ASUS Climbs Mt. Elbert, Sets Record For Highest Elevation LAN Party Using New G550JK Gaming Laptop - HotHardware
ASUS Climbs Mt. Elbert, Sets Record For Highest Elevation LAN Party Using New G550JK Gaming Laptop

ASUS Climbs Mt. Elbert, Sets Record For Highest Elevation LAN Party Using New G550JK Gaming Laptop

ASUS is so excited to promote its G550JK gaming laptop that it felt compelled to shout it from a mountain top. No, seriously -- ASUS's Republic of Gamers (ROG) division scaled Mt. Elbert, the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains at 14,440 feet, with the G550JK in tow and set a world record for the highest elevation LAN party. Talk about an extreme way to get the people's attention!

Hey, whatever works, right? And certainly this quirky feat has piqued our curiosity. To our surprise, this isn't a rugged laptop sporting a bulletproof chassis and 900 pounds of heft, but a relatively thin and lightweight machine, at least for a gaming notebook. The G550JK measures 15.1 inches by 10 inches by 1.1 inches and weighs 6 pounds (with 4-cell battery installed). Not too shabby.

ASUS on Mt. Elbert

As you might have surmised from the dimensions, the G550JK sports a 15.6-inch display. It also rocks an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with LED backlight and Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution. That translates into a wide viewing angle (178 degrees), and there's an anti-glare coating to keeps your eyes comfortable for extended gaming sessions, ASUS says.

Sitting inside is an Intel Core i7 4710HQ quad-core processor (2.5GHz to 3.5GHz, 6MB cache) and 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory. It also brings to the LAN party an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M GPU with 2GB of video RAM, 750GB hard drive (7200 RPM), DVD burner, HD webcam, 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0, 2-in-1 card reader, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, GbE LAN port, Kensington lock, and Windows 8.1.

ASUS ROG G550JK

You can find a list of online vendors selling the G550JK (along with pricing info, which is currently about $1,100) by going here.
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Wonder what game they played....

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Tek Syndicate was involved, they will definitely post a video.

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No records were broken. Played Doom.

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how was the thermals up there? overclocked the cpu while you guys were up there?

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So has no one ever had a LAN party on a plane before? I know a friend of mine played a match of League of Legends while on a flight from Atlanta to LA. That said the astronauts on the ISS should hold one and just squash everyone else's dreams for a while.

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This article makes it sound like only ASUS ROG was climbing the mountaion, but in fact it was the initiative of several different youtubers, Tek Syndicate, Linus tech tips and Austin Evans. Also I can tell you they were playing Doom. Lastly, they were trying to break the record for highest terrestial lan party, gaming on a plane would be a diferent category.

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