“Zypherus S is touted as the thinnest gaming laptop with 15.7mm thickness.”
ASUS gaming sub-brand ROG today added a new gaming laptop to its lineup, dubbed as the ROG Zephyrus S. It comes in two models: the GX531GS and the GX531GM, both featuring the GDDR5 VRAM graphics chip, Smart AMP technology powered speakers, and a chiclet-style backlit keyboard. ASUS further claims that the laptop is certified VR ready and comes under the AAA Gaming category, that means it should be suitable for high-end gaming.
Talking about the features of the ROG Zephyrus S, it comes with a touchpad placed on the right side of the keyboard – much like its predecessor. The lid of the laptop sports a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS display surrounded by narrow bezels. The panel comes with features like a refresh rate of 144Hz, a response time of 3ms, and 100 percent sRGB colour gamut.
Both variants of the Zephyrus S are powered by a 2.2 GHz 8th Gen Intel i7 processor, aided by up to 24GB DDR4 2,666MHz RAM and up to 1TB SSD. While the graphics card on the GX531GS model is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM, the GX531GM model employs an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM. On the software side, it runs Windows 10 Home/ Windows 10 out of the box, and include features like Armoury Crate, GameFirst V, Splendid, Sonic Studio, Aura Core, and XSplit Gamecaster.
As mentioned above, the laptop has a chiclet-style keyboard with marked WASD Keys, 4 zones of RGB backlight mode, 1.2mm travel distance and Aura sync technology. The sound department of the ROG Zephyrus S is handled by dual 2W external speakers, which is fine-tuned by Smart AMP, and an array microphone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port, two USB 2.0 Type-A port and an HDMI 2.0 port. It also has a Kensington lock, and a 3.5mm headphone and microphone jack. Lastly, the laptop measures 360 x 268 x 14.95-15.75mm and weighs 2.1kg.
ASUS hasn’t divulged the pricing and availability details of the ROG Zephyrus S laptop as of now.