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ASUS ROG laptops with 10th Gen Intel Core processors now available from RM6199

by Vyncent ChanJuly 27, 2020
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After the impressive lineup of AMD Ryzen 4000 series-powered laptops from the Republic of Gamers, they are now adding more options featuring the 10th Gen Intel Core processors. Unlike the AMD Ryzen 4000 laptops from ASUS which are only available with up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics for now, these ASUS ROG laptops are come with up to the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER under the hood to bring much more impressive gaming performance in a portable form factor.

To tame the immense heat output of the 10th Gen Intel Core processors, ASUS has resorted to using liquid metal for more efficient cooling. This is coupled with ASUS’ experience at cooling high-performance hardware to deliver a better user experience. As there’s also beefy GPUs to think about, ASUS’ engineers definitely worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy the best performance from these beastly machines. With that said, let’s take a look at the beautiful machines from the Republic of Gamers.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15

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If you are in the market for a portable and stylish gaming beast, well the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15 might be right up your alley. It is the only gaming laptop in today’s lineup of laptops to feature the Intel Core i7-10750H, which is a six-core, twelve-threaded processor capable of running at up to 5.0 GHz. Mated with a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, you might be surprised to find out that it is mere 1.9kg light and less than 20mm thin.

ROG Zephyrus M15 Specs

ROG Zephyrus M15
Model Name GU502L-UAZ087T
CPU Intel Core i7-10750H, 6C/12T @ up to 5.0 GHz, 45W TDP, 14nm
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics @ 1.15 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6
RAM 8GB DDR4-3200 on-board + 8GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM
Storage 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
(1 x M.2 PCIe slot vacant)
Display 15.6″ FHD (1080p) 240Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB Pantone Validated
Power 230W power adapter
Support USB PD 3.0 up to 65W
Dimensions 360 x 252 x 19.9 mm
Weight 1.9kg
Price RM6999

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S15 and Zephyrus S17

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Are you willing to sacrifice a bit of portability in favor of an immense increase in performance? Well, the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus S series might be for you then. They pack the latest Intel Core i7-10875H which offers eight cores and sixteen threads, which is the highest core count yet in laptops today. This is mated to a either a GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER or a GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER to bring the best gaming performance you can get in laptop today. To keep thermals in check, the ROG Zephyrus S15 and S17 laptops feature the innovative Active Aerodynamic System. Check out the specs of the ROG Zephyrus S series below:

ROG Zephyrus S15 and S17 Specs

ROG Zephyrus S17 ROG Zephyrus S15 ROG Zephyus S17
Model Name GX701L-XSHG043T GX502L-XSHF042T GX701L-WSHG043T
CPU Intel Core i7-10875H, 8C/16T @ up to 5.1 GHz, 45W TDP, 14nm
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics @ 1.2 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6
Intel UHD Graphics @ 1.2 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6
Intel UHD Graphics @ 1.2 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB GDDR6
RAM 16GB DDR4-3200 on-board + 16GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM
Storage 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
(1 x M.2 PCIe slot vacant)
2 x 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (RAID 0) 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
(1 x M.2 PCIe slot vacant)
Display 17.3″ FHD, 300Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB Pantone Validated, G-SYNC 15.6″ FHD, 300Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB Pantone Validated, G-SYNC 17.3″ FHD, 300Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB Pantone Validated, G-SYNC
Power 240W power adapter
Support USB PD 3.0 up to 65W
Dimensions 399 x 272 x 18.7 mm 360 x 252 x 18.9 mm 399 x 272 x 18.7 mm
Weight 2.6kg 2.0kg 2.6kg
Price RM16 999 RM15 499 RM13 999

If the machines above aren’t exactly your taste, stay tuned for a more affordable variant of the ROG Zephyrus S15 featuring the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER too!

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15

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For a more affordable gaming machine, you can look to the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR series. Being the third iteration of the ROG Strix SCAR family, it brings with it an aggressive design that is unmistakably a member of the ROG Strix SCAR family. Along with its unique aesthetics are a some fearsome hardware under the hood to ensure that the laptops aren’t all-show-and-no-go. And last but not least, they sport the ROG Keystone II which uses NFC capabilities to serve up some pretty cool features such as a hidden drive to store your private research material.

ROG Strix SCAR 15 Specs

ROG Strix SCAR 15 ROG Strix SCAR 15
Model Name G532L-WAZ085T G532L-VAZ069T
CPU Intel Core i7-10875H, 8C/16T @ up to 5.1 GHz, 45W TDP, 14nm
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics @ 1.2 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6
Intel UHD Graphics @ 1.2 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
RAM 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM
Storage 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
(2 x M.2 PCIe slot vacant)
Display 15.6″ FHD, 240Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB
Power 230W power adapter
Dimensions 360 x 275 x 24.9 mm
Weight 2.57kg
Price RM7999 RM7499

A beefier ROG Strix SCAR 15 with a GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is just around the corner, as are the ROG Strix SCAR 17 models featuring up to the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER. If you need more performance or a larger screen, you can stay tuned for more updates from ASUS Malaysia.

ASUS ROG Strix G15 and G17

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Even more affordable options are available in the ASUS ROG Strix G series. Comprising of the ROG Strix G15 and ROG Strix G17, you get an option of either a 15.6″ display or a 17.3″ display, to fulfill your gaming needs. Under the hood are beefy 10th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA’s Turing GPUs.

ROG Strix G15 and G17 Specs

ROG Strix G15 ROG Strix G17 ROG Strix G17
Model Name G512L-VHN146T G712L-VEV067T G712L-UH7082T
CPU Intel Core i7-10750H, 6C/12T @ up to 5.0 GHz, 45W TDP, 14nm
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics @ 1.15 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
Intel UHD Graphics @ 1.15 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
Intel UHD Graphics @ 1.15 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6
RAM 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM
Storage 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
(2 x M.2 PCIe slot vacant)
Display 15.6″ FHD, 144Hz 17.3″ FHD, 144Hz 17.3″ FHD, 120Hz
Power 230W power adapter
Dimensions 360 x 275 x 25.8 mm 399.7 x 293.4 x 26.5 mm
Weight 2.30kg 2.85kg
Price RM6699 RM6699 RM6199

ASUS will be offering more affordable variants of the ROG Strix G15 as well with GeForce GTX graphics later down the line, so stay tuned for these combinations.

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The ROG Zephyrus Duo will also be brought into Malaysia at a later date, so you will have to wait a bit to pay RM19 999 for that ridiculously overkill dream machine. So, what do you think? Are ASUS’ 10th Gen Intel Core offerings enough to sway you from the AMD Ryzen 4000-powered options?

Pokdepinion: The ROG Zephyrus M15 is pretty sexy, but not sexy enough to entice me from the ROG Zephyrus G14.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.