ASUS ROG (Republic of Gaming) enliven Computex 2017 by holding events to release their new products. The event was held at ATT4Fun, Taipei, Taiwan on the first day of Computex 2017. ASUS ROG’s new product range appeared on the show, including one of the most exciting is the slim laptops that carry the GeForce GTX 1080 graphics processor!
|Asus Rog Zephyrus GX501|
ROG Zephyrus with Core i7 HQ & GTX 1080
This slim gaming laptop from ASUS ROG is referred to as ROG Zephyrus. ASUS ROG completes this laptop with a 15.6 “screen with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels supporting NVIDIA G-SYNC and a 120 Hz refresh rate. Kitchen runway from this laptop carrying Core i7-7700HQ processor juxtaposed with GPU GeForce GTX 1080. Interestingly, the thickness of the laptop is only 1.69 cm only.
The thickness of only 1.69 cm makes this ROG Zephyrus a laptop with the GeForce GTX 1080 thinnest GPU that exists today. ASUS ROG seems to support the new Max-Q design announced by NVIDIA. Max-Q does refer to a thin laptop with an upscale graphics processor from the GeForce lineup offered by NVIDIA.
Cooling Optimization for Gaming
Although only 1.69 mm thickness, ASUS ROG ensure this laptop will not decline in performance when used to play games in a long time due to overheating. They use a special cooling system called the Active Aerodynamic System. This cooling system allows parts of the laptop to shift when opened to open larger ventilation lines capable of optimizing system cooling.
|Keyboard Aura RGB & Macro|
Keyboard with Aura RGB and Macro
ROG Zephyrus is equipped with a chiclet keyboard with backlight technology Aura RGB. This keyboard is designed to accommodate 3-key rollover, aka suppression of up to 30 buttons simultaneously. Macro features are also embedded into the keyboard, making it easier for users to save certain key combinations for certain games.
Top Class Connectivity Features
As their latest flagship laptop, ASUS ROG ROG complete Zephyrus with connectivity features are fairly abundant. This laptop comes with 4x USB 3.1, 1x USB 3.1 Gen. 2 Type C compatible with Thunderbolt 3, as well as combo (mic / speaker) and 1x HDMI 2.0 audio connectors. As for wireless connectivity there is Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11 ac.
|Asus Rog Zephyrus GX501 (2)|
RAM and Large Storage
This ROG Zephyrus laptop will be available in several options according to RAM capacity and storage in it. The RAM used in this laptop is DDR4-2400, with a capacity of up to 24 GB. As for storage, there are options M2 PCIe 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB SSD. So far, no detailed information related to the price of each variant.