October 2, 2023

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Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GW-ES009T Laptop computer (Core i7 eighth Gen/16 GB/512 GB SSD/Home windows 10/8 GB)

Gaming laptops, in India, are sought out by a coterie of gaming fans for whom gaming is a critical enterprise. Although informal gaming on outdated traditional shooters (Counter-Strike, Name of Responsibility and so forth.) and technique titles (Age of Empires, Firm of Heroes) nonetheless stay fairly well-liked in schools, a gaming laptop computer is one thing each gamer appears to be like ahead to have. The ROG sequence from Asus is a longtime identify available in the market. Final 12 months, Asus had introduced out the Zephyrus GM501 which, as per our assessment, was a reliable laptop computer that had an clever cooling system, and had its keyboard and trackpad shifted again to its conventional place, not like the previously-launched Zephyrus GX sequence. This time, we’ve a brand new Zephyrus laptop– Zephyrus S GX531GW– with a repositioned keyboard, once more.

The corporate not too long ago unveiled the Zephyrus S GX531GW gaming laptop computer within the Indian market at a beginning value of Rs 2,39,990 and right here is our assessment of the gadget.

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GW design and show

In comparison with typical gaming laptops, the Zephyrus S GX531GW is available in a slimmer profile and with slim bezels. It has a metallic design with immaculate corners and edges and the design might be mentioned to be extra alongside the minimalistic strains when you evaluate it with a standard gaming laptop computer. The construct of the laptop computer may be very sturdy because it has a steel design.

To sort out the heating points that floor whereas gaming, the laptop computer has been supplied with an airflow-optimised chassis that has received a skinny ramp on the again that retains the again of the laptop computer barely elevated to assist suck within the surrounding air.

The size of the laptop computer are 360 x 268 x 15.35~16.15mm and it weighs 2.1 kg. The laptop computer is 15.35~16.15mm skinny and has received a Silky scissor-door hinge design with a barely protruded half in the midst of the lid for shortly opening the laptop computer.

The general design of the laptop computer appears to be like a bit of boxy which might be beloved or loathed based mostly on the patron.

The laptop computer ships with a GeForce RTX 2070 (MAX-Q) GPU and the newest eighth era Intel Core i7 8750H processor. The CPU consists of 6 cores and 12 threads and has a lift clock velocity of 4.1GHz.The laptop computer has received a DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM [8GB on board + 1 x SO-DIMM ( Max up to 24GB)] and a M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 512GB storage. It runs Microsoft Home windows 10 OS.

The laptop computer has received ROG sequence’ Lively Aerodynamic System (AAS) for sustaining excessive GPU clocks and efficient warmth dissipation in case of graphic-intensive video games.

To handle the warmth, the laptop computer chassis has received twin 12V followers, 5 warmth pipes and 4 warmth sinks plus an space with cooling holes that has been positioned above the keyboard.

For mud safety, the laptop computer additionally received an anti-dust system. An HD(720P) digicam comes embedded within the high center of the lid simply above the display.

On the left aspect of the chassis, the I/O choices embody a DC enter, a USB3.1 Gen1 Sort-C port, two USB 2.0 ports and one 3.5mm audio jack. On the proper, we’ve one USB3.1 Gen2 Sort-C port and a USB3.1 Gen2 Sort-A port. On the again, there’s one HDMI 2.0 port and a Kensington lock.

The higher half of the chassis is taken up with an space of venting holes for warmth dissipation whereas the decrease half has the keyboard that’s not precisely within the centre, so players used to taking part in on an ordinary gaming laptop computer design would discover it troublesome initially to regulate to this laptop computer.

The warmth dissipation module is separated from the enter place of the keyboard independently. As talked about earlier, the CPU, GPU and energy provide associated items are all cooled by way of copper heatsinks and 5 warmth pipes which result in 4 exterior heatsinks. Every set of exterior heatsinks have 250 0.1mm-thick warmth dissipating fins and a complete of 110,000 sq. mm2 space for warmth dissipation.

The followers draw the surface air from the AAS consumption under and vents within the chassis above.

The laptop computer comes with a Chiclet-style keyboard with a key journey of 1.2mm. It’s an RGB 4-Zone Backlit keyboard that may be customised by the Aura software program. The keys are silent and the trackpad that lies to the proper of the keyboard can flip right into a numeric keyboard with one keystroke of a devoted key given simply above the trackpad.

The laptop computer has a 15.6-inch full HD (1920×1080) show that comes with a 144Hz refresh charge and 3ms response time. As well as, GX531GW additionally has Pantone color certification for 100% sRGB color efficiency. In comparison with earlier Zephyrus fashions, this one has been supplied with thinner bezels and it makes the display look large when gaming in the dead of night. The show has been strongly built-in with the chassis and each the components have been joined securely on the hinge all throughout the size, one thing which may have been a weak spot actually if the show would have been too skinny or not joined throughout the total size of the chassis.

Asus Zephyrus GX531GW efficiency

The varied gaming modes of the laptop computer are Home windows, Silent, Balanced, Turbo and Handbook. In case you want to extract the utmost CPU efficiency out of the gadget, the Turbo mode is the one you need to select. The gaming modes and different settings of the laptop computer might be accessed by the ROG button simply above the trackpad, which leads you to the Armoury Crate of the Asus Zephyrus GX531GW.

The gaming efficiency of the laptop computer was fairly fluid virtually each time and it does deal with AAA gaming titles like Want For Velocity: Payback and Battlefield 1 very nicely. There have been a number of situations of stutter whereas the gaming setting became a cutscene however aside from that, this Zephyrus mannequin shines throughout the board.

The charging port of the laptop computer is current on the center of the left fringe of the gadget. Whereas this isn’t a significant situation, it may have been given on the rear fringe of the physique the place another ports are current. A charging port on the rear edge facilitates establishing the gadget to create a devoted gaming area in the home, one thing which players are normally very happy with.

The show, although can’t be bent backwards loads and we might have appreciated if it could have been given a bit of extra flexibility to stretch at a wider angle.

The Zephyrus S comes with a ‘USB Sort-C Energy Supply’ choice for recharging it with a cellular energy financial institution or Sort C energy adapter in case you don’t have the usual AC adapter.

The cooling fan of the gadget does its job whereas complaining about it noisily. The fan noise is such that it impacts the audio output of the gadget too by dampening the loudness of the audio system. If you wish to recreation with out utilizing a headset, then the fan noise will trouble you.

The fan velocity might be managed mechanically and manually each. Use Fn+F5 to toggle the fan velocity between Turbo mode, Balanced mode and Silent mode or go to the Armoury Crate.

There are 4 backlighting sectors of Aura RGB and you’ll change between totally different backlight results by Aura by going to Armoury Crate.

The laptop computer comes outfitted with two 2W stereo audio system which can be powered by Asus Sonic Studio, Nahimic(SW) and Good AMP (HW) applied sciences. The audio of the laptop computer fills the room nicely on close to most quantity, distorts barely at close to most quantity and as such, properly enhances your gaming session. There are some extra settings to enhance streaming and audio recording that you should utilize like Sonic Studio III.

On Cinebench R15 (CPU efficiency), the laptop computer gave a CPU rating of 1245 and a Single Core rating of 178. On 3DMark (GPU efficiency), the laptop computer received a Hearth Strike rating of 16260 whereas on PCMark 10 Prolonged ( General system take a look at), the laptop computer received an General rating of 6822 and Gaming rating of 13311.

Asus S Zephyrus GX531GW battery

The laptop computer costs fairly quick and took about an hour to cost from zero to full. The battery drainage can also be quick and when taking part in on Turbo mode, the laptop computer couldn’t give a battery backup of greater than an hour. When not taking part in any recreation on the gadget and utilizing it for searching, watching movies and so forth., the battery lasted for about two-and-a-half hours. However since a gaming laptop computer must be saved consistently on cost whereas taking part in on it to have the ability to give its very best efficiency, the speedy drainage of the battery won’t irk players a lot.


The Asus S Zephyrus GX531GW is an unconventional-looking, slim and durable gaming laptop computer the likes of that are few available in the market. Whereas the fan noise is one situation, the gaming laptop computer comes with applied sciences like AAS, Sonic Studio, Sonic Radar III and so forth. and presents a clean gaming expertise. The battery lifetime of the laptop computer can also be optimum (about two-and-a-half hours) in case you are utilizing the laptop computer for the aim of searching, watching movies and so forth. For customers who would really like a extra typical Asus gadget, they may try the G sequence laptops by the corporate.


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