Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX First Impressions

Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX

Asus has just launched a few gaming products in the Indian market and also refreshed existing STRIX Scar gaming laptops lineup. The ROG Zephyrus S GX701GX is one of the newly launched laptops in the Indian market. The laptop comes with the latest Nvidia RTX graphics card. It costs Rs. 3,49,900 and comes with powerful specifications. I got a chance to experience Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX and here are my first impressions of the laptop.

Zephyrus S GX701GX comes with an impressive design. It comes with narrow bezels, so the company could fit a 17.3-inch display in a form factor of a 15-inch laptop. The laptop has 17-inch display panel with 144Hz refresh and 3 ms response time along with Pantone calibration. The display is impressive.

The laptop has ROG Active Aerodynamic System that opens the bottom lid of the device to create significant airflow intake. Asus claims that the laptop manages to take 32% more air and offer better cooling. It also has anti-dust air tunnels that keeps it clean to maintain cooling capacity.

It packs Intel Core i7 8750H processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 24GB). It also comes with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design and 8GB GDDR6 VRAM. So, the laptop is really powerful and you will easily get it when you start playing the games on it.

The laptop comes with 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCI-E SSD that further contributes to the performance by offering faster booting of the system and faster load time of game.

One noticeable thing in the laptop is GPU switch that lets you switch between gaming mode to Optimus mode for battery saving. Asus claims that GPU switch selectively turns off the discrete GPU to save power in Optimus mode. I couldn’t test this feature properly to see how much impact it has on battery life. But it sounds interesting.

The keyboard has 1.4mm travel distance and has RGB lighting with AURA SYNC. Just above the keyboard, there is a physical roller for volume control. I really liked this kind of setup for volume control.

Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX

The company has also removed the webcam from the laptop’s body and added a USB-powered web camera for better video quality.

The company has also improved the software that lets you control CPU fan, Aura light and more.

Asus claims that the laptop will offer around 4 hours 40 minutes of video playback, that sounds good. Gaming laptops are not meant to offer longer battery life. It supports both DC and Type-C charging. It also supports Fast-charging.

I didn’t get much time to dive deep for testing the performance. But the laptop manages to impress me with its design, display, and initial performance. The laptop is costly, but it is powerful and will surely impress you if you want a powerful gaming laptop.


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