ASUS Zephyrus S (GX531) Gaming Laptop Review and Benchmarks

August 18, 2019 posted by

The ASUS Zephyrus S is a thin and powerful
gaming laptop, so let’s find out what’s on offer and just how well it performs in
this review. Let’s start with the specs, there’s an
Intel i7-8750H CPU, so 6 cores 12 threads with decent clock speeds. I’ve got 16gb memory running at DDR4-2666
in dual channel, but there’s only one memory slot on the motherboard, 8gb of it is soldered
to the board and can’t be changed, so you can upgrade to 24 gigabytes at most. For storage there’s a 512GB NVMe SSD in
the single M.2 slot, and no space here for a 2.5” drive bay. There’s an Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB graphics
card here, which powers the 15.6” 1080p 144Hz panel, but it’s also available with
the more powerful 1070 Max-Q too. For the network connectivity there’s support
for 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth version 5.0. There’s no ethernet port here unfortunately,
so you’ll need to use a USB dongle if you need one. The Zephyrus S has a metal lid with a matte
and brushed finish, and the interior and base are also metal, with the exception being the
plastic section above the keyboard. Overall the laptop felt very well built and was sturdy.
No sharp corners are found anywhere, and the front and side edges have this bronze trim
finish. The dimensions of the laptop are 36cm in width,
26.8cm in depth, and 1.5 to 1.57cm in height, depending if you’ve got the laptop open
or closed. When you open the lid the back rises up to exhaust air, and we’ll see how
well this keeps the components cool later. The weight is listed as 2.1kg on the ASUS
website, right in line with what I got. With the 180 watt power brick and cable for charging,
the total weight increases by 550g to 2.65kg in total, but it’s worth noting the 1070
Max-Q version has a larger 230 watt brick. As mentioned the screen is a 15.6 inch 144Hz
1080p AHVA panel with a 3ms response time, although no G-Sync available here. AHVA is
similar to IPS, so the viewing angles were perfectly fine for me on any angle. The bezels
are nice and thin too, around 7mm on the sides based on my own measurements and a welcome
change from the previous Zephyrus GX501. I’ve measured the current colour gamut using
the Spyder 5 Pro, and my results returned 97% of sRGB, 68% of NTSC and 74% of AdobeRGB,
so it’s pretty good for a gaming laptop, I’d happily use it for content creation
too. At 100% brightness I measured the panel at
336 nits in the center with an 850:1 contrast ratio, so a little better than most gaming
laptops I’ve tested, and overall I thought the screen looked good. I’ve taken a long exposure photo in a dark
room as a worst case backlight bleed test, and there were random patches of bleed detected,
although I couldn’t actually see these with my own eyes, even in the dark room, and never
during normal usage, however this will vary between laptops. While moving the display there was some flex,
but overall it felt pretty sturdy as it’s all metal, and the hinges being out towards
the far corners further aided in stability. It can be opened up easily with one finger,
demonstrating a fairly even weight distribution as the battery is up the front. Despite the thinner bezels, the 720p camera
is still found above the display in the center. The camera is a bit blurry, while the microphone
sounds alright, although there was a bit of fan noise picked up in the background. As you may have noticed the keyboard is up
towards the front like the previous Zephyrus GX501. Personally I much preferred the design
of the Zephyrus M GM501, as it still allowed us to have the touchpad down the bottom in
the normal spot, but at least I guess the placement of the touchpad isn’t as bad as
the Acer Triton 700, which has it right up the back. Despite the placement I had no issues using
the chiclet keyboard at my desk and it was good to type with, but it can be awkward if
you use it on your lap as there’s just less space for your arms. The keyboard has 4 zones
of RGB backlighting which can be controlled by pressing the function key and the left
and right arrow keys to cycle through the 5 effects. The effects are static, breathing,
strobing, colour cycle and rainbow. You can also hold the function key and press the up
or down arrows to adjust the brightness of the keyboard. The ASUS Aura core software
can also be downloaded to control these effects, and also lets you manually specify different
colours for the 4 zones. The sides of the WASD keys are clear so you
can see them easier with the lighting shining through, and here’s how the keyboard sounds
to type with to give you an idea of what to expect. There was minimal keyboard flex while pushing
down fairly hard, overall it felt quite solid. The air intake vents are found just above
the keyboard, the power button is found up the back towards the right, while the status
LEDs are found up the back in the center and can still be seen even with the lid closed. The touchpad uses precision drivers and was
smooth to the touch. It has two physical left and right click buttons, and the touchpad
itself doesn’t click down when pressed. Even as I started getting used to the positioning
a mouse is still definitely preferable as the touchapd is quite small. You’ve got
the option of pressing this button to turn it into a numpad too, which is a good use
of space, but of course no tactile key feeling that you’d have with a normal numpad here.
The button next to it opens the ASUS Armoury Crate software, and this lets you manage the
system. On the left there’s and air exhaust vent,
the power input, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, and I admit I was
a little surprised that it uses 2.0 here, and 3.5mm audio combo jack. On the right there’s another USB 3.1 Type-C
port, Gen 2 this time though with DisplayPort 1.2 and power delivery, a single USB 3.1 Gen
2 Type-A port, and air exhaust vent. On the back there are a couple more air exhaust
vents and a HDMI 2.0 output and Kensington lock in the center, while the front is all
smooth with a groove in the center of the lid to aid in opening. Up on the lid there’s the ASUS ROG logo
on the side with a mirrored finish and it lights up red while the laptop is powered
on. Fingerprints show up easily on the touchpad, but not so much on the keyboard, and as there’s
no wrist rest area overall it doesn’t get too messy. Underneath there’s some rubber feet which
do an alright job of preventing the laptop from sliding around while in use, otherwise
there’s no need for exhaust vents here due to the custom cooling solution. The two 2 watt speakers are found just under
the lid, they’re front facing and I thought they sounded very good for laptop speakers,
nice and clear with some bass. Like other ASUS laptops, it makes this noise
when you power it on. Thankfully though you do have the option of
disabling this boot sound in the BIOS, or through the new armoury crate software, which
seems to replace the old ROG center software. The laptop can be opened up with Torx 5 and
phillips head screwdriver bits, and the process is a little more involved than usual. The
bottom panel comes off by removing four screws, this is what gets bent and pushed down by
the two feet in the back corners when you open the lid to allow for air exhaust. The
next step was to remove the cover on the rear lip, you’ll want to try and take it slow
as the cover is connected with a couple of cables for the status LEDs. Once the back
has been removed, you can remove the top cover, again being careful as it’s connected to
the laptop with three cables. Once the cables have been removed the panel can be fully removed,
and from left to right we get access to the single M.2 slot, battery, and single memory
slot. Powering the laptop is a 50 Watt hour battery,
and with a full charge and just watching YouTube videos with the screen on half brightness,
keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for 3 hours
and 20 minutes. During this test the laptop was using the Intel integrated graphics thanks
to Nvidia Optimus. While playing the Witcher 3 with medium settings
and Nvidia’s battery boost set to 30 FPS the battery lasted for 48 minutes, but it
dropped to around 5 FPS when there was 10% charge left. Overall I thought the battery
was ok, at least when compared to other thin laptops of this form factor that I’ve tested,
with the exception of course being the Razer Blade which has a large battery. Thermal testing was completed with an ambient
room temperature of 22 degrees Celsius, so expect warmer temperatures in a warmer environment.
Also keep in mind there are heatpipes shared between processor and graphics, so a change
in one component may affect the other. Like other ASUS laptops, this one also lets
you pick between silent, balanced, and turbo modes. These are built in profiles that increase
performance at the cost of boosting fan speed and CPU TDP, and I’ve done my testing with
all three. Starting at the bottom of the graph, at idle
the temperatures are fairly cool with silent mode, shown by the light blue bars. The gaming
tests were done with Watch Dogs 2, as I find that to use a good combination of CPU and
GPU. Continuing up in the green bar with balanced mode the temperatures are fine. Once turbo
mode is enabled the CPU temperatures increase by 5 degrees Celsius as the power limit increase
allows it to perform better and run hotter as a result, shown by the yellow bar. Once
the CPU is undervolted by -0.150v the temperatures drop back a little, both on the CPU and graphics,
shown by the orange and red bars. The stress tests were done by running Aida64
and the Heaven benchmark at the same time in order to attempt to fully utilize both
the processor and graphics. Moving up in the graph and continuing with the dark red bar
with balanced mode we’re still getting around the same temperatures. Again with turbo mode
enabled the temperature on the CPU rises as it’s able to run at higher speeds, which
we’ll see in the next graph, and then a pretty similar story with the -0.150v CPU
undervolt applied in purple and dark blue at the top. These are the average clock speeds for the
same tests just shown. Again starting down the bottom we can see that the CPU undervolt
raises the average CPU clock speed by around 400MHz. We also see an improvement to the
graphics clock speed every time turbo mode is used, as it applies a 100MHz overclock,
but as we saw in the last graph this didn’t really affect GPU temperatures. Even in balanced
mode with the CPU undervolt, shown in orange, we can get better CPU performance compared
to using turbo mode, and then full performance with the turbo profile and undervolt combined,
shown in red. It was a similar story with the stress tests, although slightly more power
limit throttling in this worst case scenario prevented us reaching the full 3.9GHz all
core turbo speed of the i7-8750H. These are the clock speeds I got while just
running CPU only stress tests without any GPU load. As mentioned, there are three built
in profiles on the laptop called silent, balanced, and turbo. With the Aida64 stress test running,
I was actually getting lower clock speeds with the undervolt applied with the silent
profile. With the balanced profile there was still power limit throttling with this stress
test, but with the undervolt applied in red we were able to get full performance. Even
with the turbo profile we still weren’t quite able to get full CPU performance, shown
in purple, until we apply the undervolt, shown at the top in dark blue. To demonstrate how this translates into performance
I’ve got some Cinebench CPU benchmarks here, with the older 7th gen i7-7700HQ just down
the bottom for comparison. The results are close to what we saw with the CPU only clock
speeds just shown, and interestingly in silent mode single core performance does appear to
be negatively affected. Full performance in multicore seems possible with both turbo mode
enabled with the CPU undervolted. Here are the GPU only clock speeds while under
a graphical only stress test, at stock with the balanced profile, with the 100MHz overclock
from the turbo profile in green, and then with a manual 200MHz overclock shown in red. As for the external temperatures where you’ll
actually be putting your hands, at idle it was in the low 30s. With the stress tests
running the keyboard area was alright, getting to the high 30s, and then into the 50s up
the back, and then similar results while gaming, which is perfectly fine as you won’t be
putting your hands up the back anyway. As for the fan noise produced by the laptop,
I’ll let you have a listen to some of these tests. At idle with the silent profile enabled the
fan was quiet but still audible. While gaming and under stress test it was about the same,
and around the same volume as most other gaming laptops I’ve tested, and then fairly loud
with turbo mode enabled and the fans maxed out. Overall the thermals were pretty good for
an 8th gen i7-8750H laptop, even in these worst case scenarios the temperatures didn’t
really get that high, low 80s at the worst which seems to be thanks to the unique cooling
solution of the Zephyrus with plenty of heatpipes. Due to the unique cooling design though I
don’t think you can use it while docked with the lid closed, as air intake is above
the keyboard and exhaust is from the bottom, which only opens up with the lid open. I tried
to do it to see how hot it would get, but when you close the lid it goes to sleep, regardless
of if you tell it not to do this in Windows, most likely by design. Finally let’s take a look at some benchmarks,
we’ll first cover some real world gaming benchmarks followed by tests with various
benchmarking tools. All tests were run at 1080p with these versions of Windows 10 and
Nvidia drivers. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature,
and even at epic settings it was still playing perfectly fine, able to average 80 FPS with
60 for the 1% low, and then well over 100 FPS at the lower setting levels. Overwatch was tested playing in the practice
range, and again easily playable at epic settings, with over 100 FPS possible here, so it was
playing quite smoothly with a 1% low still above 60 FPS, and over 200 FPS averages were
possible at low settings. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode
and not in multiplayer mode, as it’s easier to consistently reproduce the test run. It
played well enough at ultra settings, almost able to average 60 FPS, but I thought that
it played best with medium settings or below. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with
the built in benchmark, and this test was able to average just under 60 FPS at medium
settings, and then in the high 80s with the lowest setting preset. PUBG was tested using the replay feature,
and although this is a less optimized game it was still quite playable with ultra settings,
although for this type of game higher FPS will be an advantage which is why I always
end up playing with very low settings anyway. CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical benchmark,
and with all settings maxed out the test was still averaging above 100 FPS, and just able
to hit 200 FPS with all settings at minimum. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark, and this test always results in high frame rates with modern hardware.
Even at ultra settings we’re getting 130 FPS averages, with over 180 possible at low
settings. Far Cry 5 was tested with the built in benchmark,
and alright results for this test, still above 60 FPS averages even at ultra settings here,
with above 80 seen at low settings. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was also tested
with the built in benchmark, and although the frame rates are lower at the higher settings
I don’t think this game needs a high frame rate to play, and still works alright at around
high settings. Dota 2 was tested using a fairly intensive
replay, so this should be a worst case scenario, these results are not the same as actually
playing the game which would result in higher performance. I did play a quick game with
ultra settings just for comparison, and it was averaging around 110 FPS with not much
going on. Watch Dogs 2 is a demanding game, but it doesn’t
need a high frame rate to play. As long as I get over 30 FPS it plays fine, so it was
perfectly playable at ultra settings, although I don’t think you visually get much extra
after high settings anyway. The Witcher 3 played alright with ultra settings,
still able to average 60 FPS, but it did feel noticeably better at high settings, and still
looked great, with medium settings and below getting us above 100 FPS averages. I’ve got a few more games covered in the
dedicated gaming benchmark video if you’re interested, check the card in the top right
corner. Now onto the benchmarking tools, I’ve tested
Heaven, Valley, and Superposition from Unigine, as well as Firestrike, Timespy, and VRMark
from 3DMark, just pause the video if you want a detailed look at these results. All of the games tested were easily playable
with good settings and decent frame rates, thanks to the i7-8750H, GTX 1060 and dual
channel memory combination. Despite being a couple of years old now, 1060 graphics are
still a great option for 1080p gaming with decent settings, though if you’re after
more power the Zephyrus S is also available with the GTX 1070 Max-Q as well, which may
also be a better fit for the 144Hz screen depending on the games that you want to play,
the 1060 will be fine for less demanding games like Overwatch or CSGO for example. Also expect slightly lower results if you’re
running the laptop in the default balanced profile or silent profile, I used the turbo
profile as you can very easily enable it with the built in software, and figured while gaming
it’s likely you would want to use this mode for best performance. As we saw earlier we’ve got the option of
overclocking the graphics and undervolting the CPU, so let’s see how this actually
helps improve gaming performance. The exact same Windows updates, game updates and Nvidia
drivers were installed so there shouldn’t be any changes other than the ones listed
here. Far Cry 5 was tested using the built in benchmark,
the average frame rates at ultra settings were 3.6% better compared to the turbo profile
speeds, and a 3.9% improvement to 1% low, so we are able to get a little performance
boost from this, though results will of course vary between games. In Crystal Disk Mark the 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
was performing very well, 3.3GB/s in sequential reads and around 2GB/s in sequential writes.
There’s just the single M.2 slot and no 2.5” drive bay or SD card slot, so that’s
it for storage tests. For up to date pricing check the links in
the description, as pricing will change over time. At the time of recording, here in Australia
the Zephyrus S with the exact same specs featured in this video is around $2800 AUD. In the
US I was only able to find pricing for the higher tier model with the better 1070 Max-Q
graphics, which was $1800 USD on Amazon. It seems to be about $200 USD cheaper than the
Zephyrus M which has the full 1070, and even less than the Razer Blade with same specs,
but a bit more expensive than the MSI GS65, overall pretty competitive I think. So what did you guys think of the Zephyrus
S gaming laptop from ASUS? I was most impressed with the temperatures, even under stress test
I wasn’t seeing any higher than the mid 80 degree celsius range, the custom cooling
solution really does seem to be helping, as the i7-8750H is notoriously hot, and with
some undervolting we were able to improve performance from the usual power limit throttling
almost all 8750H laptops are subject to. The cooling solution does come at the cost of
the awkward keyboard and touchpad placement though, honestly probably the only thing I
personally didn’t like about the laptop, oh and the lack of ethernet port, although
that seems to just be a compromise with thin laptops these days. It’s not the end of the world though, if
you’re using it on a desk the keyboard is still fine to use, but not great if you use
it on your lap, and as a gaming laptop chances are you’ll be using it on a desk with a
proper mouse anyway, just keep in mind it looks like you’ll have to leave the lid
open while using it. The thin bezel design is a nice improvement over the previous Zephyrus
GX501, and battery life wasn’t too great but seemed fair considering the thin design.
As we saw in the gaming benchmarks the GTX 1060 is still capable of playing modern games
today, but if you’re after more power it is also available with 1070 Max-Q graphics
instead. Let me know what you guys thought down in
the comments, and leave a like to let me know if you found the review useful. Thanks for
watching, and don’t forget to subscribe for future tech videos like this one.


100 Replies to “ASUS Zephyrus S (GX531) Gaming Laptop Review and Benchmarks”

  1. N. I. says:

    Why no M15 review yet?

  2. Andrewgyny says:

    Still waiting for a 2tb SSD version.

  3. Jean Chon says:

    Jared, how do you run BF5 on this. the certified nvidia drivers provided on the Asus website are too old and BF5 gives and old driver pop-up notice and won't launch

  4. Brad Haines says:

    i cant deny its a neat design that works, but i really question the reliability of it under abusive usage lol. i travel for a living so that'd smack around more than it should, and id be MAD if it fell apart

  5. Ivo Esteves says:

    pristine machine, but it makes me affraid of trying to open it, if i had one, amazingly detailed video ! Just noticed my i7 7700HQ CPU on the bottom, hehe

  6. Ehtesham Avik says:

    great video Jarrod! Strix II or zephyrus s? Which one would you go for?

  7. Istafa Niazi says:

    Great review. Honestly couldn't find a review like this anywhere earlier. Thank you so much!

  8. DrawTimeInc says:

    I miss the design of the g750 and g75 series. Those things never got hot or warm. You could upgrade more and remove the battery. Asus new laptops kinda suck. I'd rather have a thicker cooler chassis than a super thin laptop. I already got a surface pro and iPad pro for portability.

  9. feelthatfeelifelt says:

    I wish you'd review the special edition MSI P65 and the Acer Helios, also the Helios 500.

  10. AwesomeMan says:

    Hey quick question, I undervolted my laptop while plugged in and everything went well. But when I use it on battery the under volt doesn't carry over. Is that normal? And is it safe to under volt the laptop on battery only?

  11. 48thRonin says:

    I got mine through Amazon. If you have prime u can make payments. First payment is 508$ and 359$ after that. Mine is the 1070max Q. Just a heads up for people like me, who dont have 1900 to drop on this thing all at ounce. Im getting 147 FPS on titianfall 2. Temps are cpu 72 and gpu 68 on maxed out graphics. When you get this in your hands you will understand why it costs what it does. Its literally as big as an XPS 15.

  12. Duppex says:

    I really like this laptop but without G_Sync, Its a no go for me. I had the Zephyrus M, which was great but a little to large and hot for my liking

  13. Gharu says:

    Hasn’t this been out for ages ?

  14. Ikram Ramli says:

    in my opinion. this laptop is almost perfect..

  15. Eber Lazareen Ignatius says:

    Helo jarrod, is the 8th gen processor for laptops compatible with 2133mhz ddr4 ram stick?

  16. Vincent LE THIEC says:

    Unfortunatly … i'm left hand ^^

  17. waleed afandi says:

    To me it looks like manufactureres have stopped using max q varient of 1060. This is one of those thin and light gaming laptops yet it uses regular 1060

  18. Pancho Ulloa says:

    Hi, I have a question, I am buying a laptop with 1070 maxq gpu, of these two you recommend me. Razer blade 15 or Asus zephyrus s.

  19. Raghav Goel says:

    Nice job on the video!!! Kind of confused on the pricing though I mean I understand why it costs so much but when I’m searching up the gtx 1060 model it’s showing the same price as the gtx 1070 one don’t know why?

  20. philliph86 says:

    You could add a 32gb module to the laptop for 40gb of ram…

  21. Luke Song says:

    I love every single specification and detail about this laptop.
    Will this be worth it in the long run? I’m more worried about the performance (for gaming) years to come when I’m off to college.
    I would appreciate a response Thanks.

  22. Maximus 969 says:

    I thought he's gonna review the new one😋

  23. TheMMABoom says:

    I love this laptop but I cant decide between this or the scar 2 😩😩

  24. Anthony Lumino says:

    Should i Go On Scar ii or Zephyrus S?

  25. Perfectly Balanced says:

    Waiting for the price to drop for the 1070 version. The moment it drops to $1500 I’m buying in ASAP. I can get it open boxed at $1600 but I’m going to wait just a bit more.

    It’s either this or the MSI.

  26. Dark Code says:

    is the numpad a mouspad or no, do you need a separate mouse?

  27. Charles Yeo says:

    I'm a bit worried about the keyboard layout. How does it feel when you used it on the lap, at the couch or bed. Is it awkward and uncomfortable?

  28. S K says:

    Should I get GX531 or wait for 2070 rtx Zephryrus s ?

  29. TTV iMaBeasTi says:

    No Ethernet? TF? Lmfao!

  30. Jonny dick says:

    I was confused by the fps ratings here but realised you were using the 1060

  31. Wutipong Wongsakuldej says:

    I'm going to order the 2070 Max-Q version really soon (probably tonight). It's just released here in Thailand on January 30th. Sadly they don't carry the 2060 model, I don't really need this much horse power.

    Anyway, I couldn't find more information about the new 20-series models though. I guess it's not much different than the 10-series models.

    The reason I'm interested in this model is it has USB Type-C port with both DP and PD, which theoretically should be able to drive my Cintiq, or another portable display. I don't know any other gaming laptops that has this connection available.

  32. Sea Celery says:

    it's so damn perfect until the keyboard placement ruins it 🙁

  33. omar9654 says:

    Does this come with 1080? My friend said he got one but i dont see anywhere that supports theres a 1080 option

  34. Jeff Janik says:

    I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on this one.
    Do you think there will be a price drop soon for the 1070? I see that the 2070 released but not the 2080.
    Your opinion would be appreciated!

  35. Владимир Коновалов says:

    Я ЗА АСУС😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻

  36. Edward Yeung says:

    I'm broke

  37. Raymond A says:

    I want one soo badd, today was the first time I seen this laptop and I am inlove.

  38. Tygzle says:

    Why would a retail version have a kensington lock? Kinda useless for customers, as for business i get it, to advertise without people stealing your laptop. But if your home alone and dont care, it shouldnt be there.

  39. XGiveMeLibertyX says:

    Wow this vid is only a couple months old and is already outdated! The new Z S has two m.2 slots!

  40. Jose Cruz says:

    Thunderbolt 3?

  41. Orbital_CookieYT says:

    Is this better than m15 and razorblade

  42. Orbital_CookieYT says:

    Does the m15 have better specs like hardware

  43. Orbital_CookieYT says:

    What would you recommend?

  44. Win Nguyen says:

    Picked this model up with the RTX 2070, do you have hard time putting this on your lap since the hinge lifts up?

  45. Renato L M says:

    Do u recomend this laptop for GTA V ?

  46. Hugh Silva says:

    I need help finding a good gaming laptop please. Im looking for a laptop that can play any current triple A games and some old games that have a lot of mods like Gmod and one that has a good amount of space for the mods and for making and editing videos. Also I want the laptop to have a lot of fps for games but for the very intense games I would expect about 60 or a bit less frames. Also it cant be more than 2000 US dollars. Thanks if you can help!

    I also saw in the vid tgst the msi is a bit cheaper tgan this gaming laptop but i dont know if its specs are worse by a huge amount or a small amount. If they have the same specs or is just a bit worse I would buy it but idk

  47. Jeremy Roberson says:

    Just snagged this today after returning the Alienware m15, rtx 2060. The temps are amazing compared to that thermal nightmare. I managed to pick this up for $1400 on sale, can't beat that. Great videos man!

  48. ShoZk says:

    Very detailed review everything I need to know

  49. Auction Export says:

    4000$ laptop, 48 minutes of gametime :)))

  50. amiram88 says:

    How Long battery life can i expact from this laptab with running only Graphic Programs? Thanks for the video 👍

  51. Andrea Prudente says:

    this display sucks,back light bleeding is a shit.

  52. Junhong Chang says:

    How do I under volt this laptops CPU and overclock the GPU ?
    Please respond asap

  53. iLAC says:

    Play a game for an hour at max settings and this shit gonna blow up

  54. Meishan Chang says:

    How do I overclock a 1060 6GB Max Q Card ??
    Please Respond ASAP

  55. Stefan Wyszyński says:

    al least some one recorded typing sound – typing sounds gives much of information about the keyboard. thanks!

  56. faryaz khan says:

    Would you recommend to bye this with rtx 2070 max q?

  57. Sir. Fun says:

    Battery life sounds horrible. Thin gaming laptops just on light tasks (youtube, etc) should handle at least 4h30. Seems like Asus hasn't learn yet their previous mistakes.

  58. Ingvild Svendsrud says:

    is there actually a laptop with a good webcam?

  59. Geebin Inc says:

    Amazing laptop, horrible port selection. I almost don't want to buy it for the shitty port selections, but I'm getting this for the thermal performance for gaming. But holy shit, Thunderbolt 3, RJ45, SD Card slot all MIA and wtf with TWO USB 2.0 ports rofl….it's 2019!!!!!

  60. mohamed Mo says:

    Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501GI-EI005T Intel® Core™ I7 Processor, 16Gb RAM, 512Gb SSD, 15.6 Inch 144Hz Gaming Laptop With GeForce GTX 1080 8Gb Graphics is this batter ?

  61. M Hussain says:

    Does this have g sync?

  62. Dmitriy Kovalyov says:


  63. Artur Andreev says:

    Hi Jarrod! Thank you for your channel so much I have learned already.
    I am living in Australia for a while, where is the best place to buy this laptop( not in jb hifi or harvey Norman). I am looking for this laptop for a while now and im considering getting rtx2070 series.
    I cant really find lot of options ( amazon charge extra for import which is a real killer when laptop already costs 3K Aus dollars

    Please help.

    Thank you in Advance

  64. Vincent L. says:

    Why review this model when the RTX 2070 is out ?

  65. Meph says:

    Thank god i discovered this channel. Instant sub.

  66. Mradul Tiwari says:

    Is this good for Machine learning purpose for undergraduate student? (Else suggest any other for the same in this budget)

  67. Ryxrz says:

    I really want this but the USB ethernet bothers me alot

  68. Luffy Xavi says:

    I heard there is a problem with this laptop "screen bleed" is this fixed or not yet?

  69. Asher Lam says:

    Is it support Thunderbolt 3?

  70. E.T says:

    thinking about buying this laptop! But are the 512 go ssd enough ?

  71. yutienxiang tienxiang says:

    I am kinda late but is the hinge sturdy and can witstand more rough handling?

  72. Jayvee Eroy says:

    Can you puy an HDD on it?

  73. Darke 1 says:

    Hi Jared, does it have a backlit screen bleeding?

  74. Joshua Wensley says:

    If you're worried about the fans being to noisy just turn your youtube volume down, i did and they sounded a lot quieter

  75. Rachet an d Clank says:

    Do you suggest the Zephyrus S 1070 or Scar ii 1070 performance wise? Thanks!

  76. ssjay01 says:

    The 1070 it's now on amazon at $1,349.99 😐

  77. Artur Andreev says:

    Hi Jarrod Got my GX531 after full update my Armour crate doesnt start , just got it today 1 update and restart and its just wont boot.
    any suggestions anyone.

  78. EnormityGamer says:

    everybody is complaining about screen and battery and it is 1300 on amazon so should i buy it?

  79. Neeraj Budhia says:

    Nice video.
    Wanted to buy a laptop with 1400 usd budget
    Will u recommend buying this laptop which is now worth 1350 usd.
    Will love ur view and recommendations of a gaming laptop at this budget
    Btw i m a college student… so looking for a laptop under 1400 which will meet my college needs and also good gaming experience for next 4 years at this budget
    Waiting for ur reply…….

  80. A Gray says:

    i thought i knew which one jarrod this or msi lol ive been debating for 4 days!

  81. Paradoxine says:

    Hi! Can you do the one with the 1070 Max Q?

  82. PragmaticCrane0 0 says:

    Anyone try streaming this to a PS Vita?

  83. Ivan Battad says:

    Currently, the 1070 version is priced at 1350 USD in amazon, would you recommend this over the new predator helios 300 with 1660ti?

  84. Rane Foong says:

    Subscribed liked and shared, after seeing how u answered to most of the question in the comment section in such detail, really appreciated

  85. Seanred17 says:

    I have been going over this in my head and was wondering if I should get this laptop or the Triton 500 but then I saw the scar 3 came out and now it's full chaos comparing, what would you recommend? I'm buying it as a replacement for my PC since I will be away for school, and will be gaming for long sessions.

  86. Jejomar Eustaquio says:

    Does 1060 gtx is enough already? I’m having a hard time choosing laptop.

  87. ChemicalGnetics says:

    hi Jarrod. Hard time deciding between this 1070maxq and the Legion740 15` 1660ti or 2060….regarding noise and battery life, what would you choose?

  88. Oscar Hernandez says:

    It’s close to $1400. In your opinion is it worth it to buy the 1070 version late 2019 and starting 2020?

  89. Elay Sieukfp says:

    Can I pick out the battery and run the laptop like that?

  90. Dennis Cambronero says:

    I have the 1060 model. Can I use any cable to display 4K on a TV or monitor? Any help is appreciated!

  91. Dennis Cambronero says:

    I have been playing Nier Automata which is a heavy game. The fan noise in turbo is very high, any ideas, advice? I have the 1060 edition.

  92. Johnathan Chen says:

    Hi, can you recommend this laptop to use for video editing with Adobe premiere pro cc 2019? And does it also have an integrated Intel HD graphics card? If so can it be disabled or is it disabled by default?

  93. Mr Topnotch says:

    Does the logo have rgb lighting?

  94. Jayfk876 J.K.C says:

    Soldered ram 🤦‍♂️

  95. Garrett Jenkins says:

    what fps do you get from apex

  96. Sheikh Sheru says:

    Does it have a SD card reader?

  97. Granger Jung says:

    August 4, 2019 On sale at Microsoft Store Canada for C$1,999.00 right now. Pain to open up though.


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  99. wesley lewis says:

    i think the gx701 is more powerful then the zephyrus gx531

  100. wesley lewis says:

    what if i just get a monstor gaming laptop for home and a regular laptop yo school so that way i can use a school laptop and just leave the gaming laptop at home does that make sense or does that sound silly

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