Asus Zephyrus S GX701GVR-EV003R
Reviews for the Asus Zephyrus S GX701GVR-EV003R
ASUS has again delivered one of the best notebooks that you can buy today. The RTX 2060 GPU is good enough for most games out today and paired with Intel’s beefy CPU, the notebook can easily handle a diverse range of games without breaking a sweat. But you’ll be paying top peso for a gaming notebook like this, with ASUS pricing our particular configuration at Php 139,995. You can go even higher though, with the RTX 2080 variant going for Php 199,995.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2019
Model: The Zephyrus series hailing from the Asus brand bears a resounding name of considerable prevalence within the modern gaming industry. Zephyrus is one of the most widely acclaimed gaming laptop lineups to house astounding core specifications and graphics without cutting back on some slack when it comes to style in general. Boasting an all-new design with major key components to fuel the system, the Asus Zephyrus S GX701 arrives into the scene and makes its grand debut as the next generation of modern gaming powerhouse in order to carry on the Zephyrus lineup’s long-running legacy.
The Asus Zephyrus S GX701 immediately stands out from the rest of the crowd just from its sheer size alone. It carries a measurement of 17 inch for its display and the vastness of the screen is further amplified by super narrow bezels in a chassis, which is just 18.7 millimeters thin. Gazing before the screen alone is undeniably surreal due to its width, but with multimedia graphics or content being projected on the 144 Hz, 3 ms panel with Pantone-validated colors only makes visuals just as breathtaking as real life scenery itself. The perplexity in weight, which comes with such extraordinary size is cleverly being counterbalanced by slim bezels and intuitive design, which makes the Asus Zephyrus S GX701 still conveniently redeemable to commute around as well as being fitted inside the average standard backpacks.
The highflyer components laying dormant and waiting to be tapped into their fullest potential within the Asus Zephyrus S Gx701 are none other than the 9th generation Intel Core i7-9750H and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080. The i7-9750H enables performance rate to clock up to a speed of 4.5 GHz unlike any other, which is a significant increase of 50 % in performance when compared to other Intel Core processors. This six-core based processor alone is enough to make the Asus Zephyrus S GX701 to sustain the most demanding of applications or games. The Intel Core i7-9750H is coupled with the GeForce RTX 2080 in order to emulate the ultimate gaming experience. The GeForce RTX 2080 graphics processing unit has been known to integrate the Turing ray-tracing technology, which renders in-game graphics to a whole new level of thematic realism. When paired with a high-end processor of such caliber, this potent combination could possibly be one of the best components pairing to ever be graced in one’s gaming laptop of choice. Aside from that, the Asus Zephyrus S GX701 also introduces a quirky little feature known as the Volume Wheel, which serves as a convenient and accessible extension to adjust the volume of the laptop, while in the midst of an intense gaming session.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates.
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.
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).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.