ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop

ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop
ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop
Product Code: ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop
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ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, GTX 960M, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD)

ASUS K501UW-AB78 is a perfect choice for everyone who's looking for a professional-looking gaming laptop under their budget.

ASUS K501UW-AB78 is designed with genuine craftsmanship. ASUS has made sure this gaming laptop looks like other productivity laptops – yet feature a lot of power for gaming.

It features a clean and elegant look and feel. Its classy gray metallic cover with a hairline-textured finish adds highly professional touch to it.

Every part of this laptop is perfect in its place. Its 15.6-inch display, hinges, full-sized chiclet keyboard with backlights and trackpad -everything enjoys decent build quality.

Moreover, this 15.6-inch laptop is thin and lightweight. With less than an inch thickness and 4.4 pounds (2 KG) weight, ASUS K501UW can be your mobile gaming companion.

ASUS K501UW-AB78 Gaming Laptop Front

Tech Specs and Performance

ASUS K501UW carries all the power required to provide ultimate gaming experience. It features all-new Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz quad-core processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz. The processor does its job impressively well and provides sufficient power during high-def gaming.

With 8GB DDR4 RAM in place, ASUS K501UW has a lot of room for multitasking. Whether you’re playing HD game on it or working on multiple projects together, you get lag-free performance thanks to its fast RAM. Of course, 8GB RAM is not the highest amount in gaming laptops – but it does its job as expected.

A gaming laptop isn’t complete without a powerful graphics card. ASUS K501UW-AB78 features 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gaming graphics card which outputs stunning gaming performance. GTX 960M is one of the best graphics cards available in the budget-friendly range. With its 4GB dedicated graphics memory, you will not be disappointed.


For storage, ASUS K501UW carries a 512GB SSD drive. SSD storage provides lightning-fast transfer speeds while also improving boot up times. 512GD is a lot of storage at this price provided the cost of including SSDs in laptops.

When everything starts working together, you get to experience a whole new level of gaming on ASUS K501UW. Graphics comes alive on its gorgeous 15.6-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It would have been better to see an IPS display but it should not be complained about.

For sound, ASUS K501UW features ASUS SonicMaster technology which provides studio-quality, professional sound output. It improves entertainment experience to a great extent.

To overcome heat issues during gaming, ASUS has packed this laptop with Smart Dual Fan Cooling System and IceCool Technology. Thanks to these technologies, heat becomes less of a problem while gaming or performing extensive tasks. While you’re not gaming, you will love to put it on your lap and work for long hours.

ASUS IceCool Technology

K501UW provides 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA ports and a card reader. For wireless connectivity, it features gigabit dual-band 802.11AC Wi-Fi which provides blazing-fast network connectivity.

Overall, ASUS K501UW features highly promising tech specs and provides deeply satisfying gaming experience.


The lightweight and high-capacity battery of ASUS K501UW provides somewhere around 6 to 7 hours of usage on a single charge. Of course, you will not get the same battery backup while enjoying high-def games. Still, 7 hours of average battery backup isn’t bad for other tasks.

ASUS K501UW-AB78: Overall Impressions

Overall, ASUS K501UW is a promising gaming laptop. It looks and feels like an executive-class laptop, carries a lot of good features and provides highly satisfying gaming performance. It’s a perfect choice for everyone who ever wished to carry their gaming laptop everywhere they go.


  • Powerful 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz (Turbo up to 3.1GHz). Skylake
  • 15.6 inches Matte FHD display. 1920 by 1080 resolution. Windows 10 Operating System.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gaming graphic card; 8GB RAM; 512GB SSD Storage. Backlit keyboard.
  • Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
  • 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1x HDMI, 1x Card Reader