ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today launched a top-to-bottom update of its entire gaming laptop family at the Grand Ballroom, City of Dreams, Manila. The ROG 2019 collection mixes all-new models with refreshed systems to balance the performance required by gamers, content creators, and power users with the convenience of creature comforts that enhance everyday use.
The lineup splits along chassis lines, with powerful desktop replacements, lithe ultraportables, and evolved expressions of a more traditional laptop form factor. There are different levels to match performance requirements and the appetite for more engaging gaming experiences. Regardless of the chassis or target audience, ROG gaming laptops are guided by an Intelligent Cooling philosophy that combines the right thermal hardware with smart software to ensure optimal performance and acoustics for what’s happening in the moment.
Go big and stay slim with Zephyrus S GX701 now with Intel 9th generation CPUs and HDR displays
With its thin 18.7 mm chassis and super‑narrow bezel design, Zephyrus S GX701 is the most compact 17‑inch gaming laptop ever. It’s available with up to a GeForce RTX™ 2080 GPU pushed to 1230MHz at 100W with ROG Boost, which surpasses the specs of typical ultraportables.
The ROG‑exclusive GPU switch allows users to toggle between NVIDIA G-SYNC™ mode for a better gaming experience and Optimus mode for longer battery life, while a bigger 76Wh battery further extends run times.
A special version of Zephyrus S GX701 is available with an HDR panel that boasts over a billion colors with full coverage of the BT.709 color space.
The Refreshed Zephyrus S GX701GXR is priced at Php 209,995 and is already available at authorized ASUS and ROG concept stores.
Zephyrus S GX531 sets the standard for slimness – now with Intel 9th generation CPUs and 240Hz Displays
Zephyrus S lowers its profile without scaling back on specifications. Innovative AAS cooling is effective enough to take the GeForce RTX 2080 up to the same ROG Boost speed as the larger GX701. There is also a choice of cutting-edge displays depending on whether a faster 240Hz refresh rate or higher dynamic range is preferred.
The refreshed Zephyrus S GX531GXR is priced at Php 199,995 and will be available June 2019
Versatility reigns supreme in Zephyrus S GX502
While Zephyrus S GX701 and GX531 have a forward keyboard position that leaves more room for cooling and reduces skin temperatures where hands normally rest, the all-new GX502 adopts a more traditional layout that works better in cramped quarters and on a lap. It’s the most versatile Zephyrus yet, tailored to satisfy both hardcore gamers and professional content creators.
Augmented AAS cooling allows the top GeForce RTX 2070‑equipped model to scale up to 1540MHz at 115W with ROG Boost in Turbo Mode, a clock speed and wattage typically reserved for full-sized laptops. Zephyrus S GX502 keeps up with the larger Strix SCAR III, and can also be outfitted with the latter’s 240Hz/3ms panel.
The new Zephyrus S GX502GW with RTX 2070 is priced at Php 159,995 and is will be available June 2019.
Fill the middle with Zephyrus M GU502
Like Zephyrus S GX502, Zephyrus M GU502 has a choice of PANTONE Validated 144Hz with 3ms response times. USB-C charging support remains along with NVIDIA Optimus technology, helping the laptop last longer when away from a power source. In internal testing, the 76Wh battery delivered over 8 hours of run time on a single charge.
With the latest GeForce GTX 16-series GPUs, there’s enough graphics power to push triple-digit frame rates in popular games.
Carefully curated features and components put Zephyrus M within striking distance of high-end alternatives, without the premium price.
The new Zephyrus M GU502GU is priced at 109,995 and will be available June 2019
GeForce and Ryzen meet in Zephyrus G GA502
Zephyrus G GA502 brings ultraslim gaming down to more affordable prices, but without compromising performance by pairing GeForce graphics with an AMD Ryzen® CPU.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU is clocked up to 1335MHz at 60W with ROG Boost. It delivers solid frame rates with reliable smoothness, reaching into high-refresh territory on the optional 120Hz display. Added to that is the Ryzen 7 mobile APU with quad cores and eight threads to blaze through everyday work. It’s power‑efficient as well, stretching battery life up to seven hours.
The new Zephyrus G GA502DU is priced at 84,995 is already available at authorized ASUS and ROG Concept stores
Strix splits the difference with a brand new design in collaboration with BMW Designworks
Inspired by a collaboration with BMW Designworks Group to imagine the future of gaming laptops, the new Strix series catches the eye with raised ridges that race across the laptop’s spine and down the deck. Scissor-door hinges sit slightly forward to make more room for the extra ventilation in the 3D Flow Zone at the back, and an asymmetrical cut-out under the display avoids interfering with surrounding airflow. The hinges disappear into the laptop’s frame when closed, reducing exposure that can lead to cracking.
Pick your esports champion: Strix SCAR III or Hero III
Working with professional esports teams and top tournaments provides insight on the needs of professional players who increasingly demand 240Hz displays. The high refresh rate display found in SCAR III provides a competitive edge in high-level play, especially in fast-paced FPS games.
The collaboration with BMW Designworks Group on the Face Off concept also inspired the transformative nature of the new ROG Keystone, which docks neatly with the chassis and offers a more personalized link to the laptop. This NFC-enabled device acts like a physical key; docking one can change system lighting and other settings based on Armoury Crate profiles, and grant access to a secret Shadow Drive that hides and encrypts important files.
The 15” STRIX SCAR III with eight-core i9 CPU, 240hz display and RTX 2070 GPU is priced at 169,995 and will be available June 2019
Focus on the fundamental with Strix G
Strix G provides an affordable foundation that distills the essential elements of the core ROG experience. Its low-profile design blends into casual environments such as classrooms and coffee shops just as well as at a LAN party later in the evening.
The GeForce GTX 16 series has the right price-performance ratio to fit the Strix G’s profile, complete with an upgraded video encoder that enables smooth, high-quality capture for streamers.
By concentrating on vital features and components that define the gaming experience, ROG Strix G offers excellent value in a versatile laptop that can handle work and school in between gaming sessions.
The 17” Strix G with 144hz display, i7 CPU and GTX1660ti GPU is priced at Php 97,995 and will be available June 2019.
Meet ROG Mothership: the future of desktop replacements
Instead of lying flat on a desk, ROG Mothership stands tall to give the cooling system unrestricted access to airflow at the back. The keyboard separates and folds for maximum flexibility, giving freedom to position it for the perfect stance, and connecting wired or wirelessly depending on the scenario. Detaching the keyboard reveals a row of four speakers that are aimed directly at the user, creating an effective sound bar right beneath the display.
The improved airflow from the upright design lets ROG shave down the chassis without sacrificing speed. At 29.9mm, ROG Mothership is surprisingly slim for the power it provides.
ROG Mothership has display options for both hardcore gamers or serious content creators – An ultrafast FHD panel refreshes at 144Hz panel and the 60Hz 4K UHD G-sync alternative.
The 1080p 144hz Display variant of the Mothership with Overclocked eight-core i9 CPU, and overclocked RTX 2080 GPU is priced at Php 379,995 and will be arriving in July 2019.