The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced their next generation gaming line-up, powered by the latest 8th-Generation Intel Core processors.
Products powered by the new processors include the ROG Zephyrus (GX501GI), ROG G703, ROG Strix SCAR Edition, ROG Strix Hero Edition, and ROG Strix GL503 laptops, and the ROG Strix GL12 desktop. All products powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core processors feature Aura Sync technology for gamers to customise lighting to suit their own preferences.
ROG Zephyrus M (GM501):
Powered by the latest Intel 8th-Gen Core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, the ROG Zephyrus claims to be the first laptop to feature an IPS-level display with 144Hz refresh rate and a 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time. The laptop features patented ROG Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) and 12-volt anti-dust fans, that help the laptops’ CPU and GPU to stay cool in the longer gaming sessions. Zephyrus M also features exclusive software that allows users to switch GPU modes according to the task at hand.
ROG Huracan (G21):
ROG Huracan is powered by an 8th-Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. It features a patented magnetically-secured side cover that can be opened to increase airflow to boost CPU and GPU cooling performance and activate Aura lighting effects. Huracan has a 2.5-inch hot-swap bay for an SSD, and a slide-open chassis design to maintain and upgrade components. The laptop features an ESS Sabre DAC and an amplifier on the front audio jack to provide a high-definition sound. In addition, gamers can use Aura Sync to synchronise light effects with other Aura Sync-compatible products.
ROG Zephyrus (GX501GI):
ROG Zephyrus claims to be the world’s slimmest gaming laptop, powered by the latest 8th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Max-Q) graphics. The 15.6-inch Zephyrus features a slim profile and incorporates the ROG-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) — a specially designed cooling system that also includes Anti-Dust Cooling and Fan Over boost technologies. It has an IPS-level panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time with 100 per cent sRGB colour gamut and NVIDIA G-SYNC, that should help for smoother gaming visuals.
ROG G703 is powered by a factory-overclocked 8th-Gen Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. G703 claims to be the first gaming laptop to power 8th-Gen i9 processor. It has a 17.3-inch FHD IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, and anti-glare coating. It also supports HyperDrive Extreme storage that uses exclusive technology to provide gamers with RAID 0 SSD speeds of up to 8700Mbps.
ROG Strix SCAR Edition:
The company claims that ROG Strix SCAR Edition is specifically designed to give gamers a competitive edge in FPS eSports titles like Counter-Strike, Overwatch, and Team Fortress 2. This gaming laptop is powered by up to the latest 8th-Gen Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 10-Series graphics and features an IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for smoother visuals. Strix SCAR Edition also has a desktop-style keyboard with Aura Sync, N-key rollover, and fast-actuating keys.
ROG Strix Hero Edition:
ROG Strix Hero Edition is also designed to give gamers a competitive edge in Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games like League of Legends and Dota 2, as well as RTS and RPG titles. This gaming laptop is powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 10-Series graphics and features a 120Hz display with wide-view technology and a 130 per cent sRGB colour gamut. Strix SCAR Edition also has a desktop-style keyboard with Aura Sync, N-key rollover, and a 20-million-key-press lifespan.
ROG Strix GL503:
ROG Strix GL503 is designed for esports gaming and is powered by the latest 8th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics. It features the patented Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system that expels harmful dust particles and dirt from the system to improve stability and durability. It includes Aura Sync technology so gamers can customise and sync light effects with compatible gaming mice, headsets, and other peripherals.
ROG Strix GL12:
ROG Strix GL12 is powered by 8th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. This gaming desktop features an esports-ready hot-swap bay for a 2.5-inch SSD that allows gamers to remove and replace the drive in seconds, all without having to shut down the system....