ROG’s 2019 Line Up, Officially Priced

SPRING_REFRESH_2After raising the bar for desktop gaming performance and visual quality, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 20-series is poised to do the same for laptops. Turing is going mobile, and the Republic of Gamers has a top-to-bottom lineup filled with updated models and brand-new designs. This collection elevates your portable PC gaming experience across a diverse family of form factors from the ultra-slim Zephyrus to the musclebound Mothership.

More than just vehicles for the latest GPU, ROG’s RTX lineup showcases our commitment to enhancing every aspect of gaming laptops. It’s filled with incredibly fast displays framed by amazingly slim bezels, amplifying immersion to draw you deeper into your favorite games. Advanced cooling ensures maximum performance with minimal acoustics and lets you choose between system profiles tuned for different scenarios. Add cutting-edge components and exclusive ROG features, and you have the right foundation for a full family that stands apart from the rest.

Gamers have different priorities, so our laptops follow suit. The desktop replacements emphasize performance over portability with a traditional clamshell in the G703 and a revolutionary standing form factor in the ROG Mothership. They’re joined by the ultra-slim Zephyrus S GX531 and a new 17” GX701 variant that’s augmented to go beyond gaming. The Strix SCAR II and Hero II reprise their roles in the esports arena with portable form factors filled with competition-grade hardware. This guide explains how they all fit together to help you figure out which GeForce RTX gaming laptop is best for your needs.

Before we dive into individual models, let’s start with their shared DNA.

Gorgeous graphics go beyond the GPU

NVIDIA’s Turing architecture augments familiar CUDA cores for programmable shading with RT cores for ray tracing and Tensor cores for AI acceleration. These hardware resources enable developers to create more realistic real-time effects that make lighting, shadows, and reflections more lifelike than ever before. Battlefield V is one of a growing number of games that use RTX effects to add another layer visual polish that takes the graphics to the next level. Even without next-gen eye candy taking advantage of their varied cores, GeForce RTX GPUs set a new standard for gaming and VR performance for portable PCs.


While the GPU generates frames, the display is responsible for completing the experience by putting them in front of your eyes. That’s why we work closely with panel providers to develop screens that meet our exacting standards and push the industry forward. All of our GeForce RTX gaming laptops are available with high-refresh 144Hz panels capable of delivering true triple-digit frame rates. Grey-to-grey response times of just 3ms minimize ghosting and blurring to produce a crystal-clear view that helps you see every detail when the action gets heavy.

IPS-level AHVA display technology allows us to offer jaw-dropping speed without sacrificing colors or picture quality. The Zephyrus S GX701 goes even further with Pantone validation that guarantees the color accuracy and uniformity required for serious creative work. Select members of our RTX laptop family are also equipped with NVIDIA G-Sync technology that synchronizes the refresh rate of the display with the frame rate of the GPU to smooth out performance stuttering, reduce input lag, and banish ugly visual tearing. Gaming laptops typically make you choose between the smoother experience of G-Sync and the longer battery life possible with NVIDIA’s Optimus tech, which intelligently deactivates the GPU to save power as needed; you can have a machine with one or the other but not both. However, the ROG Mothership GZ700, Zephyrus GX701, and G703 add a unique GPU switch that lets the same system go between G-Sync mode for gaming and Optimus mode for better battery life. All it takes is a few clicks and a reboot.

Hardcore horsepower that stays cool under pressure

Coffee Lake CPUs with up to six cores and 12 threads complement the lineup’s graphics prowess with plenty general-purpose processing power. These 8th Generation Intel Core processors combine the high clocks required for maximum gaming performance with the additional cores needed to tackle heavy multitasking and demanding workloads that go beyond gaming. System profiles tune performance and acoustics for different situations; Turbo mode opens the taps for maximum speed on demand, Silent mode dials back to lower noise levels for lighter loads, and Balanced mode hits the sweet spot for serious gaming. Switching between modes is as easy as pressing a shortcut key.

Effective cooling is critical whether you’re blasting baddies during an epic gaming marathon or loading up the CPU with video rendering and other intensive tasks. This is especially true for gaming notebooks with limited internal space for heatsinks and fans. The cramped quarters inside laptop chassis require clever engineering and attention to every little detail. All of our GeForce RTX laptops employ dual 12V fans capable of moving more air at higher RPMs than their 5V counterparts. The housings incorporate anti-dust tunnels that catch particles and direct them out of the back, which prevents buildup on the heatsinks that could otherwise compromise long-term performance and stability. Each heatsink is filled with loads of ultra-slim fins down to 0.1mm that help maximize surface area for heat dissipation while minimizing resistance to airflow.


We carefully tailor the cooling system for each model to ensure an optimal experience. Laptops with power-hungry GPUs add an extra heatpipe for the VRMs responsible for keeping the chip fueled, for example. Slender Zephyrus designs with especially limited space for cooling use our patented Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) to expand airflow along with the chassis itself. The ROG Mothership goes in another direction by replacing the conventional clamshell form factor with a new approach that allows the cooling to breathe deeper.

Feel right at home on desktop-style keyboards

Desktop-style keyboard layouts make our RTX series more familiar for player who go back and forth between their battlestation at home and a gaming laptop on the road. Separated blocks of function keys are easier to find, and the larger spacebar provides a bigger target for your thumb. Key presses fire faster thanks to Overstroke technology, which actuates earlier in the travel for a quicker response while also extending the post-actuation distance to improve typing feel. Anti-ghosting tech ensures that each press registers precisely, even if you’re mashing multiple keys at once.


RGB backlighting enhances the keyboard’s visibility and provides the freedom to choose your own colors and effects. Per-key lighting control is available on some models, as are separate zones that illuminate other accents. Aura Sync matches the laptop lighting with compatible peripherals like the ROG Delta headset and Gladius II Origin mouse; you can coordinate a cohesive complete system glow with just a few clicks in our Armoury Crate software.

Stick the landing with a strong supporting cast

DDR4 system memory is standard equipment across the board, and all models can be configured with wicked-fast NVMe SSDs. Intel Gigabit WiFi is also integrated from top to bottom, enabling greater-than-gigabit speeds with compatible 802.11ac Wave 2 routers like the ROG Rapture GT-AC5300. ROG RangeBoost technology uses pairs of antennas to improve signal strength and extend range. WiFi antennas work best in a specific orientation, so we carefully position multiple antennas to cover each other’s dead spots. RangeBoost constantly scans your surroundings and intelligently shifts between antennas to sustain the strongest signal.

Smart amplification closely monitors the speakers to prevent them from exceeding temperature and excursion thresholds. You can crank the volume without damaging the cones and enjoy louder output with less distortion. Headsets plug in via standard 3.5-mm audio jacks or a selection of USB ports in Type-A and reversible Type-C flavors. Our Sonic Studio III software simulates surround sound for stereo devices, and you can apply it and other effects to a wide range of devices that includes headphones, speakers, USB DACs, and VR headsets.

ROG Armoury Crate software unifies system tuning and lighting control in a single powerful utility. It includes four game profiles that load your preferred settings automatically when specific applications launch, instantly adapting your system to the title or task at hand. Link your laptop to Armoury Crate on a mobile device to put monitoring and control on a separate screen that you can keep an eye on without interrupting gameplay.

Replace your desktop with a portable powerhouse

ROG desktop replacement laptops shift into a higher gear to push performance even higher for hardcore gamers and power users who won’t settle for less. They’re factory overclocked beyond stock speeds and feature unlocked multipliers that let you pursue faster frequencies. The latest generation comes with up to a Core i9-8950HK processor overclocked to 4.8GHz across all six cores, plus boosted GeForce RTX 2080 graphics with a 200W TGP. G-Sync ensures the GPU and display work together in perfect harmony, while our innovative GPU switch lets you extend battery life with Optimus mode when deploying away from a wall socket.

It’s easy to focus on the upper body, but ROG doesn’t skip leg day. Our desktop replacements can be equipped with a trio of NVMe SSDs in an insanely fast RAID 0 array dubbed HyperDrive Extreme. Laptop RAID performance is usually limited by the four-lane DMI link between the chipset and CPU, which only has enough bandwidth for a single PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 drive. We avoid this bottleneck by connecting two drives directly to the processor, enabling industry-leading speeds up to an astonishing 8700MB/s. We also load up on system memory with four SO-DIMM slots for a maximum of 64GB of DDR4 RAM.

The networking is juiced with a 2.5G Ethernet controller that more than doubles the wired throughput of Gigabit Ethernet, opening the floodgates for faster internet connections and LANs. Thunderbolt 3 combines with additional display outputs to support a trio of desktop monitors, while ESS Sabre HiFi DACs produce pristine audio at up to 24 bits and 192kHz. Larger chassis leave more room for the keyboard, which allows us to extend key travel to 2.5mm for an improve feel. The key caps are gently curved to keep your fingers centered, and each one is backlit by an individual RGB LED with independent control.

Industry-leading displays for every occasion

Gaming performance is so often expressed in frames per second, but how many of them do you actually see, and what do they really look like? The display determines how frames reach your eyes, which is why we work closely with panel providers to develop and procure the best screens for gaming and more. We brought gaming laptops into the high-refresh area at 120Hz and were the first to hit 144Hz and faster response times. Now, we’re raising the bar again with an insanely fast 240Hz display that matches the refresh rate of competition-grade esports desktop monitors. The 15.6” panel is available on not only the esports-oriented Strix SCAR III and Hero III, but also the ultra-slim Zephyrus S GX502 and Zephyrus M GU502.


While gamers require high refresh rates to keep up with their FPS, creators need colors to look as they should. To guarantee the color accuracy required for serious creative work, the displays on more premium models are calibrated at the factory to meet Pantone validation requirements. Pre-calibration is available with both 240Hz and 144Hz panels, making it easy to mix speed and accuracy. We also offer a wide-gamut 4K panel on the ROG Mothership that trades speed for resolution but covers the full Adobe RGB color space.

HDR produces more lifelike visuals by broadening the dynamic range of both colors and contrast. It’s still relatively new to PC gaming and especially laptops, but we worked with AUO to develop an HDR panel that you can find in special versions of the Zephyrus S GX701 and GX531. The display offers a brighter backlight, better contrast, and more colors despite maintaining the 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms grey-to-grey response time of the SDR alternative. High-dynamic-range versions of these laptops also help to conserve power by employing Panel Self Refresh (PSR) and Static Display Refresh Rate Switch (DRRS). If the on-screen image isn’t changing, PSR allows the display to refresh itself rather than relying on fresh input from the GPU. Static DRRS automatically lowers the refresh rate when the laptops are running on battery power, dropping from 144Hz down to 60Hz. These technologies combine to cut active power consumption by up to 13%.

Fixed refresh rates are at odds with the fact that game performance varies depending on the game and what’s happening in the scene, which can cause noticeable hitching and visible tearing that disrupt immersion. Many of our new models use NVIDIA G-Sync technology to synchronize the refresh rate of the display with the frame rate of the GPU, which smoothes out stutters and eliminates tears to enhance the overall experience. Gaming laptops typically make you choose between smoother gaming with G-Sync or longer battery life with NVIDIA’s Optimus tech, which intelligently deactivates the GPU to save power as needed; you can have a machine with one or the other but not both. Rather than requiring a long-term commitment, we add a proprietary GPU switch that lets the same system switch between G-Sync mode for gaming and Optimus mode for better battery life. All it takes is a few clicks and a reboot.

Meet ROG Mothership: the future of desktop replacements

mothership2Conventional clamshells limit cooling and lock you into a fixed position in order to fit a form factor that can be used on your lap. That’s good compromise for a lot of laptops, but desktop replacements are too heavy to sit comfortably, so we reimagined the form factor to improve the experience. Instead of lying flat on a desk, the ROG Mothership stands tall to give the cooling system unrestricted access to airflow at the back. The keyboard separates and folds for maximum flexibility, giving you the freedom to position it for the perfect stance, and connect wired or wirelessly depending on where you want to sit. Detaching the keyboard reveals a row of four speakers that fire directly at you, creating an effective sound bar right beneath the display.


The improved airflow from the upright design lets us to shave down the chassis without sacrificing speed. At 29.9mm, the ROG Mothership is surprisingly slim for the power it provides. Some of the credit goes to the CNC-machined body, which is milled with precision for a perfect fit. It takes nearly 20 hours to carve all the pieces from solid blocks of aluminum, but that’s time well spent. The chiseled lines and precisely formed pieces reflect the care and attention to detail that permeates every aspect of this truly special system.


A bold vision for the future more than two years in the making, the ROG Mothership is more versatile than any portable desktop replacement before. It’s perfect for gamers, enthusiasts, and even professionals who want to break free from the restrictions of traditional clamshell form factors to focus on what works best on an actual desk.

Downsize without compromise with the Zephyrus S

Lots of gaming laptops slim down to fit into skinnier chassis, but far too many make unappealing compromise in their quest for thinness. Cooling is often one of the first casualties, so the Zephyrus S family thinks outside the box with an expanding chassis that opens up to increase airflow. Lifting the lid exposes a hidden vent that dramatically improves cooling compared to conventional designs. Shifting the keyboard also forward helps by leaving more room for heatsinks and fans, and decreasing the surface temperature under your fingers.

Innovative cooling is critical because we’re unwilling to give up performance. The Zephyrus S starts with a Core i7-8750H six-core processor and adds up to GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, bringing a true desktop-like experience to machines a tiny fraction of the size. In the GX701, the cooling is so effective that the GPU can boost up to 1330MHz at 100W, surpassing the peak speed and TGP of typical ultra-slim implementations.undefinedDespite downsizing, Zephyrus S laptops preserve the strength sacrificed by many ultra-thin laptops thanks to a metal chassis fabricated from aluminum-magnesium alloys. Finished to perfection with brushed surfaces and two-stage anodizing, this streamlined shell blurs the line between gaming laptop and professional workstation. The slim frame surrounding the display narrows the gap with reality to deepen immersion, resulting in a system that’s slim from body to bezel.

Ultra-slim laptops are designed to go anywhere, so we incorporate Type-C charging support via the USB Power Delivery standard. You can lighten your load on the road by using a standard 65W adapter instead of the larger power brick required for full performance. If the battery runs dry without a wall socket in sight, you can charge from the same USB power packs that top up your phone. USB power delivery also works in the opposite direction by accelerating charging for compatible devices plugged into the laptop.

Go big and stay slim with the Zephyrus S GX701

There is somewhat of a contradiction in the new Zephyrus S GX701. Despite occupying a chassis just 18.7mm thin, it thinks bigger with an expansive 17.3” display that feels larger than life. The combination of a slim body and super-narrow bezels make this the most compact 17” gaming laptop ever.


The larger display is more immersive when you’re gaming and more engrossing when you’re working. It’s also fit for creative work thanks to Pantone Validation. Each screen is calibrated at the factory to guarantee the color accuracy and uniformity required for certification. Our unique GPU switch further strengthens the GX701’s professional credentials by letting you toggle between G-Sync mode for a better gaming experience and Optimus mode for longer battery life, and a bigger 76Wh battery further extends run times.gx701keyboard3Thoughtful upgrades further set apart the GX701 from its Zephyrus colleagues. Per-key backlighting raises your RGB game and lets you personalize profiles for productivity and play. We also integrated a volume roller conveniently within reach of your left hand, complete with backlight brightness that changes automatically to match the volume. Instead of squeezing a sub-par webcam into the bezel, we designed a much better external unit that you can position where you want and capture high-resolution 1080p footage at a silky 60 FPS.


Big ideas and subtle enhancements make the Zephyrus S GX701 versatile enough to go beyond gaming and appeal to content creators, developers, and other professionals who need a powerful system they can take anywhere.

The Zephyrus S GX531 sets the standard for slimness

Putting high-end gaming components into an ultra-slim laptop is exceedingly difficult, especially when targeting a thinner chassis than ever before, but the Zephyrus S GX531 delivers with a remarkably compact body that’s a testament to ROG’s engineering prowess. The slender exterior measures nearly 15mm thin and leverages a 15.6” display with super-narrow bezels to squeeze into a smaller footprint, so you can easily stuff the system into bags made for laptops with much less power.


The Zephyrus S GX531 lowers its profile without scaling back on specifications. You still get cutting-edge parts and ROG essentials, they’re just squeezed into a slimmer package that lacks some of the extras available in the GX701. That makes the smaller Zephyrus S a more focused alternative for people who prioritize portability above everything else.

Versatility reigns supreme in the Zephyrus S GX502

While the Zephyrus S GX701 and GX531 have forward keyboard positions that leave more room for cooling and reduce skin temperatures where your hands normally rest, the all-new GX502 adopts a more traditional layout that works better in cramped quarters and on your lap.  It’s the most versatile Zephyrus yet, tailored to satisfy both hardcore gamers and professional content creators.

The palm rest hides honeycomb reinforcements that make the chassis stiffer where you need it most. We start with molten magnesium alloy and use a combination of die casting and machining to create the sturdy piece, which resists the flexing that makes some other ultra-slim gaming laptops feel flimsy and cheap. Soft-touch paint adds a smooth finish that repels fingerprints and adds a subtle sparkle from the right angle.


Augmented AAS cooling allows the top GeForce RTX 2070 config to scale up to 1440MHz at 115W in Turbo mode with ROG Boost, a clock speed and wattage typically reserved for full-sized laptops. The Zephyrus S GX502 keeps up with the larger Strix SCAR III, which is only fitting since it can also be specced with the same 240Hz/3ms panel. The esports-grade display makes fast-paced shooters silky smooth and crystal clear, while factory calibration with Pantone validation guarantees accurate colors for content creators who also make a living on their laptops. Our exclusive GPU switch reinforces the system’s split personalities by letting you toggle between G-Sync for a better gaming experience and Optimus for longer battery life.


At just 18.9mm thin and only 4.4 lbs, the machine is remarkably portable for something so powerful. Despite the compact chassis, there’s room inside for dual M.2 SSDs that can be configured in a RAID 0 array that maximizes performance. Upgraded audio uses an ESS Sabre DAC that reduces noise and distortion for the headphone output, enabling high-fidelity sound with wider dynamic range. And the RangeBoost-infused Gigabit WiFi is backed by a Gigabit Ethernet jack that lets you choose between wireless convenience and wired performance.

The Zephyrus S GX502 is flexible enough to bridge the gap between premium work and play. This jack of all trades has a master’s degree in most of them.

Fill the middle with the Zephyrus M GU502

Features and technologies from our S-class laptops trickle down to the more accessible Zephyrus M GU502, which strikes an enviable balance between power and portability.  Like the GX502, it has 144Hz and 240Hz display options with 3ms response times and Pantone-validated colors. Type-C charging support remains along with NVIDIA Optimus technology, helping the laptop last longer when you’re working away from home base. In internal testing, the 76Wh battery delivered over five hours of run time on a single charge.


With up to GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, there’s enough graphics power to push triple-digit frame rates in popular games. The chip doesn’t require AAS to stay cool; even without it, the thermal module’s forceful fans and quad heatsinks are effective enough to clock the GPU up to 1435MHz at 90W in Turbo mode with ROG Boost.

Although it lacks an expanding vent, the chassis is nearly identical to that of the GX502. You get the same structurally reinforced magnesium alloy finished with soft-touch skin that adds a touch of class to help the Zephyrus M blend in anywhere life takes you. Aura Sync keyboard backlighting puts a personalized spin on the styling, and optional per-key control ups the ante for custom layouts that identify critical keys for your favorite games and workflows. The rest of the specs match the Zephyrus S nearly step-for-step with ESS Sabre audio, support for dual NVMe SSDs in RAID, and a complete connectivity payload that includes dual display outputs, plus enough USB ports to connect a mouse, gamepad, and external storage.

Carefully curated features and components put the Zephyrus M GU502 within striking distance of high-end alternatives, minus the premium price. It’s the perfect gaming laptop for privateers who want to build their portfolios on the same machine.

GeForce and Ryzen meet in the Zephyrus G GA502

Students and freelancers just starting their careers have even less to spend, but they’re among those who benefit most from slender proportions that are easier to carry around all day. The Zephyrus G GA502 upends the status quo by not only bringing ultra-slim gaming down to more affordable prices, but also combining GeForce graphics with a Ryzen CPU.


Uniting NVIDIA and AMD processors is a favorite tactic of desktop gaming enthusiasts to maximize impact per dollar. In the GA502, we start with a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU clocked up to 1335MHz at 60W in Turbo mode with ROG Boost. It delivers solid frame rates with reliable smoothness, allowing you to reach into high-refresh territory on the optional 120Hz display. Then we add a Ryzen 7 mobile APU with quad cores and eight threads that blaze through everyday work. The power-efficient processor enables battery life up to eight hours, giving you more freedom to roam.

Concentrating on the essentials ensures that the Zephyrus G has everything you need to get through the day. Dual external displays are supported via HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort over Type-C and HDMI, so you can hook up a 4K desktop monitor and big-screen TV at home, and easily plug into projectors at work or school. Ample USB connectivity keeps vital devices connected, while 802.11ac WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet provide flexible networking options.

Clean lines and white keyboard backlighting make the Zephyrus G GA502 somewhat of a sleeper, capable of deploying in classrooms and coffee shops without immediately identifying you as a gamer. It makes ultra-slim gaming laptops attainable for a larger audience and approachable for everyone.

Strix splits the difference in standard sizes

The latest Strix series represents the evolution of a more traditional laptop form factor that’s portable enough to carry around all day but not slim enough to encroach on Zephyrus territory. Available in 15.6” G531 and 17.3” G731 sizes with super-narrow bezels that make the footprints more compact, these mid-sized models are available in SCAR III and Hero III versions optimized for esports dominance, along with affordable Strix G configs that focus on core gaming features.

Inspired by our collaboration with BMW Designworks Group to imagine the future of gaming laptops, the new Strix series catches your eye with raised ridges that race across the laptop’s spine and down the deck. Scissor-door hinges sit slightly forward to make more room for the extra ventilation in the 3D Flow Zone at the back, and an asymmetrical cut-out under the display avoids interfering with surrounding airflow. The hinges disappear into the laptop’s frame when closed, reducing exposure that can lead to cracking.


The personalized style enabled by Aura Sync lighting extends into your environment with an optional light bar that wraps around the front and sides of the body. It casts a customizable glow onto the table below, allowing you to set an illuminated accent that fits any mood, from a neon vaporwave fade to something more subdued.

Flipping the chassis reveals standard Philips screws that don’t require special tools to remove. They’re all within reach, and along with smaller hooks under the hood, make it easier to separate the bottom panel and get inside. Opening the chassis exposes dual SO-DIMM slots with support for up to 32GB of RAM, and both M.2 and 2.5” drive bays with lots of flexibility for different storage specs.

Pick your esports champion: Strix SCAR III or Hero III

Distinctive designs distinguish between our esports contenders. The Strix SCAR III reflects its shooter inspiration with a gunmetal grey motif and carbon wave pattern on the interior, while the Hero III wears midnight black punctuated by stealthy cyber text slashed across the palm rest. Both designs split contrasting surfaces on metal lids that add a more premium feel.


Our collaboration with BMW Designworks Group on the Face Off concept also inspired the transformative nature of the new ROG Keystone, which docks neatly with the chassis and offers a more personalized link to the laptop. This NFC-enabled device acts like a physical key; docking it can change system lighting and other settings linked to your ROG ID, and grant access to a secret Shadow Drive that hides and encrypts important files.

Working with professional esports teams and top tournaments provides insight on the needs of professional players who increasingly demand 240Hz displays. The higher refresh rate provides a competitive edge in high-level play, especially with fast-paced FPS games that are home turf for the SCAR III. If your reflexes don’t require new frames quite so quickly, the 144Hz alternative is still plenty fast; its 3ms grey-to-grey response time matches the 240Hz panel and produces a particularly clear picture in motion, with minimal blurring or ghosting.


The 240Hz display is only available in a 15.6” panel, and to ensure you can make the most of it, only with GeForce RTX 2070 graphics. ROG Boost takes the GPU up to 1440MHz at 115W in Turbo mode, which helps sustain the high FPS needed to saturate the screen. CPU options scale up to the Core i9-9880H, whose eight-core design adds multitasking prowess that can help with gaming and streaming on the same machine, along with more serious work like video editing and 3D rendering.

Achieve esports excellence with the Strix SCAR III and Hero III, or simply revel in the glory of high-refresh gameplay in a laptop you can make your own.

Focus on the fundamental with the Strix G

If you’re an amateur aspiring to the pro ranks or an everyday gamer who plays for fun, the Strix G provides an affordable foundation that distills the essential elements of the core ROG experience. Its low-profile design lets you blend into casual environments like classrooms and coffee shops even if you’re headed to a LAN party later on.

The GeForce GTX 16 series has the right performance per dollar to fit the Strix G’s profile, complete with an upgraded video encoder that enables smooth, high-quality capture for streamers who are starting out on a single machine. But that’s just the beginning for a spec sheet that maxes out at a GeForce GTX 2070 GPU and 144Hz display. With up to a Core i7-9750H CPU packing six cores and 12 threads, the Strix G can be configured to punch above its price tag.


Despite missing some of the high-end features available in the SCAR III and Hero III, the Strix G is still available with up to four-zone Aura Sync lighting for the keyboard. The cooling is the same, albeit scaled back with slower, lower-power GPU options that don’t meet our requirements for esports models. You get all the essentials, including RangeBoost for the Gigabit WiFi, HDMI 2.0b output for 4K monitors and TVs, and support for G-Sync monitors via DisplayPort over Type-C USB on models with GeForce RTX graphics.

By concentrating on vital features and components that define the gaming experience, the ROG Strix G offers excellent value in a versatile laptop that can handle work and school in between bouts of battle royale.

Pricing and availability

Model Name SKU NAME Panel Refresh Rate CPU GPU RAM HDD SSD  SRP 
Mothership GZ700GX-AD028T 17.3″ 4K HDR IPS 60hz i9-990HK RTX2080 8GD6 64GB 2666Mhz 1.5TB PCIEx4   399,995.00
Zephyrus S GX701GXR-EV026T 17.3″ FHD HDR IPS 144Hz i7-9750H RTX2080 8GD6 32GB 2666Mhz 1TB PCIEx4   209,995.00
Zephyrus S GX531GXR-AZ053T 15.6″ FHD IPS 240Hz i7-9750H RTX2080 8GD6 32GB 2666Mhz 1TB PCIEx4   199,995.00
Zephyrus S GX502GW-AZ055T 15.6″ FHD IPS 240Hz i7-9750H RTX2070 8GD6 16GB 2666Mhz 1TB PCIEx4   159,995.00
Zephyrus S GX502GW-ES020T 15.6″ FHD IPS 144Hz i7-9750H RTX2070 8GD6 16GB 2666Mhz 1TB PCIEx4   154,995.00
Zephyrus S GX502GV-ES032T 15.6″ FHD IPS 144Hz i7-9750H RTX2060 6GD6 16GB 2666Mhz 1TB PCIEx2   124,995.00
Zephyrus M GU502GU-ES015T 15.6″ FHD IPS 144Hz i7-9750H GTX1660ti 6GD6 16GB 2666Mhz 512GB PCIEx2   124,995.00
Zephyrus G GA502DU 15.6″ IPS LEVEL 120Hz Ryzen7 3750H GTX1660ti 6GD6 16GB 2400Mhz 256GB PCIEx2     84,995.00
Strix Scar/Hero III G531GW-AZ192T 15.6″ FHD IPS 240Hz i9-990HK RTX2070 8GD6 16GB 2666Mhz 1TB PCIEx2   169,995.00
Strix Scar/Hero III G731GW-EV092T 17.3″ FHD IPS 144Hz i7-9750H RTX2070 8GD6 16GB 2666Mhz 1TB HDD 256GB PCIEx2   154,995.00
Strix Scar/Hero III G531GW-ES190T 15.6″ FHD IPS 144Hz i7-9750H RTX2070 8GD6 16GB 2666Mhz 1TB HDD 256GB PCIEx2   149,995.00
Strix Scar/Hero III G731GV-EV083T 17.3″ FHD IPS 144Hz i7-9750H RTX2060 6GD6 16GB 2666Mhz 1TB HDD 256GB PCIEx2   129,995.00
Strix Scar/Hero III G531GV-ES139T 15.6″ FHD IPS 144Hz i7-9750H RTX2060 6GD6 16GB 2666Mhz 1TB HDD 256GB PCIEx2   124,995.00
Strix G G731GIU-EV001T 17.3″ FHD IPS LEVEL 144Hz I7-9750H GTX1660ti 6GD6 8GB 2666Mhz 1TB HDD 256GB PCIEx2     97,995.00
Strix G G531GU-AL001T 15.6″ FHD IPS LEVEL 120hz I7-9750H GTX1660ti 6GD6 8GB 2666Mhz 1TB HDD 256GB PCIEx2     92,995.00
Strix G G731GT-AU001T 17.3″ FHD IPS LEVEL 120hz I7-9750H GTX1650 4GD5 8GB 2666Mhz 1TB HDD 256GB PCIEx2     84,995.00


ROG Mothership GZ700 ROG G703 Zephyrus S GX701 Zephyrus S GX531 Zephyrus S GX502 Zephyrus M GU502 Zephyrus G GA502 Strix SCAR III Strix Hero III Strix G
Category Desktop replacement Ultra-slim Esports/core gaming
Size 17.3″ 17.3″ 17.3″ 15.6″ 15.6″ 15.6″ 15.6″ 15″ & 17″ 15″ & 17″ 15″ & 17″
Form factor Standing detachable Clamshell Keyboard forward Keyboard forward Clamshell Clamshell Clamshell Clamshell Clamshell Clamshell
Display 4K 60Hz
FHD 144Hz
FHD 144Hz FHD 144Hz FHD 240Hz FHD 240Hz FHD 240Hz FHD 120Hz FHD 240Hz (15″)
FHD 144Hz (17″)
FHD 240Hz (15″)
FHD 144Hz (17″)
FHD 144Hz
G-Sync Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
GPU GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2060 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070
CPU Core i9-9980HK Core i9-9980HK Core i7-9750H Core i7-9750H Core i7-9750H Core i7-9750H Ryzen 7 3750H Core i9-9880H Core i9-9880H Core i7-9750H
Memory 64GB 64GB 32GB 24GB 32GB 32GB 32GB 32GB 32GB 32GB
Storage 3 x SSD RAID 3 x SSD RAID M.2 SSD M.2 SSD 2 x SSD RAID 2 x SSD RAID M.2 SSD M.2 SSD
2.5″ SSHD
2.5″ SSHD
2.5″ SSHD
Networking Gig+ WiFi
2.5G Ethernet
Gig+ WiFi
2.5G Ethernet
Gigabit WiFi Gigabit WiFi Gigabit WiFi
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit WiFi
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit WiFi
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit WiFi
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit WiFi
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit WiFi
Gigabit Ethernet
Battery 90Wh 96Wh 76Wh 60Wh 76Wh 76Wh 76Wh 66Wh 66Wh 66Wh
Thickness 33.5mm 51mm 18.7mm 15.3~16.1mm 18.9mm 18.9mm 19.9mm 26mm 26mm 26mm
Weight 4.8kg 4.7kg 2.6kg 2.1kg 2.0kg 1.9kg 2.1kg 2.4~2.85kg 2.4~2.85kg 2.4~2.85kg

Source: ROG 2019 LineUp, ROG RTX Guide