Asus has unveiled its latest gaming laptop in the ROG series, the Asus ROG Zephyrus S. The Asus ROG Zephyrus S gaming laptop is a certified VR-ready laptop. The company has launched the Asus ROG Zephyrus S laptop in two models, GX531GS and GX531GM. The ROG Zephyrus S has a rather unusual touchpad placement, to the right of the keyboard like its predecessor. Pricing and availability details are not yet revealed by the manufacturer. Both models of the Asus ROG Zephyrus S comes under the AAA Gaming category that suggests a high-end gaming laptop. So, let’s take a look into its specifications.
Asus ROG Zephyrus S specifications
Both model new Zephyrus S runs Windows 10 Home/ Windows 10 Pro out-of-the-box. It features a 15.6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS-level panel with narrow bezels. It has a refresh rate of 144Hz, a response time of 3ms, and 100 percent sRGB color gamut. Both variants come with the 8th gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor, paired with 8GB of onboard DDR4 (2,666MHz) RAM. The user can expand the memory of GX531GS up to 16GB and up to 24GB on the GX531GM. As for storage, there are 2 512GB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCI-E 3.0) on the former, and 256GB/ 512GB/ 1TB x4 SSD of the same kind on the latter.
As for graphics, the GX531GS model comes with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM. On the other hand, there’s an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM for GX531GM. Both models feature a chiclet-style backlit keyboard, marked WASD keys, 4 zones of RGB backlight mode, 1.2mm travel distance, and Aura Sync technology. Its software features include Armoury Crate, GameFirst V, Splendid, Sonic Studio, Aura Core, and XSplit Gamecaster.
For enhanced audio experience, the Asus ROG Zephyrus S sports 2X2W external speakers with Smart AMP technology and an array microphone. For connectivity, it has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port, two USB 2.0 Type-A port, an HDMI 2.0, a Kensington lock, and one 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth v5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2X2.