Asus presents a new version of its thin RoG Zephyrus S gaming laptop. The GX531 is equipped with up to a GTX 1070 Max-Q video card and is 15.75 mm thick. This makes it about two millimeters thinner than its predecessor.
Asus equips the Zephyrus GX531 with a Core i7-8750H processor and the 15.6″ screen is a 144Hz AHVA panel with a response time of 3ms, which can display 100 percent of the sRGB color space. The panel comes from There will be two variants: the GS531GS with Nvidia GTX 1070 Max-Q video card and the GX531GM, which gets a GTX 1060 GPU.
Like the first version of the RoG Zephyrus, the GX501, the GX531 has a design where the bottom pops up when the screen is flipped open. This creates a slot for ventilation. The keyboard is located at the bottom of the housing, so there is room for a ventilation grille at the top, where the cpu and gpu are located. According to Asus, the thin gaming laptop weighs 2.1 kg.
Asus says it has improved the cooling by giving the two fans more blades. That is now 83 per fan, with the GX501 there were 71. It is not yet clear when the GX531GS and GX531GM will be on the market. No prices have been announced yet.
Asus also presents the RoG Strix Scar II GL704, a 17.3″ gaming laptop with relatively thin screen bezels. According to the manufacturer, this makes it the first laptop in its class to be less than 40cm wide. To be precise, the laptop is 399, 8mm wide, the thickness is 264mm and the weight is 2.9kg.
There will be versions with the Core i3-8300H and the Core i7-8750H. In both cases there is a GTX 1060 video card with 6GB of vram. Asus will deliver variants with a 144Hz panel with a response time of 3ms and versions with a 60Hz panel, with an undisclosed response time. In both cases, these are AHVA panels from AUO with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
Asus has not yet announced a suggested retail price for the GL704. Asus will show the new laptops next week at the Gamescom fair in Cologne.