ASUS ROG Unleashes their Line of 8th Generation Gaming Laptops

ASUS ROG 8th Generation Gaming Laptops

ASUS Republic of Gamers just recently unveiled their full line of 8th Generation gaming laptops in a closed event. The refreshed models are the Chimera, Zephyrus, the Strix Series, and the TUF Gaming Series.

The refreshed 8th generation models feature Quad and Hexa-Core processors and is also equipped with 120hz and 144hz displays across the range. The Chimera G703, Zephyrus GX501, and Strix GL503/GL703 will gain performance upgrades. ASUS also announced a new ROG Zephyrus M laptop, and the new ASUS TUF Gaming FX series.

ROG Chimera G703

ROG G703 Chimera

The new ROG Chimera G703 now feature a more powerful spec. It can be configured of up to a Core i9-8950HK processor, 64 GB of RAM, 2 TB of HDD, 512 GB of PCIEx4 NVME SSD, and a discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX1080 with 8 GB DDR5X VRAM.

ROG Zephyrus

ROG GX501 Zephyrus

2017’s most revolutionary laptop, the ROG Zephyrus, is also getting an upgrade. The GX501 will be equipped with Intel’s Hexa-Core Core i7-8850H. It will also now have AURA Sync capability, and a 1 TB PCIEx4 NVME SSD option.

ROG Zephyrus M

ROG GM501 Zephyrus M

The new ROG GM501 Zephyrus M comes from the success of the GX501 last year. It has a centrally placed RGB Keyboard with Aura Sync, 3x better battery life and a new Optimus mode that allows the GPU to be switched off manually to increase usage further when not gaming. It also features the ROG Exclusive Active Aerodynamic system.

The Zephyrus M can be configured with an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8850 Hexa-Core processor, 2 TB HDD, 512 GB PCIEx4 NVME SSD, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 144Hz IPS Panel with G-Sync.

ROG Strix Series

ROG Strix GL503 Hero Scar

The GL503 is now packed with the new Intel Core i7-8850 Hexa-Core processor, up to 32 GB of RAM, 2 TB of HDD, 512 GB of PCIEx4 NVME SSD, and up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX1070. The Hero Edition now features 130% sRGB IPS display paired with 120Hz refresh rate while the NEW Scar Edition upgrades its response time to a 100% sRGB screen with super-fast 5ms response time.

ASUS TUF Gaming Series

ASUS TUF FX504

The new line of gaming laptops is the ASUS TUF Gaming Series. The FX504 takes the FX series to a whole new level, featuring an all new design inspired by stealth crafts and sharp edges. The FX504 is an all-metal body with red accents around the frame. It has a reinforced keyboard with Red Backlight. The gaming laptop can be configured with an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H or Intel Core i7-8850H, up to 32 GB of RAM, 2 TB of HDD or 512 GB PCIEx4 NVME SSD, and up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX1060 with 6 GB GDDR5 of VRAM.

Availability and Pricing

ROG G703 Chimera

Model NameLCDLCD TYPECPURAMSTORAGEGPUSRP
G703GI-E5077T17″ FHDIPS 144HZi9-895064 GB2 TB + 512 GB PCIEGTX1080 8GD5XPhp 249,995
G703GI-E5057T17″ FHDIPS 144HZi9-895064 GB1 TB + 512 GB PCIEGTX1080 8GD5XPhp 229,995
G703GI-E5006T17″ FHDIPS 144HZi7-875032 GB1 TB + 512 GB SSDGTX1080 8GD5XPhp 199,995
G703GS-E5002T17″ FHDIPS 144HZi7-875032 GB1 TB + 512 GB SSDGTX1070 8GD5Php 169,995

ROG Zephyrus

Model NameLCDLCD TYPECPURAMSTORAGEGPUSRP
GX501GI-EI004T15″ FHDIPS 144HZi7-875024 GB1 TB SSDGTX1080 Q 8GD5XPhp 189,995
GM501GS-EI002T15″ FHDIPS 144HZi7-875016 GB1 TB + 512 GB SSDGTX1070 6GD5Php 149,995
GM501GM-EI003T15″ FHDIPS 144HZi7-875016 GB1 TB + 256 GB SSDGTX1060 6GD5Php 119,995

Strix Scar and Hero

Model NameLCDLCD TYPECPURAMSTORAGEGPUSRP
GL703GS-EP009T (SCAR)17″ FHDIPS 144HZi7-875016 GB1 TB + 512 GB SSDGTX1070 6GD5Php 139,995
GL703GM-EP010T (SCAR)17″ FHDIPS 144HZi7-875016 GB1 TB + 256 GB SSDGTX1060 6GD5Php 109,995
GL703GE-EQ001T (SCAR)17″ FHDIPS 120HZi7-87508 GB1 TB + 256 GB SSDGTX1050ti 4GD5Php 84,995
GL503GE-EN008T (HERO)15″ FHDIPS 120HZi7-87508 GB1 TB + 256 GB SSDGTX1050ti 4GD5Php 81,995
GL503GE-EN007T (SCAR)15″ FHDIPS 120HZi7-87508 GB1 TB + 256 GB SSDGTX1050ti 4GD5Php 81,995

TUF Gaming Series

Model NameLCDLCD TYPECPURAMSTORAGEGPUSRP
FX504GM-EN001T (Metal)15″ FHDIPS 120HZi5-83008 GB1 TB + 128 G PCIEGTX1060 6GD5Php 77,995
FX504GE-EN039T (Metal)15″ FHDIPS 120HZi7-87508 GB1 TB SSH+128 GB PCIEGTX1050ti 4GD5Php 72,995
FX504GE-EN179T (Metal)15″ FHDIPS 120HZi7-87508 GB1 TB-8GSSHGTX1050Ti 4GD5Php 69,995
FX504GD-EN045T (Metal)15″ FHDIPS 120HZi5-83004 GB1 TB-8GSSHGTX1050 4GD5Php 56,995

The new range of gaming laptops will hit shelves on April 17, 2018. /you can get them through ASUS and ROG Concept Stores nationwide, Partner ROG reseller Strongholds, or ASUS, and ROG’s newly announced Online Concept Stores via Lazada.

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Josef Cagas
Geek-of-all-Trades, master of none, Josef is the founder of Davao Geek Hub. He has a passion for all things tech, and consumes all forms of media.