ASUS has unveiled a bunch of latest merchandise underneath its Republic of Avid gamers (ROG) model at CES 2021. The corporate is bringing three new notebooks together with the dual-screen ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, Strix SCAR 17, and the distinctive 13-inch ROG Circulation X13 gaming laptop computer with the XG Cellular exterior GPU. ASUS has additionally introduced some new equipment together with the ROG Claymore II gaming keyboard and the ROG Gladius III Wi-fi gaming mouse. Lastly, we now have the brand new 32-inch ROG Swift PG32UQ 4K 144 Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 for console and PC gaming.

ROG Circulation X13

Final yr, ASUS launched the ROG Zephyrus G14, a singular ultra-portable gaming pocket book powered by AMD’s Ryzen 4000 cellular processors. This yr, the corporate goes a step forward with the ROG Circulation X13, a 13-inch ultra-portable gaming laptop computer provided with both a 120Hz FHD panel or a high-res 4K panel protected by Corning Gorilla glass and incorporates a narrow-frame design with assist for contact and stylus enter. Each shows have a 16:10 side ratio, assist Adaptive-Sync and are Pantone Validated. The pocket book additionally comes with a convertible design so you may flip the display screen round as nicely.

The ROG Circulation X13 is powered by as much as an AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS cellular processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. Whereas it’s mentioned to last as long as 10-hours when used for gentle work, the 100-watt USB-C PD charger can cost the pocket book’s battery to 60% in simply 39 minutes.

ASUS ROG XG Mobile eGPU product image


To provide a lift in graphics energy, the machine brings assist for an exterior GPU. That is much like what Razer did a number of years again, however what ASUS is presenting proper now’s a significantly compact cellular exterior GPU enclosure referred to as the XG Cellular. It may well accommodate as much as an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics which sounds fairly loopy contemplating the dimensions. Combining the ROG Circulation X13 with the XG Cellular transforms the pocket book right into a efficiency beast that’s mentioned to be equal to full-sized gaming rigs. The XG Cellular comes with a proprietary eGPU connector that gives 63Gbps of bandwidth solely to graphics, which is technically quicker than Thunderbolt based mostly eGPUs. The XG Cellular additionally incorporates a devoted USB 3.2 Gen 2 hyperlink, that expands the I/O connectivity choices and it additionally has an built-in 280W AC adapter, so it may well cost the pocket book on the similar time.

ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE

The brand new Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is an improve to the Zephyrus Duo 15 from final yr that includes an identical extensive secondary display screen, the ROG ScreenPad Plus. ASUS says that by utilizing the secondary show, avid gamers get the benefit of extra usable onscreen area for gaming and productive duties. Identical to the earlier mannequin, the ScreenPad Plus raises up by a number of levels when the laptop computer show is opened at a snug viewing angle.

The pocket book might be provided with as much as an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX cellular processor and as much as NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics. The show might be provided with a 120Hz 4K panel with 100% Adobe RGB colour area protection or a 300Hz FHD show with a 3ms response time and 100% sRGB colour area protection. Each panels might be PANTONE Validated and have thin-bezel designs and Adaptive-Sync expertise.

Aside from utilizing the secondary show to browse the net, learn emails, chat over prompt messaging apps, ROG has labored intently with builders in addition to partnered with XSplit Gamecaster to permit avid gamers to observe their streams whereas gaming on the primary show. For creators, ROG has partnered with Adobe for extra content material creation instruments accessible on the ScreenPad Plus. Different notable options embrace a  two-way AI Noise-Cancelation characteristic for clear communication, Dolby Atmos, and an upgraded Energetic Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS+) cooling system. The pocket book additionally options new Arc Circulation followers which can be mentioned to extend airflow by 13% over the earlier technology, and ASUS can also be utilizing a liquid steel thermal compound, to chill the AMD CPU.

ROG Strix SCAR 17

Subsequent is the ROG Strix SCAR 17, a robust gaming pocket book powered by the brand new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics and as much as an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX cellular processor. This may be configured with as much as 32GB of DDR-3200 MHz reminiscence with the brand new Arc Circulation followers and liquid-metal cooling. ASUS is aiming for premium eSports gamers with the SCAR 17. It comes with a 17-inch 360Hz FHD panel providing 3ms response time or an elective 165Hz WQHD panel with a DCI-P3 colour gamut. The pocket book additionally comes with a 90Whr battery that’s mentioned to last as long as 12 hours of video playback on a single cost, together with assist for 100-watt USB Kind-C energy adapters.

For those who care about aesthetics, the brand new SCAR 17 is claimed to be extra compact than its predecessor, with a higher-density RGB gentle bar across the entrance fringe of the chassis, an extra gentle strip underneath the show, and a set of three user-swappable hinge caps. ASUS can also be introducing an optical-mechanical keyboard on the pocket book that includes per-key RGB lighting, 1.9 mm key journey, and nil debounce delay. Different options embrace a quad-speaker design and Dolby Atmos sound enhancement, and a two-way AI Noise-Cancelation characteristic.

ROG Swift PG32UQ

We simply witessed Acer saying what it calls the first-ever 40-inch 4K UHD, 144Hz, HDR400 monitor with HDMI 2.1. In the present day, ASUS has launched the ROG Swift PG32UQ which is being touted because the world’s first 32-inch HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor. This one additionally comes with a 144Hz refresh price with a 1ms shifting image response time (MPRT). It comes with two HDMI 2.1 ports to assist as much as 4K visuals at as much as 120Hz on the newest gaming consoles – the Xbox Sequence X|S and the Sony PlayStation 5.

The monitor additionally comes with Show Stream Compression (DSC) expertise, a compression normal for transporting ultra-high-definition video streams throughout a single interface at excessive pace with no perceptible lack of visible high quality. Primarily what meaning is that the monitor helps 4K 144Hz by way of a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection. Different notable options of the monitor embrace G-SYNC compatibility, DisplayHDR 600, 160% sRGB, and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut assist, and is claimed to be manufacturing facility pre-calibrated to make sure Delta E < 2 colour accuracy.

ROG Claymore II and ROG Gladius III Wi-fi

ASUS additionally launched its first mechanical RGB gaming keyboard with its personal ROG RX Blue Optical Mechanical Switches. These switches are designed in a method to supply improved all-around RGB lighting, in addition to near-zero debounce delay. ASUS additionally ensures a 100-million-keypress lifespan and the keyboard comes with a magnetic wrist relaxation and a removable numpad. One can use the keyboard with wired USB-C or 2.4GHz wi-fi connections. The 4000mAh battery on the keyboard is claimed to offer as much as 40-hours of use on a single cost, whereas the USB-C connection helps quick charging or USB passthrough for different gadgets. The keyboard comes with wi-fi Aura Sync lighting and might be provided with ROG RX Pink Switches.

Lastly, the ROG Gladius III Wi-fi gaming mouse is the latest peripheral choice from ASUS ROG which is claimed to supply 19,000-dpi. It comes with tri-mode connectivity with wired, wi-fi 2.4GHz RF, and Bluetooth modes. The mouse comes with a brand new Push-Match Swap Socket II that helps each conventional 3-pin mechanical and 5-pin Omron optical micro switches, permitting simple swapping of switches. There may be zero-click latency and the mouse incorporates a versatile, low-drag ROG Paracord cable.

Pricing and Availability

All three notebooks together with the ROG Circulation X13, ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, and ROG Strix SCAR 17 might be accessible within the first quarter of 2021. The brand new ROG Swift PG32UQ gaming monitor and new peripherals might be made accessible in Q2 2021.


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