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ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good feedback. The image quality and usability get mixed opinions. Some have doubts about the touchpad and price.

portability, performance, design, size, reliability

screen, battery, keyboard, price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Asus Zephyrus GX501

 

Powerfully specced, the Zephyrus GX501 from Asus is designed for notebook gamers wanting to turn things up a notch, but struggles to fit in with more simple day-to-day tasks.

Slim design; Powerful processor and GPU; Bright and crisp display

Keyboard layout not great for typing; Is still quite heavy

The Zephyrus GX501 is a powerful gaming notebook, of that there is no question. If you're aiming to invest in a solid piece of hardware that will stand you in good stead for the next few years, this one from Asus is tough to beat.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Alfred Siew (techgoondu.com)

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 is a lean, mean gaming machine December 27th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew Gaming 0 The slim Asus gaming laptop is a class above prev

 

The Asus ROG Zephyrus could be the first of many slim yet powerful gaming laptops to come.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Hands on: Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 gaming laptop September 18th, 2017 | by Wilson Wong Gaming 2 PHOTO: Handout

 

With a slim profile and good looks, Asus' new ROG Zephyrus GX501 laptop is tweaked to run at top speed. It's not cheap, though.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (kitguru.net)

Asus ROG GX501VI Zephyrus 120hz IPS (GTX 1080 NVIDIA MAX-Q) FULL Review

 

Our recent preview of the Asus ROG GX501VI Zephyrus laptop was frustrating as we weren't allowed to Super Thin, super quiet, 120hz IPS panel, New GTX 1080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7 7700HQ. Is this the new laptop YOU want?

120Hz IPS panel with G-Sync looks very good.

Battery life is poor.

Asus ROG GX501VI Zephyrus takes laptop design in an interesting direction.

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Asus ROG Zephyrus (GX501VI)

 

Thanks to Nvidia's Max-Q design standard, the GTX 1080-packing Asus ROG Zephyrus is the new benchmark for thin gaming laptops.

Super-thin GTX 1080 laptop. Tasteful design with innovative, quiet thermal solutions. 120Hz G-Sync display. Plenty of ports, including USB-C with Thunderbolt 3. Top-end performance.

Short battery life. 1080p-screen resolution. Bottom panel isn't sturdy when venting. Skinny right-aligned touchpad.

The Asus ROG Zephyrus is an excellent first representation of what's possible with the Max-Q design. The partnership between Nvidia and Asus has yielded a new high watermark for performance in a thin, 15.6-inch laptop, even if there are a couple...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 review: Nvidia Max-Q makes it incredibly thin and powerful

 

Asus' Zephyrus GX501 gives you near-GeForce GTX 1080 performance in a five-pound laptop, but at the cost of battery life.

The first gaming laptop that's also thin and fairly light ; G-Sync 120Hz panel for great refresh rates ; GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q can yield near-GTX 1080 performance.

Dismal battery life. ; GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q can occasionally be no faster than a fast GTX 1070 ; The single M.2 slot is disappointing for a performance laptop

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Zephyrus GX501VS (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

 

Now $500 cheaper. Asus is doubling down on Max-Q with its second Zephyrus notebook equipped with GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics. The asking price is a bit more manageable this time around, but the hardware shortcomings are hard to ignore despite the strong...

quieter fan noise than other super-thin gaming notebooks ; relatively low GPU temperature when under load ; very high performance considering the size ; excellent CPU Turbo Boost sustainability ; attractive chassis design ; Thunderbolt 3

no SD reader, RJ-45 port, secondary HDD, or Optimus options ; unique design sacrifices comfort if not working on a flat desk ; spongy keyboard keys; no dedicated NumPad or Macro keys ; average display response times for a gaming notebook ; very warm...

The GX501VS is currently retailing for $500 cheaper than the $2800 GX501VI. Gamers who can cope with the ~15 percent performance drop from the GTX 1080 Max-Q to the GTX 1070 Max-Q will find a more compelling lower barrier to entry on this latest...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Glaser, Klaus Hinum, J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 Laptop Review

 

Slim with a powerful GPU. Asus has once again managed to have the slimmest device. For now. This time it is the ROG Zephyrus GX501 gaming laptop. Despite its height of just 17.9 millimeters (~0.7 in), the 15-inch notebook is shipped with an Intel Core...

high-contrast 120 Hz panel with wide viewing angles ; nice case with sophisticated materials ; powerful gaming center ; slim chassis ; high-capacity PCIe-SSD ; Thunderbolt 3 ; comparatively light ; G-Sync

display response times could be better ; hard to maintain and upgrade ; test model with some build quality issues ; high temperatures under load ; no switchable graphics ; short battery runtime ; keyboard flexing ; very expensive

The verdict about the 3000-Euro (~$3405) ROG Zephyrus GX501 mainly depends on two things: 1) Does price matter? And: 2) How important is the mobility aspect? Users willing to pay a lot for an extremely slim and powerful notebook get a very stylish and...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Mithun Mohandas (digit.in)

ASUS GX501 Zephyrus Gaming Laptop Review

 

Slim and power-packed

NVIDIA MAX-Q GTX 1080 ; Extremely portable ; Great display

Underside is a bit flimsy

The ASUS ROG GX501 Zephyrus bridges the gap between performance and portability. At Digit, we simply can’t count the number of times that we’ve been asked for recommendations that could not only provide great portability but also not compromise on...

Jan, 2018

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Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501

 

The Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 is a 4.9 lb. 15" gaming laptop with the quad core i7-7700HQ CPU and NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5 Max-Q dedicated graphics. This is one of the first NVIDIA Max-Q notebooks to hit the market, and it promises less heat and noise...

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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):50
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5X
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:24
Memory clock speed:2666

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:16.9
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:230

Processor

Bus type:DMI
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM370
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.10
Processor cache:9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.20
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12
Stepping:U0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134906
Processor code:SR3YY
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:262
Height (front):1.69
Height (rear):1.79
Weight:2.2
Width:379