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Asus Zephyrus M GU502 Series

Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU-XB74

The Asus Zephyrus M GU502 is a state-of-the-art architecture brought forth into existence to tackle the most arduous and gruesome tasks on a singular but reliable platform. It is an exemplary hallmark of technological prowess meeting with practical portability all combined together into one. Its seemingly dense exterior belies its considerable lightweight property and on top of that the Asus Zephyrus M GU502 also centers its impeccable performance on fine gaming. It holds the record for being 45 % lighter compared to previous Zephyrus laptop models. The Asus Zephyrus M GU502 is merely 18.9 millimeters thin for a gaming laptop with powered performance and is attested to be 15 % thinner than the averaged median of 15-inch laptops across the market. The exterior of the Asus Zephyrus M GU502 is constructed of reinforced magnesium-alloy chassis, which makes it very resilient against the occasional wear and tear accumulated from our day to day activities, coupled with a palm rest which is believed to be soft to the touch as a finishing accompaniment to complete the desirous clean and immaculate look. The Asus Zephyrus M’s lighter and thinner overall structure does not undermine the excellence of its true actual performance. With Windows 10 Pro as its base operating system, the performance rate of the Asus Zephyrus M GU502 is further established and amplified through the integration of powerful 9th generation Intel Core processors paired with NVIDIA GeForce 1660Ti graphics unit. The NVIDIA GeForce 1660Ti graphics processing unit can achieve up to a shocking 1,425 MHz at 90 W upon the activation of Turbo mode. These powerhouse components are further accompanied and bolstered by the vastness in memory up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM as well as 1 TB of superfast RAID 0 SSD storage. These set of equipment highly suggests to the fact that any potential lethargy or sluggishness in performance when operating the Asus Zephyrus M (GU502) with burdensome tasks are almost non-existent. With plenty of ample memory space for the processors to navigate and operate through, the Asus Zephyrus M GU502 can easily handle any task that is thrown at its way. In terms of design, a gaming themed aesthetic is adopted in order to further highlight the identity of the Asus Zephyrus M GU502 laptop model. The design of the keyboard distinguishes the Asus Zephyrus M from other existing gaming laptops. For instance, the function keys are spaced and categorized into a certain area for ease of identification whereas hotkeys commonly referred are easily within reach. The key controls on the keyboard can be highlighted with LED backlight, which can be personally configured for ease of reference and compatibility depending on the game title or task at hand. This inclusion of personal customization can potentially improve the quality of life for users who consistently boot up the same program over the days of the week. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Processor: Intel Core i7 9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 1.99kg
Price: 1600, 1700, 1800 euro
Average Score: 76.84% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 85%, features: 55%, display: 82%
mobility: 61%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 78%

 

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Specifications

Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU-ES001TNotebook: Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU-ES001T
Processor: Intel Core i7 9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.99kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 78.75% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502GU review: Gaming laptops are finally practical
Source: India Today English
The Zephyrus M GU502GU is a fresh take on gaming laptops. Asus has managed to fuse the amount of performance you need for playing the latest games in a slim and practical form factor. In fact, while using the Zephyrus M GU502GU, I often forgot that this is a gaming laptop (until I looked at the RGB LED logo on the lid). The laptop becomes toasty when you are playing for long but given that you can carry this laptop anywhere in your bag throughout the day. And the best part is that nobody will be giving you the awkward stares at the coffee shop while you ware working on your document.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GU502 Review: Sleek Operator
Source: Unbox English
The new Zephyrus M GU502 is a sleek, powerful ultrabook that does a lot of things extremely well. The display is accurate out of the box for professional work and has enough grunt under the hood for video rendering and mainstream gaming.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2019
70% Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502GU Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
As we can see, a gaming laptop this slim does have its downsides. The thermal design is somewhat inadequate and you might want to stick to lower settings or less intense games just to be more comfortable. You'll also want to invest in a headset to hear your games over the roar of the fans, and you can forget about not disturbing anyone else around you. Asus has made some odd decisions in terms of design too – the missing webcam and off-centre trackpad being the most egregious of them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
80% Asus ROG Zephyrus M (GU502GU) review: A thin-and-light premium gaming laptop
Source: The Indian Express English
The ROG Zephyrus M would be a good option for anyone who is keen to buy a gaming laptop that’s reliable, powerful, and compact. Of course, to get a gaming laptop as thin and light, you have to shell out Rs 150,000. Asus is trying to pitch this laptop as a general purpose machine that can be used for gaming also. But again, the ROG Zephyrus M is not targeted at the average user looking to buy a gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GU502 Review
Source: Yugatech English
The ROG Zephyrus M GU502 is a good gaming laptop that delivers excellent performance, especially good gaming capabilities. Aside from that, it has a 144Hz refresh rate which amplifies your gaming experience further especially with FPS titles. It also comes with a 512GB SSD and a 16GB RAM which is plenty even for gamers that want to store games or even run multiple games at once.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2019
85% Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502 review (GU502GU model – i7-9750H, GTX 1660Ti)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Zephyrus M GU502 is an excellent multi-purpose laptop, and while expensive at the time of this review, it will increase in value in the months to come, as it gets discounted. Asus put together an excellently crafted and practical notebook, a good typer and a solid performer once tweaked, both with everyday use and with demanding loads and games, but there are still a few particularities and certain missing features that might steer those interested in a competent all-rounder towards something else, as you'll find from our in-depth review down below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502 (i-9750H, GTX 1660 Ti/RTX 2060) – what to expect
Source: Ultrabook Review English
Availability and pricing details on the 2019 Zephyrus M update are still unknown at the time of the article, but I’d expect around $1800-$2000 as a starting price for the RTX models, based on the price of the existing RTX 2060 configurations of the Zephyrus S GX531, and a little lower for the GTX 1660 Ti variants.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2019

 

Asus Zephyrus M GU502GV-BI7N10

Specifications

Asus Zephyrus M GU502GV-BI7N10Notebook: Asus Zephyrus M GU502GV-BI7N10
Processor: Intel Core i7 9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GU502 review – industrial package with a huge potential
Source: Laptop Media English
Finally – the age-old question – should you buy it? Hell, yeah! It is an amazing device that does a great job of immersing you into your game. With all of its hardware and software features – like the Armoury Crate, you can easily personalize your device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2019
70% Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ROG Zephyrus M GU502 is a great laptop, but some of its potential feels wasted. Yes, the GU502 has a svelte design, a vivid 144Hz display and a comfortable keyboard for gaming or writing reports. But the laptop's slim chassis is marred by insufficient cooling and surfaces that trap dirt, and the matte screen could be brighter.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus ROG Zephyrus M (GU502GV)
Source: PC Mag English
The trim, light Asus ROG Zephyrus M (GU502GV) is a solid-enough gaming laptop all around, but for the price and performance as tested in our RTX 2060 config, it's not the top value we've seen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU-XB74

Specifications

Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU-XB74Notebook: Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU-XB74
Processor: Intel Core i7 9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.99kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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82.9% Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU Laptop Review: $1800 for Single-Channel RAM | Notebookcheck
The Zephyrus M GU502GU starts at the same price as the Razer Blade 15 with the same CPU, GPU, and 144 Hz display. It becomes difficult to recommend the Asus when the Razer alternative is both smaller and more rigid while offering essentially the same level of gaming performance.
Asus Rog Zephyrus M GU502GU Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502 is for you if you're seeking a new 15.6-inch laptop that's both capable and portable. Whether it's performing bulk image exports on Adobe Lightroom or playing the newest iteration of the rebooted Tomb Raider video game series, Asus' new Zephy is at home. What's more, it's one of the first few laptops in the country to sport an “Intel 9th Gen” sticker, which gives proud early birds another reason to show off.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2019
Asus Rog Zephyrus M GU502GU Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502 is for you if you're seeking a new 15.6-inch laptop that's both capable and portable. Whether it's performing bulk image exports on Adobe Lightroom or playing the newest iteration of the rebooted Tomb Raider video game series, Asus' new Zephy is at home. What's more, it's one of the first few laptops in the country to sport an “Intel 9th Gen” sticker, which gives proud early birds another reason to show off.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2019

Foreign Reviews

Đánh giá Asus ROG Zephyrus M, nâng cấp màn hình và màu sắc mới trải nghiệm mới
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2019
Đánh giá Asus ROG Zephyrus M, nâng cấp màn hình và màu sắc mới trải nghiệm mới
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2019

 

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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 1660 Ti (Laptop): Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1660 Ti and therefore the Turing architecture without raytracing and Tensor cores. The performance of the Max-P variant should be similar to an older GTX 1070.These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop): Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates.» 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.  

9750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.99 kg:


76.84%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-08-12 (Update: 2019-08-12)