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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 Aug 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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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus G501JW has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the Asus G501JW has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G501JW is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable type and age to the G501JW is 200MHz, the fastest is 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. At 400 megahertz, the Asus G501JW has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G501JW.

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Asus Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 3,179 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its portable PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its gaming laptops compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Asus G501JW has one of the bigger internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo Y50 which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Asus G501JW has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider including the Asus G751J which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the G501JW, the Asus G501JW has a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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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 commonly supported processor memory clock speed on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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SSD Storage Media

The Asus G501JW has an SSD storage media which is better than most gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most gaming laptops that were released one year ago have an HDD storage media. 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 media is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2.1 kilograms, the Asus G501JW is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G501JW. The average weight of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the G501JW is 3kg.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have cache memorys of between 3MB and 6MB, and the average cache memory is 5.1MB. At 6 megabytes, the Asus G501JW has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Asus G501JW is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G501JW have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G501JW range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. The Asus G501JW has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G501JW is 120GB and the biggest is 2.3TB. At only 512 gigabytes, the Asus G501JW has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the G501JW.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Asus G751J (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G501JW, the Asus G501JW does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of this age and spec have between four and eight number of battery cellss, including the Asus G501JW which has four number of battery cellss.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only One Mini DisplayPorts Quantity

The Asus G501JW is a one mini DisplayPorts quantity notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the G501JW have one mini DisplayPorts quantity.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus G501JW

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The Asus G501JW has a fairly average processor frequency (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the MSI GE62 Apache (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus G501JW has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

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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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