Asus had an attention-grabbing CES presentation this 12 months, unveiling its series of new ROG gaming laptops packing Nvidia’s newest cell RTX 30 collection graphics playing cards, mechanical keyboards, and even a built-in second display screen. After all, which means its earlier technology gaming laptops are already seeing massive drops in worth, however they nonetheless pack a large enough punch to be thought-about desktop replacements.
The 15.6-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus S15 pairs an Nvidia RTX 2080 Tremendous Max-Q graphics card with an Intel Core i7 10875H processor, between 16GB and 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a chonky 1TB NVMe SSD for storage, ensuring body charges run excessive and loading occasions are quick for years to come back. Higher but, its display screen boasts a 300Hz refresh price and vibrant IPS panel, good for FPS games and open-world games alike.
Presently, the ROG Zephyrus S15 is $600 (20%) cheaper on Amazon US, decreasing the worth to $2,400 from $3,000. Throughout the pond, you’ll see a £967 (32%) drop in worth, letting you snag the gaming powerhouse for £2,033 – however inventory is way extra restricted with simply ten left on the time of writing.
Excessive-end Asus ROG laptops use a liquid metallic thermal compound to chill the CPU and one thing that the corporate dubs its ‘Energetic Aerodynamic System’ – which is mainly a flowery manner of claiming it raises the bottom when opened to consumption extra air. We don’t have to inform you that higher thermals imply higher efficiency.
The ROG Zephyrus S15 even has Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, and Ethernet help, which have gotten more and more uncommon for gaming laptops as they attempt to get thinner and thinner.