January 07, 2015

ASUS Announces Complete Gaming Hardware Line-up at CES 2015

Las Vegas, USA (5th January, 2015) ASUS today announced that products from its complete gaming line-up are available to experience at the 2015 International CES®. Available to explore will be the latest offerings from both ASUS and ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG).

The ROG line-up includes the 27-inch ROG Swift PG27AQ 4K/UHD gaming monitor with super-narrow bezel and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology, and the ROG G20 compact gaming desktop and GR8 console-inspired ultra-compact gaming PCs. Also on display are the ROG Enthusiast SLI Bridge for all (two-way, three-way and four-way) SLI configurations, ROG Spatha wireless mouse, Sica high-precision optical wired mouse, and ROG Whetstone ultra-smooth silicone-fabric mouse pad.

ASUS gaming products on display include the true-to-life 120Hz MG279Q gaming display, plus the latest Strix Series gear including the Strix 7.1 true 7.1 surround gaming headset, Strix Claw optical gaming mouse, Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboard and Strix Glide Control and Strix Glide Speed gaming mouse pads.

ROG Swift PG27AQ 4K/UHD IPS gaming monitor

ROG’s gaming products are forged for ultimate gaming perfection and a shining star of the ROG’s CES stand is Swift PG27AQ featuring a stunning 3840 x 2160-pixel 4K/UHD resolution. With an in-plane switching (IPS Technology) panel for wide viewing angles, a superb 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300cd/m² brightness for true-to-life gaming, the 27-inch LED-backlit display features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. This synchronizes its refresh rates to the computer’s graphics-processing unit (GPU), eliminating screen tearing and minimizing stutter and input lag to deliver the smoothest gaming experience possible. Swift PG27AQ also includes an easy-to-navigate on-screen display (OSD) with a five-way navigation joystick and hotkey shortcuts, an ergonomic design with full tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment, and a smart cable-management system in a super narrow bezel design..

ROG G20 compact gaming desktop PC

The ROG G20 Compact Gaming Desktop features a compact 12.5-liter case and is powered by a 4th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor matched with an NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 980 graphics card for unstoppable gaming and home entertainment in spectacular WQHD 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution.

G20 is extremely quiet at just 22dB when idle — quieter than a hushed library — and sports a bold design, with a matte-black finish, aggressive lines, Mayan-inspired markings, and customizable lighting effects with 8m colors.

Attesting to its superiority, G20 has already received critical acclaim, winning the Good Design Award 2014, Best Choice of the Year and Golden Awards at Computex 2014, and a 2015 CES Innovation Award.

ROG GR8 console-size gaming PC

GR8 is ROG’s exciting console-inspired ultra-compact gaming PC with an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti graphics for full-on gaming in Full HD. It features up to 16GB DDR3L memory, a hard disk drive or high-speed solid state drive, built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1.

The CES Innovation Award-winning GR8 has a built-in Miracast receiver for wireless HD entertainment screen-mirroring, special slide-off covers for easy access to the 2.5-inch drive bay and SO-DIMM memory slots for quick upgrades. Ideal for bedrooms, living rooms and LAN parties, the GR8 has a matte-black finish with Mayan-inspired detailing, and a pulsing illuminated ROG logo.

ROG GR8 also includes the professional gamer-grade Gladius mouse and M801 mechanical keyboard for a complete gaming package.

ROG Enthusiast SLI Bridge

Hardcore gamers who demand serious graphics grunt will love ROG’s new Enthusiast SLI Bridge for making sturdy Scalable Link Interface (SLI) connections with the utmost style. ROG Enthusiast SLI Bridge has an illuminated ROG logo and a sleek aluminum luster, adding essential finishing touches to enthusiast gaming rigs. ROG Enthusiast SLI Bridge is available for all configurations for up to four-way SLI.

ROG Spatha gaming mouse

Spatha is ROG’s flagship gaming mouse custom-engineered to give gamers the advantage in massively-multiplayer online (MMO) and role-playing games (RPGs). Spatha’s formidable design includes six customizable macro buttons perfectly positioned for thumb operation, putting advanced control within instant reach.

ROG Spatha comes with a stylish charging dock so it’s always ready for combat, and it includes the intuitive ROG Armory utility to enable gamers to tweak almost every aspect of Spatha’s operation.

ROG Sica gaming mouse

Sica is ROG’s brand-new wired mouse optimized for multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) gaming, with a high-precision  optical sensor for pixel-precise control in every situation. Sica’s ambidextrous design has discrete left and right mouse buttons and fits every grip type, so it’s perfect for either right- or left-handed play.

ROG Sica also benefits from an exclusive and improved socketed-switch design, giving exacting gamers the freedom to customize the mouse to please their personal preferences quickly and easily. Sica is finished with ROG’s familiar Mayan-patterned design.

ROG Whetstone gaming mouse pad

Designed with input from pro-gaming team Taipei Assassins, ROG Whetstone is the first ROG hybrid silicone-fabric mouse pad that provides precise, ultra-smooth and quiet mouse tracking and control.

With ROG’s signature Mayan-inspired texturing, Whetstone incorporates both solid-bonding and heat-sealing techniques to ensure a durable, high-quality finish. The easy-roll material is great for portability and the material’s special water-resistant coating is even washable — giving gamers a premium mouse pad that’s ideal for a gaming setup at home, or at LAN parties.

ASUS MG279Q WQHD gaming monitor

Leading the ASUS gaming-gear line-up at CES is MG279Q, a sleek 27-inch display with in-plane switching (IPS) technology and WQHD 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution. MG279Q offers frame rates of over 120fps (120Hz), and with a 5ms grey-to-grey (GTG) response time it delivers ultra-smooth performance for true-to-life gaming experiences.

MG279Q has a gamer-friendly design, with an exclusive five-way navigation joystick for quick navigation of the intuitive on-screen display (OSD) and a dedicated GamePlus hotkey, which displays a customizable crosshair and timer overlap for enhanced combat. The new display’s super-narrow bezel means that MG279Q blends beautifully into any setting, while the ergonomic design allows full tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment.  MG279Q also has a smart cable-management system built in and it’s VESA wall-mountable.

Connections include DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, two HDMI ports (for native WQHD) and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) 2.0 socket for 1080p connections to mobile devices, plus simultaneous charging. MG279Q also has a built-in dual USB 3.0 hub for device changing and data transfers that are up to ten times (10X) faster than USB 2.0.

Strix 7.1 true 7.1 surround gaming headset

Strix 7.1 is a top-of-the-line true 7.1 surround gaming headset that boasts a premium design with 10 discrete drivers for incredibly-immersive surround sound and precise positioning, as well as stunning lighting effects to let gamers express their own unique gaming style. The Strix 7.1 headset is padded with comfortable protein-leather-covered memory foam and is made to be worn for extended gaming sessions. Strix 7.1 comes with a plug-and-play USB audio station that features a headphone amplifier, 90% environmental-noise-cancellation (ENC) performance for clear voice capture, and four game-audio spectrum profiles that enable gamers to tailor their audio experience to the type of game being played.

Strix Claw gaming mouse
Strix Claw is the ultimate gaming mouse for first-person shooters, crafted for those who demand unrivaled precision, comfort and the competitive advantage. Right-handed ergonomics, Japanese-made Omron switches, gaming-grade 5000DPI optical sensor, angle-snap-free movement and flexible DPI controls ensure every movement is tracked accurately and reflected instantly.

Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboard

Strix Tactic Pro is an ultra-durable, illuminated, mechanical gaming keyboard, engineered for superior responsiveness and available with a choice of black, blue, brown, or red Cherry MX switches. It employs the highest-specification N-Key Rollover (NKRO) technology over USB and has 13 dedicated, easy-to-reach macro keys for fast and hassle-free command customization. Gamers even have the option to reassign F1-F8 as macro keys for a total of 21 one-touch commands as well as use the on-the-fly macro-recording key to create commands without interrupting gameplay.

Strix Glide Control and Strix Glide Speed gaming mouse pads

The perfect complement to the Strix gaming-gear range, Strix Glide Control and Strix Glide Speed are gaming mouse pads made from premium materials and tailored for different gaming styles. Strix Glide Control is designed with a heavy-weave fabric for accurate, controlled movement. Strix Glide Speed is designed with a fine-weave fabric for fast, smooth gliding and precise control.

Product availability varies by country. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

Sinthia Soo
Marketing Specialist

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About ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.