Asus Zephyrus : The World's Slimmest Gaming Laptop


Usually when you hear about gaming laptops, what you'll first visualize is one heavy, and bulky piece of metal.. ( machine) .

You have seen that from one of the world's most powerful laptop the Acer predator X21. But that's not the case here with the Asus Zephyrus GX501, which measures only 18mm in thickness and weighs less than 230 grams, making it nearly the size of an ultrabook. It ships with Intel's core i7-7700HQ and Nvidia GTX 1080 thanks to Nvidia's new generation “Max-Q” GPU.

The Asus Zephyrus is the first laptop to use the Nvidia's latest Max-Q GPU technology. Which is aimed at making thin systems with high-end components with the GTX 1080 by sacrificing a little performance for portability.

Looking at the Zephyrus, you can tell that Asus really put a lot of effort in making this laptop.From the design you can see the placement of the keyboard, it's very close to the front and it has little holes to support airflow.

On opening the laptop, you can see an open vent at the bottom which also allows cooling and airflow.

Also the Touchpad can be turned into a digital number pad, which is really cool.


The down side of the Zephyrus is the 1080p display (Full HD), which is not really bad for a 15 inch laptop, but would have been better as a 4k screen which some other gaming laptops are equipped with.

The Zephyrus sports an IPS display, a 120Hz refresh rate and also supports G-sync which is definitely great for ultra-smooth gameplay.


From the specifications, you'll definitely know the Zephyrus is no slouch, rocking Intel's core-i7700HQ @ 3.6GHz CPU, a GTX 1080(8GB GDDR5X) Max-Q, 512GB NVME SSD, 64GB DDR4 RAM, 1080p resolution, the Zephyrus can definitely handle any game comfortably.

But obviously one major performance issue is CPU throttling and high heat temperature which you should expect from any gaming laptop as there isn't a sufficient cooling system.

Here are Pictures of Its Performance Benchmark :

Price and Availability,

Well with all the hard work and effort put into the Asus Zephyrus, you should expect it be quite expensive. Retailing for about $2,699 the Zephyrus is really quite expensive.

Asus plans to release a lower version of Zephyrus later this August with half the storage and a GTX 1070 at $2,229.

In conclusion Asus has really done a great job with the Asus Zephyrus,
So what do you think about the Asus Zephyrus GX501? I'd love to know your thoughts in the comments section.

This is a Guest Post By Umar Sadeeq. He blogs at ThePhantomWeb

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