Asus G501VW Teardown
Background and Identification
The Asus G501VW-FY081T is a 15.6-inch notebook released by Asus in 2016 as a part of the Republic of Gamer series. It was designed as a compact gaming laptop and is generally called the Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) G501.
The Asus ROG G501 includes an Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series graphics. It also features Asus’ Hyper Cool Technology, which is designed to keep the laptop cool to improve performance at high speeds.
The Asus ROG G501 does not include an Ethernet port, which is considered unusual for a gaming notebook, but it does include a Thunderbolt 3 port. The laptop features an all-aluminum body with a plastic hinge and red highlights for the trackpad, logo, and keyboard. The left side of the laptop includes one USB 3.0 and USB-C 3.1 port in addition to an HDMI port and power jack. The laptop’s right side includes two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5-millimeter audio jack. The Asus ROG G501’s speakers are located at the bottom of the laptop and its non-removable battery pack is placed near the front of the laptop. A non-removable battery includes permanent adhesives that make battery repair and replacement more difficult than for removable batteries, but not necessarily impossible.
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 6700HQ Processor,
- Windows 10 Home－ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business.
- Windows 10 Pro - ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business.
Chipset: Intel® HM170 Chipset
Memory: DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM, up to 16 GB, OnBoard Memory 8 GB , 1x DIMM socket
Display: 15.6'' 16:9 IPS UHD (3840 x 2160)/IPS FHD (1920x1080) Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology, Zero Bright Dot
Graphic: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 2G/4G GDDR5 VRAM
- 2.5" 7mm SATA3
- 1TB HDD 5400 RPM
- 128GB SSD
- 256GB SSD
- PCIE x 4 512G
Card Reader: 2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDXC/ MMC)
Camera: HD webcam
- Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 ac
- Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0
- 10/100 Base T
- 1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
- 1 x Type-A USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
- 3 x Type-A USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
- 1 x HDMI
- 1 x Thunderbolt port
- Built-in W Stereo Speakers with Array Microphone
- Bang & Olufsen
- Supports Windows 10 Cortana with Voice
- 96 Whrs
- 60 Whrs
- Plug type: ø4.5 (mm)
- 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)
Weight: 2.06 lbs with battery
Certificates: UL, TÜV, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, CB, Energy Star, RoHS, JATE