ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Zephyrus S GX701


Ultraslim gaming laptop features NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs, up to a 144Hz refresh rate, and a PANTONE Validated, super-narrow bezel 17" display

LAS VEGAS, CES, January 6, 2019 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Zephyrus S GX701, an ultraslim gaming laptop that takes hardcore gaming to the next level with the new NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 20-Series GPUs with Max-Q design and 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. Zephyrus S GX701 features a 17-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate, and frames it with super-narrow bezels. It also adds NVIDIA G-SYNC™ and Optimus™ technology into the mix. The PANTONE® Validated panel is ideal for immersive gaming or serious content creation.

Even with these upgrades and a much larger screen, Zephyrus S GX701 maintains an impressively slender profile and surprisingly compact footprint. It’s more immersive, powerful, and versatile than any Zephyrus before without sacrificing the portability that defines the family.

Get GeForce RTX graphics under the hood

Pushing frame rates high enough to saturate the screen requires a powerful GPU, so Zephyrus S GX701 can be configured with up to a GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series graphics provide the ultimate gaming experience. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture and the revolutionary RTX platform, these processors bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading.

A small footprint with plenty of punch

A potent processor allows Zephyrus S GX701 to tackle any task with confidence. The 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H CPU boasts six cores and 12 threads with a peak Turbo clock of 4.1GHz. It has ample resources for demanding applications like video editing and 3D rendering, and heavy multitasking like mixing gaming with streaming, recording, and separate voice chat. There’s up to 24GB of fast DDR4-2666 system memory and up to 8GB of separate GDDR6 VRAM. Superfast storage is supplied by an NVMe SSD with up to 1TB of capacity and four lanes of PCI Express® 3.0 bandwidth. ROG created the first gaming laptop capable of being powered by DC or USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) input, and Zephyrus S GX701 has the same technology. With support for USB Power Delivery, it can handle everyday work powered by a 65W Type-C adapter that’s much smaller than the required AC adapter for maximum gaming performance. The Type-C port is also capable of driving an external monitor via DisplayPort 1.4. Together with HDMI 2.0b output, Zephyrus S GX701 can support dual 4K displays running at 60Hz. Intel’s latest Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) gigabit Wi-Fi module with 2x2 MU-MIMO lets Zephyrus S GX701 deliver faster wireless throughput when paired with compatible routers like ROG Rapture GT-AC5300. Staying connected is easy thanks to ROG RangeBoost, a patented wireless technology that constantly scans surroundings and automatically shifts between two pairs of antennas to maintain the best signal. Smart amplification expands the range of the dual 2.5W built-in speakers so they can produce louder sound with less distortion. Most users will opt for their favorite headset via the 3.5-mm audio jack or one of the USB ports. Zephyrus S GX701 can simulate surround sound for stereo devices like headphones, USB DACs, and VR headsets. It also has audio features designed specifically for streaming and recording, including automatic volume stabilization and noise and echo cancellation. Zephyrus S GX701 fits most conventional laptop bags and backpacks thanks to its slim 6.9mm bezels that allow the massive 17.3-inch screen to squeeze into a body just 15.7 inches wide. It’s the most compact 17-inch gaming notebook around, and at only 18.7mm, it’s