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ASUS ROG Announces Refreshed Gaming Laptop Lineup with 10th Gen Intel Processors

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced its annual refreshed lineup of gaming laptops for the year, including the ROG Zephyrus S17, Zephyrus S15, Zephyrus M15, Strix SCAR 15/17, and ROG Strix G15/17. All the new gaming laptops are equipped with Intel’s latest 10th Generation Core H-series processors as well as NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs. And just like the new headlining Zephyrus Duo 15, all the refreshed models will also be using Themral Grizzly’s liquid metal compound for their CPUs rather than standard thermal paste.

Zephyrus S17

The ROG Zephyrus S17 features a large 17.3-inch display with a whopping 300Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. The S17 can be equipped with up to an 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU. The S17 also features the same forward-positioned keyboard as previous headlining Zephyrus models.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S17 Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-10875H or Intel Core i7-10750H
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
  • Main Display: 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 300Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB,
  • Memory: DDR4 up to 3200MHz SDRAM, Up to 32GB
  • Storage: M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 512GB/1TB SSD
  • Keyboard: Backlit chiclet keyboard, Per-key RGB lighting, Aura Sync, 1.4mm travel distance, N-key rollover
  • Audio: 2 speakers with Smart AMP technology, Array Microphone
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0
  • I/O Ports:
    • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 with USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0
    • 1 x Type-C (USB3.2 Gen2/DisplayPort 1.4)
    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
    • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
    • 1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
  • Power Supply: 240W Power Adaptor, Support Type-C PD 3.0 up to 65W
  • Size: 39.9 x 27.2 x 1.87cm
  • Weight: 2.6kg

Zephyrus S15

The S17’s smaller brother, the Zephyrus S15 does away with the forward-positioned keyboard and replaces it instead with a more conventional keyboard and touchpad setup. It’s still equipped with a 300Hz/3ms display and up to an RTX 2080 Super GPU. Some of its other fueatres also include dual M.2 SSDs, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and more.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S15 Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-10875H or Intel Core i7-10750H
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
  • Main Display: 15.6-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS-level panel, 300Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Pantone Validated, G-SYNC
  • Memory: DDR4 up to 3200MHz SDRAM, Up to 32GB
  • Storage: M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 512GB/1TB SSD
  • Keyboard: Backlit chiclet keyboard, Per-key RGB lighting, Aura Sync, 1.4mm travel distance, N-key rollover
  • Audio: 2 speakers with Smart AMP technology, Array Microphone
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0
  • I/O Ports:
    • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 with USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, DisplayPort 1.4, and Power Delivery
    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
    • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
    • 1 x 3.5mm Audio jack (ESS Hi-Fi DAC)
    • 1 x Audio jack mic-in
    • 1 x Kensington lock
    • 1 x RJ-45 jack
  • Power Supply: 240W Power Adaptor, Support Type-C PD 3.0 up to 65W
  • Size: 36.0 x 25.2 x 1.89cm
  • Weight: 2.0kg

Zephyrus M15

The most affordable of the three new Zephyrus laptops, the M15 is equipped with up to a 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor and a range of GPU options from an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Ti up to an RTX 2070. The M15 can also feature several display options from a 4K 60Hz 100% Adobe RGB panel to a 1080p 240Hz/3ms variant.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15 Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-10875H or Intel Core i7-10750H
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • Main Display: 15.6-inch 4K UHD (3840×2160) IPS-level panel, 60Hz, 100% Adobe RGB, Pantone Validated or 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 240Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Pantone Validated or 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz
  • Memory: DDR4 up to 3200MHz SDRAM, Up to 32GB
  • Storage: M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 512GB/1TB SSD
  • Keyboard: Backlit chicklet keyboard, Aura Sync, N-key rollover
    • Brushed Black: Per-key RGB lighting
    • Prism Gray / Black: One-zone RGB lighting
  • Audio: 2 speakers with Smart AMP technology, Array Microphone
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0
  • I/O Ports:
    • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 with USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery
    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
    • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
    • 1 x 3.5mm Audio jack (ESS Hi-Fi DAC)
    • 1 x Audio jack mic-in
    • 1 x Kensington lock
    • 1 x RJ-45 jack
  • Power Supply: 230W Power Adaptor, Support Type-C PD 3.0 up to 65W
  • Size: 36.0 x 25.2 x 1.89cm (Brushed Black) or 1.99cm (Prism Gray / Black)
  • Weight: 1.9kg

Strix SCAR 15/17

Apart from their display panels, the Strix SCAR 15 and 17 feature the same internal components, up to an Intel Core i9-10980-HK, up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super GPU, and up to 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM. Both can also feature up to a  Full HD (1920 x 1080) 300Hz/3ms display panel as well as up to three M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs.

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15/17 Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-10980HK or Intel Core i7-10875H
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • Main Display:
    • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 300Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB or 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 240Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB
    • 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 300Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB or 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB
  • Memory: DDR4 up to 3200MHz SDRAM, Up to 32GB
  • Storage:
    • Single: M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD 512G/1TB SSD
    • Dual: M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD 512G+512G/1TB+1TB SSD(support RAID 0)
    • Up to 3 SSDs
  • Keyboard: Backlit chiclet keyboard, N-key rollover, Per Key RGB, Aura Sync
  • Audio: 2 x 4.2W speakers with Smart AMP technology, Array Microphone
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: Intel 802.11ax (2×2) Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) with Rangeboost technology support, Bluetooth 5.0
  • I/O Ports:
    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort™
    • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
    • 1 x 3.5mm Audio Jack/ 1 x Audio Jack Mic-in (Combo Jack)
    • 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
    • 1 x Keystone
  • Power Supply: 230W/280W (i9 only) Power Adapter
  • Size:
    • SCAR 15: 36.0 x 27.5 x 2.1~2.49cm
    • SCAR 17: 39.97 x 29.34 x 2.2~2.62cm
  • Weight:
    • SCAR 15: 2.57kg
    • SCAR 17: 2.9kg

Strix G15/17

Lastly, the Strix G15 and G17 are the most affordable of ASUS’s new gaming laptop lineup, with CPU options ranging from an Intel Core i5-10300H up to an Core i7-10875H as well as GPU options from an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 all the way up to an RTX 2070 Super. Both can also be equipped with either a 144Hz or 240Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080) display panel.

ASUS ROG Strix G15/17 Specifications:

  • CPU:
    • G15: Intel Core i7-10875H or Intel Core i7-10750H or Intel Core i5-10300H
    • G17: Intel Core i7-10875H or Intel Core i7-10750H
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (LWS) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (LW) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (LV) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (LU) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (LI)
  • Main Display:
    • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 240Hz, 3ms 100% RGB (LWS/LW/LV/LU) or 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) vIPS-level panel 144Hz 100% RGB (LW/LV/LU/LI)
    • 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 240Hz, 3ms 100% RGB (LW/LV) or 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel 144Hz, 3ms 100% RGB (LW/LV/LU) or 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) vIPS-level panel 120Hz (LV/LU)
  • Memory: DDR4 up to 3200MHz SDRAM, Up to 32GB
  • Storage:
    • Single: M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD 512G/1TB SSD
    • Dual: M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD 512G+512G/1TB+1TB SSD (support RAID 0)
    • Up to 3 SSDs
  • Keyboard: Backlit chiclet keyboard, N-key rollover, Aura Sync, 4-Zone RGB Lighting (LWS/LW/LV/LU) or 1-Zone RGB Lighting (LI)
  • Audio: 2 x 4.2W speakers with Smart AMP technology (LWS/LW/LV/LU) or 2 x 1.5W speaker for W/O Smart AMP technology (LI), Array Microphone
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: Intel® 802.11AX (2×2) +BT Gigabit Wi-Fi support Rangeboost technology, Bluetooth 5.0
  • I/O Ports:
    • 1 X USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C support DisplayPort
    • 3 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0b support 4K HDR), HDCP SPEC 2.2
    • 1 x Audio combo jack: Mic-in and Head phone
    • 1x LAN RJ-45 jack
  • Power Supply: 230W (LWS/LW/LV/LU) or 150W (LI)
  • Size:
    • G15: 36.0 x 27.5 x 2.1~2.58 cm
    • G17: 39.9 x 29.3 x 2.2~2.6 cm
  • Weight:
    • G15: 2.395kg
    • G17: 2.85kg

No information on pricing and availability in the Philippines has been announced but we should hear more on the new gaming laptop line soon.