Asus has launched its ROG(Republic of Gamers) laptops in its Zephyrus, Strix Scar, and Strix Hero ranges in India. The company has also launched its gaming desktop PC in India. These laptops were first unveiled at MWC 2019 in January. Asus has provided fast 144Hz displays and new 8th Gen ‘Coffee Lake’ Intel Core CPUs across this new lineup, coupled with slim screen borders and thin, light designs with innovative cooling solutions.
The new Asus ROG Strix Scar and Strix Hero models are available in India starting from today and are priced at ₹1,64,990 onwards, the new 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch ROG Zephyrus models, on the other hand, will be available starting from April 11. Asus, however, has not launched its ROG Mothership in India.
The ROG Strix Scar II and ROG Strix Hero II are both priced at ₹1,64,990 and are quite similar when it comes to specifications. Nevertheless, the Scar series is aimed at FPS (first-person shooter) players with a gunmetal lid, red accents, and printed camouflage pattern, while the Hero series is black with a “cyber-text” printed pattern. The similar features on both the models include RGB backlit keyboards with four lighting zones, plus an RGB LED light bar on the front lip and an illuminated ROG logo on the lid. The ROG Scar II features translucent WASD keycaps, while ROG Hero II has the same but for its QWER keys which the company says is to highlight its usefulness in MOBA-style games.
For users who are looking for a high-end experience, there is a new ROG Zephyrus S GX531, which is described by the company as “the world’s slimmest gaming laptop” at between 15.35mm and 16.15mm thick. It comes with a patented cooling system with dust-resistant fans, five heatpipes, and four heatsinks. The laptop features a 15.6-inch 144Hz anti-glare full-HD screen, six-core Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with Max-Q optimization which is claimed to lower heat dissipation and power consumption without affecting the performance of the device. This laptop has a 512GB PCIe SSD but no secondary storage. Connectivity options include USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C and Type-A ports as well as one USB 3.1 Gen1 port, HDMI and Mini DisplayPort video outputs, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5. The Zephyrus S GX531 is priced at ₹2,39,990 and will be available for purchase starting from April 11.
Asus has also launched its top of the line ROG Zephyrus S GX701 with its 17.3-inch Pantone validated G-sync enabled 144Hz anti-glare full-HD screen and GeForce RTX 2080 (Max-Q) GPU. The slim bezels on the laptop offer an 81 percent screen-to-body ratio. The laptop offers per-key RGB backlighting and a numeric touchpad integrated into the trackpad. This laptop has a Core i7-8750H CPU, 24GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port with DisplayPort video output and power delivery support, another USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C port, and USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A and Type-C ports. There’s also HDMI video output, Bluetooth 5, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is priced at ₹ 3,49,990 and will go on sale in India starting from April 11.
Lastly, Asus has launched three new variants of the ROG GL12 CX gaming desktop which comes factory overclocked with a custom closed-loop liquid cooler for heat dissipation. The base variant is priced at ₹2,13,990 which comes with an Intel Core i7-8700 CPU with an Intel B360 chipset-based motherboard, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD and 1TB hard drive. The desktop allows users to setup up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and a 2TB hard drive with all the same components for ₹2,19,990.
The top variant of the desktop is priced at ₹3,29,990 and features a 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, Intel Z390-based motherboard, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD and 2TB hard drive. All three variants also feature DVD-RW drives, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5. The front and rear ports differ between models. All the three variants will be available for purchase soon.
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