Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Gaming Laptop Review
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is a machine loaded with state-of-the-art power-house and premium design. It can easily be termed as a dream gaming laptop for all types of PC Gamers. It is just like a monster in the world of laptops. I has the capability of playing the heaviest demanding AAA PC games in every possible way without compromising even a bit of performance and a single moment of fun.
For Pubg(PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) and Fortnite gamers, this laptop is a heaven they would like to own. It has perfect screen refresh rate and best cooling system for the hardware in order to aid hours of continuous gameplay without any heating issues.
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 (base: 990 MHz, Boost: 1230 MHz; TDP: 90W)
- Intel Core i7 8750H Hexa Core processor
- 17.3” 144Hz 3ms Pantone validated FHD display with NVIDIA G SYNC
- Up to 32DDR4 2666MHz RAM | 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD (Hyper drive) | Windows 10 Professional
- Smaller than standard form Factor only 0.74” (18.7mm) thin
- Reduced temperature compared to conventional cooling design Due to ROG exclusive active Aerodynamic system and 12V fans. Increased longevity with anti dust technology
- Gpu switch mode: switch between integrated and discrete graphics for increased battery life or powerful gaming performance
- 802.11AC Wave 2 Gigabit Wi-Fi
- Per key aura Sync RGB keyboard with separate volume roll key
- Detachable/external 1080P 60Hz webcam
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 offers the best portable gaming unit. You can name any game demanding the highest hardware configurations to run on a PC, and you can play it on this machine. If you have this laptop by Republic of Gamers with you, then feel confident, worrying about requirements is a point of past for you.
There is no doubt in saying that this machine has a high price tag. It is priced at £3,299.99 which really is a big amount, but a lot of potential buyers think that it is worth it. After-all, it is almost a perfect portable piece of technology for gamers.
Design & Built Quality
The first thing that you will notice when you get this laptop in your hands is its squary magnesium casing with a total machine weight of 2.6KG. Its body feel cool even to the touch of your hand. It is a single piece of solid finished magnesium, unlike other gaming laptops that have spongy keyboards, plastic cases and garnish finishing. Lid of this monstrous laptop machine has nothing but a ROG logo with full chrome finish. As per expectation, its look and feel is a class in itself.
After opening the lid, the first thing that you will notice is innovative AAS(Active Aerodynamic System). It opens that base upon a hinge when you open the lid. This enables better dissipation of heat by creating a smaller vent at the back side. This mechanism is pure creativity and a piece of quality engineering.
Another interesting featuring of this portable gaming computer is RGB lighting rollover N-key keyboard. It is a set of keys having a perfectly serviceable keyboard, just like GX501. It comes with a large perforated venting plate which is positioned above the keyboard with a target of cooling the powerful hardware inside GX701.
A physical scroller volume key is positioned above the F1 keys of the keyboard. This allows perfect control of volume when playing a game or playing your favourite music. Opinion of gamers really vary regarding this volume key, some like to use it for controlling volume, while other say its useless.
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 comes loaded with a Type-C USB 3.1 and two more simple USB 3.1 ports of the right side of the ROG Zephyrus S. Left side of the laptop has HDMI 2.0b out, DisplayPort 1.4, another USB 3.1 port and a Type C USB 3.1 port. Audio Jack is also located on the left side of this machine.
Something that most of the hardcore gamer might miss is Ethernet LAN port. No doubt Wi-Fi connections and speeds are real stable these days, but Ethernet Port is a habit for some players.
Specs and portability:
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is a thin laptop as compared to other machines housing this much power. It’s portability can be defined as a Gaming Beast that can easily fit in a laptop case or rucksack. It should not be taken as a secondary gaming laptop, in fact it perfectly makes sense if you buy it as a replacement to your gaming Desktop PCs or primary gaming plus professional work laptop.
Graphic Card Options:
Options of following graphic cards are offered:
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 (Boost: 1230 MHz, 90W)
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 (Boost: 1440 MHz, 115W)
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 (Boost: 1335 MHz, 90W)
We know RTX 2080 is not is less faster than standard card but its combination is speed and thinness is something that needs to be appreciated. Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701’s mixture of speed and thinness makes it a perfect portable gaming machine of today. No doubt, its power is more than enough to handle any heavy game available these days.
Official Video by Nvidia shows what difference an RTX-enabled card makes while running Metro Exodus:
Performance and Gaming
Zephyrus S GX701 packed with State-of-the-art technology has achieved some very strong benchmark scores. It has scored 7,301 and 16,558 in 3D Mark’s Time Spy and Fire Strike tests, respectively.
Time Spy: 7,301
Fire Strike: 16,558
Fire Strike Extreme: 9,100
Fire Strike Ultra: 4,666
Sky Diver: 31,616
Night Raid: 28,703
This powerful gaming thing lets you turn on new graphic options including real-time Ray Tracing. It makes lighting even more realistic in the game. You will get amazing real life like feelings that helps the passionate gamers get immersed in the situations.
GEEKBENCH 4 BENCHMARKS
CPU Single-Core: 4,752
CPU Multi-Core: 19,412
It is an expensive machine if taken as a secondary gaming laptop or as a normal Laptop for professional use. But, if you take it as a primary gaming laptop or as a professional + gaming machine then the price is justified. Specs and performance of the laptop makes it worth +3k without any doubt.
You can get more information of about it on its official website.
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