ASUS today unveiled a huge overhaul of its entire ROG gaming laptop lineup, incorporating Intel’s newest 9th Gen notebook chips, along with NVIDIA’s latest graphics chips, and more. There are also some new AMD-powered models on offer and some redesigns to take note of.
The top-end S model comes with a speedy 240Hz display, while the M and G are available with either 240Hz or 144Hz panels. ASUS has also incorporated RGB lighting effects, as you’d expect with any gaming-focused product. It has baked in some cooling tech to try to maintain a balance between noise and optimal thermals as well.
On the inside, both laptops can be equipped with up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, along with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics. Display panels with 240Hz and 144Hz options are available here, with the higher coming in the 15-inch variants and the lower on the 17-inch versions.
Inspired by its work with BMW, ASUS is also including a unique NFC fob called the ROG Keystone that can be used to store profiles for lighting settings and even encrypted files. The designs for the laptops also include wrap-around light bars for a little extra RGB fun. You can also get up to 32GB of RAM in either model, and ASUS has made it easy to make upgrades as you see fit with standard phillips-head screws to get inside.
As if all of that weren’t enough, ASUS’ TUF family is also seeing a refresh, with 15 and 17-inch options and Ryzen 5 and 7 processors. You’ll also be able to grab up to an NVIDIA 1660 Ti GPU. The TUF family is separate from ASUS’ ROG line and is meant to provide more affordable access to its gaming lineup.
The Zephyrus S line is expected to go up for preorder today with prices starting at $2,100 in three models, with others expected to go on preorder in June. Other Zephyrus S configurations are expected to be available starting in June, while the Zephyrus S is expected for preorder in May starting at $1,900. The Zephyrus G, meanwhile, is also expected to go on preorder today with a starting price of $1,100.
As for the Strix Line, the Strix Scar III and Hero III are expected to hit preorder in June starting at $1,699, while the Strix G is expected in May starting at $999.
Finally, the TUF line is available for preorder starting today with prices starting at $899, depending on your configuration.
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ASUS’ TUF line, while not as beefy as its ROG mainstays, is still a solid go-to for entry-level gaming laptops. The latest revamp includes some unique design cues, Ryzen processors, and powerful NVIDIA graphics.
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