Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G501VW-BSI7N25
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%
Source: Think Digit
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%
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky
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
Model: 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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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).
73.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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