ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS M GM501 15" Full HD G-SYNC GTX 1060 Gaming Laptop
15.6" ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS M GM501GM-EI005T, 144Hz FHD G-SYNC, i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD+1TB SSHD, 6GB GTX 1060, Win10
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ROG Zephyrus M with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors: Designed for What's Coming Next
ROG Zephyrus M picks up where its predecessor, ROG Zephyrus, left off — delivering mighty performance in a minute package. It’s powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics, and features an IPS-level display with a superfast 144Hz refresh rate, lightning-quick 3ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology. The revolutionary Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) ensures Zephyrus M runs cool and quiet even at high processor loads. ROG-exclusive software lets you switch between integrated and discrete GPU modes — the Optimus power-saving mode gives you impressive battery life, while the G-SYNC mode lets you experience its graphics prowess in all its glory!
Design: Mighty. Mobile. Modern
A brushed aluminium finish with a Black Titanium and Plasma Copper colour scheme give Zephyrus M a modern and sophisticated look that sets it apart from other gaming laptops. ROG engineers found the sweet spot for maximum cooling performance and effective thermal management. They’ve managed to shoehorn the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, AAS system, and two anti-dust fans into a thin 17.5-19.9mm chassis to ensure Zephyrus M offers exceptional performance during gaming marathons.
Cooling Technology: Active Aerodynamic System (AAS)
The cutting-edge AAS allows Zephyrus M to run cool and quiet without sacrificing performance. Opening the lid reveals an underside vent that leads to a 9mm-high air chamber. Compared to traditional laptop designs, the AAS creates 20% more space for air circulation, increases system airflow by up to 32%, and reduces internal temperatures by up to 20%. A four-quadrant anti-dust design prevents dust particles and dirt from entering the system when the lid is open; while the patented ADC system actively cleans itself by expelling dust particles and dirt through tunnels, preventing build-up in the thermal fins to increase system stability and lifespan. Two high-performance, dual-outlet fans blow air through ultra slim fins, while the unique heat-pipe architecture cools the CPU, GPU, and chipset power components independently.
• 20% Increased Air Flow Space.
• 32% Increased System Air Flow.
• 20% Reduced System Temperature.
• No Throttling - System Stability.
Cooling Technology: Perfectly-Machined Cooling Holes
In a perfect example of form following function, Zephyrus M has densely-packed cooling holes above the keyboard to help draw cool air into the system. These neatly-arranged holes above the keyboard are not only functional, but add a modern aesthetic touch to the laptop.
An exclusive internal design forces dust and debris to exit the chassis through the fan module’s two anti-dust tunnels. This prevents the thermal fins from becoming caked in grime, benefitting both performance and reliability.
12V Dual Outlet Fans
Compared to regular 5V fans, the two powerful 12V fans found in Zephyrus M spin 18% faster, and improve airflow by up to 18%. A total of four air outlets help keep internal temperatures low to ensure maximum graphics performance during intense gaming sessions.
Ultrathin Fin Design
The cooling fins used in Zephyrus M are just 0.1mm thin — half the thickness of regular fins. Narrower fins allow for more fins to be used in the cooling module, this increases the surface area for heat dissipation by up to 13%, while at the same time reducing air resistance by 7%.
While the dynamic fans automatically adjust their speed according to CPU and GPU temperatures, you can select different modes to suit the situation at hand. OverBoost is the most aggressive setting, with the fastest fan speed for the cooling required to fully exploit the power of Zephyrus M. Silent mode lowers the fan speed, ideal when you’re after some peace and quiet. A single press of the function key allows you to quickly and easily regulate fan performance to control noise levels and power consumption.
The AAS incorporates AeroAccelerator technology to increase airspeed and airflow efficiency through the laptop. An intricate aluminium alloy shroud around the intake uses curved edges and raised guide fins to channel more cool air towards the fan. The fan features liquid-crystal polymer fan blades that are 33% thinner than standard designs. This allows for more blades to be used, improving airflow through the fan by 26%.
Dedicated Heat Pipes
The unique heat-pipe design cools not only the CPU and GPU independently to avoid thermal throttling, but also keeps chipset power components below 80°C — increasing system reliability and lifespan.
Performance: Elevate Your Gaming Experience
Zephyrus M brings gaming desktop-level performance to the gaming laptop scene. It’s powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 Processor with 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel memory, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. The innovative AAS ensure additional cooling to cope with demanding gaming marathons. In addition, to house your extensive game library, Zephyrus M features cutting-edge storage, including a 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD and a 1TB Seagate® FireCuda™ SSHD.
Performance: ROG-Exclusive Switchable GPU Software
With Zephyrus M, it’s no longer a trade-off between performance and battery life. It offers switchable GPU mode that lets you choose between the power-saving Optimus or the full-performance Discrete Graphics modes. Optimus mode turns off NVIDIA G-SYNC and lets you enjoy battery life up to 6 hours*; G-SYNC mode unleashes the graphics prowess of Zephyrus M for the best gaming experience ever. These two sides to Zephyrus M are easily-accessed in just a few clicks on the ROG Gaming Center dashboard.
*Tested with idle mode.
Display: Super Smooth and Seamless Visuals
The ultra-responsive 15.6-inch IPS-level display boasts a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to provide super smooth and seamless visuals. The IPS-level panel has a wide 72% NTSC colour gamut that guarantees great contrast and colour reproduction for exceptional true-to-life visuals, while wide-view technology ensures colours stay true, even when viewed from angles of up to 178°. It’s time to play the latest AAA games at maxed-out settings without visual tearing, lag, ghosting or obvious stutter!
• 144Hz Refresh Rate.
• 3ms Response Time.
• IPS-Level Panel.
• 72% NTSC.
G-SYNC: Seamless Gameplay
NVIDIA G-SYNC technology synchronises the display’s refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate to make gameplay silky smooth. G-SYNC minimises perceived stuttering, reduces input lag, and eliminates visual tearing all without affecting system performance. Welcome to the smoothest and fastest gaming experiences yet!
• Seamless: No Tearing.
• Ultra Smooth: No Stutter.
• Crystal Clear: Lag-Free.
VR Ready: Ultimate Virtual Reality Experiences
Take the plunge into virtual reality. With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, Zephyrus M delivers smooth, stutter-free VR performance at up to 90fps. Plug-and-play compatibility with leading VR headsets lets you easily enjoy fully immersive VR environments. It’s time to play with a whole new perspective.
Multi-Display Technology: Bigger Is Better
Zephyrus M is compatible with large ROG G-SYNC monitors via DisplayPort™ over USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) and HDMI port. Game on a bigger scale and at even higher refresh rates.
Keyboard: Light It Up with Aura Sync
Outshine the competition with Aura Sync! Light up Zephyrus M with customisable RGB LEDs and sync it up with Aura Sync-enabled accessories like gaming mice, headsets, keyboards, and other peripherals. Aura Sync offers several unique preset lighting modes, including colour cycle, music synchronisation, and CPU temperature; you can even program your own colour scheme to reflect your own style.
• 4-Zone RGB Backlit.
• N-Key Rollover.
• WASD Highlighted Keys.
• 20 Million Key Press Life Span.
Keyboard Lighting Effects:
• Colour Cycle.
A Keyboard Made for Gaming
The new layout follows the design of the best desktop-gaming keyboards. That means the entire keyboard module is now designed for the way your fingers are used to playing, with gaps between the function keys for easier identification, and isolated arrow keys for the most accurate fingertip control. The Space key has also been extended and reshaped for more comfort and fewer misses — gaining you crucial extra moments with every accurate press!
Four isolated hotkeys are placed above the conventional keyboard for easy and fast adjustments during gaming. These hotkeys are carefully spaced to avoid accidental presses, and with unique keycaps for easy identification by touch alone. The secondary functions of the F1-F12 keys have been designed specifically to help keep your concentration on the game, putting useful controls right where you need them.
Fast and Precise Control
ROG-exclusive Overstroke technology applies to every key you press, ensuring a perfectly-pitched maximum peak force of 62 grams-force (gf). Key presses are registered early, accurately and with extended over-stroke distance — and that means faster and smoother control.
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: Faster and More Stable Wi-Fi
The Intel Wireless-AC 9560 adapter provides Zephyrus M with Bluetooth® 4.2 support and 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi that surpasses Gigabit Ethernet speeds. Enjoy a maximum throughput of up to 1.73Gbps on the 160MHz channel — that’s 5x faster than 802.11n 40MHz channel (300Mbps) and 2x faster than 802.11ac (867Mbps). Multi-user, multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) technology lets you connect to more devices more efficiently and easily.
Ultimate Gaming Platform
Unleash your gaming dominance with the revolutionary new GPUs that turn your mobile rig into a sleek, powerful gaming weapon. GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs have come to laptops, powered by the game-changing NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. This means you can experience unbeatable energy-efficiency, innovative new gaming technologies, and breakthrough VR immersion wherever you game.
GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs give you up to 3x the performance of previous-generation GPUs. They’re built with ultra-fast FinFET, the latest high-bandwidth memory technologies, and support for DirectX 12 features to deliver the fastest, smoothest gaming notebook experiences.
The Latest Gaming Technology
These innovative GPUs were created to meet the demands of next-generation displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors. NVIDIA GameWorks™ technologies give you extremely smooth, cinematic gameplay, plus revolutionary NVIDIA Ansel™ that lets you capture 360-degree in-game images and view them in VR.
Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets — driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.
Audio: Smart-Amplifier Technology
Smart-amplifier technology monitors the audio output and makes real-time adjustments, so you can pump up the volume without worrying about damaging the cones — and that makes output up to 250% louder than before, with increased dynamic range and bass. Audio is an integral part of the gaming experience — and Zephyrus M ensures you hear every precise detail!
Sonic Studio III: Pushing The Limits of Sound
Sonic Studio III audio-effects station has an intelligent routing feature made for streaming. The new routing feature ports streams to different outputs giving you full control over who hears what. With Sonic Studio III, you now can share your exciting in-game moments without worrying about frivolous DCMA takedown requests. Sonic Studio III also comes with app-level preferences for instant audio profiles, and improved noise filtering for conversations with total clarity!
By transforming audio signals into visual cues, Sonic Radar III helps you detect opponents through an on-screen overlay that shows the relative position of gunshots, footsteps and other in-game sound effects. Combined with Nahimic 3D-audio technology, this feature is the ultimate tool to enhance your senses and gain a strategic advantage in first-person shooters.
Connectivity: Thunderbolt™ 3: Fastest and The Most Versatile Connection
Zephyrus M comes with Intel Thunderbolt™ 3, enabling a total of 40Gbps of bandwidth for data and display-signal streams, combined. On-board Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 technology enables a total of up to 40Gbps bandwidth for data and display-signal streams, combined. Its USB-C connector makes it the most advanced and versatile port available — providing single-cable docking and connections to up to two UHD displays. With Thunderbolt 3, Zephyrus M opens up a world of possibilities, all via a single port.
Software: Get Ready with ROG Gaming Center
Summon ROG Gaming Center with a single press of a hotkey to see a comprehensive dashboard with loads of useful information, including both CPU and GPU frequencies and temperatures — and use the control panel to make adjustments in real time. ROG GameFirst, Aura Sync, Aura Core, Sonic Studio III, Sonic Radar III, as well as XSplit Gamecaster, can also be accessed through ROG Gaming Center. ROG Gaming Center is even available as an Android app, so you can keep all the controls close at hand.
ROG GameFirst V technology maximises throughput for your game! It prioritises network packets for increased bandwidth for online gaming and streaming. The new multi-gate teaming function combines up to four gateways to ensure the very best online gaming experience.
ROG GameVisual software provides seven preset modes for different game genres, plus loads of exciting multimedia and customisation settings. ROG software engineers have fine-tuned each setting to deliver visual excellence that perfectly complements the game genre. First Person Shooter (FPS) mode, for example, enhances visibility in dark environments — so you’ll see details denied to your enemies, for a clearer shot with every pull of the trigger!
With Aura RGB, it’s easy to customise the colours of the ROG Zephyrus M keyboard’s backlit keys, as well as the four zoned areas. Explore nine fun and fascinating illumination effects, such as Breathing, Colour Cycle or Rainbow mode. Create individual key colours for every game to master its controls and even customise the front logo to match your mood or style.
A lifetime subscription to XSplit Gamecaster Standard allows you to live stream and broadcast directly to internet streaming platforms, or make recordings for easy sharing online. It allows you to make in-game annotations to highlight what’s happening on screen. You can even interact with your audience while broadcasting on Twitch.
iOS & Android App
Keep ROG Gaming Center at hand with the ROG app on your smartphone or tablet — free from Google Play™ and the App Store! Features • High Performance Slim Gaming Laptop.
• Latest 8th Gen. Intel i7 8750H 6-Core Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology.
• GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics with 6GB GDDR5 Memory.
• 144Hz 15.6” Anti-Glare IPS-Level Full HD Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC, 3ms Response Time & 72% NTSC coverage.
• 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 Memory, expandable up to a total of 32GB.
• Ultra-Fast 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Combined with a Massive 1TB Seagate FireCuda Solid State Hybrid Drive.
• Aura 4-Zone RGB Chiclet Gaming Keyboard.
• Built-in 802.11ac WiFi & Bluetooth Connectivity.
• Features USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A Ports, along with HDMI 2.0.
• Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1 Gen2 with Reversible Type-C connector provides the ultimate in connectivity.
• Windows 10 64-bit Operating System.
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Date Issued: 16th Oct 2017
Gaming on PCs used to be restricted to desktop computers equipped with a dedicated graphics card connected to a display, much in the same way that a games console works with a TV. Recent advances in technology have enabled manufacturers to equip laptops with increasing levels of graphics power without them being too bulky or heavy.
Date Issued: 16th Aug 2016
NVIDIA refreshed its range of graphics cards recently with the introduction of a number of new models for performance desktop PCs. Four new GeForces have been released in quick succession. The Titan X, GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060, all based on the new, efficient Pascal architecture, have set new levels of performance in each segment.