Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 Price, Specs, Actual Photos : Thinnest Gaming Laptop with 7th Gen Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics!

On Wednesday - June 21, 2017, Asus Philippines officially launched the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 gaming notebook via an intimate media and consumer event held at ROG Concept Store in SM MegaMall, which was then followed by an exclusive screening of Transformers : The Last Knight movie at the Director's Cut Cinema for all of the guests.

With depth of only 16.9 millimeters, Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 is currently the world’s slimmest gaming laptop that's powered by both 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processor and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics that work together to deliver an ultra-smooth gaming performance that competes with what you can get from bigger gaming devices, including desktops.

Clad in real metal and polycarbonate, this 15.6-inch laptop also incorporates the ROG-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) - a specially designed cooling system that increases the airflow volume by 20% for better thermal performance by opening or flexing the bottom of the chassis. This design innovation allows full utilization of the CPU and GPU, so the user can enjoy marathon gaming sessions without fear of interruption.

Zephyrus also comes with the Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update, which improves the performance of PC games through the all-new Windows Game Mode and makes it easier to perform native game-streaming using Beam, Microsoft’s online streaming service.

The notebook's slick blade-inspired design, top-notch internal hardware, and unique cooling system are a product of ROG's goal to create consistently laptops that are slimmer, cooler, quieter and more powerful than ever before.

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 flaunts a 15.6-inch Full HD wide-view display that delivers smooth gaming at a true 120Hz frame rate. It also features's NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology synchronizes the refresh rate with the NVIDIA GeForce graphics card’s frame rate to ensure an ultra-smooth visual experience when playing 3D titles.

Positioned at the front of the chassis, which should be more familiar and more comfortable for gamers who are more accustomed to desktop keyboards, this notebook's keyboard features the Taiwanese company's Aura RGB Lighting Technology that provides dynamic and customizable lighting effects as well as separately highlighted customizable effects for the WASD and QWER key groups. This innovation allows users to create their own gaming ambience that matches their mood or the feel of their game. The keys have been ergonomically designed to provide optimum comfort and typing accuracy as well as to prevent ghosting. Also, Zephyrus' touchpad is positioned on the right of the keyboard and integrates a 10-key numerical function that is easily activated by a hot key.

Here are the key features and technical specifications of Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501:

Size: 37.9 x 26.2 x 1.69cm (W x D x H)
Weight: 2.2 kg (with battery)
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Chipset: Intel HM175
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DDR5X or GTX1070 8GB DDR5
Memory: DDR4 2400MHz (up to 24GB)
Storage: M.2 PCIe x4 256/512GB/1TB SSD
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Display: 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) wide-view panel with anti-glare 120Hz refresh rate with NVIDIA G-SYNC
Camera: Built-in HD camera and array mic
Keyboard: ASUS Aura RGB backlit chiclet keyboard with 30-key rollover; 1.4mm key travel
Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3
4 x USB 3.1
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm headphone and mic combo jack
Battery: 4 cell, 50Wh

Now up for pre-order, the sleek and powerful Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 will be available at all ROG Concept Stores in the Philippines come August 2017 with price tag starting at Php 149,995.

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