ASUS ROG unveils new Zephyrus and Strix laptops with liquid metal cooling

As it tends to be when new processors are announced, gaming hardware brands have introduced a wide range of new devices with Intel's 10th-generation H-series Core processors. In addition to the dual-screen Zephyrus Duo 15, ASUS ROG has also introduced a slew of more traditional gaming laptops across the Zephyrus and Strix lines.

One of the highlights of these products, including the Zephyrus Duo 15, is that they are all using liquid metal for cooling for the first time. The company first experimented with liquid metal cooling with the ROG Mothership last year, but now, the whole lineup using Intel 10th-generation processors is cooled using liquid metal, and you can head here to learn more about how that was achieved.

ROG Zephyrus S17

Starting with the Zephyrus S17 and Zephyrus S15, the internals on these models are very similar, with either an Intel Core i7-10875H or the i7-10750H, and up to an Nvidia RTX 2080 Super for graphics. Both also have Full HD displays with a 300Hz refresh rate, but obviously, the size varies depending on the model.

The differences are visible elsewhere - The S17 has up to 32GB of RAM, while the S15 maxes out at 16GB; the larger model only has one SSD up to 1TB, while the smaller one can have up to two; and while ports are mostly the same for both, the S17 adds a Thunderbolt 3 port, which the S15 doesn't have. The battery size is surprisingly the same, at 76Whr.

ROG Zephyrus S15

Other notable differences are in the design, with the S17 pushing the keyboard down to the bottom half of the base to make room for a massive speaker grill above. The S15 features a more traditional keyboard and trackpad placement.

Moving on to the Zephyrus M15, the biggest differences are in the design, which is much more toned down compared to the other two Zephyrus laptops, and the idea is that you can use it more comfortably in professional settings. It still has a reflective prismatic pattern on the lid, giving it a bit of sheen.

ROG Zephyrus M15

On the inside, the Zephyrus M15 has the octa-core Intel Core i7-10875H and the Nvidia RTX 2070 Super for graphics, and it's less configurable than other options. It can have up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The display comes in three variants - Full HD with 144Hz refresh; PANTONE validated Full HD with a 240Hz refresh rate; or Ultra HD with a 60Hz refresh rate, with 100% of Adobe RGB coverage and PANTONE validation.

For those that are only interested in gaming and don't want the thinner and lighter designs of the Zephyrus line, ROG is also updating the Strix lineup. First, there's the new SCAR 17 and SCAR 15, which are identical in many ways. Both sport up an Intel Core i9-10980HK, as well as an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super for graphics. They can have up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of pre-installed SSD storage, plus three open M.2 slots for further expansion.

The display on both can also be configured with a 300Hz panel, but on the SCAR 17, the other option is 144Hz, while the SCAR 15 has a 240Hz instead. All of the options are just Full HD, so if you're looking at creative work, these may not be ideal. Both models also have a 66 Whr battery.

Finally, the Strix G line offers slightly lesser specs in exchange for a more compact design that's more appealing to the general audience. It has up to an Intel Core i7-10875H, which is still an eight-core model, plus up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super GPU. It can have up to two 1TB SSDs in RAID 0, up to 32 GB of RAM, and a 66Whr battery.

The display can go up to a Full HD IPS panel with a 240Hz refresh rate, and the Strix G line offers both 15- and 17-inch variants, too.

All of these laptops will be available in the Spring, but specific release dates and pricing are yet to be revealed.

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