ASUS introduced us to the first ASUS ROG Zephyrus at Computex, another of the main technology fairs of the year, but this time it did not want to wait for the approximately six months that remain for her and she has brought the new edition to CES Las Vegas. Thus, within all the batch of computers that has presented as an advance to the event itself we find the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX701 , a gaming notebook somewhat more compact than usual.
This new Zephyrus incorporates a screen of 17.3 inches with the relevant 144 hertz in terms of the refresh rate that are sought especially in gaming , being again validated by PANTONE as we have seen in the new ASUS StudioBook S. With processor The eighth-generation Intel and NVIDIA graphics, it seeks to be the option for gamers looking for maximum portability without sacrificing power.
Data sheet of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX701
SCREEN 17.3 inches IPS, 144 Hz, 3 ms, 100% sRGB
RESOLUTION Full HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels)
PROCESSOR Intel Core i7-8750H
GRAPHICS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design
RAM 8 GB GDDR6 (up to 24 GB)
STORAGE 2 x SSD NVMe PCIe 3.0 of 512 GB
4 x SSD NVMe PCIe 3.0 of 1TB
PORTS 1 x USB 3.1 type C 2nd gen (DisplayPort support) / 1 x USB 3.1 type C 1st gen / 1 x USB 3.1 type A 2nd gen / 1 x HDMI 2.0 / 1 x 3.5 mm jack combo
CONNECTIVITY 802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 5.0
DRUMS 50 watts / hour
OS Windows 10 Home / Pro
DIMENSIONS 399 x 272 x 187 mm, 2.7 kg
OTHERS AURA SYNC, RGB keyboard
AUDIO 2 x 2.6 watt speaker
Asus Rog Zephyrus S Gx701 06
17,3 inches where they would fit 15
It seems that the Zephyrus lineage of the ASUS Republic of Games is updated from fair to fair, and if Computex was the premiere stage of the first Zephyrys and just before the IFA 2018 we knew the ROG Zephyrus S , for the CES 2019 it touches an iteration of the latter, with the same aspirations: thinness and power .
Thus, this new laptop has a total thickness of 18.7 millimeters , looking to be the lightest gaming laptop on the market with a 17.3-inch screen that almost fits in what would occupy a 15.6. They have also taken care of the frames of the screen, with a width of 6.5 millimeters that is not bad.
The new Zephyrus S also incorporates NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology to synchronize the refresh rate with the frame rate and make the viewing experience better. Although yes, it remains in FullHD for resolution and does not rise to the 4K we have seen in the Acer Predator Triton 900 , another of the new gaming equipment we have seen today.
At the heart of this new laptop is the Intel Core i7-8750H eighth generation processor , with six cores and a maximum clock speed of 4.1 GHz. Accompanying it we can choose up to 24 GB of RAM and the GeForce RTX graphics card 2080 with Max-Q design, with the possibility of having up to 1 TB of storage with solid units.
As for ports , USB type C serve both for power (65 watts) and to connect external monitors via DisplayPort 1.4, but also has an HDMI 2.0b output to connect 4K monitors. For connectivity, it has a Wi-Fi Gigabit module with 2×2 MU-MIMO and ROG RangeBoost technology, which constantly scans the environment using two pairs of antennas to get the best signal.
Audio, another important component in the multimedia experience, is covered by two 2.5-watt speakers that promise a more powerful sound without distortion. Although for those who prefer the audio provided by the wired headphones, there is a 3.5 mm minijack, in addition to the surround sound simulation that the device is capable of producing for peripherals that support stereo audio, noise cancellation and stabilization. volume.
And cooling in a powerful and thin laptop? The manufacturer has designed its own ventilation system ( Active Aerodynamic System , AAS) based on lifting a cover so that there is enough air intake to increase the flow and maintain the temperature when driving it through the structure. Helped by dual fans (each with an anti-dust tunnel that traps the particles) that conduct hot air and particles to the grids to expel them.
The speed of the fans is controlled automatically by an algorithm that responds to temperature changes , but users can choose between different preconfigured profiles to opt for less ventilation and less noise. This can be done quickly with keyboard shortcuts, which also has a design to prevent warming.
And speaking of the keyboard , each of the keys has independent lighting thanks to an RGB LED. And how could it be otherwise, the user can also configure their own lighting scheme playing with the effects and colors.
As has happened with the other equipment, ASUS has reserved this information in detail for later. What we know about this computer is that it will be available in the first quarter of 2019 .
Hence, it is possible to think that later this year there will be another model of Zephyrus, perhaps a more complete update and not on a model that already existed as in this case. Looking at the starting price of the first ROG Zephyrus S, we can think that the price of this will be around those $ 2,199 , but we will be attentive to what the manufacturer says.