ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces the Zephyrus M (GM501)

-- Ultra-slim gaming laptop with 8th Gen Intel Core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, featuring an ultra-responsive 144Hz, 3ms IPS-level display --

Key Points

  • World's slimmest gaming laptop featuring both an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics; to deliver unprecedented performance
  • Features an IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
  • Active Aerodynamic System improves cooling, and ROG-exclusive software allows switching between power-saving and discrete-GPU graphics modes

GM501

Fremont, CA (April 3, 2018) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Zephyrus M, the world's slimmest gaming laptop to be powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and full-powered NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics.

The Zephyrus M features an IPS-level display with a superfast 144Hz refresh rate, lightning-quick 3ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology. It also features the new Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) to improve cooling performance under high load. ROG-exclusive software lets gamers switch between integrated and discrete GPU modes: the Optimus power-saving mode prolongs battery life, while the G-SYNC mode synchronizes frame delivery for smoother gameplay without tearing.

Elevating Gaming Performance to New Hights

The ROG Zephyrus M brings gaming-desktop levels of performance to the gaming laptop scene, with up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor with 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel memory, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. It also features cutting-edge storage with a 256GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD and an additional 1TB Seagate® FireCuda™ SSHD storage drive.

Super Smooth, Seamless Visuals

The Zephyrus M features an ultra-responsive 15.6-inch IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for super smooth, seamless visuals. A wide 72% NTSC color gamut guarantees great color contrast and color reproduction, while wide-view technology ensures colors stay true, even when viewed from angles of up to 178°.

ROG Active Aerodynamic System (AAS)

The cutting-edge AAS allows the Zephyrus M to run cool and quiet without sacrificing performance. Much like the first Zephyrus (GX501), when opening the lid a portion of the bottom chassis flexes 9mm high to increase airflow. Compared to traditional laptop designs, the AAS creates 20% more space for air circulation, increases airflow by up to 32%, and reduces internal temperatures by up to 20%.

A four-quadrant anti-dust design prevents dust particles and dirt from entering the system when the lid is open; while the patented Anti-Dust Cooling system actively expels dust particles and dirt through tunnels to prevent build-up in the thermal fins to increase system stability and lifespan. Two high-performance dual-outlet fans blow air through ultra-slim fins, while the unique heat-pipe architecture cools the CPU, GPU, and power components independently.

Switchable GPU Software

The Zephyrus M features the world’s first switchable GPU modes so gamers can choose between power-saving or G-SYNC. The Optimus power-saving mode enables the laptop to run on integrated graphics, using the discrete GPU only when needed, and prolonging battery life to provide up to six hours of web-browsing time over Wi-Fi. G-SYNC mode allows gamers to get the most out of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics by matching the refresh rate of the display with the frame rate of the discrete GPU to deliver a smooth gaming experience with less stuttering, reduced input lag, and no tearing. Both modes can be easily accessed on the ROG Gaming Center dashboard.

Synchronized Aura Lighting

Aura Sync lets gamers customize and sync up light effects with Aura Sync-enabled gaming mice, headsets, keyboards and other peripherals. Aura Sync offers several unique preset lighting modes, including color cycle, music synchronization, and CPU temperature. It can even be programmed with personalized color schemes.

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PRODUCT IMAGES

https://tinyurl.com/asus-new-gaming-8th-gen

SPECIFICATIONS¹

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M (GM501)

  GM501GS-XS74 GM501GM-WS74 GU501GM-BI7N8
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8750H, up to 3.9GHz on all 6 cores Intel® Core™ i7-8750H, up to 3.9GHz on all 6 cores Intel® Core™ i7-8750H, up to 3.9GHz on all 6 cores
Operating System Windows 10 Professional Windows 10 Windows 10
Display 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) AHVA IPS-type panel with anti-glare
144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time with NVIDIA G-SYNC™
15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) AHVA IPS-type panel with anti-glare
144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time with NVIDIA G-SYNC™
15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS panel with anti-glare
120Hz refresh rate
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB
Cooling Dual 12V Fans
Active Aerodynamic System
Dual 12V Fans
Active Aerodynamic System
Dual 12V Fans
Chipset Intel® HM370 Intel® HM370 Intel® HM370
Memory & Storage 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
256GB M.2 NVMe SSD
1TB FireCuda™ SSHD
16GB DDR4 2666MHz
256GB M.2 NVMe SSD
1TB FireCuda™ SSHD
16GB DDR4 2666MHz
128GB SATA SSD
1TB FireCuda™ SSHD
Wireless 802.11ac Wave 2 Gigabit Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 4.2
802.11ac Wave 2 Gigabit Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 4.2
802.11ac Wave 2 Gigabit Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® ¬4.1
Connectivity 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C over Thunderbolt™
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1
2 x USB 3.1 Gen2
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm headphone and mic combo jack
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C over Thunderbolt™
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1
2 x USB 3.1 Gen2
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm headphone and mic combo jack
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C over Thunderbolt™
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1
2 x USB 3.1 Gen2
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm headphone and mic combo jack
Camera Built-in HD camera and array mic Built-in HD camera and array mic Built-in HD camera and array mic
Keyboard ASUS Aura SYNC backlit chiclet keyboard with N-key rollover; 1.7mm key travel, 0.2mm key curve ASUS Aura SYNC backlit chiclet keyboard with N-key rollover; 1.7mm key travel, 0.2mm key curve ASUS Aura SYNC backlit chiclet keyboard with N-key rollover; 1.7mm key travel, 0.2mm key curve
Battery 55WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion 55WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion 55WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
Size 38.4 x 26.2 x 1.75~1.99 cm
15.1 x 10.3 x 0.7~0.78 inches
38.4 x 26.2 x 1.75~1.99 cm
15.1 x 10.3 x 0.7~0.78 inches
38.4 x 26.2 x 1.75~1.99 cm
15.1 x 10.3 x 0.7~0.78 inches
Weight 2.45 kg
5.5 lb
2.45 kg
5.5 lb
2.45 kg
5.5 lb
Price $2199 USD $1899 USD $1499 USD
Resellers US:
ASUS Store,
Amazon,
Newegg,
B&H,
NFM,
ExcaliberPC,
MobileAdvance,
iBuyPower,
XoticPC,
HIDEvolution,
Adorama,
BestBuy.com

Canada:
Canada Computers
Newegg
Memory Express
Staples
US:
Newegg
US:
Best Buy – Available in-store and online 5/6

¹ Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) will be available for pre-order starting April 3rd in the United States at retailers including: the ASUS Store, Amazon, Newegg, B&H, NFM, ExcaliberPC, MobileAdvance, iBuyPower, XoticPC, HIDEvolution, Adorama, and BestBuy.com.

In Canada, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) will be available at the following retailers: Canada Computers, Newegg, Memory Express, and Staples.

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About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.