A notebook sales leak may offer 2020 Asus ROG specs and pricing insights
Asus may have had details on at least some of its new ROG/Zephyrus notebooks leaked. The retailer LambaTek has added pages for 4 new or upcoming PCs from this OEM, which list the screen-sizes, chipset, RAM, storage and OS specs for each machine. There are also prices for each new product.
Going by the model numbers of these laptops (which have also recently appeared on the EEC certification database), they are all probably linked to Asus' higher-end gaming series. For example, one is the GA401IV, which is the only previously-seen number in this list: it is the Zephyrus G14.
With its innovative LED light-show lid, this PC may be one of the big hits of 2020. Interestingly, LambdaTek asserts that its SKUs have Ryzen 9 4900H processors, whereas the notebook has been linked to the 7 4800HS at best thus far. Another typo? Maybe.
Otherwise, the website lists that new Zephyrus as having a 14-inch display (as expected); 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. Similarly, it may soon sell an Asus G512LV (a ROG 15.6-incher?) with a Core i7-10750H processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB hard-disk. There may also be a 17.3-inch G732LXS model with the i9-10880H chipset, 32GB of RAM and the same amount of storage, as well as a GX550LWS with an i7-10875H and the same RAM/storage SKU as the G732 again.
This new 15.6-inch PC may prove the most interesting: we have a source who believes it will be called the "Zephyrus Duo" on its launch. This hints as a second version of a pre-existing notebook: the dual-screened ZenBook Pro Duo. According to most recent information the G512 will be part of the Strix series.
Although this is purely speculative at this point, the potential for a gaming device with the same set-up could be compelling. On the other hand, this product identifier does not match that for the groundbreaking ZenBook (UX581xx) in the slightest.
In any case, all 4 of these leaked machines will apparently run Windows 10. LambaTek has also set prices for each of them, albeit ones in Euros: the GA401IV will go for €2,171.08 (or US$2,376.15); the G512LV will be €1,930.32 ($2,112.65); the G732LXS is set at $4,217.52 ($4,615.89), and the GX550LWS will sell for €3,615.64 ($3,957.16). To date, there are no indications as to when "Add to Cart" buttons will function on these new sale pages.