Asus ROG Gaming PCs & Laptops Launched In India
Asus is well renowned for its Republic Of Gaming sub-brand that offers gaming machines or gaming-related peripherals. The company has announced refreshing its ROG lineup in India with new releases in the Zephyrus and Strix ranges of gaming laptops. The company had updated the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX01 and ROG Zephyrus S GX531 earlier this year in March. Now, Asus is introducing its newest iteration of the aforementioned laptops.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502 is a Windows gaming laptop that sports a 15.6-inch FHD IPS Pantone display with a refresh rate of 144Hz and response time of 3ms. It is also equipped with the Intel’s 9th generation processors alongside NVIDIA GeForce 1660Ti graphics card. The GPU is tweaked for a max clock speed of 2100 MHz in Turbo mode with ROG Boost. The new gaming laptop features an “intelligent” cooling system with 83 blade fans.
It supports an ESS Sabre HiFi digital to analogue converter (DAC) with Hi-Res Audio certification and M.2 NVMe SSDs for up to 1TB of RAID 0 storage. Notably, the Zephyrus M can be charged through its USB-C port via a mobile power bank. The keys are backlit with RGB lighting and configuration allows for up to 32GB of RAM. Asus ROG gaming laptop offers up to 6 hours of battery life and weighs a light 1.9kg. Its starting price in India is INR 1,49,000.
Asus ROG Strix Range
Under Asus’ ROG Strix series of gaming laptops, new models have been unveiled for gaming enthusiasts. The ROG Strix Scar III and Hero III models are esports ready and feature a removable NFC module called Keystone. It allows gamers to move their saved profiles from one compatible laptop to another. The Keystone has a function that unlocks hidden storage areas on the owner’s laptop. The Scar III and Hero III have been launched in 15 inch and 17 inch variants that can be configured with either Intel’s 9th Gen i7 or i9 CPUs. Both laptops are offered 144Hz or 240Hz refresh rate display options. Due to its gaming nature, these laptops will have RGB LEF strips along with their bases with an RGB keyboard.
The Asus ROG Strix III G531 lineup is equipped with NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card ranging from the RTX 2060 to RTX 2070; while the Hero III sports an FTX 1660Ti video card. The laptops feature a 15.6 inch IPS display with up to 240Hz refresh rate offering and a 3ms response time. The laptops can be equipped with the latest Intel 9th Gen i9-9880H CPU with the same intelligent cooling system and RangeBoost algorithm for better connectivity. It can house up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB storage. These laptops weigh 2.395kgs and their prices start from INR 1,39,000.
Finally, the Asus ROG Strix G Edition G531 and G731 series of laptops offer a 120Hz display with a response time of 3ms. The gaming laptop feature a 9th Gen Intel i7-9750H CPU paired with up to NVIDIA GeForce 1650 GPU. The laptop will also include Intelligent cooling and RangeBoost algorithm. the ROG G531 has its prices start from INR 59,990 on Flipkart, while the G731 will sell for INR 79,990. The later will go on sale in the second half of July.
Asus ROG PC range
Asus has also announced its range of gaming desktop PCs alongside its laptop counterparts. The Asus ROG Huracan G21CX, Asus ROG Strix GL12CX, and the Asus ROG Strix GL10CS desktops. The G21CX features up to NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU with Intel Core i9 CPU on the Z390 motherboard which has overclocking capabilities. The gaming laptop will support up to 32GB RAM and offers 512GB M.2 SSD and 2TB storage. It will sport front and rear speakers with inbuilt WiFi, Bluetooth, Microphone and various USB ports and audio jacks. The machine is bundled with ROG Strix Flare keyboard and ROG Gladius II Mouse and starts from INR 1,99,990.
Asus ROG GL12CX PC packs the latest i9-9900K CPU which is factory overclocked to 5.1GHz. The laptop features NVIDIA’s RTX 2080Ti GPU alongside two M.2 SSDs and Intel Optane memory. It also offers up to 32GB RAM along with front and rear speakers. Under connectivity options, inbuilt Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microphone, headphone jack, USB Type-C, USB Type-A ports are offered. The Asus ROG Strix GL12CX price in India starts from Rs. 1,49,990.
Finally, the Asus ROG GL10CS is a customisable desktop with CPU ranging from 9th Gen i5 to i7. The graphics card options go up to NVIDIA’s RTX 2060. It features two isolated air chambers for housing its CPU and GPU completely separate from its power supply unit; ensuring clean airflow and preventing heat generated from the CPU and GPU to affect the PSU and storage drives. The PC will support up to 8GB RAM with 256GB of M.2 SSD. The Asus ROG GL10CS PC starting price is INR 61,990.
Asus is offering a couple of great gaming machines in India. These laptops and desktops will cater to different categories and price segments. More options for gamers is always a good sign. It showcases the growth of the Indian gaming community in the global standards with companies placing more emphasis on the country with their products. Soon, we may begin to see more esports title tournaments being held in India as well.