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Gaming laptop guide: ROG and TUF Gaming lead the charge for spring 2020

It’s how we fill a quiet moment and how we hang out with friends. It feeds our need for the thrill of victory and the wonder of exploration. Gaming is part of everyday life now. If you like to unwind with a round of your favorite competitive shooter or any of the other endless titles that fill out the PC catalog, there’s a gaming laptop with your name on it. No two gamers are exactly alike, so there’s something for everyone in our ROG and TUF Gaming lineups. To help you navigate our latest and greatest machines, we’ve created this spring 2020 gaming laptop guide so you can find the winning combination that’s just right for you.

The new TUF Gaming A15 and A17 are just the ticket for people seeking attainable laptops that don’t compromise on gaming essentials. ROG laptops offer the highest-performance components, the most portable designs, and the most innovative features. The Zephyrus Duo 15 and its unique secondary touchscreen will turn a lot of heads this year, as will the bold colors of the ROG Strix G15 Electro Punk laptop and its bundle of matching accessories. Our slim Zephyrus machines are more portable and powerful than ever, especially the AMD Ryzen-powered ROG Zephyrus G14. For those seeking esports glory, ROG Strix SCAR laptops continue to set the performance standard.

The story of what distinguishes our 2020 models is also the story of what unites them. It’s been a banner start to the year for the components driving our flagships and perennial family favorites: from the liquid metal thermal compound we’re rolling out for the entire Intel 10th Gen lineup to our blistering 300Hz gaming panels and high-speed DDR4 memory, the gaming community has every reason to be excited. Buckle up for a blitz through the suite of technologies that sets this spring’s models apart, followed by a deeper dive into each of our new and refreshed laptops below.

TUF and ROG laptop families

TUF GamingROG ZephyrusROG Strix SCARROG Strix G
Display sizes15.6"
Display optionsFHD
Up to 144Hz
Up to 3000Hz
PANTONE Validated
Up to 300Hz
CPU optionsUp to AMD Ryzen 4800H
Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7
Up to AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
Up to Intel Core i9-10980HK
Up to Intel Core i9-10980HKUp to Core i7-10875H
GPU optionsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPERUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPERUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Key features
Affordable gaming essentialsSlim and portable design
Optional AniMe Matrix display (Zephyrus G14)
ROG ScreenPad Plus display (Zephyrus Duo 15)
Championship-grade performance
Ultra-high-refresh display options
Gaming essentials with ROG Style
Electro Punk bundle

The new chips on the block

The CPU is the beating heart of every laptop, and we’re excited to bring the latest Intel 10th Gen Core and AMD Ryzen 4000 families of CPUs to our gaming laptops. 10th Gen Core CPUs boast up to eight cores and 16 threads of processing power for multithreaded prowess, paired with sky-high single-core clock speeds to run games as fast as they can go.

AMD’s latest Zen 2 CPU architecture has come to laptops with the Ryzen 4000 family of mobile CPUs. For select TUF Gaming and ROG Zephyrus laptops, we offer CPU options ranging up to a Ryzen 9 with eight cores and 16 threads that packs impressive frame rates plus multithreaded muscle for highly parallel workloads and serious multitasking. The top-of-the-line chip doubles the power available in the previous generation, and we pair it with especially swift DDR4-3200 RAM to further improve performance for both productivity and gaming.

Gamers know that no single component affects gaming performance more than the GPU. ROG and TUF laptops unleash the latest GeForce RTX GPUs from NVIDIA, including the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and the range-topping RTX 2080 SUPER in select models. NVIDIA has already carved out new performance territory in desktops with its SUPER series, and now it’s time for gaming laptops to benefit from a performance boost.

Based on the latest Turing architecture, these GPUs take NVIDIA’s already-successful formula and dial it up another level. Armed with augmented CUDA cores for programmable shading, RT cores for ray-tracing, and tensor cores for AI-powered functions, GeForce RTX GPUs provide dedicated hardware for the acceleration of real-time, lifelike lighting, shadows, and reflections. Advanced DLSS technology uses the tensor cores and NVIDIA deep-learning algorithms to maximize performance in games that put a heavy load on the GPU.

Cooling designs ready to beat the coming heat

Gamers insist on hardware that performs up to its full potential even in the heat of battle. We thoughtfully plan out the best mix of cooling hardware for each of our systems, and then tie it all together with software tools that adjust acoustics and performance depending on the task at hand.

It all starts with a chassis thoughtfully designed to accommodate effective fans and heatsinks. A special liquid crystal polymer lets us fit 83 fins in each of our advanced n-Blade fans, increasing airflow by up to 17% compared to traditional designs. That cooling air flows through heatsinks with ultra-thin fins that maximize airflow and surface area alike to ensure the best heat dissipation. Dust is the worst enemy of fans and heatsinks, so we designed self-cleaning thermal modules that use centrifugal force to catch dust particles and eject them from the chassis.

Since cooling and performance requirements can vary quite a bit based on the task at hand, we developed simple and intuitive controls for balancing the speed and acoustics of our laptops. With a keyboard shortcut, you can toggle between three different Operating Modes. Silent Mode prioritizes quiet operation by lightly restraining performance. It’s perfect when you’re studying at the library or streaming some Netflix. Performance mode balances gaming grunt and acoustics, giving you the power that you need for victory while keeping fan noise low. Our peak noise targets vary a bit by model, but overall you’ll find that the latest TUF and ROG laptops are unobtrusive companions in the Performance and Silent Operating Modes, even under load. Turbo Mode gives you full access to the system’s processing potential for when every Hertz counts.

Our Armoury Crate software provides a one-stop shop for controlling your laptop’s essential settings, but don’t think that you’ll need to fiddle with hardware settings every time you open up a new program. Our new Scenario Profiles feature in Armoury Crate lets you identify a group of settings that you want the laptop to automatically load whenever you launch an associated game or application. In addition to specifying an Operating Mode for each Scenario Profile, you can switch between display and audio presets and even switch to a different preset Aura Sync RGB LED lighting pattern.

Your window to countless digital worlds

Whether you’re a competitive gamer or a committed creative, there are many reasons to be excited about the new displays that we have on offer in this year’s fleet of gaming laptops. We insist that high-refresh-rate displays provide the best gaming experiences, and year after year we’ve backed up that claim by offering gamers fast panel options. We were the first to bring 120Hz screens to laptops, and we’ve led the industry’s adoption of high-refresh laptop panels ever since. This year, we’re introducing the first 300Hz laptop displays. These panels provide lightning-fast, crystal-clear visuals that heighten your immersion and enable you to respond to gameplay as fast as your reflexes will allow.

Typically, you have to choose between NVIDIA’s G-SYNC and Optimus technologies when you’re buying a laptop. It’s a tough choice. Do you want to have smooth, tear-free visuals in your games? Or do you want the battery-saving ability to power down the GPU and rely on internal graphics whenever you don’t need the extra pixel-pushing power? With our proprietary GPU Switch technology, that’s a choice that you don’t actually have to make. A few quick clicks and a reboot is all it takes to switch between the two modes.

Cutting-edge connectivity

Between smartphones, laptops, smartwatches, and devices of all kinds, the average wireless network has become a rather crowded place. It’s time for a wireless revolution. Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) routers and devices are here, and they’re packed with technologies that alleviate congestion and limit interference from nearby networks. As you replace the household router and devices that connect to it with hardware sporting Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), you’ll reap the benefits of this new generation of wireless networking.

You’ll find dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), also referred to as 802.11ax, across our entire 2020 lineup of ROG and TUF laptops. While there’s something to be said for an old-fashioned Ethernet cable, we think that our gamers deserve low latency and high bandwidth no matter how they’re connected to their networks.

Hassle-free upgrades

When gamers buy a new PC, they like to know that they can come back later and add in a crucial upgrade. We’ve made a few key adjustments to our laptops to ease the upgrade process. Whether you’re adding a stick of RAM or another storage drive, you’ll find it more convenient than ever to upgrade your system.

For starters, we made our laptops easier to open by updating the material for some of the hooks that hold the bottom panel to the chassis, making it easier to pop the panel loose. We also created a pop-up screw mechanism. As you loosen a special captive screw, the bottom cover automatically pops up so you can remove the panel with only a fingernail or credit card.

Once the bottom panel is open, you have immediate access to memory slots and storage bays. We don’t make you loosen a second panel or remove the keyboard. We also give you an easy opportunity to expand the storage of your system down the road by including at least two M.2 slots in most ROG and TUF laptops, and three in Strix systems.

Ready for your command

It takes a complete cast of characters to construct a compelling laptop. Not all of them perform from center stage, but the show can’t go on without them. One of these supporting cast members is the keyboard.

We drew inspiration from our desktop gaming keyboards when laying out the helm of the latest ROG and TUF Gaming laptops, making it easier to find the function keys you need. We also employ a larger space bar that provides a bigger target for your thumb. Our Overstroke technology makes key presses fire faster, as the keys actuate earlier for a quicker response, while simultaneously extending post-actuation travel. Anti-ghosting tech ensures that all key presses register precisely, even if you’re pressing multiple keys at once. All told, the keyboards provide an experience equally suited for marathon gaming sessions and everyday typing.

For many of our users, RGB LED lighting isn’t just a way of attracting attention. It’s a way to personalize your devices to make them truly yours. You’ll find a variety of RGB lighting options across our 2020 lineup, including per-key backlighting, wraparound light bars, and striking lid accents. With Aura Sync, you can customize your effects and coordinate your laptop’s lighting with ROG peripherals’ RGB features, as well.

TUF Gaming laptops wield the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs

ASUS TUF Gaming laptops have long delivered high performance and dependability to gamers looking for solid, attainable machines that can survive the rigors of life on the go. Our 2020 lineup introduces an all-new family with more performance and versatility than ever before. The 15-inch TUF Gaming F15 and A15, along with their 17-inch TUF Gaming F17 and A17 siblings, provide an unprecedented experience for the price.

Potent processing power lives inside thanks to a choice between 10th Gen Intel Core processors and AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000-series CPUs. NVIDIA Turing-based GPUs up to the GeForce RTX 2060 feed frames into fast displays that refresh at up to 144Hz and use Adaptive Sync technology to ensure smoother, tear-free gaming across a wide range of titles. Armed with bigger battery options ranging up to 90Wh, the latest TUF Gaming notebooks give you the flexibility for long hours away from an outlet. Their more compact chassis are easy to carry, and updated military-grade durability testing demonstrates their ability to survive in the field.

We offer the TUF Gaming A15 and A17 in two finishes. Fortress Gray features a metal lid that’s sandblasted to bring out a fine texture in the material before it’s finished in its namesake gray. Exposed concentric screws anchor the four corners and echo the rugged DNA of the TUF Gaming family. Bonfire Black, on the other hand, brings multiple textures to a more aggressive look designed for extroverted gamers. Large trapezoidal cuts in the center of the lid evoke the hexagonal pattern used throughout the chassis, and they draw your eye to the inlaid TUF Gaming logo.

TUF Gaming A15/A17TUF Gaming F15/F17
CPUUp to AMD Ryzen 7 4800HUp to 10th Gen Intel Core i7
GPUUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Display15.6"/17.3" Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080)15.6"/17.3" Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080)
PanelIPS-level panel
up to 144Hz, Adaptive-Sync technology
IPS-level panel
up to 144Hz
MemoryUp to 32GB 3200MHz DDR4Up to 32GB 2933MHz DDR4
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIe SSD up to 1TB
NetworkingIntel Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth V5.0
1 x RJ45 LAN
Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) (802.11ax)
Bluetooth V5.0
1 x RJ45 LAN
Connectivity1 x audio combo jack
1 x HDMI 2.0b
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C Display Port 1.4
1 x USB 2.0
Battery90Wh lithium-polymer battery90Wh lithium-polymer battery
OSWindows 10

ROG Zephyrus laptops pack gaming prowess in ultra-slim packages

An ROG laptop is first and foremost a gaming machine. Gaming is in our DNA, and no matter which of our models you consider, you’ll find a system designed to provide all that you need to dive into the best gaming experiences around.

Today’s gamers are using their laptops for a lot more than just games, too. They’re recording their gaming footage and putting together Let’s Plays. They’re developing audiences through online streaming services like Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube. They’re creating compelling photos and videos that keep a broad audience coming back for more. They’re gamers first, but that’s just one part of a busy lifestyle.

With their potent internal hardware, carefully-selected displays, and full complement of connectivity options, ROG Zephyrus laptops meet the needs of this growing community of gaming creatives. They’re equally at home at LAN parties and in board rooms, and they can tear through levels of the latest triple-A games as surely as they edit 4K footage. Each model has a high-refresh-rate display option ranging up to 300Hz in most lines, and the Zephyrus Duo 15 and Zephyrus M15 also have a 4K display option that’s ideal for creative work. Across the whole Zephyrus line, we provide Pantone Validated displays, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and USB Type-C power delivery.

Best yet, Zephyrus laptops offer all of these features without sacrificing portability. Innovative chassis and cooling designs allow Zephyrus notebooks to deliver uncompromised gaming experiences and raw processing power in thin, sleek packages. No matter where you take them, these machines are ready for high-end gaming and creative work alike.

The innovative Zephyrus G14 brings AMD Ryzen to a 14-inch form factor

After setting the bar for ultra-slim gaming laptops with the original ROG Zephyrus, our engineers continue to redefine what’s possible in the category. The latest example of their boundary-breaking spirit debuts in the new Zephyrus G14, which puts unprecedented power in a 14-inch form factor that’s portable enough to go anywhere and priced to bring premium gaming to everyone.

Cutting-edge components will take you most of the way to an amazing gaming experience, but the real challenge is getting them to work together in such a small machine. Despite a compact chassis that’s under 20mm thin, the Zephyrus G14 pairs exclusive 4th generation AMD® Ryzen™ CPUs with up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 2060 GPU. Carefully customized cooling ensures these processors perform at their best, and you can optimize for gaming or creative pursuits with a choice between high refresh and high resolution displays, both with Pantone® Validated colors and Adaptive Sync variable refresh rate technology.

With more than 10 hours of battery life and the ability to charge from compatible Type-C power packs, the G14 gives you the freedom to roam. Subtle styling in Moonlight White or Eclipse Gray moves seamlessly between your personal and professional lives, accentuating a versatile design filled with thoughtful upgrades that enhance everyday use. When it’s time to be seen, you can light up the optional AniMe Matrix™ display to show custom graphics, animations, and other effects across over a thousand mini LEDs embedded in the lid.

The Zephyrus G14 is intelligently equipped to fit into your lifestyle, bridging creativity and play, school and work, at home and on the road. It makes gaming more accessible and portable without compromising the experience or diluting ROG DNA.

ROG Zephyrus G14
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
Display14" 120Hz FHD IPS-level panel with Adaptive Sync technology
14" 60Hz WQHD IPS-level panel with Adaptive Sync technology
14" 60Hz FHD IPS-level panel with Adaptive Sync technology
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
MemoryUp to 32 GB DDR4 3200MHz
StorageUp to 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
WirelessIntel WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.0
Connectivity1 x USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C (DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery)
1 x USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C
2x USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
KeyboardBacklit Chiclet Keyboard, N-key support, 1.7mm travel distance, 4 Hotkeys, Golden Curve, Power key with Fingerprint
Audio2x 2.5W speakers with Smart AMP technology
2x 0.7W tweeter, Array Microphone
AC Adapter180 W AC Adapter
OSWindows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Size324 x 222 x 17.9 mm
Weight1.6 kg

The AMD-powered Zephyrus G15 brings 240Hz ultra-slim gaming to its widest audience yet

Ultra-slim gaming laptops usually come with a premium price due to how difficult it is to get good performance and cooling in a chassis under 20mm thin. But the Republic of Gamers is for everyone. We’re determined to make the category more accessible, especially to students, freelancers, and creators who need to be able to take their work with them wherever they go.

That drive initially produced the agile Zephyrus G GA502, which features a compelling cocktail of core components, comprehensive cooling, and classic looks at a price that makes premium features available to a much wider audience. We’re now making it even better in the powerfully versatile Zephyrus G15.

Adding the latest 4th Gen AMD® Ryzen™ processors retains the battery-friendly power efficiency of the original but spins up to an impressive 8 cores to help you do more. Type-C charging inherited from higher-end Zephyrus laptops stretches your uptime on the go by supporting charging up from lightweight power packs and adapters.

Gaming gets a major boost with GPU options up to the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060, which pushes pixels fast enough to saturate ultra-fast displays up to 240Hz. Adaptive Sync variable refresh rate technology modulates refresh rate for smoother and more immersive gameplay, while Pantone® validation ensures impeccable color accuracy for creative work. Combined with cutting-edge cooling that optimizes system settings based on the scenario, these upgrades make the Zephyrus G15 a formidable gaming force with the flexibility to do much more.

ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502I
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
Display15.6" non-glare 240Hz 3ms FHD IPS-level panel with Adaptive Sync technology
15.6" non-glare 144Hz FHD IPS-level panel with Adaptive Sync technology
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6
MemoryUp to 32 GB DDR4 3200MHz
Storage1 TB / 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
WirelessIntel WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth® 5.0
Connectivity1x RJ-45 jack
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type‑A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3.5 mm audio combo jack
KeyboardWhite-backlit chiclet keyboard w/ N-key rollover and Overstroke
Audio2 speakers with smart amp technology
Battery76 Wh 4-cell Lithium-ion
AC Adapter180 W AC Adapter
OSWindows 10 Pro
Size360 x 252 x 19.9 mm
Weight2.1 kg

10th Gen Intel processors power a diverse ROG lineup

We’ve tapped Intel’s latest processors for some of this year’s most innovative laptops, including the versatile dual-screen Zephyrus Duo 15 and the supremely powerful ROG Strix Scar 17. Intel’s CPUs were already known for their high clock rates, but this generation revs up even higher. 10th Gen chips can achieve boost clocks as high as 5.3GHz for snappy, responsive performance in everyday tasks and brute number-crunching power when you need it. The latest round of ROG laptops benefits from unusually speedy RAM, too. Intel’s 10th Gen CPUs call for 2933MHz DDR4 by default, but on models with eight-core CPUs, we use DDR4-3200 memory that’s 10% faster than stock.

When tucked inside the tight confines of a laptop, processors need innovative cooling technologies to reach and sustain their highest operating frequencies. This is especially true for the ultra-slim models in our 2020 lineup, where space to move cool air is at a premium. To make sure that 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs perform at their best, we’re introducing a new element to our comprehensive Intelligent Cooling suite: liquid metal.

The impressive thermal conductivity of liquid metal has long been understood among desktop DIYers seeking the best performance, but until recently, it had to be hand-applied to chips in an expensive and time-consuming process. Its ability to conduct heat away from the CPU remained so attractive that our engineers spent over a year developing a patented process for automating its application during assembly. We use the additional margin provided by the improved heat transfer between the CPU and heatsink to reduce fan noise, lower CPU operating temperatures, or increase performance by up to 10%.

New Zephyrus S, Duo, and M models also come equipped with Thunderbolt 3, a blazing-fast data transfer protocol with a theoretical bandwidth of 40 Gbps over a familiar USB Type-C connection. It’s the port of choice for anyone who regularly transfers large amounts of data, like high-bitrate video footage. It even gives you the opportunity to connect two 4K monitors over DisplayPort, or level up your graphics horsepower with our XG Station Pro Thunderbolt 3 eGPU dock.

The Zephyrus Duo 15’s secondary display rises to the challenge for gaming and creating

You don’t have to look hard to find PC gamers using multiple displays. On attached screens and smartphones, they keep an eye on their favorite streamers, interact with their own audiences, research competitive strategies, chat with friends and guildmates, and more. The new ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 includes a secondary display—the innovative ROG ScreenPad Plus—to bring all these functions together into one portable device.

To fit both a 15.6” main display and second screen into one chassis, our engineers brought the keyboard and touchpad forward, positioning the 14.1” ROG ScreenPad Plus between the keys and the primary panel. As you open the laptop’s lid, a carefully designed hinge tilts the secondary display up at a 13° angle for viewing comfort and easy touchscreen interaction.

The tilted secondary display also allowed us to give the Zephyrus Duo a lot more breathing room. Its Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) Plus cooling solution puts the space underneath the secondary display to good use. As the touchscreen tilts up, a massive 28.5mm air intake opens to draw in cool air from above the laptop.

This innovative arrangement means that the Zephyrus Duo can house much more powerful components than you might expect from such a slender laptop. In fact, this system can be configured with high-end mobile chips from both Intel and NVIDIA’s product stacks, including Intel’s 10th Gen Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA’s trailblazing GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER.

Powerful components like those deserve a high-end canvas on which to paint their pixels. The Zephyrus Duo has two display options. The first is a lightning-fast 300Hz FHD display that’d stand out even in a tournament setting. It’s ideal for fast-paced gaming of all kinds. The second option is a lush 4K UHD display with 100% Adobe RGB coverage. The fine resolution and wide color gamut make this display a no-brainer for people who split their time between triple-A gaming and content production. No matter which option you pick, NVIDIA’s G-SYNC will keep your gaming visuals smooth and tear-free, and GPU Switch lets you reap the benefits of either G-SYNC or NVIDIA’s battery-saving Optimus tech.

With its one-of-a-kind secondary display, premium components, and sleek design, the Zephyrus Duo 15 takes over as the flagship ROG Zephyrus laptop. From its thin all-metal chassis to its powerful Thunderbolt 3 port, from its RAID 0 storage array to its top-of-the-line displays, this notebook embodies our ruthless drive for excellence.

ROG Zephyrus Duo 15
ProcessorIntel Core i9-10980HK
Intel Core i7-10875H
Display15.6” UHD 60Hz IPS PANTONE Validated anti-glare with G-SYNC
15.6” FHD 300Hz 3ms IPS-type PANTONE Validated anti-glare with G-SYNC
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6
MemoryUp to 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
Storage512GB/512GB+512GB/1TB/1TB+1TB SSD M.2 PCIe
WirelessIntel AX201 2x2 802.11ax Gigabit WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
ConnectivityGigabit LAN
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3.5 mm audio jack
1 x 3.5 mm mic in
1 x Kensington Lock
KeyboardRGB individually backlit chiclet keyboard with 1.4mm travel distance, N-key rollover, and Overstroke
Audio2 x speakers with Smart Amp technology
Battery90Whrs 4-cell Lithium-ion
AC Adapter240W AC Adapter
OSWindows 10 Pro / Windows 10
Size14.2 (W) x 10.6 (D) x 0.82 (H) inch
Weight2.5 kg

The Zephyrus S17 goes big without losing definition

The Zephyrus S17 is more than a little startling. It’s not that often that you run across an expansive 17.3” display in a svelte 18.7mm-thin chassis. Super-narrow bezels make the display feel larger than life while keeping the laptop’s profile surprisingly compact.

With a 300Hz refresh rate and 3ms grey-to-grey response time, the screen is a speed demon, so we paired it with a potent supporting cast. The Zephyrus S17 is available with up to a GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU. Our unique AAS cooling solution opens a large intake vent beneath the system when you lift the lid for better thermal performance.

The extra-large display is perfect for immersive gaming and spacious for productivity. The Pantone Validated seal of approval also makes it ideal for creative work. Each screen in this program is calibrated at the factory to guarantee color accuracy. Our unique GPU Switch tech bolsters the GX701’s professional credentials by letting you choose between G-SYNC for the best gaming experience and Optimus tech for longer battery life.

The Zephyrus S17’s chassis gave our engineers room to include a few premium extras. You’ll find a full desktop-style keyboard with per-key RGB LED backlighting. Our NumberPad sits to its right, serving double duty as a touchpad and a numpad. We also integrated a volume roller conveniently within reach of your left hand, complete with backlight brightness that changes automatically to match the volume.

The Zephyrus S17 proves that big doesn’t have to mean bulky. Its lean chassis makes a 17” display portable while providing a premium ROG experience.

ROG Zephyrus S17
ProcessorIntel Core i7-10875H
Intel Core i7-10750H
Display17.3” FHD 300Hz 3ms IPS PANTONE Validated anti-glare with G-SYNC
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6
MemoryUp to 32 GB DDR4 3200MHz
Storage512GB/1TB SSD M.2 PCIe
WirelessIntel AX201 2x2 802.11ax Gigabit WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Connectivity1x Thunderbolt 3 with USB3.2 Gen2, DisplayPort 1.4, and USB Power Delivery 3.0
1x USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort™ 1.4
1x USB3.2 Gen2 Type A
2x USB3.2 Gen1 Type A
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x 3.5 mm combo audio jack
1x Kensington Lock
KeyboardRGB individually backlit chiclet keyboard with 1.4mm travel distance, N-key rollover, and Overstroke
Audio2 x 2.5W speakers with Smart Amp technology
Battery76Whrs 4-cell Lithium-ion
AC Adapter240W AC Adapter
OSWindows 10 Pro
Size15.7 (W) x 10.7 (D) x 0.73 (H) inch
Weight2.6 kg

Portability and power converge in the Zephyrus S15

The all-new Zephyrus S15 gives gamers a traditional keyboard layout that works great in tight quarters and on laps. It’s a supremely portable Zephyrus, constructed to provide hardcore gamers the specs they need in a package that won’t weigh them down.

To keep the 18.9mm-thin chassis as sturdy as you’d expect, we hide honeycomb reinforcements inside the palm rest. The piece is constructed of magnesium alloy using a combination of die casting and machining techniques, so it resists the flexing that makes some ultra-slim laptops feel flimsy. Soft-touch paint across the chassis adds a smooth, fingerprint-resistant finish.

As with the Zephyrus S17, augmented AAS cooling allows us to offer models that include the top GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER. This GPU can churn out frames in fast-paced games like no other, so we rig the Zephyrus S15 with a 300Hz panel with a 3ms response time. The combination of NVIDIA’s G-SYNC tech and an ultra-high refresh rate makes for silky-smooth visuals even in the midst of frenetic gaming action. Our GPU switch makes an appearance here as well, allowing users to toggle between G-SYNC for smooth gaming and Optimus for extended battery life.

The compact chassis includes space for dual M.2 SSDs that can be configured in a blazing-fast RAID 0 array. Upgraded audio uses an ESS Sabre DAC that reduces noise and distortion for the headphone output, enabling high-fidelity sound with wider dynamic range.

The slim chassis, tried-and-true layout, and comfortable 15” size let the Zephyrus S15 make the dream of ultraportable gaming a reality. It’s the ultimate Zephyrus laptop for the traveling gamer.

ROG Zephyrus S15
ProcessorIntel Core i7-10875H
Intel Core i7-10750H
Display15.6” FHD 300Hz 3ms IPS PANTONE Validated anti-glare with G-SYNC
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6
MemoryUp to 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
Storage512GB/512GB + 512GB/1TB SSD M.2 PCIe
WirelessWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Connectivity1 x USB3.2 Gen2 Type C
2 x USB3.2 Gen1 Type A
1 x USB3.2 Gen2 Type A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
Gigabit LAN
1 x 3.5 mm combo audio jack
1 x Kensington Lock
KeyboardRGB individually backlit chiclet keyboard with 1.4mm travel distance, N-key rollover, and Overstroke
Audio2 x speakers with Smart Amp technology
Battery76Whrs 4-cell Lithium-ion
AC Adapter230W AC Adapter
OSWindows 10 Pro/Windows 10
Size14.1 (W) x 9.9 (D) x 0.74 (H) inch
Weight1.9 kg

The Zephyrus M15 games and creates with equal prowess

The attractively-priced ROG Zephyrus M15 sits at the sweet spot of value and performance with a range of configurations that make it an easy choice for a wide audience. 144Hz and 240Hz FHD panels and a 4K UHD panel option let users pick the screen that best fits their needs. GPU options range from the affordable yet eminently capable GeForce GTX 1660 Ti up to the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER. Creative work relies heavily on CPU performance, so the Zephyrus M15 is powered by the eight cores and sixteen threads of a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor.

The Zephyrus M15 doesn’t need the expanding vent that the Zephyrus S15 uses to keep its top-end components cool, but it otherwise shares the same slim, professional chassis made of structurally reinforced magnesium alloy and finished with a classy, soft-touch skin. An ESS Sabre DAC delivers a clear, powerful audio signal, and two easily-accessible M.2 slots bring the storage capacity to fit creative work alongside a loaded gaming library. The Zephyrus M15 offers a complete connectivity payload, including Thunderbolt 3, dual display outputs, and enough USB ports to connect a mouse, gamepad, and external storage.

We’re also providing a new 4K panel option for the Zephyrus M15 that covers the full Adobe RGB color space. This panel can display a much broader range of colors than standard sRGB displays, making it a potent tool for content creators.

Carefully curated features and components keep the affordable Zephyrus M15 punching above its weight. Versatile and portable, it’s the perfect gaming laptop for people who want to do more than game.

ROG Zephyrus M15
ProcessorUp to Intel Core i7-10875H
Display15.6" UHD 60Hz IPS 100% Adobe RGB PANTONE Validated anti-glare
15.6” FHD 240Hz 3ms IPS PANTONE Validated anti-glare
15.6” FHD 144Hz IPS anti-glare
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB GDDR6
MemoryUp to 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Up to 512GB+512GB dual storage
WirelessWi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Connectivity1x Thunderbolt 3 with USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.2, and USB Power Delivery 3.0
2x USB3.2 Gen1 Type A
1x USB3.2 Gen2 Type A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
2 x Audio jack (mic in, headphone)
1 x Kensington Lock
KeyboardRGB individually backlit chiclet keyboard with 1.4mm travel distance, N-key rollover, and Overstroke
Audio2 x speakers with Smart Amp technology and ESS DAC
Battery76Whrs 4-cell Lithium-ion
AC Adapter230W AC Adapter
OSWindows 10 Pro/Windows 10
Size14.1 (W) x 9.9 (D) x 0.74 (H) inch
Weight1.9 kg

Strix laptops are built for gaming dominance

Strix laptops are unabashed gaming machines, designed inside and out for gaming glory. From the aluminum skin on the lid to the raised ridges stretching across the ventilated 3D flow zone at the rear, each Strix is a showpiece that shines in the spotlight of esports arenas.

In the ROG Strix lineup, you’ll find configurations that feature some of the highest-end gaming components on the market. To open up the full performance of those high-end parts with ROG Boost, we implement our robust Intelligent Cooling system for superlative thermal performance. These machines are always ready for one more match. We also make select Strix models uniquely customizable with our Keystone II, a portable NFC key that immediately tunes the laptop to your pre-defined tastes or gets it ready to game when you insert it.

The high-resolution texture packs that make contemporary AAA games such lush visual spectacles can also take up quite a bit of storage space. Since game install sizes aren’t getting any smaller, we’re increasing the maximum capacity of ROG Strix laptops by making a third M.2 slot available across the lineup. They ship with two NVMe SSDs in a superfast RAID 0 storage array, so you’ll have plenty of room to get started, but if your games need a little more elbow room, adding another drive will be easy.

Strix SCAR laptops are the ultimate esports machines

In the heat of an online battle, only the swift survive. Preparation, reflexes, and desire all converge into single moments where victories are taken and reputations made. ROG Strix SCAR laptops are made for these moments.

The ROG Strix SCAR 17 delivers unbridled gaming power. We build it out around a 300Hz IPS-level panel that provides incomparable smoothness and clarity in games. It’s the ultimate technological edge for an esports gamer. This community already optimizes settings for triple-digit frame rates, but a 300Hz panel lets you take full advantage of them. Thanks to its dizzyingly-high refresh rate, this panel displays fast-paced action with unprecedented clarity, allowing gamers to react to on-screen events faster than they realized was possible.

The components inside the SCAR 17 are carefully selected to achieve those lofty frame rates. Intel processors ranging up to the latest Core i9 and NVIDIA GPUs up to the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER mean the Strix SCAR 17 is prepped to provide peerless performance. Alongside up to 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM, the eight-core Core i9 will multitask with ease and chew through CPU-intensive workloads.

The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER sits at the pinnacle of NVIDIA’s mobile GPU product stack. We designed a unique chassis and cooling solution for a special edition of the Strix SCAR 17 that lets this GPU operate at its full potential. Strix SCAR 17 laptops with the RTX 2080 SUPER will feature an augmented cooling system inside a slightly thicker body. Its combination of high-end gaming hardware and an extra-beefy cooling solution makes this edition of the Strix SCAR 17 the highest-performing model in our 2020 ROG lineup.

The SCAR series also boldly proclaims its gaming chops with personalizable RGB LED lighting effects. A wraparound light bar underneath the front and side edges of the chassis casts a wide glow and complements the keyboard backlighting and illuminated RGB logo on the laptop’s lid. You can use Aura Sync to customize and coordinate these lighting effects to your heart’s content.

Strix SCAR laptops rank among our most customizable machines thanks to the exclusive Keystone II. The Keystone II is a small NFC-enabled device that docks into the side of the chassis. You can customize it to launch the Armoury Crate game library, a specific operating mode, or any game or app when you insert it. The Keystone II can also provide access to a secret, encrypted Shadow Drive (exclusive to Windows 10 Pro), and you can even trigger a stealth mode that mutes your audio and minimizes all apps when you remove the device.

For those who prefer their competition-dominating hardware to be a bit more portable, we offer the ROG Strix SCAR 15. Its 15.6” display offers the same tournament-grade 300Hz refresh rate, and it’s got that undeniable Strix SCAR look. It’s powered by an Intel CPU up to a 10th Gen Core i9 and an NVIDIA GPU up to the hot-off-the-press GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER.

We pull out all the stops to ensure that ROG Strix SCAR laptops are second to none when it comes to gaming performance and customization. For tournament-grade power at home or on the road, these battle-proven warriors are the ROG machines of choice.

ROG Strix SCAR 15ROG Strix SCAR 17
ProcessorIntel Core i9-10980HK
Intel Core i7-10875H
Display15.6” FHD 300Hz 3ms IPS 100% sRGB anti-glare
15.6” FHD 240Hz 3ms IPS 100% sRGB anti-glare
17.3" FHD 300Hz 3ms IPS 100% sRGB anti-glare
17.3" FHD 144Hz 3ms IPS 100% sRGB anti-glare
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6
MemoryUp to 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
Storage1 TB / 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0
Up to 3 SSDs with M.2 expansion slots
WirelessIntel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth® 5.0
Connectivity1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort 1.4)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type‑A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3.5 mm audio combo jack
1x RJ-45 jack
KeyboardBacklit chiclet keyboard with per-key RGB, N-key rollover, and Overstroke
Audio2 speakers with Smart Amp technology
Battery66 Wh 4-cell Lithium-ion
AC Adapter230W AC adapter280W AC adapter
230W AC adapter
OSWindows 10 Pro
Size36 (W) x 27.5 (D) x 2.6 (H) cm39.97 (W) x 29.34 (D) x 2.62 (H) cm
39.97 (W) x 29.34 (D) x 2.79 (H) cm
Weight2.57 kg2.9 kg

ROG Strix G laptops fuse gaming essentials with inspired style

It’s no small feat of engineering to fit today’s most powerful gaming hardware into a compact, portable laptop chassis. There are also challenges in making a gaming notebook that’s more affordable for the broadest possible audience. You can’t cut a few corners and call it a day. Even an affordable model needs to deliver the complete package of hardware, convenience, and style that together create the full experience gamers deserve.

That’s the DNA of our ROG Strix G family of laptops. They include all of the gaming essentials you expect—and a few premium features that might surprise you—and deliver it in a style that’s unmistakably their own.

Both the G15 and G17 are powered by 10th Gen Intel processors up to a Core i9. GPU options range up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and drive high-refresh-rate displays tailored to today’s most popular esports titles. The Strix G17 bears a 144Hz display, while the Strix G15 houses an even-faster 240Hz panel.

In addition to their irreproachable hardware credentials, Strix G laptops ship in three different color schemes that make it easy to find a version that fits your personal style. Both the 15” and 17” models will be available in sophisticated Glacier Blue or Original Black if you prefer to fly under the radar. The Strix G15 Electro Punk is the showstopper of the bunch, though. The contrast between its dark brushed metal and sizzling pink highlights is so striking that we took it back to the lab to give it a complementary cast of peripherals and accessories.

Each Electro Punk Strix G15 will include a 35” x 17” Electro Punk mouse pad large enough for all your gear. In certain regions, you can trick out your setup with a full bundle of coordinating gear that includes the laptop and mat, plus a ROG Strix Go Core headset, ROG Strix Scope TKL keyboard with coordinating accents and RGB LED underglow, ROG Strix Impact II gaming mouse, and a special-edition ROG Ranger BP1503 backpack, all of which sport the head-turning Electro Punk color scheme. It’s the complete PC gaming experience in one package.

ROG Strix G15ROG Strix G17
ProcessorUp to Intel Core i7-10875H
DisplayUp to 15.6" Full HD IPS 240Hz 3msUp to 17.3" Full HD IPS 144Hz 3ms
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB GDDR6
MemoryUp to 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
3 M.2 slots
Wireless2x2 Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.0
ConnectivityGigabit LAN
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3.5 mm audio combo jack
KeyboardBacklit chiclet-style keyboard with four-zone RGB LEDs, Aura Sync
Audio2x 4.2W speakers, Smart Amp technology
OSWindows 10 Pro
Size36cm (W) x 27.5cm (D) x 2.6cm (H)39.9 (W) x 29.3 (D) x 2.65 (H) cm
Weight2.39 kg2.85 kg

Power up with the latest and greatest

With new technology, new hardware from AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA, and contemporary new designs, the spring 2020 lineup of ROG and TUF Gaming laptops is ready to be the choice of every champion. Some models are available already, and the rest will be headed your way in the coming months, so follow us here and on social media for specific launch dates. Check with your local representative for details about configurations and pricing in your region.


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