Any GU501GM owners? (Best Buy special Zephyrus M)

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  1. Blue Iron

    Blue Iron Newbie

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    $1500 for 8750H, 1060, 16gb Ram, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 120Hz IPS screen sounds pretty good to me.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-r...8gb-ssd-brushed-black/6207900.p?skuId=6207900

    Anyone have this laptop? Ive seen a couple people return it on reddit but they didnt say why.
    Im really curious about fan noise (my current laptop is a 747 taking off) and overall quality, bloatware, etc.

    I understand it does not have the lift mechanism which to be honest isnt a deal breaker for me.

    I did ask a customer support rep at Asus who confirmed it is the same panel as the GL503 which gets good reviews on youtube

    thanks
     
  2. matty429

    matty429 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've had one for a couple of weeks now...I like it.
    I replaced the drives with an NVME and a SATA SSD
    my only real complaint....It's pretty loud, so I set up some throttlestop profiles to keep it calm when I'm just doing daily desktop stuff.
    I did have to exchange the first one I got...It was powering off every time I picked it up and moved it around..the replacement is working great...
     
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    matty429 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I forgot to add, I haven't yet found a way to drive an external monitor with anything but the 1060.
    This adds to heat and noise as optimus never kicks in
     
  4. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Are you connecting your external monitor via HDMI or Thunderbolt 3 with DisplayPort? If the latter, is the TB3 port connected to the 1060 and would thus be able to drive a G-Sync monitor? Or is it like the Razer Blade where the Thunderbolt still runs through the Intel iGPU and would therefore not work with G-Sync?
     
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    matty429 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Both TB3 and HDMI are 1060 only. (For me at least)
     
  6. Blue Iron

    Blue Iron Newbie

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    I assume you have tried switching to optimus in the software setting and rebooted? Still no help when plugging in an external monitor?
     
  7. matty429

    matty429 Notebook Enthusiast

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    There is no GPU switch on this model that i'm aware of.

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  8. Blue Iron

    Blue Iron Newbie

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    Is this not available on the GU?:
     
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    matty429 Notebook Enthusiast

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    As far as I have seen, this is not an option within gamecenter on the GU
     
  10. zoglog

    zoglog Notebook Geek

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    I just decided to buy this over the new razer blade or GS65 After I read overwatch prefers the 1060 over a maxq 1070. Saved me $1000.
     
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