The GA502IV-XS76 2020 ROG Zephyrus G15 model is a slim thin 15-inch gaming notebook. Yet it is packing a lot of significant horsepowers. For a 15-inch gaming notebook, to be able to open it with only one hand, this laptop’s compact factor is impressive!
A very well-built notebook or we can confidently point out, for this price category, it may be the best-built gaming laptops in terms of portability and build quality.
At a glance, it does not really look like a gaming laptop, which is really nice. Being just about 2cm in height, and weighs about 2.1kg, you can bring this “gaming” notebook to school or office. Furthermore, you can leave the 230W power brick at home. That’s because you can charge this laptop with the USB-C port using a portable Type-C charger.
This GA502IV-XS76 is very lightweight, thanks to the light chassis which is also really rigid and strong. ASUS does not want to compromise on the build quality like some other brands do. This laptop is really strong and durable and has ErgoLift technology as well, really solid. Better cooling, and better typing angle.
The ROG Zephyrus G15 (2020) GA502IV-XS76 Key Specification
This ASUS ROG 2020 model has these main specs;
|ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 (2020) GA502IV-XS76|
|CPU||2.9GHz AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS (turbo boost up to 4.2GHz)|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM (Up to 32GB)|
|Storage||1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD|
|Graphics||65W 6GB GDDR6 VRAM NIVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 1285MHz Boost Clock|
|Display||15.6″ Non-Glare Full-HD (1920×1080) IPS-level Panel 240Hz, 100% sRGB, 3ms, Pantone Validated, Adaptive Sync|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Peripherals||1x USB-C (with DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery, no Thunderbolt), 3x USB 3.2, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x RJ-45 ethernet port, 1x 3mm Audio jack, 1x Kensington Lock, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)|
|Pros & Cons||VIEW|
Inside this ROG Zephyrus G15 (2020) machine, is the cutting edge and the latest of the AMD 4000 series mobile Processor. Precisely, the Ryzen 7 4800HS AMD CPU. This CPU is an octa-core, which means it has 8-cores and 16-threads.
For the full comparison table, see this page. To sum up, this CPU outperforms many other newer processors that are available on the laptop market right now, yet still, maintain to be more energy-friendly.
The RTX 2060 GPU
In addition to the powerhouse processor, this gaming device also packs the 6GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 dedicated Graphics. The more advanced GPU when compared to popular 1660ti. Furthermore, it is a newer and more energy-efficient Graphics card.
The RTX 2060 GPU performs really well in 1080p and also 1440p gaming sessions.
GA502IV-XS76 RAM & Storage
Out of the box, the ROG Zephyrus G15 (2020) system comes with dual-channel 16GB 3200MHz of RAM. The manufacturer’s 8GB of memory is soldered to the motherboard, but you can replace the other 8GB which is in another slot.
The storage is 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD. This is more than enough to store your files like photos, and videos. Furthermore, gaming laptops in this price usually comes with maximal 512GB SSD. So to have the huge 1TB SSD storage is a real advantage.
240Hz Full-HD Screen
The reason why this ROG Zephyrus G15 (2020) ultra-slim is going to be the best R7 4800HS gaming laptop in the future is the strong CPU and powerful GPU. And the reason why people will prefer this GA502IV-XS76 model over the other 15-inch gaming laptop (including the new 2020 ASUS TUF A15) is due to its display. The IPS-type panel with the 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response times.
Faster response time is very important when it comes to gaming.
On this ROG Zephyrus G15 (2020) ultra-slim machine, is the nice Full-HD 15.6-inch IPS-level panel with a non-glare filter, 1920×1080 resolution, and 240Hz refresh rate as mentioned previously. Furthermore, the 240Hz screen also has 100% sRGB, which will definitely blow you away. The screen is also a Pantone validated and supports the adaptive sync system.
In short, you will have the best screen both for gaming and other computer use with this GA502IV-XS76 notebook. The screen is definitely perfect for both gamers and content creators.
What else does separate this from other laptops?
Other than the very nice display, there are many things that separate this laptop from other gaming laptops in this price category and from the regular daily laptops.
The GA502IV-XS76 comes with a really nice keyboard. The keys have great key travels, meaning, compared to the new MacBook which has the upgraded 1mm key travels, this machine has more comfortable keys to type on and to game on.
The white backlighting on the keys looks very good, and it makes easy to type in the dark. There are 4 hotkeys on the upper-left side of your keyboard deck, which are also isolated from the other keys. This enables you to locate them quickly without using your mouse.
These buttons are the key to adjust your laptop’s volume, the mute control, and the Armoury Crate hotkey.
By pressing the Armoury Crate key, you can easily access the Armoury Crate software that you can use to change many settings of your laptop and shortcut access to update your software.
The trackpad on this GA502IV-XS76 has a Windows precision feature and feels good enough to use.
Yes! This laptop is a VR-Ready device. This means, if you own controllers and the appropriate headset, you can perform the VR experiences with this device.
It also means, your new laptops have the specs which is a good processor and good graphics card, as well as enough memory to run the VR applications, streaming on Twitch, and more.
Impressive Battery Life For a Gaming Laptop
Most gaming laptops have shorter battery life, but this one is an exception. With light gaming and other computer usage such as watching movies, surfing and editing office documents, you will have about 5-7 hours of battery life. With heavier usage, you will, of course, have shorter battery life.
Charging with USB-C port
The ability to charge this laptop using its USB-C port is an awesome advantage. So that you don’t have to carry your power brick everywhere yet you will still be able to carry and use your gaming unit on the go.
For this price range, it is not easy to find a gaming notebook that has a 240Hz screen which has 100% sRGB and other good technical specs right out of the box. This said you can practically run any games on this laptop without doing the difficult upgrade.
Also, the ability to charge it with its USB-C port and great battery life are some of the highlights we cannot miss.
In other words, if you are looking for a gaming laptop that does not look like a gaming device for under 1500 USD, with so much horsepower specs this GA502IV-XS76 ROG Zephyrus G15 (2020) ultra-slim gaming laptop model is definitely worth checking.