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Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)

Specifications

Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S) (GX531 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1405-1671 MHz, Memory: 2002 MHz, GDDR5, 192-Bit, Nvidia 399.24, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666MHz, Dual-Channel, one slot (occupied), 8 GB soldered to the mainboard, max. 24 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN08.2, IPS, 144-Hz Panel, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB 
, 438 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC294 @ Intel Cannon Point PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audiokombo, Card Reader: SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.75 x 360 x 268 ( = 0.62 x 14.17 x 10.55 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (test version), XSplit Gamecaster, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds), Power Supply: 553 g ( = 19.51 oz / 1.22 pounds)
Price
2100 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 89.15% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 93%, features: 57%, display: 88% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)

85.3% Asus RoG Zephyrus S GX531GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Asus wraps the technology of the Zephyrus S in a thin and compact case. The hardware is able to render every current game smoothly on the matte 144-Hz IPS display. The possibilities to upgrade the device are very limited.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S (GX531) Review
Source: Yugatech English
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus S one hell of a sleek thin-and-light gaming notebook. It has a functional but beautiful design, hardware that can please both gamers and creatives, and portability that all desktop gaming PCs secretly envy. You do have to get past the keyboard & trackpad setup and somewhat lacking I/O, but once you do, you’re definitely in for a lot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2019
Asus Republic of Gamers Zephyrus S GX531 gaming notebook is the world’s slimmest gaming notebook
Source: Hitech Century English
Gaming notebooks aren’t usually considered to be the slimmest offerings around the block by virtue of their design that requires beefy graphics and the immense amounts of cooling needed to keep them ticking along nicely but the spanking new Asus Republic of Gamers Zephyrus S GX531 bucks that trend as it is not only a throughbred gaming laptop that can take on the best of them in the proverbial ring but it’s also, at this point in time, one of the thinnest gaming rigs on the planet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/13/2018
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 Quick Review: The World’s Thinnest Gaming Notebook
Source: Unbox English
Well, unfortunately, pricing for this notebook has not yet been divulged to us by the company just yet but it should be available by October and will come bundled with an Asus ROG Impact Mouse.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2018
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Hands On: Pushing Through The Ultra-Slim Limits
Source: Lowyat.net English
While there hasn’t been any major updates in the Zephyrus S compared to its predecessors, the smaller (and dare we say, perfect) form factor has definitely renewed our interest in the series. However, there are also a few important questions left unanswered, such as battery life. But if there’s a chance to discover that the Zephyrus S is the perfect mobile gaming machine, then we’d like to take that chance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2018
Asus ROG Zephyrus S
Source: PC Mag English
The Zephyrus S is an even slimmer 2018 take on an already-sleek machine, pushing the gaming laptop to new levels of lean. It's spendy, though, so you have to be committed to maximum portability to swallow the trade-offs.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2018
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 initial review: The world’s thinnest gaming laptop... for now
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Zephyrus S GX531 is the pinnacle of the Asus ROG laptop line-up. It's not necessarily the best gaming laptop ever – some compromises will have been made, after all, to claim the title of "thinnest" – but it's an excellent balance of features, specs and design aesthetics.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2018
Asus ROG Zephyrus S review
Source: PC Advisor English
The battle for the best gaming laptop rages on and Asus has a serious contender in the new ROG Zephyrus S.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2018
Hands on: Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S looks to be better built and smaller than its predecessor in every way, but we’re uncertain about the sacrifices it has made to get here.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2018

Foreign Reviews

93% Đánh giá laptop chuyên game siêu mỏng ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531
Source: Techtimes.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 92% workmanship: 96% ergonomy: 94%
Cận cảnh Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531: laptop gaming mỏng nhất thế giới, đồ hoạ GTX 1060
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; elegant design; powerful hardware; nice gaming performance; high portability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/21/2018
Đánh giá ROG Zephyrus S - laptop gaming mỏng nhất thế giới
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice gaming performance; light weight. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2018
ASUS anunţă ROG Zephyrus S, cel mai subţire laptop de gaming din lume
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: High mobility; nice gaming performance; slim size; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2018

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.1 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


89.15%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-08-30 (Update: 2018-08-30)