ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that its latest gaming systems, including the ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) gaming laptop and the ROG Huracan (G21) gaming desktop, powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors. Other products featuring 8th-Gen Intel Core processors include the ROG Zephyrus (GX501GI), ROG G703, ROG Strix SCAR Edition, ROG Strix Hero Edition, the ROG Strix GL12 desktop, and the H370 and B360 Series Motherboards. All products powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core processors feature Aura Sync technology for gamers to customize lighting to suit their own preferences.
ROG Zephyrus M (GM501)
The ROG Zephyrus M provides users with gaming desktop levels of performance in a compact package. As well as being the world’s slimmest gaming laptop powered by both an 8th Generation Intel Core CPU and full-power NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, it’s also the first such laptop to feature an IPS-level display with a superfast 144Hz refresh rate and ultra-responsive 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time. The patented ROG Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) and 12-volt anti-dust fans ensure its high-performance CPU and GPU stay cool during marathon gaming sessions. The Zephyrus M also features exclusive software that allows users to switch GPU modes according to the task at hand.
ROG Huracan (G21)
The ROG Huracan is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics for extreme gaming performance. It features a patented magnetically-secured side cover that can be opened to increase airflow for better cooling, enable a CPU and GPU performance boost, and activate special Aura lighting effects. Huracan has a 2.5-inch hot-swap bay for an SSD, and a slide-open chassis design that makes it easy to maintain and upgrade components. An ESS Sabre DAC and amplifier on the front audio jack provide high-fidelity sound. In addition, gamers can use Aura Sync to synchronize light effects with other Aura Sync-compatible products.
ROG Zephyrus (GX501GI)
The ROG Zephyrus is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop that’s powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Max-Q) graphics. The 15.6-inch Zephyrus features an ultra-slim profile and incorporates the ROG-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) – a specially designed cooling system that also includes Anti-Dust Cooling and Fan Overboost technologies. It has an IPS-level panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, 100% sRGB color gamut and NVIDIA G-SYNC for flawless gaming visuals.
The ROG G703 is powered by up to a factory-overclocked 8th Generation Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics for unrivaled gaming prowess. 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. HyperDrive Extreme storage uses exclusive technology to provide gamers with RAID 0 SSD speeds of up to 8700MB/s – the fastest ever found in a laptop.
ROG Strix SCAR Edition
The ROG Strix SCAR Edition is designed to give gamers a competitive edge in first-person shooter (FPS) esports titles like Counter-Strike , Overwatch , and Team Fortress 2. This gaming laptop is powered by up to the latest 8th Generation 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 supersmooth visuals. The Strix SCAR Edition also has a desktop-style keyboard with Aura Sync, N-key rollover, and fast-actuating keys.
ROG Strix Hero Edition
The ROG Strix Hero Edition is 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% sRGB color gamut. The Strix Hero Edition also has a desktop-style keyboard with Aura Sync, N-key rollover, and a 20 million keypress lifespan.
ROG Strix GL12
The ROG Strix GL12 is powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. This gaming desktop has a striking, unconventional design and 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.