Maximum gaming performance, premium aesthetics, and flawless visuals all lead to world domination, and this is perfectly embodied by the Republic of Gamers’ (ROG) gaming laptops.
Once again, pushing the bounds of extreme gaming experiences and leading the charge for unparalleled innovation has allowed ASUS to yield an unprecedented 40% market share of the entire world’s gaming laptops, according to the latest report by DigiTime1 for the first half of 2015.
And to further uphold the title as the world’s undisputed premier gaming laptop, ASUS has unleashed three new, much-awaited ROG models, each packed with industry-leading and game-changing innovations that ultimately lead to a whole new level of gaming-on-the-go experiences.
The Republic of Gamers first introduces an innovation like no other with the flagship GX700VO, with being the world’s first water-cooled gaming laptop.
To power up this beast of a machine, a powerful Intel Core i7-6820HK quad core processor is inside, which when the laptop is docked to its water-cooling station, overclocks to a remarkable 4GHz. In addition, 32GB of DDR4 RAM that overclocks to 2800 MHz is also on board.
For the graphics powerhouse, you get a desktop NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 that has 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM, which, when water-cooled, allows the chip to run in its full potential, thereby eliminating the bottleneck of low thermal headroom.
Finally, for the storage, the GX700VO is equipped with 2x 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD set-up in RAID0, and allows for up to 3.5GB/s read/write speeds.
And highlighting the trump card of this notebook, the “Hydro Cooling System,” which made this notebook the world’s first water-cooled notebook, is the pinnacle of this year’s innovation for ASUS and ROG. Featuring two radiators, and a behemoth of fans with variable speed control thru the built-in ROG Command Control Center software, the cooling module allows for the system to run cooler in idle, and be overclocked as wanted, or needed, and allows for a full desktop replacement for all those wanting to lug around a system that’s highly capable of 4K gaming.
The coolant inside the tubes, on the other hand, is specially-formulated to reduce the corrosion rate of the metals, and reduce evaporation rate to lengthen the intervals of the maintenance, while the connectors between the dock and the notebook prevent leaks from occurring, even on repeated insert-remove cycles.
Accordingly, two power bricks are bundled with the GX700. One is rated at 190 Watts, should you wish to use the laptop alone, and another one is rated at 330 Watts, should you wish to dock the laptop into the cooling dock and get the most out of the system. And garnishing all that package, the combo arrives in a Polycarbonate luggage, packed with foams inside to protect both the laptop and the dock, while making the transportation of the water-cooled beast a whole lot easier.
The GX700VO is priced at PHP 249,995.00 coming in the Philippines by early March
For power-hungry users, the ROG G752V series represents the latest iteration of ASUS’ no-compromise gaming pinnacle. The line is touted to carry the world’s first anti-ghosting keyboard with 30-key roll-over, 2.5 mm deep key drop, five dedicated Macro function keys, and a dedicated gameplay record key.
It also features an efficient cooling system with separate cooling modules for the processor and the graphics engine to ensure cooler and longer gaming, a dust release thermal solution to minimise dust build-up on the chassis, and on the highest configurations, the G752VY, the world’s first 3D Vapor Chamber cooling system on a laptop, which helps lower the temperature by up to 30%.
Finally, the line supports NVIDIA G-Sync Technology, which allows variable refresh rates on the display panel to ensure smoother gameplay and media playback, and reduced screen tearing.
The series is guarded on the lower end by the G752VL, featuring the latest Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor, 8GB of DDR4-2133 RAM (upgradeable up to 64GB), 1TB 7,200 rpm HDD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM. The VL variant carries a price tag of PHP 79,995.00.
A little higher up, and arriving with a PHP 99,995.00 suggested retail price, is the G752VT, featuring the same Intel Core i7 processor as the lower VL model. It is further equipped with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 128GB NVMe PCIe SSD for primary drive (up to 2.2GB/s Read/Write Speed) that’s 4x faster than a traditional SATA3 SSD, coupled to a 1TB HDD, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM.
One step away from the top, we have the G752VY that retails for PHP 149,995.00. It still carries the same Intel Core i7 Processor as the prior two, coupled with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Storage is handled by a 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD and 1TB HDD, while graphics muscle is provided by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM.
Topping the range is another G752VY, retailing for PHP 189,995.00. The muscle of this laptop is bumped by a higher Intel Core i7-6820HQ Quad Core Processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD and 2TB HDD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM, assuring that this notebook can handle even the demanding 4K resolution for your gaming needs.
The Powerful Gaming Laptop for Power Users, ROG GL552
The GL552 series comes in two variants. First, the GL552JX, which sports a matte plastic lid with aluminium center inserts and a red-lit ROG logo. It packs Intel’s tried-and-tested fourth generation Core i7-4750HQ processor with Intel Iris Pro graphics and 128MB eDRAM that ensures you get fast on-board graphics even on less demanding tasks and even on power-saving mode.
Further, it has 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, 1TB HDD, and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M with 4GB DDR3 VRAM, to assure smooth gameplays all throughout your LAN parties.
8GB of the latest DDR4 memory for faster clock speeds and lower voltages, 128GB M.2 solid-state drive for primary drive, and 1TB HDD for your storage, and a faster NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 of VRAM.
Both models feature red-backlit keyboards with 1.8 mm key travel for better feedback, Full HD IPS displays, and ROG AudioWizard with SonicMaster premium speakers for better listening experience. The GL552JX is available for PHP 59,995.00, while the GL552VW carries a price tag of PHP 69,995.00.
As with all ASUS Notebooks that came preloaded with Windows 10, all current-iteration ROG Notebooks arrive with 2 years global warranty standard, worth Php 2,500, all throughout the duration of the warranty period, assuring the end-user of hassle-free support in fifty-six countries that ASUS is in.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.
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