Asus launches Asus ROG Zephyrus GM501GM-EI005T currently at 1702 euros , a new high-performance Ultrabook targeting 15-inch 144Hz IPS Full HD G-Sync screen players running on Windows 10. It includes a latest-generation Coffee Lake processor Hexa Core i7 , a good amount of RAM, an NVIDIA Pascal GTX high-end graphics card, a hybrid storage solution combining dedicated SSD and hybrid hard drive of appreciable capacity, a backlit chiclet keyboard or USB 3.1 Type-C connection.
It sports a relatively elegant and discreet look for a portable gamer with its thin and light chassis. Unlike some models in the range, here the layout of the keyboard and touchpad is classic.
Specifications of Asus ROG Zephyrus GM501GM-EI005T
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD IPS 144Hz G-Sync LED 800: 1 72% sRGB (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake (2.2GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB max)|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe x4) 1GB Seagate FireCuda SSHD at 5400 RPM with 8GB SSD Cache|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Dedicated|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|webcam||Yes, HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||4 USB 3.1 (Gen1) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 4 cells 50Whr|
|Autonomy announced||3 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||379 x 262 x 16.9-17.9|
|Weight||2.5 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||RGB backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad that also serves as a multi-touch touchpad; USB to Ethernet adapter and wrist rest included|
The Asus ROG Zephyrus GM501GM-EI005T is for those who want to acquire a laptop and a compact, versatile and powerful in games.
It is indeed possible to indulge in the most recent games and greedy in graphic resources thanks to the dedicated map GeForce GTX 1060 high-end version 6 GB dedicated.
Optimus technology is however absent because it is incompatible with G-Sync that it is the party and makes sure to synchronize just the GTX 1060 and the screen to get the best results possible.
In the same vein, the screen adopts a refresh rate of 144Hz (against 60Hz as standard) to enhance fluidity in games. IPS, the screen offers a more accurate colorimetry than the average and very comfortable viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Anti-reflective, the screen provides better visibility in a bright environment than a glossy slab.
Built around an Intel HM370 chipset, a latest-generation Hexa Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake processor and 16GB of RAM, this Ultrabook gamer delivers overall power to meet the most demanding users.
Such components guarantee everyday operation unparalleled faster than a PC based on a dual core processor (or quad core low power) and 4 GB DDR3 / 4. The difference is particularly strong in the demanding areas of CPU and RAM resources exploiting multicore architecture such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
Hybrid, storage helps to make this ultrabook gamer very reactive and fluid thanks to the very fast dedicated SSD which, with its 256 GB, can host the main games / software in addition to the system. The rest can take place on the hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB that accompanies SSHD template cache hybrid.
Connectivity side, this laptop is well equipped with its USB 3.1 Type-C, its Bluetooth modules 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect wirelessly wireless, its convenient HDMI video output to connect easily to a TV or a monitor for example, its audio port and 4 USB 3.1 (USB 2.0 compatible) providing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected. Logically, a USB to Ethernet adapter is provided.
Finally, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is very convenient to discern its keys in the dark.