• CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS + G-Sync
  • Storage: 2000GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB Onboard + 8GB 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 #14
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 5.6%
  • Intel Core i7-8750H
GPU Performance #5
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) 8.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q 1.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 4.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 6.9%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS + G-Sync
HDD/SSD
2TB NVMe SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4
RAM
16GB Onboard + 8GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
50Wh, 4-cell
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 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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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 (8GB GDDR5X)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
144+ fps
134 fps
92 fps
61 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144+ fps
135 fps
81 fps
62 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
108 fps
102 fps
97 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
104 fps
96 fps
84 fps
57 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
136 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
134 fps
113 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
144+ fps
143 fps
128 fps
116 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
70 fps
64 fps
58 fps
49 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
121 fps
74 fps
74 fps
59 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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