New year, new CES, and this one’s for ROG and their line-up for the year 2021. If you haven’t seen the virtual launch event, you can check it out here for yourself. There’s a staggering array of products for you to explore through the ROG Citadel XV experience you can download on Steam. Enough of that though, let’s see what’s in store in your future with ROG!
ROG FLOW X13
This 13-inch ultraportable gaming laptop can carry up to an AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS mobile processor CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. The CPU is energy efficient to help prolong battery life, giving the machine up to 10 hours of gaming on a full charge, and a a lightweight, 100-watt USB-C® PD charger that can charge an empty battery to 60% in just 39 minutes when you need it.
The Flow X13 comes with a flip design to flip the 120 Hz FHD panel or a high-res 4K panel Corning® Gorilla® Glass screen 360° for various scenarios. It has a narrow-frame design with support for touch and stylus input. Both choices of display have a 16:10 aspect ratio, support Adaptive-Sync and are Pantone® Validated for superb color accuracy. Audio wise, you get two down-firing speakers and Dolby Atmos technology, assisted with Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation.
Pair it up with XG Mobile, an external GPU with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 graphics, for the equivalent for full-sized gaming rigs. A proprietary eGPU connector dedicates 63 Gbps of bandwidth exclusively to graphics, resulting in significantly higher performance than Thunderbolt™ eGPUs. The graphical performance boost from XG Mobile gives Flow X13 the versatility to handle content creation, AAA gaming and work on the go, as well as hardcore gaming at home.
XG Mobile also includes a dedicated USB 3.2 Gen 2 link, which feeds an I/O hub with extra connectivity, and an integrated 280W AC adapter, which powers both XG Mobile and Flow X13 so that users don’t need to carry an additional power brick.
The cooling system of Flow X13 is fine-tuned for high performance in a small chassis. ROG is the first to apply AMD CPUs with liquid metal in mass-produced laptops. Flow X13 has three heatsinks and fan outlets, and new Arc Flow fans that improve airflow by up to 15% without increasing noise. A self-cleaning thermal module also ensures reliable performance over time. ROG offers multiple operating modes so users can tune the cooling system for different requirements.
ROG ZEPHYRUS DUO 15 SE
This machine comes packing ROG’s ScreenPad Plus for more usable onscreen space for gaming or productivity. The ScreenPad Plus raises a few degrees when the laptop display is opened for a comfortable viewing angle. The ultraslim Zephyrus Duo 15 comes with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, and a 120 Hz 4K display with 100% Adobe RGB color space coverage or a 300 Hz FHD display with a 3 ms response time and 100% sRGB color space coverage. Both panels are PANTONE Validated and feature thin-bezel designs and Adaptive-Sync technology.
Use the ScreenPad Plus to browse the web, read emails, chat over instant messaging apps, or to stream or record gameplay. ROG has worked with developers for additional interactive content on the secondary display, like partnering with XSplit Gamecaster to allow gamers to monitor their streams while gaming on the main display or with Adobe for additional content creation tools for some of its creative software.
The built-in Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation feature offers clear communication, while the upgraded speakers provide crisp and rich audio. The inclusion of Dolby Atmos brings entertainment to life, giving users exceptional audio quality when listening to music, as well as providing three-dimensional precision audio to allow users to pinpoint the source of in-game sounds.
The upgraded Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS+) cooling system allows more power to be fed to the CPU and GPU without increasing noise levels. The design provides an air intake underneath the secondary display to aid cooling. It features new Arc Flow fans that increase airflow by 13% over the previous generation, transfers heat from the AMD CPU with a liquidmetal thermal compound, and uses five heat pipes and four heatsinks with increased surface area.
ROG STRIX SCAR 17
As you might expect from the name, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 is a gaming powerhouse that can carry up to GeForce RTX 3080 graphics and up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor CPU and up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR-3200 MHz memory, with new fans and liquid-metal cooling.
Designed as the ultimate portable esports machine, SCAR 17 offers superfast visuals on the world’s fastest laptop display, a 360 Hz FHD panel with a 3 ms response time. An optional 165 Hz WQHD panel combines fluidity with higher detail and a DCI-P3 color gamut. Both options have Adaptive-Sync technology, and ROG engineers worked on reducing the bezel size to offer a larger screen-to-body ratio for more immersive gaming. It’s more compact than its predecessor, including a a higher-density RGB light bar around the front edge of the chassis, an additional light strip under the display, a set of three user-swappable hinge caps and a bold new aesthetic inspired by athletic gear.
SCAR 17 has a quad-speaker design and Dolby Atmos sound enhancement to give gamers a competitive edge, allowing them to accurately pinpoint the source of in-game noises like footsteps or gunfire. The built-in Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation feature filters out ambient noises for crystal-clear in-game communication, even when gaming in noisy environments.
The larger 90 Wh battery now provides up to 12 hours of video playback on a single charge, with support for fast charging and compatibility with 100-watt USB Type-C power adapters.
The optical mechanical keyboard of SCAR 17 features per-key RGB lighting, 1.9 mm key travel and zero debounce delay for near-instantaneous inputs. The trackpad is also 85% larger than the one found on the previous model, making it easier to use while on the go.
A refined cooling system extracts peak performance from SCAR 17 while lowering noise levels by 3 dB compared to the last generation. Refinements include the use of a liquid-metal thermal compound on the AMD CPU, new Arc Flow fans with special blade tips that reduce turbulence with an aerodynamic wave pattern and a more efficient self-cleaning cooling system.
ROG SWIFT PG32UQ
The world’s first 32-inch HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor features a 144 Hz IPS panel with a 1ms moving picture response time (MPRT), and two HDMI 2.1 ports to support up to 4K visuals at up to 120 Hz. With Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology, you can enjoy ultra-high definition video streams across a single interface at high speed with no perceptible loss of visual quality, allowing support of up to 4K 144 Hz visuals via a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection.
The PG32UQ is also G-SYNC compatible ready, assisted by ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB Sync) technology and ASUS Variable Overdrive technology for consistently smooth visuals at variable frame rates. For color performance, PG32UQ is DisplayHDR™ 600 compliant, has 160% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut support, and is factory pre-calibrated to ensure Delta E < 2 color accuracy. ROG Swift PG32UQ will be available at the end of the first quarter of 2021.
ROG CLAYMORE II
Here comes the first mechanical RGB gaming keyboard to feature ROG RX Blue Optical Mechanical Switches, which employ a hollow-square stem design and embedded RGB LEDs for all-around per-key lighting. Enjoy near-zero debounce delay so keys are immediately triggered the moment they are pressed. The hollow-square stem, four keycap corner latches, and X-stabilizer mechanism ensure consistent wobble-free keystrokes, while the 100-million-keypress lifespan ensures extreme durability. Claymore II is also available with ROG RX Red Switches.
It also comes with a magnetic wrist rest and a detachable numpad that can be attached to either side of the 80% keyboard to suit various play styles and gaming setups. The numpad includes four media control keys that can be customized for productivity shortcuts or macro commands, it also has a volume scroll wheel for adjustments.
The wired USB-C® and 2.4 GHz RF wireless connections ensure lag-free connectivity. The 4000 mAh battery provides up to 40 hours of use on a single charge, the USB-C connection also supports fast charging or USB passthrough for other devices. In addition, Claymore II also has wireless Aura Sync lighting and the Armoury Crate software utility for a multitude of customization options.
ROG GLADIUS III WIRELESS
ROG Gladius III Wireless is an ergonomic 19,000 dpi gaming mouse with advanced tri-mode connectivity with wired, wireless 2.4 GHz RF and Bluetooth modes. The new and exclusive Push-Fit Switch Socket II supports both traditional 3-pin mechanical and 5-pin Omron optical micro switches, allowing the user to tailor button click and feel to suit their preferences. Users can also replace worn-out switches to prolong the lifespan of the mouse. Revolutionary zero-click latency delivers real-time reaction, while the flexible, low-drag ROG Paracord cable and round-edged 100% TPFE ROG Omni mouse feet ensure a smooth glide. A wired version of ROG Gladius III is also available.
Stay tuned to the upcoming ROG Malaysia official local launch announcement for the availability and pricing.