At CES this year, Asus, the Taiwanese PC giant has announced its new range of ROG gaming laptops and the improvements that it has brought to the latest products. The ROG Zephyrus and Flow lineup in 2022 will now come with a display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, and select models feature the brand-new Nebula and Nebula HDR Displays.
Asus started using the liquid metal thermal compound on its entire laptop lineup. The ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 and Strix SCAR will feature Conductonaut Extreme, a thermal interface material intended for ultra-high-performance scenarios to reduce CPU temperatures by up to 15°C compared to traditional thermal pastes.
ROG has also implemented a MUX switch to the entire lineup, allowing the dedicated GPU to push graphics directly to the display. Gamers can enable the direct GPU mode to reduce latency and boost performance by up to 5-10% on average. Asus claims that titles like Rainbow Six Siege witnessed more than a 30% boost. The company has also announced a range of new ROG gaming laptops, tablets, desktops and more.
ROG Strix SCAR
The brand-new ROG Strix SCAR is made for esports enthusiasts running Windows 11 Pro and packing the best in class hardware, including a high-refresh display and ROG Intelligent Cooling with Liquid Metal Conductonaut Extreme. The ROG Strix SCAR can have up to 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti alongside PCIe 4.0 storage and DDR5 4800MHz RAM.
It is available in two sizes- 15-inch and 17-inch. The 15-inch models offer three IPS-level display choices- QHD 240Hz, full HD 300Hz, and QHD 165Hz. The 17-inch model offers two display options- QHD 240Hz or Full HD 360Hz. All the models support Dolby Vision HDR with Adaptive-Sync in the display and 3ms response time.
Asus ROG Strix G
Asus has also launched the all-new ROG Strix G15 and G17 laptops, powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The G15 offers full HD 300Hz and QHD 165Hz display options, while the G17 offers full HD 360Hz and QHD 240hz display options. These laptops support Dolby Vision with Adaptive-Sync and 3ms response time while providing Dolby Atmos spatial audio. There are three colour options- Eclipse Gray, Volt Green and Electro Punk.
All the laptops under the ROG Strix lineup pack a 90Wh battery with support for 100W charging via USB-C alongside advanced connectivity options like WiFi 6E and 2.5G LAN.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
The new ROG Zephyrus G14 is a beast with a portable form factor, which is improved now compared to the previous generation. The new G14 runs Windows 11 out of the box and is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 Series processor and AMD Radeon RX 6000S Series mobile graphics, coupled with DDR5 RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD.
The G14 is also one of the first ROG laptops to feature the brand-new Nebula display, offering a 120Hz refresh rate at QHD resolution with 500nits of peak brightness and 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, and a 3ms response time, Dolby Vision. Like the new ROG Strix lineup, the G14 comes with Dolby Atmos and blazing fast WiFi 6E. It is available in two colour variants- Eclipse Gray and Moonlight White.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16
The new ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is the latest dual-display laptop with ROG’s ScreenPad Plus and a secondary screen for extra productivity. It is now powered by AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The laptop supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and in terms of display.
The first one is ROG Nebula HDR, which offers 512 mini LED dimming zones with up to 1100 nits of peak brightness with QHD, 16:10 panel with a refresh rate of 165Hz. The second option is a Dual Spec panel which can switch between 4K 120Hz and Full HD 240Hz, letting gamers choose between higher frame rate and resolution.
Other Asus Products Announced at CES 2022
Apart from these, Asus has updated the ROG Flow X13 with the latest AMD Ryzen 9 6000 Series CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti for 2022. Asus has also introduced the new ROG Strix GT15 Gaming Desktop, packing the latest hardware from Intel and Nvidia. The desktop can have multiple configurations up to Intel Core i7-12700KF, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, and 64GB DDR4-3200 RAM. The company has also introduced the new ROG Flow Z13 Gaming Tablet with Intel Core i9 Processor and 120Hz display and Archer series of bags and backpacks.
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