ASUS ROG G501 is already on the market and its price is lower than we expected (not so much, though)

G501The long-awaited ASUS ROG G501 is finally on the market, although at this point it can only be pre-ordered. Our information is that the units are already shipped so we could expect the model maybe even earlier that the stated date of March 31.

This is the moment when we could thank our insiders, thanks to whom we managed to reveal the specs to our audience one month ago.

In case you haven’t heard anything about G501 yet, it’s an ultra-thin gaming laptop, which is advertised as the “Coolest & Quietest” one on the market. It features two high-quality Sunnon fans with independent fan control for the GeForce GTX 960M GPU and the Intel Core i7-4720HQ CPU.

If you’re still not impressed, keep in mind that besides the twin fans and the powerful GPU and CPU, the slim body of ROG G501 also features 2.5” HDD slot, PCI-Express x4 M.2 SSD, two RAM slots and 4K IPS or Full HD display.

ASUS ROG G501 weights 2.27 kg (5.00 lbs) and its exact dimensions are 383 mm x 255 mm x 20.6 – 21.3 mm.

The price of the configuration which is available for pre-order is 1176 EUR, which gets you Core i7-4720HQ, 12GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 960M, 1TB HDD and a UHD 4K IPS display.

You can see the full specs below.

Specs sheet
Series ROG G501
CPU Intel Core i7-4720HQ (4 cores, 2.60 – 3.60 Ghz, 6MB cache)
RAM up to 16GB DDR3, 1600Mhz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)
Storage
  • 1TB SATA HDD (5400 rpm)
  • PCI-e x4 M.2
Display 15.6-inch (39.62 cm.) – 3840×2160 pixels (4К UHD), IPS matte
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
Features
  • 3x USB 3.0
  • HD web camera
  • Built-in array microphone
  • Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers
  • HDMI 1.4
  • Display Port 1.1A
  • Card Reader (SD, MMC)
  • Backlit Chiclet Keyboard
  • In the box: Gaming Carry bag + USB2.0 to RJ45 cable + mDP to VGA cable
Battery 60WHrs
Weight (with the battery) 2.27 kg (5.0 lbs)
Dimensions 383 x 255 x 20.6 – 21.3 mm
Operating system Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
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alex.bidz
alex.bidz
7 years ago

Is it foreseen an FullHD IPS screen? about the slots and the gpu, is gpu a mxm replacable one? A personal question: Given that some of the last need a lot of vram( Ryse, Wolfenstein:TNO;) is it supposed that this 4 GB card will manage them better than the 2 GB ? The last one, for the editor Simeon Nikolov: For an enthusiast but not hardcore gamer, me, is this gtx 960m enoughly futureproof for the next 5-6 years? I don’t bother lowering to high or médium graphic level and just HD resolution in-game.

Roel
Roel
7 years ago

Nice Nice Nice!!! 😀 Can’t wait!

@alex, depends on the fps you’re aiming for. I assume 60fps, and in that case I don’t think games that are released 6yrs from now are playable on medium settings. We already see that games become increasingly more challenging for pcs to render high/ultra settings at 60fps, for example a 980m cannot even do this for AC Unity (with more examples to come I would guess). 2-3 years would be more realistic I think.

Roel
Roel
7 years ago

Where can it be pre-ordered?

Roel
Roel
7 years ago
Reply to  Roel

I see it now the hyperlink is added, thanks

Serghio
Serghio
7 years ago

So, this version with no 512ssd and 4gb of Ram less costs 900€ less than the fully upgraded one (1,999$) presented today?

Can’t be.

Roel
Roel
7 years ago

How is this machine different from the Zenbook Pro UX501? Aside from the color ofcourse. Both have FHD/UHD option and nvidia 960m.

g501 http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/G501JW/specifications/
ux501 http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ZenBook_Pro_UX501/specifications/

Weird..

Glubb
Glubb
7 years ago

I doubt we’ll get the G501 for 1176€. Typo?

stop
stop
7 years ago

How much will a this laptop cost if and SSD is added (128 or 256)?

stop
stop
7 years ago

NVM I found the price 🙂

HarisF
HarisF
7 years ago

When is this laptop going to be release for the UK? I’m even thinking of importing it from Bulgaria but the website doesn’t deliver to the UK.