ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74 (8th-Gen) Gaming Laptop Review

Written By Mark Hernandez
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ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74 is a 8th Generation 15.6” Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop that is designed to offer ultimate gaming experience. Sleek design, powerful processor, latest operating system and all special gaming-centric features make it a must-have for passionate computer game fanatics. Its excellence can be gauged from the fact that this laptop won various excellence awards for technical innovations that were till now seen only in the desktop counterparts.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74 (8th-Gen) Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop Review

Operating System

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74 ultra slim gaming laptop with 8th Gen, GX501GI-XS74 is powered with Windows 10 Professional (64bit). This feature makes it a future-ready gaming machine having unmatched robustness and user-centric innovations updated as per the latest trends.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74 Display

The display of this gaming laptop is crisp and crystal clear. Measuring 15.6″, it occupies about 80% of the whole structure. It is a back-lit Full HD Display having resolution 1920*1080p. The style is matte and does not strain eyes much. Exceptionally high refresh rate of 144Hz is perfect fit for games with no instances of screen tearing at any point.

Display ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74

The response time of this display is 3ms (GtG) which is actually its eye-friendly feature and allows gaming enthusiasts to score their best even if it means repeated trials. G-SYNC is another gaming-friendly innovation in this display as it makes the games feel the best when the display is consistent and synchronizes the refresh rate impeccably.


This gaming laptop of Zephyrus Series from Asus comes with Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz processor with Turbo up to 3.9GHz. It is a quad-core processor that helps laptop deliver the best performance even when multiple applications are running simultaneously. So, make games and work your best companions without cutting on any of them with this multi-utility gaming machine.


ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74 is the perfect answer to the need of playing the latest games. All thanks to its Mobile Intel HM370 Express Chipsets that make it a desirable tool for trying from the plethora of latest games launched quite recently. Games can be left devoid of excitement if the imagery is not crisp. And so, these chipsets fuel this machine aptly for meeting the operating requirements of the latest possible computer games.


NVIDIA GTX Graphics ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74 Ultra thin and exceptionally fast does not mean that the machine has to be noisy too. This slim profile gaming laptop powered with NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X with Max Q Technology offers the crispest, quietest and most stable performance. So, when the excitement of the game reaches sky-high, you get to concentrate on it better. The game really experiences marvelous with this gaming machine.


This laptop scores extra edge on the design front. Its ultra thin structure adds to the portability and convenience. Every inch and feature of this slim and sleek machine is cont Design ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74 ributing to its crisp performance making it the best of the lot comprising of gaming laptops. The hinge and fan module offers exceptional convenience to keep it cool even when the gaming environment is bursting with excitement and loads of action.

On opening, the machine’s bottom flexes slightly allowing air to circulate better and eventually helps it achieve higher levels of performance. Thus, throttle-free, stable experience to give gaming better chance is guaranteed by this high technology laptop from ASUS.

The special feature of design is Active Aerodynamic System that enables cooling without making noise. The fans should do what they are meant for, i.e. cooling only and this system ensures noiseless environment cooler by 20-30% offering more enjoyable gaming environment free from distraction.

It measures 14.9″ x 10.3″ x 0.7″ and weighs only 5 lbs, defying the fact that size has to be heftier to expect anything extra from the machine. This sleek machine is functionality-rich and is remarkably aesthetic too.


16GB DDR4 memory is another strength of this laptop making it suitable for the purpose of gaming, endlessly as well as flawlessly.


This high capacity gaming laptop from Asus features 512GB PCIE (NVMe) ROG HyperDrive SSD that allows the player to carry his world along in his laptop. Umpteen number of apps, games and other documents as desired for a man with ever-changing needs can be loaded on this laptop without restraining its operational excellence.

Optical Drive

No Optical Drive present. This, perhaps, explains the ultra slim nature and makes it the machine of today where everything is available on the internet and nothing needs to be saved on any storage device.

Wireless Connectivity

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74 is connectivity exemplified, as Wi-Fi 802.11AC allows the user to stay connected even from a distance. The wireless connectivity is also available in the form of Bluetooth 4.2 that offers freedom of staying connected the way users want.


The machine has also an HD Web Camera for recording purposes.


The sides of this amazing machine can rightly be called the hub of connectivity with ports like Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack, HDMI, Thunderbolt, 2 USB Type A 3.1 (Gen1), 2 USB Type A 3.1 (Gen2) and Gen2 USB Type C 3.1, this laptop can be connected to a wide variety of external devices and boosters that one can use to enhance the gaming experience.

Ports ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74


This laptop is truly portable with its 50WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion battery that offers it amazing standalone time. The wire-free experience of gaming knows no limitations with this gamers’ delight.

Advanced features

This machine is designed to ensure that both the players and the developers enjoy what they do on it. Thus, the gaming hits another level of excitement with:

  • RGB Keyboard: The RGB keyboard with six lighting modes make this machine apt for funkier environs of the game. This machine spells excitement with its keyboard and the keyboard adjusts automatically according to the game launched giving the user convenience of playing without wasting time in setting the machine.

Keyboard ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-XS74

  • Virtual Reality Support: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics (Max-Q) has made virtual reality possible for the gamers. This machine exhibits plug-and-play connectivity with VR headsets offering you immersion at another level.
  • Streaming friendly features: Cast, broadcast, share, and record – there is no limit to what you can do with your game when you use ASUS ROG Zephrys Series Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop. In-game overlay takes you deeper to the game and allows making annotations at the major happenings of the game.
  • ROG Gaming Center: ROG gaming center allows you syncing the gaming on laptop with your Android smart phone or tablet. You can check the technical information of your laptop right on your smart phone or other mobile gadget and also adjust aesthetics of the game and keyboards remotely.
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Mark Hernandez

Being a past individual technology blogger for 4 years, Mark have a perfect grip on testing laptops and tablets. Along with a successful technology writer and blogger, he has been a full time gamer and still spends few hours of a day playing games. And as a gamer, Mark is an expert gaming laptop finder and his this skill helps gamer find best gaming laptops.

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