ASUS ROG has kicked off its CES 2024 announcement by revealing this year’s gaming laptop lineup featuring the Zephyrus and Strix series.
As most of you might know, everything has to be “AI-assisted” in this day and age so to take on this job, ROG has selected the Zephyrus G14 and Zephyrus G16 but they are splitting the job (as of now, perhaps there’s different SKUs in the future) with the G14 hosting the new AMD Ryzen 8000 series processor with Ryzen AI while the G16 running the Intel Core Ultra 9 185H respectively. GPU-wise, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU for the small guy and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU for the big bro.
Let’s go through the unique stuff first. Both of these machines will be given the first OLED-based ROG Nebula Display aiming for that no-compromise, color-perfect, smooth-as-butter gameplay experience. Refined in collaboration with NVIDIA and Samsung Display, the panels are some of the earliest G-SYNC OLED panels in the market too.
On the other hand, the chassis has gone through a redesign for this year and is now sporting the new Slash Lighting array on the lid that is customizable with all sorts of lighting while the color of the matte coat can either do the classic Eclipse Gray or the brand Platinum White.
They are also not forgetting the weight balance game with the Zephyrus G14 coming in at just 1.5kg and 1.59cm thick while the Zephyrus G16 does so at 1.85kg and 1.49 thick.
As for cooling, the Zephyrus G14 gets the combo of Thermal Grizzly liquid metal on CPU + triple cooling fan + 2nd GEn Arc Flow Fans to keep everything optimal but apparently not enough for the Zephyrus G16 so it gets a full custom vapor chamber and dual-fan design because you don’t wanna mess with an RTX 4090.
To help gamers start gaming out of the box literally, each unit will be shipped with a code for 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate so one can redeem, log in, and start downloading games.
As for the Strix family, the SCAR 16 and SCAR 18 will be receiving the first 18-inch ROG Nebula HDR Display panel featuring a MiniLED backlight that can do more than 2,000 dimming zones and 1,100 nits brightness for absolute contrast control.
Coupling that with the ROG Nebula HDR Engine reducing blooms and halos, such HDR performance is now available for the Strix SCAR fans.
Not only is the HDR performance top-notch, but they are also competitive gaming viable with 2.5K resolution running 240Hz fresh rate and less than 3ms GtG response time. The 16:10 aspect ratio is appreciated alongside the 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
All of the new ASUS ROG gaming laptops of 2024 will be officially launched next week and we’ll be back with things like spec sheets and pricing.