ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Launched in Malaysia – Powered by the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Launched in Malaysia
At a launch event in Kuala Lumpur today, ASUS Malaysia has officially launched their newest thin and premium gaming laptop, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701. It is a powerful gaming laptop with an RTX GPU in a slim chassis.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 gaming laptop is powered by the Intel Core i7-8750H and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. It has a whopping 24GB DDR4 RAM which consists of a 16GB DDR4 stick and 8GB soldered-on RAM.
For storage, it has a single stick 1TB PCIe G3x4 NVMe SSD. If you need more storage space, there is another free M.2 slot but it’s worth noting that there is no 2.5″ HDD slot due to the increased battery capacity.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 gaming laptop utilizes a 17.3-inch Full HD 144Hz IPS display with G-Sync capabilities. It’s said to have an ultra-fast response rate of 3ms, which makes it very ideal for even the most competitive of gamers out there.
As you can see, the signature Zephyrus keyboard design has been retained here along with the trackpad / numpad combo. Previous Zephyrus gaming laptops had 4-Zone RGB keyboard but the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 finally has per-key RGB lighting. You can use a preset or freely customize it using the Armoury Crate software.
For the full specifications, check it out right below here:
|CPU||Intel Core i7-8750H (6C / 12T @ up to 4.1 GHz), 9M Cache, 45W TDP, 14nm|
|RAM||16GB 2666MHz DDR4 + 8GB Soldered Onboard RAM|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 8GB GDDR6|
|Storage||1TB PCIe G3X4 NVMe SSD|
|Display||17.3″ FHD (1920 X 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS Wide View Pantone Validated display with G-Sync (3ms response, 100% sRGB)|
|Keyboard||Chiclet Keyboard with NKRO, Per-Key RGB and Aura Sync|
Intel 802.11ac (2×2) Gigabit Wi-Fi
2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen1
1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2
1 x Type-C Gen 1
1 x Type-C Gen 2 with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x Kensington Lock
1 x Proprietary Charging Port
|Audio||2 x 2.5W Speakers with SmartAMP technology|
1 x Combo Audio Jack
|Power||76Whr 4-cell Li-Ion Battery|
|Dimensions||399 x 272 x 18.7 mm (W x D x H)|
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 gaming laptop will be available in Malaysia from today onwards at a retail price of RM13,999. You can purchase it at any ASUS official stores and authorized dealers nationwide. It will be bundled together with an ROG backpack, an ROG gaming mouse, and the ROG GC21 external webcam.
Warranty for this product across all variants will be 2 years long.
Pokdepinion: I kinda wished that they would use the usual keyboard layout but oh well. I suppose it was a needed design choice on their end.