Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501V review – Thinnest and most powerful gaming laptop with GTX 1080

Jake MyersMay 30, 2022

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501V review – Thinnest and most powerful gaming laptop with GTX 1080

The Republic of Gamers series of bulky red and black gaming laptops has been redesigned, this time Asus has tried to fit high performance into the compact design of the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501V.

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501V review - The thinnest and powerful gaming laptop with GTX 1080

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This is an Asus ROG Zephyrus laptop with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, an ultra-fast 512GB storage, a 120Hz Full HD display, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.

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Will the Zephyrus usher in a new era of ultrabook gaming? Now let’s find out …

Asus ROG Zephyrus design

ROG Zephyrus is a very thin (18mm) and light (2.2kg) gaming laptop, so it looks more like the Strix series than Asus’ ROG. Along the edges of the case there is a glossy beveled bezel at the top, on the lower edge there is a polished copper-colored finish. The chrome ROG logo stands out against the brushed black metal.

The keyboard of the Asus ROG Zephyrus is shifted down, the touchpad takes the place of the Numpad – an unusual placement. The panel with holes above the keyboard is needed for better cooling of the video card, after 20 minutes of playing, the ventilation part heats up to 38 degrees, the rest – to about 50. Due to the strong heat, the equipment is inconvenient to hold on your knees.

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501V design

The new Zephyrus doesn’t open like other laptops, though with an upward tilt and offset bottom bezel. Design features keep it compact despite powerful hardware.

Connectors and ports

The ROG Zephyrus GX501V has four USB Type-A ports, one USB Type-C port, HDMI, and a headphone jack, more than other thin laptops. There are two USB Type-A ports on both sides of the laptop, which saves space for attaching a smartphone or other accessories when connecting a keyboard and mouse.

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501V ports