ASUS shows off its ROG G501, a new 15.6" Windows 8.1 gaming laptop with an ultra-slim form factor with a height of just 20.6mm. The G501 sports an Intel Core i7 "Haswell" processor coupled with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card, up to 16GB memory and up to 512GB SSD storage. The system weighs 2.06kg and the 15.6" screen can be ordered with a 3840 x 2160 pixel (4K) resolution!
Other features include a HD webcam, Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, SDXC memory card reader, WiFi plus Bluetooth 4.0 and a lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of up to 96Wh.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the G501 series gaming laptop. One of the thinnest laptops in its class, G501 is just 20.6mm tall and weighs as little as 2.06kg (for non-touchscreen models) — ideal for gaming on the go.
G501 is powered by the 4th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and the new NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M graphics for an unrivalled gaming experience. This impressive power is supported by ASUS-exclusive Hyper Cool technology with dual independent fans, delivering smooth, stable performance for both gaming and professional content creation.
In addition, G501 has a 15.6-inch 4K/UHD (ultra-high definition) display with 8.2-million pixels to treat users to incredibly detailed visuals and lifelike colors.
Ultraportable design for gaming on the go
ROG G501 is one of the world’s thinnest gaming laptops, with a height of just 20.6mm. It features a lightweight aluminum construction and weighs just 2.06kg (non-touchscreen). Its modern, elegant design sports red bezel accents and gaming features like a red-backlit keyboard with 1.6mm of key travel for a responsive feel, a numeric keypad, and marked WASD cursor keys.
Exclusive Hyper Cool technology
G501 is also the coolest and quietest gaming laptop on the market, with exclusive Hyper Cool technology built in. This advanced cooling system employs dual fans and copper heat sinks to remove heat efficiently with minimal fan noise. Both processor (CPU) and graphics-processing unit (GPU) are cooled independently based on each component’s demands to ensure maximum efficiency — delivering extremely cool gaming experiences that are both whisper-quiet and silky smooth.
Uncompromised gaming performance and fast content creation
ROG G501 is powered 4th-generation Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor for the smooth, powerful performance required to drive today’s fast-paced games. G501 also features the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics with up to 4GB of GDDR5 video memory for sharp, vivid visuals and smoother in-game animations. The powerful GPU also drives hardcore content-creation, enabling even the most demanding creative to produce any kind of content on the go.
In addition, G501 can be specced with PCI Express® x4 (PCIe® x4) solid-state disks (SSDs) for data-transfer speeds of approximately 1400MB/s — more than twice (2X) as fast as SATA III SSDs or 16X faster than SATA III hard disk drives! Optional Onboard Intel Thunderbolt™ technology provides a single-cable data and graphics interface with speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — twice the bandwidth of USB 3.0.
Immersive 4K/UHD visuals and ASUS SonicMaster audio
ROG G501 has a 15.6-inch, 4K/UHD display with 8.2-million pixels to give users sharper visuals and vibrant colors for an immersive viewing experience. This in-plane switching (IPS) display has wide 178-degree viewing angles, and gives improved contrast and color consistency even when viewed from extreme positions in both the horizontal and vertical planes. G501 features ASUS Splendid enhances color brightness, contrast, and sharpness to produce deeper, richer colors for a visually stunning experience when viewing any content. In addition, the built-in HD camera provides excellent recording performance even in low-light environments.
G501 features ASUS SonicMaster audio, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology, for high-quality sound. ASUS AudioWizard gives users five preset audio modes with settings tailored to suit different game genres.