It’s an entry-level model that has a plastic and brushed metal chassis rather than the magnesium alloy material used for more expensive models. But it’s still compact for a 15.6 inch gaming laptop, measuring about 0.8 inches thick and weighing about 4.6 pounds.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G is also a relatively rare beast: a gaming laptop that has an AMD Ryzen processor and NVIDIA graphics.
At launch Asus plans to offer a model with an AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics for $1,199, but Engadget reports that lower-priced configurations may be available in the future.
While other new laptops in the Asus ROG lineup feature 9th-gen Intel Core H-series processors, the Zephyrus G uses AMD’s most powerful Ryzen Mobile chip to date. The Ryzen 7 3750H is a 35 watt 4-core/8-thread chip with a 2.3 GHz base clock speed and support for boost speeds up to 4 GHz.
It also features Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics, which will likely offer decent performance for non-gaming tasks. But the discrete NVIDIA graphics card will kick in for gaming, video editing, or other tasks that need a little more horsepower.
The notebook features a 1920 x 1080 pixel display (with 60 Hz and 120Hz panel options), and supports up to 32GB of RAM, up to 512GB of PCIe NVMe solid state storage, and the laptop has a 76 Wh battery and a 180 watt AC adapter.
It has Ethernet, HDMI 2.0b, and headset jacks as well as a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a backlit keyboard, stereo speakers, and 802.11ac WiFI and Bluetooth 4.0.
If you’ve got more money to spend, the new Asus Zephyrus M and Zephyrus S laptops are a little thinner, a little lighter, and significantly more powerful.
Both models feature Intel Core i7-9750H processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 20-series graphics with ray-tracing support, and up to a 240 Hz, full HD display panel.
You can read more about the latest gaming laptops from Asus in the company’s press release.