You can now buy the super-thin ASUS ROG Zephyrus, but it’ll cost you a pretty penny
Note: This article was first published on 13th September 2017.
The Zephyrus features NVIDIA’s Max-Q technology, so the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 inside it has been tweaked to fit into a chassis that is only 17.9mm thick and weighs 2.2kg.
For instance, the TDP has been cut to 90 to 110 watts from 150 watts usually.
Max-Q laptops shoot for maximum efficiency instead of the fastest possible performance, so there are still small trade-offs in performance compared to a GeForce GTX 1080 notebook without the Max-Q optimizations. Check out our hands-on impressions for more details.
Nevertheless, this is still a very powerful notebook, and it’s got a hefty price tag to match. The ROG Zephyrus GX501 costs S$4,898, but to sweeten the deal, ASUS is throwing in an accidental damage protection plan (worth S$199), a first for a gaming laptop here.
It’s not going to be the only one either, and ASUS says that selected ROG gaming laptops and desktops bought from 2 October will also be eligible for the protection plan.
Furthermore, ROG customers will enjoy exclusive after-sales support, which includes a dedicated support hotline and a priority queue at the ASUS Service Centre at Tai Seng.
On top of that, ASUS also collaborated with Casio to make the ROG Masters 2017 Edition watch, a limited edition G-Shock model. Only 500 pieces will be given away worldwide with every purchase of the Zephyrus, and for a limited time only.
The redemption period starts on 25 September and ends on 31 December.