Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is an high-end gaming and one of the first laptops available with the latest NVIDIA RTX graphics cards. This gaming laptop is powered by Intel Core i7 processor with a 17.3 inch FHD display inside the sleek magnesium-alloy body.
As the successor to the 15-inch ROG Zephyrus GX501VI, the 17-inch GX701 does not only sport a large display. It packs a lot of upgrades including incredible cooling system, powerful battery life, and other captivating features to boost gaming experience.
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ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Key Features and Specs.
- 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel
- Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
- Intel Core i7-8750H processor
- NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 with Max-Q Design (GX701GX), NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 (GX701GW), NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 (GX701GV)
- Up to 24GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
- 512GB / 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0
- Fingerprint Scanner
- 2 x 2.5W speaker with Smart AMP technology
- 1 x USB 3.1, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x USB Type C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
- External Camera ([email protected]), optional
- Support Type-C PD 3.0 up to 65W Battery.
The company has improved on the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 design. Compare to its predecessor, the GX701 is thinner, lighter, and slimmer.
It is built of brushed black magnesium-alloy with copper-coloured line that separates the laptop’s base and screen while weighing only 2.60 kg with a dimension of 39.9 x 27.2 x 1.87 cm.
Similarly, the slim bezels surrounding the screen leave little room for an integrated webcam, hence, the introduction of an external camera to captures crisp Full HD footage.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 lid features the same split-pattern design like its predecessor with the illuminating dot matrix pattern perfectly inscribed by the left.
When opened, the first obvious change in the laptop is the position of the keyboard and touchpad. ASUS has pushed down the keyboard to the near edge to make room for a perforated ventilation panel on the forward half of the deck.
Therefore, the touchpad is pushed to the right hand side of the keyboard. At first encounter this change could be seen as a disadvantage however, its an added advantage for better cooling system by not only leaving more room for the fans.
Above the keyboard is a wheel which serves as the volume controller and on the other side is the power button.
In addition, Asus has also added its Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) cooling system which allows the bottom panel of the laptop that opens up when the lid is opened.
On the left Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 laptop sits a Kensington lock slot and a USB 3.1 port, a USB Type-C port, and an HDMI output, as well as power-adapter and headset jacks.
However, on the right are two USB 3.1 ports and another USB Type-C port.
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 sports a 17.3 inch FHD display Anti Glare display. It also comes a fully saturates speedy IPS-level displays with either 60Hz or 144Hz refresh rate.
The Zephyrus is also Pantone-validated, meaning its colors have been calibrated and certified to be as accurate as possible.
Furthermore, the Zephyrus S GX701 comes with a WQHD disply option with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.hence, offering vibrant colors, and brightness to make up for an excellent display for gamer, and other users.
The HDR panel enhances AAA titles with richer colors, brilliant whites, and deeper blacks via local dimming.
Similar, the HDR display also extends battery life with the Panel Self Refresh and Static Display Refresh Rate Switch technologies that cut active power consumption by up to 11%.
The laptop comes with the ProArt™ TruColor Technology which guarantees that each one meets stringent Pantone® Color Validation requirements up to with 100% sRGB color gamut for color accuracy.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is the first gaming laptops to benefit from Nvidia’s high-end mobile graphics card.
This NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 GPU comes with the Max-Q design, which reduces power consumption and allows the GPU to be placed in thinner laptops.
Furthermore, this GPU enables photorealistic graphics thanks to real-time ray tracing technology and AI-enhanced image processing.
It boosts up to 1230MHz at 90W, with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM clocked at 6001MHz, and both can be overclocked.
Although, the GX701GX is the model with this high end graphics card there are two other model with smaller but powerful graphics card.
The GX701GW model sports the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 while the GX701GV model features the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 graphics card.
However, the three models comes with the Intel Core i7-8750H processor.
The 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H boasts six cores and 12 threads with a peak Turbo clock of 4.1GHz.
This powerful core is backed by up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM for heavy multitasking and a 1TB NVMe SSD for your game library and professional portfolio.
Above all, the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is a window 10 laptop with the best users experience and accessibility.
This laptop is the company’s first ever ROG gaming laptop to feature a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint login located on the power button right at the top of the keyboard.
Similarly, the laptop comes with few dedicated hotkeys that puts volume, microphone mute, and ROG Armoury Crate software within easy reach.
Furthermore, the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 keyboard also boast of fast-actuating key switches, like the N-Key rollover and Overstroke technology, which helps registers every keystroke for faster responsiveness.
The keyboard comes with per-key RGB lighting and Aura Sync, which also extends illumination to volume roller and a glowing number pad that appears on the touch-pad.
This laptop sports the Asus’s innovative Active Aerodynamic System, which sees the base of the Zephyrus open up on a hinge automatically when the screen is opened.
The laptop webcam is to be bought separately and can be plugged into the laptop through USB Type-A port.
Furthermore, Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 comes with a smart amplifier tech which keeps the speakers within thermal and excursion limits when you spin the volume wheel so you can turn it up without harming the cones.
It also has audio features designed specifically for streaming and recording, including automatic volume stabilization and noise and echo cancellation.
Asus has also added Sonic Studio III software so that users can take control of the sound that the laptop outputs.
The ASUS Zephyrus S GX701 also offers a 65Wh Li-Polymer battery rated to last up to 16 hours on a charge.
It also comes with 230W power adaptor which offers fast charge feature which according to ASUS will help you boost the battery to 90 percent in 25 minutes.
The laptop also features the ROG RangeBoost, a patented wireless technology that constantly scans your surroundings and automatically shifts between two pairs of antennas to maintain the best signal.
Above all, the ASUS Zephyrus S GX701 also comes with the WiFi 6 802.11ac 2×2 WLAN with Bluetooth 5.0 for seamless connectivity.
ASUS Zephyrus S GX701 Price and Availability
The ASUS Zephyrus S GX701 price starts at $ 3,299.00 and changes depending on the configuration.
You can to buy the ASUS Laptop at leading online stores in your country or on ASUS’s official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
ASUS Zephyrus S GX701 Specs
Here are a few specs of the ASUS Zephyrus S GX701
- OS: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
- Processor: 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H
- GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 (GX701GX), NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 (GX701GW), NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 (GX701GV)
- Memory: Up to 24GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
- Colours: Black
- Dimension: 39.9 x 27.2 x 1.87 cm
- Weight: 2.60 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC, Pantone® Validated
- Keyboard: Chiclet Keyboard with isolated Numpad Key
- Pointing Device: Yes
- Built-in Storage: Up to 1TB SSD
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: External Camera ([email protected]), optional
- USB Ports: 1 x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-C, 1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-A, 2x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-A.
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port HDMI 2.0b
- Thunderbolt Ports:
- DisplayPort: Yes, USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort™ 1.4
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: –
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: 802.11ac 2×2 WLAN
- Bluetooth: Yes, version 5.0
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Armoury Crate
- VR Ready
- ROG GameFirst
- Aura Core
- XSplit Gamecaster (Free)
- Kensington lock
- Sonic Studio III
- 230W Power Adapter
- Battery: 60Wh Battery
- Use Time: –
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