ASUS ROG has announced ROG Spring 2019 collection, an updated lineup of its entire gaming laptop family. The collection mixes all-new models with refreshed systems to balance the performance required by gamers, content creators and power users with the convenience of creature comforts that enhance everyday use. Check out the details of the new products below!
ROG Mothership comes in a revolutionary design. Instead of lying flat on a desk, it stands tall to give the cooling system more access to airflow at the back. The keyboard separates and folds for maximum flexibility, giving freedom to position it for the perfect stance, and connecting wired or wirelessly depending on the scenario. Detaching the keyboard reveals a row of 4 speakers that are aimed directly at the user, creating an effective sound bar right beneath the display.
It is surprisingly slim at 29.9mm thanks to the CNC-machined body. It has display options for both hardcore gamers or serious content creators too. It has an ultrafast FHD panel refreshes at 144Hz with a 3ms response time for gamers to enjoy ultimate FPS experience. Meanwhile, the 60Hz 4K UHD alternative offers the best balance for creative pursuits, with incredible detail and full Adobe RGB colour space coverage.
G703 sticks to a traditional laptop form factor by employing larger heatsinks and fans to achieve the same cooling performance as ROG Mothership. It can sit on a lap in a pinch, which will be really convenient especially when on location or on the road. Despite being rooted in tradition, G703 still incorporates enough technology and features to ride the cutting edge.
Zephyrus S GX701
With its thin 18.7 mm chassis and super narrow bezel design, Zephyrus S GX701 is the most compact 17-inch gaming laptop ever. It’s available with up to a GeForce RTX 2080 GPU pushed to 1230MHz at 100W with ROG Boost. Its PANTONE Validated display features a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. The ROG exclusive GPU switch allows you to toggle between NVIDIA G-SYNC mode for better gaming experience and Optimus mode for longer battery life, while a bigger 76Wh battery further extends run times.
A special version of Zephyrus S GX701 is also available with an HDR panel that boasts over a billion colors with full coverage of the BT.709 color space. It has higher brightness, better contrast, and localized dimming across 15 backlight zones. HDR only works in Optimus mode, so there’s no GPU switch or NVIDIA G-SYNC on this model, and gaming with high dynamic range is limited to titles that support the native Windows API for HDR.
It comes with a Per-key RGB backlighting keyboard with an integrated volume roller conveniently within reach of the left hand. It is complete with backlight brightness that changes automatically to match the volume. Instead of compromising with a basic webcam in the bezel, ROG uses a much better external unit that captures high-resolution 1080p footage at 60 fps.
Zephyrus S GX531
Zephyrus S GX531 delivers high-end gaming components with a remarkably compact body. The slender profile measures just 15 mm thin and incorporates a 15.6-inch display with super-narrow bezels, so it can easily fit into bags normally used for smaller laptops.
It also lowers its profile without scaling back on specifications. Innovative AAS cooling take the GeForce RTX 2080 up to the same ROG Boost speed as the larger GX701. There is also a choice of cutting-edge displays depending on your needs – whether you need a faster 240Hz refresh rate or higher dynamic range. The smaller Zephyrus S GX531 is a more focused alternative for people who prioritize portability above all.
Zephyrus S GX502
It’s the most versatile Zephyrus yet, adopting a more traditional keyboard layout that works better in cramped quarters and on a lap. The palm rest hides honeycomb reinforcements that make the chassis stiffer where it’s needed most. Soft-touch paint adds a smooth finish that repels fingerprints and adds a subtle sparkle. It is only 18.9 mm thin and weighing only 2 kg too.
Augmented AAS cooling allows the GeForce RTX 2070 equipped model to scale up to 1540MHz at 115W with ROG Boost in Turbo Mode. GX502 keeps up with the larger Strix SCAR III, and can also be outfitted with the latter’s 240Hz/3ms panel. The esports-grade PANTONE Validated display makes fast-paced shooters silky-smooth and crystal-clear while guaranteeing accurate colors for content creators. The ROG exclusive GPU switch can toggle between NVIDIA G-SYNC for better gaming experience and Optimus for longer battery life.
Zephyrus M GU502
It has a choice of PANTONE Validated 144Hz and 240Hz display options with 3ms response times. USB-C charging support remains along with NVIDIA Optimus technology, helping the laptop last longer when away from a power source.
With up to GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs, there’s enough graphics power to push triple-digit frame rates in popular games. The chip doesn’t require AAS to stay cool; even without it, the thermal module’s powerful fans and quad heatsinks are effective enough to clock the GPU up to 1435MHz at 90W with ROG Boost in Turbo Mode.
Although it lacks an expanding vent, the chassis is nearly identical to that of GX502. The same structurally-reinforced magnesium alloy finished with a soft-touch skin adds a touch of class on Zephyrus M. Aura Sync keyboard backlighting can be personalized, while the optional per-key control allows for custom layouts. It supports dual NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 and comes with a connectivity payload including dual display outputs.
Zephyrus G GA502
It brings ultraslim gaming down to more affordable prices, but without compromising performance by pairing GeForce graphics with an AMD Ryzen CPU. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU is clocked up to 1335MHz at 60W with ROG Boost. It delivers solid frame rates with reliable smoothness, reaching into high-refresh territory on the optional 120Hz display.
Added to that is the Ryzen 7 mobile APU with quad cores and eight threads to blaze through everyday work. It’s power-efficient as well, stretching battery life up to seven hours. Dual external displays are supported via HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort over USB-C and HDMI. Ample USB connectivity keeps vital devices connected, while Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Gigabit Ethernet provide flexible networking options.
Despite its gaming roots, its clean lines and white keyboard backlighting give Zephyrus G an understated appearance that works well at LAN parties, or in casual settings like classrooms or coffee shops.
ROG Strix Scar III and Hero III
The latest Strix series laptops are available in 15.6-inch (G531) and 17.3-inch (G731) sizes with ultra-narrow bezels. These mid-sized models are available in SCAR III and Hero III versions optimized for esports dominance, along with affordable Strix G configurations that focus on core gaming features.
Inspired by a collaboration with BMW Designworks Group, the new Strix series comes with raised ridges that race across the laptop’s spine and down the deck. Scissor-door hinges sit slightly forward to make more room for the extra ventilation in the 3D Flow Zone at the back, and an asymmetrical cut-out under the display avoids interfering with surrounding airflow.
Strix SCAR III reflects its shooter inspiration with a Gunmetal Grey motif and carbon wave pattern on the interior, while Hero III wears Midnight Black punctuated by stealthy cybertext slashed across the palm rest. Both designs split contrasting surfaces on metal lids that add a more premium feel.
The personalized style enabled by Aura Sync lighting extends into the environment with an optional light bar that wraps around the front and sides of the body. It casts a customizable glow onto the table below, allowing to set an illuminated accent that fits any mood, from a neon vaporwave fade to something more subdued.
ROG Boost takes the GPU up to 1440MHz at 115W, while CPU options scale up to the Core i9-9880H. The 240Hz refresh rate display found in SCAR III provides a competitive edge in high-level play, especially in fast-paced FPS games. The 144Hz alternative is still incredibly fast; its 3ms grey-to-grey response time matches the 240Hz panel and produces a particularly clear picture in motion, with minimal blurring or ghosting.
ROG Strix G offers excellent value in a versatile laptop that can handle work and school in between gaming sessions. The GeForce GTX 16 series has the right price-performance ratio to fit the its profile, complete with an upgraded video encoder that enables smooth, high-quality capture for streamers. Strix G can be configured with up to an Intel Core i79750H CPU with six cores and 12 threads, and a GeForce GTX 2070 GPU and 144Hz display.
It is available with up to four-zone Aura Sync lighting for the keyboard. It also comes with the same great Strix cooling and all the essentials, including RangeBoost for the Gigabit Wi-Fi, HDMI 2.0b output for 4K monitors and TVs, and support for G-SYNC monitors via DisplayPort over USB-C on models with GeForce RTX graphics.
For more details on the price and release date, you can stay tuned to the official ROG Facebook.