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Asus has released a gaming laptop that’s nearly as thin as Apple’s latest MacBook Pro, but is cheaper and much, much more powerful.

It’s called the ROG Zephyrus, and it’s a beautifully-designed machine with a clever trick to keep itself from overheating when you’re playing graphics-intensive video games.

Now, I’m not exactly comparing the $2,700 Zephyrus to the $2,800 MacBook Pro, as the two laptops are designed with different users in mind. And the MacBook Pro has features that the Zephyrus doesn’t, which could help account for the MacBook Pro’s higher price tag despite its comparatively lesser power.

Still, the Zephyrus is a force to be reckoned with: It combines a sleek, slim design with powerful performance and the quiet operation that’s coveted among the gaming community.

YouTube channels Linus Tech Tips and NCIX Tech Tips tested the Zephyrus, check it out: