Without a doubt, the main advantage of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 is its small size. The thickness of the notebook is just 17.9 mm and the weight is 2.24 kg, which makes it more similar to the ultra book than the gaming equipment. Suffice it to mention that very similar dimensions have, for example, the ASUS ZenBook UX510, which, however, with performance similar to the new manufacturer’s model; there is even nothing to dream about. In Zephyrus, the manufacturer managed to fit the quad-core Intel i7-7700HQ processor paired with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics chip and up to 24 GB DDR4 2400 MHz RAM and 1 TB SSD NVMe. As you can see in the attached picture, if the throttling does not collect its harvest, no game should be terrible Zephyrus.


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However, the attractions offered by Zephyrus do not stop at the top “guts”. On board will also be a Full HD screen with a 15.6 “diagonal and 120 Hz refreshing using NVIDIA G-Sync technology. Thanks to this, huge amounts of computing power will definitely not be wasted, and the notebook will certainly be appreciated by enthusiasts playing network FPS. A lot of attention is also devoted to the keyboard, which is equipped with RGB LED backlight compatible with the Aura platform. A touchstone is also interesting, which can also be used as a numeric keypad if necessary.

At this point, one question should be asked: how exactly did the Taiwanese manage to fit all this into such a small enclosure? The answer lies in a completely new cooling system that has been named the Active Aerodynamic System. Of the more interesting patents, it is worth mentioning here, that after opening the hatch the casing bends slightly to create an additional hole 6 mm wide. Its role is to improve ventilation. Thanks to the use of modern materials, it was also possible to create smaller, but also more efficient, fans, as well as to densely pack the fin in the heat sink.