Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501: The perfect gaming laptop?

ROG Zephyrus GX501

Up until now, the term gaming laptop stands for two kinds of portable machines. The powerful beefy impractical laptops and the low powered thin and light portable machines. Some computer manufacturers have now succeeded in cranking up the powerful components in the thin and light laptop bodies. The Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 packs the high-end desktop like power in the in an ultra-portable form factor.

The Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 is a part of the new generation Max-Q laptops that Nvidia promises will be three-times thinner and faster. At 14.9 x 10.3 x 0.66-0.7 inches it is only slightly thicker than the average business class Ultrabooks and it weighs under  4.9 pounds. Check out the specifications below,


CPU: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.8GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM); Intel HD Graphics 630
RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)
Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD (1,920×1,080) anti-glare, wide-view panel (120Hz refresh rate with Nvidia G-Sync)
Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD
Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI 2.0, headset jack
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth


Unlike some standard gaming laptops, the ROG Zephyrus GX501 follows the sleek stealthy black design. Asus has done an excellent job in making this laptop a perfect choice for the gaming/workstation machine. For better cooling, Asus has come up with an innovative technique namely the Active Aerodynamic System. When you raise the lid, this new design technique separates the thermal panel by about 6mm from the rest of the laptop, allowing air to enter.

Final thoughts

It is crazy to think that Asus has somehow managed to crank the Nvidia GTX 1080 into a 1.79cm-thick (0.7-inch) laptop. But all of this goodness comes for a price. The Asus ROG Zephyrus is priced at $2,699 US dollars. If you have got the money and are looking for the best portable gaming laptop then look no further, The Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 is best what you could get right now.

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