ASUS Republic of Gamers announced a wide range of new products during CES 2023, with most focused on maxing out performance. As the theme of its virtual launch event, “For Those Who Dare: Maxed Out”, ASUS ROG unveiled powerhouse laptops, some stunning monitors, fast routers and a wide variety of peripherals in collaboration with Aim Lab and more.
ASUS ROG chose to evolve its gaming lineup this year with driving performance “beyond limits.” From the introduction of new Strix SCAR and Strix G series gaming laptops and the Zephyrus M16 to a refresh on the Flow series, here’s everything that came out of CES 2023 from ASUS ROG.
ROG Strix SCAR
The ROG Strix SCAR 18 is the first-ever ROG laptop to feature an 18-inch Nebula Display with up to a QHD 240 Hz spec. It’s a gaming powerhouse designed with esports enthusiasts in mind. Furthermore, all Strix models come equipped with up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Laptop GPU with Advanced Optimus and are designed for high-refresh gaming, including Dolby Atmos virtual surround sound, Dolby Vision HDR and NVIDIA G-SYNC for stunning picture quality.
The ROG Strix SCAR 17 model comes equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4 processor. Both the 16-inch and 18-inch models are equipped with up to 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13980HX processors with 24 cores and 32 threads. The SCAR 16 also features a 16-inch Mini LED QHD 240 Hz Nebula HDR Display for stunning visuals.
ROG Zephyrus Series
ASUS ROG presented a few new additions to the Zephyrus series. The ROG Zephyrus G14 is a 14-inch gaming juggernaut that features a ROG Nebula HDR Mini LED QHD 165 Hz Pantone Validated display with a terrific 16:10 aspect ratio. Overheating shouldn’t be a concern as it features a vapor chamber covering the CPU and GPU, a liquid-metal thermal compound on the CPU, as well as dual 84-blade Arc Flow Fans. It also comes with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Laptop GPU with a 125 W maximum TGP, MUX Switch, and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus
The ROG Zephyrus G16, on the other hand, comes with a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Laptop GPU with a 120 W maximum TGP, MUX Switch and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus.
Finally, the ROG Zephyrus M16 comes with up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Laptop GPU with a 145 W maximum TGP, MUX Switch and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus.
The ROG Flow X16 has a 360° convertible design with four distinct modes: Laptop, Stand, Tent, and Tablet. It also includes robust touch support for Tablet mode and stylus support for accurate notetaking and drawing. Players can expect world-class performance from the up to 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H processor, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Laptop GPU, up to 2 TB PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD storage, and up to 16 GB DDR5-4800 memory with dual upgradeable SO-DIMMs. The Nebula HDR 1100 nits mini-LED display also showcases beautiful visuals.
The powerful ROG Flow Z13 gaming tablet includes a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Laptop GPU, with G-SYNC and DDS 2.0 support, all in a 13-inch chassis that weighs just 1.1 kg and is 12 mm thick. Quite impressive.
Finally, the ROG Flow X13 comes with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4 CPU and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Laptop GPU. It has a 360° convertible design that has four modes: Laptop, Tablet, Tent, and Stand. For added firepower, there’s an optional XG Mobile external GPU with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Laptop GPU.
It also comes with the choice of a QHD 165 Hz Nebula display or an FHD 120 Hz panel that is Pantone Validated and offers Dolby Vision support, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass DXC touchscreen, G-SYNC, and Advanced Optimus technology.
Over on the gaming monitors side, ASUS ROG unveiled the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP and the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM. First up, the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is the world’s first 540 Hz gaming monitor. This milestone was reached thanks to the new esports TN (E-TN) technology, which offers 60% faster response times than standard TN panels. It also features a new stand design with retractable and locked claws to create a much smaller base footprint to free up more desktop space for players.
The ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM is the first ROG 1440p OLED gaming monitor with a superfast 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.03 ms response time. The thermal design of the cooling system has been greatly improved to help reduce burn-in. It has a custom heatsink and a new internal layout to improve cooling, while internal airflow has been optimised and the top air vents are larger for improved heat dissipation.
ROG and Aim Lab Collaboration
ROG and Aim Lab, trainer of millions of FPS gamers around the world, have teamed up to create a new range of peripherals. These include:
ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition Gaming Mouse: This ultralight 54-gram mouse has an ambidextrous form factor that was co-developed with esports professionals at Aim Lab, providing optimal palm support and stability. Tri-mode connectivity extends to the wired USB, low-latency 2.4 GHz RF, plus Bluetooth mode to pair up to three devices.
ROG Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition Gaming Mouse Pad: A large-sized gaming mouse pad designed to work with the Aim Lab X ROG 360 task to help FPS players improve flicking accuracy and consistent crosshair placement.
ROG Azoth Gaming Keyboard: A 75% wireless gaming keyboard bristling with premium DIY features. It includes a silicone-gasket mount design and three-layer dampening, hot swappable, factory pre-lubed ROG NX mechanical switches, ROG keyboard stabilizers, ROG PBT doubleshot keycaps, and bundled switch lube kit.
ROG Raikiri Pro PC Controller: first-ever Xbox certified tri-mode controller, able to connect via Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz RF, or wired USB, making the Raikiri Pro perfect for gaming on PCs, laptops, and next-gen Xbox consoles.
ROG Destrier Ergo Gaming Chair: An all-new, all-enveloping cradle that’s styled with the futuristic aesthetic of a cyborg. Comes equipped with a strong aluminum frame, breathable mesh, and comfortable PU foam.
ROG Strix G22CH
The ROG Strix G22CH features a compact 10-liter airflow-optimized design that can support either an air- or liquid-cooling system, with both options fitting easily into this compact chassis. Robust software support includes Aura Sync, Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, and Dolby Atmos immersive sound.
ROG Rapture GT-BE98
Finally, the ROG Rapture GT-BE98 BE98 is the world’s first quad-band WiFi 7 gaming router. It leverages the full potential of WiFi 7 with 320 MHz channel support in the 6 GHz band, and delivers up to 160% faster speeds than the previous generation. With 4K QAM modulation that can pack more data into transmissions, peak data rates are up to 20% higher, delivering speeds of up to 25,000 Mbps.
For the full lineup of products revealed by ASUS ROG at CES 2023 complete with additional information, visit the official ROG CES Event site for more.