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Asus ROG G501JW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Asus ROG G501JW. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and battery. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas opinions about the touchpad and price are mixed.

performance, portability, design, battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus ROG G501JW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ROG G501JW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Asus ROG G501JW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Many are critical about the screen.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus G501JW-DS71-HID1 i7 4720HQ 2.6-3.6GHz 4GB GTX 960M (Windows 8.1 / 15.6" 4K IPS Screen / 512GB PCIe SSD HDD / 16GB RAM)Asus G501JW-DS71-HID1 i7 4720HQ 2.6-3.6GHz 4GB GTX 960M (Windows 8.1 / 15.6" 4K IPS Screen / 512GB PCIe SSD HDD / 16GB RAM)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

Asus G501JW (FHD) Notebook Review

 

Slim gamer. Recently, we reviewed Asus' new member of the ROG series, the high-end US model. Our current model for the German market is about 600 Euros (~$672) cheaper but makes compromises in features. Nevertheless, it even performs partly better than...

very good display, good system performance, attractive design, Thunderbolt port

poor battery life, high consumption while idle, our test model had problems under load, gaming performance falls short of expectations of a GTX 960M

Our test model costs about an equivalent of 600 Euros (~$672) less than the already reviewed Asus G501JW. Although the Full HD display has a lower resolution than the QHD display in the other model, better brightness, brightness distribution and...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Leo Waldock (kitguru.net)

Asus ROG G501JW Laptop Review

 

Overclockers UK has exclusive dibs on a one-off consignment of 168 Asus Republic Of Gamers G501JW laptops. These are thin and light 15.6-inch models which are built using an aluminium chassis and measure a mere 21mm thick with a weight just under...

Gorgeous aluminium styling.

High price.

This thin and light laptop looks gorgeous but considering the price we feel it is a little underspecified.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Amazing

 

Perfect

dont let people tell you this is a bad laptop

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

I love everything about this laptop that works properly

 

The battery life is seriously something like 7 hours. The computer can run any game well that isn't Witcher 3 (which is a beast). It's exactly what I've wanted in a laptop with the exception of the cons

Screen flickering. This needs to get figured out by Asus. Six weeks into ownership I RMA'd the computer due to the right control key coming off the keyboard (which is now fixed) and the screen flicker that has been much talked about. I got the computer...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Would have been a great case!!!

 

The battery life is seriously something like 7 hours. The computer can run any game well that isn't Witcher 3 (which is a beast). It's exactly what I've wanted in a laptop with the exception of the cons

Screen flickering. This needs to get figured out by Asus. Six weeks into ownership I RMA'd the computer due to the right control key coming off the keyboard (which is now fixed) and the screen flicker that has been much talked about. I got the computer...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.

 

The battery life is seriously something like 7 hours. The computer can run any game well that isn't Witcher 3 (which is a beast). It's exactly what I've wanted in a laptop with the exception of the cons

Screen flickering. This needs to get figured out by Asus. Six weeks into ownership I RMA'd the computer due to the right control key coming off the keyboard (which is now fixed) and the screen flicker that has been much talked about. I got the computer...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Would have been a great case!!!

 

Rushing to market was a huge mistake, my company buys several hundred laptops a year and till now they are mostly ASUS and I'm disappointed. I hope Windows 10 brings this laptop to life, if not it will end up on the wall of shame at our company.

Doesn't feel cheap, fast, the SSD is great. The screen is truly incredible

Scaling is mediocre, youtube videos skips and are horrible to watch. Yes I have updated all the drivers, and yes all microsoft updates are up to date. I feel Asus has let me down by letting a laptop that isn't ready for general use out of the market ;...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.

 

Rushing to market was a huge mistake, my company buys several hundred laptops a year and till now they are mostly ASUS and I'm disappointed. I hope Windows 10 brings this laptop to life, if not it will end up on the wall of shame at our company.

Doesn't feel cheap, fast, the SSD is great. The screen is truly incredible

Scaling is mediocre, youtube videos skips and are horrible to watch. Yes I have updated all the drivers, and yes all microsoft updates are up to date. I feel Asus has let me down by letting a laptop that isn't ready for general use out of the market ;...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

ASUS G501JW-DS71

 

I've had the most stable / best results with this device using the factory default drivers for both intel and nvidia downloaded from ASUS support and not updating those drivers to anything that Asus doesn't release. This seems to have fixed most issues...

Fast boot, generally fast operation

Highly evident flicker Seems to appear and disappear randomly and is stronger and weaker at times (though the RF fields surrounding it remain unchaged). Several customers have complained about this and have been given a generic RF interference...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good quality sound but...

 

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This is the second time I purchase the SAME LAPTOP from NEW EGG. I purchased the this model last week and got a defective one which can not boot on. After I contract the customer service, they promised me a refund and advised me to use the refund to...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B&O PLAY / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Premium
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200 / 60 / 96
Battery capacity (Watt hours):60 / 96
Battery life (max):3 / 6
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

Certification:14.6 x 9.8 x 1.18 / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, Energy star, WEEE / UL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC, CB / UL, TUV, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, CB, JATE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 0xD26
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:Alphanumeric
Keyboard type:Alphanumeric
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 20 / 24
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Other Features

Audio system:SonicMaster / SonicMaster Premium
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d / Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM87
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-4720HQ / i7-4750HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.6
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Crystal Well / Haswell
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i7-4720HQ / i7-4750HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:N / Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics:No / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:76087 / 78934
Processor code:SR18J / SR1Q8
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 8.1
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC / SD,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1280 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height:0.811 / 0.827 / 0.839 / 8.11
Height (front):0.811
Height (rear):0.839
Weight:4 / 4.43 / 4.54 / 5.07
Width:15 / 15.1