ASUS ROG Announces GX531 Zephyrus S and Strix GL704 SCAR II Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) has announced the ROG GX531 Zephyrus S and the ROG Strix GL704 SCAR II, the former is the latest model in the company’s Zephyrus series while the latter is a new mid-range Strix series laptop that is designed to be the most compact 17-inch gaming laptop in the market.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S (GX531)

The ROG GX531 Zephyrus S is designed to be much thinner than its predecessors, measuring at only 14.95mm thin while still featuring a powerful processor and graphics card in the Intel Core i7-8750H and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. The display of the new Zephyrus S is also pretty powerful, measuring 15.6-inches and having a refresh rate of 144Hz at 1080p resolution. There’s also 16GB of RAM, 512GB of M.2 NVMe SSD storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and more.

Operating System Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel® Core i7-8750H Processor 2.2 GHz (9M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060

6GB GDDR5 VRAM

Memory DDR4 8GB (on board) + DDR4 2666MHz 8GB
SSD PCIE NVMe 512GB M.2 SSD
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB
VR Ready Yes
Keyboard Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard 4-Zone RGB with Aura Sync
Audio 2x 2W speakers with smart amplifier technology
Built-in array microphone
Software Armoury Crate

GameFirst V

Splendid

Sonic Studio

Aura Core

XSplit Gamecaster (Free)

I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (USB-C)

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (USB-C)

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A

2 x USB 2.0 Type-A

1 x HDMI 2.0

1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack

Power 180W Power adaptor
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi

Bluetooth® 5.0

Dimensions 360 x 268 x 14.95~15.75mm
Weight 2.1kg
Bundled Peripherals ROG Impact Gaming Mouse

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704)

As for the ROG Strix GL704 SCAR II, it features a 17.3-inch display that surprisingly fits into a 15.7-inch chassis. The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a refresh rate of 144Hz, a response time of 3ms, and complete sRGB coverage. It’s powered by a Intel Core i7-8750H processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD, and a 1TB SHHD.

 

 

 

Operating System Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor 2.2 GHz (9M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060

6GB GDDR5 VRAM

Memory DDR4 2666MHz 16G
SSD PCIE NVME 256G M.2 SSD
HDD SATA 1TB 2.5” Hybrid HDD (FireCuda)
Display 17.3″ anti-glare Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 72% NTSC
VR Ready Yes
Keyboard Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard 4-Zone RGB with Aura Sync
Audio 2x 4W speakers with smart amplifier technology
Built-in array microphones
Software ROG Armoury Crate

GameFirst V

Game Visual

Sonic Studio & Sonic Radar III

Aura Core

XSplit Gamecaster (Free)

Android/iOS App

I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C)

3 x USB 3.1 Gen1, 1 x USB3.1 Gen 2

1 x mDP 1.2

1 x HDMI 2.0

1 x RJ-45 Jack

1 x SD card reader

1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack

1 x Kensington lock

Power 180W AC Adapter
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi -RangeBoost

Bluetooth® 5.0

Dimension 39.98 x 27.35 x 2.49~2.64cm
Weight 2.9kg
Bundled Peripherals Gaming Backpack & Marketing Giveaway (ROG Exclusive Stickers & Key Chain)

ROG Impact Gaming Mouse

The ROG GX531 Zephyrus S will be available sometime in October 2019 while the ROG Strix GL704 SCAR II will be available sometime before the end of September.

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