Product Listing
360fly Inc3M3R SystemA.C.RyanA4TechabitAcBelAcerActivisionADATAadidasAdobeAdonitAeneonAerocoolAigoAKGAlbatronAlcatelAlienwareAltec LansingAMAAmazonAMDAntecAOCAOpenAorusAppleArchosArctic CoolingASRockAstoneASUSAudio TechnicaAuzenAVerMediaAVFAxiooAztechBang & OlufsenBehringerBelkinBenQBeyerdynamicBgearsBIOSTARBitFenixBlackBerryBlueAntBluetrekBoseBowers & WilkinsBrotherBrydgeBuffaloCanonCasioCayenneChaintechChenbroChoiixClub 3DComproCooler MastercoregaCorsairCougarCowonCreativeCrossroadsCrucialCyberLinkD-LinkDellDenonDFIDigidockDisneyDJIDopodDViCODysonEAECSEdifierEdimaxeGearEmtecEnermaxEnGeniusEPoXEpsonESETEubiqEvercoolEVGAExcelStorFiiOFilcoFitbitFocalForce3DFoxconnFreecomFSPFuji XeroxFujifilmFujitsuG.SKILLGainwardGalaxyGamers HideoutGarminGarmin-AsusGatewayGeCubeGeilGenevaGeniusGigabyteGoGearGoogleGoProGoshGP BatteriesHandiiHarman KardonHISHitachiHoluxhonorHPHTCHuaweiHyperDriveHyperXi-mateiCuteiFrogziHomeIKONIKILLEGEARImationIn WinInnergieInno3DINQIntelIomegaIPROiRiveriRobotIrrational GamesiSmartiTechIXOSJabraJawboneJaysJBLJetdriveJetwayJVCKasperskyKikkerlandKingmaxKingstonKlipschKratorKworldLaCieLanCoolLeadtekLEAGOOLeicaLenovoLexarLexmarkLGLian-LiLinksysLite-OnLivescribeLogitechLomographyLOTISLoweproLytroManliMaxtorMcAfeeMediaGateMeizuMemorexMicrosoftMiLiMioMobileGearMonsterMotorolaMSIMtronMWgNADNECNEONeroNetgearNew Potato TechnologiesNike+NikonNintendoNoctuaNokiaNoontecNortekNotion InkNuanceNVIDIANZXTO2OCZOkiOlympusOnePlusOnkyoOppoOrbitaORtekOSIMOvationOzakiPackard BellPalitPalmPanasonicPandaParallelsPatriotPC ToolsPebblePenDrivePentaxPfeiffer LabPhilippe StarckPhilipsPioneerPixel MagicPlantronicsPlextorPolaroidPowerColorPowerLogicPQIPrimo Mobile ProlimatechProlinkQNAPQuantic DreamRapsodyRazerRedFoxRevoRicohRoccatRosewillRuckus WirelessSagerSamsungSandiskSanyoSapphireSarotechSeagateSennheiserSensonicSharpShincoShureShuttleSilverStoneSISOSkullcandySMCSonicGearSonySony EricssonSoundfreaqSparkleSPEEDSphereXSteelSeriesStudio NeatSunrise AudioSuzukiSwiftpointSymantecSynologyTargusTDKTeam GroupTenBuThe Neat CompanyThecusThermalrightThermaltakeThink GeekThink OutsideTitanTomTomToshibaTP-LinkTranscendTrend MicroTRENDnetTrextaUbisoftUltimate EarsVehoVerbatimVertixViewsonicVilivvivoVosonicVoxWacomWestern DigitalWhatever it TakesWikoWilliams-SonomaX-miniXFXXiaomiXigmatekXpertVisionXtremeMacYamahaYeongYangZalmanZEROthermZippyZoomZotacZowieZTEZyXEL
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) review: A slim powerhouse
By Koh Wanzi - 5 Oct 2018

Introduction

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501

A new, more traditional Zephyrus

ASUS is growing its Zephyrus family of notebooks. The original Zephyrus (GX501) was an impressive specimen of a notebook with a slim and light design, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, and a novel cooling solution. However, it was also prohibitively expensive at S$4,898, which put it out of reach of many customers. 

The ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) and ROG Zephyrus S are the latest additions to the family, boasting similarly svelte designs but more affordable specifications. 

I'll be looking at the Zephyrus M today, a 15.6-inch notebook that retains aspects of the original Zephyrus' design while returning to a more conventional look. For starters, the keyboard and trackpad have returned to their traditional positions, but the bottom of the notebook still drops open when the lid is raised for additional ventilation. 

Here's an overview of its specifications:

  • 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel 144Hz G-Sync IPS display
  • Intel Core i7-8750H (2.2GHz, 9MB L3 cache)
  • 16GB single-channel DDR4-2666 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD + 1TB 5,400RPM FireCuda SSHD
  • 55Wh battery
  • 384 x 262 x 17.5-19.9mm
  • 2.45kg

The laptop will cost you S$3,898 – not cheap, but still a thousand dollars less than the first Zephyrus. Here's a closer look at what the Zephyrus M brings to the table. 

Obsessed with technology?
Subscribe to the latest tech news as well as exciting promotions from us and our partners!
By subscribing, you indicate that you have read & understood the SPH's Privacy Policy and PDPA Statement.