Computex 2017: Asus ROG Zephyrus is the slimmest gaming laptop running on an Nvidia GTX 1080

The new Asus ROG laptops take advantage of the recently announced the GTX Max-Q design by Nvidia.


Asus had a special ROG (Republic of Gamers) event at this year's Computex trade show where it has announced its new laptop lineup. The new Asus Zephyrus series is claimed to be the slimmest gaming laptop equipped with an Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card.

The laptop takes advantage of the recently announced the GTX Max-Q design by Nvidia. ASUS announced the ROG Zephyrus GX501VI and GX501VS both of which feature an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and the GTX 1080 Max-Q with a form-factor of just 1.7 cm, weighing at 2.2 kgs.

The laptop features 15.6-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate along with Nvidia G-Sync and is claimed to offer 100 percent sRGB coverage. Asus also offers 24 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM while storage options include M.2 PCIe based SSDs with 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB options. You get a nice range of ports including one USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen2, and four USB 3.1 Type-A ports  and an HDMI 2.0 port.

 Computex 2017: Asus ROG Zephyrus is the slimmest gaming laptop running on an Nvidia GTX 1080

The keyboard features RGB lighting divided into zones rather than per-key and has been moved to the front. There is a large grille above the keyboard to allow better cooling.  It also features anti-ghosting keys which can support up to 30 keys pressed at the same time. The ROG Zephyrus is expected to arrive by the end of June in the USA and Canada. The GX501VI model will start at $2699 (Rs 1,79,000 approx) and the GX501VS will start at $2299 (Rs 1,52,000 approx). While Asus hasn't confirmed, the only difference between the two models is that the VS model will include an Nvidia GTX 1070.

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