The ROG Zephyrus S17 Has A Tilting Optical Mechanical Keyboard

The ROG Zephyrus S17 Has A Tilting Optical Mechanical Keyboard

Aside from the Zephyrus M16, ASUS also made the ROG Zephyrus S17 as well, which is a unique gaming laptop for its keyboard design.

Taking design cues from the Zephyrus Duo, the ROG Zephyrus S17 has an optical-mechanical keyboard that rises by 5 degrees for a better typing angle and better cooling while keeping its chassis as slim as possible at under 20mm. The rising keyboard improves airflow by 25%, and its Arc Flow Fan ensures that heat gets dissipated quickly and efficiently. Like the Zephyrus M16, the Zephyrus S17 also uses a liquid metal thermal compound to reduce CPU temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Celsius.

It also has a large 17-inch display, with options for either a 165hz WQHD display with Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC or a 120hz 4K display with better color accuracy and Adaptive Sync. Regardless of the display you choose, both support the full DCI-P3 Gamut and have a certification from Pantone for color accuracy.

Like the Zephyrus M16, the Zephyrus S17 comes with a six-speaker system that is led by two tweeters and two woofers for producing clear bass and crisp highs. You also get a 3D Mic Array and Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation for filtering unwanted background noise.

Powering the Zephyrus S17 is Intel’s latest Core i9 Tiger Lake Processors with up to 4.9Ghz peak clock speed. The processor runs at 50w sustained power with the discrete GPU active and 90w on its own. For the GPU, the Zephyrus S17 comes with up to an RTX 3080 for the best possible graphics muscle while keeping its svelte frame. Configuration options include up to 48GB DDR4 RAM and up to three NVMe SSDs with a HyperDrive Ultimate RAID array for achieving transfer speeds of up to 10.5GB/s.

Like the Zephyrus M16, you also get a 90wHr battery with support for 100w USB-C charging to give you flexible top-up options. Port selection includes a full-sized SD card slot, Thunderbolt 4, USB-C with DisplayPort, full-sized HDMI port, and USB-A ports.

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