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Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX Review – The Incredible Vanishing Bezel

Rating: 8.5.

When we reviewed the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501VI back in June 2017 we were taking our first look at Nvidia Max-Q technology. The spec of that laptop included a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU and Nvidia GTX 1080 Max-Q graphics, and we were impressed by the way Asus had combined decent gaming power with a very thin chassis.

In the intervening nearly-two years a huge amount of new technology has arrived and now it is time for the slightly larger and considerably more powerful Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX. This laptop packs a 17.3-inch screen in a chassis that looks more like a 15.6-inch, and it is powered by a Core i7-8750H CPU with six cores and Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics.

To put it another way, everything has changed and only the Zephyrus name remains.

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Processor Intel Core i7-8750H
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 8GB GDDR6
Memory 16GB or 32GB DDR4-2666MHz (24GB in our sample, 8GB+16GB).
SSD 1TB Samsung M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
Display 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-Sync, Pantone Validated
Keyboard Per-key RGB; backlit chiclet keyboard, Aura Sync, Support N key, 1.4mm travel distance
Audio 2x 2.5W speaker with Smart AMP technology
Array Microphones

I/O Ports:
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
External Camera [email protected]
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 802.11ac 2×2 WLAN and Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions 399mm(W) x 272mm(D) x 18.7mm(H)
Weight 2.7 kg
Power 230W power adaptor
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Software Armoury Crate, ROG GameFirst, ROG GameVisual, Sonic Studio & Sonic Radar, Aura Core, XSplit Gamecaster (Free), Android/iOS App

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