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