Are you really planning to buy a new laptop? Perhaps a laptop that suit you for your YouTube content creation, or, a laptop that can match, the custom-made gaming PC currently on the market, with portability and space saving beast? Well, say no more as, ASUS’s make an official announcement that, their two ROG models were now available in the Malaysian market.
The first ROG flagship laptop, the G703GX series. It offers a high end of newly launched RTX graphic card from NVIDIA, the Geforce RTX 2080 and the Geforce RTX 2070 MAX-Q. Supplementary to this, the G703GX is a flagship of ROG series by ASUS, offering the gamers out there, a beast with the power to overpower the current custom-made gaming desktops, thanks to its stock overclocked powered processor, the 8th Generation Intel® Core i9 for faster gaming performance as well as for heavy tasks such as content creation and graphics and design.
The official product details can be found here.
The specifications of G703GX variants are as follows:
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK||Intel® Core™ i7-8750H|
|Memory||DDR4 2666 16G*2||DDR4 2666 16G|
|Total RAM slot||4||4|
|Storage||PCIE G3x4 512GB*2 M.2 SSD (Raid 0) +PCIE G3x4 512GB M.2 SSD||1TB SSHD(Firecuda)+PCIE G3x4 256GB*2 M.2 SSD|
|LCD Size||17.3″ FHD//IPS Level//144hz//3ms//100% sRGB//Anti-glare||17.3″ FHD//IPS Level//144hz//3ms//100% sRGB//Anti-glare|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080|
|VRAM||GDDR6 8GB||GDDR6 8GB|
|Optical Drive||No ODD||No ODD|
|Wireless Adapter||802.11ac 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.0||802.11ac 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.0|
|OS||Windows 10 Home (64bit)||Windows 10 Home (64bit)|
|Battery||96WHrs, 4S2P, 8-cell Li-ion, 14.4V||96WHrs, 4S2P, 8-cell Li-ion, 14.4V|
|Warranty||2 Years Global||2 Years Global|
|Remark||RTX Graphic Card||RTX Graphic Card|
The factory overclocked processor, the Intel Core i9-8950HK, capable of hitting an incredible processing capability up to 4.8GHz (all cores), surprisingly, exceeding the stock processing speed by more than 11%.
HyperCool Pro Thermal System
The heavy duty cooling system was designed specifically to unleash the top potential of the powerful CPU and GPU, combined, thus, provides a stable system performance even when the processor is in its overclocked state. Two high-performance fans deliver better airflow and increased air pressure to ensure system stability via the well designed airflow chassis. In addition, the fan performance further can be tuned via the provided software, the Armoury Crate.
UltraFast 144HZ/3MS NVIDIA G-SYNC Display
Powered by NVIDIA’s G-Sync display at 144 Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response time, it provides smooth and seamless visual treat to your eyes during your hardcore gaming session. A wide of 100% sRGB color gamut promising a great contrast and color reproduction for exceptional true-to-life visuals. The Armoury Crate ensures offers tunable GPU modes that allows you to customize the settings by the power-saving Optimus mode and full performance Discrete Graphics mode. The differences between these two are, Optimus mode turns off the NVIDIA G-Sync, which serves as a purpose to longer the battery life, while the Discrete Graphics mode turns on the G-Sync which unlocks the true potential of the RTX graphic card for better gaming experience.
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet & Intel Gigabit Wi-Fi
When there is needing to have a powerful processor and a powerful graphics card to ensure optimum gaming experiences, it is really important to have a stable internet connection, let it be via wired or wireless. If you’re organizing a LAN party and invited your comrades to join forces for playing games, well, your laptop’s networking hardware plays an important role here. There is no point of having a beast laptop when you’re often experiencing drops during online gaming. No fear my fellow comrades, as the G703 offers up to 2.5 Gbps of internet speed over the wired connection, and yes, WIRED. In addition, the Intel’s Gigabit Wi-Fi can reach up to 1.7 Gbps theoretically, which is, 12 times faster than the older wireless powered device standard.
ASUS’s Aura Sync
In general, we know the purpose of RGB’s right? We mean, RGB adds 5 fps more right? Just kidding. If you wish for a flashy RGB’s, the G703 offers customizability of its RGB via Aura-Sync software along with Aura-Sync supported devices such as ROG Pugio, ROG Strix Evolve or a ROG Delta, to give a real life of your gaming setup a sync feel. The nine different selective lightning modes allow you to express your current gaming persona of the game you are currently playing via the tune-able via the software.
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HyperDrive Extreme combines up to three NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs to provide the G703 with the world’s fastest RAID 0 storage available in a gaming laptop, to ensure that, your programs and games to load up even faster. With two out of three SSDs connected directly, it allows the CPU to avoid DMI bottlenecks, thus, allowing for speeds up to 8700MB/s.
Zephyrus S GX531GW
Previously, we an overview of Zephyrus S, it does not only holds the title as the world’s slimmest gaming laptop, it features as the recent flagship of ROG powered laptops. The Zephyrus S continues the classic Zephyrus design and tries to be as slim as possible. The Zephyrus S is using an impressive engineering to cool down its high powered RTX 2070 MAX-Q and Intel i7 8th Generation processor for better gaming experience in its non-compromise 144Hz/3ms display.
The official product details can be found here.
The specifications of Zephyrus S GX531GW are as follows:
|Segment||ROG Zephyrus S|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-8750H|
|Memory||DDR4 2666 8G*1+8G(on board)|
|Total RAM Slot||1|
|Storage||PCIE NVME 512GB M.2 SSD|
|LCD Size||15.6″ FHD//IPS Level//144hz//3ms//100% sRGB//Anti-glare|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX2070 MAX-Q|
|Optical Drive||No ODD|
|Wireless Adapter||802.11ac 2*2 +Bluetooth 5.0|
|OS||Windows 10 Home (64bit)|
|Battery||60WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion, 15.4V|
|Warranty||2 Years Global|
|Remark||RTX Graphic Card|
|SRP (RM)||RM 9,999|
Military Grade Toughness
The Zephyrus S was built to withstand vibration, shock, altitude and extreme environmental conditions to ensure the longevity of the laptop’s life. The Zephyrus S passed stringent internal quality tests, this includes dropping the laptop from a height of 70+cm, hence, the output of the experiment shows that, the laptop can handle day-to-day hazard without taking any damages that, seriously can reduce its lifespan.
Super Narrow Bezels
Zephyrus S comes with super-narrow bezels runs at 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms of response time at an IPS-level display. Equipped with full sRGB color gamut and wide view-able angels, the Zephyrus S blends the output image quality without compromise.
Active Aerodynamic System (AAS)
Zephyrus S showers you with its incredible dual speakers located at the forefront, to ensure the audio quality reaches you directly without any quality drops. The smart amplifier keeps them within the thermal and excursion limits, this means that, unlike other gaming laptops, you can pump up the volume of your audio higher without harming the speaker cones. Resulting from this, more clearer bass and clarity helps you to feel the true audio from the laptop and, to spice things up, you can plug in headset for a better audio experience.
Aura Sync & Armoury Crate
Similarly with other ROG powered laptops, the Zephyrus S comes with Aura-sync device compatibility and the profiles of the lightning can be controlled via the software with ease. In addition, the Aura-Sync illuminates the AAS intake at the back of the laptop. In Armoury Crate software, you can define your own gaming preferences and when the games were launched, the profile will automatically adjust the profiles.
We must say, despite for its beast specifications, the price seems to be beast-ti-ful. However, do such imposed price tag for these beasts will attract the buyers?