ASUS pioneered the use of extreme frame rate displays for ROG gaming laptops. The company was the first company to launch laptops with a 120 Hz LCD in 2016, the first company to launch a mobile PC with a 144 Hz monitor and the first company to do so Earlier this year produced a laptop with 240 Hz. At the IFA, the company will be showing the industry's first laptops with a display with a refresh rate of 300 Hz.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is the first notebook in the world with a display refresh rate of up to 300 Hz and a Reaction time of 3 ms GtG. This machine will be available as early as October 2019. In addition, similar LCDs with a refresh rate of 300 Hz and a response time of 3 ms GtG are presented on a prototype of the ROG Zephyrus S GX502 as well as on the 1
ASUS does not disclose the manufacturer of its 300 Hz / 3 ms display panels, although it is highly likely that the company will use screens with a native refresh rate of 240 Hz in overdrive mode. It is noteworthy that the 240 Hz ROG Zephyrus S GX701 and ROG Zephyrus S GX502 have factory-calibrated displays with Pantone validation. In addition to gamers, these devices are also appreciated by professionals who use color critical applications.
When it comes to other hardware used by ASUS 'upcoming 300 Hz laptops and other premium mobile gaming PCs, the flagship ROG Zephyrus S GX701 will be powered by the NVIDIA GPU GeForce RTX 2080 with a turbo – Clocking up to 1230 MHz and 100 W delivered mode. Meanwhile, prototypes of the ROG Zephyrus S GX502 and the 15-inch and 17-inch variants of the Strix Scar III with the 300-Hz display, the NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with up to 1540-MHz GPU, will be on display Clock at 115W in turbo mode. When using NVIDIA GPUs, laptops also support the variable update rate of G-Sync. Since they are only prototypes, it will be interesting to see if they come onto the market.
As with other specifications of the new ROG Zephyrus S series, laptops with Intel Core i7-9750H are equipped with six cores and up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 as well as an NVMe solid state storage subsystem. Further specifications will be announced at a later date. However, it can be assumed that first-class SKUs use premium components. The prices depend on the exact configurations.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701, the industry's first laptop with a 300 Hz monitor, will be available in time for Christmas this October. The manufacturer promises that similar 300 Hz panels will be available on other ROG machines in 2020.