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Asus ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop (GU502GU-XB74)

Asus ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop (GU502GU-XB74)

This gaming laptop is strong enough to handle most games out there and features a rather large battery, making it a bit less dependant on the power outlet than most gaming laptops on the market.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Slow storage. Once started, this Laptop should perform ok, however, expect it to take some time to start up, launch programs and open large documents. This could potentially be fixed by replacing the hard drive with a faster component but I couldn't confirm that it is indeed an option in this case.$60+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.$20+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $1980.

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Graphic Designer
  • Serious Music Producer
  • And more!

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), 141.21 PPI, IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i7-9750H, 6 cores clocked from 2.6 to 4.5 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total

Battery

76Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w36 × d25.2 × h1.89

Dimensions (in): w14.17 × d9.92 × h0.74

Weight (kg): 1.9

Weight (lbs.): 4.19

Features

  • Backlit
  • RGB Lighting
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Memory: Can be extended but not replaced

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

Additional Ressources

Pricing and Current Offers

No Offers found in Canada.

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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