Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has introduced an impressive new line of gaming notebooks, all featuring the brand new NVIDIA GeForce 10 series mobile GPUs. The VR-ready GeForce 10 series GPUs offer a significant jump in performance compared to the previous generation, allowing these new notebooks to deliver an incredibly smooth VR-gaming experience on the move.
The star of the new lineup is the ROG GX800, the world’s first 18-inch 4K UHD gaming laptop. The liquid-cooled notebook features the ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking system and packs the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU in a 2-Way SLI configuration. Along with 4K resolution, the display also offers support for NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. Rest of the key USPs include a MechTAG (Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming) keyboard with mechanical switches and customizable RGB LED backlighting for individual keys, Intel K-series processors, up to 64GB DDR4 memory, and plug-and-play compatibility with all leading VR headsets.
If you want something a little smaller, the ROG G752VS is the one to look at. It features a 17.3-inch display with a super-fast 120Hz refresh rate, unlocked 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. The ROG G752VM is a slightly more affordable option with the less powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, 6th Gen Intel Core i7 ‘Skylake’ processor, and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory.
For those looking at buying a much more compact and lightweight gaming laptop, Asus has the ROG Strix GL502VS and GL502VM 15.6-inch notebooks. Both models are powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and come with an IPS panel that offers 178-degree viewing angles. The only main difference is that the GL502VS comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, while the GL502VM employs the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU.