ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch

ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch

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  • Skylake processor
  • Dual fan cooling system
  • GeForce GTX 960M
  • Crisp Full-HD display


  • No USB 3.1 Type-C
  • No IPS display
  • No optical drive

Bottom Line

The ASUS K501UW-AB78 is a sleek gaming laptop that offers great hardware for gamers who are constantly on the go. But the lack of a USB 3.1 Type-C port means that it is not as future proof as some of its competitors.

ASUS K501UW-AB78 is a bestselling 2016 gaming laptop that has been praised for its NVIDIA GTX 960M processor, for its sleek aluminum design and for its sharp Full-HD display. Featuring a 512GB solid state drive, the ASUS K501UW-AB78 offers gamers superfast speeds and enough storage space for modern gaming titles. But the lack of a USB 3.1 Type-C means that an external GPU dock can’t be used to future proof the ASUS K501UW-AB78 for future games.

  • Weight: 4.4 lbs
  • Display Size: 15.6 inch
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 84
    NotebookCheck February 3, 2016

    The popular UX501 series gets Skylake, DDR4, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 2.0, and a few other minor changes. Is this a vast improvement over last year's Haswell model?

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Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 2GB GDDR5
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight4.4 lbs
Battery Life4.75 hours
Hard Drive 1512 SSD
Display Size15.6 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED Backlight | ASUS Splendid Technology | Anti-glare
Connectivity2x USB 3.0 | 2x USB 2.0 | HDMI | Gigabit Ethernet | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers | ASUS SonicMaster Technology
Additional FeaturesBacklit keyboard | memory card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)15.6 x 10 x 0.8
Warranty1 year

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