The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 is ablaze with the latest technological marvels, and Asus has stepped into the limelight with a stellar line up under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand. Gamers and tech enthusiasts worldwide are buzzing with excitement as Asus introduces six new gaming laptops that promise to redefine portable gaming experiences.
ROG Strix Scar 18: Powerhouse on Steroids
The crown jewel of Asus’s CES 2024 showcase is undeniably the ROG Strix Scar 18, a colossus of a gaming laptop designed to dominate the competition. Boasting an expansive 18-inch display and a full-scale keyboard, this monster machine is set to leave a lasting impression. Its little sibling, the ROG Strix Scar 16, may have a smaller screen but still packs a punch.
Under the hood, both Scar models flaunt up to an Intel Core 14900HX CPU and Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics card, firmly establishing them as the crème de la crème of portable gaming hardware. A robust 64GB of DDR5 RAM and a triple-fan cooling system ensure that these laptops deliver uncompromised gaming performance.
The highlight is the dazzling display, available in 18 or 16 inches, featuring a mini-LED panel with a 2.5K resolution and an ultra-responsive 240Hz refresh rate. Pantone validation ensures superior colour accuracy, and the impressive 1100 nits of peak brightness provide a visually stunning gaming experience.
In a nod to customization enthusiasts, Asus introduces swappable ‘armour caps’ on the laptop’s back edge, allowing users to showcase their style through RGB lighting. Embracing the modern era, universal USB-C charging replaces the hassle of proprietary chargers.
The ROG Strix G16 and G18, though slightly less potent, offer a compelling gaming experience with up to an RTX 4080 GPU and 32GB of RAM. The tri-fan cooling system, Thunderbolt 4 support, and 2.5K resolution with a 240Hz refresh rate make them formidable contenders at a more accessible price point.
ROG Zephyrus G14 and G16: Where Power Meets Professionalism
For those who crave power wrapped in professionalism, Asus presents the redesigned ROG Zephyrus G14 and G16. Weighing a mere 1.5kg and measuring 1.59cm in thickness, these gaming ultrabooks redefine sleekness.
The Zephyrus G14, a personal favourite since its 2020 debut, receives a stunning facelift. The clean aesthetic features a pristine aluminium outer shell in white or grey, adorned with a stainless steel slash emitting a soft glow from customizable LED lighting. At 252% louder than its predecessor, thanks to the six-speaker upgrade, this ultrabook is an auditory delight.
Equipped with AMD’s latest Ryzen 8000 processors, the G14 embraces Ryzen AI, while the G16 opts for Intel’s Core Ultra CPUs, utilizing Intel’s dedicated on-chip neural processing unit (NPU) for accelerated AI workloads. Nvidia GPUs take centre stage, with the G14 supporting up to the RTX 4070 and the G16 flexing its muscles with configurations up to the mighty RTX 4090.
Both Zephyrus models boast a brilliant 3K OLED panel with Pantone and VESA DisplayHDR certifications, making them equally adept at professional tasks like video editing and gaming. The enhanced batteries with fast charging ensure gamers can stay in the action wherever they go.
Interestingly, the G16 features a slightly lower display resolution than its sibling, but compensates with a doubled refresh rate. Asus has introduced ‘stealth hinge technology’ to both laptops, enhancing their sleek design, although details on this innovation remain elusive.
Asus’s CES 2024 offerings cater to a broad spectrum of gamers, from those seeking raw power with the Scar series to professionals desiring a blend of performance and aesthetics with the Zephyrus line. With each laptop promising an unparalleled gaming experience, Asus is set to make waves in the gaming laptop arena this year.
Stay tuned for further updates on pricing and regional availability as Asus continues to unveil its latest gaming arsenal at CES 2024.