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ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Review 2019

Gaming could not get livelier than this! ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 stands out in quality, compliance, looks and functionality and has everything that can help you win over your competitor every time you play on this laptop.

asus rog zephyrus s gx701 review 2019

Designed for hardcore gaming

Gaming means use of heavy duty graphics. It also means requirement of a processor that never heats up when pushed to full throttle. Intel core i7 processor is supportive of double speed performance.  The refresh rate is clocked at 4.1GHz and six-core, 12 thread structure allows faster delegation and quicker processing of commands. Thus, when you are at the peak of the excitement of the game, the laptop will support your endeavors to the best of abilities. All heavy duty works video editing, 3D planning, etc can be done easily without pushing this device to limits.

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Compact but versatile device

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is designed to fit the sleekest of backpacks. This device has incredibly small footprint and is easy to carry around. Also when placed at one place, it can be viewed comfortably from widest of angles. The chassis is aluminum base and offers more style but less weight to the body.

One of the unique features on the body of this laptop is ROG GC21 external camera that can be placed at the most comfortable of positions to achieve the best resolution in pictures and easy clicking. This camera is foldable and can be carried in the bag with the USB cable that it comes with.

Display – an able battleground

Player as well as developers gets lot of space to experiment with on the 17.3” screen which is fit into a 15.7” bezel. The display is empowered with Pantone Color Validation scheme that offers added accuracy of colors and looks when game is being designed. 144Hz refresh rate and 3-ms gray-to-gray response time supports point and shoot style of games to the perfection and offers added seamlessness in change of new frames.

Lot of space and steadfast memory

Developing games requires lots of resources which can slow down the device if the memory and storage space are not sufficient. That is why; ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is equipped with 24GB of system memory which comes strengthened with DDR4-2666 technology. There is 8GB of separate VRAM for housing GeForce RTX GPU is also incorporated in the device. Thus, your GPU requirements as a gamer are not compromised in this pro-gaming laptop from ASUS.

The icing on the cake comes in the form of 1TB storage space and 4-lane bandwidth PCI Express 3.0 version. This makes this device fully receptive of all the thoughts, ideas and codes and designs that you conceive and offer reliable platform to experiment with your gaming abilities.

Connect with peripherals and also to the web effortlessly

There is Display Port 1.4 available on ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 to allow you connect extra monitor to see what you have done. Also, you can check other jobs too. then, there is HDMI 2.0b output too to give you exact idea of how your game will run on 4K displays having refresh rate of 60Hz. USB Type-C convenience is also offered to help you connect with other devices and power points so that you are never off the resources when the most crucial part of game is in making. 802.11 ac standard Gigabit Wi-Fi module coupled with 2×2 MU-MIMO speeds ups the internet connectivity. There is RangeBoost feature added to ensure that the strongest of connections are made by adjusting antennas to the best angles.

Perfect audio support

2.5W speakers are built-in to ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 and these are characterized by distortion-free sound. The users can get more personalized experience by using 3.5mm audio jack that can be linked via any of the USB ports. The Zephyrs S yields surround sound when headphones or VR headsets are attached to the laptop. There are audio features additionally provided for noise cancellation, dissipation of echo and optimized volume stabilization.

Double powerful graphics enabled by NVIDIA G-Sync and Optimus

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 has achieved another level of seamlessness in unfolding of frames. The problem of delay in appearance of frames has been corrected with the use of NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. And when the device is running on its own battery power, the user will not experience any difference in performance due to the presence of NVIDIA Optimus technology that regulates power consumption when working off the charging point.

ProcessorIntel Core i7-8750H
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
RAMup to 24GB (8GB onboard)
Storageup to 1TB SSD
Display17.3” FHD (1920x1080) 144Hz 3ms
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home

Slim does not mean undue heat build-up

While others slim laptops struggle to keep the heat level low and face crashes due to high heat, ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 beats the challenge of staying cool with the help of Active Aerodynamic System. This system enables splendid air flow through vents and it is propelled further more uniformly with all heat sinks making this device cool in all conditions. Additionally, this system does not allow dust to accumulate.

Super stylish and fully illuminated keyboard

The keyboard of ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 exudes vivacious appeal. Every key is provided with dedicated RGB LED that glows brilliantly to make the whole input device lively in appearance. The user will be able to configure various colors and adjust intensity as per the mood of the work being done on the laptop. The lights can be turned fully off too to align with the serious environment at workplace.

keyboard asus rog zephyrus s gx701

Most interesting feature of this keyboard is its touchpad that converts into a numeric pad. The touchpad is provided at the side of the alphabetic keys.

Aura Sync feature can provide uniform look that expands from keyboard to other peripherals like mouse and headset and so the whole system of ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 seems ready to create a masterpiece that you have conceived in your mind.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 will make its first appearance in CES 2019. This laptop will be out for sale very soon and is eagerly awaited because of its gaming supporting features.

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Mark Hernandez

Being a past individual technology blogger for 4 years, Mark have a perfect grip on testing laptops and tablets. Along with a successful technology writer and blogger, he has been a full time gamer and still spends few hours of a day playing games. And as a gamer, Mark is an expert gaming laptop finder and his this skill helps gamer find best gaming laptops.

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