ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces an Astounding Array of Gaming Weaponry at CES 2021

ASUS ROG Announces an Astounding Array of Gaming Weaponry at CES 2021

ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers ) today announced its first interactive  experience and an exciting lineup of gaming weaponry and technologies at the CES 2021 ROG For  Those Who Dare virtual launch event. The event marked the debut of the ROG Flow X13 gaming laptop  with the XG Mobile external GPU, the dual-screen ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE gaming laptop, Strix SCAR  17 gaming laptop, the 32-inch ROG Swift PG32UQ 4K 144 Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 for console  and PC gaming, as well as the ROG Claymore II gaming keyboard and the ROG Gladius III Wireless  gaming mouse. These latest products and more are available to explore in ROG Citadel XV, a boundary breaking interactive experience introduced during the ROG For Those Who Dare virtual event livestream  and available to download for free on Steam.  

ROG Citadel XV extends ROG’s reach from hardware and software to gaming content to enrich the  gaming ecosystem and overall gaming experience. The experience takes gamers through the ROG  Citadel underground fortress, where they’ll experience the latest cutting-edge ROG products and  technologies being developed. They will be taken to several futuristic Cyberpunk-inspired laboratories to  view the new ROG offerings. The lab designs reflect the ROG design language based around the themes  of Vanguard, Fusion and Rebel. Once through the fortress, an arcade-inspired first-person shooter mini-game is then unlocked, where participants can test their aim and reflexes by taking down 3D targets  moving across the screen. 

ASUS ROG Flow X13 

ROG Flow X13 is a 13-inch ultraportable gaming laptop powered by up to an AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS mobile processor CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. The energy efficient CPU helps prolong  battery life, giving Flow X13 up to 10 hours of gaming on a full charge. It also comes with a lightweight, 100-watt USB-C® PD charger that can charge an empty battery to 60% in just 39 minutes. 

Flow X13 features a flip design that allows the screen to be flipped 360° for use in various scenarios. The  laptop is available with a 120 Hz FHD panel or a high-res 4K panel that’s protected by tough Corning® Gorilla® glass and features a narrow-frame design and support for touch and stylus input. Both choices of  display have a 16:10 aspect ratio, support Adaptive-Sync and are Pantone® Validated for superb color  accuracy. 

Two down-firing speakers and Dolby Atmos technology deliver pristine, immersive audio. In addition,  Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation ensures clear in-game communication and is powered by the CPU to  have minimal impact on gaming performance. 

Flow X13 can be paired with XG Mobile, an external GPU with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX3080 graphics. When connected, XG Mobile gives Flow X13 a graphical prowess that’s equivalent to full-sized gaming  rigs. A proprietary eGPU connector dedicates 63 Gbps of bandwidth exclusively to graphics, resulting in  significantly higher performance than Thunderbolt™ eGPUs. The graphical performance boost from XG  Mobile gives Flow X13 the versatility to handle content creation, AAA gaming and work on the go, as well  as hardcore gaming at home.  

XG Mobile also includes a dedicated USB 3.2 Gen 2 link, which feeds an I/O hub with extra connectivity,  and an integrated 280W AC adapter, which powers both XG Mobile and Flow X13 so that users don’t  need to carry an additional power brick.  

The cooling system of Flow X13 is fine-tuned for high performance in a small chassis. ROG is the first to  apply AMD CPUs with liquid metal in mass-produced laptops. Flow X13 has three heatsinks and fan  outlets, and new Arc Flow fans that improve airflow by up to 15% without increasing noise. A self-cleaning  thermal module also ensures reliable performance over time. ROG offers multiple operating modes so  users can tune the cooling system for different requirements. 

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces an Astounding Array of Gaming Weaponry at CES 2021

ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE 

Zephyrus Duo 15 SE features the innovative ROG ScreenPad Plus to give gamers the advantage of a  secondary screen for more usable onscreen space for gaming and productive tasks. ScreenPad Plus  raises a few degrees when the laptop display is opened to give the user a comfortable viewing angle. 

The ultraslim Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is powered by up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor CPU  and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics. It comes with either a 120 Hz 4K display with 100% Adobe  RGB color space coverage or a 300 Hz FHD display with a 3 ms response time and 100% sRGB color  space coverage. Both panels are PANTONE Validated and feature thin-bezel designs and Adaptive-Sync  technology. 

Gamers can use the ScreenPad Plus secondary panel to browse the web, read emails, chat over instant  messaging apps, or to stream or record gameplay. ROG worked with developers for additional interactive  content on the secondary display, as well as partnered with XSplit Gamecaster to allow gamers to  monitor their streams while gaming on the main display. In addition, ROG worked with Adobe for  additional content creation tools for some of its creative software. 

The built-in Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation feature offers clear communication, while the upgraded  speakers provide crisp and rich audio. The inclusion of Dolby Atmos brings entertainment to life, giving  users exceptional audio quality when listening to music, as well as providing three-dimensional precision  audio to allow users to pinpoint the source of in-game sounds 

The upgraded Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS+) cooling system allows more power to be fed to  the CPU and GPU without increasing noise levels. The design provides an air intake underneath the  secondary display to aid cooling. It features new Arc Flow fans that increase airflow by 13% over the  previous generation, transfers heat from the AMD CPU with a liquid-metal thermal compound, and uses  five heat pipes and four heatsinks with increased surface area. 

ROG Strix SCAR 17 

ROG Strix SCAR 17 is a gaming powerhouse that can be specified with up to GeForce RTX 3080  graphics and up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor CPU. It has up to 64 GB of dual-channel  DDR-3200 MHz memory and features new fans and liquid-metal cooling. 

Designed as the ultimate portable esports machine, SCAR 17 offers superfast visuals on the world’s  fastest laptop display, a 360 Hz FHD panel with a 3 ms response time. An optional 165 Hz WQHD panel  combines fluidity with higher detail and a DCI-P3 color gamut. Both options have Adaptive-Sync  technology, and ROG engineers worked on reducing the bezel size to offer a larger screen-to-body ratio  for more immersive gaming.

SCAR 17 has a quad-speaker design and Dolby Atmos sound enhancement to give gamers a competitive  edge, allowing them to accurately pinpoint the source of in-game noises like footsteps or gunfire. The  built-in Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation feature filters out ambient noises for crystal-clear in-game  communication, even when gaming in noisy environments. 

The larger 90 Wh battery now provides up to 12 hours of video playback on a single charge, with support  for fast charging and compatibility with 100-watt USB Type-C power adapters. 

The optical mechanical keyboard of SCAR 17 features per-key RGB lighting, 1.9 mm key travel and zero  debounce delay for near-instantaneous inputs. The trackpad is also 85% larger than the one found on the  previous model, making it easier to use while on the go. 

SCAR 17 is more compact than its predecessor, and this new design also includes a higher-density RGB  light bar around the front edge of the chassis, an additional light strip under the display, a set of three  user-swappable hinge caps and a bold new aesthetic inspired by athletic gear. 

A refined cooling system extracts peak performance from SCAR 17 while lowering noise levels by 3 dB compared to the last generation. Refinements include the use of a liquid-metal thermal compound on the  AMD CPU, new Arc Flow fans with special blade tips that reduce turbulence with an aerodynamic wave  pattern and a more efficient self-cleaning cooling system. 

ROG Swift PG32UQ 

ROG Swift PG32UQ is the world’s first 32 -inch HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor and features a 144 Hz IPS  panel with a 1ms moving picture response time (MPRT). It has two HDMI 2.1 ports to support up to 4K  visuals at up to 120 Hz on the latest gaming consoles. It also has Display Stream Compression (DSC)  technology, a compression standard for transporting ultra-high definition video streams across a single  interface at high speed with no perceptible loss of visual quality. It allows PG32UQ to support up to 4K  144 Hz visuals via a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection.  

PG32UQ is G-SYNC Compatible1ready and features ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB Sync)  technology and ASUS Variable Overdrive technology for consistently smooth visuals at variable frame  rates. For color performance, PG32UQ is DisplayHDR™ 600 compliant, has 160% sRGB and 98% DCI P3 color gamut support, and is factory pre-calibrated to ensure Delta E < 2 color accuracy. ROG Swift  PG32UQ will be available at the end of the first quarter of 2021. 

ROG Claymore II  

ROG Claymore II is the first mechanical RGB gaming keyboard to feature ROG RX Blue Optical  Mechanical Switches, which employ a hollow-square stem design and embedded RGB LEDs for all around per-key lighting. The unique switch design provides near-zero debounce delay so keys are  immediately triggered the moment they are pressed. The hollow-square stem, four keycap corner latches,  and X-stabilizer mechanism ensure consistent wobble-free keystrokes, while the 100-million-keypress  lifespan ensures extreme durability. Claymore II is also available with ROG RX Red Switches. 

Claymore II has a magnetic wrist rest and a detachable numpad that can be attached to either side of the  80% keyboard to suit various play styles and gaming setups. The numpad includes four media control  keys that can be customized for productivity shortcuts or macro commands, it also has a volume scroll  wheel for adjustments. 

The wired USB-C® and 2.4 GHz RF wireless connections ensure lag-free connectivity. The 4000 mAh battery provides up to 40 hours of use on a single charge, the USB-C connection also supports fast  charging or USB passthrough for other devices. In addition, Claymore II also has wireless Aura Sync  lighting and the Armoury Crate software utility for a multitude of customization options. 

ROG Gladius III Wireless 

ROG Gladius III Wireless is an ergonomic 19,000 dpi gaming mouse with advanced tri-mode connectivity  with wired, wireless 2.4 GHz RF and Bluetooth modes. The new and exclusive Push-Fit Switch Socket II  supports both traditional 3-pin mechanical and 5-pin Omron optical micro switches, allowing the user to  tailor button click and feel to suit their preferences. Users can also replace worn-out switches to prolong  the lifespan of the mouse. Revolutionary zero-click latency delivers real-time reaction, while the flexible,  low-drag ROG Paracord cable and round-edged 100% TPFE ROG Omni mouse feet ensure a smooth  glide. A wired version of ROG Gladius III is also available.

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