ASUS ROG GX531 first impressions | RTX 2070

ASUS has manufactured several gaming laptops with amazing features that are necessary for any hardcore gamer. ASUS now introduces another brand-new machine, ROG GX531 (ROG Zephyrus S), it comes with RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H generation processor, 512 gigs of SSD and 1080p 144Hz display.

 

Speaking of the looks, the clamshell of ROG GX531 looks quite satisfying, the top of clamshell has ROG logo with a dim red light which gives a premium gaming look to it. Bezels in this machine are thin to provide a lifelike gaming experience, the chassis of this machine is so sleek and slim with a big amount of power packed in it. Incredible!

The weight of the machine is more towards the keyboard which makes the machine stable while lifting the lid up even with only a single hand. The display in here is amazing with a 1080p 144Hz 3ms response time which gives an amazing experience while gaming. However, the refresh rate may drop to 60Hz when not connected to any power source which is still quite enough. At the end of the day it is a laptop, hence the bottleneck.

Moving forward with the keyboard, the keyboard here is pushed down for mainly the cooling process so the RTX doesn’t burn the fingers off. The keyboard can only be used comfortably when used on the desk or a table and gives awkwardness when used on the lap. The trackpad is moved at the right side of the keyboard mostly for gaming purpose but apart from gaming it’s very convenient to use the mouse on the right side regardless of the position you are in, you can even click and navigate through your thumb which brings ease. The trackpad also replaces the num pad, the only task you must do is switch to the num pad mode by clicking a button provided above the trackpad. So now your trackpad also has numbers displayed on it with lights. Amazing! isn’t it?

The ports in ROG GX531 consist of 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.

Gaming on RTX is second to none. GX531 comes with the latest RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics card which enables a gamer to experience gaming to the whole new level. The new RTX makes the game to look more stunning and makes the launching quicker. With the help of RTX, the laptops can even be made thinner as compared to GTX. Video and image processing are great on RTX. The game which was played on this machine was PUBG on ultra-settings and got up to 93 fps on an average which is quite enough considering it is on ultra-settings. The graphics were quite intense and appreciable, again thanx to RTX 2080, the fan makes a little noise when played on the ultra-setting which is considerable, taking in account it is a gaming laptop with such a power packed in it.

Overall, the first impression of the ASUS ROG GX531 was good. We can give you more information once we have complete hands-on the device. Till then stay tuned and let me know if you have any comments/doubts in the comment section below.

Karan Makharia

I have completed IT engineering from Mumbai University. My interest includes networking, electronics, gaming, programming, blogging, building things, watching movies, tv series. I have one goal to contribute in the education sector by spreading knowledge. I work to make a change in this society and encourage others to do the same.

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