ASUS ROG GX531 First impression: Laptop with RTX 2070

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If you’ve been following here for a while you are aware about how much we do love the Asus ROG series. Asus now introduces another gaming laptop which is Asus ROG GX531 (ROG Zephyrus S) . I must say it is one rare amongst the laptop which comes with RTX 2070 Max-Q inside.

Specification of ROG GX531 (ROG Zephyrus S)

  • Intel Core i7 8750H
  • 512 GB SSD
  • NVidia RTX 2070 Max-Q
  • 1080p 144Hz Display 3ms response time
  • 2 USB 3.1 ports Gen 1 Type A, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 Type-C ports, a 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack.

Design and Performance

The clampshell design of the ROG GX531 is brilliant of all the ROG series. The major weight of the laptop is towards the side of the keyboard. So it does make the laptop easy to open up with single finger. There is a large gap from the top screen clinch with the embedded ROG logo. The huge space is where to the RTX 2070 sits in and cooling for the same does happen. This the same area which gets heated in the intense task. So asus don’t want your fingers to get burned while typing in such situation. Due to which the keyboard is moved to the bottom part. The touchpad is moved to the side with the touchpad doubles as numpad if required, The addition of numpad and touchpad is brilliant combination in our first impression. The rear of the laptop has the RED ROG logo which does flaunts the ROG Laptop very well.

The gaming is definitely killer on this device, You could shoot any game on it and it will perform amazing. We played PUBG and PUBG on ultra-settings and got up to 93 fps on an average which is quite enough considering it is on ultra-settings. 93 FPS on Ultra is definitely machine is capable of doing a lot and especially it could enable some games to be played on the 4k Screen as well. This is all about our first impression of the laptop.

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