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ROG announced Zephyrus M16 (GU603) laptop

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) recently announced the ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) laptop for content creators and gamers in Singapore. This is the first ROG laptop that fits an immersive 16-inch display and a powerful new Intel processor inside an ultra-slim 15-inch chassis. The ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) laptop is truly portable, powered by new 11th Gen Core™ i7-11800H processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ Laptop 3070 GPU, with a smooth and accurate display along with studio quality audio for creators.

Smooth and Accurate Visuals for Creators and Gamers

The ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) has a streamlined design that fits a 16-inch display into a slim chassis that is 5% smaller than last year’s 15-inch ROG Zephyrus M15. Their ultra-narrow bezels measure only 4.6mm on all four sides, thanks to a redesigned display cable that allows the bottom bezel to be as slim as the others. This ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) has a design that delivers an immersive 94% screen-to-body ratio.

This panel has a 165Hz refresh rate and WQHD (2560×1600) resolution that combines fluidity and detail, with a 3ms response time that keeps animation sharp. Along with Adapative-Sync, this eliminates screen tearing and makes video editing and gaming even more smoother by synchronising the refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate.

The display is factory calibrated and Pantone validated to ensure accurate colours out of the box. There is also a full coverage of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 offering a vibrant colour palette, while 500 nits of brightness delivers a vivid picture even in the outdoors.

Powered by Dolby Vision, this can dynamically adjusts visuals to make images richer and brighter. For content creators, they can film and edit their videos and streams in a format commonly used by industry professionals.

With a taller 16:10 aspect ratio, this offers additional space for menus, ribbons, and toolbars. This would allow users to fit more onto the screen, enhancing web browsing and content creation, opening up more space for in-game heads-up display.

Powerful New Intel Processor

Powered by new 11th Gen Core™ i7-11800H processor, the top configuration clocks up to 4.6GHz, delivering awesome performance. With eight cores and sixteen threads, the ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) is fully equipped for creative projects, video rendering and game streaming. It also has an advanced system design that allows the CPU to run on up to 45W of sustained power when the GPU is active and 80W when it is on its own.

With 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, they are able to provide sufficient headroom for multi-tasking and projects with high-resolution assets. Along with a PCle 4.0 SSD with 1TB of storage capacity, they can load assets at high speed while a second SSD slot makes it easy to add storage for larger game libraries and professional portfolios.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU powers the ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) with outsized content creation and gaming performance in a slim machine. It has an efficient cooling system that allows the GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU to clock up to 1390MHz at 80W with ROG Boost. Using Dynamic Boost, it is able to divert an extra 20W of power when CPU loads are lighter, unlocking even more performance.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU is based on the cutting-edge Ampere architecture. It combines new streaming multiprocessors with 2nd gen RT cores and 3rd gen Tensor cores to enable the most realistic ray-traced graphics and advanced AI features. These improvements enable lifelike visuals while pushing frame rates to new heights. They’re backed by support for NVIDIA Reflex technologies that lower latency in select multiplayer games and NVIDIA Broadcast effects that add instant polish to live streams.

There is a full suite of ROG Intelligent Cooling technologies that allow high performance, quiet acoustics, and cool temperatures to come together in a slim and light chassis. There is an exotic liquid metal thermal compound, applied with ROG’s patented process, reduces CPU temperatures up to 10 degrees Celsius, compared to traditional thermal paste. With six heat pipes, they are able to transfer heat away from the CPU and GPU to dense heatsinks in the flanks, where it’s pushed out by airflow from dual Arc Flow fans.

This new fan design has 84 carefully tapered blades with a special aerodynamic wave pattern on the outer edge that reduces turbulence, enabling more airflow with less noise. With 0dB Technology, the fans turn off completely for silent operation when temperatures dip below 50°C. When the fans are spinning, the updated self-cleaning design diverts dust away from critical cooling components to improve long-term performance and stability.

ROG offers multiple modes tuned for different situations whereby the cooling requirements change based on the task. Silent mode reduces speed slightly to keep acoustics low, making it ideal for everyday tasks. Performance mode provides the horsepower required to push high frame rates in games without excessive noise. Turbo mode takes the CPU up to full power with a louder fan profile.

With Scenario Profiles, users can switch between operating modes manually with a quick keyboard shortcut or automatically. This is available through the ROG Armoury Crate utility, Scenario Profiles let users associate individual games and apps with specific operating modes, lighting effects, and other system settings. Profiles are activated by the foreground application, providing seamless transitions between preferences for different tasks.

True Portability 

At just 19.9mm thin and weighing only 1.9kg, this ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) offers true portability, making it easy to carry under your arm or slip into a backpack. The capacious 90Wh battery offers up to 10 hours of video playback, with fast charging technology allowing it to replenish to 50% in only 30 minutes. And Type-C charging capabilities adds further flexibility. While the full-sized adapter is required for maximum performance, the laptop can handle everyday work running off a smaller Type-C adapter or even a portable USB power pack.

With its Off Black colour giving it a neutral look and fashion-forward detailing that complements that tone with the right amount of personality, the ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) exhibits professionalism and attention to detail in any setting. Powered by 8279 CNC-milled perforations in the lid, this offere glimpses of the shimmering Prismatic Film beneath. It has fingerprint-resistant finishes across the magnesium-aluminium chassis that helps the laptop look clean and fresh even after a day of use. The soft-touch paint keeps the palm rest cool and comfortable under the user’s hands.

They also have an updated 180 degrees ErgoLift hinge, this offers new possibilities to the users. This hinge raises the rear of the laptop the lid opens, which places the keyboard at a more comfortable typing angle, gives the cooling vents more room to draw in air, and lets the downward-facing speakers deliver more volume. The hinge can rotate back until the ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) sits flat, so creators can position the screen at the optimal angle.

Studio-quality Audio for Creators and Gamers

The ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) has six-speaker system with Dolby Atmos brings games, movies, and music to life. Two tweeters team up with dual force-canceling woofers to produce crisp highs and clear bass. Each woofer comprises two speakers that are slightly offset to cancel each other’s vibrations, reducing unwanted resonance.

The 3D mic array offers recording modes optimised for different scenarios. Cardioid mode captures audio sources immediately in front of the laptop, making the user’s voice loud and clear for streaming and chat. Omnidirectional mode picks up sound from the entire room, making it possible to draw an entire group into a call. Blending the two in stereo mode opens up rich recording opportunities for music creation.

To improve voice chat and sound record for audio creators, advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation removes unwanted sounds from both input and output audio. It can be applied to any device and even customised on a per-app basis, so users can limit noise-canceling to chat apps without affecting in-game sounds. Gamers can communicate better with teammates, creators can record cleaner audio in any environment, and everyone can enjoy clear conversation. Since the Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation runs on the CPU, the GPU is free to focus on maximising frame rates.

Comprehensive Connectivity

Having flexible inputs pave the way for creative projects, everyday computing and gaming. With the Thunderbolt 4 port, it drives two 4K displays at 60Hz or a single 8K monitor, and it offers lightning-quick access to media and other data on external drives. Users can charge the laptop and other devices through this port, too, including Type-C USB gear.

There are also separate Type-C port and a pair of Type-A USB ports providing ample room for other creator devices, gaming peripherals and more. With WiFi 6 technology, this allow users to take advantage of faster wireless networks, while the Ethernet jack enables a pristine connection for serious multi-player gaming. The microSD card reader makes it easy to access media from cameras and other devices.

The ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) has a Stealth Type keyboard, a desktop-style layout that feels familiar and typing noise stays under 30dB. This would allow users to work and play without disturbing anyone nearby. ROG has increased the size of the touchpad by 20% as compared to the last generation, and with faster processing, this delivers greater accuracy for an improved tracking experience.

An integrated webcam and fingerprint sensor offer convenient tools for logging in and staying in touch. Traditional cameras use either 2DNR technology that analyses individual frames to correct noise, or 3DNR technology that analyses frames in sequence to improve fidelity with moving objects. The ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) blends 2DNR and 3DNR technology to ensure users look their best in any situation, even in low-light environments. The fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button offers an especially seamless Windows Hello experience. It briefly caches the user’s fingerprint when they turn on the laptop and then automatically logs in with the correct account.

ROG x EstelleFly

In conjunction with the launch of the ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) which designed with creators in mind, Republic of Gamers (ROG) collaborates with local singer EstelleFly to release a new song – Rise Up.

“When I started writing the track, the slogan for ROG which is ‘Rise Up, Join the Republic’ was the main catalyst for me. I wanted the track to emulate and bring an energy, where anyone who listen to it would feel like they are brave to rise up against adversity, which is what ROG represents. Bringing together a community of gamers who dare to challenge the norm and constantly push beyond the limits being placed upon them. It’s an absolute honor being able to be a part of this and it’s been a dream working with the Republic Of Gamers.” – EstelleFly.

This collaboration marks ROG’s commitment in celebrating local content creations as part of the creator’s academy initiative.

Pricing and Availability

The ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) will be retailing at $3,798, and will be available at the ROG Experience Store Bugis, ASUS Online Store, and all authorised retailers.

Technical Specifications

Model

GU603HR-K8048T

Price

$3,798

Processor

Intel® Core™ i7-11800H Processor 2.3 GHz (24M Cache, up to 4.6 GHz, 8 Cores)

Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070

Operating system

Windows 10 Home (Free Upgrade to Windows 11 Home)

Display

16-inch WQHD (2560 x 1600), 165Hz/3ms, IPS-level, 100% DCI-P3 display with Adaptive-Sync, Pantone® validation, and Dolby Vision technology

Memory

16GB DDR4 on board

Storage

1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD

Keyboard

Stealth Type keyboard with one-zone RGB or white backlight

1.7mm travel distance

Overstroke technology

Fingerprint sensor on power key

Audio

6 speakers with dual force-canceling woofers and smart amp

Dolby Atmos technology

Hi-Res certification

3D mic array with Two-way AI Noise Cancelation

I/O ports

Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C) with DP1.4 and PD 3.0 support
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DP 1.4 and PD 3.0 supportUSB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
Micro SD (312MB/s)HDMI 2.0b
3.5mm combo Audio jack
Kensington Lock

RJ45

Webcam

720p HD @ 30 fps video recording

Connectivity

WIFI 6 (802.11ax 2×2)

Bluetooth 5.2

Battery

90Wh with Fast Charge technology

Dimensions

355 x 243.5 x 19.9mm

Weight

1.9kg

* Information and pictures courtesy of ASUS Singapore *

ROG announced new Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) recently announced the new Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition (GA401QEC) laptop, created in collaboration with the legendary artist, DJ and music producer. With unique styling and a custom ROG Remix sampler, this machine is ready for any creative endeavour.

Technology Meets Musicality

A laptop not to be missed for the creators and gamers, not just powerful in technical specifications, the design, finishing and personalisation by Alan Walker himself. Combining technology, creativity and artistic talents together, giving rise to this ROG special edition laptop.

Alan Walker when he was young, developed an interest in computers, programming and graphic design, all these eventually led him to a prominent career in electronic music. He was a self-taught producer, where he began his career, releasing tracks on YouTube and SoundCloud, rising to fame with his 2015 song Faded. Alan Walker has billions of streams on his YouTube and Spotify, he is now an acclaimed artist with a hand in the gaming industry, having produced tracks for PUBG Mobile and Death Stranding. With all the above accolades, combined with his unique sense of style, making him a perfect fit for the values that ROG pursue.

Never Miss A Beat

When ROG first forged a partnership with Alan Walker, one laptop stood out among the field as the perfect do-anything companion for a self-made creator and gamer. The ROG Zephyrus G14 AW SE blends best-in-class portability with the potent performance of an 8-core, 16-thread AMD® Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU and the NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050 Ti GPU.

For Walker — or those who aspire to follow in his footsteps — it is the ultimate tool for gamers and creators on the go who want to be able to switch gears at the drop of a beat.

Alan Walker Customised Design Accents

This ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition is designed in collaboration with Alan Walker, featuring unique colour accents, like the Spectre Blue shade of the AniMe Matrix™ LED array, exclusive to this machine. The nameplate sports a similar tone, along with Walker’s idea to include his own signature next to the ROG logo. This nameplate is manufactured with a physical vapor deposition process for an enticing reflectivity that changes from different angles. Two fabric belts along the lid add ROG’s signature cyberpunk flair, with one belt using reflective text that blends with the matrix LEDs.

“I feel very proud for having the chance to work with ROG and I’m excited to show the world what we’ve been working on for so long,” said Walker.

The experience begins the moment the user lays their fingers on the container, thanks to a stunning design and acrylic top cover, all selected by Walker himself. The box — Walker’s favourite part of the project — is far more than mere packaging: it’s a creative accessory all its own. Connect the box to the G14 with a USB Type-C® cable and it turns into the ROG Remix sampler, with conductive pads on the surface that allow users to trigger 18 of Walker’s own sound effects. Users can start with one of Walker’s genre-defining tracks or import their own tunes into the custom software, developed with Walker and his team. ROG Remix also displays unique ROG and Alan Walker inspired animations on the main screen of the laptop and AniMe Matrix panel based on the MIDI inputs selected.

The laptop even features a custom boot animation and Alan Walker wallpaper. The glass touchpad is shaded with a customised pattern inspired by a music equaliser, alongside keycaps matching Alan Walker’s signature colours—plus A and W keys with the producer’s logo printed on top. To cap it all off, an Alan Walker and ROG-styled baseball cap and pair of socks also come bundled with a special edition of the ROG Sleeve so owners can represent the Republic anywhere.

Pricing and Availability 

The ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition (GA401QEC) will be retailing at $3,098, and will be available exclusively at the ROG Experience Store Bugis and ASUS Online Store.

Specifications

ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition (GA401QEC)

Price

$3,098

Processor

AMD Ryzen™ R9-5900HS

GPU

NVIDIA® GeForce  RTX™ 3050Ti

Operating system

Windows 10 Pro

Memory

16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz

Storage

1 TB PCIe® SSD

Display

14” QHD (2560×1440) IPS-level panel, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3, PANTONE® Validated,

supports Adaptive Sync

Keyboard

Backlit chiclet keyboard, N-key support, 1.7 mm key travel, 4 hot keys,

power key with fingerprint sensor

Audio

2 x 2.5 W speakers with smart amplifier technology
2 x 0.7 W tweeters, array microphone

I/O ports

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® with DisplayPort™ 1.4 and Power Delivery

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A

1 x HDMI® 2.0b

1 x 3.5 mm headphone and microphone combo jack

1 x Kensington Lock slot

Connectivity

802.11ax 2×2 WLAN

Bluetooth® 5.1

*Bluetooth version may vary with OS upgrades

Dimensions

324 X 222 X 19.9 mm 

Weight

1.7 kg

AC adapter

180 W Power Adaptor

Plug Type :ø6.0 (mm)

Output: 20 V DC, 9 A, 180 W

Input: 100~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal

* Information and pictures courtesy of ASUS *

ROG Announced Top-end Strix G35 Gaming Desktop in Singapore

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) recently announced top-end Strix G35 gaming desktop in Singapore. For all those into competitive esports, gamers and beyond, this gaming desktop would be of great interest to you! This is a top-of-the-line gaming desktop engineered for esports and gamers to be able to sustain their smooth gameplay under serious pressure and also the flexibility to produce top-quality streams as well developing games.

RTX Graphics Boost 

For those into gaming experience, graphics is the heart of the whole gaming experience. In the modern gaming arena, a powerful graphics card is required, especially at 4K resolution. Competitive esports players also need the ultra-high refresh displays allowing them to see and respond to gaming actions within milliseconds.

Armed with up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti graphic card, the ROG Strix G35 delivers reliably high frame rates for the latest games. The GPU in this top-of-the-line card is based on the NVIDIA® Turing™ architecture, which mixes CUDA cores for traditional rasterization with RT cores for ray tracing, and Tensor cores for accelerated AI, including noise removal. When paired with compatible games like Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, this combination enables faster antialiasing and higher-quality lighting, shadows and reflections.

The ROG Strix G35 elevates the latest NVIDIA® graphics prowess with a huge 2.7-slot heatsink capped by three Axial-tech fans that help the card maintain high clocks in the heat of battle.

Ready for Tournament

With the ROG Strix G35 Gaming Desktop, esports players are ready to enter esports competitions. Armed with convenient side features, they make ideal tournament machines. At esports competitions, games and player profiles are typically stored on 2.5inch SSDs. With ROG Strix G35 two hot-swap drive bays behind a spring-loaded door on the front of the chassis, organisers are able to have an easy way to load data onto different systems quickly through adding and removing of SSDs without having to open the case or break out any special tools.

Very Powerful Gaming Machines

The ROG Strix G35 equipped with the latest 10-core, 20-thread 10th gen Intel® Core™ i9 CPU, it breezes through even the most intensive tasks with serious speed. This powerful CPU is unlocked for overclocking, meaning you can boost your frequencies for a faster, more responsive system.

The AI Overclocking, available directly within the UEFI, simplifies the process by analyzing your clock speeds and cooling over time, and optimising them to ensure peak performance. With this AI-enhanced system, it’s easy for user to unleash the full power of their PC and take their game to the next level.

With 32 GB of high-performance DDR4-3200 memory, the ROG Strix G35 can simultaneously handle smooth gameplay while live-streaming, recording, and multitasking. An NVMe SSD with up to 1 TB of capacity offers plenty of space, and select models further accelerate throughput using the latest PCI Express® 4.0 interface.

Advanced Cooling Features

The ROG Strix G35 gaming desktop combines robust component cooling with a chassis optimised for superior airflow. They have the Wind Shear design that features widened air vents that help to draw more air through the internal cooling system. Three internal chambers divide the CPU, graphics card, and power supply into separate zones to minimise thermal interference.

The ROG Strix G35 provides greater power from your CPU with liquid cooling. Coolant channels heat off the processor and through a 240mm radiator that has two 120mm fans to quickly dissipate heat from the system. Within the multi-zone chassis, the fans are positioned between the CPU and PSU chambers to efficiently exhaust air from both sections simultaneously.

Easy to Upgrade

For esports and gamers who wish to upgrade the ROG Strix G35 gaming desktop down the road, it’s possible and easy to upgrade. The CPU and motherboard both support the latest PCI Express 4.0 standard, allowing next generation devices double the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0. There are two PCIe x 16 slots that are connected directly to the CPU and support multi-GPU configurations, allowing users to potentially double their graphics power by adding a second card to boost their frame rates and speed up demanding tasks like 3D rendering.

A second SSD storage can also be added with the availability of one of the motherboard’s dual M.2 slots being available and the chassis has room for two 3.5inch HDDs that can exponentially increase total storage capacity.

Personalise to Perfection

The ROG Strix G35 is the first ROG desktop to feature Keystone II technology, this is an NFC-enabled key that can be docked in compatible devices to quickly access customised settings linked to a user’s ROG ID. Keystone II can also be configured to switch the system into a specific operating mode, launch an individual game or application, or unlock a hidden Shadow Drive for private files.

The ROG Strix G35 also features customisable RGB lighting inside and out. Aura Sync lets users coordinate colouzers and effects across all compatible components, including the motherboard and graphics card. The internal lighting showcases the components through the transparent side panel.

OG Armoury Crate software offers tons of tuning options for lighting, Keystones, and other system settings. It can be used to create Scenario Profiles that automatically load personal preferences when specific games and applications are launched. Scenario Profiles detect the active application and adjust system cooling, lighting, and other settings to ensure ideal performance for the task.

Gear Up and Go

The ROG Strix G35 has front panels for esports players and gamers selected devices to have convenient access. There are also gold plated audio jacks that sit within easy reach fro players who need to plug in quickly at esports events. Dual USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports provide fast access to speedy external storage, while dual USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports are ready for conventional devices.

At the back, there are six additional ports, including one more USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, all ample capacity for a full suite of USB gear, from gaming peripherals to drawing tablets to VR trackers.

On the graphics card, there are dual HDMI 2.0b ports, allowing gamers to run a VR headset alongside a 4K monitor or TV for immersive virtual experiences. A DisplayPort 1.4 outputs offer connectively for NVIDIA G-SYNC™ gaming monitors that make gameplay even smoother.

With the Intel® I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet offers a lower latency connections for multiplayer gaming, while Wi-Fi 6 provides fast wireless access for everyday streaming and web browsing. The Wi-Fi card also integrates Bluetooth 5 to cut the cord for compatible devices. While the ROG Strix G35 excels in the arena of competitive esports, it is flexibly equipped for content creation, streaming, and more.

Pricing and Availability

The ROG Strix G35 is now available at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers. The ROG Strix G35 retails from $3,998.

Do share this information on the new top-of-the-line ROG Strix G35 Gaming Desktop with your fellow esports, gamers, loved ones, family and friends! Pass It On and Pay It Forward, sharing is caring!

* Information and picture courtesy of ASUS Singapore *

New ROG 3 Phone Series Smartphones for Gamers

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) recently announced the new ROG 3 Phone Series smartphones for gamers. This is their latest generation of the world’s most powerful and exciting gaming smartphone, built for gamers by gamers. In this series, there are the flagship ROG Phone 3 and ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition.

ROG Phone 3 Series

A Powerful Gaming Smartphone

The ROG Phone 3 is the most powerful ROG Phone ever, using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, enabling 5G connectivity and advanced Wi-Fi 6 performance, desktop level gaming with ultra-realistic graphics, professional-quality high-resolution photography, and intuitive AI experiences. Equipped with 16GB of the latest LPDDR5 RAM and up to an ultrafast 512GB UFS 3.1 ROM, delivering the ultimate in overall performance, giving gamers the enjoyment of a super-smooth gaming experience with absolutely no limitations or compromises. Featuring Snapdragon Elite Gaming, delivering ultra-smooth HDR gaming experiences with sustained performance for longer periods of time.

ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition

The enhanced X Mode performance-optimisation software now allows customisation of different parameters to suit any gaming or using scenario, along with carefully calibrated defaults for optimum performance, it’s now easier for serious gamers to unlock the full power of the ROG Phone 3.

The upgraded GameCool 3 cooling system has a redesigned 3D vapor chamber, a large graphite film behind the screen to maximise heat transfer, and an enlarged heat sink that is precisely located to eliminate hotspots. The new cooling system is one of the most effective thermal solutions available on a mobile device, and can remove and dissipate the heat generated during full-speed operation via specially designed vents in the back cover. This allows the ROG Phone 3 to easily sustain peak performance during heavy gaming sessions, eliminating throttling to give gamers an expert edge against the competition. For extra cooling during marathon gaming sessions, the new AeroActive Cooler 3 clip-on external fan accessory has been completely redesigned to deliver increased airflow to the hotspots on the casing to lower an astounding amount of heat for greater and longer performance.

Stunning Visuals

The ROG Phone 3 is equipped with a stunning 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED 10-bit display. It is combined with an industry-leading 270 Hz touch-sampling rate that dramatically decreases touch latency to an unprecedented 25 ms, delivering the extreme responsiveness needed to sustain a winning streak.

Each display is carefully colour-calibrated to ensure a Delta-E colour accuracy of less than one, making ROG Phone 3 one of the most colour-accurate displays available on a smartphone. There is also HDR10+ high-dynamic range support for enhanced visual realism. The ROG Phone 3 has also passed TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) and Flicker Reduced certifications.

Long Battery Life

The ROG Phone 3 has a monster battery 6000mAh battery, giving gamers a long battery life and stamina to rely on when they are playing their longest gaming battles. There are multiple passive power-saving mechanisms, including an exclusive hibernate function that can proactively limit background data and power usage in selected apps.

Built for gamers, by gamers

ROG Phone 3 is gaming smartphone built for gamers by gamers. Their design goal is fully immersive gaming with total control, thus retaining the pioneering landscape-oriented ergonomic design of its predecessors.

Upgraded AirTrigger 3 technology provides extra-precise ultrasonic touch controls along the edges of the phone. The gesture capabilities of the AirTrigger 3 side sensors have been further enhanced, including a newly added swipe gesture and dual-partition button emulation, giving gamers a console-level gaming experience. There is also a brand-new motion sensor that adds another gesture to the armory, allowing gamers to control the action by shaking the device: it is a whole new way to interact with the device. AirTrigger 3 gives gamers the very best controls available on a gaming smartphone, and sets the ultimate bar for the competition.

The unique side-mounted USB-C® charging port lets users keep their battery topped up without cramping their style while gaming. The port also connects accessories such as the AeroActive Cooler 3, which features a pass-through USB-C connector, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a new kickstand on the back to support the ROG Phone 3 on a desk or table for a better viewing and gaming experience.

The ROG Phone 3 also receives a significant upgrade to its audio performance, tuned in collaboration with audio specialist Dirac. There is now a dedicated Game Mode to further enhance in-game sound effects for immersive gameplay. The powerful dual front-facing speakers positioned at the top and bottom of the phone are now more capable of delivering richer and detailed sound, giving perfect stereo imaging in landscape mode. The ROG Phone 3 also supports Qualcomm aptX Adaptive for low-latency high-quality audio over Bluetooth® connections.

The ROG Phone 3 introduces ROG Connect, a new online social community — built into the Armoury Crate app — that allows the ROG Phone 3 owners to join and play with friends or squads, or even wow the crowd with their uploaded genius gameplay footage and screenshots. The ROG Phone 3 gives gamers the very best sharing and community experience.

The unrivalled range of modular accessories for the ROG Phone 3 includes the new modular ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad which adds physical console-like gamepad controls to ROG Phone 3; the new ROG Lighting Armor Case for a stunning appearance; and ROG Clip to attach the phone to selected console controllers for the ultimate mobile gaming experience. The ROG Phone 3 can also be expanded to provide true 144 Hz dual-screen gameplay with the new TwinView Dock 3, and the Mobile Desktop Dock allows gamers to connect a desktop keyboard and mouse for a desktop-like gaming experience on an external TV or monitor.

The ROG Phone 3 is also proudly partnering with Stadia and Unity to establish a truly integrated gaming ecosystem. Together, the partnership aims to build a more complete mobile gaming experience for today’s gamers by providing their favorite gaming content on the go.

Pricing and Availability 

If you are interested in the ROG Phone 3, you can register your interest for this new gaming smartphone at ROG’s ROI landing page. More details on local availability, configurations and pricing will be announced at a later date and time. Keep a lookout!

* Information and pictures courtesy of ASUS Singapore *

ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) recently announced a new gaming laptop to their lineup, the ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) Gaming Laptop, a 14-inch ultra slim laptop packed with unprecedented power inside a compact chassis, portable enough to go anywhere at a price point that brings gaming to an even wider audience.

With a chassis under 20mm thin, ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) has carefully customised cooling that brings the best out of its new AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors built on the groundbreaking “Zen 2” core architecture combined with industry leading 7nm process technology and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti GPU. Users can optimise for gaming or creative pursuits with the 120Hz refresh rate full HD display with PANTONE® Validated coluors and AMD FreeSync™ technology.

“AMD is bringing unmatched performance and longer battery life to ultrathin and gaming laptop users with our new AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors,” said Paige Shi, APAC Consumer Lead, AMD. “We saw historic portfolio growth for AMD Ryzen Mobile-powered systems last year, and in 2020 we are already on track to bring much wider array of systems with our new AMD Ryzen CPUs. These processors offer twice the power-efficiency of our previous generation and are featured in ground-breaking platforms such as the ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401), which in addition to long battery life offers amazing gaming and productivity performance in a slim 14” form factor.”

Small Size with Big Impact

The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) is only 17.9mm thin and weighs 1.7kg, easily portable and can be stored in conventional laptop bags and backpacks. There are honeycomb reinforcements beneath the palm rest, adding more strength with minimal extra material. The magnesium aluminum alloy deck is precisely machined and fingerprint resistant for a professional finish. The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) lid, with its distinctive dot matrix design is produced by a CNC milling process that puts 6,536 precise perforations in the exterior panel.

Innovative LED Personalisation

The ROG splash across the lid comes to life with the AniMe Matrix display, using 1,215 mini LEDs to give gamers a new medium to express themselves. Each LED emits a white glow with 256 levels of brightness control.

Owners of ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) can import animated GIFs and other graphics, they can build custom animations frame by frame, typing text messages with different fonts. Visualisations react to music and other audio, creating a unique platform for DJs and other artists.

Immersive Gaming Visuals

The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) comes with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti GPU augmented by ROG Boost. The discrete GPU is based on the latest NVIDIA Turing architecture, which melds dedicated cores for programmable shading, real-time ray tracing and artificial intelligence. This combination enables improved lighting, shadows and other in-game effects, and it also offers a diverse array of compute resources for accelerating demanding workloads like content creation, 3D modeling and deep learning.

Turing’s dedicated video encoder is largely responsible for the ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401)’s ability to game and stream simultaneously. The specialised hardware allows higher stream quality with minimal performance impact, and it’s compatible with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), a popular capture tool among burgeoning creators and aspiring Twitch streamers.

High Refresh Rate Display

The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) comes with a high refresh rate Full HD display that goes up to 120Hz, doubling the speed of typical laptop displays for smoother, high-intensity action.

AMD FreeSync™ technology adds another level of smoothness by coordinating frame delivery between the GPU and display.

The display is also factory calibrated, and PANTONE Validated to ensure creators get the colour accuracy they crave. The IPS-type panel has wide viewing angles and covers 100% of the sRGB range. It is framed by exceptionally thin bezels, creating an expansive 85% screen-to-body ratio.

Non-stop Speed

The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) uses a special CPU that generates less heat, enabling an unprecedented level of performance for its compact chassis. The chips retain 8 cores and 16 threads, allowing users to handle their demanding workloads yet still having ample power for demanding applications such as video editing and 3D rendering, and for heavy multi-tasking such as mixing gaming with streaming, recording and chats.

Armed with 16GB of fast DDR4-3200 RAM across dual channels, users still have space for bigger projects. With an NVMe SSD with 1TB of capacity, giving ultra-fast storage, minimal load times for your huge collection of games and apps.

One-of-a-kind Cool

The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) has an exclusive feature developed by thermal engineers at ROG, that dynamically adjusts the power available to the CPU based on the GPU temperatures. This feature allows changes to make every second to react to spikes in GPU utilisation, ensuring optimal gaming performances. This is also the first ROG laptop to feature an ErgoLift hinge that tilts the keyboard at a more comfortable angle.

It has rear exhausts and heatsink fins that are shaped to direct air both up, away from the bezel, and down, towards the vents cut into it, with 209 heatsink fins totalling 68,868 mm2 of surface area.

Fan speeds are controlled by an intelligent algorithm that responds automatically to temperature changes. Three expertly tuned operating modes let users quickly adapt to different scenarios using a convenient keyboard shortcut, while Scenario Profiles seamlessly switch between modes based on user-defined preferences for individual games and applications. With the highest fan speed and frequencies, Turbo mode is the best for maximum performance. Performance mode strikes a better balance for gaming, while Silent mode goes further to reduce acoustics for lighter work and entertainment.

Type-C Charging

More than 10 hours of battery life and the ability to charge from compatible Type-C power packs make the ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) extra portable. The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) is the first gaming laptop by ROG that is capable of being powered by DC or USB-C input. The technology is a perfect fit, with support for USB Power Delivery, it can handle lighter work powered by up to 65W Type-C adapter that’s much smaller than the 180W unit required to unleash the discrete GPU.

With Type-C charging, users can extend the life of their laptop while on the move and work longer anywhere. When it is plugged in for a full recharge, USB power flows in the opposite direction as well, offering fast-charging support capable of supplying up to 3A to compatible smartphones and other devices.

Flexible Options On-the-go

The Type-C port with USB Power Delivery is also capable of powering up an external monitor via DisplayPort 1.4. With the HDMI 2.0 port, this makes it easy to game or watch movies on 4K monitors and TVs. Through a secondary Type-C port focused on USB functionality and two Type-A ports for additional gear, there would not be a need for dongles.

The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) also comes with Intel Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, also known as 802.11ax. When paired with a compatible router, it reduces latency, meaning less lag when you are in online gaming action and expands upstream capacity, providing more bandwidth for live-streaming.

Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio

Dolby Atmos provides a new audio listening experience, bringing moving audio that flows above and around users with crisper voice and greater depth to a wide range of audio experiences, improvement from surround sound, with a breakthrough audio experience with sound that moves all around users in 3D space whether you are listening with your headphones or built-in speakers.

ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) integrated speakers, two tweeters positioned above the keyboard fire high frequency sounds directly towards the user, while two woofers beneath them offer deep bass amplified by the ErgoLift design. This quad-speaker setup delivers perfectly balanced audio across the spectrum.

Pricing and Availability

The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) Gaming Laptop will be retailing at $2,498, they are available at ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

* Information and pictures courtesy of ASUS Singapore *

ASUS Singapore First Exclusive Store

ASUS Singapore recently launched their first ever exclusive store in Singapore at Bugis Junction. The ASUS Singapore first exclusive store is a 3,000 square feet concept store designed with and for their customers in mind. At the recent official opening of ASUS Singapore first exclusive store, we visited this new concept store and toured around their new facilities.

 

At the ASUS Singapore first exclusive store at Bugis Junction, customers are being offered a unique online-to-offline retail experience, in comfort, with personalised service and engagement. More than just a retail store, they also have dedicated areas for talks, workshops, pop up events and gaming tournaments within the store.

Whether you are techie, a business owner, a gamer or an everyday user, ASUS Exclusive Store has the range of technological products for you to visit, enjoy, try out and buy.

ASUS Exclusive Store

For customers looking to purchase ASUS consumer and commercial products, this is the place to go to, the ASUS Exclusive Store, where their extensive range of consumer products including the latest ZenBook, VivoBook and AiO series, there are also their full range of commercial products including ASUSPRO and ExpertBook series for businesses.

 

Learn with ASUS

On the left side of the ASUS Exclusive Store, you can spot a nice and cosy space, long table with high chairs, a dedicated workshop space for customers whereby they can learn, and do more with their ASUS and ROG devices. They have free weekly sessions, on topics ranging from soft skills such as image and video post productions to professional talks and product information. More information on the upcoming available courses can be found on ASUS Singapore website!

 

ROG Store

Gaming and eSports community in Singapore alert! The full range of ROG gaming devices including the best selling ROG STRIX series, the slim and light ROG Zephyrus series and top performance ROG Mothership and desktop series can be found here at the ROG Store.

ROG Battlezone

Gaming and eSports players would love this! A space dedicated for gamers, to try out and experience out the full ROG experience. They can experience the latest devices and technologies from ROG inside this ROG Battlezone and gaming teams can reserve and book this space for their training! There would also be gaming events that will also be held to foster the gaming communities in Singapore!

Information and details on ASUS Exclusive Store

Address: 200 Victoria Street, #03-03/04 Singapore 188021

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm

Contact number: 6338 6993

ASUS Singapore and ASUS ROG Singapore Social Media links

ASUS Singapore Facebook: facebook.com/asus.sg

ASUS ROG Singapore Facebook: facebook.com/asusrogsg

ASUS ROG Singapore Instagram: instagram.com/asussg/

ASUS Singapore YouTube: youtube.com/sgasus

ROG Singapore Twitch: twitch.tv/rogsg

I would like to thank ASUS Singapore for the invitation to the launch of their first ever ASUS Exclusive Store in Singapore.

* Information courtesy of ASUS Singapore *