Asus announced its new laptops yesterday on August 16 the Zephyrus S and the 17inch Strix II. The Zephyrus S is their thinnest gaming laptop they have ever made, it’s remarkably thin its 15.7mm thick. So last year we had the Zephyrus like the regular Zephyrus and we saw devices like Acer like the Triton 700 which were really thin those were like 18 or 19 mm thick this one is 15.7. it feels noticeably thinner so the design is similar in a sense that it’s got like the same kind of design language as the other Zephyrus models and its made really well.
so they have changed a few things it has an aluminum bottom panel so the original Zephyrus had a plastic one, but this one feels more premium.
The biggest change is actually the screen the original Zephyrus had some pretty thick bezels this is significantly thinner and the panel has improved. Its 144Hz 1080p display with 3ms response time, its fast, its smooth, its really nice looking screen. The webcam is at the top which is nice and there is a chin.
The whole keyboard is shifted down again so the original Zephyrus had a keyboard on the bottom and the trackpad on the right. The trackpad is not in an ideal position, for the left-hand users it might screw up. The keyboard actually feels like a regular desktop keyboard.
They are trying to optimise cooling for the components at the top so when you shift it down you can put the thermal solution directly o top of the hottest stuff like your CPU and GPU you can cool more aggressively.so the thermal solution they are using this year has slightly tinner blades and more blades which are supposed to help with cooling it down and it also has that lift like when you lift tour laptop screen that hinges lifts up to kind of increase airflow. it has 50 watt-hour battery its a 4-hour battery.
CPU Intel Core i7-8750H 6 core, 12 thread 2.2 – 4.1 GHz, 9MB Cache 45W TDP
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 CUDA Cores, 128 TU, 64 ROPs 8GB GDDR5 256-bit /
NVIDIA GTX 1060 1280 CUDA Cores, 80 TU, 48 ROPs 6GB GDDR5 192-bit
Memory Up to 24 GB DDR4-2666 8GB Soldered in and one SO-DIMM Slot
SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 512 GB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x4 256GB / 512GB / 1TB SSD
Display 15.6-inch 1920×1080 AHVA Display 144 Hz refresh rate, 3ms response, 100% sRGB
Keyboard RGB Backlight front-mounted keyboardMarked WASD keys N-key rollver 4 zone RGB 1.2 mm key travel
Audio 2 x 2W speakers Array microphone
I/O 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 TypeA 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A 1 x HDMI 2.0 Headset Jack
Power 230W Power Adapter 180W Power Adapter
Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2:2 Wave 2 Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions 360 x 268 x 14.95-15.75mm 14.2 x 10.5 x 0.59-0.62 inches
Weight 2.1 Kg