ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced a wide range of new and exclusive products at its virtual launch event today “For those who dare: transcendence” on the occasion CES 2024. Including the new gaming laptops ROG Zephyrus G14 and G16 present an innovation Slash Lighting LED strip expanding the popular customization options of the previous generation. We had the opportunity to see the new ROG Zephyrus laptops firsthand at an event in Milan ahead of the CES announcements.
Designed for gamers, developers and designers, the Zephyrus series includes the G14 processor AMD Ryzen 9 8940Hand the G16 with processor Intel Core Ultra 9 185H. Both laptops are equipped with GPUs NVIDIA GeForce RTX and feature a variety of powerful smart cooling solutions from ROG.
These are also the first laptops to feature it ROG Nebula Display OLED panels. The G14 has a 3K 120Hz display, while the G16 has a 2.5K 240Hz display. Both have a 16:10 aspect ratio, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos technology improve sound quality. To complete the picture, integrated HD cameras ensure smoother communication.
Laptops will be added to the new Zephyrus ROG Strix SCAR 16 and SCAR 18 powered by processors up to Intel Core i9 14900HX and with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU. Heat dissipation solutions include Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal on CPU and GPU, Tri-Fan technology and 360 degree vents.
THE HDR display ROG Nebula Mini LED 2.5K (2560 x 1600 pixels) and 240 Hz, including ROG's first 18-inch mini-LED display, have a screen-to-body ratio of up to 90% and offer Dolby Atmos audio with four speakers. They also feature a gaming-friendly keyboard, Thunderbolt 4, 2.5Gbps LAN, WiFi 6E, and a 90Wh battery with 100W USB-C charging. The laptops are crafted with attention to detail, as evidenced by the metal chassis with the iconic RGB ROG logo and a new ROG slash design.
Similar characteristics also apply to the new ones ROG Strix G16 and G18. Gamer-friendly features include a large touchpad, large arrow keys, Thunderbolt 4 support, an RGB backlit keyboard where each key can be customized to output a different color, 1Gbps LAN, WiFi 6E and a 720p HD camera. The high-capacity 90Wh battery and 100W USB-C charging ensure you can game away from a power outlet without sacrificing performance. The Volt Green version features a metal casing with the RGB ROG logo and a new ROG slash design, while the Eclipse Gray version still features a metal casing but with a subtle ROG slash motif.
It was also presented at CES ROG NUC. The so-called PC is not just a typical gaming system Scorpion Canyon, packs all of its gaming power into a compact size, with Intel Core Ultra 7 or Core Ultra 9 processors. The performance hybrid architecture ensures smooth and fast multitasking by leveraging the additional cores, while Intel Thread Director and Intel Smart Cache optimize the workload for a smooth gaming experience. The ROG NUC is paired with an NVIDIA RTX 4060 or RTX 4070 graphics card.
The tool-free design of the case combines with the compact dimensions (270 x 180 x 50 mm), while connectivity features include HDMI 2.1a, DisplayPort 1.4, Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2, USB 2.0, etc. Intel Killer WiFi 6E AX1690i.
The presentation of ROG Swift OLED PG39WCDM monitor represents another significant step forward towards more immersive gaming technology. This 39-inch ultrawide OLED gaming monitor (3440 x 1440 pixels) features an 800R curvature and a 240 Hz refresh rate. In addition, the ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDP offers the Frame Rate Boost function, which allows users to switch from 4K 240 Hz to FHD 480 Hz at any time. The surprising new series is rounded off by the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDPThe world's leading OLED gaming monitor with a 480Hz refresh rate.
Equipped with third-generation ROG OLED technology, the latest META technology and ELMB technology, the new Swift displays offer 30% higher maximum brightness and 20% better viewing angles. The custom heatsink It reduces operating temperatures, but also protects against the risk of burn-in, thus ensuring the longevity of the OLED display. With a maximum brightness of 1300 nits and DisplayHDR True Black 400 compatibility, the ROG Swift OLED offers a response time of 0.03 ms, with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compatibility and technology Extremely Low Motion Blur (ELMB) for even sharper and clearer movements during high-speed gaming.
The ROG Swift OLED PG39WCDM with built-in Smart KVM lets users seamlessly control two devices with a keyboard and mouse, and USB 3.2 connectivity ensures fast file transfers. Advanced connectivity options including DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC), HDMI (v2.1) and USB-C with 90W Power Delivery make the ROG Swift OLED a versatile powerhouse for all gaming setups. The monitor also comes with the ROG VESA kit for easy wall mounting. With a panel curvature of 800R, the ROG Swift OLED is the most curved monitor on the market. All three new models also feature ROG Gaming's artificial intelligence technology Dynamic Shadow Boost, Dynamic Crosshair, Variable Overdrive 2.0 and Dynamic GameVisual.
ROG also presented two innovative ones Monitor accessories. There ROG Aura light bar offers three modes: front light for eye protection, backlight for the Aura Sync setup and a combination of both. This adapts to both curved and flat monitors, supports custom color temperature and brightness adjustments, and integrates into gaming setups with AURA Sync software and ASUS DisplayWidget Center, offering advanced features such as app sync, preset light schedules, and System synchronization enabled.
The ROG Ergo monitor arm It can support monitors up to 39 inches and a recommended maximum weight of 11.5 kg. Equipped with double-sided cable management, it features a cyberpunk-inspired design with VESA support, customizable and clear configuration. The mechanical spring mechanism allows smooth, effortless adjustments for a wide range of motion: 75° up, 15° down and full 360° rotation. The product has undergone rigorous durability testing, including a 10,000 cycle motion test.
We also have the new and improved ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 BTFwhich retains all the features of the “regular” ROG Strix RTX 4090 while introducing a high-performance PCIe port compatible with the new graphics card slot on the motherboard ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF. This design eliminates the need for visible 8- or 16-pin power cables on the board, simplifying cable routing and reducing exposed cables. The Advanced BTF structure provides additional support to eliminate the risk of bowing or sagging, ensuring both aesthetic appearance and structural integrity.
Completing the Advanced BTF ecosystem is the case ROG Hyperion BTF, which provides improved cable management for integration into the hidden port solution. As a result, the ROG BTF ecosystem improves ROG aesthetics and integrates innovative technical solutions for a smoother building experience.
For whatever reason ROG Carnyx microphoneIt is specifically designed for studio-quality recording and features a large 25mm condenser capsule, a 192kHz/24-bit sampling rate and a cardioid polar pattern for solo recording. The high-pass filter, integrated pop filter and high-quality metal shock mount ensure crisp, clear sound even during intensive gaming sessions without being disturbed by background noises such as typing, clicking or voices. There is no shortage of intuitive multi-function control knob, one-touch mute button and Aura Sync RGB lighting.
Another new feature is the ROG Keris II Ace, the latest addition to the Ace Esports series. Let's talk about a Gaming mouse Weighing just 54 grams and featuring an ergonomic shape designed for long-term use. ROG SpeedNova wireless technology ensures minimal latency even in heavily connected environments. The ROG AimPoint Pro optical sensor and the reliable ROG 100M optical switch are characterized by accuracy and durability. The ROG Polling Rate Booster is a standalone device that supports wireless polling rates of up to 4000 Hz and wired frequencies of up to 8000 Hz, minimizing cursor lag to ensure your in-game actions are exactly as expected.
Other interesting news from ASUS for CES 2024 is ROG Phone 8 And ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED.