ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Zephyrus S (GX531)
World’s thinnest gaming laptop powered by latest Intel Core i7-8750H CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, with a 144Hz display and 3m/s response time
⦁ World’s slimmest gaming laptop: 14.95~15.75mm thin with Intel Core i7-8750H CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU
⦁ Powerful visuals on a super-narrow-bezel display: 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time enables super-smooth gaming with blur-free graphics.
⦁ Patented ROG Active Aerodynamic System (AAS): Optimum cooling with innovative venting and 83-blade fans for peak performance in ultraslim design
Dubai, UAE, December 20th, 2018 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Zephyrus S (GX531), the latest model in the ROG Zephyrus series, which sets a new milestone for ultrathin gaming laptops.
At a mere 14.95~15.75mm thin, Zephyrus S is 12% slimmer than the original Zephyrus (GX501). It’s equipped with the latest Intel® Core™ i7-8750H CPU and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics, making it ideal for work or play. Super-narrow bezels squeeze a 15.6-inch display, with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time, into a 14.2-inch chassis. The all-metal chassis is strong enough to meet military-grade durability standards without compromising on design, with sleek lines and a premium finish. An advanced cooling system ensures optimal performance of all components, incorporating the proprietary Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) — a design and engineering hallmark of the Zephyrus series.
Powerful visuals achieved with a super-narrow-bezel display
Super-narrow bezels allow the 15.6-inch display to be squeezed into a 14.2-inch chassis. This reduces the entire footprint and in addition, the slimmer bezels create a more immersive gaming experience.
The 120Hz panel on the initial version doubled the refresh rate of conventional displays, while Zephyrus S pushes the refresh rate to 144Hz, and reduces blurring and ghosting by lowering the response time to 3ms. Built for more than just speed, the IPS-type AHVA panel also has excellent image quality. It covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut, ensuring richness of color, and wide viewing angles.
Proprietary cooling to ensure optimal performance
Cooling the critical components that comprise Zephyrus S is a difficult feat due to the ultrathin design, but it’s imperative to ensure peak performance. Because of this, ASUS and ROG thermal engineers developed the innovative Active Aerodynamic System (AAS). When the lid of the laptop is lifted, a special vent opens underneath the chassis to let the laptop draw in more cool air. The AAS intake stretches across the entire back of the body to improve airflow by 22%. Additional airflow comes in from through the keyboard, and the keyboard’s forward layout makes more room for additional cooling throughout the system.
The Zephyrus S contains five heat pipes that pull heat away from the CPU and GPU, and also the VRM circuitry that feeds them power. The CPU and GPU connect to both shared and dedicated heatsinks to ensure efficient cooling for any workload, and the power components stay under 80°C to improve long-term reliability. Thermal energy is channeled along the pipes to four heatsinks and exhaust vents at the rear corners, twice as many as in the first Zephyrus.
Keeping heatsinks free of dust and debris is key to preserving cooling performance, which is why the engineering team added self-cleaning fans to eject particles from the system through anti-dust tunnels. This special feature prevents accumulation on the fins to ensure consistent cooling and improve long-term stability.
Customization with RGB lighting through Aura Sync
Integrated RGB lighting lets gamers customize Zephyrus S to their preference, or match the mood of the game currently being played. Four independent zones illuminate the keyboard, and additional LEDs create a subtle glow inside the AAS vent. Aura Sync coordinates colors and effects with compatible peripherals like the ROG Delta headset and Gladius II Origin mouse, making it easy to personalize the entire setup with just a few clicks. Third-party applications can harness the lighting through the Aura SDK, and ROG is working with developers to incorporate support in games and applications.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S (GX531) will be available now in the UAE from Jumbo Electronics and Virgin Megastores. It will be priced at AED 8,799/-.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S (GX531)
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
6GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
24GB (8GB onboard memory)
SSD M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x4 512GB
Display 15.6-inch FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB
VR Ready Yes
Keyboard Backlit Chiclet Keyboard
Marked WASD keys
RGB 4 zones
1.2mm key travel
Audio 2x 2W speakers with smart-amplifier technology
Software Armoury Crate
XSplit Gamecaster (Free)
I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (USB-C™)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ (USB-C™)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington Lock
Power 180W Power adaptor
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Dimensions 360 x 268 x 14.95~15.75mm
Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.