Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS – Full Review
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS is one of the best gaming laptop launched by Asus recently in the ROG series and was considered as the most desirable gaming laptop of the year 2018 . We are thank full to Asus India for providing us with the Review unit of Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS for Review and Hands on .
In this post we will be sharing the whole Review on Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS . If it’s worth to buy , How long the Battery last , How’s the performance , How’s the User Experience ? . All these questions will be answered here in this post .
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS – Review
What’s inside the Box ?
The inbox elements of Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS are –
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS itself
Design And Build –
As we talk about the Design and Build of
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS has all black with a brushed metal chassis. Although the bottom of the laptop is made of plastic, the top and display cover are metal. Unfortunately, the metal surface gets dirty quickly and is a fingerprint magnet .
There are also few dedicated audio buttons along with ROG Gaming Centre button on the top and The laptop measures 15.1 x 10.3 x 0.8 inches and weighs 2.2 KG. It’s quite slim as compared to other ROG series Laptops .
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS has the RGB color keyboard setup which emits colorful lights and can be controlled and even changed via a dedicated application which is integrated inside .
Let’s go through the specification of the Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS packs 8th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU with 16GB of DDR4 memory. It also packs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB DDR5VRAM. It has 512GB SSD and 1TB SSHD HDD storage.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS lacks card reader and RJ45 port. It has four USB ports supporting modern 3.1 Gen 2 standard. It also includes a Thunderbolt 3 port that enables the use of an eGPUs and also supports DisplayPort and USB 3.1 Type C. It has a single combined audio jack .
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS has a 15.6-inch IPS panel running at FHD and just like the previous SCAR I series , this one too has a 144 Hz refresh rate along with Nvidia G-sync .
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS performed quite great when we tried heavy games with Ultimate graphics settings and gave good frame rates too .
GTA 5 , Need For Speed – Pay Back , Sleeping Dogs , Far Cry 4 , Need For Speed – The Run , Batman Arkham Origins , Watch Dogs 2 , Tomb Raider are few of the games which is tried on Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS .
Note – we tried on both the settings with medium graphics as well as high graphics settings while gaming .
The sound output of the Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS II was great and appealing . As the Zephyrus has the speakers dedicated to both the sides .
We also tried few video editing softwares for checking out the rendering performance and which turned out to be impressive .
Battery Life –
The battery life on Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS was great as well as not so great at the same time .
Great as per normal usage which includes Normal web surfing , emailing , movie watching etc the Zephyrus gave around 4-5 hours on battery but while gaming without adapter plugged in it gave around less than 1 hour of backup which is acceptable as for the gaming laptop like Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS .
Final Verdict –
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS is available for the price of 1,64,990 INR ( as per Asus’s Official website ) and 1,60,989 ( on other shopping websites ) . The Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS is priced to sit right in the middle of all the MSI GL63-8RE and the Acer Helios 300. As compared to the MSI laptop which costs lesser and the Acer one costs more. The thing of note Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS comes with great specs but here is that it offers a nice mix of features that strike a balance for the price but bears more on the expensive side. But for hard core gamers Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS is the best buy .