ASUS GX501VS-XS71 ROG Zephyrus GX501 15.6” Full-HD 120Hz Ultra-portable Gaming Laptop, GeForce GTX 1070, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 256GB PCIe SSD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

ASUS GX501VS-XS71 ROG Zephyrus GX501 15.6” Full-HD 120Hz Ultra-portable Gaming Laptop, GeForce GTX 1070, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 256GB PCIe SSD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

ASUS GX501VS-XS71  ROG Zephyrus GX501 15.6” Full-HD 120Hz Ultra-portable Gaming Laptop, GeForce GTX 1070, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 256GB PCIe SSD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

  • Ultra-thin and ultra-light with a thickness of only 0.7″ (with the lid closed) and weighing only 4.9 lbs
  • Next-generation performance with GeForce GTX 1070 8GB with Max-Q design and Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.8GHz). Windows 10 Pro. 120Hz Panel
  • Quiet and cool featuring ROG Active Aerodynamic System which improves airflow by 40% and reduces temperatures by 20% compared to conventional cooling. *Actual cooling performance varies due to system and environmental conditions
  • RGB Gaming Keyboard featuring ASUS Aura technology. Adjust the QWER and WASD clusters separately to adapt to MOBA and FPS titles.Fast SSD and RAM: featuring 256GB PCIE G3 x4 NVME & 16GB DDR4 2400MHz. 802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi
  • Chipset:Intel HM175 Express Chipset. You can also run a large ROG gaming monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC via DisplayPort over Type-C USB or use HDMI 2.0 to connect 4K TVs at 60Hz

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 15.6″ Full-HD 120Hz Ultra-portable Gaming Laptop; 8GB GDDR5 GTX 1070; Intel Core i7-770HQ Processor 2.8GHz (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.8GHz); 256GB Pie NV Me SSD, 16GB DDR4; Windows 10 Pro; G-Sync; Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1; 1x HDMI 2.0; 1x Thunderbolt; 4x USB 3.0; 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack; HD Webcam; 50WHr battery; Illuminated Chicklet Keyboard.

List Price: $ 1,999.00

Price: $ 1,799.00

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  1. 32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    – Fantastic design; the bottom opening up when the screen …, January 18, 2018
    By 
    J. Delago (San Francisco, CA) –

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    This review is from: ASUS GX501VS-XS71 ROG Zephyrus GX501 15.6″ Full-HD 120Hz Ultra-portable Gaming Laptop, GeForce GTX 1070, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 256GB PCIe SSD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (Personal Computers)
    Bought this despite the average 3-star rating, though to be fair…there weren’t many reviews to begin with between this 1070 model and the 1080 model…I was hoping to be one of the “lucky” ones who would land a problem-free unit, and I can confidently say that I do indeed have what appears to be a flawless unit (so far)!

    Pros:

    – Incredible gaming power; maxing out Destiny 2 on the absolute highest settings and I get 115+ FPS the majority of the time (you’ll get normal dips to 80+ FPS at times, though this is normal as even my Titan Xp desktop rig does this depending on if things are loading on screen or there’s a specific instance with a ton of activity for a split second, etc). I also managed a surprisingly stable max OC of +200mhz on core and memory using MSI Afterburner on stock voltages…basically making up the ground to being a “true” 1070 as opposed to the slightly lower-clocked Max-Q version that this is supposed to be.
    – Extremely lightweight! Even with the power brick, this is an ultra-portable powerhouse and somehow feels even lighter than my work Surface Book.
    – Fantastic design; the bottom opening up when the screen is opened to ventilate, the copper accents, etc…it’s certainly one of the better looking “gaming” laptops out there. It is a fingerprint magnet though, but I don’t think that deserves to knock off a star.
    – Great keyboard; tactile enough and super quiet
    – Boot up time takes literally 5 seconds…it’s actually impressive
    – 120hz display w/ G-Sync…need I say more? The 1080p res is perfect for a 15.6″ screen as well (i’ve owned 4k laptops at this size and honestly, give me 1080p @ 120 FPS w/ G-Sync over 4k @ 60hz for a gaming laptop any day).

    Cons:

    – Can’t repaste CPU or GPU without voiding warranty (sticker is there), and combing through forums it seems that using something like Gelid Extreme or Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut makes an 8-10c difference on the max temps of both the CPU and GPU; this is a big deal, as though the laptop is engineered to last, it’s always nice to keep temps as low as possible to squeeze out as much longevity as possible.
    – Undervolting the CPU with Intel’s XTU tool is pretty much a MUST…I managed to undervolt mine by -0.130v and it made a 7-8c difference in max temps. This is important as the CPU and GPU share the heatsink pipes and any amount of temps you can drop helps. After the undervolting I have yet to see either the CPU or GPU come close to 80c during gaming (i’ve seen reports of 90c without undervolting) and i’m guessing that undervolting combined with new thermal paste would probably result in low-mid 70s TOPS on this during gaming even at warm ambient temps.
    – The ROG branding is fine, but for a laptop in this price range, ASUS should really tone it down…the “Republic of Gamers” lettering on the screen bezel is too gaudy, and the red LEDs on the bottom of the machine can’t be turned off…I would have paid more money to have these things removed to make the laptop more “acceptable” for professional use (or if you’re just trying to be generally considerate in a dark room or something).

    Bottom line is….if you’re looking for a sleek and portable gaming powerhouse to max out most modern games and a 120hz/G-Sync display is important to you, and price is generally not a concern…you can’t go wrong with the GX501!

    PS: For those wondering if the 1080 version is worth the price premium…i’d say no, not for 1080p even at 120hz…i’d save the $500 as OC’ing the 1070 Max-Q in this unit is PLENTY of power already…and I say this as a guy who bought a Titan Xp over a 1080 Ti…. 😛

  2. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A powerful laptop that’s perfect for the living room… if you have the right setup., September 22, 2017
    By 
    D. Patrick (San Jose, CA) –

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    This review is from: ASUS GX501VS-XS71 ROG Zephyrus GX501 15.6″ Full-HD 120Hz Ultra-portable Gaming Laptop, GeForce GTX 1070, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 256GB PCIe SSD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (Personal Computers)
    I love it! My only real complaint would be that the screen is a tad dimmer than I’m used to, but it’s a small price to pay for this much power in such a slim package. I actually really like the keyboard and palm rest setup since your palms won’t get sweaty as they might while playing directly on a conventional gaming laptop,

    I would never use this thing directly on my lap. I feel the pro reviews were overly harsh on the design, though I’ll agree that this laptop is not for everyone. This laptop is built for someone who wants to play PC games where they will always have a power hookup.

    + A beast under the hood, handling everything I’ve thrown at it. The g-sync display makes framerates between 60 and 120 seem seamless. I don’t believe you’ll miss the extra power that the 1080 model offers if you’re wanting to save $500. Plenty of power here.
    + The keyboard is surprisingly nice to type on, coming from a Surface Book, though you’ll need to get used to not having a Print Screen key. Win+Shift+S is a better alternative, anyway.
    + I’m not even sure I’ve heard the fans on this thing while gaming.It is whisper quiet. In a low-volume area you won’t bother anyone.

    – 256GB of SSD space will run out quickly if you play a lot of demanding games. If you’re willing to have only a handful of big games, you’ll be a happy camper. I’m already considering upgrading the SSD.
    – I wish there were more easily accessible volume buttons, though this isn’t a deal-breaker.

    Fits with the palm rest on a Hover X+ nicely for some solid couch gaming!

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