ASUS Republic of Gamers announced several new devices at the CES 2021 ROG For Those Who Dare virtual launch event, including three gaming laptops and a 32-inch gaming monitor. They are as follows:
ROG Flow X13
The ROG Flow X13 is a 13-inch ultraportable gaming laptop with up to a Ryzen 9 5980HS and a GTX 1650. A flip design allows the screen to be flipped 360°. The screen itself features a choice between a 120Hz FHD panel or a high-res 4K panel with Corning Gorilla glass and touch and stylus support. Regardless of display choice, expect a 16:10 aspect ratio, Adaptive-Sync support, and Pantone Validated certification.
Other features include two down-firing speakers, Dolby Atmos tech, and Two-Way AI Noise-Cancellation. For cooling, the Flow X13 has three heatsinks and fan outlets, new Arc Flow fans, liquid metal applied to the CPU, a self-cleaning thermal module, and several operating modes for tuning.
Additionally, the laptop can be paired with the XG Mobile external GPU, which comes with an RTX 3080 and makes use of a proprietary eGPU connector is said to provide 63 Gbps of graphics-exclusive bandwidth. The XG Mobile also has a dedicated USB 3.2 Gen 2 link and integrated 280W AC adapter.
ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is an ultraslim laptop with a secondary screen via ROG ScreenPad Plus. ScreenPad Plus is raised by a few degrees when the laptop display is opened, with ASUS saying that this is to provide a comfortable viewing angle. The ScreenPad Plus offers “additional interactive content” in addition to functions like stream monitoring and web-browsing, with ROG partnering with developers and XSplit Gamecaster.
Inside, the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE has up to a Ryzen 9 5900HX and an RTX 3080. Display choices include a 120Hz 4K display with 100% Adobe RGB or a 300Hz FHD display with 100% sRGB and a 3ms response time. Both have PANTONE Validated certification, thin-bezel designs, and Adaptive Sync. Other features include Two-Way AI Noise-Cancellation, upgraded speakers, Dolby Atmos, an upgraded Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS+) cooling system, and new Arc Flow fans. ROG also says that it worked with Adobe for “additional content creation tools for some of its creative software”.
ROG Strix SCAR 17
The ROG Strix SCAR 17 is billed as “the ultimate portable esports machine” and has an athletic gear-inspired aesthetic. It comes with up to a Ryzen 9 5900HX, up to an RTX 3080, and up to 64GB of dual-channel memory. The laptop has a 360Hz FHD panel with a 3ms response time and an optional 165Hz WQHD panel with a DCI-P3 color gamut. Adaptive Sync is supported by both, and both have a reduced bezel size.
The laptop has a 90Wh battery with up to 12 hours of video playback on a single charge. Fast-charging is supported, and the device is compatible with 100-watt USB Type-C power adapters. Other features include a quad-speaker design and Dolby Atmos, built-in Two-Way AI Noise-Cancellation, an optical mechanical keyboard with per-key RGB lighting, 1.9 mm key travel and zero debounce delay, and an 85% larger trackpad than the SCAR 17’s predecessor. It also has a higher-density RGB light bar around the chassis’ front edge, a light strip beneath the display, and three user-swappable hinge caps.
For cooling, the laptop has a liquid-metal thermal compound on the CPU, new Arc Flow fans, and a “more efficient self-cleaning cooling system”. Its cooling system is also said to have 3dB-lower noise levels than the previous generation.
ROG Swift PG32UQ
The ROG Swift PG32UQ is described as the “world’s first 32-inch HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor”. It has a 144 Hz IPS panel with a 1ms moving picture response time. It also has two HDMI 2.1 ports, Display Stream Compression (DSC), ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync, ASUS Variable Overdrive technology, G-SYNC compatibility, and DisplayHDR 600 compliance. The monitor also has a 160% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut with Delta E < 2 color accuracy from factory pre-calibrations. It will be available at the end of Q1 2021.
ROG Claymore II
The ROG Claymore II is a mechanical RGB gaming keyboard that is said to be the first to have ROG RX Blue Optical Mechanical Switches, with Red Switches available as well. The switches have a hollow-square stem design and per-key lighting. The keyboard claims to have “near-zero debounce delay”, “consistent wobble-free keystrokes”, and “extreme durability” with a 100 million keypress lifespan.
The keyboard has a magnetic wrist rest and a detachable numpad that can fit on either side, four media control keys on thenumpad, and a volume scroll wheel. It has wired USB-C and 2.4 GHz RF wireless connections, with fast-charging and USB passthrough supported on the former. The ROG Claymore II also has a 4000mAh battery, wireless Aura Sync lighting and the Armoury Crate software utility.
ROG Gladius III Wireless
The ROG Gladius III Wireless is an ergonomic gaming mouse with 19,000 dpi and wired, wireless 2.4 GHz RF, and Bluetooth modes. 3-pin mechanical and 5-pin Omron optical micro switches are supported via the Push-Fit Switch Socket II. Other features include a low-drag ROG Paracord cable, round-edged 100% TPFE ROG Omni mouse feet, and “revolutionary zero-click latency”. There is also a wired variant of the mouse.