As per tradition, ASUS ROG has announced a series of new peripherals and devices to levitate your gaming experience at CES 2021 similar to last year. For this year, we get 3 laptops all fitted with the newly announced AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile CPUs, a monitor, a mechanical gaming keyboard, and a mouse to start.
ROG Flow X13
The ROG Flow X13 is a new 13-inch ultraportable notebook aimed for efficiency and portability balance through the use of the Ryzen 9 5980HS and GTX 1650. The combo is so efficient that it supports 10 hours of gameplay off a single charge and can be juiced up to 60% in just 39 minutes. The display is 360-degree flippable that is either 120Hz FHD or 4K with Corning Gorilla Glass with both choices being Pantone validated and supports Adaptive-Sync at a 16:10 aspect ratio. In addition, there are 2 Dolby Atmos down firing speakers alongside 2-way AI noise-canceling microphones.
The Flow X13 is pairable with the XG Mobile, an eGPU fitted with an RTX 3080 GPU through Thunderbolt port that also includes a USB 3.2 Gen 2 link to enable the I/O hub connectivity alongside an integrated 240watt power adapter that can power both the eGPU and Flow X13 in one go.
ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE
Next up, the defining futuristic Zephyrus Duo 15 returns as a buffed SE edition. Inside the machine is the Ryzen 9 5900HX and RTX 3080 for a top-class gaming experience displayed by either a 120Hz 4K 100% Adobe RGB panel or 300Hz FHD 3ms display with 100% sRGB color space coverage with both of them Pantone validated. The Screenpad Plus now raises a few degrees for better viewing angle and it still does what it is known for which allows users to browse the web, read emails, chat, stream or record gameplay. Software partners such as Xsplit Gamecaster gets optimized to display additional content creation related functions such as native stream display through the Screenpad Plus. The audio input and output are equipped with 2-way AI noise-canceling microphones and Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers while the cooling is amped up with Active Aerodynamic System Plus by opening up another ventilation beneath the Screenpad Plus for better cooling without affecting the noise level. Within the heart of the cooling system are liquid metals, 5 heat pipes, and 4 heatsinks transferring heat away from the CPU and GPU.
ROG Strix SCAR 17
For the new ROG Strix SCAR 17, it is also packing Ryzen 9 5800HX, RTX 3080 and 64GB DDR4 3200 RAM combo and yes, a 360Hz 1080p screen with 3ms response time or you want quality over performance, another WQHD 165Hz panel can be chosen as well but both of them contains innate Adaptive Sync for tearless gameplay. It also tries to enhance headphone less gameplay by amping up the speakers to feature 4 at once with Dolby Atmos while the 2-way AI noise-canceling filters noise automatically for clear and concise sound inputs. For the 90Whr battery, it can run up to 12 hours of video playback off a single full charge and chargeable with any 100-watt USB Type-C adaptors. You might not notice these but it is overall smaller than the old models and the cooling system seems to get improved as well due to the use of liquid metal and Arc Flow fans providing better airflow and ventilation. What’s noticeable is the addition of an RGB bar wrapping around the front chassis, a smaller one under the display, 3 sets of swappable hinge caps, and a refined aesthetic.
ROG Swift PG32UQ
The ROG Swift PG32UQ is the world’s 1st 32-inch gaming monitor that supports HDMI 2.1 standards that is able to churn out 144Hz of refresh rate at 1ms response time. The 2 HDMI 2.1 ports are able to provide 120Hz at 4K for the latest console such as PS5 and Xbox Series X and the Display Stream Compression that allows streaming high-quality signals at high speed without conceivable loss which benefits the user for using a signal DisplayPort 1.4 connection to get 4K 144Hz of output. Other notable specifications are DisplayDHR 600, 160% sRGB / 98% DCI-P3 with Delta E < 2, NVIDIA G-SYNC, ASUS ELMB and ASUS Variable Overdrive.
ROG Claymore II
Hoisting the first ROG keyboard to feature the RX Blue or Red Optical switch, it uses a hollow stem design to host the switch while having the RGB LED embedded for near-zero denounce delay. Supporting the keycap and switch is 4 surrounding corner latches and X-stabilizers for wobble less keystrokes with 4 media keys on the top right being fully programmable. For a cordless set up, it supports both wired USB-C and wireless 2.4GHz connection with the battery going up to 40 hours per full charge. The wire port also has a passthrough function for chaining up other devices. A wrist rest will be bundled together with the keyboard.
ROG Gladius III Wireless
The ROG Gladius III Wireless is the incremental edition of the Gladius II that is also fitted with wireless capabilities. Supporting triple connectivity of wired, 2.4GHz, and BlueTooth it can support either 3-pin traditional mechanical or 5-pin Omron switch for full customization about the clickiness and weight. Meanwhile, low drag 100% TPFE mouse feet and wire cables ensure smooth glides and precise aims. And yes, a wired version is also available.
Pricing and Availability
According to official comments, ASUS ROG Malaysia will be launching a local announcement for all of the equipment for gamers to take on the next level of gaming so stay tuned for the live stream notification when the dates are announced.