Stuff Picks: Asus' ROG Zephyrus GX501 is both a beauty and a beast

Haven't got a smartwatch yet? Apple's latest might be the one for you

Asus GX501 Zephyrus (Starting at S$4,699)

Gaming latops have evolved over the years. From thick behemoths and slowly trimming down to sizes as slim as any other notebook on the market.

Asus' pushes the boundries with their Republic of Gamers (ROG) GX501 Zephyrus. At a mere 16.9-17.9mm thin, it comes packed with the sought after NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics allowing you to play almost every AAA title you can think of. It also comes with a 7th Generation Intel Core™ processor running at 2.8GHz. 

At this point, you might be worried about your new computer burning up. But fret not, the ROG-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) includes several enhancements to make the cooler more effective and to run at lower temperatures. 

The Asus GX501 Zephyrus is available now on Lazada or your nearest retail store. For more information, visit Asus' official website.

Apple Watch Series 3 (Starting at S$498)

While the iPhone 8 has officially launched in Singapore, so has Apple's latest smartwatch.

The Apple Watch Series 3 features a S3 dual-core processor which is 70 per cent faster than the Series 2 which is evident when you pair your phone and realise Siri actually speaks instead of giving text on screen.

Also inside is the W2 wireless chip enabling faster Wi-Fi performance like never before.

Its retained its elegant and simple design that comes in both 38mm and 42mm sizes and is water-resistant of up to 50m.

Running on watchOS 4, the new operating system also gives more in-depth information on your heart rate and will be able to track mutiple exercises in one workout. A must for the fitness freak for sure.

The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) is available now on the Apple's official website. For those waiting for the GPS + Cellular model, stay tuned with us for the latest updates.

NBA 2K18 (S$$84.90)

One of the most popular basketball video game is back.

With new features like Run The Neighborhood, you'll get to play your career right from the hood.

In an all-new draft mode, you'll be challenged to build the best possible 5-man team from packs you’ll open before each round. Compete against other users’ drafted teams and advance to earn better prizes. With Pack & Playoffs, it’s a new lineup and a new experience every round.

Graphics have also improved with details like even the slightest stretch marks can be seen. The player body system has also been completely redesigned to accurately match the physique of every player.

NBA 2K18 is available now on the PlayStation Store, Windows Store, Steam and at your nearest retailer.

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV (US$1,698/S$2,285.19)

Sony has recently announced the RX10 IV that features the world's fastest AF acquisition time of 0.03 seconds. 

Its capable of 24 fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE tracking, 315 phase-detection AF points that rivals those the fastest professional interchangeable lens cameras.

Be it sports or portrait photography, the RX10 IV is exceptionally versatile with its 24-600mm F2.4-F4 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens. It's definitely for those looking for an all-in-one solution. 

The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant and Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth compatible.

The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV will be available in Singapore from October 2017. Visit Sony's official website for more information.