Following the presentation of the ninth-generation Intel Core mobile processors, ASUS announced the release of new gaming laptops of the ROG brand. The manufacturer showed improved versions of Zephyrus S and Zephyrus M with the latest chips, as well as brand new Zephyrus G and Strix III. The latter was created on the recommendations of BMW designers.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S
Zephyrus S and Zephyrus M are made in strict black magnesium alloy housings. Both laptops have a traditional keyboard layout under the touchpad screen at the front. Thanks to the thin frames around the display, the computers turned out to be quite compact.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M
The updated Zephyrus S and Zephyrus M installed Intel Core i7-9750H processor of the ninth generation, up to 32 GB of RAM type DDR4 and Full HD-display with an update frequency of 144 or 240 Hz to choose from. The main difference between the models is the graphics subsystem: Zephyrus S in the top configuration is equipped with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 with an active aerodynamic cooling system ASUS and support for G-SYNC, while in Zephyrus M installed GeForce RTX 2060 with a simpler cooling system and without G-SYNC.
Laptop ROG Zephyrus S (GX502) will go on sale at the end of May 2019. ROG Zephyrus M (GU502) will be released early in the third quarter.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G
Zephyrus G is the most affordable model in the line. It is made in a plastic and matte metal case with a thickness of about 20 mm and a weight of about 2.1 kg. In the top version, the laptop is equipped with a mobile processor Ryzen 7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 1660 Ti graphics card, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD. Later will be announced and more affordable equipment.
Laptop ROG Zephyrus G GA502 will go on sale at the beginning of the third quarter.
ASUS ROG Strix III
Another novelty was ROG Strix III. This model was developed in collaboration with designers from BMW Designworks. The laptop is based on the concept of "Face Off", created by ASUS and BMW. As a result, it received stepped ledges on the back and sides and ROG Keystone — a special NFC-device that allows you to unlock secret encrypted storage on your computer.
In terms of technical characteristics ASUS ROG Strix III is a traditional gaming laptop: eight-core processor Intel Core i9-9880H ninth generation graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 and 15.6 - or 17.3-inch Full HD-display with an update rate of 144 or 240 Hz, depending on the version.
In addition to the Strix III was also presented more affordable Strix G. He received a six-core processor Intel Core i7-9750H and video card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 16-series or RTX 2070, depending on the version. This model does not have led backlight and ROG Keystone.
Start of sales of new laptops ROG Strix III is scheduled for the second quarter of this year. Prices will be announced later.