ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Zephyrus M (GM501)

    World's slimmest gaming laptop with up to an 8th Gen Intel Core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, featuring an ultra-responsive 144Hz, 3ms IPS-level display

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 3, 2018 —ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Zephyrus M, the world's slimmest gaming laptop to be powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics.
    Zephyrus M features an IPS-level display with a superfast 144Hz refresh rate, lightning-quick 3ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology. It also features the new Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) to improve cooling performance under high load. ROG-exclusive software lets gamers switch between integrated and discrete GPU modes: the Optimus power-saving mode prolongs battery life, while the G-SYNC mode unleashes the full power of the GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics card.

    Elevating gaming performance to new heights

    ROG Zephyrus M brings gaming-desktop levels of performance to the gaming laptop scene, with up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor with 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel memory, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. It also features cutting-edge storage with an up to 512GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD and a 1TB Seagate® FireCuda™ SSHD.

    Supersmooth, seamless visuals

    Zephyrus M features an ultra-responsive 15.6-inch IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for supersmooth, seamless visuals. A wide 72% NTSC color gamut guarantees great color contrast and color reproduction, while wide-view technology ensures colors stay true, even when viewed from angles of up to 178°.

    ROG Active Aerodynamic System (AAS)

    The cutting-edge AAS allows Zephyrus M to run cool and quiet without sacrificing performance. Opening the lid reveals an underside vent that leads to a 9mm-high air chamber. Compared to traditional laptop designs, the AAS creates 20% more space for air circulation, increases airflow by up to 32%, and reduces internal temperatures by up to 20%.
    A four-quadrant anti-dust design prevents dust particles and dirt from entering the system when the lid is open; while the patented Anti-Dust Cooling system actively expels dust particles and dirt through tunnels to prevent build-up in the thermal fins to increase system stability and lifespan. Two high-performance, dual-outlet fans blow air through ultraslim fins, while the unique heat-pipe architecture cools the CPU, GPU, and chipset power components independently.

    Switchable GPU software

    Zephyrus M features the world’s first switchable GPU modes so gamers can choose between power-saving or discrete-graphics modes. The Optimus power-saving mode turns off NVIDIA G-SYNC, prolonging battery life to provide up to six hours of web-browsing time over Wi-Fi. G-SYNC mode enables discrete graphics, allowing gamers to get the most out of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card for the best gaming experience ever. Both modes can be easily accessed on the ROG Gaming Center dashboard.

    Synchronized Aura lighting

    Aura Sync lets gamers customize and sync up light effects with Aura Sync-enabled gaming mice, headsets, keyboards and other peripherals. Aura Sync offers several unique preset lighting modes, including color cycle, music synchronization, and CPU temperature. It can even be programmed with personalized color schemes.