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
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
Array microphone
Software Armoury Crate
Sonic Studio & Sonic Radar
Aura Core
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
Weight 2.7kg



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