Items tagged with Asus ROG

When it comes to DIY enthusiast PCs, OEMs are always looking for ways to one-up the competition, be it with scores of RGB lights or increasingly outrageous design flourishes. ASUS is the latest to go for "shock and awe" by teasing its new Ryujin II 240 CPU cooler. For those that aren't familiar with this series, the original Ryujin 240 and Ryujin 360 launched back in 2018 with a 1.77-inch OLED display on the CPU block. The display could be used to show off real-time system states or your own customized images and logos. However, 1.7 inches isn't exactly a lot of screen real estate, so ASUS has countered with the RYUJIN II 240 with a much larger 3.5-inch display.  Unlike the previous generation... Read more...
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has always been a strong player in the gaming space, especially as CES. This is not going to change at CES 2021 as the company has a number of awesome products in store. With extreme laptops and powerful displays, it is time to get your game on with ASUS ROG… ROG Flow X13/ ROG XG Mobile ASUS Republic of Gamers announced the ROG Flow X13, a 2-in-1 convertible gaming laptop that could change the way people work and game. It features a 13” body packing an 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS, a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, and up to 16GB of LPDDR4X-4266 RAM. It is also only 15.8mm thick and weighs just 2.9lbs, making it a great option for whatever you need... Read more...
It seems like everybody on the planet is clamoring to build a new gaming PC, and that has left many components in very short supply. That cavalcade of hardware that nobody can get their hands on started in mid-September with the GeForce RTX 30 series, based on NVIDIA's Ampere GPU technology. One just has to look at our review of the RTX 3080 to understand why; NVIDIA turned the stagnant performance to cost ratio on its head for the first time since Pascal way back in 2016. As a result, the cards are just exceedingly hard to come by right now. The supply is so outstripped by gamers' thirst for high frame rates that ASUS' ROG UK Twitter account posted an apology. It says the company understands... Read more...
Since its inception, ASUS has gone the extra mile to bill the ROG Phone as a gaming-first smartphone, and not simply another high-end handset with a flagship processor and fast refresh rate. Now in its third iteration, the ROG Phone 3 takes what we liked about the previous two models and improves upon the brand's gaming-oriented features, to enhance the experience even further. And yes, it's also delightfully fast, armed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G SoC that ASUS claims gives the ROG Phone 3 a double-digit (10 percent) performance advantage over top-shelf phones rocking a regular Snapdragon 865. As such, this handset is not only quick on the draw, it is the speediest Android handset... Read more...
The ASUS Republic of Gamers 2020 Game Changer Launch Event is today and included a slew of new products. Aside from the ASUS ROG Phone 3, there are also several new gaming peripherals. The ROG Cetra RGB gaming headphones, ROG Falchion mechanical gaming keyboard, and the ROG Strix XG16 portable gaming monitor should be available for the upcoming holiday season. The ROG Cetra RGB in-ear gaming headphones feature active noise cancellation (ANC) and customizable RGB lighting. The headphones also include “exclusive 10mm ASUS Essence drivers” that help provide a strong bass and overall “optimized” listening experience. They can be used with a variety of platforms including... Read more...
If you're a mobile gaming enthusiast, you're likely going to be in your happy place this morning. ASUS has just announced the third coming of its ROG Phone, aptly named the ROG Phone 3. Hailing from the ASUS Republic Of Gamers line of products, everything about this new mobile beast is dialed in for serious gaming, from its 6.59-inch 144 Hz OLED display to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 Plus mobile platform that powers it for measurable gains in performance. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 Plus has both goosed-up CPU and Adreno 650 GPU clocks, in a specially-binned octal core SoC that scales up to 3.1GHz. Our device is also equipped with a bodacious 16GB of fast LPDDR5 memory and 512GB of storage, though... Read more...
Sometimes it feels like the 17.3-inch laptop form factor is dying out, but fortunately for those who (like myself) prefer a bigger notebook, they can still be found. Proof of this exists with the larger of the two ASUS ROG Strix Hero III options. Offered in both 15.6-inch (G531GW, G531GV, and G531GU) and 17.3-inch (G731GW, G731GV, and G731GU) builds, buyers can go big if they want to, and not at the expense of portability—surprisingly, the 17.3-inch models are not very cumbersome at all. We can confidently state as much after spending several weeks with the ASUS ROG Strix Hero III, model G731GV-DB74. Compared to the ASUS ROG G751JY that this editor has been using for the past several... Read more...
It was inevitable that ASUS would bring a second-generation of its ROG Phone to market, but the company has been rather tight-lipped about what features the device will offer -- until now. In a Weibo post, the company confirmed a big specs upgrade for the upcoming ROG Phone 2 that concerns its display.  ASUS ROG Phone The ROG Phone 2 has now been confirmed to feature a 120Hz display. The original ROG Phone came with a 90Hz display (read the HotHardware review here), which placed it a step above the vast majority of smartphones which featured 60Hz displays upon its release. At this time, only the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro matches the first-generation ROG Phone’s 90Hz... Read more...
ASUS has a product for you, whether you are heading into the office for an important meeting or taking down an opponent in Apex Legends. ASUS just released its ZenBook S13 (UX392) and the ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix Scope mechanical keyboard. ASUS boasts that the ZenBook S13 is the “world’s thinnest laptop with discrete graphics”, while the Strix Scope has been “engineered for FPS success”. The ASUS ZenBook S13 (UX392) incorporates an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX150, up to 16GB of RAM, and 512GB PCIe x4 SSD. Although the device is small, it still features a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, and a microSD card reader.... Read more...
We learned late last week that ASUS has penciled in October 18th for a U.S. launch event for the ROG Phone. Today, ASUS confirmed that the ROG Phone will be available for preorder online on that date from the ASUS Store, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store. The company also revealed that the phone will not come cheap -- it will be priced from $899. So, what does $899 get you? Well, the ROG Phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that is speed binned at 2.96GHz. The processor is paired with 8GB of RAM, and customers can opt for either 128GB or 512GB of internal storage. If that isn't enough storage for you, ASUS has also partnered with Google to provide customers... Read more...
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the latest upgrade to its Zephyrus line of gaming notebooks: the Zephyrus S (GX531). This time around, ASUS thinned out the frame of the gamming system and added some display tweaks. ASUS says that the Zephyrus S is roughly 12 percent slimmer than its predecessor, coming in at 14.95mm to 15.75mm depending on where the measurement takes place. As before, the Zephyrus S features narrow bezels, which allows ASUS to cram a 15.6-inch display into the chassis footprint of a 14-inch class notebook. Speaking of the display, it has a resolution of 1920x1080 and a refresh rate of 144Hz compared to the previous generation panel that topped out at 120Hz.... Read more...
The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ has been a long time coming, and spoiler alert, it was worth the wait. The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ is one of the first monitors to finally bring together a full complement of cutting-edge technologies and combine them into a single offering, like a delicious stew full of tasty gaming ingredients. In this case, the recipe calls for a 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) in-plane switching (IPS) panel with a blazing fast 144Hz refresh rate, seasoned with High Dynamic Range (HDR) visuals, and garnished with NVIDIA G-Sync support. Talk about a drool-worthy dish! ASUS first teased the PG27UQ at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...in January 2017. Yes, we have been eagerly awaiting... Read more...
After plenty of teasing, ASUS ROG has finally pulled the wraps off its first gaming phone. The new ROG Phone will be going head-to-head with established entries like the Razer Phone and brings with it Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 flagship SoC. Given that it appeals to gamers, the octa-core Snapdragon 845, which is binned at 2.96GHz, is tamed by a GameCool vapor chamber cooling system. ASUS even includes a [detachable] AeroActive Cooler to keep the processor from cooking itself to death during intense gaming sessions. 8GB of RAM are included along with either 128GB or a whopping 512GB of internal storage. Your window into the gaming world is through a 6-inch... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about ASUS' upcoming Republic of Gamers (ROG) Android gaming smartphone in recent months. The company first gave us a hint that such a device was in the works back in April, and more recently the phone was tipped to debut at Computex. Today, we're getting official word that a "new member" is joining the ASUS’ ROG family. The image shows a shadowy device with the words "Coming Soon" hovering over it. The reveal date in the tweet is June 4th, 2018, which is one day before the official start of Computex 2018. Although it's hard to see in the original tweet, a little fiddling around in my photo editor shows what looks to be a smartphone attached... Read more...
ASUS is no stranger to smartphones, as the company has a thriving family of Android-based models to choose from. Most recently, the company launched the Zenfone 5 series, which look like clones of the iPhone X. However, the company is also looking to take on the likes of the Razer Phone and the Black Shark with its own Android gaming phone. ASUS Chief Jerry Shen confirmed that such a device was in the works, and now a new report suggest that the smartphone will be unveiled during Computex, which runs from June 5th through June 9th. The smartphone will fall under the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand and is expected to being some high-performance hardware to the... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news of a new ASUS gaming laptop -- the ROG Strix GL702ZC -- complete with an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Radeon RX 580 graphics. Not to be left out, ASUS has also unleashed two new gaming monitors that are sure to impress potential customers thanks to their flashy good looks and impressive spec sheets. The two monitors are the ROG Strix XG32VQ And XG35VQ, both of which have an 1800R curvature to accentuate their mammoth dimensions. As you might expect from displays in the ROG family, both feature VA panels, customizable light signature projection, Aura Sync lighting on the back to help set the mood when gaming, support for AMD FreeSync, and have a response... Read more...
There was a time when laptop options were basically a choice between desktop-like performance in a heavy and bulky form-factor, an ultralight with integrated graphics, or something in the middle, around 5-lbs with a low-end GPU. NVIDIA sought to solve this choice compromise with its Max-Q Design initiative that was announced at Computex last month. Max-Q Design is a holistic approach to notebook graphics design that ensures a svelte exterior, light weight, quiet thermals and optimal performance.ASUS and NVIDIA joined forces to produce the 15.6-inch Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus GX501, the first complete Max-Q Design gaming notebook to hit the market, though others from Alienware and Gigabyte... Read more...
Although it will likely be announced next week at the Consumer Electronics Show, the ASUS ROG GX501 has already leaked. However, the first thing that your eyes lock in the apparent lack of a trackpad and palm rest. Both have been tossed aside to make room for the keyboard which takes up that prime real estate on this notebook. What we’re left with is a rather awkward-looking notebook with a huge blank space above the keyboard. Given what’s lurking beneath the surface, we understand this odd design choice. The ROG GX501 packs in a full-fledged NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, and does so within a chassis that is just over a half-inch thick. That would explain the shuffling of components and ASUS’... Read more...
The Asus line of G73 Stealth notebooks proved to be all-around solid desktop replacements, equally ideal for gaming, multimedia, and productivity. In fact, the Asus G53 and G73 line, from Asus' Repulic of Gamers (ROG) family, has been very successful in the market, praised by press and end users alike. We took a look at the previous generation 17-inch G73SW not long ago and it earned high marks with team HH as well. This class of machine is definitely bulky however, though not that many gamers would mind. Now, the G73 is being phased out in favor of the Asus G74 series, the next step forward for the company’s family of desktop replacement notebooks. We took a long hard look at the Asus... Read more...