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    ROG Zephyrus S (GX531)

    After redefining ultra-slim gaming laptops with the original Zephyrus, ROG brings hardcore gaming to an even thinner design framed by super-narrow bezels. ROG Zephyrus S uses innovative engineering to cool its GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design and 8th Gen Intel® Core i7 processor, so you can immerse yourself in its no-compromise 144Hz/3ms display.


    The new standard for ultraportable gaming

    Clever design and expert craftsmanship are required to put high-end chips into the slimmest gaming laptop ever. At just 15.35~16.15mm thin with a GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design GPU and the latest Intel® Core i7 processor, ROG Zephyrus S is portable but powerful enough for life on the go. In one fluid motion of hidden scissor-door hinges, it transforms from svelte sidekick to gaming powerhouse.

    Finished to perfection

    The metal body is a symphony of clean lines and refined design. Brush strokes slash the lid, diamond cuts chamfer the edges, and the iconic logo glows ROG red. Two-stage anodizing contrasts stealthy surfaces with gleaming accents, echoing distinctive Zephyrus styling that looks as cutting-edge as the hardware inside.

    Super narrow bezels

    While the slender bezels surrounding the display melt away, they also make the chassis more compact. Zephyrus S is 19mm narrower than its predecessor despite having the same 15.6” screen size. The smaller footprint fits more comfortably into crowded bags and tight spaces, and it also leaves more room for your mousing hand.



    Super-narrow bezels draw you deeper into the action on the 144Hz IPS-level display. The high refresh rate makes gameplay smoother and lowers input lag, while the 3ms gray-to-gray response time produces sharper visuals with no blurring. With the full sRGB color gamut and wide viewing angles, ROG Zephyrus S blends speed and beauty without compromise.

    * Actual specifications may vary depending on the configuration.


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    Potent performance rivals desktops

    Don’t be fooled by its lithe body; ROG Zephyrus S has ample power for AAA games, VR experiences, and serious creative work. The six-core 8th Gen Intel® Core i7 CPU and GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design GPU deliver desktop-like performance, while an NVMe SSD up to 1TB offers speedy storage for your growing game library and professional portfolio.


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    Powerful six-core CPU

    Zephyrus S features the latest Intel® Core i7 -8750H. Its six cores and 12 threads via Hyper-Threading provide 50% more cores than the last generation, allowing effortless gaming with simultaneous recording and live-streaming. Intel Speed Shift and Turbo Boost balance power and efficiency, pushing the processor up to 4GHz for quad-core loads and 3.9GHz with all six at full throttle.


    Available with up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX with Max-Q Design graphics, ROG Zephyrus S is on the leading edge of GPU technology. The revolutionary NVIDIA Turing™ architecture mixes traditional CUDA cores for programmable shading with RT cores for ray tracing and Tensor cores for AI. Together, they enable more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in real time to make games more immersive.

    High-speed HyperDrive storage

    Games, applications, and large files load at warp speed on the NVM Express® (NVMe®) SSD. ROG HyperDrive storage uses up to four* PCI Express® (PCIe®) lanes to achieve amazing throughput. Up to 1TB of storage leaves loads of space to install everything you might want to play, with plenty of room left for the rest of your life.

    *PCIe configuration and performance varies by model and capacity. Check specifications for details.

    Dual-channel DDR4 memory

    Zephyrus S uses DDR4 memory optimized for high speed and low power consumption. The dual-channel config is clocked at 2666MHz, yielding an 11% performance increase over 2400MHz RAM. With up to 24GB under the hood, there’s enough RAM to multitask while gaming.


    Cool under pressure

    The unique ROG Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) expands to help Zephyrus S sustain high GPU clocks with demanding games. Lifting the lid opens a 5-mm intake that increases airflow by up to 22% compared to traditional designs. Anti-dust tunnels keep the four heatsinks clean to preserve cooling performance and system stability as the hours add up.


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    Comprehensive cooling coverage

    Five heatpipes snake beneath the surface to pull heat away from not only the CPU and GPU, but also the circuitry supplying them with power. This design keeps the power components under 80°C, which helps improve long-term reliability. The CPU and GPU connect to both shared and dedicated heatsinks to ensure efficient cooling for any workload.

    More ultra-thin fins

    Thermal energy is dissipated by four heatsinks in the flanks. Each one is lined with ultra-thin copper fins as slim as 0.1mm, allowing higher density and lower air resistance than typical fins that are twice as thick. There are 250 heatsink fins totaling 110,000mm2 of surface area, and the ones on the sides are angled slightly toward the back to direct warm air away from your mousing hand.

    Self-cleaning cooling system

    Keeping the heatsinks free of debris is critical to maintaining optimal thermal dissipation, so our engineers designed a special anti-dust tunnel that catches and channels particles outside the chassis to prevent them from collecting on the fins. This self-cleaning system helps ensure consistent cooling performance, which improves long-term stability and reliability.

    More blades increase airflow

    AeroAccelerator technology maximizes airflow inside the slender chassis. The carefully shaped aluminum intake shrouds use curved edges and raised guides to help the fans draw in more cool air. Once inside, it’s blasted toward the heatsinks by liquid-crystal-polymer blades that are 33% thinner than conventional designs. Zephyrus S achieves our highest-ever blade density with 83 per fan, improving airflow by up to 17%.

    High-performance 12V fans

    The dual fans run on 12V power that lets them spin faster, improving airflow compared to typical 5V fans. They draw air from the expanding AAS intake below and vents perforating the chassis above. Exhaust is pumped through four outlets in the edges of the chassis, each one with a subtle ramp that helps separate warm outflow from the layer of cool air flowing into the AAS.

    HyperFan boost on demand

    Accessible by pressing FN + F5 or via the Armoury Crate hotkey, HyperFan can be used to select five different system settings. There’s a default Windows mode with stock settings, and a Manual mode for users to individually adjust the speed of the dedicated GPU and CPU fans to reach an ideal overclocked performance. The remaining three modes help balance system performance and noise level: Turbo mode provides the fastest fan speed to fully exploit the power of Zephyrus S during intense gaming. Silent mode curbs fan speed and power consumption for less demanding tasks. A balanced mode delivers stable fan performance at a moderate noise level.

    *Unless otherwise stated, performance figures are based on theoretical performance. Actual figures may vary in real-world situations.


    Military-grade toughness

    ROG Zephyrus S passes stringent internal quality tests, including surviving multiple drops from a height of 76cm, so it’s tough enough to handle day-to-day hazards. It also meets demanding MIL-STD-810G standards for enduring vibration, shock, altitude, and extreme environmental conditions that would leave lesser laptops begging for mercy.

    Bump and grind

    Knocks and bumps are a fact of life on the road, but ROG Zephyrus S shrugs them off with ease. It passes the MIL-STD-810G test for shock bench handling, which requires surviving short falls to a desk in different orientations.

    From sweltering to sub-zero

    We test ROG laptops in punishing conditions, so you can be confident taking them anywhere. Zephyrus S meets MIL-STD-810G standards for sweltering heat and freezing cold, including baking at high temperatures for three days while running and a full week turned off. 

    Live the high life

    Ultraportable proportions make ROG Zephyrus S perfect for globe-trotting gamers. With the laptop certified to run at a MIL-STD-810G-rated cabin altitude of 15,000ft, you can spend flights gaming or catching up on work. We also pass the non-operational transport test, which calls for a much higher altitude of 40,000ft—nearly 7.6 miles.


    Aura Sync beyond the gaming keyboard

    The keyboard ensures precise input in the heat of battle, and it’s built to last. You can customize the backlight colors and effects to suit your style, and another configurable RGB zone illuminates the AAS intake at the back. Aura Sync harmonizes lighting across compatible ROG mice, headsets, and other peripherals to give your setup a cohesive look.




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    Amp up your audio

    ROG Zephyrus S puts audio at the forefront with dual speakers aimed right at you. Smart amplifier tech keeps them within thermal and excursion limits, so you can pump up the volume without harming the cones. The resulting output is louder, with more bass and range that help you hear every sound, and you can plug in a headset for even more immersion.


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    Immerse yourself in virtual surround sound

    Clever software lets Zephyrus S simulate surround-sound environments for stereo headsets, putting you right in the middle of the action. This versatile capability works with not only analog cans, but also USB and VR headsets that typically don’t work with virtual surround sound.

    Sonic Studio III enhances sound

    Surround virtualization is one of several audio effects available through Sonic Studio III, which also lets you tune the output manually. It’s loaded with features for streaming and recording, including automatic volume stabilization for your voice, plus noise and echo cancelation that filter out unwanted background sounds.


    Unified system tuning and personalization

    ROG Armoury Crate unifies system and lighting control to put essentials at your fingertips in a single utility. You can easily change settings for both and define up to four game profiles that automatically make adjustments when you launch your favorite titles. These options are just the beginning for what will become an even more versatile tool.

    * Interface may vary by version.

    USB PD

    Tap into Type-C charging*

    USB Power Delivery lets ROG Zephyrus S charge from portable power packs, so you don't have to fight for a socket when the battery gets low. Fast-charging support reverses the direction, using up to 3A to quickly rejuvenate smartphones and other devices. You can also do everyday work with a smaller 65W adapter that lightens your load on the road.

    *USB Power Delivery is supported only on the GX531GX, GX531GW, GX531GV and GX531GM. Power pack and 65W adapter sold separately.

    *Charging time is based on laptop at idle.

    *Unless otherwise stated, performance figures are based on theoretical performance. Actual figures may vary in real-world situations.



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    Connect all your devices

    ROG Zephyrus S has all the connectivity needed for gaming on the go. Type-C (USB-C) ports are available at USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Gen 1 speeds, while Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2 and USB 2.0 ports are perfect for a gamepad and mouse. HDMI 2.0b at the back supports 4K UHD displays up to 60Hz, so you can game and entertain on big-screen TVs.

    1. 3.5mm Audio Jack

    2. USB 2.0 Type-A

    3. USB 2.0 Type-A

    4. USB 3.1
      Gen 1 Type-C

    5. Power

    6. USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C
      with DisplayPort 1.2
      and Power Delivery

    7. USB 3.1
      Gen 2 Type-A

    8. HDMI 2.0b

    9. Kensington lock

    1. 1 3.5mm Audio Jack

    2. 2 USB 2.0 Type-A

    3. 3 USB 2.0 Type-A

    4. 4 USB 3.1
      Gen 1 Type-C

    5. 5 Power

    6. 6 USB3.1
      Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.2 and Power Delivery

    7. 7 USB 3.1
      Gen 2 Type-A

    8. 8 HDMI 2.0b

    9. 9 Kensington lock


    Gear up and rule the game

    Bundle ROG Zephyrus S with an array of gaming peripherals and accessories. The stylish ROG Sleeve is specially designed to protect Zephyrus S, and features an inner pocket for your documents.

    *Bundle options may vary per region

    ROG Sleeve

    Cerberus V1

    ROG Gladius II

    ROG Sleeve

    ROG Cerberus V1


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