Asus Rog Zephyrus M GM501GS-EI004T is a desktop replacement/mobile workstations/gaming laptop for those that want to invest in something with good performance, portability and reliability. The Zephyrus M as previous mentioned is a series from the year 2018 coming to complete the laptops portfolio.
The components are from this year, including the i7 8th gen processor and the GTX graphics. It has an i7-8750H processor with 6 cores and the GTX 1070 graphics card is one with 8GB of RAM.
The system RAM is 16GB (2666MHz) and you don’t need more because it’s the double of the graphics memory. On the internal storage part it has a big 512 GB SSD (M.2 NVME PCIe x4) and a 1TB HDD of type FireCuda (w/ 5400rpm SSHD).
On the display part we have a 15.6 inch screen with 144Hz, 3ms response time and IPS panel. This is the best we can get from a laptop monitor/display.
The keyboard is a stylish, ergonomic and simple one with backlit in chiclet style. The WASD are marked so that you can see them better.
On the ports part it comes with 5 USBs (4 are 3.1 gen 2 and one is 3.1 gen 2 type C), HDMI 2.0 and others. (Type C is also known as Thunderbolt 3.)
It also comes with wireless ac 2×2 and bluetooth 4.2 so that you get fast connections speeds.
Portability is decent. Weight is about 2.2 kg, but battery lasts up to 4 hours which is not ideal. It can last even longer depending on what you do on it and what power plan you choose in the OS.
If you like games or are interested in a device that can replace a desktop that such a Asus Rog Zephyrus M GM501GS-EI004T would be my recommendation. It’s a laptop from the category ROG Ultra-slim Gaming – AAA.
I like this model more than Strix or TUF models, but the cost is a little higher.