• CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS + G-Sync
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
  • Weight: 2.22 kg (4.9 lbs)

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Clean and sophisticated design
  • Incredibly thin and portable
  • Excellent IPS panel with G-Sync support and 120Hz refresh rate
  • The screen doesn't use PWM across all brightness levels
  • Well-designed cooling system - keeps the heat away from the user's hands and runs both chips at reasonable temperatures

Cons

  • Lower than usual maximum brightness for an IPS panel
  • Limited upgradability (only one M.2 SSD slot and one RAM slot)
  • Shallow keyboard, small touchpad
  • Poor battery life

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 - Specs

CPU Performance #9
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 5.7%
  • Intel Core i7-9750H 6.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8750H
  • Intel Core i7-8850H 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8700 5.5%
GPU Performance #8
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 1.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) 6.5%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS + G-Sync
HDD/SSD
1TB SSD NVMe
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4
RAM
16GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Body material
Aluminum, Magnesium
Dimensions
379 x 262 x 17 mm (14.92" x 10.31" x 0.67")
Weight
2.22 kg (4.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Gifts ASUS ROG Xranger Gaming Backpack
  • Gifts ASUS ROG Gladius II Origin Gaming Mouse
  • Gifts ASUS ROG Strix Edge Gaming Mouse Pad
  • Gifts ASUS ROG Gamepad Wireless Gaming Controller
  • Gifts ASUS ROG Ranger Compact Case

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS + G-Sync

Name 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)

 

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 in-depth review

There has been a lot of buzz around the new NVIDIA Max-Q design and there's a big reason why. NVIDIA's new "fancy technology" finally allows implementing a powerful GPU inside a lean and portable chassis. And so the ASUS ROG Zephyrus notebook is one of the first to receive the GTX 1080 with Max-Q design resulting in really small trade-offs in performance and decent thermals under load. But in order to achieve that, ASUS used an unusual design similar to the Acer Predator Triton 700. Sound[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8750H

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)

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

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