ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6″ Gaming Laptop Review

Most gamers want the best possible machine to play their favorite games on, but when they find their perfect machines, they are usually out of their budget and the ones that fit the budget are not satisfying enough. The ASUS K501UW-AB78 is the best new gaming laptop with the most lucrative price.


The chassis or body comes in gray color. The width of this laptop is 15.6-inch, the depth is 10-inch and the thickness is about 0.8-inch. It weighs around 4.4 pounds, which it makes it thinner and lighter than many laptops available in the market.

The inside of this laptop has a dual color scheme of black and silver. The keyboard comes with a number pad, which is suitable not only for gaming but also for the normal needs of the user. The trackpad is just below the keyboard.

The laptop offers three USB ports in total (two 3.0 USB ports and one 2.0 USB port, an HDMI port, a VGA port, and one memory card reader.


The laptop houses Intel Core i7 processor, which is a dual-core one that has a clock speed of 2.5 GHz that can be increased to 3.1 GHz if the user initiates turbo boost. The laptop supports 8GB RAM, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M is the graphics card supported by the ASUS K501UW-AB78. NVIDIA Optimus technology changes the GPU of the laptop depending on the current application the user is executing. The laptop also comes with a 512 GB SSD which can store any kind of file the user wants. It also decreases the boot time and the saving/loading speed of files.

The laptop offers a display of 15.6-inch with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.


The operating system that this device comes with is Windows 10, which runs without lagging and smoothly on this processor. The processor can run multiple applications and games at the same time without any of them lagging. The 8 GB RAM is not much when it comes to running various new games, but the laptop supports it perfectly and can run any software and game on it smoothly. The graphics card comes with 2GB of space dedicated only to visual memory, which makes it suitable to run any kind of game.

The display works great as long as the user is looking from a direct straight angle. Other angles may not display the most clearest of pictures. When viewed from the right angle, the display is clear, the colors are vibrant, and the text is sharp. The screen is perfect for watching movies and TV shows or for doing your work.

The battery life of the laptop is pretty good. It is around 5 to 6 hours but can be reduced up to 3 hours if the user uses it to play some heavy games.


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