With its thin, lightweight form factor, the Asus ROG Zephyrus GA532DU-AL005T is a viscerally gamerable portable PC that puts on portability. Players are therefore the first targets of this configuration based on a powerful GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q and a processor AMD Quad Core Ryzen 7. The system responsiveness is ensured by the storage Full SSD while the screen borderless IPS 120 Hz offers perfect immersion at this price level. Connectivity is complete, backlit keyboard and autonomy is doing well for mobility. On the other hand, its processor does not compete with a Hexa Core from Intel and the frequency of its screen is not ideal for gamers looking for details.
Specification of Asus ROG Zephyrus GA532DU-AL005T
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD IPS 120Hz Thin Edge 250nits (1920×1080, Matte / Anti-Glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 3750H Zen (2.3 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 35W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (8 GB soldered) DDR4 2666 MHz (24 GB max), 1 slot (free)|
|Storage space||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 free M.2 SSD slot (2280)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 6GB GDDR6 dedicated, Radeon RX Vega 10 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2W speakers, SmartAMP SonicMaster|
|webcam||Yes, 1.3 megapixel with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0b|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||3 USB 3.1 (Gen1) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 4 cells 76Whr|
|Autonomy announced||3 hours|
|Weight||2.1 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||RGB backlit chiclet keyboard (1 zone) with numeric keypad|
Chassis, connectors, Display Asus ROG Zephyrus GA532DU-AL005T
The search for finesse and compactness is the workhorse of all players in the gamer world (Dell, Gigabyte, Acer, MSI …). And on this point, Asus hit hard with his Zephyrus G GA532DU-AL005T and its hull barely 20 mm thick and 2.1 kg . Composed mainly of metal , the case sports quality finishes with a brushed effect on the back of the lid. Its silhouette is sliced and the overall design sober if we omit the ROG logo on the back of the lid
The N-Key Rollover antighosting technology keyboard is backlit on a zone with a large choice of customization (16 million colors).
The screen catches the eye at first glance. And for good reason, highlighted by a thin frame, it sports high-end specifications: IPS panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz . It does not reach the level of fluidity in the action that a slab 144 Hz but the difference is already visible in front of a slab basic (60 Hz). Especially since the angles of vision are excellent thanks to the IPS panel which, let us emphasize it, is generally not noticed for its liveliness. Full HD definition (1920 x 1080px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to make the most of your High Definition content while the matte treatment prevents the ambient brightness from reflecting on the screen, improving the playing comfort (especially in dark scenes).
For its part, if it forgets the card reader and the DisplayPort, the connection is made up with three USB 3.1 Gen1 ports and a USB Type-C Gen2 port . An HDMI output and a Gigabit Ethernet port and a Kensington lock are also seen on the sides and the wireless modules are latest generation Wifi ac and Bluetooth 5.0. Note that the PC is charging via USB-C, a plus for mobility.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ROG Zephyrus GA532DU-AL005T
First and foremost is the latest-generation Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Tigraphics card in its Max-Q design . Unlike the RTX 20 series, the latter only supports Ray-Tracing in small proportions and is therefore destined to succeed the mid-range GTX 10 Pascal cards. Namely, it is tracking the GeForce RTX 2060 in most scenarios in terms of performance. In fact, it is able to compete with intensive players and ensure optimal frequencies in 1080p High on all AAA games with a total of SPF that exceeds 80. Support for creative is also valuable with its 6 Go VRAM GDDR6. Namely that the Max-Q, thought to integrate thin PCs, implies a loss of perfs of the order of 10% on average compared to a standard GTX 1660 Ti.
Opposite, storage is there to promote system responsiveness, not without a small compromise on capacity. In fact, the 512 GB dedicated NVMe PCIe SSDwill contribute to the most responsive execution, shortened download times and an overall brighter environment. The less collectors will be able to house the operating system and all the programs and games. The big advantage of this type of storage in the absence of hard disk is the absence of noise related to HDD and if you occasionally move your PC running, the SSD is more stable against shocks. Good to know, another slot M.2 NVMe is free inside, configurable in RAID0.
AMD has recently renewed its range of CPUs for laptops and this Asus ROG GA532DU-AL005T incorporates the latest Quad Core Ryzen 7 3750H , enough to oppose a little competition against the omnipresence of Intel. Here, the AMD processor can not decently align with the Hexa Core Intel but should hold the comparison with a Quad Core i5-9300H with very well maintained performance over time. In fact, it supports all common tasks and a more complex type of versatile (editing, 3D, lightweight parallelization) with a sufficient fluidity in multitasking thanks to the 8 GB RAM .
Finally, Asus has tried to promote autonomy by integrating into his Zephyrus a battery of good capacity (76 Whr). However, the AMD processor is power hungry, the PC should not take more than 5 hours in common use (web browsing via Wifi).