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Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX

Specifications

Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX (ROG Zephyrus S GX531 Series)
Processor
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, Core: 835 MHz, Memory: 1538 MHz, GDDR6, 419.67, Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-2666, 19-19-19-43, Dual-Channel (8 GB soldered + 8 GB SODIMM)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN08.2, IPS, AUO82ED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB 
Soundcard
NVIDIA TU104 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5
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 Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD (720p)
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Armoury Crate, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds), Power Supply: 553 g ( = 19.51 oz / 1.22 pounds)
Price
3000 USD

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 83.83% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 91%, features: 74%, display: 84% mobility: 61%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX

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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; compact size; long battery life. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2019

Comment

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.


15.60":

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.


83.83%: 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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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2019-04-21 (Update: 2019-04-21)