Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU-PB73 w/ AMD Ryzen™ 7-3750H, 8GB, 512GB SSD, 15.6in FHD, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, Windows 10

MX77823 ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU-PB73 w/ AMD Ryzen™ 7-3750H, 8GB, 512GB SSD, 15.6in FHD, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, Windows 10
MX77823 ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU-PB73 w/ AMD Ryzen™ 7-3750H, 8GB, 512GB SSD, 15.6in FHD, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, Windows 10 MX77823 ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU-PB73 w/ AMD Ryzen™ 7-3750H, 8GB, 512GB SSD, 15.6in FHD, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, Windows 10 MX77823 ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU-PB73 w/ AMD Ryzen™ 7-3750H, 8GB, 512GB SSD, 15.6in FHD, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, Windows 10 MX77823 ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU-PB73 w/ AMD Ryzen™ 7-3750H, 8GB, 512GB SSD, 15.6in FHD, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, Windows 10

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Submitted on Sunday, December 29, 2019
By Sterling M
From Taber

Strengths of the product

When I grabbed this laptop it was on sale for $1299 CAD. Basically it's a sub $1000 USD ultra slim gaming laptop and on that end it does not disappoint. The build quality is miles ahead of anything else thin enough to want to carry around with a real graphics card in it. Great keyboard, good trackpad, excellent speakers, and almost no main body flex. The Ryzen processor is well matched to the 1660Ti Max Q and delivers good performance with basically any AAA title out there. Battery life is also good. Really compared to any other machine I've bought at this price point this machine is something different in a good way. AMD has really shook up the midteir gaming laptop market, the i7 that Intel forced previously into this price point was really ruining the budget for better than basement cards. It gets warm when gaming but honestly try to find a well cooled slim gaming laptop. They just don't exist. At least it doesn't try to fry your legs like my last Lenovo.

Weaknesses of the product

No webcam. This slim lineup from Asus is targeted at people like me who need a stealth machine that can hit up the boardroom before gaming it up at night on the road without breaking the bank. Asus needs to remember that segment usually needs a webcam built in even if it's a crappy one. Keep in mind since the 8 GB is soldered to the board that you must run 16 GB of total ram to enable dual channel mode. Any more and the ram will default back to single channel. Once the ram is upgraded the machine multitasks well, at least as well as a 9th Gen mobile i5. The SSD is the Intel 660P, which is honestly pretty garbage. For $5 more I'm sure Asus could of done better than the entry level SSD that's in the machine. ME only carries the 60Hz screen version. 120hz is becoming the standard in gaming machines. The WiFi is disappointing. Not horrible but really its the one place Asus clearly cut costs to get into this price point. You won't want to game wirelessly which is silly.

Additional Comments

Point blank this machine is a huge win for Asus and Team Red. This price point used to mean a flimsy design with an overpowered i7 hooked up to the lowest end nVidia card from the generation, sometimes even the dreaded MX cards. Thanks to AMD and partners like Asus we finally have machines at this price point with well matched components and solid quality. I definitely do not regret buying this machine.

Avoid (we tried using it at our VR studio)

Submitted on Saturday, December 21, 2019
By Lloyd
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Some of the specifications are decent

Weaknesses of the product

The ASUS branding says it runs VR, it does not. We tried 5 different types of cables. Followed ASUS support, did everything we could - you cannot directly connect to the 1660 TI - meaning you will never really be able to use it at its proper speed. More importantly no VR program will run. ASUS actually made a mistake in the manufacturing stopping this from being usable. Also, logo is very dim, not nearly as cool as I thought,

Additional Comments

Mem express offered to let us return it, which was nice. We kept it for our marketing person, but this is the 5th ASUS device in a row to let us down. Believe it or not the best VR laptops we have found (we have about 14 now) are the Acer Predators.

Best bang for your buck

Submitted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019
By Troy
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Great processor and video card combo Can play world of Warcraft on max settings and get 75-99 fps in heavy raid environments

Weaknesses of the product

Fans are a bit loud when running on max settings

Additional Comments

Great little gaming laptop for the price point

Impressive performance and design for the price

Submitted on Sunday, September 22, 2019
By DJ
From Alberta

Strengths of the product

-Great looking chassis -Solid keyboard feel and layout -comfortable touchpad -Incredible performance for price and form factor -battery life on balanced mode is solid -surprising speaker quality -lots of places for airflow

Weaknesses of the product

-fans are loud when running in performance mode (to be expected with this hardware in a small chassis) -keyboard gets hot when working the computer hard -weak wi-fi card, might want to plug into ethernet if available for bigger downloads. -no webcam

Additional Comments

This is a great looking laptop, with some beefy hardware in it for its size. Was able to run World of Warships maxed out on graphics settings at 75 fps. At the same time, playing less strenuous games like factorio or stellaris, and while on balanced power mode, it was good for 5 or more hours on the battery. I was surprised of the speaker quality, especially given other reviews I've read. Most laptop speakers sound very tinny and hollow, but these had some real depth to the sound. The keyboard feels great, and the touch pad is smooth and responsive. The best thing for me though was that there was little to no bloatware on the PC. The only few gripes i have with it is that there is no webcam, the wifi card is kind of weak (not passing a few mbps) and that the keyboard can get warm towards the top when the laptop is being pushed on the performance. In order to get this performance at this price point, especially in this discrete form factor, some shortcuts have to be made. I like that they didnt go with the typical i7 which im sure costs quite a bit more than the ryzen 7 3750H which is more than up to the task for gaming. Would be nice to have 16 gb of ram and at a higher clock speed (2400mhz) but that should be easily upgraded. not having a webcam may be the decider for some people though, although i dont mind as i wouldnt use it anyways. All in all, its one of the most price-competitive laptops out there that will run just about anything you throw at it at an acceptable standard.

Coil Whine Issue

Submitted on Saturday, August 17, 2019
By Johnny
From Hamilton

Strengths of the product

I was looking for a slim yet decently powerful gaming laptop and for the price, this one was the best one all around on the market.

Weaknesses of the product

However, on the instance my laptop booted up, there was a high frequency coil whine noise that would randomly appear from time to time (I ended up finding out it was most noticeable when on Silent mode + the keyboard's backlight was turned off). Performance was really good, but the noise was unbearable for me so I ended up returning this product.

Additional Comments

Most likely will not purchase from Asus again as I've seen online that this is an issue, not only this model but other models as well. Great service by this MemoryExpress location though, super easy return.

An affordable Zephyrus! Finally!

Submitted on Sunday, July 07, 2019
By Jason
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

I was skeptical at first seeing as how this was their first AMD / NVIDIA pairing, but I have to say, they did nail this one: 1. Amazing build quality for the price. Keyboard and inner panel has almost no flex; short travel and mechanical-feeling. The Trackpad takes some getting used to but honestly felt good after a days use. Sleek and super thin for a Gaming Laptop! Small footprint 2. I upgraded my RAM to 16GB which significantly improved performance; bang for buck considering you're getting a GTX 1660TI with MAXQ; yes I know it's not better than the regular 1660, but paired with the new Ryzen 7, it is amazingly efficient 3. Colors are vivid compared to my previous ASUS N56J, despite this being only a 60HZ panel 4. Battery Life is FANTASTIC! I actually got more than 5hrs of use from this device on Balanced mode and you'll probably get more on Power Saver 5.. The cooling system is fantastic; this thing has 3 heat pipes (if I'm not mistaken), and does its job cooling the device well

Weaknesses of the product

So, though I love this device I do have a few gripes with it: 1. No webcam; I know, it's not necessary and sometimes I am grateful (for privacy reasons), but it would have been nice to have since this was supposed to be under a $1,000. 2. The WiFi card is not the best, but still decent. 3. I know this is a nitpick, but RGB lighting would have been amazing to have even if I was able to pick one single color. Not even asking for zoned RGB. 4. The NUMPAD... I know.. it's not a big deal, but it comes down to muscle memory and if you're used to one, then this is going to be a dealbreaker. 5. I'm not sure why manufacturers insist on putting speakers underneath, but that is EXTREMELY annoying; 6. Get the 120HZ variant if you can.. I like this one, but a higher refresh rate for this price point should be standard in my humble opinion, especially with a good GPU/CPU.

Additional Comments

All in all, great bang for your buck; you won't be disappointed. I can do without the webcam seeing as how the quality is not the best anyway and I don't make a lot of video calls. I can forgive the speakers, but a NUMPAD and RGB lighting would have been the cherry on the cake and this would have jumped from a 4/5 to a 5/5 rating! I love it and since this is my first gaming laptop, you can't go wrong folks. This is worth it
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