IFA 2017 Asus's new gaming laptop

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  1. DRevan

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    Seems this new laptop will be big...at least the price of the Zephyrus dropped by 450 eur (about 540 USD) on the German Amazon website .
     
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    Well, maybe people are getting that MaxQ is a compromise and demand is slacking off.
    If they could do a 15' Chimera that would be interesting. Another bulky laptop with BGA, come on
     
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    Added some New info!
     
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    Holy hell, 144hz?! Asus is really killing it with panels lately.
    A shame the chassis is well, this.
     
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    And pricing will most likely start at $3.500+ for the first SKU's
    Paying this for a year old tech doesn't make sense to me.
    Next year maybe
     
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    Demo Tour @ the ROG Showcase - IFA 2017 | ROG
    Chimera Starts @ 3:00


    Dropping another $500 off the price of the Asus Zephyrus GX501 would put it more in line with value for dollar against other laptops.

    If the Asus Zephyrus GX501 is not selling well that'll help guide future development.
     
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    So will it have a Kaby Lake or a Coffee Lake? [​IMG]
     
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    If Asus are trying for thin builds like the Zephyrus, a ULV quad core Coffee Lake could be used. That might give more power budget and thermal cooling for the included GPU.

    Putting an even higher thermal output 6 core laptop CPU in an already thermally challenged design wouldn't make sense in the Zephyrus.

    The Chimera is set up just right for the higher thermal output of a 6 core CPU - unlocked it will have the cooling volume to stretch it's legs.
     
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    Several press sources said that the display model was built with 7820HK. I wonder if they stay with this or was this just a place holder for IFA because the Mobil CPU which will be used in the final product is still under NDA ?

    And that screen just looks awesome, it has better response time and refresh rate than the current 120hz AUO and Chi Mei panels have.
     
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