View Full Version : What is the normal G501 Battery life?

11-06-2015, 01:40 PM

From the beginning, I have suspected the battery of my G501 is somehow bad. In web surfing, the max I have gotten out of it is around 2 hours max. If I do anything more intensive, it gets worse. Everything has been set to power saver.

How much battery life can you get out of your G501s? I have the 1080p version.

11-12-2015, 02:00 AM
My ex-coworker owns a G501 and he can only game for around 2 hours max, generally with just normal work it can last just over 3 hours. Only getting 2 hours from surfing is a bit on the low side, maybe you should consider buying a higher cell OEM battery replacement.

11-16-2015, 12:21 PM
The issue with the G501 is that you can get a laptop with similar internal components for a fraction of the price, such as the Lenovo Y50 with the i7-4720HQ, 960M, and a 1080p IPS display. It starts at $900 for an 860M model, and considering the 960M is just a slightly overclocked 860M, you might not even bother with a 960M model. Even after you upgrade it with an SSD, you are still looking at $1000-$1100, compared to a starting price of $2000 for the G501. The Y50 weighs 5.29 lbs compared to 4.3 lbs for the G501, but is a one pound weight savings worth a $900 price premium? As for battery life, the Lenovo comes with a rather small 54 W-hr battery, but I have seen conflicting info about the G501. On the Asus website, it lists both a 60 W-hr and a 96 W-hr battery, while store.asus.com only lists a 56 W-hr battery. If it is in fact the 96 W-hr battery, that should give it a considerable advantage in battery runtime over competing models, but if it is one of the other sizes, then it won't be anything special.

Alternatively, you can stay in the same price range and get a laptop with drastically better performance. The Sager NP8651 comes with a 970M, which absolutely smokes the 960M, and has space for 1 HDD and 2 SSDs or up to 4 SSDs, along with space for up to 32GB of RAM, and the option to upgrade to a 4K display. It starts at around $1300, and even with a display upgrade, 16GB RAM, and an SSD, it will still be cheaper than the G501. It weighs 5.5 lbs; while not as light as the G501 or the HP Omen, it is still light by gaming standards and has *far* superior cooling. It gets about 4 hours of battery life with light tasks.

Mochammad Mirsha
11-23-2015, 11:06 PM
mine stay for 3 hours. I been watching movies only.

11-30-2015, 02:06 PM
Thats not normal if i surf the web or even play some small games with my G501 ill be ok for about 8 hours something is not right with ur pc batt .......

01-13-2016, 02:51 AM
Hello, I've read that ASUS ROG G501 is a gaming laptop with a battery life between 3 hours to 6 hours. However, my nephew's battery can only be used for only 3 hours at the most.

11-08-2017, 06:31 PM
Two versions of G501VW are available, with two different battery sizes and SSD setups. So it depends on your internal configuration. I have 96whrs battery which gives 4-5 hrs use on the 4k display in balanced power settings. The larger battery comes at the cost of using up the spare slot for SSD and slightly heavier laptop.