When we first saw the ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501) gaming laptop at Computex 2017, we were very impressed. Unlike the usual gaming laptops that traded weight and bulk for performance, what we saw was a very sleek and powerful laptop.
ASUS calls the ROG Zephyrus the world’s slimmest gaming laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. And now, it’s available in Malaysia! Let’s take a closer look at the ROG Zephyrus!
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501) Gaming Laptop Revealed!
Let’s start with a short presentation on the ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501) gaming laptop by Megan Wang (ASUS Consumer Product Notebook Manager).
And the big reveal!
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501) Gaming Laptop Up Close!
Now, let’s take a closer look at the ROG Zephyrus and find out what’s great about it!
Slim And Sleek
The ROG Zephyrus has a slim profile just 16.9-17.9 mm thin and weighs only 2.2 kg, but that doesn’t stop it from packing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design inside! An innovative hinge and fan module help keep the GPU cool, resulting in a gaming laptop that’s portable enough to carry with you anywhere, yet potent enough to compete with powerful gaming desktops.
Play It Cool
The ASUS Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) allows the ROG Zephyrus to run cooler and quieter without sacrificing performance. When the laptop is opened, part of the bottom plate opens up to create 20% more open space for air circulation. Along with their AeroAccelerator technology, this gap improves airflow by 32% and reduces temperatures by 20% compared to conventional cooling.
The ROG-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) includes several enhancements to make the cooler more effective, improving internal airflow and allowing the fan to spin slower and quieter while maintaining low temperatures. ASUS also adjusted the shape of the intake to reduce noise levels further and make the acoustic profile less obtrusive.
Aura RGB Keyboard
The ROG Zephyrus’ keyboard is positioned at the front of the chassis to allow better cooling for the internal components and a more comfortable, familiar position for gamers accustomed to desktop keyboards. Aura RGB lighting lets you customize colors and dynamic effects for the entire keyboard, and you can adjust the QWER and WASD clusters separately to adapt to MOBA, FPS, and other games.
Anti-ghosting tech ensures your commands are interpreted instantly and correctly — even if you hit up to 30 keys simultaneously. The ergonomically designed keys have 1.4mm of travel for greater comfort and accuracy when gaming and typing. With an expected lifetime of 20 million presses, the keys offer exceptional durability and reliability for heavy use.
Ultimate Gaming Performance
ROG Zephyrus is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, which allows it to go toe-to-toe with the most hardcore gaming laptops — and even high-end desktops.
Price & Availability
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501) gaming laptop is now available with the following specifications for a launch price of RM 15,999 / ~US$ 3,799, inclusive of the 6% GST.
- Intel Core i7-7700HQ
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X memory and Max-Q Design
- 24 GB DDR4-2400 memory
- 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD
- 15.6″ Full HD 120 Hz G-SYNC display with anti-glare, wide-angle panel