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ASUS ROG Zephyrus S (GX531) now official

ASUS just announced the successor to the controversial GX501 or also known as the ROG Zephyrus — The Zephyrus S (GX531). The laptop sports a much sexier and thinner form factor along with an upgraded CPU and display.

The new Zephyrus S takes after it’s predecessor when it comes to design, we once again have that shifted keyboard and virtual trackpad. What’s changed though, is it’s 12% thinner and the overall screen bezels were reduced. With that kind of thickness, you’ll need immense cooling. So, ASUS equipped the Zephyrus S with their unique Active Aerodynamic System. The same cooling feature we saw with the original Zephyrus, where vents open up beneath the chassis when the lid is lifted.

They also crammed in five heat pipes for the CPU, GPU, and VRM circuitry, as well as four heatsinks. To cap it all off they increased the number of blades of the dual 12V AeroAccelerator fans to 83, which is 17% more than the GX501.

As for specs, we have a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS-level 144hz display, Intel i7-8750H processor, Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB M.2 SSD, and Windows 10.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S (GX531) specifications:

  • 15.6-inch Full HD IPS 144Hz, 3ms IPS level display @ 1920 x 1080
  • Intel Core I7-8750H 2.2GHz processor (Max turbo at 3.9GHz)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM (8 x 8 dual channel)
  • 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
  • WiFi 802.11ac 2×2
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 2x2W speakers with smart amplifier technology
  • HDMI 2.0
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
  • Combo Audio Port
  • 4-cell 55Wh battery
  • 360mm x 268mm x 14.95-15.75mm
  • 2.1kg

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus S will come bundled with an ROG Impact gaming mouse and will be available come October. Pricing is yet to be revealed.


Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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