Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701 Review: A Beast


Back in 2017, Asus shocked the world with an interesting laptop: the Asus Zephyrus. They were able to do something that we hardly saw on the world of gaming laptops: It was thin and still powerful to play the latest gaming titles at high framerates.

In this latest TekITnGo video, Martin Githinji reviews the Asus Zephyrus GX701 where you get to see this gaming laptop beast from Asus and why it should be in your dream list.

The Zephyrus GX701 has a 17 inch 1080p display with a high refresh rate of up to 144Hz (regular displays are usually 60hz), 3ms response time for almost instantaneous feedback during gaming and the panel is pretty accurate too at 100% sRGB coverage. This display is great for gaming and also for workloads that require colour accurate displays like video and photo editing.

For a gaming laptop, this laptop is ridiculously thin. It is 18.7mm thin which makes it quite portable. The display has super thing bezels and makes the whole chassis 23% smaller than a conventional 17 inch laptop. The hinge mechanism lifts up the laptop for better cooling and Asus says this increases airflow by up to 32% which is great for such a thin and powerful laptop.

This is a gaming laptop and specs do matter. It has a Core i7 CPU and the top of the line NVIDIA RT 2080 GPU. You can get it with up to 24 GB of RAM and upto 1TB M.2 SSD. It also has two USB C ports where one can be used for Power Delivery and three other USB Type A ports. There is also a HDMI 2.0 port, a headphone jack and a Kensington Lock. The battery pack is a healthy 76Whr and it can put out some decent numbers for a powerful gaming laptop.

You can buy the laptop from Text Book Centre for KES 325,000.