Asus ROG Zephyrus G501 – World Slimmest Gaming Laptop

The world of gaming and eSport games have broadened over the years, and have since become massive in the laptop industry. The industry which has classified gaming laptops into two classes – slim and portable or powerful and bulky. Describing the Asus ROG Zephyrus G501 laptop – it’s the world’s thinnest gaming laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. This device might be the world’s thinnest gaming system, but it Incorporates hardware that can rival other high-end gaming desktops.

Zephyrus GX 501

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G501 Key Features and Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home/Pro
  • Processor – 2.8GHz 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.8GHz)
  • Graphics – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM); Intel HD Graphics 630
  • RAM – 24576 MB, consisting of 8 GB + 16 GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, dual-channel
  • Display – 15.6 inches 16:9, 1920×1080 pixel 141 PPI, AUO B156HAN04.2 (AUO42ED), In-Plain Switch Display, 120Hz, G-Sync, Full-HD, glossy – no
  • Storage – 512GB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G501 Specs Review

Build and Display

Asus has taken thin and portable gaming laptop to an all-new level. ASU ROG Zephyrus G501 is 16.9-17.9 mm thin, and it weighs not more than 2.2kg (with battery). One would be wondering how ASUS has managed to incorporate the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with Max-Q design into the device. The casing is made of both aluminium and magnesium.

Asus Zephyrus GX 501 keyboard
Asus Zephyrus GX 501 keyboard

The innovative design has the keyboard of the new Zephyrus GX 501 situated at the front of the chassis, intelligently placed to improve internal cooling and better placing.

The Zephyrus has a 15.6-inch screen display with 16:9 body to screen ratio, and an optional 120Hz wide-view display. The wide-view display panel supports Nvidia G-Sync and a full RGB colour gamut. One is guaranteed to feel fluidity, experience smooth gaming at a true 120 frames per second.

Gaming Performance

The Intel Core i7 processor (7th Generation) and NVIDIA GeForce, GTX 1080 graphics in the ROG Zephyrus system, produces a super laptop that can rival with most other high-end desktops and laptop built for intense gaming. We should as well not forget windows ten contribution to overall performance as it helps in optimising gameplay.

In the 3D Mark Graphics/ Fire Strike Extreme performance test, ROG Zephyrus delivers an amazing gaming experience.

Miscellaneous Features

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G501 laptop runs on the latest Windows OS – Windows 10 Pro/Home. Available ports include 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI 2.0 and headset jack.

Price and Availability

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G501 is available, and the cost of this incredible machinery is quite high. In Canada and USA, price starts from $2,299 and N870,000 in Nigeria. According to ROG, Republic of Gamers, configurations will differ in each region.

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  1. I went through your review on the gaming laptop- the Asus-Rog-Zephyrus-M-GM501, and found it to be really informative and unbiased. I feel that this review of yours would help the prospective buyers and avid gamers in deciding whether to buy this one or not.


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