Asus unveils 'world's thinnest' GTX 1060 gaming notebook

Asus ROG Zephyrus S Gaming Laptop With 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Launched Specifications Features

Asus ROG Zephyrus S has a rather unusual touchpad placement to the right of the keyboard

Much like its predecessor, the ROG Zephyrus S has a rather unusual touchpad placement, to the right of the keyboard. Both variants are powered by the 8th gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor, coupled with 8GB of onboard DDR4 2,666MHz RAM, which is expandable up to 16GB on the GX531GS and up to 24GB on the GX531GM.

We had high praise for the original ROG Zephyrus when we reviewed it previous year, which partially owes its thin and light design to Nvidia's Max-Q GPU design.

Asus achieved all of this in a laptop that's not only thinner but smaller in width, thanks to narrower bezels than ever producing a 15.6-inch screen within a 14-inch laptop frame. To that end, the Zephyrus S measures 14.95mm at its thinnest point, while the original model comes in at 16.9mm. Both models come with a chiclet-style backlit keyboard, marked WASD keys, 4 zones of RGB backlight mode, 1.2mm travel distance, and Aura Sync technology.

Few hours ago, ASUS has lifted the veil on two brand-new ROG notebooks with one of them being the Strix SCAR II GL704.

Specifically, your choice between the latest 8th-generation Intel H-series Core i5 and i7 processors paired with an Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics chip.

Meanwhile, ASUS has not furnished us with local prices and availability for any of these new ROG gaming laptops.

Asus has updated the device with a 144Hz 15.5in screen, which boasts a FHD IPS-Level panel and 120Hz refresh rate screen. The laptop will also have USB Type-C, USB Type-A ports, and a full-sized HDMI for outputting to an external display. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth v5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2X2.

This laptop also marks the debut of Asus's new Armoury Crate software, which unites all of the firm's gaming PC software into a single app.

The new Zephyrus will be available in September, with pricing information to be revealed later. On the storage front, you can choose from M.2 NVMe SSDs in capacities of 256GB, 512GB or 1TB.

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