Alright, boys and girls, strap in because this is going to be a doozy.
Asus has just announced that their wide range of gaming-oriented PCs will soon come with the new Nvidia Geforce RTX graphic cards and they also announced two new gaming laptops.
The Updated Variety
Among the legacy gaming laptops, the ones that received the RTX treatment include: the ROG G703, Zephyrus S 531, Strix Scar II, and Strix Hero II. For these device, the only notable update for 2019 is the latest Nvidia Geforce RTX graphics.
These updates will start rolling out in Q1 2019.
ROG Mothership GZ700
Designed to replace desktop PCs, the Mothership is no joke with the device being comparable to a 2-in-1 device but big. Sporting a 17.3-inch display, the Mothership stands tall with a hinged, stepless kickstand that pops out automatically from the bottom edge of the chassis when it touches a surface, allowing for one-handed deployment. The keyboard deck is similar to the design of the Zephyrus but with notable difference - the keyboard can be detached from the main chassis and used wirelessly.
The Mothership is powered by Intel Core i9-8950HK processor and features the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics of which both are overclocked - achieved through the improved cooling that still sustains great performance with demanding workload. Beside the 17.3-inch 144Hz display with 3ms response time, the main chassis also offer four front-facing speakers positioned directly at the user.
ROG Mothership will be available in Q2 2019 but it’ll be subject to local availabilit
ROG Zephyrus S
ROG is also updating their ultraslim gaming series with the Zephyrus S. It still maintains the features that we loved from the previous iteration - 144Hz display with thin bezels, the innovative Active Aerodynamic System for better cooling, the thin form factor and the keyboard layout. But now it has the Nvidia Geforce RTX graphic card with Max-Q and an 8th-gen Intel processor. All good things in a ultraslim package
The ROG Mothership is certainly the highlight from Asus this year for CES. So far, 2019 has started off great for gaming and better for Asus. Stay tuned to Stuff for more on CES 2019.