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songb1rd
09-05-2014, 05:45 PM
Anybody know when this notebook will be available?

esfomeado
09-05-2014, 07:36 PM
End of September/ early October.

PrettyVacant
09-06-2014, 07:39 AM
End of September/ early October.

I'd imagine it depends a lot what market area we are talking here...

esfomeado
09-06-2014, 09:51 AM
I'd imagine it depends a lot what market area we are talking here...

Yeah sure but in USA that are the predictions.

exilegod
09-08-2014, 02:13 AM
in for answers

looking to order/ preorder the gx500!!!

CzesioSiano
09-08-2014, 02:54 AM
an gaming laptop with UHD resolution, are you kidding me? how it could even be named as GAMING laptop? There's no way that this graphics could handle native resoulotion of this screen. Have fun wasting your money..

weincruz
09-08-2014, 12:22 PM
with the gtx 900m series coming out. Isn't ASUS shot them-self in the foot with gtx860m

CzesioSiano
09-08-2014, 01:59 PM
even with 900 series it's still impossible for mobile graphs

esfomeado
09-08-2014, 09:09 PM
an gaming laptop with UHD resolution, are you kidding me? how it could even be named as GAMING laptop? There's no way that this graphics could handle native resoulotion of this screen. Have fun wasting your money..

Asus never said that.
You can play games if FUD. But what do you want and GTX 880m? Have you thought about the extra heat with that slim body? It would be unbearable.
People like me that want portability and yet be able to play some games will chose this laptop.
You can watch when available 4k movies without any problem.

CzesioSiano
09-08-2014, 10:33 PM
Asus never said that.
You can play games if FUD. But what do you want and GTX 880m? Have you thought about the extra heat with that slim body? It would be unbearable.
People like me that want portability and yet be able to play some games will chose this laptop.
You can watch when available 4k movies without any problem.

Never said what? GX500 is tagged as GAMING laptop, well enough it's in ROG series, so it IS an gaming laptop, em, sorry, my bad, it's pseudo-gaming laptop. Yeah on scaled resolution which is bad, no thank you, this is pointless. The point is to play games in native resolution, then they look as they should be. Nah, even GTX880M can't handle UHD, even GTX770 in SLI have some issues with this resolution, so think before you waste your money. Watching movies? On 15 inch screen in UHD? Meh.. You know that you don't even notice so much diffrence between FHD and UHD on 15'? It'd be better on 52' TV but not 15' laptop...

_
09-09-2014, 04:25 AM
an gaming laptop with UHD resolution, are you kidding me? how it could even be named as GAMING laptop? There's no way that this graphics could handle native resoulotion of this screen. Have fun wasting your money..

You know that the beauty of PC gaming means you can lower the resolution to improve frame-rates. Not many games scale to 4K texture resolution anyway so you're better playing at FHD. No laptop has a single use. Quite a few ROG buyers want powerful graphics for OpenGL/CL applications, for example. It offers the great benefits of UHD and IPS display for those color-sensitive applications and single-display multitasking, plus, it's also gaming capable. The pixels are so small you won't notice the difference when running lower resolution.

Frankly, not sure why you're discussing it if you're so set against it??

CzesioSiano
09-10-2014, 05:27 PM
You know that the beauty of PC gaming means you can lower the resolution to improve frame-rates. Not many games scale to 4K texture resolution anyway so you're better playing at FHD. No laptop has a single use. Quite a few ROG buyers want powerful graphics for OpenGL/CL applications, for example. It offers the great benefits of UHD and IPS display for those color-sensitive applications and single-display multitasking, plus, it's also gaming capable. The pixels are so small you won't notice the difference when running lower resolution.

Frankly, not sure why you're discussing it if you're so set against it??

Well, when you set resolution lower than native it's ALWAYS scaled. Never seen a game (which I can't even count, there's too many of them) which don't scale screen. This laptop shouldn't be selling as ROG series, it should be in multimedia section. GTX860M doesn't make it gaming laptop, only overall performance (ofcourse in native resolution) can make laptop, a gaming one.

Asus is just playing with people. Why they don't make double air vents on the back in those laptops just like in G750 series? This space is undeveloped so they could do this, then there won't be any problems with cooling. Next, why they don't make free space for second SS, or HD drive in those 15's, just like in G750 series? Lenovo could do that, so why they can't ? Why should they? It is better to carry another disk separately, isn't it? Why they put 2GB vRAM in GAMING machines instead of 4GB? Well there's no reason, other companies can do that, and gamers are happy so why their customers can't have it? 2GB vram should be in multimedia series and 4GB and more in gaming, simple as.. meh.

Asus laptops fits my requirements in most ways, that's why I am picking it, but you can't have everything huh?

Crazy_Russian
09-16-2014, 07:15 AM
Hey, I'm gonna get this laptop because I need a good multimedia laptop which can also play games. (Mac substitute). Originally I wanted to get the NX500, but it has problems with overheating because it doesn't have any cling vents, plus the GX500 looks MUCH better. So this laptop is perfect for me, and that 4K resolution will give me space to work on

Killar
09-22-2014, 04:44 PM
Did anyone else notice that the date now says "Late 2014". Does this mean December? I surely hope not... I've been holding out from buying a laptop for college simply because I've waiting for this, but I can't wait much longer. I might have to go with MSI... :/

_
09-23-2014, 01:54 AM
Yes, we're likely looking at December. The 4K panel supply is very low.

songb1rd
09-23-2014, 11:32 PM
Yes, we're likely looking at December. The 4K panel supply is very low.

Specs are finally ? ( maybe changed 860 to 970 :D )

danjw
09-28-2014, 02:14 PM
Specs are finally ? ( maybe changed 860 to 970 :D )

There are no Nvidia 900 series mobile GPUs. I am hoping they are using the GM107 part and not the GK104 part though. We will have to see. I would also like to know what size SSDs will be offered.

songb1rd
09-28-2014, 02:42 PM
There are no Nvidia 900 series mobile GPUs. I am hoping they are using the GM107 part and not the GK104 part though. We will have to see. I would also like to know what size SSDs will be offered.

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2760570

danjw
09-28-2014, 05:40 PM
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2760570
Is that announced product? Is it any released or announced products?

esfomeado
09-28-2014, 07:04 PM
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2760570

I really doubt that this will happen!

Edit:
http://www.fnac.com/PC-Portable-Asus-ROG-GX500-JM-DS002H-15-6/a7648200/w-4

Crazy_Russian
09-29-2014, 11:14 PM
8th December
2500 Euro, WTF ASUS ???
Will the CEO of Asus personally going to deliver this laptop ?
Sorry guys but it looks like I'm going to go with Lenovo Y50.

http://www.fnac.com/PC-Portable-Asus-ROG-GX500-JM-DS002H-15-6/a7648200/w-4
http://www.rueducommerce.fr/Ordinateurs/showdetl.cfm?product_id=4926677#moid:MO-DECD8M33619730

_
09-30-2014, 05:53 AM
4K IPS 15" displays are extremely expensive and it has color calibration. The Y50 only offers FullHD without even a commitment to IPS or color quality.

_
09-30-2014, 05:58 AM
Well, when you set resolution lower than native it's ALWAYS scaled. Never seen a game (which I can't even count, there's too many of them) which don't scale screen. This laptop shouldn't be selling as ROG series, it should be in multimedia section. GTX860M doesn't make it gaming laptop, only overall performance (ofcourse in native resolution) can make laptop, a gaming one.


GTX 860M is ~750 Ti performance - that's absolutely gaming.


Asus is just playing with people. Why they don't make double air vents on the back in those laptops just like in G750 series? This space is undeveloped so they could do this, then there won't be any problems with cooling.

It's virtually an ultra-book. Otherwise look at our G551 series if you don't mind something a little fatter.



Next, why they don't make free space for second SS, or HD drive in those 15's, just like in G750 series?

Unfortunately there's not enough space in our designs sorry.

danjw
10-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Marshall, any chance you can tell us what the storage options are going to be on this laptop?

esfomeado
10-03-2014, 12:10 PM
2,500€ sorry but no.
4K displays are expensive but are almost useless with a gtx 860m at least for me. I was looking for this laptop but no i will just by another one. I really don't care to much of 4k when i can't really use them for 3D proposes and etc...

songb1rd
10-03-2014, 03:02 PM
GTX 860M is ~750 Ti performance - that's absolutely gaming.

Maybe gtx 870m gaming , but gtx 860m no. For example Razer blade looks more better ....

Crazy_Russian
10-03-2014, 10:14 PM
4K IPS 15" displays are extremely expensive and it has color calibration. The Y50 only offers FullHD without even a commitment to IPS or color quality.

Lenovo Y50 (4K) has an IPS panel, and still it costs only HALF of GX500. Sorry ASUS, but you're becoming like APPLE nowadays, charging too much.

Joystick
10-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Crazy_Russian is right. Lenovo Y50 UHD starts at $1299.- (GTX 860M 2GB, 8.0GB DDR3L, 1TB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD), the most expensive is $1599.- (GTX 860M 4GB, 16.0GB DDR3L, 512GB SSD). Weight is 2.4kg.

GX500 has M.2 PCIe x4 SSD, cool metal chassis, "unknown GTX 860M" and expensive price: an amazing recipe for disaster.
If you want to target gamers go with GTX 970M, If you want to target professionals go with 32GB of ram (and 970M as entry level). If you want to suicide go with the GX500 as it is. With the arrival of Maxwell 970M and 980M it's too late for an expensive 860M notebook.

_
10-06-2014, 01:35 AM
Marshall, any chance you can tell us what the storage options are going to be on this laptop?

Final specs are still yet to be decided since the product likely won't be here until 2015 now.

Sagi
10-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Final specs are still yet to be decided since the product likely won't be here until 2015 now.

Hmm.. What about the G751 models then.. 2015 as well ?

infinite
10-07-2014, 06:06 AM
2015! was really hoping for this for before christmas... but looks like I have to find something else, will the NX500 atleast be out before december?

sparkle999
10-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Oh that's a real disappointment. Is that definitely the case? If so, I'll also need to compromise and find a different solution...That's a shame you're missing out on a fair number of sales before xmas.

danjw
10-07-2014, 10:53 PM
With the release pushed to 2015, I would expect that current spec is dead. They may keep the chassis and display, but I am betting on Broadwell processor and a GTX 970M GPU. Crossing my fingers for an M.2 1TB SSD. ;-)

matthewykw
10-08-2014, 04:53 AM
Final specs are still yet to be decided since the product likely won't be here until 2015 now.

Since it is still in conceptual stage I hope you can propose these two options as design requirement, this would help the laptop to be more productive with numpad and touchscreen. The laptop seems empty without the numpad as well.

sparkle999
10-08-2014, 05:36 PM
...Quite a few ROG buyers want powerful graphics for OpenGL/CL applications, for example.[/B] It offers the great benefits of UHD and IPS display for those color-sensitive applications and single-display multitasking, plus, it's also gaming capable. ...

I agree with this. I very much enjoy pc games but also appreciate a high quality, colour calibrated, high resolution display - my DSLR takes 22MP images hence the high resolution is attractive. The portable/light form factor coupled with a large amount of RAM would help position this product really well with those who need to use adobe CC and suchlike. I really hope you've managed to do something decent with the cooling, and that you settle upon a decent CPU (4xxx) /GPU (9xx) combination that can (a) yield a decent battery run-time for non-gaming use and (b) not overwhelm the cooling system or sound like a hair-dryer.

needspractice
10-11-2014, 03:38 PM
911! GX500! Will It Have 980M and 4K Screen? ASAP? Help! Life or Death!

I need to know if the GX500 is going to have:

01 - 980M with 4GB or 8GB of VRAM?

02 – 4K Screen with 100% GAMA?

03 – Be available anytime soon?

04 – Is there any information you can give on this laptop?

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522GX500%2522%2B%2522980M%2522%26cl ient%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26channel%3Dsb%26biw%3D1247%26bih%3D60 6%26noj%3D1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=fr&u=http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2760570&usg=ALkJrhg4i96IC7EiGh7V8bdFXmP6TyS1EQ

danjw
10-11-2014, 11:40 PM
911! GX500! Will It Have 980M and 4K Screen? ASAP? Help! Life or Death!

I need to know if the GX500 is going to have:

01 - 980M with 4GB or 8GB of VRAM?

02 – 4K Screen with 100% GAMA?

03 – Be available anytime soon?

04 – Is there any information you can give on this laptop?

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522GX500%2522%2B%2522980M%2522%26cl ient%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26channel%3Dsb%26biw%3D1247%26bih%3D60 6%26noj%3D1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=fr&u=http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2760570&usg=ALkJrhg4i96IC7EiGh7V8bdFXmP6TyS1EQ

Marshall recently posted that is won't be available until 2015. He also said that all the specs were up for review.

For lazy people who can't be bothered to go back a page to read what he said: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?51291-Gx500&p=441150&viewfull=1#post441150


"Final specs are still yet to be decided since the product likely won't be here until 2015 now."

_
10-13-2014, 01:45 AM
Yep, sorry about that. I can absolutely say that unless Nvidia will respin 980M on 20nm next year to make it significantly cooler (you're guess is as good as mine what's happening about 20nm GPUs though), it won't be possible to shoehorn it into a 19mm thick chassis though.

Due to the delay, any future announcement will(/should) be made in reference to the launch and retail spec, so as to avoid further confusion (or I will kick some ass here).

yungone11
10-14-2014, 02:04 AM
Yep, sorry about that. I can absolutely say that unless Nvidia will respin 980M on 20nm next year to make it significantly cooler (you're guess is as good as mine what's happening about 20nm GPUs though), it won't be possible to shoehorn it into a 19mm thick chassis though.

Due to the delay, any future announcement will(/should) be made in reference to the launch and retail spec, so as to avoid further confusion (or I will kick some ass here).

Any ideas on what the battery life might be?? I really want a laptop setup like this but anything else with specs close to or better than this, that I am looking at, kind of maxes out at like 3 or 4 hours at most with the settings ridiculously low. Most of the time with the battery only lasting like 2 hours, if that! On an "ultrabook" gaming device, on low energy settings I would want at least 5 or 6 hours.

_
10-14-2014, 02:08 AM
No comment on performance, features or function until launch now sorry. We've gone back to reassess some elements of the design/manufacturing, as we're obsessed with getting it right, hence the delay. As a premium product within a premium brand, you expect nothing less ;)

Almost without exception ALL modern laptops will have battery boost technologies that reduce/modulate clock speeds that are both hardwired into the silicon design and into the greater package. You will almost always get better performance plugged in. You shouldn't need to manually change the settings beyond 'balanced' though, although Nvidia's GeForce Experience software will let you set the FPS target for example.

infinite
10-16-2014, 02:38 AM
Ok.. so the gx500 isn't coming out to play this year. Can anyone give me any info on the NX500? Will that be soon? This month or next?

_
10-16-2014, 03:25 AM
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/Zenbook_NX500/

Should be out very soon, there was a hands-on on Sept 30th.

danjw
10-23-2014, 04:18 PM
It would be awesome if the display supported G-Sync.

infinite
11-02-2014, 05:13 PM
Any details on the release date of the nx500?

_
11-03-2014, 02:56 AM
It would be awesome if the display supported G-Sync.

The current GSync module is huge and 'high' power consumption so impossible to port to any mobile device currently. Future generations might change this however.

Regarding external displays, Nvidia currently doesn't support mobile GPUs for GSync in its drivers.

WhatWorks
11-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Any idea on the approximate release date of GX500? My current laptop is pretty dead and I would like to wait for the GX500 if its going to be released early 2015.

Thanks

_
11-06-2014, 01:52 PM
We're not committing to a release date sorry, only sometime in 2015.

Nico J
11-06-2014, 03:13 PM
G751 is already awesome, Ithink :cool:
I'm in saving money to get one of that , lol

Is GX500 will be better than G751 (in performance) ?

_
11-07-2014, 01:40 AM
G751 is already awesome, Ithink :cool:
I'm in saving money to get one of that , lol

Is GX500 will be better than G751 (in performance) ?

No chance, but it's also half the weight as an ultra-thin. The thermal space is extremely limited. More performance = more transistors = more power/heat. That's why so many ultrabooks go for Intel GPU only.

GX500 is designed to blend portability with gaming/graphics performance (with great style) as best we can. G751 is for performanceperformanceperformance but GX500 is a mix of gamer-plus-business/professional/design, which is very difficult to achieve.

kelsett
12-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Any news ?

_
12-15-2014, 02:25 AM
Only once we have something to say, we'll announce it :) I've noted before it's a ~2015 product (and no, not Jan 1st! :p) with further technology revisions. The spec shown at Computex is no longer true as it's already outdated, but we are not commenting until launch now.

BRSxIgnition
12-15-2014, 02:40 AM
Assuming better support/QC and a better graphics card than a simple 860M, I may be tempted to make the GX500 my next laptop.

Just please.. Don't make it:

Super Expensive.
Super Underpowered. (860M + QHD Screen = Horrible idea. -> 960M + 1080p Screen = Great Idea)

KSin
01-08-2015, 12:39 PM
MarshallR@ASUS, I'm really looking forward to the laptop GX500.
If it contains:
- 512 SSD
- GeForce 965m
- Good price
- At least 4 hours of battery life.
Then I'll buy it immediately. And many of my friends (gamers) in Russia. If not, the MSI GS60 2QE will be the winner.

MarshallR@ASUS, tell me until the summer GX500 will appear in Russia? The UX303LN is still not sold by us...

_
01-09-2015, 01:39 PM
MarshallR@ASUS, I'm really looking forward to the laptop GX500.
If it contains:
- 512 SSD
- GeForce 965m
- Good price
- At least 4 hours of battery life.
Then I'll buy it immediately. And many of my friends (gamers) in Russia. If not, the MSI GS60 2QE will be the winner.

MarshallR@ASUS, tell me until the summer GX500 will appear in Russia? The UX303LN is still not sold by us...

We have no further comment on it sorry.

kelsett
01-14-2015, 10:22 PM
Just came across this:
http://www.cybershack.com.au/news/ces-2015-asus-new-4k-gaming-laptop-surprisingly-thin

Does it have anything to do with the GX500 ? Can't seem to find any other site mentioning this laptop...

_
01-19-2015, 02:21 AM
We'll have news regarding the G501 in a couple of weeks. :) You'll like it ;)

_
02-04-2015, 07:18 AM
Please see here: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57396