Two Powerhouse ASUS laptops with Ryzen 9 5900HX, RTX 3080 now available in Nepal

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Nagmani International, the authorized dealer for ASUS laptops in Nepal has launched two powerhouse laptops recently. They are Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE (GX551QS) and Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (G533QS). Both these laptops are powered by the latest and greatest AMD Ryzen 9 5900-HX CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. Though these specs are more than enough to blow your mind, there are some differences between these two laptops. So, let us go through their specs, pricing, and availability one by one.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE (GX551QS) Overview

Display

Like its predecessor and as its name suggests, this laptop’s signature design is dual screens. The 4K secondary touch screen that lies just up the keyboard raises about 13-degrees when the laptop display is lifted. This provides a good viewing angle and also improves the airflow for the laptop. The hinge has been improved so that there is some delay between opening of the main and secondary screen. You can use the secondary screen to browse the web, read emails, chat, stream or record gameplays and much more. Asus has partnered with XSplit Gamecaster and Adobe to improve usage of the secondary screen in their programs.

Enough about the secondary display, the 15.6-inch main display is also a beast here. The panel here is 120Hz 4K UHD anti-glare IPS with 100% RGB color gamut coverage. Both the main and secondary screens have Adaptive-Sync and are PANTONE validated.

Build and Design

Zephyrus Duo 15 SE has a great build and design due to its all-metal chassis, 20.9mm thickness, 2.4kg weight, and the popular Dot Matrix Design with a ROG logo on the lid. Due to the secondary screen, the keyboard is shifted all the way to the edge. So, the laptop is shipped with a palm rest to assist you. With a 1.4mm key travel distance, the full-sized keyboard here has a glowing red Numpad on the right touchpad along with per-key RGB lighting. It is compatible with other Aura Sync devices.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE (GX551QS)

Performance

As I already mentioned before, this laptop has a single variant launched in Nepal right now and is powered by AMD Ryzen 5900HX running at 90W or 50W when the GPU is active. On the GPU side, we have Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 running at 115W on ROG Boost mode or 130W on Dynamic Boost mode. A 16GB memory kit is soldered onto the motherboard while there is a single slot left that comes with a 16GB 3200MHz kit. You can replace it with a 32GB memory kit if you want as 48GB is the max memory supported here. In terms of storage, you get a 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD from the company itself.

To cool this big chunk of magic, Asus has implemented an improved cooling system (13% improvement company claimed) called Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS+) which allows more power without increasing noise levels. The liquid-metal thermal compound used here helps transfer heat using five heat pipes and four heatsinks with increased surface areas as compared to last gen.

Sound

Keeping in mind of us having to live a year virtually, Asus has improved the in-built microphone with two-way noise cancellation feature for clear communication. Dolby Atmos is supported by the upgraded speakers that provide clear and crisp audio. 3-dimensional precision audio from the speakers also helps users to pinpoint the source of in-game sounds.

Connectivity and Battery

The laptop has all the ports you need i.e., two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, one 3.5mm audio combo jack, one HDMI 2.0b port, one RJ-45 ethernet port, and a microSD 4.0 card reader along with a DC-in charging port. In terms of wireless connectivity, the laptop has the latest Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.

The battery that juices up this beast is a 90Wh battery with 100W fast charging. The company claims that it will charge the laptop from 0 to 50 within 30 minutes which is great to hear.

Specs: ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE



2021 Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
Display15.6-inch, non-touch, anti-glare
UHD 120Hz 8ms, 400-nits, 100% Adobe RGB, Pantone validated + secondary 14-inch, IPS, anti-glare, touch
Weight 2.4 kg without power brick or cables
CPUAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 8C/16T
GPURadeon Vega and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop 16GB (up to 130W when OC) – Active Sync
Memoryup to 48 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (16 GB soldered, 1x DIMM)
Storage2x M.2 NVMe drives
ConnectivityWireless 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Gigabit LAN
Ports2x USB-A 3.2 Gen2, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 1x USB-C Gen2 with data, DP 1.4 and PowerDelivery 3.0, HDMI 2.0b, LAN, microSD card reader, mic/earphone combo
Battery90 Wh, 280 W brick, USB-C charging up to 100W
Size360 mm or 14.17” (w) x 268 mm or 10.55 (d) x 21 mm or .82” (h)
OthersPer-key RGB keyboard, 14″ ScreenPad Plus, quad speakers, No webcam

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE Price in Nepal and Availability

The laptop is available on all ASUS authorized dealers all over Nepal starting from April 1st 2021. For now, only one variant of this laptop has been launched.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE (GX551QS)Price in Nepal (MRP)
Ryzen 9 5900HX, RTX 3080, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSDNRs. 494,444

Also Read: Asus ZenBook 13, 14 Laptops with 11th Gen Intel Core Processor Launched in Nepal

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 (G533QS) Overview

Display

Unlike Zephyrus Duo, this laptop isn’t a dual-screen one. The single main display with thin bezels except for the chin is a 15.6-inch matte IPS panel with FHD resolution. It has 360Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time and Adaptive Sync technology. Thus, the display here is meant for gaming enthusiasts.

Build and Design

It has a smaller, lighter and simpler build that the previous gen. Both the matte metal chassis and aluminum lid are sturdy. What makes this laptop stands out is the presence of RGB elements. There are lightbars around the chassis edges, just below the screen and in the ROG logo on the lid which is compliment by ASUS’s trademark Dot Matrix design. These RGBs can be controlled individually via Aura Creator software. The company also provides buyers with a set of three user-swappable hinge caps to improve the aesthetic of the laptop as per your choice.

The keyboard here has opto-mechanical switches with RGB alongside a large trackpad with embedded numpad.

Performance

Only the top-spec version of this laptop has been launched in Nepal right now and is powered by AMD Ryzen 5900HX running at 90W or 50W when the GPU is active. On the GPU side, we have Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 running at 115W or at 130W on Dynamic Boost mode. A 16GB memory kit is soldered onto the motherboard while there is a single slot left that comes with a 16GB 3200MHz kit. You can replace it with a 32GB memory kit if you want as 48GB is the max memory supported here. In terms of storage, you get a 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD from the company itself.

To cool this laptop, Asus has implemented an improved cooling system. Liquid-metal thermal compound is used here along with new Arc Flow fans to decrease noise levels by 3dB compared to last gen. There is increase thermal headroom due to six heat pipes, four heat sinks and four fan outlets.

Sound

Keeping in mind of us having to live a year virtually, Asus has improved the in-built microphone with two-way noise cancellation feature for clear communication. Dolby Atmos is supported by the upgraded speakers that provide clear and crisp audio.

Connectivity and Battery

The laptop has all the ports you need i.e., three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, one 3.5mm audio combo jack, one HDMI 2.0b port, one RJ-45 ethernet port, and a microSD 4.0 card reader along with a DC-in charging port. The type-C port isn’t Thunderbolt 4 compatible. In terms of wireless connectivity, the laptop has the latest Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.

The battery that juices up this beast is a 90Wh battery with 100W fast charging. The company claims that it will charge the laptop from 0 to 50 within 33 minutes which is great to hear. Company also promises around 12 hours of web browsing on a single charge.

Specs:



ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 (G533QS)
Display15.6-inch, 16:9, non-touch, matte
QHD 2560 x 1440 IPS, 165 Hz with 100% DCI-P3, with AdaptiveSync
Weight2.5 kg without power brick and cables
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 8C/16T
GPUAMD Radeon Vega + Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop 16GB (115W, up to 130W with Dynamic Boost)
Memory32 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (2x DIMMs, up to 64 GB)
Storage2 TB NVMe SSD (2x M.2 PCI x4 slots)
ConnectivityWiFi 6 (Intel AX201) 2×2 with Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8168/8111)
Ports3x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 1x USB-C Gen2 with video, data and charging port, HDMI 2.0b, LAN, headphone & mic port
Battery90 Wh, 240 W power adapter, USB-C charging up to 100W
Size354 mm or 13.94” (w) x 259 mm or 10.2 (d) x 27.2 mm or 1.07” (h)
Othersmechanical per-key RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad, quad speakers, no included webcam, Keystone

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 Price in Nepal and Availability

The laptop is available on all ASUS authorized dealers all over Nepal starting from April 1st 2021. For now, only one variant of this laptop has been launched.

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 (G533QS)Price in Nepal (MRP)
Ryzen 9 5900HX, RTX 3080, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSDNRs. 4,11,111
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