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ROG:REDEFINE 2019 | The new Asus Zephyrus M GU502 is more powerful yet slimmer compared to last year's ROG GU501GM

Asus Zephyrus M GU502. (Source: Asus)
Asus Zephyrus M GU502. (Source: Asus)
The Asus Zephyrus M GU502 offers up to date internals with the Core i7-9750H and RTX 2060/1660 Ti GPU options. The new generation is also slimmer than last year's GU501GM and sports slimmer display bezels and an overall lighter yet sturdy chassis.

Last year's Asus ROG GU501GM was a good looker but failed to impress us in the performance department. This year, Asus has introduced improvements to both the innards and external appearance with the introduction of the revamped Zephyrus M GU502 laptop that can easily adapt to both work and play.

The overall build has received a face lift in this generation. The GU502 weighs just 1.9 kg and is only 18.9 mm thick. Bezels around the display have been trimmed to a great extent and the chassis incorporates a magnesium alloy construction with reinforced palm rests.

Asus offers the latest Core i7-9750H 6C/12T CPU along with NVIDIA RTX 2060 and GTX 1660 Ti GPU options. The latest GPU choices help drive the 15.6-inch PANTONE-verified 240 Hz 3 ms IPS-type panel. There is a 120 Hz panel option available as well. The GU502 can be configured with DDR4-2666 memory up to 32 GB and dual M.2 NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 with capacities ranging from 256 GB to 1 TB. Asus is following the new improved cooling system introduced in other updated ROG notebooks including the use of dedicated heatsinks with 0.1 mm fins, multiple heat pipes and thinner, denser fans with a self-cleaning design. Standard ROG performance modes such as Silent, Balanced, and Turbo are available depending on the workload.

The GU502 comes with NVIDIA Optimus support for conserving power and maximizing the 76 Wh battery run time. A 230 W power adapter is included but is needed only when running intensive apps or gaming. Otherwise, the laptop can be charged via any USB Type-C charger or compatible power packs. Connectivity options include Gigabit Ethernet and 2x2 wireless AC along with USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2 Type-A ports in addition to USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C. Thunderbolt 3 ports are absent.

The Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502 is available worldwide starting today. Pricing and availability vary depending on the region.

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Asus Zephyrus M GU502 specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus Zephyrus M GU502 specs. (Source: Asus)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-04-23 (Update: 2019-04-23)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.