• CPU: Intel Core i7-4720HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 1x 4GB +1x 8GB DDR3, 1600Mhz
  • Weight: 2.06 kg (4.5 lbs)

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Impressive size for a gaming notebook
  • High CPU and GPU performance
  • Good cooling system
  • Great sound and deep bass (for a laptop)
  • Good display viewing angles, accurate colors, high contrast and brightness
  • M.2 PCIe slot

Cons

  • PWM across all brightness levels
  • The panel sinks slightly when applying more force on the keyboard

ASUS ROG G501 - Specs

CPU Performance #48
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ
  • Intel Core i7-4700MQ
  • Intel Core i7-4700HQ
GPU Performance #58
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M (3GB GDDR5) 0.5%
  • AMD Radeon RX 460M (4GB GDDR5) 1.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.5%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Samsung 156HL01-102
Color accuracy 5.82
panel 2
Samsung 156HL01-104
Color accuracy 4.1 -> 1.7
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (M key)
RAM
1x 4GB +1x 8GB DDR3, 1600Mhz
OS
Windows OS
Battery
60Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell
Body material
Aluminum
Dimensions
383 x 255 x 21 mm (15.08" x 10.04" x 0.83")
Weight
2.06 kg (4.5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Thunderbolt 3
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 1
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD webcam
  • Microphone Array microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 , IPS

Name Samsung 156HL01-102
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 344 cd/m2
sRGB 94%
PWM frequency 200 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 982:1
dE Color Checker 5.82
PWM Rating 1.0: (harmful)
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ASUS ROG G501 in-depth review

ASUS ROG G501 is one of the most eagerly awaited gaming laptops and also a great example of how powerful hardware doesn't necessarily have to come in a bulky body. That's something gamers really appreciate, since they've traditionally been forced to bring along heavy machines if they want mobile hardware capable of running the latest games. NVIDIA and its 900M series is already here to take a load off their backs, and ASUS is among the companies which have decided to take advantage of that. [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-4720HQ

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Some games you can play on this laptop

GTA V
quality
average
109 fps
45 fps
33 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
120 fps
111 fps
92 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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