Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701-EV020T
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Reviews for the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701-EV020T
Loaded with a suite of state-of-the-art hardware and boasting an incredibly premium design, the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is a dream gaming laptop, with its monstrous power capable of crushing even today's most graphically demanding AAA PC games without compromise.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 83%
Model: Let’s assume you have a good amount of money sitting in your pocket and waiting for you to spend it. But you don’t know what to buy. At the same time, you happen to be a gamer and you want something extravagant even though you won’t be needing everything too much. Look no further. The Asus Zephyrus S GX701 will not just help you spend the money in your pocket, it will also help you enjoy your games in ultra settings available.
144 Hz screen, check. 32 GB RAM, check. 1 TB SSD, check. Very high performance RTX 2080 GPU, check. Latest generation Intel 9750H CPU, check. What else would you be looking for? Oh, 2.6 kg of weight will definitely help you with the mobility. So, you can play your games whenever you want. Of course, one thing I am missing is a 4K screen. But again, with the current price of over 3,000 Euro, I guess a 144 Hz 4K screen would make it cost a lot more. But if you have the money for this configuration, I am pretty sure, you can find the money for that as well. What I am trying to state is this laptop is a luxury for some. Can you get the same specs for cheaper? I mean, it comes down to trade offs. 1 TB SSD and 32 GB RAM is something that most people would not be needing. If you are not dealing with video editing or raw imagery, 1 TB SSD is not something you will definitely need. One note of course, on some websites this model is shown with 16 GB of RAM as well. So it may depend on which region you are in.
Other than the above mentioned things, there is not much to talk about the Zephyrus S GX701. It is a laptop that is primarily aimed at gamers. RGB keyboard, 144 Hz screen and of course RTX 2080 GPU is something that most people will never ever need.
Of course, with this price tag, you may ask yourself, will it be worth it? Well, that is unfortunately something that I can not answer. Of course, you will get a piece of art for the next few years. At the same time, if mobility is not a concern and you are a hard core gamer, I guess you would not be interested in this laptop as you would be searching for a good desktop PC. Considering the price, I guess you can also add a 144 Hz monitor easily.
Would I recommend this laptop to anyone? I am not so sure. Not because its capabilities, but because of its price. I always like to have some kind of price performance ratio. Unfortunately this laptop has none. As I said, it is just at the top of price list with really great features, features that most people will never need and features that can be bought cheaper from other manufacturers.
Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,944 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2080 to achieve a much lower power consumption.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
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.
i7-8750H: 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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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).
91.5%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.