ASUS New ROG G501 Notebook & Zenbook UX501 Ultraportable Features, Price & Specs 25 Apr 2015

ZenBook UX501

ASUS Singapore has launched the latest ultraportable notebooks the ZenBook UX501 and Republic of Gamers (ROG) G501 series gaming laptop. First of its kind to offer 15.6-inch 4K/UHD (ultra-high definition) display with 8.2 million pixels for incredibly detailed visuals and lifelike colours.

One of the thinnest laptops in its class, ROG G501 is just 20.6mm tall and weighs just 2.06kg ideal for gaming on the go, featuring Hypercool technology for the coolest and quietest gaming in the market.

Furthermore, aimed at users demanding the ultimate performance with the ultimate style, ZenBook UX501 is a compact powerhouse that features the world’s fastest SSD.

ROG G501 is powered by the 4th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M graphics for an unrivalled gaming experience. ZenBook UX501 is packed with high-performance components including a powerful quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForceGTX 960M graphics and the world’s fastest 512GB PCI Express (PCIe) x4 SSD.

ZenBook UX501: A Perfect Blend of Power and Elegance

Incorporating the elegance and style that is the trademark of the ZenBook family, the ZenBook UX501 is slim and compact at just 20.6mm thin for easy portability, and is clad in beautiful aluminum featuring our iconic spun-metal finish.

Brushed metal surfaces and diamond-cut chamfers on the edges add brilliant highlights, and the keyboard surroundings are enhanced with a stylish laser-engraved ripple-effect pattern.

At the heart of ZenBook UX501 is the ultra-powerful quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, providing effortless performance for any task. With a massive 16GB RAM, multitasking is super-smooth with plenty of processing horsepower in reserve for even the most intensive tasks.

ZenBook UX501 also features the amazing new NVIDIA GeForceGTX 960M graphics processing unit for gaming-grade graphics performance. With 2GB DDR5 video memory, users can enjoy silky-smooth 4K/UHD video playback, effortless 3D rendering, and immersive gaming with ultra-high frame-rates.

Ultra-fast storage is essential for fast boot times and effortless file operations, so the ZenBook UX501 is available with the world’s fastest SSD. With a PCIe x4 interface and up to 512GB capacity, the read/write speeds of up to 1400MB/s are twice as fast as competing PCIe x2 models, and 16 times faster than standard SATA 6Gbit/s hard disks.

The ZenBook UX501 includes next-generation dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, with speeds of up to 867Mbit/s — three times as fast as the previous-generation 802.11n. It also offers up to twice the coverage of 802.11n, and works perfectly with all existing wireless devices.

Performance often comes at the expense of battery life, however with the high-capacity 96Wh lithium-polymer battery in the ZenBook UX501, combined with an advanced thermal management system, its battery life can last up to more than six hours.

ROG G501: Uncompromised Gaming Performance On the Go

ROG G501 is one of the world’s thinnest gaming laptops, with a height of just 20.6mm. It features a lightweight aluminum construction and weighs just 2.06kg. The modern, elegant design sports red bezel accents and gaming features like a red-backlit keyboard with 1.6mm of key travel for a responsive feel, a numeric keypad, and marked WASD cursor keys.

ROG G501 is also the coolest and quietest gaming laptop on the market, with an exclusive Hyper Cool technology built in. This advanced cooling system employs dual fans and copper heatsinks to remove heat efficiently with minimal fan noise.

The processor and graphics-processing unit are cooled independently based on each component’s demands to ensure maximum efficiency, delivering extremely cool gaming experiences that are both whisper-quiet and silky smooth.

Powered by a 4th-generation Intel Core i7 processor for smooth, powerful performance to drive today’s fast-paced games. The ROG G501 also features the latest NVIDIA GeForceGTX 960M graphics with 2GB DDR5 video memory for sharp, vivid visuals and smoother in-game animations. This powerful GPU also drives hardcore content-creation, enabling even the most demanding creative to produce any kind of content on the go.

In addition, the ROG G501 can be specified with PCI Express x4 (PCIe x4) solid-state disks (SSDs) for data-transfer speeds of approximately 1400MB/s which is more than twice as fast as SATA 6Gbit/s SSDs or 16 times faster than SATA 6Gbit/s hard disks.

ZenBook UX501 & ROG G501: Immersive 4K/UHD visuals and ASUS SonicMaster audio

Both ZenBook UX501 and ROG G501 feature a 15.6-inch, 4K/UHD display with 8.2-million pixels to give users sharper visuals and vibrant colours for an immersive viewing experience.

This in-plane switching (IPS) display has wide 178-degree viewing angles, giving improved contrast and colour consistency even when viewed from extreme positions in both the horizontal and vertical planes. In addition, the built-in HD camera provides excellent recording performance even in low-light environments.

Availability & Pricing

  • ASUS ROG G501 will be available from today at $2,698 onwards at all ASUS authorised retailers and ASUS brand stores.
  • ASUS ZenBook UX501 will be available from today at $2,198 onwards at all ASUS authorised retailers and ASUS brand stores.

ASUS Brand Stores

  • ASUS Brand Store – Funan DigitaLife Mall
  • ASUS Brand Store – Sim Lim Square
  • ASUS Brand Store – VivoCity

Specifications

ZenBook UX501
ProcessorIntel Core i7 Processor, 2.6 GHz

(6M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz)

Graphics cardNVIDIA GeForce GTX960M, DDR5 2G
Operating systemWindows 8.1 (64-bit)
Display15.6′ LED Back-lit Ultra Slim QFHD+ (3840×2160)/

15.6′ LED Back-lit Ultra Slim FHD (1920×1080)

CamerasBuilt-in HD camera
Memory16GB DDR 3/

8GB DDR 3

StorageSATA 128GB M.2 SSD

SATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5′ HDD/

SATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5′ HDD

I/O ports1 x Mini DisplayPort or 1x Thunderbolt

3 x USB 3.0

1 x HDMI

1 x headphone out and mic in

1 x SD/SDXC card reader

AudioASUS SonicMaster Premium audio with ICEpowertechnology

Integrated array microphone

Wireless802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions383 x 255 x 20.6mm
Weight2.06kg
Warranty2 Years International Warranty

 

ROG G501
ProcessorIntel Core i7 Processor, 2.6 GHz

(6M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz)

Graphics cardNVIDIA GeForce GTX960M, DDR5 2G
Operating systemWindows 8.1(64-bit)
Display15.6′ LED Back-lit Ultra Slim QFHD (3840×2160)
CamerasBuilt-in HD camera
Memory16GB DDR 3/

12GB DDR 3

StorageSATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5′ HDD

SATA3 128G M.2 SSD/

PCIEx4 512G M.2 SSD

I/O ports3x USB 3.0

1x Audio-in jack

1x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)

1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert

1x Mini Display Port

1x HDMI

1 x Thunderbolt

AudioASUS SonicMaster Premium audio with ICEpower technology

Integrated array microphone

Wireless802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions383 x 255 x 20.6 ~ 21.3mm
Weight2.06kg
Warranty2 Years International Warranty

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1 Comment on ASUS New ROG G501 Notebook & Zenbook UX501 Ultraportable Features, Price & Specs 25 Apr 2015

  1. Singapore version of UX501 does not come with touchscreen option…. big shame, since available in overseas versions….

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