[EXPIRED]Asus ROG G501VW (15.6″): I7-6700HQ, GTX 960M, 1080p IPS, Thunderbolt 3 Type-C, 8GB RAM, 2.1kg

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Asus ROG G501VW main specifications
CPU I7-6700HQ Skylake, 4C/8T, 2.6-3.5GHZ
GPU Nvidia GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5
RAM 8GB DDR4
HDD 1TB 5400RPM HDD
Screen 1080p, eDP, IPS, non-touch
Keyboard Backlit
Weight 4.74 lbs (~ 2.1 kg)
Asus ROG G501VW Reviews
  • Asus ROG G501JW review
  • Asus ROG G501VW review
  • Asus ROG G501JW review

Asus G501VW

Well, I’m not too familiar with this model, except that it is the premium, thin & lightweight version of the ROG midrange gaming laptops. It weighs ‘only’ 2.1kg and has Thunderbolt 3 port.

Review of the previous model, the G501JW, with an I7-4720HQ (here) shows it has a relatively good battery performance, relatively low noise and heat (which is nice for such a thin&lightweight laptop). The gaming performance, on average, was lower than other laptops with GTX 960M or GTX 860M, but it might have been improved with drivers and the new version with the Skylake CPU.

I wouldn’t send you this email unless this model had a TB3 port. I hope that it will get an eGPU support from Asus, when time comes (but we can’t know right now).

Gaming/3D performance should be as good or almost as good as other laptops with GTX 960M, like the 7559, VN7-592G and Y700, but this model has a TB3 port, so it has an advantage, at least for $800.

It’s better to read the previous version review and decide for yourself (or ask on the forums).