ASUS K501UW-AB78

ASUS K501UW-AB78

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ASUS K501UW-AB78 is laptop powered by an i7 Intel Core processor, this all-around laptop is so powerful you will be able to play your favorite video games with it. Featuring an enhanced connectivity system, thanks to its robust cooling system.

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What the community says about ASUS K501UW-AB78

  • Susan Weaver
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "While this laptop could use some extra ram, it should be great for programming. I would say the robust cooling system can help in India's hot climate as well!"
  • Alan Simmons
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I feel like this is a good solution. The laptop is top of the line so it can do anything you need it to and it has a good rating. "
  • Brian Jensen
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a great laptop. It is powerful but still comes in a sleek form factor. The cooling system works great, and this thing is able to keep clock speeds up even with the most heavy processing tasks. It could use a little more RAM for big data projects but that can be upgraded easily enough. "
  • Victoria Castillo
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "The ASUS K501UW-AB78 is one of the best gaming laptops for overwatch. The cooling system coupled with laptop mobility enables me to continue playing wherever I go. Wish everything in life were this easy."
  • Nicolás Anaya
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "ASUS K501UW-AB78 is one of the cheap Linux laptops for programming"
  • Ethan Riley
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "'ve had it for less than 8 months and it already freezes on me while I play League of Legends (frozen to the point where it doesn't even respond to ctrl-alt-del), an ancient game any modern non-gaming laptop shouldn't have problems running. It also freezes while viewing the web. Not on pages using high amounts of javascript or with tons of data like YouTube. Just pages with a few ads and some text that my 2005 laptop has no problems loading or navigating. I am not impressed with Asus and I will never buy an Asus product again."
  • Victoria Arenas
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a pretty good basic laptop, but for website designing I would go with something different. The display and graphics aren't that impressive, though it has a powerful processor and cools itself down very well."
  • Jonathan Sullivan
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This laptop is really amazing and I love gaming with it. Imagine having a 15.6 inch screen in full HD along with 512 GB of storage. Not only can I add memory for more storage, I can also store it easily due to the thinness of the design. "
  • Teresa Hicks
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I needed a way to take my favorite games with wherever I went. The ASUS K501UW has all of the features I need. This laptop has plenty of memory to run games and many other programs. The monitor looks great. The sound quality is very good. There are plenty of output ports."
  • Raúl Palma
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "In this category, there are literally hundreds of machines that fit the description. Some just barely, and some at the high end. I would fit this Asus model as higher than average but it does have an updated brother that though will cost more, one might want to take a look at as well. I like the brand, this configuration will work for almost anyone and I give it high marks with a little off the top due to it being one model older than the current crop."
  • Bobby Turner
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This is a good budget gaming laptop. Specs aren't the best, but its good enough to run a lot of games. Just don't expect to run games at their highest settings."
  • Marilyn Collins
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "5. I rate this a 5 because there are so many people who are obsessed with gaming. My son, whose eight, will sit there and want to play for hours and hours but cant. to come up with a robust cooling system to keep theyre momentum going and able to play, I feel that will be a big seller. it also has a 15.6 inch display and that is a very good size to have for a gamer on a laptop. it comes with the graphic gamer card and has a lot of storage, which is exactly what gamers want."
  • Adam Brown
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Hasn't disappointed at all. Is able to keep up with everything I toss at it pretty well. Not perfect but at this price point ill take 99 out of 100 all day."
  • Gloria Palacios
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "an i7 core processor ooh my god this is a very powerful machine. am going to look for it"
  • Nick Yao
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The K501UW is the laptop my current laptop wishes it could be. It just seems so much better than the product I have now."
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  • Catherine Hicks
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Light for a gaming laptop. Large screen with vivid colors and graphics. Very little bloatware. Great machine."
  • Donald Freeman
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Currently a developer living in India, so shipping and finding a right laptop from a reputable source was very important for me. This computer is FAST. Lightning fast. I also enjoy playing games in my spare time and this also allows me to do so. "
  • Linda Chen
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "This answer really just related more to gaming than it did android development. I sometimes work on Android apps, and I don't know if this can handle my work. It should be really good for Skyrim though."
  • Aaron Taylor
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Being a fan of Asus, I had I hopes for this M580VD-EB76 ViVoBook Pro. On paper the specs are top notch: - 2.8GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.8GHz) - nVidia GTX 1050 graphics processor with 4GB DDR4 RAM - 256GB SATA3 M.2 SSD main hard drive - 1TB HDD secondary hard drive - Harman/Kardon audio - Multiple ports - USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Headphone/Audio-in combo, HDMI 1.4, SDXC card reader This is definitely more than a home/work computer as it's capable of avid gaming just short of fully meeting VR gaming specs. PROS: The Harman/Kardon audio is a win. It doesn't replace external speakers, but it's one of the best one's I've heard for one built into a laptop. The Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor doesn't hold back in performance unlike those specifically made for laptops. The nVidia GTX 1050 4GB graphics processor I can't complain although a GTX 1060 would have been ideal to meet VR gaming needs. SATA3 M.2 SSD cards plus additional traditional hard drive combo is the norm these days for primary and secondary storage."
    Wei Zhang
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This ASUS K501UW-AB78 laptop features a 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz processor that will turbo up to 3.1GHz, and a 15.6 inch matte FHD display. The laptop also features a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gaming graphics card, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD storage drive."
    Raymond Vasquez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Excellent laptop its worth the price. Its fast, really nice graphics, has plenty of space and an extra slot for extra SSD or HDD and extra slot for upgrading ram."
  • Rosario Trejo
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "ASUS laptops are great! I love mine"
  • Rodrigo Montiel
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "this is a good i7 cpu laptop. the price is a little high but it's a good laptop. you can play decent games on this as well."
  • Julia Brooks
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This laptop is pretty good for Android programming. Good matte screen for working long hours, Core i7 Skylake, and SSD drive. The graphics card is not top of the line anymore, but it is not too far behind (GTX 960M). If you are a game dev and have intense graphics you might want to go with a better card, but if you are working on basic mobile games this suits well."
  • Karen Chen
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I love this laptop. It is incredibly fast and powerful. I'm a Java developer and found it works really well for that."
  • Alice Munoz
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This product is a bit expensive but is a great choice if you play computer games because it will not "lag". It received 4 out of 5 stars based on consumer reviews. "
  • Ashley McDonald
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Asus is a so-so brand, I mean there laptops are prone to have breakdowns, but this is a solid gaming laptop that should last you for the next few years. This is a thousand dollar laptop, very expensive, this company takes advantage of overpricing gaming pc's. This is the Ferrari of laptops, the ssd memory makes sure you always get up and running quickly. Yes, this laptop will get your GTA 5 running glitch free in no time."
  • Lisa Rios
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I recently started my own web development company and was in the market for a new laptop. Since I was just getting started, I didn't have a large budget. After a lot of research, I settled on this ASUS, and I am glad I did. The price was right and the power on this laptop is top notch. The speed is exactly what I was hoping for. My only complaint is that the screen could be a bit better."
  • Leonardo Andrade
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "asus makes great desktops and laptops. this is definitely not an exception to that statement"
  • Randy Matthews
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Software engineering can require quite a lot of processing power depending on the type of application or program you are working on. It's safe to say that laptops aren't the most powerful machines but this ASUS laptop blew away my expectations. It has more than enough power than needed for me to do all of my work and then enough to kick back and relax with some video games."
  • Juan Nguyen
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I recently bought a laptop ASUS K501UW-AB78 for my fiancee, and she's loving it! This laptop is very fast and sturdy, and with a small upgrade to its RAM, it will become even very fast! A great laptop without spending too much!"
  • Sarah Hamilton
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This ASUS laptop is so slim, I can fit in my backpack without any problems! Well, I do worry about it breaking, so I usually carry it out by hand, but it's pretty lightweight too, so that's no problem. This laptop can do anything. I use it for gaming, I use it for programming (PHP, MySQL, C++,) and some days when I don't even really want to be tech-savvy, there are no issues with me just loading Outlook and checking my email and calendar."
  • Roy Patterson
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "The ASUS K501UW is a fantastic system! Built partly as a gaming rig, this is also great for software engineering students who need a powerful graphics card to run programs like CAD or encode video. I used it for that purpose in college (and, well, maybe also gaming). This is a professional design, not a grandiose toy like some gaming brands such as Alienware make. A real value!"
  • Doris Wang
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This laptop will help you enjoy game playing for hours on end. It is not the fanciest laptop, but it is very functional when it comes to doing your favorite forms of enjoyment in games. There is a newer model out there at the current time which you can research as well. A warranty is provided by Amazon as well for 30 days. The machine is very portable for gaming as well. The laptop is at a great price and you can add storage as well which is a plus."
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  • Liu Hou
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I'm a professional web developer and I recently bought a new professional computer for my work. I selected the ASUS K501UW-AB78. It's a top of the line computer that does all sorts of web functionalities. It can run emulators so you can see how your product would look on other systems! I love it so much and think it's the best computer ever!"
  • Edward Keller
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I wouldn't recommend this laptop for programming as it is more catered to laptop gaming and has many things a programmer doesn't need. Also, it features last generations i7 so I couldn't consider it the best even though it would perform quite nicely. There are many other options out there that will fit better because I doubt this laptop has great battery life."
  • Sarah Hamilton
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This computer appears to be slightly outdated (2016). It is only available from third party sellers at the moment. I think a better, new updated computer could be found and suitable for coding."
  • Steven Scott
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Love this laptop! Super fast processor and SSD, lightweight, and powerful enough to keep up with my multi-tasking. I don't use it for gaming, for video editing, or anything that stresses the video card (and was probably designed for). But I like a computer that can keep up with me - don't like waiting while the cursor spins while Windows figures out what it's doing - and this one definitely does"
  • Annie Xu
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I love the ASUS brand! They are kind of high but well worth the money"
  • Brandon Powell
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This thing can run any game that I want it to. It's super fast and very affordable. I just really am impressed with the brand! "
  • Johnny Hayes
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "My son had been asking me for this for a couple of weeks. He's a big gamer and he loves computers and all that. Anyway, I finally handed over the dough and told him to get it. He seems happy."
  • David Hernandez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I've been looking for a decent laptop for programming that wasn't too much more than $500. I came across the ASUS K501UW-AB78 which has all of the great programming features that I've ever needed or wanted! I love it and I think it works very well. It was easy to setup and runs very quickly."
  • George Henderson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "GOOD"
  • Sharon Lane
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This laptop is a nice solid laptop.The screen is amazing and the backlit keyboard works good. Good one for gaming with a fast processor and excellent cooling fan."
  • Richard Simpson
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Asus is a great name for laptops and more. They have an awesome customer support and inexpensive prices. If you need a laptop there are a lot worst choices out there"
  • Larry Keller
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Holy cow this is a lot of machine. It's incredibly fast thanks to the i7 processor and the SSD (which is huge!) and it has been able to handle absolutely everything I've thrown at it. The pricetag is very reasonable for what you get too. I am keeping this machine as long as I can, and with an SSD and minimal heat output, I think it might last for several years."
    Brandon Gardner
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "this laptop has powerful 6th gen intel core i7-6500U 2.5GHz.15.6 inch display with windows 10 OS. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gaming graphic card; 8GB RAM; 512GB SSD Storage. Backlit keyboard for easy use in the dark. this has ultra fast wifi.the robust cooling system will cool off the laptop so that you can play or operate for hours together."
    Summer Jiang
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "The best price-for-value laptop I've ever owned. I've been using this for a year now and it's great. The SSD is an incredible feature, I had no idea how bottlenecked my old PC was by its HDD until I used this. Everything boots up instantly, and with 8 GB of ram, I mean instantly."
    Dennis Perry
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This laptop from Asus is a top notch machine. It’s super fast and powerful processor make it perfect for coding and programming but it’s affordable price makes it attractive to the lay person also. Packed with features, user friendly, awesome battery life! Highly recommended!"
    Joshua Hill
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "ASUS K501UW-AB78 is a good laptop for many demanding tasks but it is not the best one you can get. Specs are a bit old for the 2018. That out of the way - it is not made for programming per se. The main purpose of this laptop is to be used for gaming. "
    Raymond Moore
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Designed as a gaming laptop, this computer is packed with enough power to handle most programming needs. The 8gb of ram will be helpful when running multiple processes. This is a great starter or student laptop!"
    Patricia Bradley
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Full HD laptop, looks great and its very easy to use. People will enjoy working or playing on this laptop, has good reviews and the price is very good for the quality of this laptop. I highly recommend this. "
    Ruth Cole
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This lab top is great. It speed is better then expected and the graphics are amazing. The graphics are probably more then needed for what I use it for, but I could not ask for more. "
    María Luisa Zárate
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Amazing price for the tech in the laptop. Great graphics and it's fast. There does seem to be some slight noise with the fan though, not a big issue for me. "
    Victoria Salazar
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is the best value laptop ever, and with 8 GB of ram it's speedy and great for programmers. I love the simple design and ease of use overall."
    Gabriela Garza
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This Laptop has a nice sized screen and excellent graphics card. Excellent for it's intended purpose."
    Arthur Morris
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "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; 8GB RAM; 512GB SSD Storage. Backlit keyboard. Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi. 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1x HDMI, 1x Card Reader › See more product details"
    Jessica Murphy
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Very fast and lightweight. Bough it to travel internationally and it served its purpose. For the price it worked great, especially for playing PC games. "
  • Sharon Kang
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Pretty powerful piece of equipment from ASUS here and my husband even agreed (being in IT development, that's awesome)! Even though it's geared towards gaming, I use it for everything and it never overheats. Love it!"
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  • Charles Ramos
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I think this is probably used for advanced things and can be fast"
  • Kenneth Clark
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The i7 Skylake in this laptop is a beast. You can program without hitches or slowing easily, a very good purchase for the price. The specs really can't be beat for the price."
  • Micky Yu
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I think this is a decent choice, but it is not actually for sale through this platform, other than through a third party. It seems like there are newer versions of this laptop available for sale through more official channels. I don't feel like this particular laptop is so unique that I'd want to consider buying it through a third party."
    William Alexander
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I bought this to design webpages. It has no problem handling anything I have tried to do. The processor makes everything go fast and smooth."
    Stephen Grant
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "A great laptop! It has slots for additional memory or RAM. Overall the specs are okay but for that price they could be a little better."
  • Gloria Olson
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Gaming aside, this is just a great, powerful laptop, period. We've owned other Asus laptops in the past and what I've always been impressed with is the quality. This laptop is no exception."
  • Keith Bishop
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Even though this is marketed as a gaming laptop I purchased it primarily for web development purposes due to the hardware, and it has served me well. The i7 works great for multitasking with virtualization and remote access into Linux servers while also coding. The display is nice to work with for prolonged periods of time, and it does indeed play games well when I have some free time. "
  • Hannah Schmidt
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "this laptop is a powerful one, and great for programming. It is also great for video games. The computer will stay cool for hours and it has 8gb of storage. I believe it will work in India as long as you can plug it in. "