ROG Zephyrus S (GX531)
After redefining ultra-slim gaming laptops with the original Zephyrus, ROG brings hardcore gaming to an even thinner design framed by super-narrow bezels. ROG Zephyrus S uses innovative engineering to cool its 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
and GeForce® GTX 1070 with Max-Q design, so you can immerse yourself in its no-compromise 144Hz/3ms display.
THE NEW STANDARD FOR ULTRAPORTABLE GAMING
Clever design and expert craftsmanship are required to put high-end chips into the slimmest gaming laptop ever. At just 14.95~15.75mm thin, the metal chassis and CNC-milled unibody lid make ROG Zephyrus S portable enough for life on the go and tough enough
to survive everyday abuse. In one fluid motion of hidden scissor-door hinges, it transforms from svelte sidekick to gaming powerhouse.
CNC-MILLED UNIBODY LID
Each lid is meticulously machined from a single slab of aluminum. The CNC milling process uses five tooling stages and takes nearly 72 minutes to precisely carve all the little details that ensure a perfect fit. This unibody design adds strength and toughness
that let Zephyrus S withstand the daily abuse of life on the move.
FINISHED TO PERFECTION
The metal body is a symphony of clean lines and refined design. Brush strokes slash the lid, diamond cuts chamfer the edges, and the iconic logo glows ROG red. Two-stage anodizing contrasts stealthy surfaces with gleaming accents, echoing distinctive
Zephyrus styling that looks as cutting-edge as the hardware inside.
While the slender bezels surrounding the display melt away, they also make the chassis more compact. Zephyrus S is 19mm narrower than its predecessor despite having the same 15.6” screen size. The smaller footprint fits more comfortably into crowded
bags and tight spaces, and it also leaves more room for your mousing hand.
SHRINKING BEZELS WITHOUT SACRIFICING SPEED
Super-narrow bezels draw you deeper into the action on the 144Hz IPS-level display. The high refresh rate makes gameplay smoother and lowers input lag, while the 3ms gray-to-gray response time produces sharper visuals with no blurring. With the full sRGB
color gamut and wide viewing angles, ROG Zephyrus S blends speed and beauty without compromise.
POTENT PERFORMANCE RIVALS DESKTOPS
Don’t be fooled by its lithe body; ROG Zephyrus S has ample power for AAA games, VR experiences, and serious creative work. The six-core 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i7 CPU and GeForce® GTX 1070 with Max-Q design GPU deliver desktop-like performance,
while an NVMe SSD up to 1TB offers speedy storage for your growing game library and professional portfolio.
POWERFUL SIX-CORE CPU
Zephyrus S features the latest Intel® CoreTM i7-8750H. Its six cores and 12 threads via Hyper-Threading provide 50% more cores than the last generation, allowing effortless gaming with simultaneous recording and live-streaming. Intel Speed Shift and
Turbo Boost balance power and efficiency, pushing the processor up to 4GHz for quad-core loads and 3.9GHz with all six at full throttle.
Saturating the high-refresh display requires powerful graphics. With industry-leading NVIDIA® GeForce® 10 Series GPUs up to the GTX 1070 with Max-Q design, Zephyrus S reaches triple-digit FPS in the hottest games and enables next-level immersion
in virtual reality. The GPU’s 2048 NVIDIA® CUDATM cores also accelerate rendering, content creation, and deep learning algorithms.
HIGH-SPEED HYPERDRIVE STORAGE
Games, applications, and large files load at warp speed on the NVM Express® (NVMe®) SSD. ROG HyperDrive storage uses up to four PCI Express® (PCIe®) lanes to achieve amazing throughput. Up to 1TB of storage leaves loads of space to install
everything you might want to play, with plenty of room left for the rest of your life.
DUAL-CHANNEL DDR4 MEMORY
Zephyrus S uses DDR4 memory optimized for high speed and low power consumption. The dual-channel config is clocked at 2666MHz, yielding an 11% performance increase over 2400MHz RAM. With up to 24GB under the hood, there’s enough RAM to multitask
COOL UNDER PRESSURE
The unique ROG Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) expands to help Zephyrus S sustain high GPU clocks with demanding games. Lifting the lid opens a 5-mm intake that increases airflow by up to 22% compared to traditional designs. Anti-dust tunnels keep the
four heatsinks clean to preserve cooling performance and system stability as the hours add up.
COMPREHENSIVE COOLING COVERAGE
Five heatpipes snake beneath the surface to pull heat away from not only the CPU and GPU, but also the circuitry supplying them with power. This design keeps the power components under 80°C, which helps improve long-term reliability. The CPU and GPU
connect to both shared and dedicated heatsinks to ensure efficient cooling for any workload.
MORE ULTRA-THIN FINS
Thermal energy is dissipated by four heatsinks in the flanks. Each one is lined with ultra-thin copper fins as slim as 0.1mm, allowing higher density and lower air resistance than typical fins that are twice as thick. There are 250 heatsink fins totaling
110,000mm2 of surface area, and the ones on the sides are angled slightly toward the back to direct warm air away from your mousing hand.
SELF-CLEANING COOLING SYSTEM
Keeping the heatsinks free of debris is critical to maintaining optimal thermal dissipation, so our engineers designed a special anti-dust tunnel that catches and channels particles outside the chassis to prevent them from collecting on the fins. This
self-cleaning system helps ensure consistent cooling performance, which improves long-term stability and reliability.
MORE BLADES INCREASE AIRFLOW
AeroAccelerator technology maximizes airflow inside the slender chassis. The carefully shaped aluminum intake shrouds use curved edges and raised guides to help the fans draw in more cool air. Once inside, it’s blasted toward the heatsinks by liquid-crystal-polymer
blades that are 33% thinner than conventional designs. Zephyrus S achieves our highest-ever blade density with 83 per fan, improving airflow by up to 17%.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE 12V FANS
The dual fans run on 12V power that lets them spin faster, improving airflow compared to typical 5V fans. They draw air from the expanding AAS intake below and vents perforating the chassis above. Exhaust is pumped through four outlets in the edges of
the chassis, each one with a subtle ramp that helps separate warm outflow from the layer of cool air flowing into the AAS.
HyperFan boost on demand
Zephyrus S automatically adjusts fan speeds based on CPU and GPU temperatures, and you can quickly toggle between three modes with a convenient function shortcut. With the highest fan speed and resulting cooling performance, Turbo mode is the best mode
for intense gaming. Silent mode turns down the fan to reduce noise when you’re watching a movie or need to concentrate on work, while Balanced mode offers a middle ground for both performance and acoustics.
ROG Zephyrus S passes stringent internal quality tests, including surviving multiple drops from a height of 76cm, so it’s tough enough to handle day-to-day hazards. It also meets demanding MIL-STD-810G standards for enduring vibration, shock, altitude,
and extreme environmental conditions that would leave lesser laptops begging for mercy.
Bump and grind
Knocks and bumps are a fact of life on the road, but ROG Zephyrus S shrugs them off with ease. It passes the MIL-STD-810G test for shock bench handling, which requires surviving short falls to a desk in different orientations.
From sweltering to sub-zero
We test ROG laptops in punishing conditions, so you can be conﬁdent taking them anywhere. Zephyrus S meets MIL-STD-810G standards for sweltering heat and freezing cold, including baking at high temperatures for three days while running and a full week
Live the high life
Ultraportable proportions make ROG Zephyrus S perfect for globetrotting gamers. With the laptop certiﬁed to run at a MIL-STD-810Grated cabin altitude of 15,000ft, you can spend ﬂights gaming or catching up on work. We also pass the non-operational transport
test, which calls for a much higher altitude of 40,000ft—nearly 7.6 miles.
AURA SYNC BEYOND THE GAMING KEYBOARD
The keyboard ensures precise input in the heat of battle, and it’s built to last. You can customize the backlight colors and effects to suit your style, and another configurable RGB zone illuminates the AAS intake at the back. Aura Sync harmonizes
lighting across compatible ROG mice, headsets, and other peripherals to give your setup a cohesive look.
AMP UP YOUR AUDIO
ROG Zephyrus S puts audio at the forefront with dual speakers aimed right at you. Smart amplifier tech keeps them within thermal and excursion limits, so you can pump up the volume without harming the cones. The resulting output is louder, with more bass
and range that help you hear every sound, and you can plug in a headset for even more immersion.
VIRTUAL SURROUND SOUND
Clever software lets Zephyrus S simulate surround-sound environments for stereo headsets, putting you right in the middle of the action. This versatile capability works with not only analog cans, but also USB and VR headsets that typically don’t
work with virtual surround sound.
SONIC STUDIO III
Surround virtualization is one of several audio effects available through Sonic Studio III, which also lets you tune the output manually. It’s loaded with features for streaming and recording, including automatic volume stabilization for your voice,
plus noise and echo cancelation that filter out unwanted background sounds.
UNIFIED SYSTEM TUNING AND PERSONALIZATION
ROG Armoury Crate unifies system and lighting control to put essentials at your fingertips in a single utility. You can easily change settings for both and define up to four game profiles that automatically make adjustments when you launch your favorite
titles. These options are just the beginning for what will become an even more versatile tool.
Tap into USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery lets ROG Zephyrus S charge from portable power packs, so you don't have to fight for a socket when the battery gets low. Fast-charging support reverses the direction, using up to 3A to quickly rejuvenate smartphones and other devices.
You can also do everyday work with a smaller 65W adapter that lightens your load on the road.
ROG Zephyrus S has all the connectivity needed for gaming on the go. Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports are available at USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Gen 1 speeds, while Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2 and USB 2.0 ports are perfect for a gamepad and mouse. HDMI 2.0 at the
back supports 4K UHD displays up to 60Hz, so you can game and entertain on big-screen TVs.
- CPU: Intel core 8th Gen i7 8750H 2.2Ghz Processor
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX1060 6GB Graphics Card
- Display: 15.6" Full HD IPS 3ms Display
- Memory: 16GB DDR4
- Storage: 512GB PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive
- Keyboard: 4-Zone RGB keyboard with Aura-Sync
- Connectivity: 802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0v
- Ports: 1x Type A 3.1 (Gen.2), 1x Type C 3.1 (Gen.1), 1x Type C 3.1 (Gen.2), 2x Type A 2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0
- Warranty: 30 Day DOA period with PLE / 1 Year limited international parts and labour warranty, includes complimentary courier pick-up and return service