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Asus Introduces Latest Gaming Laptops Sporting RTX GPUs At CES 2019

When it comes to premium gaming experience Asus and Razer go neck in neck for the top spot. The ROG branding on Asus devices strive to provide the best portable gaming experience money can buy. Today Asus at CES showcased their latest and greatest ROG Gaming laptops based on the new RTX technology by Nvidia. These RTX gaming machines will be the first ever to do so not only for Asus but for everyone else alike period. The ROG G703, ROG Zephyrus S GX531, ROG Strix SCAR II, and ROG Strix Hero II are updated with new NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphic options are here and here’s all you need to know.

01| The ROG G703
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The Asus ROG G703 takes portable computing to a whole new level by bringing desktop grade performance to a fraction of its size for the all-new year. Powered by an Intel Core 8th Gen processor with options ranging up to a 4.8 GHz overclocked i9 everything is sure to go butter smooth on the G703. Sticking to the 17″ laptop form factor with a not so very different geometry of the device, the G703 is still praiseworthy. The laptop features a 144Hz IPS panel with 3ms response time so nothing gets by unnoticed. G703 also features HyperDrive Extreme storage which allows read speeds up to 8700MB/s never before seen in such a form factor. Thanks to the outside geometry of the device itself everything stays cool and smooth despite heavy load thanks to the very Asus looking heat sinks. The G703 despite being chunky still proves to be a valid option when deadlines are to be crossed and one needs that sort of power when on the go. Complete specifications are as under

ModelROG G703GX
Display17.3-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, G-SYNC
MemoryDDR4 2666MHz SDRAM (Dual-channel)
Up to 64GB
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i9-8950HK
Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080
8GB GDDR6 VRAM
Storage3 x M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x4 256GB/512GB SSD

2.5“ 5400 rpm 1TB SSHD
I/O Ports1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C)/Thunderbolt 3
3 x USB 3.1 Gen2
1x mDP 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.0a
1x RJ-45 Jack
KeyboardBacklit chiclet keyboard
Per key RGB
Aura Sync
Marked WASD keys
Hot keys: Volume down / Volume up/ Microphone Mute / AURA/ Xbox/ Xsplit Gamecaster /Armoury Crate
2.5mm travel distance
0.3mm keycap curve

02| ROG Zephyrus S GX531
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The ROG Zephyrus S GX531 sets a new standard for portable computing by adding quality internals to a chassis as thin as 15mm. The GX531 sacrifices very little and brings top-notch performance to an already competitive ultrabook market. The laptop sports high-end specs like an Intel Core i7-8750H CPU with a premium 144Hz display with very small bezels which add to the smaller form factor to deliver more in less real estate. The GX531 is easily Asus’s go to device when it comes down to portability and light usage on the go. The GX531 is a direct competitor to the Razer blade lineup and stacks quite well and the timing is exquisite as well. The complete specifications are listed below.

ModelZephyrus S (GX531GX)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-8750H
MemoryDDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
Up to 24 GB (8GB on board memory)
Display15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x4 1TB SSD
M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x2 512GB/1TB SSD
I/O Ports1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort™ 1.2 and Power Delivery
1 x USB3.1 Gen 1 Type C
1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type A
2 x USB 2.0 Type A
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1x Kensington Lock
Dimensions36 (W) x 26.8 (D) x 1.53~1.61 (H) cm
KeyboardBacklit Chiclet Keyboard
Marked WASD keys
N-key rollover
RGB 4 zones
Aura Sync
1.2mm travel distance

03| Asus Strix SCAR II
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Asus along with their ROG lineup also announced a much updated Strix lineup dubbed the Strix SCAR II and ROG Strix Hero II. Both the laptops are focussed on two different genres of esports. The Strix SCAR II is set up for FPS games. Available in 15.6” and 17.3”flavours and built with the same 144Hz, 3ms response time provide an immense boost when playing multiplayer. The exterior of both versions is covered in shooter inspired motif to give a very rugged and battle like look hence adding flavour to the cause. The RTX 2060/70 graphics give both 15″ and 17″ versions enough boost to run AAA games without breaking a sweat and e-sports titles reach triple-digit frames with maxed out setting. The graphics options also allow for a very immersive and top of the line VR experience for users who are interested in those sort of things. Portability, however, is kept in mind is not compromised so that you can take your workstation to LAN events and wherever you like. The specifications are under.

Model ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704GW)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-8750H
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070
8GB GDDR6 VRAM
Display17.3-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB
KeyboardBacklit chiclet keyboard
RGB 4 zones
Aura Sync
Marked WASD keys
Hot keys: Volume up/ Volume down / Microphone mute / ROG Armoury Crate
Travel Distance 1.8mm
Keycap curve: 0.25mm
I/O Ports1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C)
3 x USB3.1 Gen1 , 1 x USB3.1 Gen2
1x mDP 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1x RJ-45 Jack
1x SD card reader
1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1x Kensington lock
Dimensions39.98 (W) x 27.35 (D) x 2.49~2.64 (H) cm
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 256GB/512GB/1TB SSD
2.5" 5400rpm 1TB SSHD

04| Asus Strix Hero II

Asus Introduces Latest Gaming Laptops Sporting RTX GPUs At CES 2019 5The ROG Strix Hero II is built for MOBAs and is ideal for those wanting a gradient look on their mean machines. The Hero II offers very subtle looks when compared to the SCAR II and hence is open to a variety of audiences. The Hero II instead of the highlighted WASD keys bring a translucent keycap cluster to bring in aesthetic looks and extra glow. The Hero II sports an RTX 2060 GPU exclusively which is more than enough to power through a device this size. The spec sheet is below.

ModelROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GW)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-8750H
Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070
8GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory2666MHz SDRAM (Dual-channel)
Up to 32GB
Display15.6-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB
KeyboardBacklit chiclet keyboard
RGB 4 zones
Aura Sync
Marked WASD keys
Hot keys: Volume up/ Volume down / Microphone mute / ROG Armoury Crate
Travel Distance 1.8mm
Keycap curve: 0.25mm
I/O Ports1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C)
2 x USB3.1 Gen1 , 1 x USB3.1 Gen2
1x mDP 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.0b
Storage2.5" 5400rpm 1TB SSHD

M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 256GB/512GB/1TB SSD

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