With this new Asus ROG Zephyrus release, the new Max-Q design is also in the market via this gaming laptop. Before this, there was the era of gaming laptop being thick and heavy, but now Max-Q design makes your gaming laptop slim and light weight.
Asus is renowned for its gaming laptops and accessories and now is back with another gaming laptop “Asus ROG Zephyrus“. This gaming laptop is available on the Amazon, Newegg and many other online buying sites. When we talk about the price, it is expensive, i repeat it is expensive and costs $2,699 or AU$3,695 or 2,105£. It is also available with 3 more variants well you can check out the prices by clicking the button below.
Specification of Asus ROG Zephyrus
|OS||Windows 10 pro 64-bit|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz|
|Screen||15.6 inch FHD|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|GPU||8 GB Nvidia GTX 1080|
|Dimensions||15 x 10.3 x 7 inches|
We will be talking about more stuff and review this amazing Asus ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop today. Not only these, we will be doing unboxing and compare this powerful gaming laptop with few and show you that why it is the best pick for high-end gaming laptop.
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Unboxing; Let’s open it up
When you receive your product and when you open it, it is the best feeling. We will do unboxing of this Asus ROG Zephyrus in this module. You will get this product in black box containing red ROG symbol in the middle with red lining on the borders.
When you wide open the box, you will get you laptop. Keeping the laptop aside, you will get a box on the right corner which will have screw driver and USB Ethernet cable.
Keeping all these aside, when you remove the square box in the middle, you will find the user manual along with wrist support and power adaptor.
That was all about the Unboxing, so let us go towards the design.
Design; Incredibly amazing
Well at a first glance you might be thinking that this gaming laptop contains GTX 1080 which itself is thick and heavy. So you have concluded that it might heavy and thick as well but guys you are wrong. The designers have done so great job that the GTX 1080 along with other components are inside just 0.7inch (1.7cm). You heard me right, the design gets perfect score from my side.
This gaming laptop Asus ROG Zephyrus, has done its work in design. The best part of design is it is linked with AAS (Active Aerodynamic System) which works every efficiently. When you wide open the laptop it creates 20% of more open space for air to flow improving by 40% and temperature reduce by 20%.
The back is just amazing. Asus has one common backstyling for every ROG series but not with this one. This gaming laptop comes with vents at the back side and a diagonal line that divides laptop in tow parts (well just a design not in reality). The amazing eye symbol which lits up (as per my research) when you switch on the laptop.
They have moved the keyboard down while moving the touchpad on the right hand side of the laptop. the speakers are the edges or the corners making it more efficient.
We will be talking about more design in further part of the article as these was just a overview.
Check out the review by Notebookcheck.net, it is helpful as well.
Display plays very important role in gaming as you will see everything on this. This gaming laptop “Asus ROG Zephyrus” comes with 15.6 inch of full HD screen. The resolution provided by this laptop are 1920 x 1080 pixels which do not support touch screen but does support wide screen display. It’s Full HD display will give you unforgettably best gaming experience.
Not only these:
It’s impeccable 120Hz display along with G-sync and anti-glaring feature takes your gaming to the next level. The amazing 170 degree of wide viewing angle makes it easier to look even at cross angles. Yes the screen could be more wide but it is good to use with other features.
With this 120Hz display, it allows you to play games at 120 FPS and very effectively. According to our research, GTA V found to reach 78 fps along with Metro : Last light tes reached 74 fps. And in addition it is VR ready which is like cherry on the top. According to our research, this asus ROG Zephyrus reached 10.7 in the SteamVR test. It is similar to the other gaming laptop like Razer blade pro along with Alienware 17 etc.
You can also check out our review on Razer Blade pro.
Processor and Memory; Thumbs up
This gaming laptop Asus ROG Zephyrus has been top-notch till now. It’s time to talk about the thing through which everything runs “Processor”. This gaming laptop comes with amazing Intel core i7 7th Gen Kabylake processor. It’s CPU speed is 7700HQ 2.8 GHz and is quad core processor with turbo frequency up-to 3.8 GHz. Not only this it also provides 6MB of cache memory.
That’s not it, gaming laptop needs a memory which can run games in a flash. This gaming laptop comes with 16 GB of RAM of DDR4 type. Out of these, 8 GB is on board while another slot comes with 8GB. It can be expanded up-to 24 GB, 8GB on board and 16 GB expanded.
Audio and Keyboard; Immense sound with all round perfect Keyboard
As you can see, the keyboard look very attractive when switched on. This gaming laptop comes with AURA RGB which can be customized according to your needs. It is illuminated chiclet keyboard with back lighting which makes it more attractive.
The keyboard is pushed down to make it more comfortable with touchpad on the right hand side. It does not contain numeric keys but the best is yet to come. The touch pad is two in one, which can be converted to numeric keys when you need it to. The keys are close to each other making it easier while playing.
GPU; It’s worth the money
Well GPU is the most important part of any gaming laptop and this gaming laptop comes with 8GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080. As per our research GTX 1080 gives best performance when it is about gaming.
As you all know that GTX 1080 itself is so thick and heavy, but this laptop is not. It is just 4.9 pounds with the dimensions of 15 x 10.3 x 0.7 inches. With MaxQ design, this laptop becomes power house under this budget. Not only this, it becomes the quietest gaming laptop with 4.64 % than any other gaming laptop.
Nvidia G-sync synchronizes display’s refresh rate with GPU’s frame rate and gives you smooth and gameplay. It minimizes shutter and lag and gives you best gaming performance.
That’s not it
It also comes VR ready which gives smooth and stutter free VR performance with frame rates reaching 90 FPS. This gaming laptop also compatible with new oculus rift and HTC Vive as well which takes your gaming to the next level.
The thing which one might not like is the storage. It comes with 512 GB of storage which is quiet less for today’s gaming world. We all know that games nowadays comes with high GBs and this laptop may not be able to fulfill the expectation in the storage section.
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Ports and slots
Time is money, and thinking these in mind, this gaming laptop Asus ROG Zephyrus comes with latest connectivity which gives faster transfer of data. The USB type C port gives blazing fast speed of 40Gbps.
It comes with 802.11ac Wireless LAN along with bluetooth of 4.1 version which latest in the market. Along with these, it also comes with 4 USB 3.0 ports which gives faster transfer with 1 thunderbolt video port. With these it also gives 1 HDMI port and 1 headphone/microphone combo jack.
Well this can be one culprit. This gaming laptop is the top-notch gaming rig but battery life is bit drowning. It comes with 4-cell lithium ion battery which gives you battery life only up-to 1-2 hours which way less than any other gaming laptop in the market. This is may be because of Max Q or due to GTX 1080 but doesn’t matter, the battery life is not as good as other features.
To charge this gaming laptop up, it comes with AC power adaptor with 230 watt. It is light in weight and can be carried anywhere you want.
Performance; Play like a boss
When we talk about the performance it can give us, it comes with 15.6 inch of full HD display which gives you amazing and crystal clear display. Intel core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ processor with 2.8GHz of speed which can be boosted up-to 3.8 GHz.
With powerful GTX 1080 along with MaxQ design, this gaming laptop is the quietest among all in the market. 16 GB of RAM which can be expanded up-to 24GB can give you faster and better gameplay.
The roll over the keys are very easy and the backlight makes it more attractive along with touchpad cum numpad feature is also amazing. G-sync syncs perfectly giving you the smooth and lag free gameplay.
The final words
This gaming laptop Asus ROG zephyrus is the best gaming rig without any doubt. Yes it is bit expensive and battery life is not at its best but the performance it gives is not comparable. There are many gaming laptops in the market but this one is all in all the best till now.
Here is the comparison of this gaming laptop Asus ROG Zephyrus with best gaming laptops in town.
|Asus ROG Zephyrus||MSI GP72VRX Leopard Pro.||Razer Blade pro||HP Omen 17||Dell Alienware 13 R3||Acer Predator Helios 300|
|OS||Windows 10 pro 64-bit||Windows 10 Home 64-bit||Windows 10 Home 64-bit||Windows 10 Home 64-bit||Windows 10 Home 64-bit||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ with 2.8 GHz||Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ with 2.8 GHz||Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7820HQ with 2.9 GHz||Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ with 2.8 GHz||Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ with 2.8 GHz||Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ with 2.8 GHz|
|Display||15.6 inch FHD Display||17.3 inch FHD Display||17.3 inch 4K Touchscreen||17.3 inch UHD Display||13.3 inch FHD Display||15.6 FHD Display|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080||3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|RAM||16GB DDR4||16GB DDR4||32GB DDR4||16GB DDR4||8GB DDR4||16GB DDR4|
|GPU||Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080||Geforce GTX 1060||Geforce GTX 1080||Geforce GTX 1050 Ti||Geforce GTX 1050 Ti||GTX 1070|
|GPU size||8 GB||3 GB||8 GB||4 GB||2 GB||8GB|
|Storage||512 GB||512 GB||1 TB||1 TB||256 GB||256 GB|
|Weight||4.9 lbs||5.95 lbs||7.8 lbs||7-7.9 lbs||6.1 lbs||6 lbs|
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