ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531 First Impression

As a successor to the ROG Zephyrus M laptop, Asus has introduced the sleekest and lightest Nvidia Max-Q laptop – The ROG Zephyrus S GX531.

When Asus ROG Zephyrus M was released in 2017, it impressed everyone with the incredible speed and thin design. However, the Zephyrus S is far more remarkable with the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphic card and updated Intel Core i7 processor. The laptop packs more than enough potential to serve your gaming needs. Even though a lot of components are identical to an extent but Asus has successfully fixed many problems from the previous laptops with the new update. You get modern and diminished screen bezels, ultra-slim chassis and refined yet strong build with Zephyrus S GX531.

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Build and Design

One the exterior, Zephyrus S GX531 looks stunning with a 15.6 inch IPS panel with anti-glare coating, surrounded by 7.5mm bezels. The thinner bezels are surely a great improvement over the previous 15.7mm bezels in Zephyrus M.  With a 2.1 kgs weight and 0.62 inches thickness, this is slimmest gaming laptop in the market right now. The full HD panel runs at 144Hz refresh rate display and brags a stunning 3ms response time with all the ROG essentials.

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The futuristic styling and sturdy all black magnesium alloy chassis give Zephyrus S GX531 a distinctively sophisticated look and premium feel. The keyboard is aligned at the bottom which leaves a lot of space at the top which acts as a ventilation shaft for the RTX 2070. There is sufficient spacing between the keys, however in the place of num-pad on the right side, you will find the trackpad.

The RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU offers consequential increase in performance and supports real-time rat tracing which gives you a deeply engaging experience while playing games. The Max-Q card in the RTX 2070 variant provides more power efficiency than the GTX 10 series.

The Zephyrus S GX531 comes with an AAS panel which allows you to open up and lower down a part of the bottom of the laptop in order to increase airflow.


We got chance to get try the machine for few hours and we were impressed. Zephyrus S GX531GW seems like an amazing redefined gaming laptop. The Intel Core i7-8750H processor is powerful and is equipped with 6 cores and 12 threads.

Asus has made the laptop even more powerful with the M.2 NVMe SSD which significantly raised the performance bar. It uses a 4-cell 50WHr battery and you can expect a maximum of 2 hour of gameplay without any external power

This ultra slim gaming powerhouse comes at a whopping price of Rs 2, 19, 000 which can sound pricey to a few. However, with all the exciting features, the gaming enthusiasts would definitely love Zephyrus S.

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