Zephyrus M (GM501), the world’s slimmest gaming laptop

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) 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 heights

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.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) will be available for pre-order starting April 3, 2018 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.

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 lbs

2.45 kg

5.5 lbs

2.45 kg

5.5 lbs

Price $2199 $1899 $1499
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

1Specifications, 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.