In 2006, Asus launched its Republic of Gamers product line, which includes hardware designed specifically to meet the needs of the video player's audience. For nearly a decade and a half, ROG has become one of the most popular brands in this field, and the Taiwanese have introduced their latest products in Istanbul, which not only offer the strongest components but also represent a new line of design.
Asus made three product categories for the show in Turkey: on the one hand, three variations of the Zephyrus notebook were blown up, and we can also use Strix Scar III and Strix Hero III designed specifically for e-sports, as well as the Strix model G cheaper.
Asus Zephyrus: Take It All
Among the machines that can be seen in Istanbul, the peak is clearly Asus Zephyrus S GX502 represented by one of the latest Intel 9th generation processors, the i7-9750H, which is based on 2.6 GHz, but can have up to 4.5 GHz.
With a maximum of 32 GB of memory available for the laptop, the optional 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB SSD and a graphics controller for a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB or an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB our vote. Whatever the model purchased, it's basically right to have the machine for a while
not even play video games at the higher settings.
At the same time, the Taiwanese not only crushed the worst Zephyrus, but the screen was not crushed: the 15.6-inch IPS Full HD panel works with up to 240 Hz image refresh and less than 3 ms response time. And if that's not enough, we're talking about a Pantone-certified screen, so it's not just a perfect gaming machine, but it's also good for producing content, whether for editing images and videos, publishing or other graphics.
Of course, in addition to normal performance and display, cooling is also important, as no one likes to touch or work on turbine noise. To eliminate this, the Active Aerodynamic System provides the same ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) we tested earlier. Specifically, when the laptop is opened, the bottom of the device increases greatly, giving fans more room to "breathe".
According to the manufacturer, this solution is 22% more efficient than the traditionally closed systems, but not just the bottom of the laptop, but the six cooler tubes below the cover, which is the processor, video card and camcorder , play an important role in the airflow. feeds the heat from the feeder to the raised base for better breathing.
This in itself can be quite tempting for most players, but the purchase can be influenced by not negligible factors in a positive direction, such as the USB-Cs charger that meets the current needs, the 7.1 sound system or the inevitable light RGB background of game devices This time, you can customize it completely with the right software.
The Zephyrus S GX502 still does not have an official price, but it's worth noting that being a high end machine, its price will be extremely high, well over $ 600,000, so anyone who wants a portable power plant will have to keep their pocket hard.
The good news, however, is that Asus also thought of those who can not touch a small fortune on such a machine, so this year there will be more modest models with a slightly more affordable price. Zephyrus M GU502 and the entry level in the video player segmentation segment Zephyrus G GA502.
For the Zephyrus M GU502, you do not have to give up the new Intel Core i7-9750H processor and the dedicated gaming screen, but you need to get less with your video card. With this model, you can choose between the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB or the GTX 1660 Ti 6GB – and this is still the level at which you do not have to compromise if you have problems with the graphics settings of the games. .
The smaller brother, the Zephyrus G GA502, has a stronger change, since we only have an AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor, which is complemented by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, but there is also the option of 32 GB Get in your hands with the RAM. At the same time, the mass storage space can be up to 512 GB, and the screen needs to be accessed with a 120 Mhz panel. In return, this machine will certainly be under $ 400,000 in stores – in Europe at some point during the summer, like the other two models.
Strix, or focus on e-sport
E-sport is big business, and Asus is aware of that, which is why ROG has launched the Strix product line, which this year is trying to get the most out of rival video game users. Those who follow the growth range of the Taiwanese manufacturer each year probably will not be surprised by the names: Strix SCAR III and Strix HERO III.
Both models are available with the Intel Core i7-9750H already mentioned, but here you have the opportunity to choose an Intel Core i5-9300H a bit weaker (but cheaper), or if you have the power, you can decide on the Intel Core i9-9880H in which up to 4.7 Ghz clock is available.
Both machines will be available with 15.6-inch (G531) and 17.3-inch (G731) displays, up to 240 Hz, and RAM with 32 GB, and the biggest difference in hardware is the SCAR Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 is the end of the optional video card, while the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 HERO represents the ceiling.
In addition, the two models were not only updated hardware and design, but Asus introduced the so-called Keystone accessory in these machines. This is more similar to a small pendrive, which can be inserted into the direct opening of the machine on the side. The "key" of the trapeze is equipped with NFC chips and minimal memory, so you can remember our Asus AURA Snyc settings (player profiles, RGB color settings, etc.), which can be useful if you do not want to have fun on a Keystone-compatible machine with customization.
An additional step is that the add-on to NFC is also a good way to identify: the encrypted part of ASP can be unlocked. In other words, the hidden partition or the content copied to the drive will only be available on the drive if the Keystone is well inserted.
Finally, you should not forget that Strix also has an economical model: this ROG Strix G, which can be selected with Intel Core i7-9750H or Intel Core i5-9300H, comes with a GeForce RTX 2070 video card, up to 32GB of RAM and 1 With TB storage. The monitor may be 15 or 17 inches, but here the 144 Hz image refresh should be stopped at the maximum and Keystone accessories.