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You can now buy the super-thin ASUS ROG Zephyrus, but it’ll cost you a pretty penny
By Koh Wanzi - on 13 Sep 2017, 9:22pm

You can now buy the super-thin ASUS ROG Zephyrus, but it’ll cost you a pretty penny

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501

ASUS today announced the local launch of the ROG Zephyrus GX501, the super-thin and powerful gaming laptop that it first unveiled back at Computex.

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.

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.

ROG Masters 2017 Edition

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.

Here's an even closer look at the special edition G-Shock watch.


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