Gaming Laptop ASUS ROG Zephyrus: Release and First Impressions
One of the key pieces of ASUS at Computex 2017 was a compact and at the same time very efficient 15.6-inch notebook ROG Zephyrus (GX501VI / GX501VS). It is only natural that marketers ASUSTeK Computer decided to bring a product to market just one month after the formal announcement. Laptop stands small thickness of 16.9 mm, using GeForce GTX graphics accelerator 1080 and 1070 GeForce GTX design Max-Q and an advanced cooling system.
Laptop boasts not only “brisk” graphics subsystem, but the quad processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Kaby Lake-H), at least 16 GB DDR4-2400 RAM, solid state M.2-storage capacity of 256 GB to 1 TB and Full HD (1920 × 1080) IPS-matrix with an anti-reflective coating, a refresh rate of 60 Hz or 120 and support NVIDIA G-Sync synchronization function.
Among other components ASUS ROG Zephyrus worth mentioning NIC Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8265 (802.11ac), stereo speakers capacity 2 × W 2, with the keyboard backlight and RGB Aura stroke keys 1.4 mm embedded HD webcam and chetyrohyacheechnoy battery nominal value of 50 Vt⋅ch. The optical drive is offline, as well as space for installing a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD. The basic configuration of novelty weighs 2.2 kg.
In the notebook has a four-port USB 3.0 (they are the same USB 3.1 Gen1), a single USB 3.1 Type-C / Thunderbolt, video output HDMI 2.0, composite jack for headphones and microphone, Kensington Lock slot and connecting the supplied power adapter.
Enhanced characteristics of the device are given below. The standard warranty is two years.
The first reviews of the ASUS the ROG Zephyrus published resources KitGuru and HotHardware. Introducing foreign colleagues with a laptop in general will leave them a positive impression of the game in 1080p went to “Hurray!”, The cooling system was quiet, was marked by a good job technology and G-Sync Wi-Fi / Bluetooth adapter.
When you open the lid of its lower part comes into play stand
Not with the best hand proved itself battery: in the PCMark 8 Work scenario she got the estimate duration of the battery of 72 minutes. GeForce GTX graphics controller 1080 Max-Q, despite the factory acceleration, limited boost-frequency 1436 MHz, while the standard version GTX 1080 (desktop and mobile) it is 1733 MHz. Certain compensation for “tame” performance notebook nodes become its low noise operation of the cooling system and GPU heating is not above 79 ° C.
The game tests Rise of the Tomb Raider and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor at a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels considered ahead laptop fellow ROG G752 (a resolution of 1920 × 1080) and yielded 17 Alienware R4. It should be noted that the thickness of the latter is equal to 29.9 mm versus 16.9 mm for offspring ASUS.
On the European market laptop entered until a single configuration with 24 GB of RAM, video adapter GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, M.2 SSD 512 and GB 2 999 € price tag. American consumers will be offered in two versions ROG Zephyrus:
GX501VI-XS74: GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 16 GB DDR4-2400, M.2 SSD 512 GB price $ 2699;
XS71-GX501VS: the GeForce 1070 the GTX Max-Q, 16 GB DDR4-2400, M.2 SSD 256 GB, the price is $ 2,299 .