Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 Laptop Review: Slim Gigantic Gaming Notebook with 300-Hz Panel


After a purchase of the Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS, users don’t have to worry about the hardware performance of their notebook for a long time. This is completely sufficient for the current games, even allowing them to be played in the significantly less noisy “Quiet” mode, where the fans don’t sound like an engine room. In our opinion, the cooling design from Asus works, and we were not negatively affected in everyday operation by the resulting re-positioning of the keyboard. However, the slight opening of the case bottom when the lid is opened creates a very unstable impression, so that we would only want to use the Zephyrus S17 on a fixed surface.

The Asus Zephyrus S17 offers plenty of performance that can also be maintained over long time periods due to the refined cooling system.

However, those who want to get the maximum performance from their Asus Zephyrus S17 will sooner or later want to use the “Turbo” mode. Particularly during 4K or VR applications, the performance requirements will be significantly higher than for the FullHD resolution games we tested here. We would worry less about the constant performance than about the noise level. When the fans rev up fully, nothing goes without headphones. But since this is nothing unusual for a gaming notebook, the Asus Zephyrus S17 leaves a good overall impression.

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