ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Owner's Lounge

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  1. HamzimusPrime

    HamzimusPrime Notebook Enthusiast

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    For those of you that are interested

    https://www.dustinhome.dk/product/5011013853/rog-gx501

    This might very well be taken down again, so I'll post the specs here:
    FHD 15.6 Anti-Glare 300cd/m2
    GTX 1080
    I7 7700HQ
    16GB RAM 2400Mhz
    512GB NVMe SSD
    4 Cell Lithium Ion

    HDMI 2.0 x1
    USB 3.0 x4
    Thunderbolt x1
    3.5 Combined Headphone jack x1

    Dimensions (Somethings not right here)
    Length = 37.9 CM
    Depth = 1.69 CM
    Height = 1.78 CM
    Perhaps this is with the laptop screen closed and opened?

    23.269 DKK = 3500 USD LOL, no thanks.
     

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    I like the orange outline - reminds me of the G501. Though I'm not too keen on the idea of not having a wrist-rest. Then again, this thing is too damn thin.... hopefully it doesn't throttle or overheat with that 1070 aka 1080 LITE.
     
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    1080 MAX-Q.... what a scam :)

    It's a 1070 + OC being sold for the price of a 1080.

    Just get a nice slim 1060 / 1070 15.6" laptop and save some money, and disappointment.

    For these thin laptops a 1060 is about all they can cool under full performance OC.

    Move up to a large frame 17.3" for a 1070 / 1080
     
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    Not to mention that a 1060 is perfectly fine for ANY game out at the moment. I'd say buying a 1500$ 1060 laptop now and a new 1500$ 1260 laptop or 680 laptop in 2-3 years is a MUCH better option than buying a 4000$ 1070/1080 machine today.
     
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    OK, that is pretty awesome; the bottom opens up 0.5" when opening the lid for cooling. Reminds me of my IBM 760ED which had the keyboard lift when opened
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    It's pretty interesting for sure, but I wonder how long moving parts like that will last. With the bottom opening up like that, it seems like a very easy way to suck dust into the fan as well, as I don't see much in the way of filters.

    As someone who owns a cat, that is a very scary proposition. Other pet owners will sympathise. Edit: Does anyone know if that opening is serving as exhaust only?

    I am very curious to see how well the 1080 MAX EW *i mean Q* performs in real world situations, though, but from preliminary information, it's not super appealing, especially not once you factor in the 10X0+1 tax. That is, a 1070 MAX Q performs at a 1060 but is priced like a 1070. +1 tax. The 1080 MAX Q performs like a 1070, but is priced like a 1080. +1 tax.
     
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    Has anyone seen what PSU is paired with the new ROG Zephyrus GX501?

    The lower performance Razer RBP 1080 has a 250w PSU, and performs like a 1070 OC under maximum best tuned performance.

    All the other 1080's (pre-Max-Q) have 330w PSU's, or 2x330w for the SLI models.

    I wonder where the 1080 Max-Q will sit in the performance curve, a power limited PSU wouldn't help.
     
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    It is available with the GTX 1070. If it is $400 or more cheaper, may be worth getting that model. but not if it is still more than $2500
     
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    My IBM 760ED still works great. I use it sometimes to play Win 95 games. But IBM was a very robust brand.

    I would hope that it is exhaust only, and the intake was the large grill above the keyboard.

    I hope it is available with a normal GTX 1070 not Max-Q
     
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