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ASUS ROG Announces Zephyrus S (GX502)

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PRESS RELEASE

KEY POINTS

  • Game and work like a pro: Esports-grade 240Hz PANTONE Validated display, GPU switch with G-SYNC, 9th Gen Intel Core i7, GeForce RTX 2070 GPU
  • Conveniently compact: 18.9 mmthin chassis weighs just 2 kg, with a supernarrow bezel design providing an 81% screentobody ratio
  • Incredibly cool:  Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) with n-blades and multiple fan modes
  • Better charging, Wi-Fi, and audio: USB-C charging, ROG RangeBoost with four Wi-Fi antennas, ESS Sabre audio and High-Res Audio certification

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 24, 2019 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Zephyrus S GX502, a device that breaks the boundaries of what ultra-slim gaming laptops can do. 

Inheriting the innovative spirit of its predecessors, this compact powerhouse isn’t content to just conquer the gaming arena with its new 9th Gen Intel® Core i7 processor, cutting-edge NVIDIA® GeForce RTX graphics clocked up to 1540MHz at 115W with ROG boost in Turbo mode, and industry-leading 240Hz display. Its ambitions aim higher with a PANTONE® Validated display that guarantees color accuracy for professional content creation, and a GPU switch that toggles between smoother gaming with NVIDIA G-SYNC or up to 8 hours battery life with the Optimus mode. The Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) increases cooling airflow to sustain higher clock speeds than can be sustained by traditionallydesigned thin and light gaming laptops. Zephyrus S GX502 offers unique versatility in a conveniently compact form, delivering dynamic performance that doesn’t compromise, whether it’s for work or for play. 

Game and work like a pro

Smooth gameplay demands high frame rates to take full advantage of a high-refresh rate display. Zephyrus S GX502 comes with GeForce RTX 2070 graphics that can deliver fluid frame rates for everything from cinematic adventures to high-intensity shooters. Games will not only look and feel smooth thanks to the industry-best 240Hz refresh rate but they’ll also look great thanks to each IPS-level panel receiving factory calibration using ASUS ProArt TruColor Technology. Each PANTONE Validated display also ensures true colors across the full sRGB range. Capable of more than just gaming, Zephyrus S GX502 ensures that artists, designers, and content creators can polish their portfolios and complete critical projects with the confidence that colors are accurate on a global scale.

Computationally intensive tasks in particular benefit from the new 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, providing six cores and 12 threads to power through demanding tasks. With 32GB of DDR4-2666 memory, Zephyrus S GX502 can handle any multitasking scenario. Gamers can broadcast high-quality streams, chat with the channel, and play the latest titles smoothly, while power users can run everything they need for maximum productivity.

Dual NVM Express® (NVMe) SSDs running in a RAID 0 configuration add significantly to storage speed. Data access is blisteringly fast, which minimizes load times and makes the system feel incredibly responsive. With up to 1TB of capacity, there’s ample space for games, apps and a professional portfolio, all on one machine that's easily taken on the go.

Conveniently compact 

Sleek styling means Zephyrus S GX502 makes a good impression anywhere, from important meetings with clients to strategy sessions with teammates. The stark, all-black body is finished with a subtle brushed texture that adds professional polish to the lid. Illuminated Aura Sync accents are completely customizable, accommodating everything from understated keyboard backlighting to brighter, more eye-catching configurations. No matter the user's preference, function or environment, Zephyrus S GX502 both looks and plays the part.

At just 18.9 mm thin and weighing just 2 kg, Zephyrus S GX502 is light enough to carry all day and small enough to easily slip into almost any bag. Super-narrow bezels framing the display enable an impressively compact footprint, and result in an 81% screen-to-body ratio. The metal chassis pieces are made from a magnesium alloy that is incredibly resilient and lightweight — perfect for surviving everyday life on the road. The palm rest is reinforced by a rigid honeycomb structure that adds stiffness where it has needed most. This piece is created using a combination of die casting and machining that provides maximum strength with minimal additional material.

Incredibly cool

Unleashing the peak performance of high-end components in such a slim design is impossible without thinking outside the chassis. The AAS employed on Zephyrus S GX502 elevates the body as the lid opens, exposing a hidden air intake that stretches across the back. This opening increases airflow by up to 22% over traditional designs, significantly improving not only cooling performance, but also real-world and sustained performance in games and professional applications.

Inside, six heat pipes are strategically placed to draw heat off the CPU, GPU, and surrounding power circuitry. All the components share dual heatsinks at the back, and each processor has its own dedicated heatsink in the flanks. The heatsinks use ultrathin fins that maximize the surface area for heat dissipation while decreasing air resistance. The n-blades fans have super-slim blades made of a special liquid-crystal polymer, capable of withstanding higher speeds than typical designs despite being 33% thinner, while the increase in the number of fan blades helps to increase airflow output by 17%. Each fan also has built-in dust tunnels that keep Zephyrus S GX502 running smoothly by preventing debris build-up over time. Performance and cooling requirements often change based on the task at hand, so Zephyrus S GX502 offers Silent, Balanced and Turbo modes tuned for different needs, adjustable with a convenient keyboard shortcut or with the ROG Armoury Crate software.

Better charging, WiFi, and audio

For on-the-go convenience, Zephyrus S GX502 can be charged via its USB Type-C (USB-C) port, using a small, lightweight USB-C charger that reduces the overall travel weight and bulk. For everyday tasks like web surfing and office productivity that consume lower amounts of power, Zephyrus S GX502 can be used with a standard USB-C adapter rated at up to 65W. It can also be charged from USB power banks and can deliver up to 18W of fast-charge power to compatible devices such as smartphones. 

Maintaining a strong Wi-Fi connection isn’t always easy. Distance from the router, the shape of the room, and even furniture placement can all contribute to dead spots and weak connections. To provide the best possible connection at all times, Zephyrus S GX502 has four antennas in different orientations, and ROG RangeBoost then picks the best two antennas for that moment in time. This intelligent multi-antenna array can increase range by up to 30%. For activities like multiplayer gaming and serious streaming that are more sensitive to network performance, wired gigabit Ethernet provides a low-latency connection impervious to any wireless congestion.

Premium ESS SABRE audio elevates the experience for gamers and audiophiles with good headphones. This hi-fi DAC reduces noise and distortion, enabling clearer audio with wider dynamic range, and combined with virtual 7.1-channel surround-sound, provides deep spatial immersion in games and virtual reality. Hi-Res Audio (HRA) certification guarantees fidelity, so media can be enjoyed at full quality.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ROG Zephyrus S GX502 will be available for pore-order now and will be arriving in the UK from early May beginning with Amazona dn the ASUS E-Shop, then rooling out to all major retailers. The ROG Zephyrus S GX502 has a SRP of £2,499. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX502

Processor

Intel® Core i7-9750H

Operating system

Windows 10 Pro

Display

15.6” FHD 240Hz/144Hz 3ms IPS-type anti-glare PANTONE® validated with G-SYNC

Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6

Memory

32GB DDR4 2666MHz

Storage 

M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 256GB/512GB/1TB SSD with RAID0 support

Wireless

Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac 2x2 Wave 2) 

Bluetooth® 5.0

Connectivity

1 x RJ45 jack

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (with DisplayPort 1.4 and USB power delivery)

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 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

Keyboard

RGB backlit chiclet keyboard with 1.2 mm travel distance & N-key rollover

Audio

2 speakers with smart amplifier technology

Battery

76Whrs 4-cell lithium-ion

AC adapter

230W AC Adapter
Output: 19.5V DC, 11.8A

Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal

Size

36.0 x 25.2 x 1.89 cm

Weight

2.0 kg

About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.

1 Performance may vary based on system configuration. Battery life tested with NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 GPU, Intel® Core i7-9750H CPU, 240Hz display, and 16GB of DDR4 SDRAM.