Asus had an interesting CES presentation this year, unveiling its series of new ROG gaming laptops packing Nvidia’s latest mobile RTX 30 series graphics cards, mechanical keyboards, and even a built-in second screen. Of course, that means its previous generation gaming laptops are already seeing big drops in price, but they still pack a big enough punch to be considered desktop replacements.
The 15.6-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus S15 pairs an Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics card with an Intel Core i7 10875H processor, between 16GB and 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a chonky 1TB NVMe SSD for storage, making sure frame rates run high and loading times are fast for years to come. Better yet, its screen boasts a 300Hz refresh rate and colourful IPS panel, perfect for FPS games and open-world games alike.
Currently, the ROG Zephyrus S15 is $600 (20%) cheaper on Amazon US, reducing the price to $2,400 from $3,000. Across the pond, you’ll see a £967 (32%) drop in price, letting you snag the gaming powerhouse for £2,033 – but stock is far more limited with just ten left at the time of writing.
High-end Asus ROG laptops use a liquid metal thermal compound to cool the CPU and something that the company dubs its ‘Active Aerodynamic System’ – which is basically a fancy way of saying it raises the base when opened to intake more air. We don’t need to tell you that better thermals mean better performance.
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The ROG Zephyrus S15 even has Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, and Ethernet support, which are becoming increasingly rare for gaming laptops as they strive to get thinner and thinner.