ASUS has unveiled its new lineup of ROG (Republic of Gamers) gaming laptops at CES 2022. The roster includes both updated, redesigned, and brand-new models across its ROG Flow, Zephyrus, and Strix product lines, equipped with the latest Intel and AMD CPUs as well as the GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA.
ROG Flow Z13, X13, XG Mobile
The first of the company’s brand-new products is the ROG Flow Z13, the company’s most powerful gaming tablet. The new device features a 13-inch 16:10 touch display with Adaptive Sync, 500 nits of peak brightness, Pantone validation, and Dolby Vision. It can be equipped with either a 4K 60Hz display with 85% DCI-P3 color coverage or a Full HD 120Hz panel with 100% sRGB coverage.
The chassis of the Flow Z13 features a retro-futurist design, a CNC-milled window on the rear allowing users to see the device’s mainboard, and a built-in kickstand that can be opened up to 170 degrees.
The Flow Z13 is equipped with up to a 14-core Intel Core i9-12900H processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU, up to 16GB of 5200MHz LPDDR5 memory, up to 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage, a MUX Switch, custom vapor chamber cooling, dual speakers with Smart Amp technology, a 56Wh battery, WiFi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2.
It’s also equipped with the signature XG Mobile Interface port, a USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 port that supports DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery, a USB 2.0 Type-A port, a 3.5mm combo audio jack, and a microSD card reader. The Flow Z13 also comes with a screen cover keyboard.
The ROG Flow X13 and XG Mobile have both been updated to feature the latest AMD Ryzen 9 6000 series GPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU as well as the AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU, respectively.
ROG Zephyrus Duo 16
The new ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is the latest iteration of the company’s dual-display gaming laptop. It now features a larger 16-inch main display that can come in either the company’s new QHD 16:10 ROG Nebula HDR display panel that features 512 mini LED dimming zones, a peak brightness of 1100 nits, a refresh rate of 165Hz, and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, or the new ROG-exclusive Dual Spec panel that can switch between 4K 120Hz or Full HD 240Hz, letting users choose between better display quality for creative work or a faster refresh rate for gaming.
The signature ScreenPad Plus of the Zephyrus Duo 16 now features a 4-directional hinge that allows the display to not only rise up but also slide back to position itself closer to the main display. The secondary display also still accommodates the AAS Plus 2.0 air intake that utilizes the gap between the chassis and ScreenPad Plus for increased airflow.
Powering the Zephyrus Duo 16 is the new AMD Ryzen 9 6980HZ CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU at 150W, up to 64GB of 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, up to 4TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage in RAID 0, and a 90Wh battery. The new laptop is also equipped with a MUX Switch that allows it to get more performance from its discrete GPU when needed.
Other features of the Zephyrus Duo 16 include the company’s NumberPad trackpad, per-key RGB keyboard lightning, six speakers with Dual Force-Cancelling Woofers, Dolby Atmos technology, Hi-Res audio, and two-way AI Noise Cancellation.
ROG Zephyrus G14, G15, and M16
The ROG Zephyrus G14, G15, and M16 have all gotten internal updates including new AMD CPUs and GPUs or NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, DDR5 RAM, and WiFi 6E connectivity. The G14 has also gotten an upgrade for its signature AniMe Matrix display-equipped cover, now featuring 14,969 precision CNC milled holes with 1,449 mini LEDs.
It also now comes with the aforementioned new ROG Nebula display, although the one on the G14 is a 14-inch 16:10 QHD panel with a peak brightness of 500 nits, and a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. It also supports Dolby Vision, Adaptive Sync, and is Pantone validated.
The new ROG Zephyrus G14 specifically can be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 6900HS processor coupled with up to an AMD Radeon RX 6800S series GPU along with a MUX switch as well. It also comes with up to 32GB of 4800MHz DDR5 RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage. Other features of the new G14 include Dolby Atmos technology, a 3D microphone array with two-way AI noise cancelling, and WiFi 6E, among others.
ROG Strix SCAR and Strix G
The ROG Strix lineup, which includes 15- and 17-inch models of the Strix SCAR and Strix G, has also received a refreshed design as well as updated interiors. The Strix SCAR 15-inch variant comes in three display options – QHD 240Hz, Full HD 300Hz, and QHD 165HZ – while the 17-inch model will be available with either a QHD 240HZ or Full HD 360Hz panel. Both models can be powered by up to a 12th gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU (at 150W with Dynamic Boost), up to 64GB of 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, up to 2TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage, and a 90Wh battery.
Both Strix SCAR models also feature a MUX switch, Dobly Vision HDR, Adaptive Sync support, a larger trackpad, an Aura Sync-compatible lightbar and per-key RGB keyboard, and signature customizable armor caps.
As for the new ROG Strix G15 and G17, they can be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU (at 150W with Dynamic Boost), up to 32GB of 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, up to 1TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage, and a 90Wh battery. The G15 can come with either a Full HD 300HZ or QHD 165Hz display while the G17 will be available with either a Full HD 360Hz or QHD 240Hz screen. The G15 and G17 also feature Dolby Vision, Adaptive Sync support, and will be available in three color options including Eclipse Gray, Volt Green, and Electro Punk.
All of the new ROG Strix models are equipped with a quad speaker system with Dolby Atmos spatial sound technology, two-way AI noise cancellation, 100W USB Type-C charging, WiFi 6E, and 2.5G LAN connectivity.
ROG Strix GT15 Gaming Desktop
ASUS also announced a refreshed model of its ROG Strix GT15 gaming desktop PC, which will be available in several configurations with up to an Intel Core i7-12700KF, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, and 64GB of DDR-3200 RAM. The Strix GT15 still features a case with a built-in carrying handle and headphone hook as well as Aura Sync-powered accent lighting.
ROG Archer Bag Series
Lastly, the company unveiled its new Archer series of laptop bags, which include the Archer Messenger 14, Archer Backpack 15.6, Backpack 17, and Archer Weekender 17. The new bags feature lightweight, durable, and water-repellent materials while some include features such as modular compartments, dedicated tripod straps, additional padding, dedicated water- and stain-proof pockets, heat-insulating pockets, and more.