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Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX-ES036R


Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX-ES036R
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX-ES036R (ROG Zephyrus S GX531 Series)
Intel Core i7-8750H 6 x 2.2 - 4.1 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q - 8 GB VRAM, GDDR6
16 GB 
, DDR4-2666
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1x USB-C 3.1 (with DisplayPort 1.2), 1x USB-C 3.0
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.15 x 360 x 268 ( = 0.64 x 14.17 x 10.55 in)
50 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
3300 Euro



Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX-ES036R

90% Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX review
Source: Techradar English version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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


Model: 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

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.

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.

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.


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.

83.33%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03- 7 (Update: 2019-03- 7)