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Araq
12-30-2015, 10:01 AM
Hello,

I noticed this "new?" version of the Asus G501 (G501VW) on the Asus official global site (Only site where I could find it), but im having a hard time finding any kind of topics or discussion about it on the internet. So im wondering is this some kind of To-be released version that has not hit the market or even the "reviewers" yet?

I listed the specs (taken from ASUS) and the link to the G501VW "promo" page
https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-G501VW/

From what I could gather, its getting a few nice updates to the chipset and memory but unfortunately the GPU remains the same.

In case this is some kind of special-order version, that has been around for long and im just too bad to find the right information about it, feel free to point it out..

Im looking for an upgrade to my old ASUS (G55VW) and I like the G501 (solid build, good specs etc.) The GPU is the only thing that is imo only "decent"

What are your thoughts about this "new" version and does anyone have more information about it? And are there any rumors of new upcoming 15inch G-series laptops? (mainly with upgraded GPU)


ROG G501VW

(ASUS G501JW specs in red.)



Processor

Intel® Core™ i7 6700HQ Processor,
Intel® Core™ i7 4720HQ Processor

Operating System

Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro

Chipset

Intel® HM170 Chipset
Intel® HM87 Express Chipset

Memory

DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM, up to 16 G, OnBoard Memory 8 GB , 1x DIMM socket
DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM, OnBoard Memory 4 GB / 8 GB, 1x DIMM socket, DIMM Up to 16 G


Display

15.6" 16:9 IPS UHD (3840 x 2160)/IPS FHD (1920x1080) Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology, Zero Bright Dot
15.6" 16:9 IPS UHD (3840 x 2160)/IPS FHD (1920x1080)
Graphic

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 2G/4G GDDR5 VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 2G/4G GDDR5 VRAM

Storage

2.5" 7mm SATA3
- 1TB HDD 5400 RPM
- 128GB SSD
- 256GB SSD

SATA III SSD
PCIE x 4 512G
- 128GB
- 256GB
- 1TB HDD 5400 RPM
PCIE x 4 512G

Card Reader

2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDXC/ MMC)

Camera

HD Web Camera

Networking

Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 ac
Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0
10/100 Base T

Interface

1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
1 x USB 3.1 TYPE C port(s)
3 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x HDMI
1 x Thunderbolt port

1 x COMBO audio jack
3 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x HDMI
1 x WLAN On/Off Switch
1 x mini Display Port
1 x Thunderbolt port (On selected models)
1 x SD card reader
1X AC adapter plug
1 x Volume up/down
1 x Screen switch


Audio

Built-in Stereo W Speakers And Array Microphone
Bang & Olufsen
Support Windows 10 Cortana with Voice

Built-in 2 Speaker(s) And Array Microphone
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®
SonicMaster Premium
ICESound support

Battery

96 Whrs
60 Whrs

Power Adapter

Output :
19 V DC, 6.32 A,
Input :
100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal

Dimensions

383 x 255 x 20.6 ~21.3 mm (WxDxH)
383 x 255 x 20.6 ~ mm (WxDxH)
383 x 255 x 21.3 ~ mm (WxDxH)

Weight

2.06 kg with Battery
2.06 kg

Formiga
01-05-2016, 03:04 PM
Hi, i have the same problem and can't find any information about that.
There is another version, the GL552VX, with this problem, exist only in the asus global

Fallyrim
02-15-2016, 06:17 AM
I would also like to follow up on the availability of the g501vw. It is now February and the g501vw is still not available in the United State. Is it ever going to be released here? If not, then I guess the best option is zenbook pro ux501vw.

WeiXiaoBao09
02-23-2016, 11:44 AM
Hey, ROG G501vw just launched at Malaysia. You may check it on www.asus.com.my , but unfortunately, im just bought G501JW last month.:(:(
Before i get this g501jw, i went around malaysia and singapore for g501jw's news, but dont get any news of G501vw's launch date.
And i decided not to wait for it and go for the 4th gen i7 g501jw.

dramachine
03-02-2016, 11:01 AM
I saw in an FB fan page of Asus that it will be released on March 2016. I do not know if it is real or what. But I hope it will be released somewhat on late March or early April. If you compare the G501JW and G501VW, It's really a big difference when it comes to processor right? :) (Intel i7 4th Gen vs Intel i7 6th Gen)

dramachine
03-04-2016, 08:50 AM
Gonna post again. It is now released in Mexico and Philippines. ;)

Errenar
03-06-2016, 01:24 AM
Costs an arm and two legs here in the Philippines lol since only the UHD variant is being sold with no info on the FHD one.;((, sadly i already bought a new laptop was really eyeing this one but oh well at least we are slowly seeing it being pushed on the market.;))

delike
03-19-2016, 04:36 PM
Woot... I waited since GX500 announcement. I saw the real GX500 at PAX the same year at Intel booth, but gx500 was not out forever. Then, it's Nvidia and Intel updated their chip. Finally, they have this G501VW in a reasonable upgrade rate.

So in the Best__y website, you can find the list G501VW-BSI7N25
$1099
FHD,
4 cell battery,
no ssd,
6th Gen intel i7,
8G RAM,
2G Nvidia 960M

I saw it on 3/17/2016 at a random search. Well, the No SSD and 4 cells battery thing is a turn off, so I'm going to wait for the 4k version (960m also another turn off but there is no further update on ASUS side) just for the shinny webpages. However, just for my own time-estimation, I noticed the webpage was written "Store pickup available 3/19". Now, it changed to 3/23. Maybe it's a mistake that they listed this G501vw too early. Also, only them has this machine listed...

Anyway, I think the real machine will be out soon...

R_G_C
03-19-2016, 08:11 PM
Woot... I waited since GX500 announcement. I saw the real GX500 at PAX the same year at Intel booth, but gx500 was not out forever. Then, it's Nvidia and Intel updated their chip. Finally, they have this G501VW in a reasonable upgrade rate.

So in the Best__y website, you can find the list G501VW-BSI7N25
$1099
FHD,
4 cell battery,
no ssd,
6th Gen intel i7,
8G RAM,
2G Nvidia 960M

I saw it on 3/17/2016 at a random search. Well, the No SSD and 4 cells battery thing is a turn off, so I'm going to wait for the 4k version (960m also another turn off but there is no further update on ASUS side) just for the shinny webpages. However, just for my own time-estimation, I noticed the webpage was written "Store pickup available 3/19". Now, it changed to 3/23. Maybe it's a mistake that they listed this G501vw too early. Also, only them has this machine listed...

Anyway, I think the real machine will be out soon...

It's out.
Bought one last week
Asus ROG-G501VW FY031T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HD+128 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4G, Windows 10

thelitelone32
03-21-2016, 11:39 PM
It's out.
Bought one last week
Asus ROG-G501VW FY031T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HD+128 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4G, Windows 10


Did you buy this in the usa?! I want that model, not the one best buy has right now with the 4cell battery.

dramachine
03-23-2016, 06:11 AM
Just bought G501VW last week. Battery life is good (almost 5-6 hours for just surfing the net). It's G501VW-FI054T
(15.6-inch UHD Intel Core i7-6700HQ/12GB/1GB+128GB SSD/4GB GTX960M/Windows 10)

It's the Philippines variant of G501VW. It's expensive of course lol. It costs around $2,000 if you convert it from our currency.