Link to manufacturer's product page for this model

https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-ZenBook-Pro-UX501VW/

Review video

Date of first release:

2015-07-23

Display

Screen size

15.6

Screen resolution

1920x1080 3840×2160

CPU and RAM

Processor speed

2.6GHz

All processor types available

Intel® HD Graphics 530 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

RAM

8-16 GB

Graphics card

Intel® HD Graphics 530 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

Wifi card

Killer 1525 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1

Many users report that this works out of the box. Worked on kernel >= 4.2. On kernel < 4.2 need install new kernel or wifi firmware.

Compatibility: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

General OS compatibility - including touch screen compatibility

Display

Wifi

Bluetooth, USB, other ports, etc.

Specialist hardware - for example fingerprint scanners, touch bar, etc.

Compatibility: Ubuntu 15.10

General OS compatibility - including touch screen compatibility

Display

Wifi

Bluetooth, USB, other ports, etc.

Specialist hardware - for example fingerprint scanners, touch bar, etc.

Other

Other notes on hardware and Linux compatibility

Ubuntu 16.04 installation guide with issue fixing User report about fan problem in Ubuntu 16.04. Posible fix by reference Ubuntu 16.04 Review / Setup Function keys need some modification to work: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/asus-ux510uw-n-ubuntu-16-04-review-setup.796871

Pre-installed OS

Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro

Further references / relevant links:

Ubuntu 16.04 testing experience Asus Zenbook - Official Ubuntu Documentation