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ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad and price. The image quality and usability get mixed reviews.

portability, performance, design, size, reliability

screen, keyboard, battery, price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mithun Mohandas (

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...


Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

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...


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

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...


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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

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...


Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (

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


Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (

Asus Zephyrus GX501


Powerfully specced, the Zephyrus GX501 from Asus is designed for notebook gamers wanting to turn things up a notch, but struggles to fit in with more simple day-to-day tasks.

Slim design; Powerful processor and GPU; Bright and crisp display

Keyboard layout not great for typing; Is still quite heavy

The Zephyrus GX501 is a powerful gaming notebook, of that there is no question. If you're aiming to invest in a solid piece of hardware that will stand you in good stead for the next few years, this one from Asus is tough to beat.


Expert review by : Alfred Siew (

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 is a lean, mean gaming machine December 27th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew Gaming 0 The slim Asus gaming laptop is a class above prev


The Asus ROG Zephyrus could be the first of many slim yet powerful gaming laptops to come.


Expert review by : Wilson Wong (

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.


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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...

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Zephyrus GX501 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Black


I loved the laptop because of its size and design, its not obvious bulky gaming laptop, its quite capable, but as well can be used to classes and such. Instead of buying gaming laptop and apple macbook for a course I decided to buy this , and so far is...

Battery life is one of them, but used right with battery saver and optimisers ,It gets decent for non gaming. Keyboard is quite easy to get along with but It can awkward get . Biggest bad point I actually see is the plastic opening bit underneath. I...