ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021) specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021) including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)

Availability

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
Released2021
Release DateAnnounced on May 11, 2021
ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021) Price
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 165Hz IPS Type QHD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB SSD, Per-Key RGB Keyboard, Thunderbolt 4, Windows 10, GX703HM-DB76
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 165Hz IPS Type QHD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB SSD, Per-Key RGB Keyboard, Thunderbolt 4, Windows 10, GX703HM-DB76
By ASUS
$3,898.00
Asus 2023 MUX ROG Zephyrus G14, Thin & Light Gaming Laptop, 14"" QHD (16:10) 165Hz Display, AMD Ryzen 9-7940HS, NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4060, with Cloth(32GB|2TB), White
Asus 2023 MUX ROG Zephyrus G14, Thin & Light Gaming Laptop, 14"" QHD (16:10) 165Hz Display, AMD Ryzen 9-7940HS, NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4060, with Cloth(32GB|2TB), White
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ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop 2023 Newest, 16" QHD 240Hz Display, 13th Gen Intel Core i9 13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 11 Home
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop 2023 Newest, 16" QHD 240Hz Display, 13th Gen Intel Core i9 13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 11 Home
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ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2023) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” QHD 240Hz, GeForce RTX 4070, AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, 32GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11 Pro, Per-Key RGB Keyboard, G713PI-XS96
ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2023) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” QHD 240Hz, GeForce RTX 4070, AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, 32GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11 Pro, Per-Key RGB Keyboard, G713PI-XS96
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$1,799.99
$2,199.99 18% OFF
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 Gaming Laptop 16.0" 165 Hz FHD+WVA (Intel i7-13620H, GeForce RTX 4060 8GB, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, (One Zone) RGB KYB, Thunderbolt 4, WiFi 6E, Win11H) w/DKZ Hub
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 Gaming Laptop 16.0" 165 Hz FHD+WVA (Intel i7-13620H, GeForce RTX 4060 8GB, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, (One Zone) RGB KYB, Thunderbolt 4, WiFi 6E, Win11H) w/DKZ Hub
By ASUS
$1,309.00

Exterior

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
Dimensions15.51” x 10.39” x 0.78” (394 x 264 x 19.9 mm)
Weight5.73 lbs (2.60 kg)
Colors
Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size backlit chicklet keyboard
    5° angle lift 1.9 mm key travel 0.15 keycap dish Per-Key RGB Aura Sync N key rollover
  • Hotkeys
    Volume up Volume down Microphone mute ROG Armoury Crate
  • Integrated Fingerprint Sensor
  • Trackpad - 125% larger and more accurate matte glass precision trackpad.

Display

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
Size17.3 Inches
Info
  • 17.3” 4K UHD 120Hz Display
    16:9 Aspect Ratio 3840 x 1600 IPS 120Hz refresh rate 3ms response time 500-nits Dolby Vision Patone Validated 100% DCI-P3 Anti-Glare
  • 17.3” WQHD 165Hz Display
    16:9 Aspect Ratio 3840 x 1600 IPS 120Hz refresh rate 3ms response time Nvidia G-Sync Patone Validated 100% DCI-P3 Anti-Glare

Ports

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
Ports
ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021) Ports
Image Source: ASUS
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    with USB 4 Type-C, DisplayPort™ 1.4 and  100W Power Delivery 3.0.
  • 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
    Supports DisplayPort™ and  100W Power Delivery 3.0.
  • 3 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1 x RJ-45 jack
  • 1 x SD Card Reader 
    Supports UHS-II up to 312 MB/s.
  • 1 x 3.5mm Audio jack
  • 1 x DC-in

Internal Specs

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.60 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H1,466100.00%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H1,43097.54%
01,466

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H7,90897.38%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H8,121100.00%
08,121
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
MemoryUp to 48GB DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM
1 x 16GB on-board memory and 1 x SO-DIMM slot up to 32GB of DDR4 SDRAM.
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 - 6GB GDDR6
    Supports ROG Boost up to 1802MHz at 115W (130W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 - 8GB GDDR6
    Supports ROG Boost up to 1660MHz at 125W (140W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 - 16GB GDDR6
    Supports ROG Boost up to 1645MHz at 125W (140W with Dynamic Boost).
Storage
  • Single
    • 512GB 1TB
      M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • Dual
    • 2 x 512GB 2 x 1TB
      M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
      Supports RAID 0.
  • Triple
    • 3 x 512GB 3 x 1TB
      M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
      Supports RAID 0.

Connectivity

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Battery

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
Size90 Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
Power Supply
  • 280W power adaptor
    Propriety charger.
  • Supports charging via USB-C
    Supports USB Type-C PD 3.0 up to 10W.

Software

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
OSWindows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate 1M Xbox Game Pass GameVisual Scenario Profiles Multiwheel Android/iOS App Office 365 Trial

Camera & Audio

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
CameraHD Front-facing camera
720p (1280 x 720) camera.
Audio
  • 2 x 1W tweeter with Smart Amp Technology
  • Audio by Dolby Atmos
  • Built-in array microphone
  • AI mic noise-canceling

Misc

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
SensorsThe fingerprint sensor on the power button
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Kensington Lock
  • Fingerprint Authentication
In the box
  • ROG Ranger BP2701 Gaming Backpack
  • ROG Delta headset
  • ROG Chakram Core mouse P511
  • TYPE-C, 100W AC Adapter
    Output: 20V DC, 5A, 100W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal

Key Features

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
At Glance
Released in Mid
2021
16:9
17.3”
1600p 165Hz
Weight
5.73 lb
2.60 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-11900H
8C/16T, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,430
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,121
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
48GB
3200 MHz DDR4
ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021) Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3080
16GB GDDR6 125W TGP

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021).

Supports Windows 11

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021) exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-11800H → Intel Core i9-11900H
4GB RAM16GB → 48GB
64GB Drive512GB → 6TB
2 Cores CPU8 cores
Upgradable storage

ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021) comes with three M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install additional SSDs to expand the storage on the device. Learn more

Storage SlotsROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
M.2x3
Upgradable memory

The ROG Zephyrus S17 (2021) has an onboard memory module and an additional RAM slot for expansion. Learn more

MemoryROG Zephyrus S17 (2021)
Slotsx0,1
TypeDDR4
Speed3200 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6 125W TGP