Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502GU-ES001T
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502GU-ES001T
I would probably conclude my article by saying that the ROG Zephyrus M is more of a content creator-oriented gaming laptop than most of the rest of the ASUS ROG lineup. It’s really balanced, you can game on it, and you can also use it as your portable machine to do some work away from the plug. It’s reasonably priced too at RM5999, I would say that this would be the laptop I would choose to carry if I wanted a laptop that I can bring out to work away from the office everyday and also kick back for some games when I am chilling. While many laptops can only do one or the either, the ROG Zephyrus M (GU502) is actually great for both work and play.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 82% performance: 80% mobility: 84% workmanship: 88%
In short, I think that this is a great laptop for its price. I highly recommend this laptop for those who want to seek out a thin and relatively gaming laptop. It has a great battery life and also a surprisingly enjoyable keyboard to type on.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2019
Source: India Today
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%
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
Source: NDTV Gadgets
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%
Source: The Indian Express
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%
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
Source: Ultrabook Review
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%
Source: Ultrabook Review
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
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; high performance; elegant design; solid workmanship; excellent display; good cooling system. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/25/2019
Series: 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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile: 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.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-9750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor of the Coffee Lake product family designed for the larger 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++).» 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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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).
79.6%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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