This is the ASUS G501 configuration with 96Wh battery (specs, price and 60Wh model comparison)

asus-rog-g501-batteryAs you may know, we had the opportunity to be the first to make you aware of ASUS G501’s specs before the official release of the model, and also, to write a detailed review for you. Our unit features a 60Wh battery, and this is the most popular configuration. Since one of our users made a specific request (thanks, Regurus), we dug a little deeper and found what ASUS offers in case you’d like a bigger battery.

It turns out that the 90Wh model is currently offered only with a 4K display, while the 60Wh is reserved for the Full HD configurations. This sounds reasonable because of the higher energy consumption of the Ultra HD panel (rest assured that once the model comes to our hands, we’re going to measure that!).

We found the 90Wh G501 in a Slovenian online store priced at 1779 EUR (4K screen, i7-4720HQ, GTX 960M, 16GB RAM and 512GB M.2).

Take a look at the comparison table below.

ASUS ROG G501 (60Wh)

ASUS ROG G501 (96Wh)

CPU Intel Core i7-4720HQ (4 cores, 2.60 – 3.60 Ghz, 6MB cache) Intel Core i7-4720HQ (4 cores, 2.60 – 3.60 Ghz, 6MB cache)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)
RAM 8/12GB RAM (up to 12GB DDR3, 1600Mhz) 16GB DDR3, 1600Mhz
Storage 2.5″ SATA HDD;
PCI-e x4 M.2 slot
512GB PCI-e x4 M.2 SSD
Display 15.6-inch (39.62 cm.) – 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), IPS matte (141 PPI) 15.6-inch (39.62 cm.) – 3840 × 2160 pixels (4К UHD), multi-touch IPS (282 PPI)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 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
  • Thunderbolt / mini Display Port
  • Card Reader (SD, MMC)
  • Backlit Chiclet Keyboard
  • 3x USB 3.0
  • HD web camera
  • Built-in array microphone
  • Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers
  • HDMI 1.4
  • Thunderbolt / mini Display Port
  • Card Reader (SD, MMC)
  • Backlit Chiclet Keyboard
Battery 60 Wh 96 Wh
Weight (with the battery) 1.99 kg (4.41 lbs) 2.27 kg (5.0 lbs)
Dimensions 383 x 255 x 20.6 – 21.3 mm 383 x 255 x 20.6 – 21.3 mm
Operating system Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Price

1228 euro

(4720HQ / FHD / 12GB / 1TB HDD)

1799 euro

(4720HQ / 4K / 16GB / 512GB SSD)

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Josh Gillispie
7 years ago

Only the 4k version seems to be available in the US for anyone wondering.

User ROG
User ROG
7 years ago

Found this model for 1438 euro: G501JW-FI267H (google it).

It’s 4K/ 16GB/ 1TB HDD + 128GB m.2 SSD. Sounds like the best price/performance mix so far.

Nemezijus
Nemezijus
7 years ago

US amazon sells the DS71 configuration (4K/16GB/512GB SSD) for $1999 while the german Amazon has two options –
CN168H and CN030H (Full HD /8 or 16 GB/1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD) for EUR 1399 and EUR 1499 respectively. The difference between the two is just RAM size.

Nils Nilsson
Nils Nilsson
7 years ago
Reply to  Nemezijus

I can’t find either of them on Amazon.com, perhaps you’ve confused them with the GL551 version?

kamueone
kamueone
7 years ago
Reply to  Nils Nilsson

its only in european amazon i think

no.no
no.no
7 years ago

what about the zenbook ux501?

kamueone
kamueone
7 years ago

you should consider that the DS71 config. has thunderbolt, and the otherones have not thunderbolt. So it seems.

fruitbeam
fruitbeam
7 years ago

Wait… Does the 60Wh model have Thunderbolt? I thought it only had a Mini Display Port! In that case, I would definitely consider buying it 😀

timebits
timebits
7 years ago

Do you have any more detailed info on actual battery life (idle, WiFi on & surfing, h264 video playback, gaming)?

Conor
Conor
7 years ago

My ideal spec is US DS71 but with a FHD display instead of the UHD, even better battery life while still having 16GB of RAM and the super fast 512GB SSD.

bts
bts
7 years ago
Reply to  Conor

Is there an option sold with that spesifications on the market? I mean without change the screen manually.