We brought you a brief tour of the Asus Computex booth last week but simply weren’t able to spend the time we would have liked in their huge and impressive booth. With a few nights of catchup sleep, we’re now able to go back and digest some of the tasty tech Asus had on display.
The company is well known for its class leading Republic Of Gamers brand that has moved far beyond the well known motherboards to an entire line of PC components, products and peripherals.
New to the ROG range are the Spatha mouse and Claymore mechanical keyboard.
The Spatha mouse is optimized for MMO (massively-multiplayer online) games. It is equipped with 12 buttons encased in a lovely looking and durable magnesium-alloy chassis. It has three distinct color changing areas, and the user can choose from a range of 16.8m colors. It includes both wired and wireless modes and comes with desktop charging station.
The ROG Claymore is a new RGB mechanical gaming keyboard available with red, brown, blue or black Cherry MX RGB switches. It comes with ROG’s trademark Mayan finish. It features a detachable numeric keypad, and, like the Spatha mouse, the Claymore’s backlit keys are individually customizable from the same 16.8-million-color palette.
We talked about the ROG curved 34″ display in our previous article and commented that we thought it was one of the most desirable items we saw in the entire show. These weren’t the only ROG displays on show however.
The ROG Swift PG279Q is perhaps the best available gaming display. How does this read: A 144Hz capable 2560 x 1440-pixel IPS panel with G-Sync? it really does look beautiful in the flesh and is a screen every hardcore gamer has likely lusted after.
The final ROG monitor on display was the Swift PG27AQ. It has a native 4K/UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 60hz and is equipped with G-Sync to eliminate screen tearing.
Not everyone has a Nvidia card, so these MG278Q and MG279Q displays might be just the ticket. The MG278Q has a WQHD resolution with a refresh rate of 144Hz, and 1ms response time. The MG279Q is a WQHD IPS display with a refresh rate of 144Hz, and 4ms response time.
All said, Asus really had some amazing monitors on display.
Asus talked about their new ROG Certified program. It is an assurance and certification program that preferred gaming gear is designed to work perfectly with ROG products. There are already many partners involved in the program with many more to come. We see this being a big deal for system builders in particular with buyers keen for an extra level of confidence in their system purchase.
We’ve got a high quality pic of sole Z170 board Asus had on display. Asus stress this design is not final, as would be expected with many weeks of tweaking time still available.
Asus, like the other manufacturers is very much pushing next gen storage and USB 3.1. Products on display included Asus motherboards with integrated USB 3.1 (both Type-A and Type-C, USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C expansion cards, USB Power Delivery (UPD) front panel that supplies up to 100W USB charging, and a new USB 3.1 SSD enclosure.