ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, GTX 960M, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD) Glacier Grey

Looking for a fast ultrabook with great design/build quality

Posted on: June 17, 2017 by HungN24

How about a Asus K501UW-AB78 ?
*Only $819
* 4.4 lbs, 0.8″ thick
* i7-6500u
* gtx 960m
* 8gb ram and 512 gb SSD

Also it has an IPS screen

Laptop for video editing and college engineering student under $800 US

Posted on: April 3, 2017 by theoruss

Portable, lightweight, responsive, good battery-life, realiable (because of the SSD): Asus K501UW i7/8gb/512gb SSD/960M a lot of people dont like the panel on this one.

If you wanted better performance for video edits, cad work etc this Dell is solid, but you trade off the SSD for a mechanical HDD but you do get a quad-core cpu. For school and travel, the ssd is the safer bet 🙂

Gaming laptop opinions $800-$1000

Posted on: April 2, 2017 by CSGOfatts

I have looked at that one. I guess do you think there is that big of a difference between that one and this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01DT49XN8/ref=psdcmw_13896615011_t2_B01N12YZ7B

There are slight differences. Will 16gb ram be that noticeable vs 8? I have seen that 16 is better with i7 but is it worth it?

Looking for a slim Gaming Laptop

Posted on: March 29, 2017 by cdmDDS

Slim, High end graphics card, non-gaming, under $1000… asking a lot!

I would say either this ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, GTX 960M, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD) Glacier Grey but it will likely struggle to play GTA V/ Witcher 3 at high settings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT49XN8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Y5Z2ybSZ17429

Or if you can stretch your budget a bit go for a refurbished Dell XPS15. Here’s THIS years model with a GTX 1050 gpu for $1040! I really think you should jump on this, it’s got about everything you want. The 1050 is much better than a 960m for gaming on high settings. Only downside is it’s got an HDD main storage but that’s easy to swap out for an SSD in the future if you want. The xps15 is very slim and sleek, professional looking. It’s a 15″ laptop in the footprint of a 14″ laptop. Really nice display, thin bezel (this is a 1080p model, no way to get a 4K under$1k).

http://outlet.us.dell.com/ArbOnlineSales/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh&sign=PXhcOSHtr1T4IOw%2fPR7UdaNdt2uVbuAlAxERaunxvaRKN72EbMKFDQJnI928%2b7Qa%2f1GSo5vvbJw0xkupBZjVChk%2bzCDrAMnIBzW8XMeiolrIIcorxa7LGOPqQydiuhZ2%2bpao6AypZgVQZUxIutOPqWFhaMoEKgNPBz8Njq2wACUJ952n3Wo5sGlBROgT8PcWfe%2b4btP4nDBC3meAHgEszpmeakcYNSbb

Gaming Laptop that looks normal U.S. ($700-1200)

Posted on: March 16, 2017 by StepanTheCompetition

I like it, but I don’t know about the design. I want a normal looking laptop. It’s really close to what I would like, but the front with those two indents on the left and the right are ugly. Great specs and great price, but I have to think about it. Best case scenario I want something that looks like [this] (https://www.amazon.com/K501UW-AB78-15-6-inch-Full-HD-Gaming-Glacier/dp/B01DT49XN8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1489671917&sr=1-1&keywords=ASUS+K501UW-AB78)

Edit: I could always try and buy a case for it

H1z1/school laptop. USA- preferably $800 and under

Posted on: March 12, 2017 by SchwiftyRumble

https://www.amazon.com/K501UW-AB78-15-6-inch-Full-HD-Gaming-Glacier/dp/B01DT49XN8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1489297606&sr=1-1&refinements=p_36%3A-85000%2Cp_72%3A1248879011

This is by far the best deal I could find for $800 on Amazon. Really great specs all-around and that seems to be what you’re looking for. I would definitely buy this if you are going off of highest performance; should be able to play H1Z1 and most other games at over 60fps with high graphic settings. Hope this helped!

Under $900 lightweight, some gaming for US student.

Posted on: March 2, 2017 by The---Technician

Based on the fact that you want a laptop under 5 pounds and one which will run Overwatch at 30 fps or higher, I pick out this ASUS K501UW-AB78 for you. It has a dual core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, a fast 512 GB SSD and a nice gtx 960m graphics card. This laptop will run Overwatch and similar games very well and weighs only 4.4 pounds which makes it a perfect one to bring around.

Best portable laptop (weight/size/bat) with dGPU $950 or lower - general use + light gaming

Posted on: February 25, 2017 by OlegRu

Yeah /u/LonerIM2 – I’m actually driving myself completely nuts over this!!! I am freaking out because I have to go overseas for 5 months, in a week, and I need to have this laptop shipped to me, have time to set it up and load all my info on there from my brother’s external HD, and to make sure there aren’t any problems before I go!!!
I am really hoping to buy one between today and tomorrow latest!

Yes, I am used to TN screens.

1. Do you think that the TN screen on the ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, GTX 960M, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD) is really that horrible that it overrides every other feature of this laptop for my case, which are otherwise perfect?

Pros:

– i7
– Nice size SSD
– Lightweight at 4.4lbs
– Sleek design

Cons:

– non-IPS display which is heavily criticized in the reviews (check it out) and the thing people on forums seem to shy away from
– Dual core

2. What do you think of this HP Pavilion Notebook, Intel Core I5-6300Hq, 12GB RAM, 1TB HHD (15-bc020nr) in my context?

Pros:

– 12GB RAM
– 1TB of storage, non-SSD but 7200 RPM
– Lightweight at 4.8lbs
– Nice IPS display

Cons:

– i5 (don’t think this is important)
– No reviews on Amazon

3. Then there’s this Dell Inspiron i7559-5012GRY 15.6″ UHD (3840×2160) 4k Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 8 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

Pros:

– i7
– 1TB storage + 8GB SSD Hybrid
– Lightweight at 4.6lbs (unconfirmed)
– Amazon page claims that this has a “5.6-inch 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED-Backlit Touch IPS” display, but haven’t been able to confirm by googling around (maybe someone can confirm this)

Cons:

– Seems that weight is actually 5.6lbs according to other sites (I’m looking for something lighter)
– Very mixed reviews

Would be great if others, like /u/shopineer and /u/Explosivious could weigh in on this too.

**Guys please help me so I can buy something already – I’m going f’n nuts here!!!**

~1000 US Programming g and light gaming laptop for college student

Posted on: February 12, 2017 by The---Technician

I would go with the **ASUS K501UW-AB78**.. It will run Overwatch pretty excellently and it’s slim , sleek design is more appropriate for the school setting than the Dell which does have more processing power which you probably wouldn’t use anyways. The HP ENVY 13-ab016nr is nice but the lack of a dedicated graphics card pushes it back. This **ASUS ZX53VW** would also be very nice pick that has a more powerful processor than the K501UW-AB78 which has a dual core i7.

Looking for a gaming capable 2 in 1 that doesn't look like a "gamer" laptop ($1200)

Posted on: February 9, 2017 by Michiganders

Unfortunately there really are not many, if any, gaming laptops that are 2 in 1’s. Your only option is really something like the Lenovo Flex 14 for $580 (refurbished) which has AMD R5 dedicated graphics. It wouldn’t work too well with graphic intensive modern games (even on low settings), but would work fine for games like Overwatch, League of legends, DOTA, etc.

For non 2 in 1 options, maybe look into something like the Asus K501 for $800. Again, it’s not super powerful with only a dual core processor, but it should be more powerful than the Flex 14 and would play most games okay. Obviously graphic intensive ones would have to have settings turned down though.

Above that, maybe look into the Dell XPS 15. It’s one of the best laptops on the market and the new 9560 model with a GTX 1050 just came out. It’s on sale right now for $1234 after a 10% off coupon is applied (for the model with a 256GB SSD) and it has insane value to it. Very well built, very sleek, and a great display + trackpad.

Need A Laptop For College That Can Handle Light Games ($1000 USD)

Posted on: February 9, 2017 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the ASUS K501 for $800. It’s not the most powerful option, but it strikes a good balance between solid specs, decently portable, and a pretty decent battery. It comes with a dual core i7-6500U processor, 8gb of ram and a 512GB SSD. It also has a GTX 960M graphics card which should work well for light and moderate gaming – it would be able to breeze through games like Rocket League. It also has a pretty decent battery lasting 6 or 7 hours of light use, and it’s light for a 15” at 4.4 pounds. It’s display is mediocre though since it’s only a TN panel (still 1080p).

If you wanted to budget you could also look into the Lenovo Ideapad 700 for $550. It would also work well for you with pretty good specs and a moderate weight. It has a quad core i5-6300HQ processor, 12gb of ram, a 1TB HDD and a GTX 950M dGPU. It would also work very well for rocket league. It weighs in at 5.1 pounds, has a 1080p IPS display, and an okay battery life (5-6 hours with light use probably).

Looking for a new laptop. 13-15 inch screen, up to 900 USD budget

Posted on: February 6, 2017 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the ASUS K501 for $800. It’s not the most powerful option, but it strikes a good balance between solid specs, decently portable, and a pretty decent battery. It comes with a dual core i7-6500U processor, 8gb of ram and a 512GB SSD. It also has a GTX 960M graphics card which should work just fine for any photoshop or moderate gaming you find yourself interested in (easily running emulators). It also has a pretty decent battery lasting 6 or 7 hours of light use, and it’s light for a 15” at 4.4 pounds.

Other options to look into are the HP envy 13 for $600. It’s a very solid laptop with good specs including a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb SSD. It weighs in at just 3.07 pounds, has an extremely long battery life, full 1080p IPS display, and a backlit keyboard. It also has HD 620 graphics which should work fine for light gaming including most emulators or for photo editing. It doesn’t have a full number pad though.

Looking for professional looking laptop with power to game; Up to $800; USA

Posted on: January 22, 2017 by Zombie-Feynman

This could be a good option. No SSD at the $800 mark, but that’s a pretty easy upgrade later if you want.

If the ssd is a must and you’re okay with a slightly inferior processor and gpu, this could work.

[USA] Looking for a laptop for video editing/programming/school, 15" minimum, < $1000 if possible

Posted on: January 21, 2017 by trainedtech88

since your friend is already acquainted with light durable pc let me introduce you to this solid ASUS K501UW-AB78. it comes packed with some great specs such as a Powerful 6th generation Intel skylake Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz cpu, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gpu for all your graphic intensive applications, a great 1080p matte fhd display, 8GB RAM, and a massive 512GB SSD Storage which will certainly enhance your boot up as well a program launch speeds. it also has a pretty decent battery life, great full sized keyboard and a nice touch pad.

Future Proof Laptop for college <$1000

Posted on: January 20, 2017 by SeafoodDuder

I’d recommend this Asus.

It has an i7, 512 GB SSD, Dedicated Graphics Card, Backlit Keyboard, should last for a good 8 hours or so. Looks like some amazon reviews don’t like the screen much though.

College and Overwatch laptop (US, $800-$1100)

Posted on: January 20, 2017 by Zombie-Feynman

I think this might be about the closest to what you’re looking for. It tips your scale a bit at 4.4 lbs, but it’s probably the lightest laptop in your price range that’ll play Overwatch on high. Plenty of battery life, and cheap enough that you’ll have a bit of $ left over to upgrade the ram as much as you want. Do note that it’s a dual core i7.

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college) repost, updated.

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by LonerIM2

Well I wouldn’t go with T460, or ThinkPad X1 (although I should add that to my list, thanks for pointing that out), the Dell XPS 15 is a very good option for your usage (older version or the newer one), but I would recommend this ASUS K501UW- because it comes with dual core I7 which is more than enough for your usage, 960M which is not super powerful but more than powerful enough for your usage, 512GB of SSD is a great plus and rare for this price, with full keyboard, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, it is also light weight at 4.4 lbs.

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college).

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by LonerIM2

Ohh in this case no need to buy a “gaming laptop”, I would recommend this ASUS K501UW- because it comes with dual core I7 which is more than enough for your usage, 960M which is not as powerful as the 1060 but way too powerful for both games, 512GB of SSD is a great plus and rare for this price, it is also light weight at 4.4 lbs.

Laptop for playing Kerbal Space Program and Flight Simulator. Up to $900.

Posted on: January 17, 2017 by The---Technician

This ASUS K501UW-AB78 laptop will do the job easily for you and it will give you over 6 hours when not doing intensive gaming. This laptop has a nice i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB fast SSD and a nice gtx 960 graphics card. It will do well at light video editing an CAD and does have a decent keyboard , nice quality display and the great thing is that it doesn’t look like a gaming laptop.

Best laptop for psychologist?

Posted on: January 17, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you think you need a discrete graphic card fr the games you will play then I would recommend this ASUS K501UW- because it has better CPU, better GPU (960M is much better than the 940M on the one you linked), better hard drive( the 512GB SSD is way way better than the 750GB HDD you linked) and the build quality is better and it is still light weight at 4.4 lbs.

[USA] Video editing, audio recording, ~$1000 or less

Posted on: January 15, 2017 by trainedtech88

The ASUS K501UW-AB78 is just the laptop you are looking for. it has a great built quality, a powerful Intel Core i7 cpu, GTX 960M gpu, 8GB DDR4 ram, a massive 512GB SSD a great 1080p screen display, very good battery life and its not too heavy to take around for a day. this laptop will surely do well with the tasks you mentioned.

Looking for laptop for school + some gaming. Any help is appreciated!

Posted on: January 15, 2017 by The---Technician

If you really want the option of running modern games on decent settings, I would recommend you get a laptop that has a quad core processor, instead of that Asus that has only a dual core processor. This Eluktronics N151RD1 Pro Premium Gaming Laptop doesn’t resemble the average gaming laptops, it does have a similar gtx 960 graphics card to the **ASUS K501UW-AB78**, but has a much more powerful processor and 16GB DDR4 instead of 8 GB.. It also has a decent battery life and a very good keyboard for intense typing.

Soon to be college grad, US, 800-1200

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by trainedtech88

Since you would welcome a 15 inch you could consider this pretty decent ASUS K501UW-AB78. its very durable, it has a nice i7 cpu and decent 960m gpu for those games and a massive 512gb ssd storage which will give you fast boot ups as well as program launches, nice full size keyboard and track pad and a good battery life. you could also check out this 2017 New Edition Dell Inspiron which has similar specs but with more storage space.

Mech. engineering (solidworks-MATLAB) budget~$900 USD 13''+ screen

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by SeafoodDuder

Hi Ryuk 🙂

I did some searching and found this at the top of your budget. Seems to meet most of your requirements. I also believe you can upgrade the RAM. 8 GB seems like it could be a bit low for what you’re doing?

Have you thought of a small, Mini-ITX sized PC build with a separate monitor? A lot of the much smaller cases are easier to bring along. 🙂

US <$1000 General Use Laptop

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by LonerIM2

How heavy is your work on CAD/SolidWorks ? because if it is light or medium then I would recommend the ASUS K501UW because it comes with great specs, dual core i7 which is more than powerful enough for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512 GB for faster boot up and loading, high build quality, very good battery life (reviews on amazon range from 6-10 hours of light to medium usage with no gaming), 960M which is powerful enough for your gaming needs 15.6 inch of FULL HD that you will need for photo/video editing and it is light enough for your need at 4.4 lbs.

$1200, 15.6" maximum for writing and light photo editing | USA

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

Since you need something lighter ad your photo/video editing is light work as well then I would recommend this ASUS K501UW because it comes with dual core i7-6500U which should be enough for light video editing, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 512 GB for faster boot up and loading(that way you get the best of both world, SSD storage but still big enough for your needs), high build quality (with very good keyboard and backlit), very good battery life (6 to 9 hours depending on light to medium usage), GPU that should be able to handle video editing with ease, and light weight for its size and power at 4.4 lbs (which is 1.3 lbs lighter than the dell Shopineer suggested) and it is way under your budget.

Need to replace a 5-year-old ThinkPad; budget is flexible

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the ASUS K501UW because it comes with great specs, dual core i7 which is more than powerful enough for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512 GB for faster boot up and loading, high build quality, very good battery life (reviews on amazon range from 6-10 hours of light to medium usage with no gaming), 960M which is powerful enough for your gaming needs expect maybe BF1 (it can run but on lower specs and low FPs, 15.6 inch of FULL HD that you will need for photo/video editing and it is lighter than your current laptop at 4.4 lbs.

Looking for a laptop that is light for a college student

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the ASUS K501UW because it comes with great specs, dual core i7 which is more than powerful enough for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512 GB for faster boot up and loading, high build quality, very good battery life (reviews on amazon range from 6-10 hours of light to medium usage with no gaming), 960M which is powerful enough for your gaming needs expect maybe BF1 (it can run but on lower specs and low FPs, 15.6 inch of FULL HD that you will need for photo/video editing and it is lighter than your current laptop at 4.4 lbs.

Looking for a roughly $1000 or less laptop

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the ASUS K501UW because it comes with great specs, dual core i7 which is enough for your gaming, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, good SSD storage of 512 GB for faster boot up and loading, high build quality, very good battery life (reviews on amazon range from 6-10 hours of light to medium usage with no gaming), 960M which is great for GTA V to run on medium with high FPs and it is somewhat light weight for a gaming at 4.4 lbs.

Or if you want to future prof then I would recommend something with 970M GPU, let me know if you want recommendations with that.

Under $1000 (US) 13-15.6in Portable Laptop with Dedicated Graphics for College

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the ASUS K501 for $830. It meets your needs pretty well with good specs, a light weight, and a decent battery. It’s a 15.6” with a skylake i7 processor (dual core), 8gb of ram, 512GB SSD, and a GTX 960M. The 960M graphics card will work just fine for light and moderate gaming, and can easily run Civ 5 or cities skylines. It weighs in at just 4.4 pounds and has a 1080p display (TN display though, but apparently a pretty decent one). It also has a decent battery life, lasting up to 6 or so hours of light use.

If you want a 14” maybe look into the Lenovo Y700 for $800. It has a quad core i7-6700HQ processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It has AMD R9 graphics which are decent, but not quite as good as the GTX 960M in the Asus. It has a 1080p IPS display, but it has a mediocre battery and it doesn’t look too sleek.

[USA] Looking for all-around good 15" laptop under $1000

Posted on: December 23, 2016 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the ASUS K501 for $830. It meets your needs pretty well with good specs, a light weight, and a decent battery. It has a skylake i7 processor (dual core), 8gb of ram, 512GB SSD, and a GTX 960M. The 960M graphics card will work just fine for light and moderate gaming, and can easily run GTA V at 60+ FPS. It weighs in at just 4.4 pounds and has a 1080p display (TN display though, but apparently a pretty decent one). It also has a decent battery life, lasting up to 6 or so hours of light use.

15.6" US $2000. Light development, casual gaming, virtual machines, browsing, homework.

Posted on: December 22, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend ASUS K501 because it comes with everything you need, Intel Core i7 dual core which should be enough for your usage, GTX 960M which is more than powerful enough for your usage, , 8GB DDR4 I believe it can be upgraded, I am on my mobile and can’t really confirm, 512GB SSD(just like you wanted), and it is way under your budget.

Looking for a light weight gaming laptop under 1500 USD

Posted on: December 21, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend ASUS K501 because it comes with everything you need, Intel Core i7(just like you wanted), GTX 960M(just like you wanted), 8GB DDR4(just like you wanted), 512GB SSD(just like you wanted)

Opinion on this laptop for gaming

Posted on: December 16, 2016 by LonerIM2

The dual core CPU on this would be enough for the games you will play, si if you are that worried about the dell then it would be good enough option, and the GPU is the same so the performance would be very close.

Looking for laptop for school. $1000 Budget

Posted on: December 13, 2016 by LonerIM2

I second the ASUS K501UW-AB78

Alienware 13 R2 for a portable budget gaming machine?

Posted on: December 10, 2016 by LonerIM2

Define portable, are you referring to screen size or weight of the laptop ? If you are referring to weight then I would recommend this asus K501 because it comes with 960M GPU which is powerful enough for the games you mentioned, if you are planning to play higher end games then I would recommend you push your budget so you can get a current gaming laptop with 1060, it also comes with dual core i7 which will be enough for your games and general usage, the main advantage of this one is its weight which is very light for a “gaming laptop” and the 512 GB SSD which is great for faster booting and loading for your programs, and it fits your current budget well.

Looking for laptop for memory-heavy work + potentially gaming

Posted on: December 9, 2016 by LonerIM2

Whenever someone has a concern with battery I would suggest the dell, but since it is already mentioned I would recommend this asus K501 because it comes with 960M GPU which is powerful enough for the games you mentioned, and the same as the dell, it also comes with dual core i7 which will be enough for your games and general usage, the main advantage of this one is its weight which is very light for a “gaming laptop” and the 512 GB SSD which is great for faster booting and loading for your programs.

Gaming laptop for under 1k

Posted on: December 9, 2016 by LonerIM2

Since you can’t push your budget to get a 1060, and the 970M doesn’t have any great deal yet, and since you don’t like Dell, then I would recommend this asus K501 because it comes with 960M GPU which is powerful enough for the games you mentioned, if you are planning to play higher end games then I would recommend you push your budget so you can get a current gaming laptop with 1060, it also comes with dual core i7 which will be enough for your games and general uaage, the main advantage of this one is its weight which is very light for a “gaming laptop” and the 512 GB SSD which is great for faster booting and loading for your programs.

Upgrading from a 2011 Macbook Air for college/personal/casual gaming use. Currently looking at the Dell XPS 15, Razer blades, and Macbook Pro. Could use advice.

Posted on: December 9, 2016 by LonerIM2

The XPS15 would be a great choice, another great one is this asus K501 because it comes with 960M GPU which is powerful enough for the games you mentioned, if you are planning to play higher end games then I would recommend either waiting for the XPS 15 refresh or you can get a current gaming laptop with 1060, it also comes woth dual core i7 which will be enough if you do light to medium CAD work, if you are going to do heavy CAD then I would recommend a quad core CPU, the main advantage of this one is its weight which is very light for a “gaming laptop” and the 512 GB SSD which is great for faster booting and loading for your programs.

Looking for quick, efficient,multi use laptop. (1100usd, 15-17")

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by Michiganders

There are not really any laptops on the market right now with a new GTX 1060 graphics card that doesn’t look “gamey”.

If you’re fine with a 960M, maybe look into the ASUS k501 for $870. It comes with a skylake i7 processor, 8gb of ram, 512GB SSD, and a GTX 960M graphics card. The 960M will work just fine for games you have listed, but may struggle with some modern games that are more graphic intensive (they’ll be playable just on lower settings). It also is pretty light for a 15.6” at 4.4 pounds, and has a pretty decent battery life. The display is 1080p but a TN display so it may not look as bright / colorful as some IPS panels.

Maybe also look into the Acer V15 Nitro for $800. It comes with a quad core i5 processor, 8gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It also has a GTX 960M graphics card. It’s display is a full 1080p IPS display, and it has a decent battery life.

My suggest would be V15 Nitro if you’re looking to buy now. If you don’t need anything for a while, it may be better to wait 3 or so months for the new graphics cards to come out, and there likely will be more options then (but it may or may not take a while for companies to begin producing the products)

Asus K501UX. Vs Asus K501uw-ab78

Posted on: December 5, 2016 by wmhyiv

Uw

https://www.amazon.com/K501UW-AB78-15-6-inch-Full-HD-Gaming-Glacier/dp/B01DT49XN8

Ux

https://www.amazon.com/K501UX-15-6-inch-Gaming-Processor-Windows/dp/B0146DD02G

Laptop with really good cpu for around a $1000

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by Michiganders

Maybe look into something like the ASUS K501 for $870. It would fit your needs pretty well with a pretty light weight, good specs, and a decent battery life. It has a Skylake i7 processor, 8gb of ram and a 512GB SSD. It also has a GTX 960 graphics card which will allow you to play a lot of games on the market with ease, and aid in any graphic intensive video rendering. It has a full 1080p display, a backlit keyboard, and a decent battery (advertised at 7 hours). It is also decently lightweight for a 15.6” at 4.4 pounds.

Photoshop/Light Modeling-15inch-Under$1000[US]

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by LonerIM2

How heavy and often you are going to render on it ? because if it is light or for small time then I would recommend ASUS K501UW because it will be the almost perfect laptop, it comes with Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz (which is why I asked if it is light, because for heavy rendering we recommend at least quad core i5 or i7),
15.6 inches Matte FHD display. 1920 by 1080 resolution(great for photoshop and video editing), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M which is more than enough for your games on high settings with high FPS, 8GB RAMenough ram for smooth multi tasking, 512GB SSD double the storage that you wanted and it weight 4.4 lbs and just a little over your 850 budget.

USA: Looking for a college laptop for under $1400 between 13 - 15" that has good battery life and will last.

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by Michiganders

Maybe look into something like the ASUS K501 for $870. It would fit your needs pretty well with a pretty light weight, good specs, and a decent battery life. It has a Skylake i7 processor, 8gb of ram and a 512GB SSD. It also has a GTX 960 graphics card which will aid for CAD and any graphic intensive programs you find yourself using. It has a full 1080p display, a backlit keyboard, and a decent battery (advertised at 7 hours). It is also decently lightweight for a 15.6” at 4.4 pounds.

Small ~$800 ultrabook for class

Posted on: December 1, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would go with this if you are planning to play medium to heavy games, think Overwatch, BF1 and such, and I would recommend this if you are gaming on the lower side, think LOL and WoW and such.

Gaming/ Programming laptop <$1000 US

Posted on: November 27, 2016 by LonerIM2

I agree with The—Technician, this is a great option for your usage, it doesn’t have a deal on it yet, but if you are going to do heavy 3D modeling then I wouldn’t recommend it, the dual core CPU will bottleneck you heavily, so either wait for cyber monday deals and cross your fingers, increase your budget, or compromise on portability (an extra lb, not too bad).

Gaming/ Programming laptop <$1000 US

Posted on: November 27, 2016 by The---Technician

Consider getting this ASUS K501UW-AB78 which would not only allow you to do your light photoshopping and 3D modelling, but will run those games you mentioned pretty well. It has a nice i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, a fast 512 GB SSD and of course, the gtx 960 dedicated graphics.

Laptop for gaming and school under $1000

Posted on: November 22, 2016 by LonerIM2

13.3 inch laptop with a dedicated laptop that can run Overwatch with high FPS on this budget is unlikely and even if you can push your budget and get something like this Alienware AW13R2 it would still be a heavy one at 4.63 lbs, so instead I would recommend this ASUS K501UW because it is a lightweight gaming laptop at 4.4 lbs, has a 960M GPU which should handle the games you mentioned on medium to high with 60 FPs , all Aluminum body and very good build quality, big SSD storage (512GB) for faster booting and and overall performance, has enough ram for smooth multi tasking (8GB) and it is well inside your budget.

Dell i7559-2512blk for 800 usd is it worth it?

Posted on: November 18, 2016 by LonerIM2

Then I would recommend this asus because it comes with the same GPU so you get somewhat the same gaming performance for the same price range but it is over a bound less and comes with dual core processor so it should have the same if not batter battery life and also got a big SSD which is always a great plus.

USA- College Gaming Laptop for <$1000

Posted on: October 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

I was just suggesting this to someone with similar needs so if you don’t mind I will just repeat myself, if you prefer something light weight (you should if you are planning to take from and to campus) then I would suggest this ASUS K501 because it comes with powerful dual core CPU that can handle most daily tasks with ease,8 GB ram which is enough RAM for multitasking, with no issues, big SSD storage which is a great plus, relatively light for a “gaming laptop” at 4.4 lbs and with 960M GPU that can handle your games to high and medium settings with high FPs.

Need a fast, lightweight laptop for coding/programming under $1000 (USA)

Posted on: September 20, 2016 by Michiganders

If you’re looking for something light, I would recommend looking into the Asus k501 for $870. It is very powerful with a skylake i7 processor, 8gb of ram, 512gb ssd, and a 960M graphics card. You are also able to easily upgrade the ram to 16gb by just buying an 8gb stick for $32 and adding it yourself.

It is pretty light for a 15.6 inch at 4.4 pounds though, and it has a decent battery that can last up to 5 or 6 hours of light use.

I can’t really find anything under 15.6 inch that has 16gb ram, and most smaller laptops have soldered on ram so you cannot upgrade it if there is only 8gb.

Need dual purpose laptop for school and moderate gaming

Posted on: September 7, 2016 by Michiganders

Your best option in my opinion is unfortunately out of stock right now. It’s the Asus K501 for $870. It’s powerful with an i7 processor, 8gb of ram, and 512GB SSD; light weight at just 4.4 pounds, has a long battery (up to 8 hours light use), and has a 960M graphics card that would work extremely well for gaming.

Your other 2 excellent options are a refurbished XPS 15 (you can search around for ones of different specs), or a refurbished Asus Zenbook Pro (Woot.com sometimes has sales on them).

I can offer other options, but they probably won’t be light weight, and will have a mediocre battery life at best.

Need new laptop: 15.6", USA, 1500

Posted on: August 31, 2016 by Michiganders

A big draw of the Dell XPS 15 is the extremely small bezel and portability it has (for a 15 inch). If you aren’t interested in that it may not be worth your money.

I see you say ‘buy nice not twice’ but there are a few budget options that are decent. You can get an Asus K501 for $870 that has pretty much everything you need. It has a skylake i7 processor (not quite the 6700HQ, but still a good one), 8GB of ram (upgradable), 512GB SSD (as you wanted), and a 960M graphics card.

It also has a good battery that can last 7 or 8 hours of light use, it looks pretty sleek, and it’s on the lighter side for 15.6 inch laptops.

The build quality won’t be quite as good as a $1500 laptop, but if you treat it well it should last you just as long.

High performance Laptop for coding (CS student) and gaming, 15.6'', $800-$900, USA

Posted on: August 30, 2016 by fezvez

I recommend the ASUS K501UW which is a lot like the Inspiron, but has a 512 GB SSD

Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15.6" - good for gaming/classwork?

Posted on: August 14, 2016 by trainedtech88

if you plan to buy in the USA, this ASUS K501UW-AB78 would be a good choice.

Dell Inspiron i7559 for college student. Business work and gaming.

Posted on: August 12, 2016 by cojerk

I’ve been looking at that one as well in addition to this one ASUS K501UW-AB78. I like the Asus, but have been waiting to see if the price will drop back down to $799 when I first saw it.

Does anyone know if either this Dell or the Asus could dual boot Linux with Windows?

(US) Freshman going to College under $1000 dollar budget.

Posted on: August 9, 2016 by thelphelper

Ok langstondog, I can see that your main concern is the weight of the laptop. If thats the case I encourage you to take a look at the ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming it is the best college check list laptop right now. The weight of is just 4.4lbs and it has a slim design i think you will like it :=). To match that slim built and wonderful Backlit keyboard and nice keys a Powerful 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gaming graphic card that can run the games that you want in settings. With 8GB of ram and 512GB SSD Storage which is best right now and I recommend it over hdd storage.

Budget gaming laptop

Posted on: August 8, 2016 by trainedtech88

how about this durable, lightweight and business like ASUS K501UW-AB78 which comes with a decent i7cpu, an 8gb ram, a dedicated 960m gpu and a blazing fast 512gb ssd storage.

Trying to Decide on a Gaming Laptop

Posted on: July 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would suggest this this ASUS K501UW as it comes with Powerful 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz (Turbo up to 3.1GHz). Skylake, 15.6 inches Matte FHD display. 1920 by 1080 resolution. Windows 10 Operating System, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gaming graphic card(the best you can get for this price point); 8GB RAM(great for multitasking); 512GB SSD Storage(great for faster booting and loading). Backlit keyboard, Weight 4.4 pounds, ASUS 1-year Accidental Damage Protection with 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee.

For more gaming options under 1000 USD you can go here

Looking for new laptop as a student.

Posted on: July 30, 2016 by AdityaRav

Ok i had almost finalized on a laptop with a 960M as a CS student.

As a CS student, I’ll need to run Linux/Windows side by side and switch between them comfortably.

And now I’m batshit scared after i read what you just told. It’ll be a major pain if Linux does not run properly on **THIS** system because my entire educational life and probably proffesional life later depends on it

Need a new laptop for use during law school and I've been spoiled by my PC- need 13" - 15"; USA; budget depends, but I'd like to keep as low as possible, definitely nothing above $1000

Posted on: July 29, 2016 by trainedtech88

even though this ASUS K501UW-AB78 states that its a gaming laptop id stronly recommend it because it offers you a powerful i7 cpu for those multiple tabs being opened, it has a good 8gb ram, a good gpu for your ‘graphic stuff’ and a great ssd storage which i know you will love.

Laptop for College/Light Gaming

Posted on: July 15, 2016 by thelphelper

the light weight ASUS K501UW-AB78 which is a 15.6-inch Full HD Gaming Laptop is under 5 pounds and a beauty with a beast inside with an Intel Core i7, GTX 960M which is ideal for gaming, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD

Looking for a light laptop to take to college that can run most modern games.

Posted on: July 2, 2016 by trainedtech88

you could also consider this pretty powerful lightweight ASUS K501UW-AB78 weighing just 4.4 pounds, it houses a Powerful 6th-generation Intel Core i7 cpu, 8gb ram, a decent gtx 960m gpu, a great 512gb ssd storage space and a good battery life.

Gaming/Rendering Laptop - Budget 700-900 - USA

Posted on: July 2, 2016 by LonerIM2

What about the ASUS K501UW-AB78 it comes with Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 15.6 inches Matte FHD display. 1920 by 1080 resolution. Windows 10 Operating System.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gaming graphic card; 8GB RAM; 512GB SSD Storage. Backlit keyboard.
and the ports you wanted
2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA ports and 1x Card Reader.