Asus had a pleasant surprise for gaming enthusiasts at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the addition of several new products in the Republic of Gamers (ROG) line.
For starters, the new ROG G752 gaming laptop is powered by a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 (Skylake) processor and up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M discrete graphics. The exterior of the G752 is trimmed in aggressive lines that have become a hallmark of the Asus ROG design but the G752 also features the new ROG Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme. That deign is further enhanced with a backlit anti-ghosting gaming keyboard with 30-key rollover. This notebook should stay cool even under serious stress from the latest games thanks to the ROG-exclusive mobile 3D Vapor Chamber thermal system. The G752 also uses Nvidia G-SYNC technology to smooth out frame delivery and eliminate tearing.
The ROG GX700 is the next step up and the first liquid-cooled gaming laptop with the detachable Hydro Overclocking System cooling module. The GX700 is powered by the 6th-generation Intel Mobile K-SKU processor and full Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics to give users desktop-grade gaming power. It’s also the world’s first 17-inch 4K UHD gaming laptop to feature Nvidia G-SYNC technology.
If you’re looking to extend the lifespan of a gaming notebook then the ROG XG Station 2 is an external graphics card docking station specially designed for Asus laptops and graphics cards. It has a custom interface that allows select Asus notebooks to work with desktop graphics cards to significantly boost gaming performance. You can also use this docking station to charge the laptop if you don’t feel like hauling around your laptop power adapter. Unlike other external graphics solutions, Asus claims it can be unplugged without restarting the laptop.
Since we’re talking about combining notebooks and desktop graphics we might as well mention the ROG Claymore gaming keyboard with Cherry MX RGB mechanical switches. Something that makes this gaming keyboard unique is the detachable, macro-enhanced number pad that allows right-handed or left-handed players to put macros where they want them. This LED backlit keyboard features customizable RGB lighting and N-key rollover technology.
Of course, what use is a gaming keyboard without a gaming mouse? The new ROG Spatha wireless/wired gaming mouse is an 8200-DPI laser gaming mouse with a magnesium-alloy chassis and features a total of 12 programmable buttons and customizable RGB LED effects. The main left and right buttons have a socketed design that lets users easily swap switches to customize the click feel. Out of the box, the ROG Spatha sockets are filled with Omron switches rated for a 20-million-click lifespan. Users can also switch the mouse between wired or wireless modes with polling rates up to 2000Hz in wired mode.
Last but not least, the ROG Swift PG348Q is a 34-inch gaming monitor with an Ultra-Wide Quad HD (UWQHD) 3440 x 1440 IPS panel. The 21:9 aspect ratio and curved screen surface delivers a more immersive panoramic gaming experience. The Swift PG348Q has a 100Hz refresh rate and built-in Nvidia G-SYNC technology to help eliminate input lag and frame-rate stutters or tearing for the smoothest game visuals. In addition, the Swift PG348Q features an exclusive Turbo hotkey so users can toggle refresh rates on the fly, without accessing the graphics driver control panel.