ASUS Republic of Gamers today announced the line-up of gaming laptops for 2021 at the ROG For Those Who Dare virtual launch event at CES 2021. This new roster of ROG notebooks features a wide variety of innovations that aim to cater to both lifestyle and hardcore gamers alike.
Without further ado, here are the new ROG lineup introduced at CES 2021:
The ROG Flow X13 is the newest model in the lineup and also the smallest. It delivers powerful hardware in an ultraslim 13-inch body with up to an 8-core next generation AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. It has a slick convertible design with a 360° hinge that allows users to use different modes for different tasks such as from gaming to viewing, drawing, presenting, and many more. Slim and lightweight, this notebook is only 15.8mm thin and weighs only 1.3kg. Paired with a lightweight 100W USB Type-C charger, the Flow X13 redefines portability in gaming laptops and highlights how “Compact Is The New Impact”.
A key feature that the Flow X13 boasts is its external GPU dock, the ROG XG Mobile. The innovative ROG XG Mobile is a fraction of the size of external graphics alternatives yet incorporates a powerful GeForce RTX GPU, which connects directly to the CPU via a custom interface that’s faster than Thunderbolt 4. A dedicated USB 3.2 Gen 2 link feeds an I/O hub with extra connectivity, while an integrated 280W AC adapter powers both the XG Mobile and Flow X13, removing the need for users to carry an additional power brick.
Together, the Flow X13 and XG Mobile redefine what’s possible with a 13-inch device, empowering users with versatile portability while providing desktop-class gaming performance and connectivity on demand.
Coming off its success from last year, the new-and-improved ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is also set to make a return to the market. This beast of a gaming laptop incorporates up to a latest AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU. Its innovative AAS Plus cooling system features redesigned fans that help dissipate up to 165W of combined processor power. It also comes with choices between a premium 4K 120Hz panel display for uncompromising visuals, for both gaming and creative work as well as a 300Hz Full HD alternative display for esports-grade speed. The RAID storage nearly doubles throughput by connecting dual SSDs directly to the CPU.
This gaming notebook combines an upgraded 15.6” main display with the critically acclaimed ROG ScreenPad Plus, which provides touchscreen controls on a 14.1” secondary display that enhances everything from gaming and streaming to content creation, which makes it a favorite among multitaskers.
The choice of esports players is back this year. For years, the ROG SCAR is the number 1 choice of top esports players for its ability to provide fast-paced action. The ROG Strix SCAR 15 and SCAR 17 still feature one of the world’s fastest laptop displays, with up to 300Hz refresh rate and 3ms response while driven by powerful new GeForce RTX GPUs and next-generation Ryzen mobile CPUs. The new SCAR series also offers an optical-mechanical keyboard, delivering both rapid response and high durability.
The new Strix SCAR series comes with an aluminum lid slashed with a shimmering dot matrix design and created with precise electroplating. A soft-touch texture makes the palm rests comfortably smooth, and a translucent treatment on the keyboard deck shows the hardware inside. Under the body, larger rubber feet take a cue from running shoes to maximize stability and grip. Customizable Armor Caps add a new level of personalization, allowing users modify the chassis itself. The laptops come with Rubber Grey, Translucent Black, and Spangle Silver hinge caps that can be quickly swapped. ROG also provides the 3D printer source file to let users create completely custom caps.
For gamers who want a stylish and powerful laptop at a friendlier cost, the ROG Strix G15 and G17 are also making come-back. Also featuring up to an AMD Ryzen 9 processor and GeForce RTX GPU backed by 32GB of memory and up to 1TB of SSD storage, the ROG Strix G15 and G17 are capable gaming machines for all kinds of gamers. The display options available are between up to a 300Hz refresh rate with 3ms response time or a super-sharp WQHD screen at 165Hz/3ms with a wider color gamut. This latest generation is made in 3 different colors: Original Black, Eclipse Grey, and Electro Punk.
ASUS also introduced as part of the ROG lineup is the TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop at CES 2021. The TUF Dash 15 is a super slim 15-inch device that represents 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 GeForce RTX GPUs, the TUF Dash boasts power and value together with its new slim and stylish form factor.
Its powerful core experience is rounded out with high-end features not typically seen at accessible price points, such as a tournament-level gaming panel with up to 144Hz refresh rate, a versatile Thunderbolt 4 port, and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation technology. Gamers can be productive longer on the go thanks to an expansive battery that nets up to 16.6 hours of video playback and Type-C charging that extends battery life from a variety of adapters and power packs. The TUF Dash F15 fits all these features in a chassis that is stylish without sacrificing the TUF Gaming series’ signature military-grade durability.
Also showcased in the event is the refresh of the best selling TUF Gaming A15 and A17 featuring new AMD CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs as well as an updated version of the award-winning ROG Zephyrus G14 featuring updated specs and refinements.
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