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Asus Zephyrus S GX531 Series

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GW-ES035RProcessor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 2100, 2300, 3000, 3300 euro
Average Score: 83.29% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 87%, features: 74%, display: 90%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 77%

 

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM-ES037T

Specifications

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM-ES037TNotebook: Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM-ES037T
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 2100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GM Review: A Sleek Notebook for Gaming On-the-Go
Source: Unbox English
We know that some of you might be saying that the Php 129,995 price tag is steep and that you can build a rig that’s just as powerful for cheaper with all the bells and whistles but what you’re paying for here is all the engineering to make sure everything runs smoothly on a gaming notebook that’s thinner than most out in the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2019
78% Design-Gaming-Notebook mit vielen Schwächen
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 79% features: 69% display: 99% mobility: 67% ergonomy: 55%

 

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX-ES036R

Specifications

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX-ES036RNotebook: Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX-ES036R
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 3300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX review and benchmarks (i7-8750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Zephyrus S GX531 is a niche product within an already small niche, and that's because Asus chose to sacrifice on practicality and portability in order to favor cooling and performance. As a result, this laptop performs better than the other RTX 2080 Max-Q 15-inch gaming ultraportables on the market and keeps the components at slightly lower temperatures, but unless you keep it plugged in and on a desk, you'll struggle with its ergonomics, shallow keyboard, and rather short battery life. Down below we'll explain how we reached this conclusion.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 with Nvidia RTX review: A slim gaming machine with ray tracing smarts
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Zephyrus S GX531 is the pinnacle of the Asus ROG laptop line-up, which shows in its balance of features, specs and design aesthetics.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
2019 Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 GX/GW and GX531 GX/GW gaming laptops
Source: Ultrabook Review English
All in all, I expect the 2019 Zephyrus GX701 to turn some heads and attract quite a few potential buyers if the final products actually deliver at the performance, thermals and noise levels. This is not going to be a cheap-laptop by any means, but ultraportable gaming laptops have never been cheap, and those with a 17-inch screen squeezed inside a compact shell are even harder to come by and there’s no wonder will demand a premium. In fact, there’s only the MSI GS75 Stealth Thin you could consider instead, for the time being. The 15-inch GX531 on the other hand pales in the more competitive niche of 15-inch ultraportables, and its multiple quirks and lacks compared to the 17-inch variant sure don’t help its cause.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2019

 

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX

Specifications

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GXNotebook: Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 3000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

85% Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX (i7-8750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The thinnest 15.6-inch laptop with RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics is a visual delight. For $2500, however, the Asus Zephyrus S GX531 could have at least included per-key RGB lighting and Thunderbolt 3.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S (GX531-GX) Gaming Laptop Review
Source: eTeknix English
ASUS appears to be clearly marketing this specific model of the Zephyrus S for the hardcore professional. As such, this is more likely to be in the hands of an IT professional than a gaming enthusiast. A factor that is represented in the somewhat vertical price tag. Such prices are, however, in the nature of performance laptops. You want a top-level portable performance? Expect it to cost you! Despite it all, however, if you are after a laptop for both work and play, it’s hard to come up with examples better than this that tick as many boxes.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2019
83% Recensione ASUS ROG Zephyrus S
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 65% features: 95% display: 80% mobility: 65% workmanship: 90%
87% ROG Zephyrus S GX531 Recensione: Una Rtx 2080 In Un Portatile Molto Sottile
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 87%

 

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GW-ES035R

Specifications

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GW-ES035RNotebook: Asus Zephyrus S GX531GW-ES035R
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 2300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531GW review: Speedy GeForce RTX graphics
Source: Hardware Zone English
At S$3,698, the Zephyrus S GX531GW is a good S$500 more expensive than its predecessor, but it makes up for that with significantly better performance. Previously, you could only get the Zephyrus S with a GeForce GTX 1060 locally, but you can now get the newest model with up to a GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, a huge step up. There's much to like about the Zephyrus S now, and I think the more powerful specifications and better battery life have transformed it into quite a winner.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%

 

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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).


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

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.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.NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Offers reduced clock speeds to achieve a much lower power consumption.» 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++).
» 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.

2.1 kg:


83.29%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-01-24 (Update: 2019-01-24)