Asus today launched the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus gaming notebook in India. One of the first notebooks built on NVIDIA’s Max-Q framework, the ROG Zephyrus is claimed to be the world’s thinnest laptop with an NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU inside. In India, the laptop has been priced at Rs.2,99,990, making it one of the most expensive notebooks available on the market currently. A formal launch event will be held in Bangalore during the ROG Masters South Asia finale on the 20th of August.
The ROG Zephyrus features a 15.6-inch display with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and an impressive 120 Hz refresh rate for exceptionally smooth gameplay. While it does not offer 100% Adobe RGB color gamut coverage like some of the other laptops priced above Rs.2 lacs in India, you do get 100% sRGB coverage. You also get NVIDIA G-Sync support for minimized stuttering, reduced input lag, and no visual tearing.
Moving on to the core specs of the laptop, ROG Zephyrus runs on a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor paired with up to 24GB of DDR4-2400MHz SDRAM. The graphics are handled by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q design and 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Keeping the GPU running cool is ROG-exclusive ‘Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) custom cooling solution. To complement the powerful i7 processor and the GTX 1080 GPU, ROG Zephyrus comes with up to 1TB of PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD with ultra-fast transfer speeds. Rest of the key highlights include an illuminated Chiclet keyboard, HD web camera, built-in stereo 2W speakers and array microphone, ASUS Sonic Studio, and a 4-cell 50Whrs polymer battery.
In terms of connectivity, the notebook includes integrates Wi-Fi 802.11, 10/100/1000 Base T, and built-in Bluetooth 4.1. Interface options include 1x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 with Thunderbolt support, 4x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and 1x HDMI 2.0 port.
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