ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW Hands-On
ASUS ROG laptops are known to be great performers in the mobile PC space. Their Zephyrus line is designed to be more portable than their other offerings, with its ultra-slim body housed in a magnesium alloy body to keep things light. Today we’re looking at the ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW in Glacier Blue.
The ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW is equipped with a 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) display that ASUS is calling IPS-level. It’s capable of running at 240hz with a 3ms response time, has G-sync support, and is 100% sRGB Pantone validated.
On the lid, we have the backlit ROG logo sitting against a brushed metal texture. The brush style is changed midway to give it a more dynamic look.
On the left, you can find the charging port, ethernet port, HDMI port, USB 3 port, as well as dedicated mic and headphone jacks.
On the right, there are two more USB 3 ports, a USB C w/ PD charging support, as well as a Kensington Lock groove.
The front is reminiscent of 2015 MacBooks, with only a slight groove to help open the laptop.
At the back, there are two exhaust vents, and a Republic of Gamers print in the middle.
At the bottom, you can find the dual stereo speakers, intake vents on both ends, as well as two large rubber feet that span the entire laptop.
The ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW has a tenkeyless keyboard layout with navigation keys on the right. The key face has the typical ROG gamer aesthetic, and are spaced out. Dedicated volume keys are on the upper left-hand corner, along with a mute mic key, and the ROG key. The F keys are grouped in four and spaced out, and the spacebar also has some width to it on the left side. The most confusing aspect of the layout is that the “print screen” key is where the “Function” key is typically located. The keys feel lighter than other chiclet styled keyboards, and the tactile feedback is almost nonexistent. Each key is individually backlit as well. The keycaps are housed within the laptop’s top plate, so light does not spill out onto the board. You can assign colors for different keys on the software, as well as choose different lighting effects.
The trackpad is standard, located in the middle, and has a smooth texture that doesn’t attract oil.
On top of the keyboard, the three LEDs indicate power status, charging status, and drive activity.
In terms of performance, our model came with an Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB SSD. The ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW retails for PHP 159,995. We’ll take this for a spin soon, so stay tuned. But for now, take a look at the 3D Mark scores from the ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW.
ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW specs:
15.6-inch FHD IPS display running at 240hz
Windows 10 Home,
Intel Core i7-9750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB
16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
1TB NVMe SSD
WiFi 802.11ac 2×2
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C w/ DisplayPort1.4 and PD charging support
1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Port
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
Dedicated 3.5mm headphone and microphone jack
76Wh Lithium-Ion Polymer battery
360mm x 252mm x 18.9mm