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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 GTX 1070 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.095kg, 2.1kg
Price: 2100, 2300, 3000, 3300 euro
Average Score: 83.61% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 88%, features: 73%, display: 87%
mobility: 67%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 73%

 

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS

Specifications

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GSNotebook: Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.095kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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83.8% Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GS (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
After the GX501 that was only mobile to a limited extent in favor of incorporating G-Sync, the brand-new GX531 is able to score with Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching. Find out in this extensive review why the overall evaluation is still worse than its predecessor's. Update: CPU and GPU Turbo mode benchmarks added.

 

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM-ES037T

The Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM-ES037T is a slim gaming laptop of the ROG ZEPHYRUS series which has redefined the category of ultra-slim gaming notebooks. The ZEPHYRUS S is precision-machined from metal and highly robust. It is 2100g light and measures just 15.75 mm at its thickest point. This makes it the most mobile ROG gaming notebook ever.  The Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM-ES037T takes off with the GeForce RTX™ 2080 featuring Max-Q Design, the Core i7 8750H/2.2GHz, Win 10 Home 64-Bit, 16 GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD NVMe and its frameless 144Hz/3ms NanoEdge display, innovative AAS cooling system, state-of-the-art hardware and advanced design standards. The exclusive ROG Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) automatically raises the rear of the chassis by 5 mm when the display is opened. Combined with the special fans, five heat pipes, four copper heatsinks and a self-cleaning feature, it delivers high-performance cooling with efficient heat dissipation, optimized ventilation and a 22% larger cooling circuit compared to traditional cooling solutions. The ROG Zephyrus S passed strict internal quality checks, including several drops from a height of 76 cm. This makes it durable enough to deal with everyday hazards. It also meets the demanding MIL-STD-810G standards for withstanding vibration, shock, height and extreme environmental conditions.

Aura Sync allows users to customize the gaming keyboard of the ZEPHYRUS S with different RGB lighting effects. In addition, the area of ​​the AAS cooling system can be freely illuminated. With Aura Sync, a user can also synchronize compatible ROG gaming equipment, from the mouse to the headset, and the colour matches them perfectly. The 15.6" wide-view NanoEdge display lets users fully immerse themselves, and with maximum speed at that, because the ZEPHYRUS S has integrated an extremely responsive IPS-based panel. With a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time and 100% sRGB, each game is rendered smoother, more delay-free, more realistic and simply better. To enhance games and entertainment sound, the ZEPHYRUS S has a powerful stereo sound with Smart AMP technology. The audio system allows for sound reproduction with richer bass, a higher dynamic range and high volume. Possible damage to the speakers due to overheating or overloading is automatically prevented. The ZEPHYRUS S provides a total of five USB ports, including the fast USB-3.1 Gen-2 Type-C, all the options to connect gaming equipment, peripherals or external storage media. And with the back HDMI-2.0 port, users can enjoy their games on a compatible TV or an external monitor in 4K/60Hz. In conclusion, the Asus Zephyrus S GX531GM-ES037T is a powerful but very slim gaming laptop. It is suitable for gamers who are looking for the slimmest gaming laptop on the market to bring on the go.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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

Foreign Reviews

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

You would think that gaming laptops could not get any slimmer than they already are but Asus continues to achieve the impossible and proves us otherwise by introducing the next Zephyrus model in its line – the Asus Zephyrus S GX531. The Asus Zephyrus S GX531 repaints the picture of ultra-thin gaming laptops with its impossibly thin design, which can only be achieved by framing the edges with super-narrow bezels. The super narrow bezels create an impeccable outlook in terms of appearance and undeterred gaming experience. The shrinking in size enables this gaming powerhouse to be carried wherever and whenever users go with perfect ease without taking too much unnecessary space. The Zephyrus S GX531 can fit inside smaller bags and provide more space on a desktop surface for flexible hand movements. These compulsory quality-of-life features tailored for professional gamers are much sought and appreciated among the Republic of Gamers community. Its surreal thinness belie its true potential – the Zephyrus S GX531 is loaded with tremendous engine power with the help of the GeForce RTX 2080 GPU and the latest Intel Core i7 processor. It certainly puzzles the mind how something so compact and thin can fit these vital high-end components, but it delivers much justice in terms of gameplay performance. High refreshing rate equals to a smooth gameplay experience, which can be a deciding factor in important make-or-break moments. On top of its 240 Hz IPS-level display, the 3 ms gray-to-gray response time emulates sharper and more distinct visuals with the highest quality of resolution possible. It is interesting to note that opting for a HDR display instead can extend battery life through Panel Self Refresh and Static Display Refresh Rate Switch technologies, which effectively cut down power consumption by up to 13 percent. Switching to the HDR display does not mean that users have to compromise brilliant graphics in favor of longer battery life. The HDR display is capable of emulating more vivid and vibrant colors while correctly grading black and white colors via local dimming. High-end gaming laptops could not peak in performance were it not for its hardworking cooling system. The Zephyrus S GX531 comes bolstered with a stellar cooling system of its own. The innovative implementation of the Active Aerodynamics System (AAS) technology opens up additional vents to provide more airflow up to 22 percent. The AAS cooling system also has a handy dandy self-cleaning thermal module, which eject dust and debris from clogging up the internal components of the laptop. Thermal heat is siphoned out from four outlets through the continuous diligent work of sleek dual 12 Volt fans. The Zephyrus S GX531’s cooling system seems to keep on expanding with each explored territory of its own. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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
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Average Score: 83.33% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

90% Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX review
Source: Techradar English
In the Zephyrus S GX531GX, Asus has made one of the most desirable gaming laptops we've seen. Its svelte looks and light design, combined with some of the very best gaming components on the market right now, offer one of the finest mobile gaming experiences we’ve ever enjoyed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
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

Foreign Reviews

Review ASUS ROG GX531GV: Laptop Gaming yang Ringan, Tipis dan Powerful
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: High mobility; slim size; light weight; elegant design; nice gaming performance. Negative: Low autonomy; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2019

 

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
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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

81.5% 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
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

Foreign Reviews

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%
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%
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 ROG Zephyrus S GX531 GX: sottile e con GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; compact size; long battery life. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2019
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531 GX: sottile e con GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; compact size; long battery life. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2019

 

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
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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GW gaming laptop review: Where power and sound meet
Source: Gadget Show English
The Asus S Zephyrus GX531GW is an unconventional-looking, slim and sturdy gaming laptop the likes of which are few in the market. While the fan noise is one issue, the gaming laptop comes with technologies like AAS, Sonic Studio, Sonic Radar III etc. and offers a smooth gaming experience. The battery life of the laptop is also optimum (about two-and-a-half hours) if you are using the laptop for the purpose of browsing, watching videos etc. For users who would like a more conventional Asus device, they could check out the G series laptops by the company.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
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%

Foreign Reviews

Review: Asus ROG Zephyrus S (GX531GW)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; high portability; big screen; elegant design; powerful hardware; excellent display; nice ergonomy; great connectivity. Negative: High price; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2019

 

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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).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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. 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.

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.

2.095 kg:

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

2.1 kg:


83.61%: 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)