Gaming laptops usually have a bad rep for being bulky and heavy, but given that they’re meant to be powerful machines designed to allow for gaming on the go, that’s the sacrifice gamers will have to make. However ASUS thinks that they might have the answer for you in the form of the Zephyrus S.
This is the company’s latest gaming laptop and one that they are marketing as the “world’s slimmest gaming laptop”. It measures 14.95-15.75mm thin, and while still not nearly as thin compared to ultrabooks, if you’re a gamer on the go who needs something thin to slip inside a bag, this should do the trick.
One of the reasons why gaming laptops tend to be bulky is because it needs a good cooling system to prevent overheating. With the Zephyrus S, ASUS is using its patented Active Aerodynamic System with “innovative” venting and 83-blade fans. As for the rest of the specs, the laptops will be packing an Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, with up to 24GB of RAM.
There will also be an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/1060 GPU, a 15.6-inch Full HD display, and also storage support for up to 1TB in SSD. The laptop will also be VR ready if you’re looking to do some VR gaming on the go. In terms of pricing and availability, the ASUS Zephyrus S GX531GS will be priced at $2,199 and will be available later this month, while the GX531GM with the GTX 1060 GPU will be priced at $2,099 and will launch mid-October.