May 31 2017
The leading computer manufacturer ASUS has recently come up with a concept laptop called the ROG Zephyrus. Hot out of the box this gaming beast looks like its something exceptional
We’ve been seeing a array of slim gaming notebooks drop from various manufacturers in recent months but these devices mostly featured a modest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. While that card is no slouch, it still is not upto the mark.
However, the Zephyrus manages to stack in a GeForce GTX 1080 (also the most powerful mobile GPU) into its svelte 17.9mm frame, thanks to NVIDIA’s latest Max-Q technology, which optimizes the settings and workload across the CPU and GPU for reduced heat. The Zephyrus is even thinner at certain points, as it features a tapering design that whittles down to a mere 16.9mm.
This fella is paired with a 120Hz display with support for NVIDIA G-Sync, so you’ll be able to squeeze out every drop of performance out of the GeForce GTX 1080. ASUS has also included a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, which opens up the option for a 4K display at 120Hz.
Full specs include a hefty quad-core Intel Core i7-7700HQ, the above mentioned 8GB GTX 1080, up to 24GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory and ultra-quick NVMe-based PCIe SSDs. At 2.24, it’s not super light but considering its raw power, it’s really awesome and relatively easy chuck into a backpack
The sleek touchpad also serves as a number pad, which is lit up on activation.
So far no price has been announced yet, but there is some info that might be cheaper than the also-Max-Q-certified Acer Predator Triton 700 that’s expected to sell for £3400. The latest updates are yet to be announced, stay tuned.