ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch

ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch

NINJA SCORE
84
Positive Reviews
$949.00
(as of 23-10-2017 15:54 UTC) Details
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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.

Score Summary

84

Critic Reviews

  • 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

Processor Intel Core i7-6500U 2.50GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia Geforce GTX 960M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Discrete
Graphics Memory 2GB Dedicated
RAM 8GB DDR4
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight 4.4 lbs
Battery Life 4.75 hours
Hard Drive 1 512 SSD
Display Size 15.6 inch
Display Type TN
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Technology LED Backlight | ASUS Splendid Technology | Anti-glare
Connectivity 2x USB 3.0 | 2x USB 2.0 | HDMI | Gigabit Ethernet | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
Audio Stereo speakers | ASUS SonicMaster Technology
Webcam VGA
Additional Features Backlit keyboard | memory card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 15.6 x 10 x 0.8
Warranty 1 year

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