New Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 and M16 gaming laptops coming to SA in August

Asus has confirmed that its newly announced ROG Zephyrus S17 and M16 gaming laptops will launch in South African in August — along with local pricing for the devices.

The laptops were announced at the ROG Unleash the Tiger Inside virtual event.

Here’s what you should know about each device…

What to know about the ROG Zephyrus S17

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The ROG Zephyrus S17 is the latest premium gaming laptop from the company, featuring innovations such as a rising optical mechanical keyboard.

According to the company, this provides enhanced cooling while still fitting powerful components inside a slim form factor.

The 17-inch laptop comes equipped with up to an 11th-gen Intel Core i9-11900H processor, as well as up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU.

The company also says that thanks to its sound system (which includes six speakers with dual force-cancelling woofers, dual smart amps, and Dolby Atmos), the laptop holds the title of world’s best speakers in a gaming laptop.

For the display, customers have two options. You can opt for a WQHD panel with a 165Hz refresh rate and G-SYNC support. Otherwise, you can choose a 4K panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and Adaptive-Sync.

ROG Zephyrus M16

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Meanwhile, the M16 is the smaller of the newly announced laptops, featuring a 16-inch display and a 15-inch chassis.

The laptop is designed for portability, providing a lightweight form factor at only 19.9mm thick and weighing 1.9kg.

Like the S17, it also features a six-speaker setup with dual force-cancelling woofers and Dolby Atmos.

In terms of its CPU and GPU, the laptop features up to an 11th-gen Intel Core i9-11900H processor and up to a GeForce RTX 3070 laptop graphics card.

Meanwhile, the 16-inch display includes a WQHD panel with a 165Hz refresh rate.

Users can also opt for up to 48GB of RAM.

While battery life isn’t usually a flagship feature for gaming laptops, which tend to be power-intensive, the M16 offers up to 10 hours of video playback on its 90Wh battery, according to Asus.

It also uses the company’s ErgoLift hinge, usually seen on the Zenbook series, to help keep the chassis cool.

Prices for South Africa

So how much will the new Zephyrus gaming laptops cost when they arrive in August?

The S17 will start at R69 999.

Meanwhile, the price for the Zephyrus M16 will range between R36 999 and R48 999, depending on the configuration.

Both laptops will be available from Evetech.

Feature image: Asus

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