Asus has done it once again, folks. The company unveiled one of its thinnest gaming notebooks called the ROG Zephyrus. Impressively, Asus was able to cram a GTX 1080 GPU onto a super slim gaming notebook – all thanks to Nvidia’s new Max-Q technology.
Let’s get to the juicy stuff right away. Asus’s ROG Zephyrus is fitted with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB RAM, up to 1TB SSD capacity and of course, the ever so powerful GTX 1080 GPU. Besides that, this laptop also comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p display (with G-Sync support).
When it comes to dimensions, the ROG Zephyrus is 16.9mm at its slimmest point and 17.9mm at its thickest. The laptop also weighs about 2.2kg.
Another notable feature about Asus’ ROG Zephyrus is that it comes with a multipurpose trackpad. How you ask? Well, the mouse pad apparently also doubles up as a numpad (illuminated).
That aside, it seems that with the introduction of Nvidia’s Max-Q technology, more and more companies should be coming up with their own iteration of a slim gaming laptop that doesn’t trade performance for portability. It should be noted, however, that Max-Q is not a technology per se. Rather, it is a new approach to laptop design outlined by Nvidia.
Unfortunately, Asus made no mention of the date of availability of this gaming notebook. Likewise, pricing was not mentioned either.