Powerful and Slim, a Laptop that Packs a Real Punch!
Joburg Style got the opportunity to test the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701GX and it blew us away!
Believe it or not, this device outperforms the majority of high-end desktops out there with its Core i7-8750H, 24GB DDR4 2,666MHz RAM and a G-Sync-enabled, 144-Hz Full HD display; sleek and lightweight design, as well as mobility – it’s an absolute winner in our eyes.
There are three models in the Zephyrus S range: The GX701GV – featuring a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060; the GX701GW – with an RTX 2070 and the one we reviewed, the GX701GX, has a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.
Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and the revolutionary RTX platform, these processors bring together a tri-factor of awesomeness: real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading.
The device retails for around R54,999.00 which isn’t on the lower-priced side, but when you consider the quality specs and numerous advantages you get over a desktop, you know you are getting value for money.
If you are on the market for a powerful laptop that can handle both your work and play time equally, then the GX701 series will deliver.
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-8750H|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)
|Display||17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC™, Pantone® Validated|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 with Max-Q Design
8GB GDDR6 VRAM
|Memory||DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
Up to 24GB (8GB on board memory)
|Storage||M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 1TB SSD
M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 512GB / 1TB SSD
|Wireless||802.11ac 2×2 WLAN
Bluetooth® 5.0 (Version may vary as the OS upgrades)
|Connectivity||1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C™ with DisplayPort™ 1.4 and Power Delivery
1 x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-C™
1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-A
2x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
|Keyboard||Per-key RGB; backlit chiclet keyboard
Support N key
Hot keys: Ten-key Function / ROG Armoury Crate
1.4mm travel distance
|Audio||2 x 2.5W speaker with smart amp technology
Sonic Studio & Sonic Radar
XSplit Gamecaster (Free)
Android / iOS App
|AC adapter||230W power adaptor
Plug Type: ø6.0 (mm)
Output: 19.5V DC, 11.8A, 230W
Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
|Size||399 (W) x 272 (D) x 187 (H) mm|
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