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ASUS ROG Launches RTX Powered Gaming Laptops & Desktops In India

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ASUS ROG unveiled its latest lineup of gaming laptops including the ROG Zephyrus S GX531, ROG Zephyrus S GX701 and ROG Strix SCAR II on March 11, 2019. In addition, the company also launched an RTX powered gaming desktop: the GL12CX. ASUS claims that each one of these devices offers best-in-class cooling to deliver “sustained gaming performance”.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531 Laptop

The GX531 features a 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display, with 144 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time and full VR compatibility. It packs an Intel Core i7-8750H hexa-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, which can be overclocked to 3.9 GHz. The laptop is kitted with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, which has 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Furthermore, the GX531 has 8 GB of onboard DDR4 RAM, with expansion support up to 24 GB. It has two M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 slots and a 512 GB SSD.

The gaming laptop doesn’t sport a mechanical keyboard, however, it has a Backlit Chiclet Keyboard with N key rollover. The Zephyrus S GX531 supports Aura Sync, using which users can synchronize RGB lighting patterns across the supported peripherals. It has two 2W speakers with an Array Microphone. Interestingly, the laptop is bundled with a webcam (for streaming or video calling) that can be attached to any part of the laptop for preferred angle capturing. In terms of ports, it is fitted with 1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C port, 1x USB3.1 Gen 1 Type C port, 1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type A port, 2x USB 2.0 Type A ports, 1x HDMI 2.0b port, 1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack and 1x Kensington lock.  The laptop weighs at 2.1 kilograms

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Laptop

The GX701 gaming laptop sports a 17.3 inch Full HD IPS display, with 144 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time and VR compatibility. Under the hood, It packs an Intel Core i7-8750H hexa-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, which can be overclocked to 3.9 GHz. For graphics, the laptop is kitted with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, which has 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The GX701 has 8 GB of onboard DDR4 SDRAM, with expansion support up to 24 GB. It has four M.2 NVMe PCI-E 3.0 slots and a 1TB SSD. 

The GX701 has a similar backlit chiclet keyboard to the GX531 except for the Per-Key RGB feature on the GX701. It supports Aura Sync too, and has two 2.5W speakers for audio output. In terms of ports, the ASUS laptop has 1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C port, 1x USB3.1 Gen 1 Type C port, 1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type A port, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A ports, 1x HDMI 2.0b port, 1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack and 1x Kensington lock. It weighs at 2.7 kg.

It is priced at Rs. 3,49,990 and will be available for purchase in April 2019.

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II

The ROG Strix SCAR II laptops are specifically designed for Esports, the company states. It has a 15.6 inch Non-Glare Full HD IPS Panel with 144 Hz Refresh rate and 3 ms response time. It packs an Intel Core i7-8750H hexa-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, which can be overclocked to 3.9 GHz. The laptop features the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, which has 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The GX701 has 8 GB of onboard (dual channel) DDR4 SDRAM, with expansion support up to 32 GB. It has a M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 slot and a 512GB SSD, along with a 1TB FireCuda SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive).

In addition to a backlit chiclet keyboard, the SCAR II’s keyboard has 4 extra hotkeys, which can be used to increase/decrease volume, mute the microphone and launching the ROG Armoury Crate (ASUS software to optimize games and save RGB profiles). The laptop has two 3.5W speakers with Smart AMP technology and features a similar webcam attachment to the GX531 and GX701. In terms of ports, it houses 1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C port, 2x USB3.1 Gen 1 Type C port, 1x USB3.1 Gen2 Type A port, 1 x mDP 1.2 port, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A ports, 1x HDMI 2.0b port, 1x RJ-45 Jack, 1x SD card reader, 1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack and 1x Kensington lock. It weighs at 2.4kg.

The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II is priced at Rs. 1,64,990 onwards.

ASUS ROG Strix GL12CX Desktop

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The ASUS GL12CX is kitted with an Intel Core i9-9900K processor octa-core processor clocked at 3.6 GHz, with a max turbo frequency of 5 GHz. The Intel Z390 motherboard in the desktop also houses the NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2080 GPU with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. The desktop can support up to 32 GB of DDR4 of RAM, and it has 2 DIMM (Dual in-line memory module) slots. The Desktop also features a 512 GB SSD and a 2TB HDD.

The GL12 CX is priced starting Rs. 1,23,990.

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