- The new ROG series of laptops for 2020 bring new processors and GPUs.
- All models use 10th Gen Intel 10th Gen Core H series processors.
- Some models also get the 300Hz refersh rate display panels.
Intel and Nvidia have just announced their next generation of processors and graphics cards. Soon after, Asus ROG has announced its revamped lineup of gaming laptops in India, boasting of these new processors as well as graphics cards. Most of the older models from last years have received specification bumps whereas the high-end models now get a dual screen model. The new laptops still don't have a launch date and the prices are still kept secret.
The Zephyrus series gets a new Duo model similar to the ZenBook Duo model from last year. ROG has made a couple of changes to this design so as to let gamers extract the best out of it. All the ROG models now get the 10th Gen Intel Core H series processors and the latest Nvidia RTX Super series graphics cards. Some of the laptop lineups even bring faster 300Hz refresh rate displays as well.
ROG Zephyrus Duo 15
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 integrates a secondary display with the ROG ScreenPad Plus to let gamers get the best gaming experience. The laptops has a 15.6-inch display and a 14.1-inch 4K (3840 x 1100) IPS display above the keys but below the Duo 15's main panel. As the lid opens, a cleverly designed hinge tilts the secondary display up at a 13-degrees angle for viewing comfort and easy touchscreen interaction.
The tilted secondary display also allows the Zephyrus Duo a lot more breathing room. The Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) Plus cooling solution puts the space underneath the secondary display to good use. Inside the chassis, there's a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU and the powerful RTX 2080 SUPER GPU.
Customers can spec the laptop with up to 300Hz FHD display or a 4K UHD display with 100 per cent Adobe RGB coverage. There's support for Nvidia's G-SYNC as well.
ROG Zephyrus S17
The new Zephyrus S17 offers a 17.3-inch display with a 300 Hz refresh rate and 3 ms grey-to-grey response time. Performance is looked after by an RTX 2080 SUPER GPU and a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU. The AAS cooling solution opens a large intake vent beneath the system when the lid is raised.
ROG Zephyrus S15
The new Zephyrus S15 gets a more traditional keyboard and mouse layout that works better in tight quarters and on laps. As with Zephyrus S17, augmented AAS coupled with CPU-cooling liquid metal thermal compound pre-applied at the factory allows the S15 to offer configurations topping out with the RTX 2080 SUPER GPU. The S15 is rigged with a 300Hz panel with a 3 ms response time.
The compact chassis includes space for dual M.2 SSDs that can be configured in a blazing-fast RAID 0 array, as well as a Thunderbolt 3 port for professional speed over USB-C.
ROG Zephyrus M15
The ROG Zephyrus M15 is aimed at those who want value and performance, with a range of configurations that make it an easy choice for a wide audience. Display options including 240Hz and 144Hz FHD panels and a 4K UHD display let users pick the screen that best fits their needs. GPU options range from the affordable yet capable GeForce GTX 1660 Ti up to the RTX 2070 GPU. The Zephyrus M15 is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor.
ROG Strix SCAR 15/17
The ROG Strix SCAR 17 offers a 300Hz IPS-level panel in two different sizes. With an Intel processor up to the latest Core i9-10980-HK and up to the RTX 2080 SUPER GPU, Strix SCAR 17 makes use of 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM to handle most games with ease.
The SCAR series also gets customisable RGB LED lighting effects. A wraparound light bar underneath the front and side edges of the chassis casts a wide glow and complements the keyboard backlighting and illuminated RGB logo on the laptop's lid, all of which can be customized and coordinated with ROG Aura Sync.
Strix SCAR 15/17 also features the ROG Keystone II, a small NFC-enabled device that docks into the side of the chassis. It can be customised to launch the Armoury Crate game library, a specific operating mode, or any game or app when inserted. The Keystone II can also provide access to a secret, encrypted Shadow Drive (exclusive to Windows 10 Pro) and trigger a stealth mode that mutes audio and minimises all apps when removed.
The ROG Strix SCAR 15 gets a 15.6-inch display offers the same tournament-grade 300Hz refresh rate with an undeniable Strix SCAR look. It is powered by up to a 10th Gen Core i9 CPU and up to the RTX 2070 SUPER GPU.
ROG Strix G15/17
Both Strix G15 and Strix G17 are powered by 10th Gen Intel processors up to a Core i7. GPU options range up to the RTX 2070 SUPER GPU and drive high-refresh-rate displays tailored to today's most popular esports titles. Strix G17 and Strix G15 have 144 Hz displays as standard, but both are also available with an even faster 240 Hz panel.
Both models will be available in Glacier Blue and Original Black. The Strix G15 Electro Punk has a dark brushed metal and sizzling pink highlights.