Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW
Average of 8 scores (from 15 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW
Ultrathin gaming laptops are currently on trend with the likes of Gigabyte, MSI and Razer leading the way. ASUS has now updated its GX502 series accordingly, but can its thin chassis handle a Core i7-9750H and a GeForce RTX 2070? Read on to find out.
Source: PC Mag
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX502 is one of the slimmest, most versatile gaming laptops you can buy. With support for both G-Sync and Optimus, it's a high-power rig for play and a decent-battery one for productivity tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Delivering all of the above in a sleek 15.6in chassis is enough for the GX502 to be a worthwhile competitor, but a few niggles prevent the laptop from moving to the front of the pack. Fan noise is a primary concern, battery life is disappointing, and the absence of a built-in webcam is a strange one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2019
Source: Laptop Media
So, would we recommend this laptop to you, guys? Well, the answer to that question is not the easiest. With that said, we would probably play the safe game and tell you to just go for something bulkier. However, it totally depends on what you intend to do on your laptop PC. From our gaming tests, we could say that you can surely play most of the latest AAA titles at around 45-70 fps on Ultra at 1920 x 1080p resolution. And this was with the RTX 2070 graphics card onboard. However, we had the feeling that this GPU was underperforming in this laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2019
ASUS appears to be clearly marketing this specific model of the Zephyrus S for the hardcore professional. It does, however, strike a very strong balance between the working professional and the gaming enthusiast. There is very little argument that this laptop doesn’t hold significant advantages in many areas of both work and play and frankly, would be ideal for someone who wants a reliable working companion who is capable of fun when you clock off for the day! Admittedly, I would’ve preferred to see some better temperature levels as noise is perhaps the only key detracting factor from this laptop. For general usage, however, this will never be an issue.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2019
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX502 is a portable powerhouse, boasting great gaming chops and incredible overall for non-gaming applications. In both style and performance, the GX502 straddles the gaming and productivity worlds nicely, while not necessarily excelling in either sphere. Gaming laptops with 20 Series graphics cards we’ve seen haven’t quite lived up to the hype so far, but the GX502 is the first one to deliver.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Ultrabook Review
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: 05/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Asus’s new, back-to-basics design for its flagship gaming laptop is much appreciated, rising in power level without compromising much on thinness and weight. However, cutting the integrated webcam is sure to annoy many fans, us included. All told, the Zephyrus S GX501 takes the smartest innovations of the first model and hones them into a truly formidable mobile gaming PC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2019
Source: Noticias 3D ES→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; stylish design; decent hardware; nice performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/18/2020
Source: El chapuzas Informatico ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; modern design; powerful hardware; backlit keys; nice connectivity. Negative: High price; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2019
Source: Cowcotland FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Phonandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; nice display; good cooling and silent system; decent speakers. Negative: No Thunderbolt 3; poor Wifi reception.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2019
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2019
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.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
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.
i7-9750H: 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++). » 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).
85.38%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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