Computex 2014: ASUS ROG Announces GX500 Ultra Thin 15.6" 4K Gaming Notebook

Subject: Mobile | June 2, 2014 - 08:46 PM |
Tagged: UHD, M.2, gaming laptop, core i7, computex 2014, computex, ASUS ROG, asus, 4k, 15.6 inch

The GX500 is ASUS’s new ultrabook-thin 15.6" gaming laptop from the ROG series, and it features a very impressive 4K screen.

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This...isn't your average gaming laptop

Just 0.75” thick (but weighing a robust 4.85lbs - though not bad for a 15.6" gaming machine) the GX500 has some very impressive specs. Running up to an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics, and what sounds like an awesome UHD 3840 x 2160-pixel display with ASUS “VisualMaster technology” for a claimed 100% NTSC wide color gamut, which is a world-first on a notebook according to ASUS.

The GX500 also includes a M.2 SSD running on a full PCIe x4 connection, and features a dual-fan cooling system to keep thermals in check in what ASUS says is the worlds thinnest 15” gaming notebook.

ASUS has not announced pricing, but states that it will be dependent upon configuration. The ASUS ROG GX500 will be available in Q3 2014.

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Source: ASUS
June 2, 2014 | 09:12 PM - Posted by PapaDragon

Razer Blade who/what..

Nice!!!!

June 2, 2014 | 09:15 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Should the second paragraph be GX500 not GX400?

As for the laptop itself, cool idea, I just don't think an 860M is going to be powerful enough GPU to effectively game on a 3840 x 2160 screen. SLI, MAYBE, but I doubt it. But that thin, heats gotta be a huge concern with regards to more powerful GPUs.

June 2, 2014 | 10:31 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Fixed, thanks!

June 3, 2014 | 08:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If the Maxwell 860M is ~10% faster than its Kepler 860M and 770M counterparts, then it would be about as powerful as a 680M, perhaps? Probably not at higher resolutions/AA though.

It may be powerful enough to run 4K low-med, likely 1080p ultra, for sure 1440p med, but "Will it only get 2GB RAM?" is the question.

Also, from some other pictures online, it looks like it has a mini DP port. Glad to see they at least considered that 4K output beyond crappy HDMI would be beneficial.

June 2, 2014 | 09:50 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If this cost below $2k then I will definitely get it. I am dreaming though. :(

June 3, 2014 | 03:41 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Does it have a complete and _functional_ keypad? I can't tell from pics and after that disaster called Asus G74, I'm extremely cautious buying another lappy from them.

June 3, 2014 | 03:52 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I would guess that it doesnt, since you are able to see where the arrow keys are placed. And I highly doubt that someone would place the arrows to the right of the keypad

June 21, 2014 | 06:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Apparently the price is between $1799 and $1999 according to an Asus Rep. Don't quote me. Taken from Yahoo news. https://news.yahoo.com/asus-rog-gx500-packs-4k-151353573.html

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