ASUS has announced a suite of new gaming devices that mainly range between gaming laptops but also a new PC based gaming tower and portable tablet gaming device.
ASUS has said the new ROG devices have been built for an age where gaming is no longer a fringe hobby, but the zeitgeist of today’s technology. ROG is ready to hit the ground running in 2022 with a new operating system, brand-new CPUs from Intel and AMD, GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA, as well as an all-new form factor.
ASUS has announced that all their new ROG gaming devices will run Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 11, meaning there is no need to try and upgrade once out of the box.
ROG Strix SCAR and Strix
The ROG Strix SCAR according to ASUS, has been designed for esports enthusiasts, with the ROG Strix Scar coming in two sizes, a 15-inch with three IPS-level display choices that include a QHD 240 Hz, Full HD 300 Hz, and QHD 165 Hz and a 17-inch display that offers QHD 240 Hz or Full HD 360 Hz.
The new ROG Strix G15 and G17 are powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU. Both the 15-inch and 17-inch ROG Strix come with 64GB RAM with 2TB SSD onboard storage.
The new ROG Strix G15 and G17 are powered by up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and both models come with Dynamic Boost for similarly high-end horsepower.
All Strix models are equipped with a quad-speaker design and Dolby Atmos spatial sound, which the company states will bring soundstages to life with immersive, crystal-clear, and lifelike realism in the heat of battle. They also come with two-way AI Noise Cancellation that filters out background noise for both ingoing and outgoing communications meaning voices come through much louder and clearer than before.
The G15 offers Full HD (1920 x 1080) @ 300 Hz and QHD (2560 x 1440) @ 165 Hz display options, while the G17 offers Full HD (1920 x 1080) @ 360 Hz and QHD (2560 x 1440) @ 240 Hz. All of the Strix G models support Dolby Vision. Both models come with 32GB RAM and 1TB of onboard storage as well.
The Strix G comes in Eclipse Gray as well as two neon colour choices – Volt Green and Electro Punk colours as well.
ROG Zephyrus G14, G15, and M16
The ROG Zephyrus G14, which is already a hit, has had a bit of an upgrade which see the device coming with ROG’s 14-inch Nebula Display (2560 x 1600), powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 Series processor and AMD Radeon RX 6000S series GPU’s.
The ROG Zephyrus G14 comes with 32GB RAM and 1TB of onboard storage. The G14 is available in Eclipse Gray or Moonlight White, featuring a Prismatic Logo nameplate with a holographic, reflective hue that’s sure to turn heads.
The ROG Zephyrus G15 comes with a 15-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) @ 240 Hz display and is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS Processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. The ROG Zephyrus G15 comes with 32GB RAM along with 1TB of onboard storage as well.
The ROG Zephyrus M16 comes with ROG’s 16-inch Nebula Display (2560 x 1600) and is powered by 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H Processor along with an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 GPU alongside48GB RAM and has 2TB of onboard storage as well.
ROG Zephyrus Duo 16
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is a dual-screen device, sort of similar to the ASUS ZenBook Duo UX482, in which it comes with what ASUS is calling ROG’s ScreenPad Plus.
The main display is a new ROG Nebula HDR 16-inch display (2560 x 1600) whilst the ScreenPad Plus come as a 14.1-inch 4K (3840 x 1100) IPS display. The ScreenPad Plus rises up and slides back to meet the primary display as the laptop opens, thanks to a new 4-directional hinge.
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 6980HX Processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. There is also 64GB RAM alongside 4TB of onboard storage.
ROG Flow Z13, X13, and XG Mobile
The ROG Flow Z13 is a gaming tablet that kind of resembles a Microsoft Surface styled tablet PC. The Flow Z13 comes in two display options – a 13-inch UHD (3840 x 2400) display @ 60 Hz, the other offering is again a 13-inch FHD (1920 x 1200) display.
The ROG Flow Z13 is powered by a 14-core Intel Core i9-12900H, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU and has 16GB RAM and 1TB of onboard storage.
ASUS has also updated the ROG Flow X13 with the latest AMD Ryzen 9 6000 Series CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, with the display size remaining the same with 2 various – a 13-inch UHD Display (3840 x 2400) @ 60 Hz and a 13-inch FHD Display (1920 x 1200) @ 120 Hz.
The Flow Z13 and X13 are both compatible with the XG Mobile family of external GPUs. They can connect to last years XG Mobile with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, or this year’s new addition to the XG Mobile family, which includes an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU.
ROG Strix GT15 Gaming Desktop
The Last ROG device which was launched is the ROG Strix GT15 Gaming Desktop which has been updated for 2022 with the latest hardware from Intel and NVIDIA and comes in multiple configurations: Intel Core i7-12700KF, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, and 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM and either up to 1TB up to 2TB of onboard storage.
The slightly interesting fact is that it seems that the ROG Strix GT15 Gaming Desktop is the only product to have Windows 10 available right out of the box but could be potentially updated to Windows 11.
In terms of pricing for all these products, ASUS will be making further announcements in the coming months and we will be keeping an eye out for further information as it comes to hand.