ASUS ROG Zephyrus S17 RTX 2080 Super
- 5-7 days
About this item
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 with ROG Boost
- 300Hz 3ms 17.3” Full HD 1920x1080 IPS-Type PANTONE Validated Display
- 32GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM | 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD (HyperDrive) | Windows 10 Professional
- ROG Intelligent Cooling thermal system with Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) and Thermal Grizzly Liquid Metal Thermal Compound
- ROG Aura Sync System with RGB Keyboard
- Thunderbolt 3 | Gig+ Wi-Fi 6 with RangeBoost | Bluetooth 5.0
Works great out of the box, nothing obviously wrong at this point (only had it for a week.)
I haven't owned a laptop in ten years so some of this maybe normal. The fans kick on early and often, I have it set to Max performance, it seems loud but I have nothing to compare it to, and if it keeps the unit safe from over heating then I consider that good.
It's ridiculously thin, light and powerful. It's expensive but that's the price one pays for state of the art technology.
I am obliged to make a detailed review for you!
I have worked in technology for 30 years, and decided to research and look for a laptop that would satisfy my needs while traveling for a while. I basically have two needs: 1) I wanted a gaming laptop to play my RTS games whenever I got board, and 2) a good editing laptop for my dji drone videos and photography editing using Adobe Premier, Photoshop and other of their products. Both requirements are a laptops worst nightmare. The CPU requirements for intense video require power, and generate intense heat. The worst thing for a laptop. I researched and bought the ROG because they addressed both issues really well. The opening of the bottom panel exposing the internal board allows for heat dispersion and the GeForce RTX 2080 performs above my expectations. The battery lasts plenty long if not gaming, but adequate under intense loads. This was to be expected, but the unit remains warm, never hot under extreme loads while rendering my videos and gaming.
There were many other well thought out design features and software that surprised me like the internet mobile hotspot feature and others. The design is incredible and I love the keyboard lighting. This was actually more useful than I thought it would be, and not just for looks.
Over all, after a lot of research and finally getting to use the laptop, it actually exceeded my expectations and I am relieved that I made the right choice. While expensive, it should last me a while, and I would buy it again. It is the perfect size (I prefer the 17" not 15"), good weight, good material and performs extremely well.
Contrary to some reviews, I love the touchpad on the right side. I am not left handed, so it is out of my way while I type and in a very convenient place for my right hand in case I need it. I love the fact that they moved the keypad to the front so that my palms are not on the hot laptop surface.
Very happy with the purchase.