CES 2018: ASUS ROG Showcases Brand New Strix Line-up

Known as a leading global gaming laptop manufacturer, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ASUS ROG) shows-off its latest gamer products at CES 2018, including a new Strix concept for the ASUS ROG Strix family. Also present as part of the all-new Strix are the ASUS ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition laptop and Strix GL12 desktop. A host of ASUS ROG gaming peripherals, all focus on elevating gameplay, are on show as well.

ASUS ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition

First up, the ASUS ROG SKT T1 Hero Edition gaming laptop. A proper collaboration with one of the most popular eSports teams, SK telecom T1, the collaboration means proves are very serious in pairing up. On the cover of this limited edition entry are both SK telecom T1 and ASUS ROG logos. Similarly, the right-hand palm rest of the laptop features SK telecom T1’s mid-laner, Faker, arguably the world’s best League of Legends player.

When it comes to specs, the ASUS ROG SKT T1 Hero Edition comes with the Intel Core i7 processor alongside the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. There is also a 15.6-inch IPS display panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut. Of course, what’s a gaming laptop without an RGB-backlit keyboard with N-key rollover technology. Each key represents a 20-million keystroke lifespan to keep up with the rigorous demands of MOBA gaming.

If you decide to purchase the gaming laptop, it will come with limited-edition ROG-SK telecom T1 co-branded collectables, which includes a team jersey and mouse pad as well as Faker and SK telecom T1 team posters.


Next up from ASUS ROG Strix line-up is its very own gaming desktop, the ASUS ROG GL12. While many may prefer building their own gaming desktop, ASUS ROG Strix fits this next-gen desktop with an overclocked 8th Generation Intel Core i7 Hexa-Core processor. As is, it is able to clock up to 4.8GHz. It will also be backed up with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU for unrivaled gaming performance. The ASUS ROG Strix GL12 also comes with an expansion bay that is an “eSports-ready” easy-swap SSD tray; this makes swapping between SSDs much easier and convenient.


For its design, ASUS ROG goes with a transparent side panel to ensure proper insights are available for all the goodies that will be running in the ASUS ROG GL12. This will be customisable with ASUS Aura Sync lighting effects. It also comes with its very own water-cooling block with a bright red ASUS ROG logo, if that wasn’t enough. This allows you to customise the front ‘slashes’ of the chassis to whatever colour you choose to suit your mood. While the human eye can only distinguish so much, ASUS Aura Sync employs over 16 million colours with a few preset lighting profiles already thrown in.

To further build on its ecosystem, all future ASUS ROG desktops and laptops will come with ASUS Aura Sync, which gives easier customisation with supported ASUS ROG peripherals like keyboards and mice.

ROG G703

One thing ASUS ROG is famous for is its gaming laptops. It has kept to its tradition of introducing top-of-the-line gaming laptops, hence the ASUS ROG G703 is no different. It comes with an ultra-smooth 17.3in Full HD wide-view display screen, paired with NVIDIA G-Sync technology as well as a 144Hz refresh rate panel. It will also feature an overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK processor that is capable of clocking up to 4.3GHz straight out of the box. To top it all off, the ASUS ROG G703 will also come with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with a maximum boost clock speed of up to 1,974MHz.

In order to keep itself cool and clean, the G703 comes with ASUS’ proprietary Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system, which is capable of eradicating dust and particles all on its own. This improves the overall performance, stability and lifespan in the G703 as dust, dirt and other particles are filtered from the chassis through two dedicated tunnels, preventing any potential build-up on its thermal fins. Through this introduction, ASUS’ ADC system will be coming to all future ROG gaming laptops.

Sadly, there is no available information on when these gaming PCs and laptops will be available in the market, let alone in Malaysia.

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