Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Review

The Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX701 really made a great first impression when it showcased at CES 2019. That’s saying a lot, considering that Asus Showed off many impressive Asus Laptops at that same event. Though this isn’t surprising as the Zephyrus line has long proven that light and thin laptops can just be as powerful as the big and bulky gaming laptops. This latest addition doesn’t fall far from the tree packing the very latest gaming hardware in its slim and light design. This laptop is armed with Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics with the Max-Q design along with a 10th generation Intel Core i7-10875H six-core processor with a turbo clock speed of 4.1GHz and up to 24GB of RAM. The Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX701 is one of the best gaming laptop available in the market let’s get more information about Zephyrus S GX701.

Display17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS-level 300Hz panel,
Processor10th Intel Core i7-10875H
GraphicNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
RAM16 GB 3200 MHz RAM
Storage1TB PCIe SSD
Connectivity802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Ports and I/O1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1x HDMI 2.0b
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort
Thunderbolt 3
Battery76w/h with 240W power adaptor
KeyboardBacklit chicklet keyboard
Weight2.1Kg

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

The Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX701 is a compact design laptop it’s fragile and light in weight. Though this isn’t surprising as the Zephyrus line has long proven that light and thin laptops can just be as powerful as the big and bulky gaming laptops. This latest addition doesn’t fall far from the tree packing the very latest gaming hardware in its slim and light design. The Zephyrus S GX701 has a sleek metal body design aimed at productivity-oriented tasks, and it looks perfect for that. The silver-blue and black color of this laptop is just an add on to its beautiful build and design.

Coming back to the design of The Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX701, the laptop has thinner bezels which makes the laptop more attractive and result in the 17.3-inch display fits perfectly, which above the mark you’d expect. The Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX701 bezels are just perfect, and I love that.

The Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX701 design and build quality are just perfect, and there is nothing that I can complain about. Asus has done an excellent job with this laptop as far as it’s design and build goes.

Display

Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX701

The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 comes with a decent size 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS panel, 300Hz, and having up to 87% screen-to-body ratio. The display has a 300Hz Refresh rate which gives an excellent performance, and it’s a nice display with acceptable viewing angles. The display doesn’t lose the color accuracy if you see the display from different angles, the viewing angles on this laptop are not up to the mark, and just fair this laptop. The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 also has a 144Hz refresh rate display which also provides you excellent performance while playing games.

For the gamers, The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701is one of the best choices because it gives the high-Resolution detail and wide color gamut of the Full HD display, which has a color accuracy across 100% of the Adobe RGB color space. Gamers can get silky smooth gameplay in frenetic shooters on the 300Hz/3ms FHD gaming panel. The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 has a 17.3-inch IPS panel which has slim 6.2-mm bezels, creating an 81% screen-to-body ratio that feels attractive.

The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is offering a good display for those who Playing high games on their laptop. The display is wide enough to work on documents or browsing the web with ease. The display provides vibrant colors and good brightness, and if you want to take this laptop out in daylight, you won’t face any problems with display brightness, it’s pretty much attractive for that.

Performance

The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 packed with the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H CPU processor and coupled with 16GB LPDDR4 RAM. The laptop comes with a 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD storage, that translates to impressive performance, and it doesn’t let you down.

The Intel Core i7-10875H processor it’s a great choice, you wouldn’t find much difference while executing, your day to day tasks and workflows. In my long week usage of the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701, I didn’t experience any freezes, lags, or any annoyance with this laptop. The laptop can easily handle multiple Chrome tabs coupled with a video editing session in Adobe Premiere Pro and doesn’t let you down if you try to push it.

Now Let’s talk about the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H which actually a powerful processor which is a real powerhouse. The Intel Core i7 has a powerful processor that gives you next-level performance while playing games. If we talk about the gaming performances it’s a great experience it has also packed with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 MAX-Q GPU With up to 32GB of DDR4  3200MHz RAM support.

Webcam

If we talk about the webcam, you will not get an inbuilt webcam but you will get the external webcam in the box the external camera supports 1080p 60fps which is quite good. The external webcam is quite good for video calling or meeting only but if you want to stream like a professional then you should buy a new and good quality webcam for your streaming on youtube and twitch tv.

Battery Life

The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is supporting a 76Whr battery and Optimus mode for better battery life. While usage of the Zephyrus GX701 for office work like photo editing on photoshop, video editing and etc. the laptops stand two and hours of battery life. The Asus Zephyrus GX701 is and G Sync laptops that means you expect better battery life from the laptop. If you looking for a machine to maximize battery life and useability. You should find yourself turning off the features and lowering the brightness for maximizing battery life.

I/O AND PORTS

ASUS Rog Zephyrs S GX701

There are the right amount of I/O ports available in the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701. There is a USB-C, port, 2x USB 3 port, and a headphone mic combo port, I know that’s not too many, but it’s, enough for a laptop that is, as thin and sleek as this one, and having a USB-C port is a plus point. You will not feel any shortage of ports on this laptop but you also miss the Ethernet port in this laptop, but if you feel so then, they’re a lot of USB-C dongles are available in the market that will bring more I/O and ports to your laptop.

Keyboard and Cooling Technolgy

Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX701

If we talk about the keyboard of the laptop. As with previous Zephyrus laptops, the keyboard is at the front of the laptop’s body, which is usually where the trackpad would go on other laptops. This leaves a big space at the rear of the keyboard that looks a little off if this is your first Zephyrus. However, this space is used by the Zephyrus S GX701’s ROG Active Aerodynamic System (ASS) which helps keep the powerful components cool despite the laptop’s thin design. Beneath the surface, there are a number of heatsinks and pipes that push out hot air ad bring in cool air along with two large fans. To help with the airflow, when you open up the Asus Rog, the rear of the laptop lifts up from the surface it’s on. it’s an elegant and effective way of keeping the laptop cool.

Because the keyboard is right at the front of the laptop it means the trackpad can’t go in its traditional spot below it. Instead, Asus has placed it on the right-hand side of the keyboard, where you’d expect to find a number pad on a traditional keyboard. It doesn’t take too long to get used to this new placement for the touchpad, and for gaming, you’re likely to use a proper mouse.

The keyboard itself is fine, with large keys and Asus’s Aura RGB lighting. The travel of the keys is very shallow, however, due to the thinness of the laptop. Again, most people will find this a worthwhile trade for the thin design but it does mean the keyboard isn’t as satisfying to use as a mechanical keyboard, which many of the Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX 701’s Competitors now include. A new addition to the Asus Rog is a small scroll wheel at the top of the keyboard that can be used to change the volume. It’s a nice touch, and it’s also highlighted by the RGB LED of the laptop.

Verdict

The Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX701 is one the best laptop for the gamers. if your looking a laptop for only gaming so that is one of the best choice for you, If you looking a laptop for day to day tasks so you check out the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 that is best for you. I hope you all we get all the information related to the Asus Rog Zephyrus S GX70, If you and question and suggestion for us we would like know.

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