Known globally for its gaming-based gadgets, the Taiwanese brand Asus has launched its latest series of gaming laptops in India with the whole NVIDIA GeForce RTX lineup featured in it. The new ROG (Republic of Games) laptop series include ROG Zephyrus S GX531, ROG Zephyrus S GX701, and ROG Strix SCAR II. The company also unveiled a desktop GL12CX and a different laptop touted as Asus Hero II. All the devices are high-end laptops as per their prices as well as specifications. First, the ROG Zephyrus S GX531 comes with a price tag of Rs 2,39,990, next we have ROG Zephyrus S GX701 priced at Rs 3,49,990, and the last and the cheapest among three, ROG Strix SCAR II, starts from 1,64,990.
Moreover, the desktop GL12CX is out with a price tag of Rs 3,29,990 whereas, the other laptop Asus Hero II is available at Rs 1,64,990.
While the sale for ROG Zephyrus S GX531 and ROG Zephyrus S GX701 will start in April, the other three are already up for sale started from March 11.
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531
Touted as the world’s slimmest gaming laptop by the company, ROG Zephyrus S GX531 has a thickness of around 15.35~16.15mm. The laptop features a 15.6-inch display along with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q empowering the graphical performance. The gaming laptop is power-driven by the latest Intel Core i7-8750H CPU. The device offers an impressive refresh rate of 144Hz and response time of 3ms. Other than that, it also comes with the AAS cooling system, 5 heat pipes, 4 heat sinks, and 12v anti-dust cooling fans.
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GX
Next up we have a bigger 17.3-inch anti-glare display laptop that features NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GX is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. With a similar 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time as of Zephyrus S GX531, the display features very thin bezels offering 81% screen to body ratio. A smart feature named as GPU Switch lets this device to easily transit between gaming mode and a simple laptop with longer battery backup. It also features the AAS cooling system, per-key RGB Lighting, and Aura Sync.
Asus ROG Strix SCAR II
The third entry to the ROG lineup is a 15.6-inch ROG Strix SCAR II with similar 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. This one is powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 and a six-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H CPU. The latest chipset from Intel is coupled with 8GB of VRAM. Other features include HyperStrike Pro Keyboard, prominent WASD keys, AURA RGB backlight zones, and 1.8mm key travel distance.
ROG and PC Head of Asus India, Arnold Su said, “ROG is more than just a gaming brand; it’s a commitment to enhancing your gaming and enthusiast experience through innovative engineering and thoughtful design. Staying true to our promise today we launch the new ROG line up powered by the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX lineup, including the GeForce RTX 2080 on the GL12CX desktop, and the GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070 powering the ROG GL504 laptop pairing real-time ray tracing and artificial intelligence with cutting edge gaming and VR performance. Each one offers innovative cooling to ensure that the products deliver unprecedented sustained gaming performance. We are confident with the new RTX line up the ROG segment has become an even more exciting segment to look forward.”