Asustek released CES 2021 Republic of Players products, including its new ultra-portable ROG Flow X13 and XG Mobile external GPU. ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE with dual screens; and powerful Strix Scar 17, and a new virtual product display called ROG Citadel XV. The laptop has updated hardware, including the newly released AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPU. These announcements were made at Asus’ virtual CES 2021 ROG demonstration. When these products will be in India is still uncertain, but we can expect them to arrive.
ASUS ROG Flow X13
Starting with ROG Flow X13, this is an ultra-portable 2-in-1 gaming laptop that can be paired with the new ROG XG Mobile external GPU. ROG Flow X13 has a magnesium alloy body and a “gravity wave” design. It looks like tap water. It has a thickness of 15.8mm and a weight of 1.3kg, but it can power the game through the GeForce GTX 1650 GPU and the highest Ryzen 9 5980HS. Device. It is equipped with Gorilla Glass on a 16:10 touch screen and provides a 4K 60Hz or Full HD 120Hz panel. ASUS claims that it can last 10 hours with a 62Wh battery. The device comes with a compact 100W Type C charger. You can install up to 1TB Nvme SSD and 32GB LPDDR4X RAM.
ASUS ROG XG
ROG XG is a mobile external GPU designed around the new GeForce RTX 3080 notebook GPU. Thanks to the compact vapor chamber cooler, its operating power can reach up to 150W. According to Asus, ROG XG is the smallest eGPU ever made, only 6% of a typical Thunderbolt eGPU chassis. It weighs 1 kilogram and is said to be about the size of a book. Asus has designed a proprietary connector that uses Thunderbolt and eight dedicated PCIe channels for the GPU and an integrated IO hub. The unit has a built-in 280W power supply that will power ROG Flow X13, eliminating the need to carry another power adapter.
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17
Next, ROG Strix Scar 17 was designed as ASUS’ top gaming gaming laptop. It has a smaller footprint than its predecessor. Unique features include an optical mechanical keyboard, laser etching of the cover (to produce different texture layers), a customizable “ammunition cover” hinged cover, and translucent fiberglass material on the keyboard panel. It has the latest GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, dynamically enhanced acoustic adjustment function, up to Ryzen 9 5900HX unlocked CPU, up to 2TB of NVMe storage, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, 90Wh battery with Type-C charging and each button RGB lighting. Screen options include WQHD 165Hz and Full HD 300Hz panels.
The ROG Strix G series has also been updated, with three new appearances, a smaller footprint of 7%, the same 90Wh battery and 100W Type-C adapter.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE
The flagship ROG Zephyrus Duo has a special edition update with the same raised ScreenPad + second screen, but the new GeForce RTX 3080 GPU runs at 130W, has dynamic boost, a new 6-phase power design, and up to overclocked Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, 2TB NVMe storage, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 90Wh battery and Type-C charger. You can use 120Hz 4K or 300Hz full HD main screen to get it.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 and G14
ROG Zephyrus G15 is now 5% smaller and 200g lighter than before. It is equipped with a GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU and a 165Hz 1440p screen. The CNC perforated matrix holes on the lid form a subtle “nano-imprint”. Now, the size of the glass touchpad has increased by 20%, and the palm rest has a softer touch. A 3D microphone array and a 6-speaker setup with dual woofers can improve audio in various situations. You can use the battery for up to 13 hours. The more compact ROG Zephyrus G14 has also received updated display options, and the AniMe matrix display on the lid can be used to display a new Asus virtual assistant called Omni, which can report system performance statistics.
ASUS ROG peripherals and ROG Citadel XV
As for peripherals, ASUS also announced the ROG Claymore II keyboard with 4000mAh battery, fast charging and ROG RX blue or red optical mechanical switch. ROG Gladius III wireless mouse has three connection modes, embedded RGB LED and pluggable switch; ROG Swift PG32UQ 144Hz 4K IPS display with HDMI 2.1 and G-Sync; and ROG Ryujin II concept EATX game case.
Finally, ASUS released a new virtual product display called ROG Citadel XV on Steam. Users can view a 360-degree view of various ROG products, check specifications and customization options, interact with Omni Assistant, and try out mini-games in the shooting range.
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