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ROG Zephyrus GX501 is here in PH : World’s thinnest gaming laptop
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ROG Zephyrus GX501 is here in PH : World’s thinnest gaming laptop

Asus Philippines has brought in to the country the world’s thinnest gaming laptop, the ROG Zephyrus GX501.

Priced at roughly Php 150,000, Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 is powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and 7th Generation Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 512GB PCIEx4 NVME SSD, a 120Hz Full HD IPS G-SYNC display and Windows 10. It has a blade-inspired design, resulting in an ultra slim and sleek profile that tapers from 17.9mm down to just 16.9mm at its thinnest point.

The gaming laptop has a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) with wide-view panel display with anti-glare 120Hz refresh rate. It incorporates the ROG-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) — a specially designed cooling system.

Also, ROG Zephyrus features a keyboard positioned at the front of the chassis — a design that allows better cooling of internal components while providing a more comfortable and familiar experience for gamers accustomed to desktop keyboards. ASUS Aura RGB lighting technology provides dynamic and customizable lighting effects over the entire keyboard, as well as separately highlighted customizable effects for the WASD and QWER key groups, allowing users to create a gaming ambience that matches the feel of their game. Anti-ghosting keys ensure commands are instantaneously and correctly interpreted — even when up to 30 keys are pressed simultaneously. The keys have been ergonomically designed to provide optimum comfort and typing accuracy. Zephyrus positions the touchpad to the right of the keyboard and also integrates a 10-key function that is easily activated by a hot key. When activated, a red backlight illuminates the 10-key functionality.

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 Summary of Specs

ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
OSWindows 10
Display15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) wide-view panel with anti-glare
120Hz refresh rate with NVIDIA G-SYNC™
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8GB DDR5X or GTX1070 8GB DDR5
ChipsetIntel® HM175
Memory and StorageDDR4 2400MHz (up to 24GB)
M.2 PCIe® x4 256/512GB/1TB SSD
Wireless802.11ac Wi-Fi
Bluetooth®
Connectivity1 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
CameraBuilt-in HD camera and array mic
KeyboardASUS Aura RGB backlit chiclet keyboard with 30-key rollover; 1.4mm key travel
Battery4 cell, 50Wh
Size & Weight37.9 x 26.2 x 1.69cm (W x D x H)
2.2 kg (with battery)

The laptop is also equipped with a USB Type-C (USB-C) port with Thunderbolt 3, allowing G-SYNC and 4K UHD display output, fast data transfers and power delivery.

ASUS ROG GX501 Zephyrus will be available by August 2017 and will be available for pre-order starting June via http://rog-masters.ph/.

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About The Author
Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.
Bon Talampas, Jr. is a computer engineer, a former member of a technical team that supports a leading health care company. Prior to his stint abroad, he worked as an IT specialist and a university lecturer. Bon also holds an MBA. And aside from being a computer geek and DOTA fanatic, he spends most of his idle hours in blogging and photography. You can also read more about him at www.bonistation.com.

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