CES 2020: ASUS Republic of Gamers Lineup

Source: ASUS CES 2020: ASUS Republic of Gamers Lineup

Laptops And Desktops For 2020

We shall bow to the tyranny of the headline and start out with the ASUS ROG Strix GA35 and GT35 as well as the ROG Strix GA15 and GT15.  As you can see above, the two feature a clean case front, tempered glass side panels and enough RGBs to satisfy most addicts, so let’s delve right into the specs.

The larger GA/GT35 will offer you the following, depending on your needs and budget:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, 3900X, or Ryzen 7 3800X, 3700X
  • ROG Strix X570-F Gaming motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 SUPER, RTX 2070 SUPER, RTX 2060 SUPER or RTX 2060 6GB
  • Up to 64GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • Up to 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD and a 1TB/2TB HDD
  • A plethora of USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2 ports
  • Wind Shear design with widened air vents for extra cooling
  • External hot-swap bays for SSDs
  • ROG Keystone II technology – an NFC-enabled key to quickly access customized settings linked to a user’s ROG ID. Keystone II can also be configured to switch the system to a specific operating mode, launch an individual game or application, or unlock a hidden Shadow Drive for private files.
  • Available mid 2020-ish

The GA\GT15 are a bit smaller but not much less powerful:

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3800X, 3700X or Ryzen 5 3600X
  • ROG Strix B450 motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, RTX 2060 SUPER or GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660, GTX 1650
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • Up to 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD and a 1TB/2TB HDD
  • A plethora of USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2 ports
  • Dual Chanber Wind Shear design for extra cooling
  • A handle for easy portability, for a deskop
  • Available very soon
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Zephyrus G14 and Zephyrus G15

If you are curious what is going on with the lid of the G15, that is ASUS’ new AniMe Matrix display which uses 1,215 mini LEDs to emit a white glow with 256 levels of brightness control.  They can display animated GIFs or custom animations frame by frame, you can display text messages with different fonts and even set it to react to music and other audio, though you will end up with a slightly thicker laptop.  All are built with a magnesium-aluminium alloy shell, the G15 is 19.9mm thin and weighing just 2.1kg while the is 17.9mm thin and 1.6kg if you choose to go without the AniMe feature.

As for specifications?

Zephyrus G15:

  • Ryzen 7 4800HS
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or GTX 1660 Ti
  • 1080p 144Hz IPS with FreeSync
    • or 240Hz IPS panel with Pantone Validation and compatibility with FreeSync
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
  • 1 TB/512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and used for Power Delivery, as well as three USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • LAN, Intel WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0

Zephyrus G14:

  • Up to Ryzen 7 4800HS
  • Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • 1080p 120Hz IPS panel with Pantone Validation and compatibility with AdaptiveSync
    • or 1440p 60Hz IPS panel with Pantone Validation and compatibility with AdaptiveSync
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
  • Up to 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and used for Power Delivery, as well as three USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • LAN, Intel WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0

The two families share a lot of similar features, such as Dolby Atmos audio, HDMI 2.0b, power over a USB C connection, keyboards with ROG Overstroke technology for n-key rollover and quicker response to clicks as well as intelligent fan control.

The G14 features an ErgoLift hinge that not only tilts the keyboard to a more comfortable angle but opens up vents in the base to provide improved cooling.

You should see these for sale in the near future, though at this time we lack any pricing information.   Expect to see details on monitors and peripherals coming up soon.

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