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ASUS Zephyrus: The world's thinnest gaming notebook is coming to India

Last updated on: August 17, 2017 09:10 IST

And here's 6 things you need to know about it.

ASUS Zephyrus

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced yesterday that the Zephyrus, the world's slimmest gaming laptop, will be unveiled and showcased for the first time in India on August 20 on the sidelines of ROG Masters South Asia finale -- an event that will draw around 1,500 serious gamers.

'ROG aims to create laptops that are slimmer, cooler, quieter and more powerful than ever before -- to fully address the needs of today's highly mobile gamers,' said Peter Chang, regional head, South Asia, and country manager, ASUS India. 'ROG Zephyrus is the result of this persistent dedication to gaming innovation. Being the first notebook to feature NVidia Max-Q design technology, Zephyrus is the thinnest, lightest yet one of the most powerful gaming laptops at the moment.'


Here are 5 features that make the Zephyrus stand out:

1: The i7 heart of it

The 15.6-inch Zephyrus features an ultra-slim profile and is powered by a seventh generation Intel Core i7 (Kaby Lake) processor. It includes the Windows 10 Creators Update, which improves the performance of PC games via the all-new Windows Game Mode, and makes it easier to perform native game-streaming with Beam, Microsoft's streaming service.

2: It's cooler

ROG Zephyrus is cooled by an exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) that runs cooler and quieter without sacrificing performance.

AAS incorporates unique AeroAccelerator (AA) technology that increases the speed and efficiency of airflow through the laptop.

The fan's 3D-curved surface cover and accelerator guides enhance airflow and move heat away from the components more efficiently. When the Zephyrus is opened, a portion of the bottom of the chassis flexes to increase the airflow volume by 20 percent and further increase air circulation.

AAS maximizes system stability as well as gaming and thermal performance, and it allows full utilisation of the CPU and GPU, so gamers can engage in marathon sessions without fear of interruption.

Zephyrus features a keyboard positioned at the front of the chassis -- a design that allows better cooling of internal components while providing a more comfortable and familiar experience for gamers accustomed to desktop keyboards.

3: Enchanced typing accuracy

Speaking of keyboards, the anti-ghosting keys on the Zephyrus ensure commands are instantaneously and correctly interpreted even when up to 30 keys are pressed simultaneously. The keys have been ergonomically designed to provide optimum comfort and typing accuracy.

Zephyrus positions the touchpad to the right of the keyboard and also integrates a 10-key function that is easily activated by a hot key. When activated, a red backlight illuminates the 10-key functionality.

4: Enhanced gaming visuals

The device sports Max-Q technology, which helps gamers experience high-fidelity gaming and high-resolution entertainment. Max-Q designed laptops support the entire GeForce gaming platform, which includes the latest gaming technologies, Game Ready drivers, NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology, VR, 4K gaming, and more.

NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology synchronizes the display's refresh rate with the NVIDIA GeForce graphics card's frame rate, ensuring ultra-smooth visuals. G-SYNC reduces lag, minimizes perceived stutter, and eliminates visual tearing.

ROG Zephyrus is equipped with a 120Hz display that enables smooth gaming at a true 120Hz frame rate.

Wide-viewing angles and a 100 percent sRGB color gamut also allow the panel to produce outstanding, lifelike colors from any angle.

The laptop is also equipped with a USB Type-C (USB-C) port with Thunderbolt 3, allowing G-SYNC and 4K UHD display output, fast data transfers and power delivery.

ASUS Aura RGB lighting technology provides dynamic and customizable lighting effects over the entire keyboard, as well as separately highlighted customizable effects for the WASD and QWER key groups, allowing users to create a gaming ambience that matches the feel of their game.

'The Asus ROG Zephyrus marks a new era for gaming notebooks, one where gamers can expect powerful performance without compromising on the aesthetics. Enabling OEMs to build laptops that are three times thinner with up to three times more performance, gamers can now experience high-fidelity gaming and high-resolution entertainment whenever and wherever they want it,' said Vishal Dhupar, managing director, South Asia, NVIDIA.

5: It's whisper quiet

NVIDIA has also introduced its silent NVIDIA WhisperMode technology, which makes laptops run much quieter while gaming. WhisperMode intelligently paces the game's frame rate while simultaneously configuring the graphics settings for optimal power efficiency. This reduces the overall acoustic level for gaming laptops.

6: It's a toy for the super rich

It is priced at a whooping ₹2,99,990!

With inputs from ANI

Rediff Get Ahead Bureau New Delhi