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CES 2022: Asus unveils latest ROG gaming laptops and desktops

The devices are refreshed with the latest Intel and AMD processors.

At the CES 2022, during The Rise of Gamers launch event, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiled a slew of new gaming devices. With a new operating system Windows 11, fresh new CPUs from Intel and AMD, GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA, and an entirely new form factor, the company unveiled ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, Zephyrus G14, Strix SCAR, and Strix G Series laptops. In addition to this Asus also introduced the ROG Strix GT15 gaming PC with updated Intel and Nvidia RTX graphics.

ROG Strix SCAR and Strix G

The new ROG Strix SCAR is powered by Windows 11 Pro, a high-refresh display, and ROG Intelligent Cooling with Liquid Metal Conductonaut Extreme. It features up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU at 150W with Dynamic Boost. A MUX Switch assures top-tier GPU performance, while PCIe 4.0 x4 storage speeds up load times and DDR5 4800MHz RAM provides enough capacity for multitasking.

In addition to this, the gaming laptop will be available in 15-inch and 17-inch sizes, with the 15-inch variant having three IPS display options: QHD 240Hz, Full HD 300Hz, and QHD 165Hz. QHD 240Hz or Full HD 360Hz are available on the 17-inch SCAR. All the models include Dolby Vision HDR as well as Adaptive-Sync in the display, for excellent picture quality with no tearing or stuttering. According to Asus when not utilising a typical mouse, a bigger trackpad enables fine-grained control over precision motions. Aura Sync-compatible per-key RGB lighting on the keyboard and lightbar, as well as customisable armour caps.

On the other hand, the ROG Strix G15 and G17 are equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU, both of which are rated at 150W with Dynamic Boost. The G15 has Full HD 300Hz and QHD 165Hz display options, while the G17 has Full HD 360Hz and QHD 240hz display options. All the models support Dolby Vision. adaptive-Sync and 3ms reaction times are standard on all monitors. The Strix G is also available in Eclipse Gray and two neon colours, Volt Green and Electro Punk.

All Strix models include a quad-speaker design and Dolby Atmos spatial sound. Additionally, for both inbound and outbound interactions, two-way AI Noise Cancelation filters out background noise. Strix versions also have a 90Wh battery and 100W Type-C charging for on-the-go use. On both wired and compatible wireless networks, WiFi 6E and 2.5G LAN with minimal latency.

ROG Zephyrus G14, G15, and M16

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 features a sleek, ultraportable design and includes Windows 11, an AMD Ryzen 9 Series processor, and AMD Radeon RX 6000S Series mobile graphics with a MUX Switch. ROG Intelligent Cooling with liquid metal and a unique vapour chamber guarantees that these high-end components deliver outstanding sustained performance, with DDR5 RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD for snappy multitasking.

The G14 is available in Eclipse Gray or Moonlight White, with a Prismatic Logo nameplate that has a holographic, reflecting colour. On versions with the now-iconic AniMe Matrix display, the lid is additionally covered with 14,969 precision CNC machined holes with 1,449 tiny LEDs. It also features a brand-new Nebula display offering 120Hz at QHD with 500nits of peak brightness, 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage, and a 3ms response time — with Dolby Vision, Adaptive-Sync, and Pantone validation. In addition to this, the Asus Gaming laptop comes with thin bezels and 91 percent screen-to-body ratio and a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Moreover there the model is Dolby Atmos supported with a 3D mic array with two-way AI noise cancellation and blazing speed WiFi 6E. Whereas the ROG Zephyrus G15 and M16 have also been updated with new AMD and NVIDIA technology, DDR5 RAM, and WiFi 6E.

ROG Zephyrus Duo 16

The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 2022 is a dual-display laptop with ROG ScreenPad Plus that offers a second screen for increased productivity, streaming gameplay, and even managing compatible games like Dying Light 2. There is a 4-directional hinge, the ScreenPad Plus rises and glides back to meet the primary display when the laptop unfolds.

The laptop operates on Windows 11 and is powered by a 150W AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU with Dynamic Boost. It comes with an upgraded Liquid Metal Conductonaut Extreme thermal paste that reduces CPU temperatures by 15 degrees compared to traditional thermal pastes. While the elevated secondary screen’s AAS Plus 2.0 air intake produces 30% more airflow above the fans.

For the primary display, the Zephyrus Duo provides two ground-breaking panel options, both of which support Dolby Vision. The first is the ROG Nebula HDR, which has all of the features of the normal ROG Nebula Display but adds 512 tiny LED dimming zones capable of reaching 1100 nits of peak brightness for astonishing levels of contrast and colour. With a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and a refresh rate of 165Hz, this QHD 16:10 panel is VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified.

While the second is a brand-new ROG-exclusive display known as a Dual Spec panel, which can transition between 4K 120Hz and Full HD 240Hz on a game-by-game or app-by-app basis, allowing gamers to prioritise resolution or frame rate on a game-by-game or app-by-app basis. In Full HD mode, Pixel Acceleration Technology delivers lightning-fast upscaling for crystal clear visuals at competitive framerates.

ROG Flow Z13, X13, and XG Mobile

The Asus ROG Flow Z13 tablet runs Windows 11. Under the chassis, there is a 14-core Intel Core i9-12900H processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU, and 5200MHz LPDDR5 memory. It also offers 1TB of PCIe SSD storage, a MUX Switch, bespoke vapour chamber cooling, and USB Type-C fast charging. A 4K 60Hz display with 85 percent DCI-P3 coverage or a Full HD 120Hz screen with 100 percent sRGB coverage is available on the Flow Z13. Both screens include a 16:10 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla glass on the touch screen, Adaptive-Sync, 500nits of peak brightness, and Pantone certification for true colour. Dolby Vision is included in both Flow Z13 versions. The chassis is coated with spacecraft-inspired machining and features a CNC-milled glass on the back that enables a direct view inside the machine’s mainboard. The built-in kickstand can be opened up to 170 degrees.

In addition, ROG has upgraded the Flow X13 for 2022 with the newest AMD Ryzen 9 6000 Series CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU.

The Flow Z13 and X13 are both compatible with the XG Mobile range of external GPUs for more gaming horsepower and I/O expansion. Connect it to the XG Mobile 2021, which has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, or the XG Mobile this year, which has an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU. The XG Mobile is equipped with extra USB ports, DisplayPort and HDMI, as well as Ethernet.

ROG Strix GT15 Gaming Desktop

The Asus ROG Strix GT15 has been upgraded for 2022 to include the newest Intel and NVIDIA technology. It is available in numerous configurations up to an Intel Core i7-12700KF, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, and 64GB DDR4-3200 RAM. Aura Sync accents and a built-in carrying handle make it easy to take to LAN parties, while Aura Sync accents enable each player to show off their own flair.

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