ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch

ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch

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82
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$949.00
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Pros

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

Cons

  • 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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Specifications

Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 2GB GDDR5
RAM 8GB DDR4
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
WebcamVGA
Additional FeaturesBacklit keyboard | memory card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)15.6 x 10 x 0.8
Warranty1 year

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