ASUS Unveils New Gaming Laptops and Accessories
There's no such thing as good enough when it comes to technology for gaming! When we heard that ASUS was announcing a slew of new devices to satisfy our gaming needs this week, we got excited. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect from the Taiwanese company in 2021!
ASUS TUF Dash F15 Gaming Laptop
It looks like ASUS has upgraded its TUF (The Ultimate Force) lineup of laptops with a new entry - the TUF Dash F15. Packed with the latest generation of Intel Core processors (i7-11375H) and a GeForce 3070, this device is no slouch when it comes to gaming. With a 15" chassis, 19.9m profile, 2kg weight, and Type-C charging with up to 16.6 hours of battery life, you'll be able to game on the go. It also features MIL-STD-810H military standards durability, so you know it'll be safe despite any accidental bumps you might have on the road. No pricing and availability date yet.
ASUS ROG Flow X13 Convertible Gaming Laptop and XG Mobile external GPU
Another gaming laptop, this time for the Republic of Gamers (ROG) series, the ROG Flow X13 features a 13" display and a 360 degree hinge which gives it 3 different modes - laptop, tent or tablet. It is 15.8mm thin and only weighs 1.3kg. Specs include an AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS CPU, GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, and either 4K Ultra HD or 120Hz Full HD Displays.
If you need a bigger punch when it comes to the graphics department, you can hook it up to the XG Mobile external GPU through a custom PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. This gives the laptop a GeForce RTX 3080 to play with - perfect for running more graphics-intensive games. However, if you need the portability, you can simply disconnect the external GPU for extra mobility.
No word on pricing or availability either, but we suspect it's not going to be cheap!
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE
If you want to stand out at your next LAN party or you want a laptop with even more functionality than a regular one, you might want to check out the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE. An updated version of the Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550 (the world's first 300Hz gaming laptop with a dual-screen and liquid metal cooling), this model is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU.
Not much to say other than the jaw-dropping price tag of its predecessor (RM19k) which will probably be the case here, but if you're looking for the ultimate flex, this is probably it!
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17
If you think that the 300Hz display in the Zephyrus Duo isn't enough for you, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 might be right up your alley. Powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 9500HX CPU and a GeForce RTX 3080, it packs a 360Hz Full HD display with 3ms response time. Talk about fluid gaming! With a 90Wh battery for up to 12 hours of video playback on a single charge and fast charging over USB Type C, you can game non-stop on this device. No word on pricing, but it should be cheaper than the previously mentioned dual-screen behemoth!
ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ
Onto accessories and displays, the ROG Swift PG32UQ is touted as the world's first 32" HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor with a 144Hz IPS panel and 1ms moving picture response time. With support for 4K at 120Hz over HDMI 2.1 or 4K at 144Hz over DisplayPort, this gaming monitor will be one to lookout for if you're looking to upgrade from Full HD gaming. No word on pricing but it's slated to arrive end of Q1 2021.
ASUS ROG Claymore II
A new mechanical keyboard from ASUS which features their new ROG RX Blue or Red Optical Mechanical Switches. These optical switches feature a hollow-square stem design and embedded RGD LEDs for all-around per-key lighting and less light bleed - for those of you who need that RGB bling. What's interesting about the ASUS ROG Claymore II is its detachable numpad - place it on the left or right of the main cluster, or remove it altogether if you need the tablespace. It also features USB Type C or wireless connectivity (up to 40 hours on a single charge). No word on pricing or availability either.
ASUS ROG Gladius III Wireless
Lastly, we have the ROG Gladius III Wireless gaming mouse - 19,000 dpi and wireless 2.4GHz RF and Bluetooth modes (as well as wired) connectivity. What's interesting about the mouse is its Push-Fit Socket II feature which will allow you to replace the Omron optical micro switches on it. If your clicks are malfunctioning, just swap out the switch with something new and you're good to go. You can also change switches around if you're in the mood for a different feel. Nice to see mice manufacturers head in this direction - hopefully it becomes more common across the board in the future. Stay tuned for pricing and availability.
There's going to be plenty of tech announcements this week for gamers - what devices or laptops are you looking forward to? Head to ASUS' website for official product specs. Stay tuned to eGG Network for more details!