*10/2 Update – Up to $869.99 at the moment. We’ll keep an eye out for a drop.*
We’re always looking for value of course, and this one covers that qualification nicely. Some of that is built in because of the brand, a manufacturer who has become quite well known for giving you more than you expect in a way the “big PC makers” don’t do often enough. You get a great looking, powerful machine with great specs at a price that’s more than reasonable.
While it lasts, Amazon has the ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6″ Gaming Laptop in Glacier Gray for a low price of
$799.99 with free shipping. The listing date says you have until 7/25 to get this price, but since it’s subject to sell out, that could easily change.
If you hate glare when you’re gaming, you’ll appreciate the matte finish on the 15.6″, 1080p resolution display, that also uses anti-glare to keep your screen free of those annoying bits of light you don’t want. To make that display even better, it employs 2GB of dedicated GTX 960M Graphics from NVIDIA to make pictures pop.
The new standard bearer for Intel’s quality processors is the brains and brawn of the K501UW-AB78 fits the bill for handling not just intensive, demanding gaming, but practically everything else you might want to do on it. The Quad-Core i7-6500U Skylake (the tag name for their 6th generation CPUs) version processor on board reaches speeds up to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost so you don’t have to worry about slowdowns.
8GB of SDRAM is on board, and if you want even more multitasking capability, you can add 8GB more on your own.
The exceptional download and upload times you’ll get from the 512GB SSD on board will save you more time than you can imagine. Switching from a traditional hard drive to this will make you a permanent convert to the world of Solid State Disk Drives.
More great features:
- LED Backlit – Full Chiclet Keyboard.
- One Year Accidental Damage Proetction from Asus.
- Asus SonicMaster Audio ensures you hear everything you want out of your games or other media.
- Their IceCool technology keeps the temperature of your palm rest down for comfurtable computing.
- Fast wireless connections thanks to the latest Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
- Less than 1″ thick.
- Uses Optimus Technology from Asus which adjusts the GPU to give your Laptop more graphics power or use less battery depending on your needs.