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Asus GX531GS (Zephyrus S)

Specifications

Asus GX531GS (Zephyrus S)
Asus GX531GS (Zephyrus S) (GX531 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2666MHz, up to 24 GB (8GB on board)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 1TB
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD, 2 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), 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
50 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W speakers with Smart AMP technology, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230W Power Adaptor
Weight
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1900 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus GX531GS (Zephyrus S)

80% Asus ROG Zephyrus S
Source: PC Mag English
The Zephyrus S is among the most portable gaming laptops you can buy, but short battery life means you can't stray far from an outlet. On the charger, though, it's an attractive and capable high-end machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 review: Thin and stylish gaming prowess
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Zephyrus S GX531 is the pinnacle of the Asus ROG laptop line-up. It's beautiful and a joy to use – but the battery life means it's barely a portable machine and the asking price is fairly massive too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2018
80% Asus ROG Zephyrus S Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S manages to pack strong performance, a silky-smooth display and immersive audio, all in a superthin chassis.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2018
80% Asus ROG Zephyrus S Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S manages to pack strong performance, a silky-smooth display and immersive audio, all in a superthin chassis.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
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
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
Asus Zephyrus S GX531 (i7-8570H, GTX 1060 or 1070 Max-Q) – what to expect
Source: Ultrabook Review English
Each have their pros and cons: the MSI GS65 is more affordable than the competition, lighter as well, performs well with games and gets an excellent keyboard, but is not that well built. The Razer Blade 15 is excellently made, but is expensive, gets a rather unusual keyboard layout and doesn’t perform as well as the others. The Gigabyte Aero 15x is the best ultraportable gaming laptop of the moment, with simple looks, great build quality, solid performance and a huge battery, but is not available all around the world.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2018

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q: Efficient high end graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP104 chip as the normal GTX 1070 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 15% lower performance but much lower power consumption. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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).


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-08-30 (Update: 2018-08-30)