meant for gaming and multimedia.
Con Questionable keyboard and touchpad layout
Con Only 8GB RAM
8GB RAM is way too little these days.