A couple of weeks ago, ASUS ROG announced several new laptop display initiatives. The headlining technology was their new 300Hz gaming laptop panels. While they expected that announcement to dominate their IFA coverage, ASUS wanted to also highlight some other products that they had at the show, such as a 4K UHD panel that runs at 120Hz with 100% AdobeRGB coverage. They also announced a couple high-refresh DisplayHDR 400 panels for their Zephyrus S GX531 and GX701 laptops.
But… let’s back up and talk a little more about the 300Hz panels.
ASUS will bring the new panel as an option on their ROG Zephyrus S GX701 gaming laptop. They do not state which panel technology is being used, although they do note that it has a 3ms response time, and how 3ms is just below the 3.3ms redraw rate. Since it has a response time of 3ms, it almost sounds like it will not be a TN panel, which could mean that it also provides decent colors.
Of course, not too many games can run at 300FPS (especially on a laptop). ASUS is marketing this as an esports device, which is somewhat interesting. My first thought is that those games tend to be older and less intensive, which often yields very high framerates. My second thought is… aren’t those games typically played on desktops when in a competitive scenario? How many people interested in esports would do serious gaming on a laptop? Maybe a lot, but it seems unlikely to someone from the outside.
Pricing and exact availability are not listed, although ASUS did make a reference to October in their press release.