ASUS introduces the world’s thinnest gaming laptop – ROG Zephyrus S, with 144Hz Display, with GTX 1070 Max-Q
ASUS’s Republic of Gamers or ROG is the world’s most popular just for its quality and uniqueness. They have been bringing some quality gaming laptops this 2018 but none of them seem to unique than this.
Well, the new Zephyrus S is unique with its sleek design and specs offered. The gaming laptop seems to be the thinnest in the world and also has the revolutionary 144Hz Display.
Interestingly, after being so thin and good-looking it’s damn powerful as well. With 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake processor, this laptop is a gaming beast.
With further ado let’s see the specs of the laptop:
- Processor: 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H
- Display: 15.6″ IPS-type FHD, 144Hz refresh rate with 3ms response time
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
- Memory: Up to 24GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
- Storage: M.2 NVMe PCIe 256GB / 512GB / 1TB SSD
- Wireless: 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 5.0
- Connectivity options: 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x 3.5-mm audio combo
- Audio: 2 x speakers with smart-amplifier technology, Array microphone
- OS: Windows 10 Home / Pro
- Dimensions: 360 x 268 x 14.95~15.75 mm
- Weight: 2.1kg
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S as a whole…
When I first heard the name of the laptop it felt quite awkward for me. Also, I got excited to know more about the laptop. This laptop will just bring an evolution in gaming laptops.
The thickness and ultra narrow bezels make the laptop premium looking. The total laptop is made out of aluminum-magnesium alloy with diamond-cut edges with two-stage anodizing highlight.
Truly, with just one view you won’t believe it to be a gaming monster. It just looks like ASUS’s any premium end laptop.
The ROG Zephyrus S sports a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display which is surrounded by ultra narrow bezels. The laptop has a wide viewing angle of 178° viewing angle which helps for a sharp gaming experience.
The laptop’s signature scissor-door hinges lift the body up to allow more air into the intake vents when in use. This makes it easy for you for any gaming circumstances.
The new and unique 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time of display make the laptop classic gaming beast.
Performance & Gaming
Under the stylish ASUS Zephyrus S, lies a powerful beast that is powered by the fast hexa-core 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake processor. The performance of this processor is immense and with 6 cores and 12 threads, it’s a complete package.
The processor has a base clock frequency of 2.20 GHz and boosts up to 4.10 GHz. With Intel’sTurbo Boost Technology the processor is smart enough to increase its speed when required. It has been made on 14nm architecture and with huge 9MB Smart cache, the performance just won’t bother you much.
The graphics has been powered by NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 (Max-Q). It can just handle AAA titles with ease at frame rates of over 100 fps.
Also, the laptop has a huge 24GB DDR4 RAM!!! Coming to the storage, the Zephyrus S has a huge 1TB of M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage.
ASUS has just taken a lot of care for the colling of this laptop. How? They have included the unique Active Aerodynamic System (AAS). With it, the laptop uses heat vents underneath the chassis that open when the laptop’s lid is opened.
To make some fantastic cooling, you also get five heat pipes, four heatsinks and exhaust vents at the rear. It works in tandem with dual 12V 83-blade AeroAccelerator fans made out of liquid-crystal polymer. With that, you get more dissipation of heat quite effectively.
Pricing & Availability
The ROG Zephyrus S with the GTX 1060 has a price tag of $2,099. Though ASUS has already started marketing the product you can expect it to hit the market in mid-October.
While the other model with GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU, will cost around $2,199. It will go on sale exclusively on Amazon starting from August 31st.
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