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Asus G501JW 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Mar 2015
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ASUS Republic of Gamers G501 gives you the power for gaming on-the-go. Inside and out, this ultraportable is infused with ROG DNA boasting an ultra-thin and light design, powerful Intel Core... More
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Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,723 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good reviews for its portable PCs. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus G501JW has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G501JW. Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the G501JW the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz. The Asus G501JW has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the Asus G501JW has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the G501JW. Gaming laptops that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Asus G501JW has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average internal memory of gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G501JW is 13GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16GB internal memory laptops currently available including the MSI GS30 2M which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus G501JW has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G501JW do not have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, the Asus G501JW has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus G501JW has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most notebook PCs of this type and age have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G501JW.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the 13, or the 13 both from Alienware.

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Very Light

The weights of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the G501JW range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. With a weight of only 2.1 kilograms, the Asus G501JW is quite light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Alienware 13 (£1,993.54) (2.1kg).

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Asus G501JW has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this notebook PC have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of this age and type.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop is 802.11a.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.6 gigahertz, the Asus G501JW has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G501JW is 3.5GHz.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus G501JW is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the G501JW is 2GB and the biggest is 8.2GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the Asus G501JW has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the G501JW.

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Narrow

The widths of gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year range from 280mm to 460mm, and the average width is 400mm. The Asus G501JW is fairly narrow (only 383 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the G501JW.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the G501JW have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus G501JW has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 512 gigabytes, the Asus G501JW has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the G501JW. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the G501JW is 980GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G501JW, the Asus G501JW does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of this age and spec range from 13" to 19". The Asus G501JW has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Asus G501JW is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the G501JW have between four and eight battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Asus G501JW has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the G501JW have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The Asus G501JW is a two built-in speaker notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the G501JW have between two and three built-in speakers.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus G501JW

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus G501JW has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G501JW.

There are a number of alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 2QE (£1,225.07) (2.7GHz).

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Specification

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Processor Series
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Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Warranty Card
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Power Cord Included
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RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(28)
13 November 2015

Asus has assembled a fast and lightweight gaming laptop using the Retina MacBook Pro template, with good results. The 4K-UHD screen is perhaps more about pose than performance but at full-HD...

Gorgeous aluminium styling
Solid engineering, quality metalwork
Core 7 performance
GT 960M delivers decent gaming power
Very nice 15.6inch screen
High price
Apparent Nvidia driver problems affected performance
Laptop comes loaded with bloatware
Keyboard layout isn't great
You cannot game at 4k so be prepared to juggle resolution and game settings
1 July 2015

Overclockers UK has exclusive dibs on a one-off consignment of 168 Asus Republic Of Gamers G501JW laptops. These are thin and light 15.6-inch models which are built using an aluminium chassis and...

Kitguru.net

27 June 2015

Our test model costs about an equivalent of 600 Euro less than the already reviewed Asus G501JW. Although the Full HD display has a lower resolution than the QHD display in the other model, better...

21 May 2015

Thin and lightweight, the Asus G501 is a competent gaming machine, but the impractical 4K screen makes trade-offs all the more noticeable...

Thin and lightweight, the Asus G501 is a competent gaming machine, but the impractical 4K screen makes trade-offs all the more noticeable...

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User Reviews

(25)
Reviewed 8 November 2015 by Andy
Andy would recommend the Asus G501JW

Final price was a little higher because of the Protection. Overall, it's a great computer, that has little defects that can be fixed with some settings. Both Asus ROG have a track-pad that is too... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Zakkysixx
Zakkysixx would recommend the Asus G501JW (Verified Purchase)

This laptop is so light but so functional is unreal! I am currently running The Witcher 3 at High settings and it simply looks amazing almost like in ultra no lie. FPS is stable and... Read more…

Reviewed 20 November 2015 by John
John would recommend the Asus G501JW (Verified Purchase)

I would recommend this product for people who want a good gaming laptop on the go...

Reviewed 5 November 2008 by Calvin S.
(Verified Purchase)

Why don't other manufacturers catch on and produce things which explicitly support Linux?

Works with Linux and Fedora and MS Windows out of the box. Sturdy construction and mount- magnetic mount allows a lot of flexibility for both desk and monitor positions. Built-in mic works just fine.
1.3mp though they say .35mp
Good frame rate
Fairly good colors
Magnetic base that can connect to my flat screen, to a crt monitor and even has a screw whole for your tripod
Light is always on in linux. (Small blue light on the front
They don't say it is compatible with linux on the box. But we are used to that
Magnet is only on the bottom of the camera, so you can't mount it on the side of the monitor. Cannot easily mount on a flat surface
Colors are noticeably imperfect. Not enough to worry the casual user, but you'll see it
Slow capture speed causes blurring during fast motion, but it isn't that big a problem
Reviewed 24 January 2016 by ComputerUser
ComputerUser would recommend the Asus G501JW (Verified Purchase)

Ever since I got the computer I've been able to a lot of things faster in terms of school work and video games. I really recommend it to people who want to play games, people who have a... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers g501jw, asus g501, asus g501j, g501jwds71, g501jwfi154, g501jwfi201, g501jwcn131, asus i74720, g501jwfi169, asus g501jw, g501jwfi154h, g501jwfi201h, g501jwcn131h, asus i74720h, g501jwfi169h, asus i74720hq, asus g501jwfi201, asus g501jwfi201h
Barcodes 00889349010471, 04712900009439, 04712900016598, 04712900100495, 04712900109825

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