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Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced a slate of new products in the company’s biggest launch this 2019. The new series of products consists new laptops that spans the range of price-points. 

ROG Strix Scar III (GL531)

Retailing from SGD 2,698, the ROG Strix Scar III is the high-end offering from Asus, with a top-tier SGD 3,598 configuration available. Designed in conjunction with BMW design house, the Strix Scar III focuses on efficient and innovative cooling features and design elements.

The ROG Strix Scar III hooked up to multiple ROG displays and accessories. Image: Ian Ling

A new 3D fan zone works in conjunction with the dual 12-volt fans on board to deliver thermal efficiency, with key features like anti-dust tunnels, 0.1mm thermal fins and airflow-friendly lid to keep the components running at their optimum.

The selection of I/O ports on the Scar III remains largely unchanged from its predecessor. Image: Ian Ling

On board, 9th Gen i7-9750H processors clocked at 2.6GHz deliver power, while an option of Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 graphics power the 15.6-inch 3-ms response rate IPS display with an option of 144Hz or 240Hz refresh rates. Both options feature 16GB of DDR4 RAM, while PCIe NVMe storage comes at either 512GB or 1TB M.2 SSD options.

The ROG Strix Scar III (GL531) is slated to be available in Singapore in June at an MSRP of SGD 2,698 (GL531GV-RTX20601) and SGD 3,598 (GL531GW-RTX20701).

ROG Strix G (G531/G731)

ROG has also refreshed its more-affordable G series of gaming laptops, available in 15- and 17-inch configurations.

The G531 will retail starting from SGD 1,598 and is slated for availability at the upcoming CEE show in Singapore.

It features the 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H processor with up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphics. The G531 can be configured with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a PCIe NVMe 512GB M.2 SSD.

The larger G731 will retail from SGD 2,298 with availability in June. It features the same hardware, but will be available with up to a 1TB PCIe NVMe 1TB M.2 SSD for storage.

ROG Zephyrus S (GX502)

The Zephyrus S represents a step up in terms of innovation. Asus ROG has yet again focused on cooling features on the device, with self-cleaning fans with 83 blades working in conjunction with heat sinks with 205 fins and six heat pipes.

The Zephyrus S represents some of the largest innovations from ROG. Image: Ian Ling

With a 144Hz, 3ms response time display, the Zephyrus S has a high screen-to-body ratio at 81%. With its 100% sRGB colour gamut and Pantone-certified display and real 7.1 sound, the laptop is ideal for gaming, media consumption and content creation.

The ROG Zephyrus S also features a number pad on its touchpad. Image: Ian Ling

The GX502GV-ES006T retails at SGD 3,398 and features an Intel Core i7-9750H Processor at 2.6GHz, with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. It has 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD storage.

The GX502GW-ES046T retails at SGD 3,998 with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics chip, with similar internals.

The ROG Keystone on the Zephyrus S combines customisability and security. Image: Ian Ling

The Zephyrus S laptops are constructed with a magnesium alloy chassis that come in just under two kilogrammes, and measures in at 18.9mm thick. Graphics on board is switchable between Optimus and G-Sync for better power-to-performance management.

With the ROG Keystone, the Zephyrus S delivers customisation and security for hidden folders with a physical token with additional units that can be purchased separately.

ROG Mothership (GZ700)

Retailing at SGD 9,999, the ROG Mothership (GZ700GX-EV018T) is the pinnacle of power and performance in the ROG lineup. With its iconic standing form-factor, the Mothership retains its foldable, portable form-factor for easier movement between locations.

The ROG Mothership with keyboard attached. Image: Ian Ling

Configured similar to Microsoft’s Surface line of convertible laptops, the Mothership’s internals are located behind the display, which is supported at a comfortable viewing angle with a kick stand.

The keyboard is detachable and used wirelessly for flexible placement for a more ergonomic set-up. It also features a deep 2.5mm key travel for a more tactile, intuitive gaming experience. Per-key Aura Sync RGB lighting can by synchronised across accessories and peripheries, while the keyboard boasts durability to up to 20 million key presses with n-key rollover.

The ROG Mothership with keyboard attached. Image: Ian Ling

The Mothership is painstakingly engineered in a CNC process with 114 tooling stages that takes up to 19.5 hours to complete.

The standing form factor optimises cooling with a dual-fan, quad-outlet design, with 12-volt fans working in conjunction with eight heatpipes and machine-applied liquid metal for greater airflow and more efficient heat transfer.

Factory-configured overclocking works together with ROG boost to deliver performance from the desktop-grade 9th Gen Intel i9-9980HK Processor, with graphics delivered with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. With four DDR4 16GB RAM and three PCIe NVMe 512GB M.2 SSD storage slots, the Mothership is configured to deliver desktop-like performance while retaining some of the portability and flexibility of a laptop.

It also sports a 17.3-inch 4K UHD (3840x2160p) IPS display, and will be available in Singapore in June.

Ian Ling
Ian is the resident Tech Monkey and Head of Content at VR Zone. His training in Economics and Political Science is at the basis of his love for journalism and storytelling. A photographer by passion, and an audiophile by obsession, Ian is captivated by all forms of tech that makes enthusiasts tick.

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