At Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) Las Vegas, Asus claim that Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is the thinest 17 inch Gaming Laptop in the World.
“GO BIG, STAY SLIM”
Asus “REPUBLIC OF GAMERS” ROG first support both DC and Type-C charging on gaming laptops. Yes, Zephyrus S GX701 can be charge from portable power bank, so you don’t have to find socket when the battery gets low.
Here asus is highlighting two main product 65W adaptor and Zenpower PRO PD for their Zephyrus S GX701. Both devices supports fast-charging.
By using 65W asus adaptor, we can charge our Zephyrus S GX701 to 100% within 2.5 hours.
Zenpower PRO PD can provide us 64+ mins web surfing or 101+ mins video playback.
But the drawback is we have to purchase 65W adaptor and Zenpower PRO PD separately.
It comes with 17.3-inch 1080p super-narrow-bezel IPS panel display, which support 144Hz refresh-rate, 3ms response-time and Pantone® validated colors system packed with sleek magnesium-alloy body.
Due to 18.7 thinness and 6.9 mm super narrow bezels,we can use 81% screen to body ratio within 2.7 weight.
This Gaming Laptop has VR support, latest hardcore gaming and even you can use it for serious creative work.
Zephyrus S GX701 has a unique and attractive keyboard, which covers only half body whereas half body used for air flow with its impressive design ROG logo. This laptop’s keyboard supports Pre-key RGB with Aura Sync and it is full-sized keyboard with numeric pad. We can switch between trackpad or numeric keys by pressing a key. Dimension: 399 x 272 x 28.7 mm.
It’s price may be around $2,699 only/-
Asus is using middle level some pretty impressive tech, including an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 GPU (Graphics card up-to 8GB GDDR6 VRAM ) and an overclocked 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8950HK processor (overclocked up-to 3.9 GHz), which comes with 6 cores, 12 threads.
By upgrading RAM upto 24GB DDR4 (2666MHz) RAM, you can increase performance for future hardcore gaming (8GB on-board memory).
You can take up-to 1TB NVMe (PCIE x4 ) SSD Storage with the help of HYPERDRIVE technology, which can load your game faster (up-to 3200 MB/s).
Lets talk about sound, if i am a gamer or cinema lover then as you are thinking, i would like to have surround-sound experience. So this Gaming setup would help you to do this , it has incredible sound generated by 2 x 2.5W speakers (200% more volume) 7.1 channel surround sound powered by Smartamp and you can also enjoy Virtual Surround Sound with Sonic Studio III technology.
While playing game, you can control volume without using mouse gestures using its separate “Rolling Volume Control (key)”, this is the main thing that make it different from any other laptop.
Connectivity & Ports:
Multi-antenna Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2 x 2 WLAN) and Bluetooth 5.5, bluetooth version may vary according to operating System.
As we shown above First time ROG introduced USB Type-C™ charging in their gaming laptop, so it has USB Type-C™ port ( it can work as video port but it doesn’t support Thunderbolt), Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 2), Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1) and HDMI 2.0 4K UHD (upto 60Hz). We can enjoy audio with external audio devices like headphone or home theatre using its 3.5 mm audio jack.
Power: 230W power adaptor, which output is 19.5V DC 11.8 A.
Asus introduced two gaming laptops at CES 2019, Zephyrus S GX 701 and Mothership GZ700. Both doesn’t have RJ45 port, so we can’t able to connect our laptop with Ethernet.
As you notice above, Zephyrus S GX701 doesn’t have webcam, asus providing us external webcam for this series. This external webcam have 1080p resolution with 60 FPS (Frame Per Second).
ROG Zephyrus S (GX701) has three models according to different specification for every gaming lover.
- ROG Zephyrus S (GX701GX) – it comes with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 with Max-Q Design.
- ROG Zephyrus S (GX701GW) – it comes with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070.
- ROG Zephyrus S (GX701GV) – it comes with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060.
Every model comes with Windows 10 Home operating system, but asus is recommding Windows 10 Pro for these gaming laptop.