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!
At 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.
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.
Its 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.
Under 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)|
|OS||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8750H||Intel Core i7-8750H|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060|
|8GB GDDR6 VRAM||6GB GDDR6 VRAM|
|Memory||24GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM|
|SSD||M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 1TB SSD||M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 512GB SSD|
|Display||17.3-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel,||17.3-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel,|
|144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC||144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC|
|Pantone Validated||Pantone Validated|
|Keyboard||Per-key RGB; backlit chiclet keyboard||Per-key RGB; backlit chiclet keyboard|
|AURA SYNC||AURA SYNC|
|Support N key||Support N key|
|Hot keys: Ten-key Function / ROG Armoury Crate||Hot keys: Ten-key Function / ROG Armoury Crate|
|1.4mm travel distance||1.4mm travel distance|
|Audio||2 x 2.5W speaker with Smart AMP technology||2 x 2.5W speaker with Smart AMP technology|
|Array Microphones||Array Microphones|
|I/O Ports||1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery||1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery|
|1 x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-C||1 x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-C|
|1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-A||1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-A|
|2x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-A||2x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-A|
|1 x HDMI 2.0b||1 x HDMI 2.0b|
|1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack||1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack|
|1 x Kensington lock||1 x Kensington lock|
|Connectivity||802.11ac 2x2 WLAN||802.11ac 2x2 WLAN|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Dimensions||39.9(W) x 27.2(D) x 1.87(H) cm||39.9(W) x 27.2(D) x 1.87(H) cm|
|Weight||2.7 kg||2.7 kg|
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.