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The new ROG Zephyrus S GX531 sets a new standard for slim gaming laptops with an even thinner design framed by super-narrow bezels.

Nobody truly wants to lug around a 4-kilogram powerhouse on their shoulders whilst people can hold the weightless device upon their shoulders easily. Asus, a Taiwan based multinational electronics company, has brought with the ROG Zephyrus S which is a fairly slim 15-inch machine that weighs just 2.1kgs.

This is a premium gaming notebook and the design screams of it. The build quality is excellent thanks to the metal outer shell with a dark grey minimalistic finish with a brightly lit ROG logo. The hinge mechanism seems very sturdy and the display opens up in a nice swift motion. That is where things seem to ‘different.’ The keyboard has been pulled down to the edges while the touchpad is moved to the right. This is because Asus has left space on top so that air can be pulled in from the top to improve cooling. A unique signature designs of the Zephyrus series which works for the most part and necessary to maintain the claim of being the ‘slimmest gaming notebook.’

The latest ROG Zephyrus S features a 15.6 inch Full HD (1920×1080) super-narrow bezel display to draw gamers deeper into the action. The high refresh rate makes gameplay smoother and lowers input lag, while the 3ms gray-to-gray response time produces sharper visuals with no blurring. The CPU comes with 6 cores and 12 threads, and it is automatically overclocked to 2.2GHz-4.1GHz. The hexa-core handles gaming and other running tasks quickly and efficiently. Therefore, now Zephyrus S supports DDR4 2666MHz high frequency memory modules and the overall computer performance are noticeably improved.

According to Cinebench R15 tests for multi-core CPUs, the latest Zephyrus S can reach up to1214 cb, which is a remarkable improvement compared to its predecessor.

On the processing front, this one is no slouch. It comes with an Intel 8th-gen Core i7 8750H six-core processor with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Adding to the speed is an M.2 1TB NVMe PCIe drive, which might not be enough for your gaming library, but will definitely cut down on load-times by a big margin when compared to traditional hard drives.ROG Zephyrus S GX531 is the world’s first laptop featuring GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design. The Turing architecture of RTX 20 series melds programmable shading with real-time ray tracing and artificial intelligence to enable greater realism to gaming graphics.

Good news for the for the gamers who just contact shooting game, if want to grasp the enemy columns, in addition to the eyes more to train listening, by listening to the sound of distinguishing a judging enemy movements grasp opportunities ROG team through software simulation, provide Sonic audio visual Radar, Radar III by algorithms calculate the game sound direction in hair, and through the Radar and instructions, make the direction of the voice can be visual.

Sonic Radar IIIcan scan support after the game, if the game have 5.1 -channel sound, can let the software to calculate the directivity of sound the operations function is not a cracking game, but the game in the pure sends out the sound to simulate operation, can be used as players learn listening a tool, players once you get used to the acoustic characteristics of the fighting, master after hearing distinguishes a smart door, can get more in the game winner.

Model Name GX531GW
Dimension 36.0(W) x 26.8(D) x 1.53 ~ 1.61(H) cm
14.17(W) x 10.55(D) x 0.60 ~ 0.63(H) inches
Weight 2.10 Kg
Processor Intel Core i7-8750H Processor 2.2GHz (9M Cache, up to 3.9GHz)
Chipset Mobile Intel HM370 Express Chipsets
Graphic NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design
Graphic Memory GDDR6 8GB
IGPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
Panel Size 15.6′
Resolution FHD 1920×1080 16:9
Refresh Rate 144Hz, 3ms response rate
Total System Memory DDR4 8GB (on board) + DDR4 2666 8GB
Memory Slot 1x (max memory 24 GB)
Display output 1x HDMI 2.0b
1x TypeC (DP1.2)
Webcam 720P HD
Mic Built-in array microphone
Keyboard Type Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard 4-Zone RGB
Speakers 2x2W
Audio Tech Smart Amp
Operating System Windows 10 (64bit)
Battery 60WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
Power 230W AC Adapter
Output: 19.5V DC, 11.8A, 230W
Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal

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