ASUS ROG gaming laptops go big with high-end hardware, eSports tie-ins

ASUS ROG gaming laptops go big with high-end hardware, eSports tie-ins

The ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition will cost $1,700 and will be available sometime this quarter, as first spotted by Engadget. To celebrate the partnership, the laptop comes bundled with co-branded accessories include a mousepad, team posters and even a team jersey. It is designed for Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) gaming. In terms of hardware it is based upon an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, and features a 120Hz IPS-level display with a 100 per cent sRGB colour gamut. The keyboard has upgraded switches with 20-million-keystroke durability. The cover of this limited edition laptop also features the SK Telecom T1 team and ROG logos, with sharp, straight creases and unique markings.

ASUS's G7xx series of gaming laptops has been a very successful design in the 17-inch gaming laptop segment. It will be available Q1 2018 with a price announced upon launch. You can pick up the ROG G703 right now starting at $3499. It is powered by a factory-overclocked 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor (up to 4.8GHz full Hexa-Core) with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. That case has a transparent side window for ogling the fancy stuff on the inside. It also houses dedicated media keys for complete in-gaming control, and of course, it supports Aura Sync lighting.

Pricing for the ROG Strix Flare, ROG Aura Terminal, ROG Spotlight, and ROG Bezel-free Kit will be announced at launch.

The new Strix Flare from ROG combines a mixture of Cherry MX RGB switches, with funky Auraenabled RGB backlighting and a driver that cloaks the keyboard to stop games blocking your important macros. The wrist rest is also detachable if you wish to remove it. The backlit keys are individually programmable and there is a swappable, illuminated acrylic insert emblazoned with the ROG badge.

Asus ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition
ASUS ROG gaming laptops go big with high-end hardware, eSports tie-ins

At CES 2018 today, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiled several new products in its lineup of gaming gear including a laptop, desktop, keyboard, and more.

The ROG Aura Terminal is a quad-channel addressable RGB controller. The Spotlight can be rotated 360° within its aluminum enclosure to ensure the logo is always displayed upright.

Asus also has further lighting innovations with a couple more ROG accessories.

Finally, Asus has produced a "Bezel-free Kit", a neat bit of technology which can be used to eliminate the visible bezels in multi-monitor setups. It uses light-refraction to help make the monitor edges blend in to the field of view, and as it's an optical system, it requires no power or software to operate.