Asus’ new computers pack some serious firepower

Taiwanese computer company Asus showed a new lineup of gaming-focused computers at CES this year.

The Republic of Gamers (ROG) line is well known for gaming-oriented features. The first product in the new lineup is the ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition laptop, bundled with an SK Telecom esports team jersey and mousepad. The laptop itself features the team’s popular mid lane player Faker’s signature on the palm rest. On the hardware side, the ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition is no slouch, sporting an Intel i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card, a 120Hz IPS display for high framerates and wide viewing angles and a quality keyboard with upgraded switches.

For gamers who don’t need the portability of a laptop, the ROG Strix GL12 is a highly capable machine, featuring a hexa-core Intel i7 and an NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card. An easily swappable SSD tray allows for simple upgrading of SSD storage, and expansion bays allow for even more storage.

An extra powerful laptop is also available, the ROG G703 is a 17-inch model with a high speed Intel i7-7820HK and an NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card. The laptop also features a 144Hz 1080p display.

Local pricing and availability is yet to be announced, but the gaming machines will likely be on the expensive side. Overseas, pricing is yet to be announced for the ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition coming out in Q1 and ROG Strix GL12 launching in Q2, but the 17-inch ROG G703 is available now starting at USD$3499.

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