Asus wants to be a strong contender in the gaming space, and it’s doing all within its might to mark its spot. This time, it wants to break the boundaries that confines hard-core gaming into any designated space.
If you’re a gaming fan, rejoice; the vendor took to Computex 2014 in Taipei to unveil its latest gaming PC line-up, which includes the Asus GX500 notebook, as well as the ROG GR8 console PC.
It’s all about portability and powerful gaming with the ROG GR8 – it sports an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti graphics for non-laggy, sharp visuals. It's also the first GR8 to run Windows 8.1 and is fully compatible with SteamOS and the Steam Controller (you know, the Debian-based Linux distribution intended to run Valve's Steam and Steam games).
You can expect a SteamOS-powered ROG GR8 at a later date, in alignment with Valve’s Steam Machine schedule, but this marks its first step into that territory. It’s also got a built-in Miracast receiver, enabling you to stream HD content straight from supported Android smartphones and tablets, Windows 8.1 PCs and WiDi 3.5+ devices on it.
What about the GX500 gaming notebook?
As for the ultra-thin, GX500 gaming notebook, it’s all about gaming power on the go. At just 19mm thick, it's the thinnest in the 15.6in gaming notebook class. And at 2.2kg in weight, it packs heavyweight specs including the latest Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics into its chasis.
What entices you gamers more than some decent visuals? The GX500 is all about that – it boasts a 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) 3840 x 2160-pixel display with exclusive VisualMaster technology. What does that do you ask? It apparently provides an incredibly wide colour gamut of 100 per cent NTSC. In short, better colours on a 4K display.