ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Malaysia has announced a slew of brand new gaming hardware for the third quarter of 2019 during their recent “Be Unstoppable” launch event. The line-up includes updated Zephyrus and Strix gaming laptops with the new Glacier Blue colour theme, the ROG Huracan gaming tower PC, and the highly anticipated ROG Mothership laptop.
The ASUS ROG "Be Unstoppable" event introduced the new Glacier Blue colour option specifically to the recently introduced ROG Zephyrus S GX502 and the ROG Strix G G531.
The Glacier Blue colour was inspired by the Intelligent Cooling system found on the current ROG gaming laptops. The frosty shade delivers a silvery sheen in the light, making it appear paler and more polished from a distance. The bolder blue tones stands out when up close or in darker environments, thus providing a shot of colour along with more contrast for RGB lighting.
The ROG Zephyrus S GX502 is equipped with a 15.6-inch FHD 240Hz display, Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with ROG Boost up to 1540Mhz at 115W, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and a PCIE NVME 512GB M.2 SSD. The standard edition will retail at MYR 8,699 while the Glacier Blue edition is at MYR 8,899.
The ROG Strix G G531 is equipped with a 15.6-inch FHD 120Hz display, Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR5 4GB, 4GB DDR4 RAM, and a PCIE NVME 512GB M.2 SSD. Its standard edition is retailing at MYR 3,499 while the Glacier Blue edition is at MYR 3,899.
Both laptops and their Glacier Blue variants will be available in Malaysia by late August 2019.
ROG You Like A Huracan
Being PC gaming oriented, ASUS ROG didn’t limit themselves to just gaming laptops for this launch event. For the gaming desktop line of PCs is the ASUS ROG Huracan G21 which has a unique magnetically secured side cover that increases airflow for cooling when opened. It has internal sensors that detects higher airflow and triggers the CPU and GPU to boost performances by 11% and 8% respectively. To top it off, the sensor trigger will also activate the Huracan’s integrated Aura lighting effects, which adds to the wow factor for the gaming tower.
To ensure the very best gaming performance, the ROG Huracan is powered by up to the latest 9th Generation Intel Core i9 processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, up to 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, and a 2TB HDD (a 2TB HDD with Intel Optane Memory technology option is also available). In addition, the Huracan has a hot-swap 2.5-inch SSD bay that allows the user to take out and replace the drive in seconds.
The ASUS ROG Huracan will be hitting Malaysian shelves by August and a retail price starting from 6,299 (depending on your configuration choice).
The Mother Of All PC Gaming
The Nintendo Switch created a new revolution of mixing handheld and home console gaming while on the PC side of things, the ASUS ROG Mothership could actually deliver a similar impact by amalgamating the functionality of a laptop with the hardware prowess of a gaming desktop.
The Mothership stands tall to give the cooling system unrestricted access to airflow at the back with the kickstand flipped out. On its front, the keyboard module can be flipped down to reveal its display, or even separated from the device itself which allows users to freely position further via wireless connectivity. Detaching the keyboard reveals a row of four speakers that aimed directly at the user, creating an effective sound bar right beneath the display. Alternatively, users are also allowed to pair the Mothership with a different wired or wireless gaming keyboard if they so desire to.
The ASUS ROG Mothership is equipped with a factory overclocked 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9980HK with liquid metal compound, NVIDIA GeForce 2080 GDDR6 8GB, 32GB DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB M.2 SSD*3. It rocks an impressive 17.3-inch FHD 144Hz/3ms 100% sRGB display with G-SYNC.
Of course, an intimidating gaming machine comes with an intimidating price. The ASUS ROG Mothership is all yours to launch for a retail price of MYR 26,999 and is available by late July 2019.