Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW-ES010T
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW-ES010T
Source: Ultrabook Review Archive.org version
The Zephyrus S GX502GW is a major step-up from the early-2019 Zephyrus S GX531 lineup. It still offers plenty of performance in an even smaller, lighter and sturdier package, but this time it's a standard, practical form-factor, with a smarter choice in materials, more accessible internal design, proper battery life, and an improved keyboard, all in a more affordable package.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Mobilegeeks.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 60%
Source: Antyweb PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Beautiful design; slim size; lightweight; high performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2019
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: Another top notch gaming laptop from Asus. The GX502 is actually a new series in Zephyrus S line. I cannot say that much has changed compared to other models, since keeping track of naming conventions between each series and different models is a hard task to always keep in mind and do successfully.
But as a gamer, this is not what you are interested in. While checking this laptop, I kept asking myself: Who should use this laptop? It is lightweight for such good performance, just barely 2 kg. So, I could count it as mobile friendly for myself. As someone who likes to play games and also do some other processor-heavy stuff, it is the right fit for someone like me; besides one small detail. There is no webcam. Is it a big detail? It depends on your profile. If you just needs a laptop to play games and work on other personal stuff, sure. But if you are like me and would like to be able to do some web calls from time to time, that means you need to carry a portable cam with you most of the time.
As I said, besides that there is not much to criticize about the laptop. Performance is at top levels. I must say, Asus does a good job in managing the laptop. There is an app for you to be able to tweak things here and there and find what suits best for you. The RTX 2070 GPU is something that Asus worked on and optimized for better performance which means it is not similar to other laptops with RTX 2070. On that end, it may be close to an RTX 2080 Max-Q model.
I think in terms of decision making, the biggest point to keep in mind is your budget. As always, before purchasing something for gaming, the first question you should ask yourself is how mobile you are going to be. Because desktop options can always provide you more freedom in terms of specs and upgradability. For the GX502GW, I can definitely say there are models from competitors like MSI, Dell, and Acer all with if not the same but almost the same specs with different pricing. If your focus is on aesthetics, you should be ready to pay more. If you are only interested in performance and also want to have it cheap, well, you have to look somewhere else. The Zephyrus S GX502 is definitely a premium device and to be honest with you, it is worth its price.
Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower. The refresh version in April 2020 bears the same name, but is slightly higher clocked.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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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.
80.67%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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