The world’s thinnest gaming laptop powered by NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 and Intel’s 7th Gen Quad-Core processor has finally landed in the Philippines! ASUS (Republic of Gamers) ROG Zephyrus GX501 was unveiled to the local media yesterday. The Zephyrus was launched in Taipei not too long ago (http://dronthego.net/rog-zephyrus-worlds-thinnest-gaming-laptop/) and we were all blown away by its ultra-slim design and performance.
“Today we have fulfilled our promise to bring innovative and ground-breaking gaming notebooks in the country in first half of 2017. The ASUS Republic Of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus GX501 set the bar even higher when it comes to compact, powerful and ultra-slim gaming notebooks available in the country,” said ASUS Philippines Country Product Manager for ROG Gaming Notebooks, Joey Nocom.
“ROG aims to provide gamers and enthusiasts locally and worldwide with the ultimate gaming and computing experience because we believe that showcasing innovation through our products will ensure gaming laptop dominance and preference in the future,” Nocom concludes.
From what I’ve gathered, there will be two ROG Zephyrus variants that will be sold here locally. One would be powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 while the other will have GeForce GTX 1070. The ROG Zephyrus GX501 prices are:
The ROG Zephyrus GX501 will be available by August 2017. Pre-order is already ongoing via http://rog-masters.ph/.
We interviewed ASUS Philippines Country Manager George Su and Product Manager for ROG Gaming Notebooks Joey Nocom about the Zephyrus. Some takeaways from this interview:
- They have 50 units of Zephyrus with GTX 1080 to be sold, but there’s a possibility that they will sell a lot more.
- Cebu and Davao are the 2nd and 3rd cities with demand for ROG products.
- ROG motherboard and peripherals have big market in Davao.
I’m not too keen to review the Zephyrus, but if ASUS Philippines lends me one, then I’ll review it in a heartbreat for you guys!