Full Range of ROG RTX Laptops Announced at CES 2019

CES 2019 is here and so is NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs. And so, ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced their line of ROG RTX powered laptops.

The laptops in question are the new ROG Mothership, ROG Zephyrus S GX701, ROG Zephyrus S GX531, ROG Strix SCAR II, and ROG Strix Hero II. All of them have graphics powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX engines.

ROG Mothership GZ700
ROG Mothership GZ700

ROG Mothership

The GZ700 Mothership is the newest exotic laptop that Republic of Gamers had just launched. It is more of a portable gaming desktop rather than a gaming laptop. It has the same look as a Surface Pro but with beefier specs.

ROG Mothership Specifications

Dimensions410 (W) x 320 (D) x 29.9 (H) mm
Weight4.7kg (estimated)
CPUIntel® Core™ i9-8950HK
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
RAMDDR4 2666MHz SDRAM up to 64GB
Storage3 x M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 512GB SSD
Display17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC™
Connectivity1 x USB3.1 Gen2 (Type-C) / Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB3.1 Gen2 (TypeC) / VirtualLink
3 x USB3.1 Gen2 (Type-A)
1 x USB3.1 Gen1 (Type A) / USB charger +
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x 3.5mm microphone jack
1 x RJ-45 jack
1 x SD card reader
1 x Kensington lock
PriceN/A

Read more about the ROG Mothership here: http://davaogeekhub.com/rog-mothership/

ROG Zephyrus S

The Zephyrus S is one of my favorite gaming laptops that came out last year. It is the updated version of the Zephyrus but this time, both the 15-inch GX531 and 17-inch GX701 now sports the latest RTX graphics from NVIDIA.

ROG Zephyrus S Specifications

ROG Zephyrus S GX701ROG Zephyrus S GX531
Dimensions399 (W) x 272 (D) x 187 (H) mm360 (W) x 268 (D) x 14.95~15.75 (H) mm
Weight2.7 kg2.1 kg
CPUIntel Core i7-8750HIntel Core i7-8750H
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
RAMUp to 24GB DDR4 2666MHzUp to 24GB DDR4 2666MHz
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 1TB SSD
M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 512GB / 1TB SSD
M.2 NVMe PCIe 256GB / 512GB / 1TB SSD
Display17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-Sync, Pantone Validated15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS-type,
144Hz refresh, 3ms, 100% sRGB
Connectivity1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-C) with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery
1 x USB3.1 Gen1 (Type-C)
1 x USB3.1 Gen2 (Type-A)
2 x USB3.1 Gen1 (Type-A)
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-C)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-C)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 (Type-A)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5-mm audio combo
PriceN/AN/A
ROG Strix Hero II GL504
ROG Strix Hero II GL504

ROG Strix Hero II

The budget-friendly Strix line will also have an RTX upgrade. The Strix Hero II is optimized for MOBA games. Equipped with a GeForce RTX 2060, it pushes the frame rates in MOBAs and other popular games.

ROG Strix Hero II Specifications

Dimensions361 (W) x 262 (D) x 26.1 (H) mm
Weight2.4 kg
CPUIntel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i5-8300H
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
RAMUp to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIe 128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD
2.5” 5400rpm 1TB SSHD
2.5” 5400rpm / 7200rpm 1TB HDD
Display15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS-type,
144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB,
Optimus, G-Sync,
60Hz refresh rate (optional)
Connectivity1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-C)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-A)
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ-45 jack
1 x SD card reader
1 x 3.5-mm audio combo
PriceN/A

ROG Strix SCAR II

Another one in the Strix line, the Strix SCAR II has a more aggressive design language. Optimized for shooters, the SCAR II sports a 144Hz refresh rate screen along with GeForce RTX graphics which is more than enough performance headroom for competitive gaming.

ROG Strix SCAR II Specifications

ROG Strix SCAR II GL504ROG Strix SCAR II GL704
Dimensions361 (W) x 262 (D) x 26.1 (H) mm399.8 (W) x 273.5 (D) x 24.9~26.4 (H) mm
Weight2.4 kg2.9 kg
CPUIntel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i5-8300H
Intel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i5-8300H
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
RAMUp to 32GB DDR4 2666MHzUp to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIe 128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD
2.5” 5400rpm 1TB SSHD
2.5” 5400rpm / 7200rpm 1TB HDD
M.2 NVMe PCIe 128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD
2.5” 5400rpm 1TB SSHD
2.5” 5400rpm / 7200rpm 1TB HDD
Display15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS-type,
144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB,
Optimus, G-Sync,
60Hz refresh rate (optional)
17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-Sync
60Hz refresh rate (optional)
Connectivity1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-C)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-A)
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ-45 jack
1 x SD card reader
1 x 3.5-mm audio combo
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-C),
3 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-A)
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ-45 jack
1 x SD card reader
1 x 3.5-mm audio combo
PriceN/AN/A

ROG G703

An RTX equipped variant of the ROG G703 will also be released but chances of it being available here in the Philippines are very low.

ROG G703 Specifications

Dimensions425 (W) x 319 (D) x 475 ~ 5.10 (H) mm
Weight4.7 kg
CPUIntel Core i7-8750H
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
RAMUp to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz
StorageM.2 NVMe 512GB
1TB FireCuda SSHD
Display17.3″ (1920×1080) IPS-type panel,
144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, G-Sync
Connectivity1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-C) / Thunderbolt 3
3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-A)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x Kensington Lock
1 x SD card reader
1 x headphone out
1 x Mic in
PriceN/A

The New ROG RTX laptops are said to become available within Q1 of this year. Availability, local pricing, and configurations of the gaming laptops are to follow.



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