Asus announces ROG Zephyrus S GX701 ultra-thin gaming laptop | Revie

Asus announces ROG Zephyrus S GX701 ultra-thin gaming laptop | Revie

ROG Zephyrus redefined ultra-slim gaming laptops with a compelling cocktail of innovative cooling, premium display, and powerful GPU. Working closely with NVIDIA, we deployed the first GeForce graphics with Max-Q Design in a sumptuously sleek system capable of delivering an exceptional gaming experience rivaling much larger desktops.

Making its debut at CES 2019, the all-new ROG Zephyrus S GX701 boldly brandishes bigger ambitions. Not satisfied to simply take hardcore gaming to the next level with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX with Max-Q design graphics and 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, the GX701 doubles down on the display. It expands the high-speed screen to 17 inches, frames it with super-narrow bezels, and guarantees color accuracy with Pantone validation. Our exclusive GPU switch toggles between G-Sync mode for smoother gaming and Optimus mode for longer battery life, while Type-C charging helps you stay powered on the road.

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Even with all these upgrades and a larger screen, the Zephyrus S GX701 maintains an impressively slender profile and surprisingly compact footprint. It’s more immersive, powerful, and versatile than any Zephyrus before without sacrificing the portability that defines the family.

Slim 6.9-mm bezels deserve much of the credit for the manageable dimensions. They allow the massive 17.3” screen to squeeze into a body just 15.7” wide, so you can stow the system in most conventional laptop bags and backpacks. The GX701 is the most compact 17” gaming notebook around, and at only 18.7mm, it’s also the thinnest.

Pushing frame rates high enough to saturate the screen requires a powerful GPU, so the Zephyrus S GX701 can be configured with up to a GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design. The new Turing architecture underpinning NVIDIA’s latest laptop GPU lineup melds programmable shading with real-time ray tracing and artificial intelligence to enable greater realism. Traditional CUDA cores join forces with dedicated RT cores for ray tracing and Tensor cores or AI to improve the quality of lighting, shadows, and other effects. The processing power of this diverse array can also be harnessed to accelerate a range of other workloads, from content creation to 3D modeling to deep learning.

Performance varies constantly depending on the game and what’s happening in the scene. Most displays refresh at a consistent rate, which creates problems when new frames aren’t ready at the right time, but the Zephyrus S GX701 uses NVIDIA G-Sync technology to compensate. It synchronizes the refresh rate of the display with the frame rate of the GPU to eliminate visual tearing that distracts from immersion. Coordinating frame delivery also minimizes perceptible stuttering and input lag that can hinder your game.

ROG created the first gaming laptop capable of being powered by DC or USB-C input, and the Zephyrus S GX701 has the same technology. With support for USB Power Delivery, it can handle everyday work powered by a 65W Type-C adapter that’s much smaller than the 230W unit required for maximum gaming performance. Use a USB-C adapter to lighten your load on the road or around town, then plug in to full power when you return to home base.


ROG Zephyrus S GX701
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
Operating system Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)
Display 17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC™, Pantone® Validated
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 with Max-Q Design 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM up to 24GB (8GB onboard)
Storage M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 1TB SSD
M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 512GB / 1TB SSD
Wireless 802.11ac 2×2 WLAN
Bluetooth® 5.0 (Version may vary as the OS upgrades)
Connectivity  one USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C™ with DisplayPort™ 1.4 and Power Delivery

a USB3.1 Gen1 Type-C™

USB3.1 Gen2 Type-A

2 x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-A

1 x HDMI 2.0b

A 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack

A Kensington lock

Keyboard Per-key Aura Sync RGB backlighting
1.4mm travel distance N-key rollover
Audio 2 x 2.5W speakers with Smart Amp technology
Array microphone
AC adapter 230W power adapter
Output: 19.5V DC, 11.8A, 230W
Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Dimensions 399 (W) x 272 (D) x 187 (H) mm
Weight 2.7kg

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