Asus K501UX(-AH71) 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Core i7, Nvidia 950M, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10)

The Asus K501UX(-AH71) is one of the most affordable laptops aimed at gaming. The K501UX-AH71 as the only available model from the brand new K501UX series features a 15.6-inch Full HD display, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M dedicated video card, Intel Core i7-6500U processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD storage, the latest Windows 10 Home operating system, keyboard backlight, and a sleek aluminum chassis.

In detail, the screen has a great pixel count of 1920×1080 pixels for a sharp picture and lots of space for displaying user interfaces of programs and Windows 10. The panel has anti-glare coating on the top of it, but lacks IPS technology for wide viewing angles and touch functionality. The screen and game rendering are managed by the GeForce GTX 950M with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. The GPU is a mid-range discrete graphics solution, which can run all the latest blockbuster PC games, but with lowered detail settings in some of them. The i7-6500U dual-core processor from the recently released 6th Gen Intel Core Skylake family isn’t a top-tier quad-core chip we are used to see in gaming laptops, but is still its a fast CPU. 8GB of RAM is enough for day-to-day multitasking and supporting the popular games. 256GB of solid state drive-based storage doesn’t deliver a lot of capacity, which can be troublesome if you plan to install multiple large 50GB+ games on it. But, since its an SSD and not a laggy mechanical HDD, data read and write speeds, system boot-up, and program and game loading will be much faster.

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The Asus K501UX-AH71 doesn’t have a built-in DVD drive, but all other standard laptop features are present. The system includes stereo speakers with larger-than-average resonance chambers for improved sound, a web camera (with low VGA picture quality), 802.11AC wireless and Ethernet LAN wired network connections, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI video output, a combo audio port, and an SD memory card reader.

The base of the notebook carries a full-size keyboard with chiclet-style illuminated keys and a dedicated numeric pad, accompanied by a spacious touchpad with integrated buttons. The palmrest is covered with sand-blasted silver-colored finish, while the screen lid sports brushed metal “hairline” finish. The casing features a robust dual-fan solution for better cooling of the components, but is still quite thin with a profile of 0.9. The machine weighs in at 4.4 pounds, which is an extremely light weight for a gaming-capable laptop.

The battery capacity of 48 Whr isn’t bad at all, but keep in mind that the K501UX-AH71 has a power-hungry video card and FHD screen. Therefore, you can expect it to have an insanely long battery life, especially durig gaming.


Specifications of the ASUS K501UX(-AH71)

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Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)



Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i7-6500U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.5-3.1GHz 4MB Cache (~4,450 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video Card

System Memory (RAM)




DVD Optical Drive



Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack





Ethernet LAN


3G - 4G Mobile Broadband





2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)


4-cell 48 WHr


4.4 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home



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