ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Review – A Laptop With 120 Hz Display

Thin and powerful, that is what I can talk about this high end machine. The newest edition of Zephyrus was released in this year by ASUS to compete with many competitors like Acer and Razer. What is interesting to see here is located on the design and performance. It delivers a powerful performance in such a light and slim design. The thing is possible thanks to the latest technology by NVIDIA that they called as Max-Q. NIVIDA designs this technology based on aerospace engineering and refers to the rocket.

I have get chance to review about this laptop and I am so interested to know how it performs in gaming session. Another thing that I want to test is the display which has 120 Hz refresh rate. Do you think the machine is really that worth? You are going to find it soon.

That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to talk about it deeper and find what the best thing to find. To make it easier for you to understand, lets we jump into the article.

A Beautiful Design

I was stuck by its beautiful design when I first saw it on the first time. It looks complicated, but somehow so premium at the same time. The front lid is entirely made from aluminum where the striations are both flowing horizontally and vertical. The lid itself is even more beauty when the light hits it. You are going to see two different tone effects that make you want to get with it longer.

On the inside, it has similar interior design that we find on the similar products like MSI Titan and Acer Predator 21 X. Here, the keyboard is pushed over the edge and as the result, the touchpad is moved to the far right and eliminating the palm rest. The measurement is only at 14.9 x 10.3 x 0.7 inches and 5 pounds of weight and making it as one of the thinnest laptop on the market along with Razer Blade Pro. The overall design is amazing and I am pretty sure you should be able to stick with it for many hours.

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Zephyrus GX601 2Like I said before, the screen is equipped with 12 Hz refresh rate which is still not common on this case. When the setting is enabled, the system will place the frame cap to match the panel limits and allows the system to perform of instant rendering process. As the result, it looks very smooth in comparable with common machine at the lower refresh rate. It eliminates every tears and only leave of clean and smooth images to every your games.

As for screen quality, I guess should not be worry since the display looks vivid and having crisp images. The viewing angle is also great from the both of right and left sides. The screen is able to produce of 114 percent of gamut color has 275 score in brightness. The panel itself is bit dim, but is not far behind from the other competitors.

Last price update: 2018-02-24 19:11:51

ROG Zephyrus GX501Main Specs
CPUIntel Core I7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TI
Display Size15.6-inch
OSWindows 10 Pro
Memory16GB DDR4 Memory
Storage512GB PCIe SSD

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Gaming Test

It features of low efficient version of NVIDIA GTX 1080 that combined with Intel Core I7 7700HQ. One thing that makes difference is located on the power efficiency. The GTX 1080 allows you to squeeze every it’s power, but still keeping the power usage. The lowest clock is even resulting low power and heat during my test.

When I tested to run of some games, the result is very impressive. On the Rise of Tomb Raider, I ran the benchmark and got 58 FPS at very high setting. During the gameplay, the FPS reaches 60 frames per second most of the time with only few drops on some rarely cases. I have also tested it with other games like GTA 5 and Hitman and the result is much similar. I got 70 FPS on GTA 5 and 55 FPS on Hitman with very high setting. The hardware really showing its power and I am pretty sure that this specification will still good enough even for these four years.

Last price update: 2018-02-24 19:11:51
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Final Thought

Those are information I know about it. If you are looking for slim and light gaming machine that also used for your productivity, then you are finding it right now. The design and performance are great and allows you to use it for gaming and work at the same. Well, everything is back on you on deciding, so feel free to make any choice. I just hope the information is good enough to support you on making consideration. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.

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