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Asus G501VW-BSI7N25


Asus G501VW-BSI7N25
Asus G501VW-BSI7N25 (G501 Series)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: no
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1000 Euro



Average Score: 73.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 65%, features: 70%, display: 80% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus G501VW-BSI7N25

70% An excellent laptop, if you don’t mind the heat
Source: English version
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 version
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 version
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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.

73.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-22 (Update: 2016-04-22)