ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the local availability and specifications of the first wave of the titular best-performing gaming laptops from last year. Most of these machines were introduced a few weeks ago during CES 2021, and we are delighted to know that they’ll be arriving in the Philippines sooner than we expected. Equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen 9 5000 series CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series, ROG 2021 line of gaming laptops are the first to kick-off the year with the newest renditions of the gamers’ favorites from the previous year: the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, the ROG Zephyrus G15, the ROG Strix SCAR series, and the ROG Strix G series. In addition, the brand also welcomes the arrival of the latest addition to the TUF Gaming series: the thin and light TUF Dash F15.
First on the list is one of the most innovative gaming laptops ever introduced to the world – the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE. With up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads to provide a substantial boost to any demanding workload, this new generation of Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors pairs the latest Zen 3 architecture with a larger on-chip cache of up to 20MB. The new Zephyrus Duo is powered by up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with up to a 32G of RAM and 1TB of Raid 0 storage with 1TB of PCIE SSD, this year’s ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is designed to deliver not only a more immersive gaming experience but it can also power through serious workloads like 3D rendering, content creation, and heavy multitasking.
The primary display is equipped with either a 300hz refresh rate display in an FHD resolution or a 100% Adobe RGB 4K UHD display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate. These 2 models are sure to cater to power users focused on gaming or content creation. The critically acclaimed ROG ScreenPad Plus brings a new dimension of versatility to its user with upgraded functionalities and features with various games and productivity apps. Gaming titles such as Dying Light 2, streaming apps such as X-Split Gamecaster, and even content creation programs such as Adobe Photoshop are specifically customized in the secondary display to allow users the best multitasking capabilities and fully maximize productivity.
The ROG ZEPHYRUS DUO 15 SE GX551QR-HF009TS with 300Hz Full HD display, AMD Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 GPU will have a price of P199,995.00 while the ROG ZEPHYRUS DUO 15 SE GX551QS-HB041TS with 120Hz 4K UHD display, AMD Ryzen 9 and RTX 3080 GPU will be priced at P254,995.00.
The ROG Zephyrus G15 is one of the crowd’s favorite gaming laptop in 2020. This year’s model is a total redesign with immense improvements inside and out. Now designed with the aesthetic similar to its smaller brother, the ROG Zephyrus G14, the ROG 15 now sports the classy minimalist design, coated with the prism dots and topped off with the ROG plaque at the back. The Zephyrus G15 will both be available in Moonlight White or Eclipse Gray for a clean, classy, and professional finish. The display has also been upgraded to a 100% sRGB Pantone Validated WQHD IPS display with a refresh rate of 165Hz, perfect for professionals by day, gamers by night.
Now powered up to by the latest AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, the ROG Zephyrus G15 can deliver power and performance while in its slim-and-light, portable form factor. Together with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, this newly revamped crowd favorite can deliver for all kinds of gamers and daily users on the go.
The ROG ZEPHYRUS G15 GA503QR-HQ050TS with 8GB of memory and RTX 3070 is priced at P139,995.00 while the ROG ZEPHYRUS G15 GA503QS-HQ018TS with 16GB of RAM and RTX 3080 has a price of P179,995.00. The latter will be available in both Eclipse Gray and Moonlight White colors.
The esports favorite ROG Strix SCAR 15 and Strix SCAR 17 is returning better than ever. The line will still feature one of the world’s fastest laptop displays, with up to 300Hz refresh rate and 3ms response while driven by an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080. Together with up to a 32GB of RAM and 2TB of super-fast Raid 0 storage, the ROG Strix SCAR 15 and Strix SCAR 17 promises the best performance, no compromises.
The new SCAR series also comes with an impressive optical-mechanical keyboard, delivering both rapid response and high durability. The new optical mechanical switches trigger uses a precise infrared laser beam, eliminating the debounce delay and reducing the response time to only 0.2 milliseconds; this allows for better tactile feedback and faster response rate. The optical mechanism is also much more durable than conventional alternatives, extending the switch’s lifetime to 100 million presses.
The ROG STRIX SCAR 15 G533QR-HF038TS with 8GB of memory and RTX 3070 is priced at P144,995.00 while the ROG STRIX SCAR 15 G533QS-HF126TS with 16GB of memory and RTX 3080 is priced at P194,995.00. For the larger screens, the ROG STRIX SCAR 17 G733QR-HG021TS with 8GB of memory and RTX 3070 is priced at 149,995.00 and the ROG STRIX SCAR 17 G733QS-HG153TS with 16GB of memory and RTX 3080 is priced at 199,995.00.
The ROG Strix G15 and G17 are perfect for gamers needing a powerful gaming laptop that is easy on the budget. With up to an AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, the ROG Strix G series is more than capable of delivering reliable performance for any kinds of work or play. Together with up to 32G of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, the ROG Strix G15 and G17 is a powerful, yet friendlier option for all kinds of gamers. Also equipped with gaming-grade 144hz high-refresh rate panels, the ROG Strix G series is perfect for any activity, whether for hardcore gaming or multimedia consumption.
The ROG STRIX G15 G513QR-HN176T with 15″ Full HD display, 8GB of memory and RTX 3070 will be priced at 109,995.00. The bigger ROG STRIX G17 G713QR-HX094TS with 17″ Full HD display, 16GB of memory and RTX 3080 will have a price of 114,995.00.
The ASUS TUF Gaming A15 and A17 have also been updated for 2021 and joins the roster of ROG ‘s 2021 gaming laptops with Ryzen 5000 series processors. With up to AMD’s latest Ryzen 7 5800H mobile processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, the TUF Gaming series are still a great option for a midrange gaming set-up. Stay tuned for the ASUS TUF Gaming’s availability and pricing.
Another surprise is the announcement of an all new TUF – The ASUS TUF Dash F15. This is the newest model from the TUF Gaming line-up, and the first Intel 11th generation gaming laptop to hit the market. It is a slim 15-inch device that offers a more portable, lightweight, and inclusive direction for the TUF Gaming series. Powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake CPU and newest generation of up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, the TUF Dash boasts power with its new slim and stylish form factor. Rounded out with up to a 144Hz refresh rate IPS display, a versatile Thunderbolt 4, and its signature military-grade durability, users get the best bang-for-the-buck value.
The TUF Dash F15 FX516PR-HN080T with Intel Core i5-11300H will retail for P85,995.00 while the TUF Dash F15 FX516PR-HN092T with Intel Core i7-11370H will be priced at P94,995.00.
These new ROG and TUF Gaming 2021 Gaming Laptops powered by Ryzen 5000 and RTX 3000 series will be available in the Philippines starting February 2. For more information about these ROG 2021 laptops with Ryzen 5000 and RTX 3000 series follow ASUS Republic of Gamers on Facebook.