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Apart from the TUF Gaming FX505DY, ASUS also held a separate event for the launch of the ROG Zephyrus S GX701, powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX Graphics!

rog zephyrus gx701 302At only 18.7mm thin, the GX701 is the world’s most compact 17-inch gaming laptop. It’s fitted with super narrow bezels which allows it to have an 81% screen to body ratio.  Its 17.3-inch Full HD IPS-level display also boasts 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms of response time, plus NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology.

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Like the original Zephyrus, it features the innovative Active Aerodynamic System, which reduces temperatures by up to 20%, and up to a 32% increase in system airflow.

rog zephyrus gx701 163Its keyboard now features per-key RGB lighting, N-key Rollover, and Aura Sync, which lets you sycnhronize the lighting effects across a wide range of compatible devices. It’s also compatible with USB Power Delivery, which means it can be charged using the ZenPower Pro PD or any similar device.

rog zephyrus gx701 195Under the hood is an Intel Core i7-8750H, along with up to 24GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design. For storage, you can configure it with up to a 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD.

Specifications and Pricing
 ROG Zephyrus S (GX701GX)ROG Zephyrus S (GX701GV)
OSWindows 10Windows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i7-8750HIntel Core i7-8750H
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q DesignNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
8GB GDDR6 VRAM6GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory24GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM16GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
SSDM.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 1TB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 512GB SSD
Display17.3-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 17.3-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel,
144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC
Pantone ValidatedPantone Validated
KeyboardPer-key RGB; backlit chiclet keyboardPer-key RGB; backlit chiclet keyboard
AURA SYNCAURA SYNC
Support N keySupport N key
Hot keys: Ten-key Function / ROG Armoury CrateHot keys: Ten-key Function / ROG Armoury Crate
1.4mm travel distance1.4mm travel distance
Audio2 x 2.5W speaker with Smart AMP technology2 x 2.5W speaker with Smart AMP technology
Array MicrophonesArray Microphones
I/O Ports1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery
1 x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-C1 x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-C
1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-A1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-A
2x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-A2x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.0b1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock1 x Kensington lock
Connectivity802.11ac 2x2 WLAN802.11ac 2x2 WLAN
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0 
Dimensions39.9(W) x 27.2(D) x 1.87(H) cm39.9(W) x 27.2(D) x 1.87(H) cm
Weight2.7 kg2.7 kg
SRPPhP209,995PhP139,995
Bundled Items, Pre-Order Bonus

Every purchase of an ROG Zephyrus GX701 comes with a 17″ ROG Backpack and an ROG Gladius II mouse. Be one of the first 20 to Pre-order a GX701 with an RTX 2080 at any ROG Concept Store nationwide or from Octagon in Glorietta from March 1 to 10, 2019, and you’ll also receive over PhP17,000 worth of bundled items. Click here for the full mechanics.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.