ASUS Zenbook Pro 17

ASUS Zenbook Pro 17

ASUS Zenbook Pro 17

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.3/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.3/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.1/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The ASUS Zenbook Pro 17 is a midrange-priced laptop with a large 17.3-inch IPS display, capable of 1080p resolution. It has an AMD Ryzen 9 processor and Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics, which make it suitable for general use, 3D rendering, and machine learning tasks. The laptop comes with substantial storage and RAM, which is great for engineering and intensive multitasking. Its battery life is suitable for extended use, lasting approximately 9 hours of typical usage. Weighing over 5 pounds, it's less portable compared to smaller laptops. Additional features include a backlit keyboard with a number pad, a good selection of ports including USB-C with charging support, and a build quality that is rated as good. It may not be the best for gaming due to its graphics card and refresh rate limitations despite its good general performance. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • High RAM capacity
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen 9 processor
  • Dedicated Nvidia RTX GPU
  • Large high-resolution display
  • USB-C charging support
Cons
  • Not very portable
  • No touchscreen
  • Limited maximum refresh rate
  • No facial recognition

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.5
The ASUS Zenbook Pro 17 is ideal for general use due to its high-performance CPU and substantial RAM, which together ensure smooth multitasking and quick application response times. Additionally, its high-quality screen with good color coverage offers a clear and vivid display experience, while its portability and long battery life allow for easy use on the go.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Engineering & Design:
4.4
The ASUS Zenbook Pro 17 is well-suited for engineering and design thanks to its robust CPU, ample RAM, and dedicated GPU, which are critical for demanding applications and multitasking, as well as its high-quality screen with vivid color coverage, an essential feature for precise design work.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.2
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
4.1
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Build Quality:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Gaming & AI:
4.0
The ASUS Zenbook Pro 17 is well-suited for gaming and 3D applications due to its Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU which provides robust graphics processing power, and while its screen refresh rate is the standard 60Hz, the GPU's capabilities more than compensate in rendering detailed and complex visuals necessary for such tasks. Additionally, its high-quality IPS display panel and AMD Ryzen 9 processor support the demanding nature of these applications, ensuring crisp visuals and smooth performance.
Keyboard Quality:
3.8
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,500
Release Date
June 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.6'' x 10.2'' x 0.74''
Weight
5.18 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
Graphics
RTX 3050 (50 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
32 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
76 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
400 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Portability Score
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7.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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