This new laptop from Asus is almost as thin as Apple’s MacBook Pro, and it’s cheaper and far more powerful

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Asus has released a gaming laptop that’s nearly as thin as Apple’s latest MacBook Pro, but is cheaper and much, much more powerful.

It’s called the ROG Zephyrus, and it’s a beautifully-designed machine with a clever trick to keep itself from overheating when you’re playing graphics-intensive video games.

Now, I’m not exactly comparing the $2,700 Zephyrus to the $2,800 MacBook Pro, as the two laptops are designed with different users in mind. And the MacBook Pro has features that the Zephyrus doesn’t, which could help account for the MacBook Pro’s higher price tag despite its comparatively lesser power.

Still, the Zephyrus is a force to be reckoned with: It combines a sleek, slim design with powerful performance and the quiet operation that’s coveted among the gaming community.

YouTube channels Linus Tech Tips and NCIX Tech Tips tested the Zephyrus, check it out:

Gaming laptops are normally large, chunky things that you’d only want to carry around if you absolutely had to. They often come with at least one compromise, whether it be size, performance, or quiet operation.

The Asus Zephyrus is a beautiful machine that combines all three characteristics.

It’s 16.9mm thick compared to the 15-inch MacBook Pro’s 15.5mm depth, which is thin even for a regular, non-gaming laptop.

The Zephyrus is also 4.85 pounds, which is nearly a pound heavier than the 15-inch MacBook Pro’s 4 pounds. Still, the Zephyrus is lighter and slimmer than most gaming laptops, which can weigh anywhere from 5.5 pounds to almost 20 pounds, like the Acer Predator 21X.

See the rest of the story at INSIDER


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