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Asus ROG GU501GM-BI7N8 Zephyrus M

The Asus GU501GM-BI7N8 is a model of the ROG Zephyrus M series. It’s a super-slim gaming laptop powered by an Intel Coffee Lake processor inside. The device comes with an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H, a hexa-core processor with a base frequency of 2.2 GHz and an impressive maximum frequency of 4.1 GHz. The processor has 12 threads (thanks to Hyper-Threading technology), 9 MB of Level 3 cache, and Intel UHD Graphics 630.

Asus ROG GU501GM-BI7N8 Zephyrus M

For running graphics demanding games, it has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB dedicated graphics memory. ROG software makes it easy to switch between the integrated GPU for power saving and the discrete-class GPU for performance. As for storage, you can install some big-size games thanks to a 1TB FireCuda SSHD. A 128GB SATA SSD is also included inside. This model is equipped with 16GB of DDR4 SDRAM at 2666MHz. The maximum supported memory is 32GB.

Display on this Asus GU501GM is sized at 15.6 inches. It has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display looks very smooth thanks to NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, 120Hz refresh rate, and 3ms response time. The multi-color backlit ASUS Aura SYNC keyboard has a travel distance of 1.7mm and 0.2mm key curve. It also supports N-key rollover to handle the need of pressing multiple keys simultaneously while playing games.

Despite the slim form factor, it still offers decent cooling performance with Active Aerodynamic System. Like the previous Zephyrus laptop, when the lid is opened, a portion of the bottom chassis will flex 9mm high for a better airflow. It also has Anti-Dust Cooling system, which expels dust particles and dirt through tunnels.

Ports on Asus ROG GU501GM-BI7N8 include an HDMI 2.0 port, a mic-in/headphone-out combo jack, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port with Thunderbolt functionality, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports. Above the display is an HD webcam along with the microphones. As for connectivity, it features 802.11ac Wave 2 Gigabit Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.

With a 4 cells 55 Whr Lithium-ion battery inside, the estimated battery life is up to 5 hours. Comes in brushed black, it has dimensions of 15.1 x 10.3 x 0.7 inches and weighs only 5.51 lbs. If you need a compact laptop for gaming with latest and powerful processor, this Asus gaming laptop may suit your needs.

Asus ROG GU501GM-BI7N8 Specifications

Operating System
Windows 10

Processor
Intel Core i7-8750H (6 cores, 12 threads, 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz, 9 MB L3 cache)

Chipset
Intel HM370



Display
15.6 inches
120Hz refresh rate
3ms response time
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
IPS (In-Plane Switching)

Graphics Card
Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB dedicated graphics memory

Storage
1TB FireCuda SSHD
128GB SATA SSD

System Memory
16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2666MHz
Maximum memory: 32GB

Optical Drive
None

Audio
Stereo speakers

Inputs & Controls
ASUS Aura SYNC backlit chiclet keyboard (1.7mm travel, 0.2mm curve, N-key rollover)
Multi-touch touchpad

Input/Output Ports
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x mic-in/headphone-out
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (Thunderbolt)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A

Connectivity
802.11ac Wave 2 Gigabit Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.1

Camera
HD webcam with array microphones

Power
4 cells Lithium-ion (55 Whr, 4S1P)
Battery Life: up to 5 hours

Dimensions and Weight
Width: 15.1 inches (1.75 ~ 1.99 cm)
Depth: 10.3 inches (26.2 cm)
Height: 0.7 inches (1.75 ~ 1.99 cm)
Weight: 5.51 lbs. (2.45 kg)

Software
Microsoft Office 365 (30 days trial)
EverNote
Foxit Reader
TripAdvisor
Netflix
Dropbox

Color
Brushed Black

Asus ROG GU501GM-BI7N8 Zephyrus M

Ivan Andrianto

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