June 14, 2019

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Review

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701

The Asus ROG Zephyrus is the best gaming notebook in 2019.

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 configuration

CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H (hexa-core, 9MB cache, up to 4.1GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6 VRAM); Intel UHD Graphics 630
RAM: 24GB DDR4 (2,666MHz)
Screen: 17.3-inch, Full HD (1,920×1,080) IPS, Pantone Validated (144Hz refresh rate with Nvidia G-Sync)
Storage: 1TB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD
Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 (USB Type-C), 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, headset jack
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Camera: Full HD webcam (1080p, 60fps)
Weight: 5.95 pounds (2.7kg)
Size: 15.7 x 10.7 x 0.7 inches (39.9 x 27.2 x 1.87cm; W x D x H)

Verdict

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701

Pros

  • Brilliant performance
  • Gorgeous design
  • Easy to carry
  • Fantastic 17-inch screen

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Short battery life
  • No LAN port

INTRODUCTION, PRICE, DESIGN, AND DISPLAY

The third best laptop 2019 is the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701. It is a successor to the first Zephyrus laptop from 2017. The S GX701 has a 17.3-inch screen, a thickness of 18.7 millimeters and a weight of 2.7 kg. The keyboard is on the bottom of the case. Furthermore, this Asus has the Active Aerodynamic System: a special hinge construction. This laptop costs around 3000 euros.

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PERFORMANCE, BATTERY, AND FEATURES

The hardware of the Zephyrus GX701 is very powerful. The laptop, therefore, needs an adapter that supplies a lot of power. This is the 230W adapter, a hefty block. In addition, Asus supplies a 65W USB c-charger. This has a too low capacity to charge the laptop when you play a heavy game. You can easily take this smaller battery with you when you travel. Furthermore, Asus supplies a separate webcam that you can click onto the screen.

CONCLUSION

The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is a top model with all kinds of extras, such as various chargers, an external webcam and a 144Hz panel with hdr support. You can easily put multiple heavy games on this Asus, without the device faltering. This makes the S GX701 the best laptop for gaming.

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