ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming PC Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz IPS Type, Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, GeForce GTX 1070, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Military-Grade Metal Chassis, Win 10 Home – GX531GS-AH76
For more than a decade, ASUS ROG PC gaming Laptop has channeled its passion for gaming into building innovative products and working closely with e-Sports teams to ensure they have the right tools to pursue victory.
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ROG Zephyrus S
The ROG Zephyrus S is redefining ultra-slim gaming laptops yet again with innovative engineering to cool its 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q design, so you can immerse yourself in its no-compromise 144Hz/3ms display.
Clever and expert craftsmanship is required to create a slim gaming chassis with high-end components. 12% thinner than the original GX501, the 0.62” thin metal chassis made from a single slab of aluminum and CNC-milled cover make the ROG Zephyrus S portable enough for life on the go but tough enough to survive everyday abuse. The metal body is a symphony of clean lines and refined design. Brush strokes slash the lid, diamond cuts chamfer the edges, and the iconic logo glows ROG red.
Super-narrow bezels draw you deeper into the action on the 144Hz IPS-type display. 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.
Don’t be fooled by its lithe body; ROG Zephyrus S has ample power for AAA games, VR experiences, and creative work. Thanks to its GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q design, it hits the sweet spot of ultimate GeForce GTX gaming and impossibly sleek design.
ROG Zephyrus S has all the connectivity needed for gaming on the go. Type-C (USB-C) ports are available at USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Gen 1 speeds, while Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2 and USB 2.0 ports are perfect for a gamepad and mouse.
The Zephyrus S automatically adjusts fan speeds based on CPU and GPU temperatures, and you can quickly toggle between three modes with a convenient function shortcut. With upgraded 12v fans and anti-dust tunnels, the cooling system on the Zephyrus S is prepared to tackle the latest games with ease.
AURA SYNC Beyond the Keyboard
The AURA SYNC keyboard ensures precise input in the heat of battle with n-key rollover and up to 20 million keypress durability. You can customize the backlight colors and effects to suit your style, and another configurable RGB zone illuminates the AAS intake at the back for ambient lighting.
|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920×1080 pixels|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||3.9 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4|
|Memory Speed||2666 MHz|
|Hard Drive||512 GB Hybrid Drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||8 GB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||2 hours|
|Series||ROG Zephyrus S|
|Item model number||GX531GS-AH76|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Item Weight||4.63 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||14.2 x 10.6 x 0.6 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||14.17 x 10.55 x 0.62 inches|
|Rear Webcam Resolution||2 MP|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Flash Memory Size||512.00|
|Hard Drive Interface||Solid State|
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed||10000 RPM|
|Optical Drive Type||None|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
- battery life
- build quality
- ethernet port
- screen bleed
- black ops
- light bleed
- cooling system
- keyboard and trackpad
- refresh rate
- even though
- super thin
- pretty much
- backlight bleed
- ultra settings
- ever owned
- ips glow
- call of duty
- crate software
- quality control
- fan noise
Great performance, bad screen bleed
by Jason M. (Amazon.com)
Too Many Compromises
by Guy Generic (Amazon.com)
I like the forward thinking design. It’s for gamers. But, you’ll start to see how the battery life, build quality, placement of keyboard/trackpad, no Ethernet jack, screen tilt… all add up. The GS65 Stealth is almost the same laptop with fewer compromises (albeit, runs hot). Had to return the Zerphyrus S.
Love at first sight
by Kevin (Amazon.com)
My main concern was cooling, and I can say this PC has it in SPADES. I ran a RE6 Benchmark Test (it’s what I had on me at the time) on High Settings as well as two 60 fps youtube channels and the temperature never spiked past 82 C, it usually kept to a general 75-78 C temperature range. You can quickly bring up Armoury Crate Software with the Asus Logo Button (located on the upper right hand corner of the keyboard, above the trackpad) and set Fan profiles based on the game, or let it automatically set it’s own fan speed depending on bearing load.
I’m still performing some tests so things can be subject to change, but so far, this PC has turned out to be the real deal. A bit of caution for anyone looking to buy though, remember this PC does NOT came with a Thunderbolt Plug, I knew this going in and it didn’t effect me but it may matter to you. Also remember, naturally, if you plan to use this for heavy use this version of the Zephyrus S (1070 Max Q Version) ONLY has SSD, there is no extended hard drive so you will need an external one. Also keep in mind, much like the Razer Blade 15, this laptop has NO Ethernet Port. If you’re going to buy this and you’re a serious no holds barred gamer, then you can pretty much consider buying a USB Type C Hub (the ones with the Ethernet Port) pretty much part of the deal as well.
+ Arguably the Strongest Contender for the best thermals and cooling of any current super thin gaming laptop on the market. You can clearly tell the main thing that keeps this puppy cooled is nothing but good old fashioned mechanical ingenuity.
+ Extremely Light and Powerful for it’s size, using Armoury Crate Software you can overclock the GPU and reach pretty much full GTX 1070 level performance.
+ Very reasonably Priced for what you get.
+ Slim and Sleek Design. The Zephyrus S is designed elegantly, but at the same time it’s not ostentatious. You could most likely bring this into a business meeting or a library and you wouldn’t draw unneeded attention.
– No Ethernet Port or Thunderbolt Connection
– The side by side trackpad and keyboard is considered unconventional by some (I consider this a pro though, I LOVE the setup, it’s so fancy)
– SSD ONLY (for the 1070 Max Q Version) be prepared to pick up an External HD or be ready to carefully manage the games you download
– RGB lighting is kind of soft on the keyboard. You can increase the lighting intensity, but by most modern day standards it’s still going to have more of a soft glow then an in your face level of intensity.
– Fans are SURPRISINGLY LOUD when they are at their maximum setting, especially for something so small. Again, I also like this because I respect a machine with a little kick and can flex it’s cooling muscles when it needs to. But this could be considered a con for some. Remember that you can always manually adjust fan settings using a button or set an automated profile in Armoury Crate depending on what game you play.
Admittedly, I gave this 5 stars because just about all the cons, at least to ME, weren’t really cons save for the Ethernet Port and Thunderbolt connection, but I already had a USB Type C hub when I bought this so I was good to go. But I wanted to list those warnings out there for people who are considering this laptop.
Before buying, KNOW what you are getting before purchasing this, READ THE FINE SPEC PRINTS, if you can keep that in mind, this PC is a real beauty.
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