ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop, GU502GW-AH76, i7-9750H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Review

ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop, GU502GW-AH76

ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop, GU502GW-AH76, i7-9750H

Black ROG Zephyrus M (GU502GW-AH76) is an ultra-slim, lightweight and portable premium 15.6” gaming laptop with the high-end specs like the 9th generation powerful Intel i7 processor, RTX 2070 graphics card, very large 1TB SSD storage, 16GB memory and Windows 10 Home operating system.

It is rated a 4.8 out of 5 by 8 customers on the day of this product review as an indication of decent customer satisfaction despite its high price tag. There is a 350 dollar cheaper option on the same product page at Amazon that you may want to check out, the glacier blue GU502GU-XH74-BL model with the 512GB SSD and GTX 1660Ti graphics card. The quarter 2 of 2019 release hexa-core Intel i7-9750H processor has an impressive Passmark benchmark score of 13541 as a very powerful processor. It runs at a base speed of 2.6GHz up to 4.5GHz with the turbo boost function.

The typical Thermal Design Power- TDP is 45 watts for the system consuming quite a bit of energy and the battery life is not very long especially when you’re gaming. 16GB DDR4 RAM at 2666MHz offers a great deal of multitasking power that will be sufficient for most computer users. You can have many browsers, apps and programs running at the same time and you shouldn’t have any problems. 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive offers ample local storage space and snappy performance overall by opening the files, booting up and shutting down faster.

15.6-inch Full HD IPS Type Pantone validated display has the ultra-narrow 6.2mm bezels for an 81% screen-to-body ratio, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, 3ms grey-to-grey response time and the IPS panel with 178-degree viewing angles. The built-in GPU is the Intel UHD Graphics 630 with an average performance level that is suitable for not so demanding games. It will be used for regular daily media tasks and the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q with the 8GB GDDR6 memory will be used for heavy multimedia tasks and advanced gaming. You can play the most demanding of the latest titles at higher settings and resolutions.

It has an ultra slim 15.6” metal chassis that weighs 4.39 pounds and measures 14.17 x 9.92 x 0.78 inches- is 18.9mm thin. The ROG intelligent cooling Thermal system has the dual 12V fans and the adjustable fan modes and the anti-dust technology. Fans get a bit loud in the turbo mode, but nothing over the top to distract you from your game. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, RJ-45 connector for Ethernet, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A, a USB 3.1 ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop ConnectivityGen 2 Type C, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A, Audio jack: Mic in, a 3.5mm audio jack, an HDMI 2.0B output and Kensington Lock to lock your PC to a fixture for security. It doesn’t come with an SD card reader or an Optical Drive but you have the Bluetooth and USB ports to hook up an external drive.

You can take this lightweight, slim and portable hybrid gaming laptop anywhere you go and it will be resilient with its solid metal chassis. Sound quality is very good through the built-in stereo speakers with an amazing 3D feel. It comes with a bit of bloatware that you may want to delete when you first start the machine. There is no webcam on this computer and you need to connect an external one if you will need a webcam. The keyboard is very solid without any flex and backlit for gaming, has the Aura function with the keys illuminated in different colors and patterns. You can expect awesome well-rounded performance from the the New ROG Zephyrus M, for gaming and other tasks. It comes with one year international Asus warranty that is valid in the US and overseas.

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