ASUS's Coffee Lake PC Refresh Includes ROG G703 Gaming Notebook With Overclocked Core i9

Whenever Intel introduces a large number new processors, you can be certain that OEMs are going to announce all-new or refreshed systems to take advantage of new features and improved performance. ASUS is one of those companies that has announced a thorough remake of its gaming lineup, including the ROG Zephyrus M, ROG Zephyrus, and ROG G703 gaming notebooks along with the ROG Huracan gaming desktop.
Zephyrus M GM501

Starting off with the ROG Zephyrus M, ASUS claims that this is the world's slimmest gaming notebook that features both a Coffee Lake Core i7 processor and up to a GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. In this case, the processor is a Core i7-8750H with a base clock of 2.2GHz and single-core turbo boost of 4.2GHz. The processor has six physical cores capable of executing 12 threads. ASUS configures the system with 16GB of DDR4-2666 memory, a 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD and a 1TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD storage drive. On the display front, you'll find a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS 144Hz panel with NVIDIA G-SYNC tech.

The ASUS Zephyrus M in the above configuration will be priced at $2,199 and is available now from retailers like Amazon and Newegg. You can swap out the GTX 1070 for a GTX 1060 and save $300. And if you forgo the 256GB M.2 SSD and instead opt for a 12GB SSD, the price drops even further to $1,499.

Zephyrus GX501GI

There's also a new Zephyrus which also incorporates a 15.6-inch 144Hz IPS panel with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. The panel is powered by a GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q technology. Like the Zephyrus M, there is a Core i7-8750HQ processor conducting the show, but this system comes backed with up to 24GB of DDR4-2666 RAM. M.2 NVMe SSD options are available in capacities from 256GB to 1TB and the full-size keyboard is flanked by a touchpad that can double as a numeric keypad.

The ASUS Zephyrus doesn't come cheap; it's priced from $2,899 and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon and Newegg.

ROG G703

For the ultimate in mobile performance, look no further than the refreshed ROG G703. This beastly machine has a 17.3-inch Full HD display (unfortunately, there's no 4K option here) with 144Hz NVIDA G-SYNC support. Under the hood you'll find up to a factory-overclocked Intel Core i9-8950HK processor and up to a GeForce GTX 1080. Up to 64GB of DDR4-2666 memory is supported and up to three M.2 NVMe SSDs can be optioned in a RAID-0 configuration.

The ASUS ROG G703 is priced from $3,499 and is available for pre-order from Amazon.

ROG huracan

Rounding out ASUS's Coffee Lake hardware refresh is the ROG Huracan compact gaming desktop. The 13-liter chassis has room for plenty of high-powered components including up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700 processor with up to 32GB DDR4-2666 memory. Up to a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card can be optioned in the system, and a plethora of storage options are available including SATA and PCIe SSD along with traditional 3.5-inch HDDs. A slim DVD-RW is also included for those that still rely on optical media.

ASUS says that the ROG Huracan will be available in "Late Q2", so pricing hasn't yet been announced.

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