- April 1, 2022
- Posted by: Edwin Kanyutu
- Category: Uncategorized
ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS S
The ROG Zephyrus S is yet another commendable addition to the list of RTX-2080 equipped laptops, best known for the aesthetic and lightweight chassis.
To start with, you get the Intel Core i7-9750H processor embedded within the laptop. The existing chipset is capable of turbo clocking at 4.5GHz besides helping you run some of the more demanding games and programs with ease, courtesy of the Hexa-Core architecture, and Hyper-threading support.
However, it is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU combined with 8GB VRAM that steals the show. The existing dedicated GPU can run the latest games like the Hunt Showdown, Doom Eternal, Need for Speed Heat, GTA V, and more at the highest possible FHD presets, with the existing VRAM interpreting complex textures and images with precision.
When system memory is concerned, you get 16GB RAM for efficient multitasking. Besides that, there is also a 1TB solid-state drive at the helm, boasting ultra-fast data rendering and boot-up speeds. The existing SSD module ensures that the pre-existing Windows 10 Pro edition OS loads faster, as compared to a conventional HDD.
The 3 ms overdrive response time further eliminates any form of screen trailing. Last but not least, the color clarity and reproduction levels, courtesy of the 100 percent sRGB color gamut ensure that this computer can also be used for professional photo editing, graphic designing, and running VMs.
Asus takes great care of productivity and pairs in a gaming-friendly AURA SYNC keyboard, featuring n-key rollover support, keypress durability extending up to 20 million, and backlighting customization. The trackpad is pretty responsive whereas you also get access to powerful dual speakers, an integrated webcam, and purposeful microphones.
The device also features an innovative cooling tech, best characterized by the 12V fans and the anti-dust tunneling support. The battery offers a steady, 6-hour backup, which is quite competitive considering the firepower that seethes within.
This is one of the slimmest, magnesium-clad gaming notebooks on the market with a 0.62-inch thick profile. At 4.6 pounds, the Zephyrus S is also quite portable, and that too without compromising on the ports and connectivity specs. You get access to USB Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 2, USB 2.0, and other functional slots followed by excellent wired and wireless connectivity standards.
To sum it up, the ROG Zephyrus S is a highly efficient gaming notebook, featuring a Max-Q RTX 2080 GPU and a potent processor that supports partial overclocking.
ALIENWARE M15 R3
The new and improved Alienware M15 R3 is probably one of the most powerful notebooks that you can purchase, especially if you are on the lookout for the best laptop-focused GPU. However, the notebook isn’t only about the discrete graphics card but also accommodates a class-leading processing consortium, precisely to help you achieve monumental processing undertakings.
The higher cost of the Alienware m15 R3 is perfectly justified by the inclusion of the octa-core, Intel Core i7-10875H processor. As one can expect from a powerful H-series chipset with thermal velocity and Hyper Threading support, this unit is good enough for running almost every demanding game, 3D rendering scenario, and any workstation-grade task without breaking a sweat.
That said, you get access to the most powerful mobile graphics card in the RTX 2080 Super, which is slightly underpowered as compared to the desktop variant, and that too for obvious reasons. However, you still get access to 3072 parallel processing CUDA cores, RTRT support, and AI-based enhancements to work with, making it possible for you to manage every creative and professional task that requires GPU acceleration.
As far as gaming-based performances are concerned, the likes of Serious Sam, Cyberpunk 2077, and every new title can be played at the highest 1080p settings. Complementing each of the mentioned resources is the 32GB, high-speed RAM. This inclusion allows you to easily handle audio production software like Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools DAW, and more. You can also run video editing software like Premiere Pro without any stutters.
Storage-wise, you get access to the 1TB SSD unit, which is good enough for faster file retrievals and app loading sprees. Coming to the operating system, Alienware houses Windows 10 OS, right out of the box. While the operating system is loaded with several possibilities for a Windows-dependent professional, we were most impressed with the enthralling 15.6-inch 1080p screen, boasting a maximum screen refresh rate of 300Hz.
However, the display projected by the Alienware m15 R3 has a lot more to offer, including the 100 percent sRGB color palette and an anti-glare panel, making the notebook suitable for longer hauls and complex processes. Productivity-wise, you get access to a gamer-friendly keyboard with 1.7mm key travel for achieving seamless typing experiences.
Besides, you also get hold of potent speakers, a responsive trackpad, and an efficient cooling setup to minimize throttling. The Alienware m15 R3, despite featuring a metal-clad chassis, sticks to the Cryo-tec cooling setup, with a vapor chamber lending thermal support. However, despite bringing together an overwhelming hardware partnership, the notebook still weighs less than 5 pounds and can be considered portable.
Connectivity-wise, you get access to the HDMI port, Thunderbolt slot, Type-C, and other resourceful outputs, followed by high-speed wired and wireless connectivity standards. Then again, the 4-hour battery backup isn’t the best feature to rely on but can be worked around, if you are more interested in a desktop replacement. Therefore, if you want to get your hands on the most powerful laptop GPU there is, the Alienware m15 R3 is the perfect option to invest in.