ASUS continues to provide the latest products every year. Still in the sneak preview of the Berlin 2018 IFA, this time ASUS gave a leak about the latest ROG laptops in the Zephyrus line. Named the Zephyrus S GX531, this laptop is claimed to be the thinnest gaming laptop powered by high-end GPUs and chipsets.
Has a thickness of 14.95 ~ 15.75 mm, Zephyrus S 12% thinner than the Zephyrus GX501. There are two versions of Zephyrus S sold on the market, namely the GX531GS and GX531GM. Both are powered by the 8th generation Core i7-8750H Intel processor, the difference lies in the GPU they use. The highest version of the GX531GS uses NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 (Max-Q) 8GB GDDR5 VRAM, while the GX531GM version uses NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 VRAM.
The processor and GPU are supported by 2666 Mhz DDR4 RAM with a maximum capacity of 24 GB and SSD M.2 NVMe up to 512 GB. Then for connectivity there are 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x 3.5mm jackaudio, and lock lock.
144 Hz screen
In addition to the fierce specifications, ASUS is pretty confident with the Zephyrus S. screen because this laptop has a 15.6-inch screen with a fairly thin bezel. The screen is able to display images with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a response time of 3ms so that the image is smoother without blur. In addition, a wide viewing angle of up to 178 degrees, IPS-level panel, and 100% Gamut sRGB, further spoil the gamers lingering in front of the screen.
AAS cooling system
For the cooling system, the ROG Zephyrus S uses Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) technology. When the laptop is lifted, a special vent will appear which serves to facilitate airflow. ASUS pinned five heat-conducting pipes with four separate fans for the CPU and GPU. Each fan contains 83 propellers with dual 12V AeroAccelerator and is equipped with anti-dust tunnel so that there is no dust and dirt on the fan.
Specifications of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531
|Operating System||Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro – ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-8750H|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 (Max-Q)||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060|
|8GB GDDR5 VRAM||6GB GDDR5 VRAM|
|Memory||DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM|
|Up to 24 GB||Up to 24 GB|
|SSD||M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x2 512GB SSDM.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x4 256GB / 512GB / 1TB SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB|
|Keyboard||Backlit Chiclet KeyboardMarked WASD keys
RGB 4 zones
1.2mm key travel
|Audio||2x 2W speakers with smart amplifier technology
|Software||Armoury CrateGameFirst V
XSplit Gamecaster (Free)
|I / O Ports||1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (USB-C™)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ (USB-C™)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington Lock
|Power||230W Power adaptor||180W Power adaptor|
|Wi-Fi / Bluetooth||802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-FiBluetooth® 5.0|
|Dimensions||360 x 268 x 14.95~15.75mm|