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Asus ROG Zephyrus S is ‘world’s thinnest gaming laptop computer’


Asus has introduced a brand-new successor to the first-ever Nvidia Max-Q gaming laptop computer, the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501. This one is named the Zephyrus S GX531, and it’s considerably thinner than earlier than.

With that in thoughts, the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 isn’t the powerhouse that the unique mannequin was. At present solely Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or 1070 graphics choices can be found right here – and each are within the Max-Q design that enables for thinner laptop computer {hardware}.

The concept is to deliver an analogous, if barely inferior, degree of energy to a tool that’s much more moveable. To that finish, the Zephyrus S measures 14.95mm at its thinnest level, whereas the unique mannequin is available in at 16.9mm. This, by Asus’s measure, makes it the world’s thinnest gaming laptop computer but once more.

The burden of the Zephyrus S is an impressively-light 4.63 kilos (2.1kg)

The brand new Zephyrus retains the 144Hz show of its predecessor whereas updating the platform to the hexa-core Intel Core i7-8750H processor – one the newest and strongest obtainable.

Asus additionally claims to have improved the laptop computer’s thermals even additional by refining its Lively Aerodynamic System, which opens vents that widen because the customers lifts the display when opening the laptop computer.

Asus achieved all of this in a laptop computer that’s not solely thinner however smaller in width, due to narrower bezels than ever producing a 15.6-inch display inside a 14-inch laptop computer body. 

When you’re , each Zephyrus S fashions will likely be up for pre-order within the US on August  31, with the GTX 1070 selection usually obtainable September 15 beginning at $2,199 (about AU$3,038). The entry-level GTX 1060 mannequin with a 1TB NVMe SSD will land in mid-October at $2,099 (about AU$2,938).

This mannequin would be the solely mannequin obtainable within the UK, and will likely be obtainable from mid October for £1,999.99.

Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704

The Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704 barely seems to be like a 17-inch gaming laptop computer.

Additionally introducing … the smallest 17-inch gaming laptop computer

Asus has additionally unveiled the Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704, which it calls the ‘most compact 17-inch gaming laptop computer.’ Becoming a 17.3-inch display right into a 15.7-inch laptop computer body, this mannequin employs an analogous thinning of its bezels as the brand new Zephyrus.

Just like the Zephyrus, this laptop computer suits all of Asus’s standard options, like Aura Sync RGB keyboard and system lighting in addition to a HyperCool Professional cooling system. The laptop computer then proceeds to cram it with the newest in gaming laptop computer {hardware}.

Particularly, your alternative between the newest Eighth-generation Intel H-series Core i5 and i7 processors paired with an Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics chip. From there, the laptop computer helps as much as 32GB of DDR4 reminiscence at 2,666MHz in addition to as much as a 1TB SSHD at 5,400 rpm, a 1TB spinning HDD at as much as 7,200 rpm and an NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD at as much as 512GB of capability for storage.

The show is available in 4K UHD or 1,920 x 1,080 decision at both 60Hz or 144Hz refresh fee. It additionally contains a bevy of ports, together with one USB-C port and 4 USB 3.1 ports with one being Era 2.

This laptop computer additionally marks the debut of Asus’s new Armoury Crate software program, which unites all the agency’s gaming PC software program right into a single app. From right here, gamers can assign lighting and macro profiles to video games in addition to fan pace settings from Turbo to Balanced and Silent.

Asus is charging $1,699 (£1,699.99, about AU$2,345) for an ROG Strix Scar II with the 144hz show choice, the Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of reminiscence and a 1TB (5,400 rpm) paired with two 256GB SSDs when it launches in late September (or mid October within the UK). The agency has but to reveal the beginning spec and worth in addition to worldwide availability.