ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus GX501VI Notebook

ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus GX501VI Notebook

ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus GX501VI Notebook

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Product Highlights

  • 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM | 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080 120 Hz G-Sync Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 3.0 | USB Type-C | HDMI
  • Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
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ASUS Zephyrus GX501 overview

  • 1Description

The 15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus GX501VI Notebook from Asus is a Max-Q designed laptop, which aims to be thin, fast, and quiet without sacrificing gaming performance. Specs-wise, it's powered by a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor and 16GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM. Even though it only measures 0.7 inches thin, the Zephyrus still manages to fit in an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5X VRAM for high-end gaming performance. Thanks to its Active Aerodynamic System (AAS), a portion of the bottom opens when the display is lifted to increase the amount of space for air circulation, letting your game for hours without throttling.

For storage, it has a 512GB M.2 NVMe solid-state drive for quick booting and loading applications. Should you need more space, you can connect external storage solutions using its multiple USB ports. The 15.6" display has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and provides you with wide viewing angles and 100% sRGB gamut cover for immersive and vivid colors. More importantly, it features a 120 Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync technology to deliver a more fluid gaming experience without ghosting, tearing, and stutter. Other integrated features include 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, an HD webcam, and a mic/headphone jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit).

Max-Q Design
Notebooks sporting the Max-Q design are crafted to be thin, fast, and quiet; however, they're still packed with high-end hardware needed for gaming. The ROG Zephyrus measures 0.7 inches tall and weighs 4.9 pounds, but it has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card for powerful on-the-go gaming performance.
Play it Cool & Breathe Deeply
To adhere to the Max-Q design, the ROG Zephyrus features Active Aerodynamic System (AAS), which combines intelligent design with innovative technologies for an ultra-slim laptop that runs cool and quiet without sacrificing performance. By lifting the display, a portion of the bottom opens up to increase the amount of space for air circulation. Combined with AeroAccelerator technology, which incorporates revamped fan and heatsink designs, this gap improves airflow and reduces temperatures so you can game for hours without any crashes or throttling.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series Graphics Cards
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards can deliver up to a 40% increase in performance over the previous generation. Not only are they powerful, they can deliver similar performance to their desktop counterparts with a slight performance difference. This changes mobile gaming, allowing you to max out your game's visuals settings so you can enjoy it at its best. Furthermore, 10-series graphics cards are VR ready so plug in your favorite headset for a new computing experience.
Asus Aura RGB Backlit Keyboard
The ROG Zephyrus' keyboard is positioned a bit lower than you're used to on a laptop to allow for better cooling of its internal components. It also features Asus Aura RGB backlighting, which lets you customize not only the aesthetics of the keyboard, but also functions such as macros. Furthermore, it has anti-ghosting and 30-key rollover for instant and accurate input at up to 30 keys simultaneously.
120 Hz G-Sync Display
NVIDIA G-Sync technology syncs the display's refresh rate with the graphics card's frame rate output to reduce screen tearing and ghosting. Combined with a 120 Hz refresh rate, which helps to eliminate stuttering and jitters, you'll be able to enjoy smooth gameplay and react instantly to your game. The display also supports wide viewing angles and 100% sRGB gamut coverage for vivid colors.

Windows 10 Pro

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana, can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the Internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information-gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Windows 10 Pro
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for businesses users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
In the Box
ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus GX501VI Notebook
  • Power Cable & Adapter
  • USB 3.0 Type-A to Ethernet (RJ45) Cable
  • Palmrest
  • Screwdriver
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ASUS Zephyrus GX501 specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.8 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.8 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 16 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 24 GB
    Memory Type DDR4 SDRAM
    Memory Speed 2400 MHz
    Onboard Memory 8 GB
    User-Replaceable Memory 1 x 8 GB
    Available Memory Slots None
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8 GB GDDR5X VRAM
    Panel Type LCD
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Touchscreen None
    Finish Matte
    Total Capacity 512 GB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    1 x  via USB Type-C
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI 2.0
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Integrated Microphone
    Integrated Speaker
    Media Card Slots None
    Network 1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) via Included Cable
    Modem None
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5; Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
    Mobile Broadband None
    GPS None
    NFC None
    Webcam User-Facing: 720p Video
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Watt Hours / Type 50 Wh
    Cells 4
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Supply 1 x 230 W
    Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
    Security BIOS Booting
    Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Features: Backlight
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.6 x 0.7 x 10.3" / 396.2 x 17.8 x 261.6 mm
    Weight 4.9 lb / 2.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.2 x 14.8 x 6.3"

    ASUS Zephyrus GX501 reviews

    15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus GX501VI Notebook is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good choice with minor problems What I like about it: 1) Better balance of performance and portability than other gaming laptops. 2) Beautifully designed compared to other ROG laptops, very good build quality, 3) 120Hz display is extremely good playing FPS/TPS games. (Though most of the time the there's only 100 FPS under high setting.) What I dislike about it: 1) Temperature control is poor, metal body gets super hot when playing for more than 1 hour. 2) Keyboard RGB customization is limited. 3) Numpad/trackpad is with no feedback. (better than nothing, right?) Other: Hope there could be a mini DP/TB2 port to connect to my monitor more efficiently.
    Date published: 2017-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Gaming Laptop Pro : 1)Fast and runs game perfectly 2)Slim and style 3)120mhz monitor 4)More than enough output port for display 5)Price are competitive Con : 1)Battery issue, although it does not affect on me. Since i will use with ac adapter 2)Stock Shortage 3)US Version does not comes with Asus Mouse Please see my video on below : Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501VI first look Asus ROG Zephyrus runs PUBG temperature
    Date published: 2017-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great portable gaming laptop The laptop is fast, and capable of handling current games at max or ultra details under 1080p. There is no problem gaming on this laptop with the G-Sync 120ghz IPS display, it is a dream combo. One thing to notice is that it is not designed to use on your legs because the cooling pad will extend once the laptop is opened up, and it can get really hot since the Intel HD graphic is factory locked in order to maintain the G-Sync display, the battery life is around one hour and 30 min.� The track pad is pretty decent, the speaker can be improved. The sound is not that great but loud enough for gaming. This is kind of the laptop you can bring to work without being given funny looks from your friends. It is very light and well packed with power.� Also, the GTX 1080 is max-q design so it performs lower than a standard laptop GTX 1080 but slightly higher than 1070 laptop, since I don't experience any gaming issues, so I have nothing to say about the max-q.
    Date published: 2018-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful design yet strong performance I've been waiting for this laptop for ages. Checked b&h website a lot of times but it said this is not available till 15 sep. however, it was back to stock 19 aug so I immediately placed order only took 10 days (7business day) from US to Australia. nice package without any damage done. surprisingly there were no customs duties as well. the laptop itself is one legendary product. run PUBG and Overwatch perfectly, slim as a victoria secret model and quieter than much other gaming laptops. recommended.
    Date published: 2017-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and mobile This laptop is a great mix for Gamers and mobility. 15.6 is a good size to play games and still keep the laptop to a more mobile and light weight. Boots is about 5 sec from power off. Love the keypad / mouse pad on the right side. I always have problem when they are between the keyboard and myself. I was thinking the keyboard being all the way to the end of the laptop might be hard to use. But it is so thin I can rest my hands on the table and they also give you a nice pad to rest your hands on. Nice unexpected surprise. Fast, Light, Keyboard feels great. I got this one mostly for my wife and she loves it. After 2 weeks she is still telling me how much she loves it. She mostly uses it for work. She works out of the house and travels to the office for meetings and has no problem with size and weight. If you are a Gamer or just want a system that can do anything you need it to do and not have to wait around. This is a laptop you need to check out. The power block is big, but you need to understand the Wattage required to run the Video and CPU is closer to a desktop.
    Date published: 2017-10-06
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