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Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 (15.6-Inch, 2017)

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 (15.6-Inch, 2017)
alaScore 89

43 reviews

Jul, 2021

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 (15.6-Inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 (15.6-Inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Asus ROG Zephyrus (GX501VI)

 

Thanks to Nvidia's Max-Q design standard, the GTX 1080-packing Asus ROG Zephyrus is the new benchmark for thin gaming laptops.

Super-thin GTX 1080 laptop. Tasteful design with innovative, quiet thermal solutions. 120Hz G-Sync display. Plenty of ports, including USB-C with Thunderbolt 3. Top-end performance.

Short battery life. 1080p-screen resolution. Bottom panel isn't sturdy when venting. Skinny right-aligned touchpad.

The Asus ROG Zephyrus is an excellent first representation of what's possible with the Max-Q design. The partnership between Nvidia and Asus has yielded a new high watermark for performance in a thin, 15.6-inch laptop, even if there are a couple...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 review: Nvidia Max-Q makes it incredibly thin and powerful

 

Asus' Zephyrus GX501 gives you near-GeForce GTX 1080 performance in a five-pound laptop, but at the cost of battery life.

The first gaming laptop that's also thin and fairly light ; G-Sync 120Hz panel for great refresh rates ; GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q can yield near-GTX 1080 performance.

Dismal battery life. ; GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q can occasionally be no faster than a fast GTX 1070 ; The single M.2 slot is disappointing for a performance laptop

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Zephyrus GX501VS (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

 

Now $500 cheaper. Asus is doubling down on Max-Q with its second Zephyrus notebook equipped with GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics. The asking price is a bit more manageable this time around, but the hardware shortcomings are hard to ignore despite the strong...

quieter fan noise than other super-thin gaming notebooks ; relatively low GPU temperature when under load ; very high performance considering the size ; excellent CPU Turbo Boost sustainability ; attractive chassis design ; Thunderbolt 3

no SD reader, RJ-45 port, secondary HDD, or Optimus options ; unique design sacrifices comfort if not working on a flat desk ; spongy keyboard keys; no dedicated NumPad or Macro keys ; average display response times for a gaming notebook ; very warm...

The GX501VS is currently retailing for $500 cheaper than the $2800 GX501VI. Gamers who can cope with the ~15 percent performance drop from the GTX 1080 Max-Q to the GTX 1070 Max-Q will find a more compelling lower barrier to entry on this latest...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Glaser, Klaus Hinum, J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 Laptop Review

 

Slim with a powerful GPU. Asus has once again managed to have the slimmest device. For now. This time it is the ROG Zephyrus GX501 gaming laptop. Despite its height of just 17.9 millimeters (~0.7 in), the 15-inch notebook is shipped with an Intel Core...

high-contrast 120 Hz panel with wide viewing angles ; nice case with sophisticated materials ; powerful gaming center ; slim chassis ; high-capacity PCIe-SSD ; Thunderbolt 3 ; comparatively light ; G-Sync

display response times could be better ; hard to maintain and upgrade ; test model with some build quality issues ; high temperatures under load ; no switchable graphics ; short battery runtime ; keyboard flexing ; very expensive

The verdict about the 3000-Euro (~$3405) ROG Zephyrus GX501 mainly depends on two things: 1) Does price matter? And: 2) How important is the mobility aspect? Users willing to pay a lot for an extremely slim and powerful notebook get a very stylish and...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (laptopmedia.com)

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501VI review – a gaming ultrabook with a desktop-like performance?

 

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 insi…

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...

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

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Dave Altavilla, Tuan Huynh (hothardware.com)

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Review: A Thin, Powerful Max-Q Gaming Laptop

 

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is an extremely thin, light and powerful gaming notebook featuring NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q design. It weighs

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (mobiletechreview.com)

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501

 

The Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 is a 4.9 lb. 15" gaming laptop with the quad core i7-7700HQ CPU and NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5 Max-Q dedicated graphics. This is one of the first NVIDIA Max-Q notebooks to hit the market, and it promises less heat and noise...

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501

 

If you're looking for a portable gaming laptop with bags of performance then the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 is a serious contender. It does have a couple of drawbacks though. Find out in our full review.

Expert review by : Mithun Mohandas (digit.in)

ASUS GX501 Zephyrus Gaming Laptop Review

 

Slim and power-packed

NVIDIA MAX-Q GTX 1080 ; Extremely portable ; Great display

Underside is a bit flimsy

The ASUS ROG GX501 Zephyrus bridges the gap between performance and portability. At Digit, we simply can’t count the number of times that we’ve been asked for recommendations that could not only provide great portability but also not compromise on...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Hands on: Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 gaming laptop September 18th, 2017 | by Wilson Wong Gaming 2 PHOTO: Handout

 

With a slim profile and good looks, Asus' new ROG Zephyrus GX501 laptop is tweaked to run at top speed. It's not cheap, though.

Sep, 2017
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Price comparison for Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 (15.6-Inch, 2017)

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15...
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$2,062.00 TO SHOP
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