Asus G501 Series

Asus G501VW-BSI7N25Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ, Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.06kg, 2.1kg
Price: 1000, 1999 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 78%, features: 76%, display: 83%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 82%


Asus G501JW


Asus G501JWNotebook: Asus G501JW
Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 2.06kg
Price: 1999 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 66.86% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 13 reviews)


85% Asus G501JW Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
A new republic. The thinner ROG is certainly flashier, but cut corners are inevitable. Asus calls it the quietest ultrathin gaming notebook on the market with one of the fastest solid-state drives available. What can go wrong?
80% A gaming laptop with a 4K screen made in the mould of the 15-in Macbook Pro - a great combination
Source: PC Advisor English
Asus has assembled a fast and lightweight gaming laptop using the Retina MacBook Pro template, with good results. The 4K-UHD screen is perhaps more about pose than performance but at full-HD resolution this machine takes Windows games in its stride at high detail.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
83% Asus ROG G501J Laptop Review
Source: T Break English
All that said, if you don’t mind tuning down the game settings and want to play on the move with a light laptop, then the ASUS G501 easily fits the bill. It’s impressively light for a 15-incher, and gives out silent and decent performance. I just wish that ASUS created a 13-inch version of this laptop with the same CPU, GPU and a lower-res screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
60% Asus ROG G501J-DS71
Source: PC Mag English
As gaming laptops go, the ROG G501J-DS71 is a big departure from Asus's usual high-octane gaming rigs, slimming down and becoming more portable. Unfortunately, it also sacrifices a lot of the gaming performance that has marked past systems in the Republic of Gamers line. While this is probably just a bump in the road as Asus gets a handle on the ins and outs of making an ultraportable gaming laptop, this is clearly a first-iteration product. I could see things improving significantly if Asus were to release a Full HD version, but for the time being, there are a lot of rough edges that Asus needs to polish.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Asus ROG G501JW Laptop Review
Source: Kitguru English
From a functional point of view the Chiclet keyboard is good to type on and the mouse works well enough however the layout of the keyboard is frustrating as the Power button sits where we expect to find the End key. Also, the left hand Windows key is too far inboard. These are minor points but when you are buying a premium laptop that carries a hefty price tag you are looking for perfection. Uninstall the bloatware and wait for an Nvidia driver that fixes Optimus and you’ll still be faced with a keyboard that isn’t quite right, which is frustrating.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
60% Asus ROG G501 review
Source: Techradar English
Overall, Asus has put together a well-built gaming laptop, but the ROG G501 makes so many careless mistakes that I can't recommend it. For affordability's sake, you would be much better served with a Gigabyte P35K v3 as it provides far better performance, thanks to sticking with a Full HD display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus Republic of Gamers G501
Source: Computer Shopper English
Overall, the Republic of Gamers G501JW-DS71 would be easier to recommend if it were advertised as a high-end multimedia laptop, akin to the Dell XPS 15, rather than as a gaming laptop. Its GeForce GTX 960M graphics card doesn't have the horsepower of competing notebooks in its price range, or even the substantially more affordable MSI GE62 Apache.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% ASUS ROG G501
Source: Digital Trends English
The Asus 501JW-DS71 is a prime example of why cutting-edge hardware isn’t enough to win in the laptop market. Its hard drive is particularly awesome, shattering past records and more than doubling the average speed of competitors. The display also pushes boundaries, hitting 4K resolution, something only a handful of other notebooks can claim.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
ASUS ROG G501 review – the new standard for next generation gaming laptops
Source: Laptop Media English
The successful combination of thin body and high performance is next to impossible, but ASUS have done all there is to do to achieve that, and the results are nearly fantastic! As usual, we’ll start with the disadvantages – the thin body has resulted in a little instability in the keyboard panel, although it’s only noticeable if you apply excessive force. The bigger drawback is the PWM of the emitted light, which is an old problem, but ASUS haven’t solved it (at least in the Full HD version).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2015
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2015
Asus G501JW – Ни Дня Без Побед
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; excellent display; ergonomic keyboard; slim and light. Negative: No RJ-45 interface, and optical drive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2015
Asus G501 – a karcsú gamer notebook
Source: HU→EN
Positive: Pretty powerful; good FHD display; good sound; good input devices. Negative: Poor cooling system; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2015
Asus G501JW – тънък и лек геймърски лаптоп
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Ѕlіm аnd lіghtwеіght dеѕіgn; cоmfоrtаblе kеуbоаrd аnd tоuсhраd; grеаt display and ѕреаkеrs; perfect performance; efficient cooling system; lоng bаttеrу lіfе. Negative: Еаѕу ѕроttіng case; cоnfuѕіng аrrаngеmеnt оf thе fоur аrrоw kеуѕ; rеlаtіvеlу nоіѕу tоuсh раd buttоnѕ; noisy cooling system under load.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2015
Ревю на ASUS ROG G501 – новият стандарт за следващото поколение геймърски лаптоп
Source: BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; impressive size for gaming laptop; high performance; good cooling system; great sound for laptop; good display. Negative: Keyboard slightly sinking back.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2015


Asus G501JW-CN039H

The stylish and compact Asus G501JW-CN039H is a gaming laptop with killer performance. Even with its seemingly simple silhouette, the Asus G501JW-CN039H is immediately recognized as a high-end machine thanks to its solid chassis and color scheme. The lid comes in a brushed metal grey and sports the famous Republic Of Gamers badge. The full-sized keyboard features a red backlight and an ultra-responsive keystroke. Depending on the variant, the display is either a 15.6 inch 16:9 IPS UHD panel or an IPS FHD panel. Either version provides good colors and contrast. The system can be upgraded to Windows 10 and houses an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, up to 16 GB of RAM, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU with either 2 GB or 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM and multiple storage configurations ranging from SSDs to PCIe drives. Other features include a card-reader, a HD webcam, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out, a Mini-DisplayPort and even a Thunderbolt port on some models. Audio quality is superb with the built-in stereo speakers tuned by Bang and Olufsen. Overall the Asus G501JW-CN039H weighs in at 2.06 kg, which is light enough to be constantly on-the-go, especially in view of the 6-cell Polymer battery, which provides an impressive battery life.


Asus G501JW-CN039HNotebook: Asus G501JW-CN039H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section


ASUS ROG G501 vs ZenBook Pro UX501 in-depth comparison – battle of the thin and light ‘beasts’
Source: Laptop Media English
Overall whichever device you choose you will not make a mistake. Weather you are a fan of the sleek light Zen design, or prefer the more aggressive black and red style of the G501, both devices offer great design, premium feel and sturdy build, thanks to the great materials used. The two also have great performance for both serious work and gaming and the cooling systems are good enough to take the heat off during the heavy work process or some hard battle on the virtual battlefield. If you want touchscreen capabilities and a slightly better sound quality you should go for the ZenBook Pro, while if you want to be sure you will be able to play the upcoming AAA game titles with no problem or you do video editing and require some extra video memory – the Republic of Gamers notebook is your choice.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2015
Обзор ноутбука ASUS G501JW: мобильный, но игровой
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Slim and relatively light metal body; high quality display; comfortable keyboard; low heat.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2015


Asus G501VW-BSI7N25

Despite its deceiving slim and light build, the Asus G501VW-BSI7N25 is powered by the blazing-fast 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM and a 1 TB HDD 5400RPM storage. With graphics rendered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M with 2 GB DDR5 VRAM, its capacity to deliver stunning visuals is unquestionable, be it in demanding games or complex applications. However, it lacks an optical drive in favor of a slim form factor. The sound quality is equally impressive thanks to SonicMaster and Bang &OlufsenICEpower audio. Its high definition webcam delivers more than average resolution and quality. This device offers plenty of interfaces including an HDMI port, 4 USB 3.0 ports as well as a USB-C Gen2/Thunderbolt 3 port for high speed data transfer. With 802.11/AC WiFi, gamers will be able to connect to online games at lightning speed. On top of that, Windows 10 OS 64-bit is pre-installed.


Asus G501VW-BSI7N25Notebook: Asus G501VW-BSI7N25
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 73.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)


70% An excellent laptop, if you don’t mind the heat
Source: English
The ASUS G501VW offers a good package at its price point. The display is great, the SSD is phenomenal and the laptop isn’t actually that thick or heavy for a gaming device. The thermal throttling issues and quiet speakers take away a lot from the overall experience, however.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 65% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 65% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
77% Asus ROG G501VW Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus ROG G501VW is a very good gaming laptop if your priorities include a slim and light device. The 512GB storage space is a hurdle, but, the G501VW is still one of the best portable gaming laptops in the market, with the right balance of work and play.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 77%
Asus ROG G501VW
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
Let’s wrap it up. The G501VW offers low weight and slimmer frame, with good gaming performance for the price, good IPS display and the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port which is not common for $800-$1000 gaming/multimedia laptops currently. It does uses a PWM brightness control noticeably and thermals and CPU/GPU clocks algorithm isn’t the best, resulting in GPU throttling under Furmark + Prime95 load (but it’s better in games).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2016



Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.06 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.1 kg:

70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-08-24 (Update: 2015-08-24)