AMD Is Crushing Intel in Laptops Too?? - ASUS Zephyrus GA502 Review

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  • Published: 17 June 2019
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Comments • 4 351

  • Ali Omari
    Ali Omari  11 hours back

    It is cheaper and more powerful to buy a gaming laptop with Intel i5 8xxxU and webcam than this AMD.

  • Msalazar6sicVI
    Msalazar6sicVI  17 hours back

    No webcam is a huge plus for me! F U NSA

    • Dr konek
      Dr konek  1 days back

      i have this laptop and its awesome!!! i got 6 hours of battery life while watching movies and videos i'm going to try test it for gaming,and going to see how long can it run,i'll update this comment

      • Ark Vyas
        Ark Vyas  1 days back

        The FBI would hate that it has no webcam

        • That'll Do it
          That'll Do it  4 days back

          I bought it. It gets hot as shit, any help?

          • Mark Hyde
            Mark Hyde  5 days back

            AMD calling Intels bluff with OEMs finding a market boon :)

            • Teylor Leon
              Teylor Leon  5 days back

              I bought this Laptop It has an extra m.2 slot that's 3x2 but what does that mean? Can I use a 3x4 ?

              • Azalka
                Azalka  6 days back

                Honestly my only issue is the storage... but it should be replaceable so it's nit too much of a gripe

                • Azalka
                  Azalka  6 days back

                  This may actually be a laptop i can get behind

                  • XCOLD KILLA
                    XCOLD KILLA  6 days back

                    Stay away from intel. ARC inside.
                    https://youtu.be/bzRSdq9Vr0I

                    • arek Zur w k
                      arek Zur w k  1 weeks back

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDU_Txk06tM the Crab music :D

                      • Alexander Boost
                        Alexander Boost  1 weeks back

                        i actually bought this thing. Because it does not have a webcam and good price/perfomance

                        • Nart Boglin
                          Nart Boglin  1 weeks back

                          Anybody else miss Max?

                          • yf2015
                            yf2015  1 weeks back

                            If the performance of Ryzen 7 3750H is similar to Intel Core i5-8300H, then why should people buy Ryzen 7 3750H laptop when the price of a Intel Core i5-8300H laptop is cheaper? You can get a i5-8300H laptop around 650~670 USD. A Ryzen 7 3750H laptop costs you 900~950 USD.

                            • Zmart Kooky
                              Zmart Kooky  1 weeks back

                              Nooooooooo, fk the webcam! fk it fk it fk it and send it to helly hell! The best thing about this thing is there is no fkn webcam!

                              • TechFan
                                TechFan  1 weeks back

                                Did this Mofo Just say that? Why not pick up a sensible gaming laptop? There is no such beast. Gaming Laptops mean throwing money at Resellers to maybe get a machine that can keep up with the latest gaming titles so we have bragging rights. Sensible and Gaming Laptop, do not go together Linus.

                                • TechFan
                                  TechFan  1 weeks back

                                  Right, So this happened to me after watching too many videos. Watched Linus Video. Heard what I wanted to hear, and purchased laptop based on what I thought I was hearing in the backround. Ended up buying an FX505DU (Asus), and am disappointed with the 3 Cell battery, lack of SVGA, and no USB C. And by the way, no software for this model to disable the RGB Keyboard. It was the only model at the time I could afford with expandable memory. (Requiring 32 gb) Also, like linus, My hand Grease is all over the touchpad. That's hand grease as in oil from my hands. Way to go Asus and nvidia, what a terrible laptop for the price. Problem, it has the hardware I need for running my VM's and Ryzen 3750H which isn't plagued with all the problems that Intel CPU's have. I may be returning this if I can find something in a comparable price range (within 200 bucks of this one) with the things that are missing.

                                  • Crazy Panda
                                    Crazy Panda  2 weeks back

                                    Webcam? We don't need no stinkin' webcam!

                                    • Jordan Rathbone
                                      Jordan Rathbone  2 weeks back

                                      Be careful if you buy one of these a lot of them have bad fan bearings.

                                      • Clay Cassin
                                        Clay Cassin  2 weeks back

                                        A-Soos? I have always thought it was pronounced "A-Suss". Oh, right. He's Canadian. They pronounce Nissan as "Ni-san" instead of "Nee-sawn". Wow- maybe they're right.

                                        • Mircea Stoica
                                          Mircea Stoica  2 weeks back

                                          Came to the comments thinking you guys will complain about the lack of a webcam, found out I was living under a rock apparently.

                                          • diederik eding
                                            diederik eding  2 weeks back

                                            No RGB
                                            No webcam
                                            I SEE A ABSOLUTE WIN!

                                            • jmlinden7
                                              jmlinden7  2 weeks back

                                              Zephyrii!

                                              • Haley Ellenwood
                                                Haley Ellenwood  2 weeks back

                                                Can you review this model, but the 1799 dollar model?

                                                • James Stewart
                                                  James Stewart  2 weeks back

                                                  what wifi card would you recommend to put inside this guy? I'm already noticing the slow loads after 4 days!

                                                  • Connor Garry
                                                    Connor Garry  2 weeks back

                                                    Got mine from BB for $949

                                                    • wolfer255
                                                      wolfer255  3 weeks back

                                                      But Linus, we don't care about webcams. Pretty much no one does.
                                                      Most people even go out of their ways to block the camera off with something, like putting tape on it or apply one of those little cover pieces.

                                                      • Anonymimus
                                                        Anonymimus  3 weeks back

                                                        6:06 - LinusSexTips, lel

                                                        • Intellixa
                                                          Intellixa  3 weeks back

                                                          hahhah...! 4:50

                                                          • Zmaniac Gamerz
                                                            Zmaniac Gamerz  3 weeks back

                                                            I don’t even care for a webcam

                                                            • RexTheCapt
                                                              RexTheCapt  3 weeks back

                                                              I am personally against webcams on laptops. Never liked cameras on computers.

                                                              • chefkero
                                                                chefkero  3 weeks back

                                                                tbh, i never like keyboard backlight

                                                                • Patrick TAYLOR
                                                                  Patrick TAYLOR  3 weeks back

                                                                  I done got me one of the 16gb ram, 120hz refresh rate models for $950. Good deal as far as I'm concerned.

                                                                  • Patrick TAYLOR
                                                                    Patrick TAYLOR  3 weeks back

                                                                    It's running smooth like melted butter. I saw a similar asus with a 9th gen i7 but only a 60hz screen for same price. I don't get it, why use a better processor with a screen that can't even show a higher frame rate. The GPU was slightly less powerful too.
                                                                    The colors are definitely dull but other than that this machine is running like a champ.

                                                                  • Shxd0w _
                                                                    Shxd0w _  3 weeks back

                                                                    omg same lmfao

                                                                  • Christopher Perry
                                                                    Christopher Perry  3 weeks back

                                                                    Patrick TAYLOR just ordered mine from Best Buy the other day too!

                                                                • DragonBook28
                                                                  DragonBook28  3 weeks back

                                                                  its on sale for $950 at best buy

                                                                  • ASR Voicer
                                                                    ASR Voicer  3 weeks back

                                                                    I recommend you this laptop
                                                                    https://amzn.to/2FU1Jmq
                                                                    No i affiliate program it is beneficial
                                                                    I also bought
                                                                    Costless price

                                                                    • Jeffrey Z
                                                                      Jeffrey Z  3 weeks back

                                                                      I just bought one of these and I’m hearing some coil whine. Anyone else experience this? It’s just a high pitched squeal coming from the internals of the GA502

                                                                      • Jeffrey Z
                                                                        Jeffrey Z  2 weeks back

                                                                        Khánh Nguyễn yeah overall I’m pretty happy with it though

                                                                      • Khánh Nguyễn
                                                                        Khánh Nguyễn  2 weeks back

                                                                        Ya same for me. Plus the fan is a little loud.

                                                                    • Champymarty
                                                                      Champymarty  3 weeks back

                                                                      I cannot manage to buy this laptop in Montreal, CAN. Can anyone help me ?

                                                                      • Official DrillTraizer-Gaming

                                                                        What wifi card should i replace it too? I'm planning to get the GA502 soon so i can know which wifi card to get before getting the laptop.

                                                                        • Ben Allen
                                                                          Ben Allen  3 weeks back

                                                                          Official DrillTraizer-Gaming I would say that. Just make sure to plug into Ethernet if you’re getting large downloads.

                                                                        • Official DrillTraizer-Gaming
                                                                          Official DrillTraizer-Gaming  3 weeks back

                                                                          @Ben Allen oo ok, so its safe to say that to people that buy this they dont have to swap out the wifi card yeah?

                                                                        • Ben Allen
                                                                          Ben Allen  3 weeks back

                                                                          Official DrillTraizer-Gaming it did come! I like it a lot. The WiFi card definitely chugs a bit on big downloads, but it was surprisingly competent on game downloads. Skyrim only took a few minutes (granted it’s not the biggest game in the world) and I had no issues latency-wise on Overwatch on WiFi. It was also completely fine for Netflix and YouTube, I don’t think I’ll end up swapping it out.

                                                                      • Clap clap
                                                                        Clap clap  3 weeks back

                                                                        No offense but the ryzen 7 3750h sucks so bad, it bottlenecks the 1660ti. Helios 300 still better with the i7 9th gen for the same price and beats a lot of rtx 2060 out there.

                                                                        • CHANNEL ASIA NEW TERMINATE XII

                                                                          A webcam can spy you. I think

                                                                          • Caleb Schumacher
                                                                            Caleb Schumacher  3 weeks back

                                                                            how hard would it be to replace the wifi card? are they expensive?

                                                                            • Rino AP
                                                                              Rino AP  3 weeks back

                                                                              Cheap enuf, (less than 30 usd for intel 9260) but you'll be limited to 1x1 antenna, so expect something gross

                                                                          • BrownGuyYash
                                                                            BrownGuyYash  3 weeks back

                                                                            So Linus said the Wifi card is bad. How bad?

                                                                            • Zavid Al Rasyid
                                                                              Zavid Al Rasyid  3 weeks back

                                                                              Aaah, competition

                                                                              Good Sight of Healthy Market

                                                                              All Hail Consumers!!

                                                                              • Hyeonk
                                                                                Hyeonk  3 weeks back

                                                                                20% off on eBay right now!! Gogogo

                                                                                • bony
                                                                                  bony  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Hyeonk check best buy

                                                                              • George Jorgenson
                                                                                George Jorgenson  3 weeks back

                                                                                Why would we want an awful 720p webcam. I don't understand the obsession with this lol. Looks like a great laptop.

                                                                                • Tapish Singh
                                                                                  Tapish Singh  1 days back

                                                                                  it is definetely a great laptop - typing this reply from one, it's literally better than one of my relative's $4,000 2017 MacBook Pro imo

                                                                              • Aaron Somar
                                                                                Aaron Somar  3 weeks back

                                                                                Please check out the helios 300 2019

                                                                                • PSK Research
                                                                                  PSK Research  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Don't need a webcam. All of them have a crap picture anyway. Get a better picture from a $30 phone.

                                                                                  • IcedNDiced
                                                                                    IcedNDiced  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I just purchased one of these for school/gaming. I was starting to lose hope that I would find anything that seemed perfect until this. The keyboard is amazing and the trackpad is good but only after you use it for a while as Linus pointed out. No weird keyboard layouts, great gaming performance on a great panel, and a really good battery life for a gaming laptop. It does all of this while also being sleek and looking good. Thumbs up Asus, great job.