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ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501

ASUS releases their slimmest gaming laptop yet that’s almost perfect enough to be any gamers dream.

Editor's Choice

The Good

  • Super slim design
  • Innovative cooling solution
  • Packs GTX 1080 with Max-Q
  • Keyboard is placed away from main hardware area
  • 120Hz 1080p screen

The Bad

  • Lack of Print Screen key
  • Audio isn't loud enough
  • Average battery life
  • Bottom panel feels a bit cheap in build quality
9.0 Design
9.0 Features
8.5 Performance
8.0 Value

The performance gap between slim gaming notebooks and high-end desktop graphics cards is closer than ever. With NVIDIA recently debuting the GTX 1080 GPU with Max-Q design, could the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 finally be the perfect gaming laptop? Let’s find out.

Design and Features

While most of the manufacturers follow the path of featuring their latest gaming laptops with the same design logic, ASUS decides to take it up a notch further by implementing a slim and lightweight industrial design along with an innovative cooling mechanism for the ASUS Zephyrus GX501.


Unlike the earlier ASUS gaming laptops, the ASUS Zephyrus easily takes the cake for being the thinnest ROG laptop ever created and for being the world’s thinnest with a GTX 1080 GPU. The Zephyrus with its stunning metal edges is just 16.9mm thick and only weighs about 2.2kg. That’s quite a feat for a device that holds the most powerful laptop hardware. I love the way how the rose gold rims that start from the upper left edge, seamlessly flows all the way to the right side and the ASUS insignia on the frontal edge adds as a nice touch.

Speaking of edge, the ASUS Zephyrus GX501 features a full-sized HDMI 2.0 port on the left side if you want to stream 4K gaming at 60Hz, along with two USB 3.1 ports, and headphone jack, the power connector, and a cooling vent.

The laptop also offers another set of USB 3.1 Type-A ports on the right side and a USB 3.1 Type-C reversible port with Thunderbolt speeds that delivers up to 40 Gbps data transfers.

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ROG Zephyrus is a revolutionary gaming laptop born from ROG’s persistent dedication to innovation. Despite being thinner than all previous ROG laptops, it has the hardware to rival high-end gaming desktops: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics with Max-Q design, a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, an optional 120Hz wide-view display, and Windows 10 Pro. ROG slimmed the body to a mere 16.9-17.9mm while maintaining powerful cooling and unbeatable acoustic efficiency thanks to a clever new air-flow design: Active Aerodynamic System. The sleek chassis also includes an RGB keyboard that will feel familiar to gamers who typically play on desktop PCs.

Name ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501
Pricing 7000 - 9999
Type Gaming Laptop
Dimensions 16.9-17.9mm
Weight 2.2 kg
PC CPU Family Intel Core i7
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
Storage 512GB 1x M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4)
GPU Family NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GPU Details GeForce® GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X
Screen Size 15-inches
Screen Resolution 15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) 120Hz, Anti-glare / Wide-view Panel, 100% sRGB with NVIDIA G-SYNC
Touchscreen NO
Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth V4.1
Ports 1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack, 1 x Type C USB3.1 (GEN2) Thunderbolt, 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) Type A, 1 x HDMI, Support HDMI 2.0
Battery 4 Cells 50 Whrs Polymer Battery
Operating System Windows 10
Other NVIDIA Max-Q design, Active Aerodynamic System (AAS)

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