The ASUS Zephyrus S17 is a stonkingly highly effective gaming laptop computer, preferrred for individuals who need a bit extra display screen to immerse themselves of their video games. The 100-140W Nvidia RTX 3080 (16GB VRAM) GPU and Intel Core i9-11900K CPU are capable of churn out an FPS in video games which just one or two different gaming laptops can match. In case you’re additionally fascinated about utilizing the machine for non-gaming functions any rendering workflows shall be blitzed via at fast tempo.
The 1440p/QHD model of this ASUS gaming laptop computer has a 165Hz refresh charge in addition to a grey-to-grey response time of about 4.8ms (when overdrive is enabled), which means you shouldn’t see any ghosting on display screen irrespective of how briskly the gameplay. Importantly this model additionally comes with a MUX change, permitting you to disable Optimus and unlock considerably extra FPS efficiency, and likewise comes with G-Sync. Though the 4K model has a equally excessive response time, its decrease 120Hz refresh charge and lack of all these different options means for a pure gaming machine we will’t advocate it over the QHD show.
The colour gamut of the 1440p show stretches to round 99% sRGB, 85% Adobe RGB, and 94% DCI-P3; making it appropriate for colour correct work within the sRGB area, probably additionally the DCI-P3 area at a push. For gaming, these outcomes are greater than adequate. The height brightness of the Zephyrus S17 is kind of spectacular, and the distinction is nice too.
The Zephyrus S17 has an uncommon raised keyboard which is designed to enhance the typing angle in your arms however extra importantly permit for larger airflow to enhance cooling when the laptop computer is below stress. It has optomechanical switches that are properly responsive and satisfying to make use of. While the keyboard angle takes a little bit of getting used to, it’s an enchancment in our opinion over the usual flat board. Moreover the design does appear efficient in serving to to cut back thermal throttling when gaming, making certain most FPS efficiency. The trackpad of the S17 can be to a very good customary.
Regardless of having a 17-inch display screen, highly effective inner parts, and efficient cooling, this ASUS gaming laptop computer is remarkably slim and light-weight. It weighs round 6.21lb / 2.82kg with out the ability brick, which is itself pretty heavy as you’d anticipate. You’re going to get a good battery lifetime of round 5 hours of non-gaming utilization and the onboard software program is of a very good customary, permitting for impressively granular management of fan velocity. The webcam and in-built microphone are about common for a gaming laptop computer, which is to say not nice, and that is one thing we’d have favored to have seen improved, given the value and general high quality of this machine.
The whole lot thought of, this can be a excellent high-end gaming laptop computer from ASUS, and the one main motive you shouldn’t purchase it’s if it’s out of your worth vary.