As part of its gaming brand ROG (Republic of Gamers), ASUS has announced updated laptops in the ROG Strix and ROG Flow lines, a series of new ROG Slash bags and clothing, as well as a first-person game available within ROG Citadel XV platforms.
ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition is a more powerful version of the regular ROG Strix SCAR with more productive components. To cool the Intel Core i9-12950HX processor with a TDP of 65 watts and graphics cards to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop, 16 GB GDDR6 with a maximum TDP of 175 watts it uses a special evaporator chamber with exclusive ROG notebook liquid metal Conductonaut Extreme.
17.3-inch IPS display can be Full HD 360 Hz (100% sRGB) or QHD 240 Hz (100% DCI-P3). In both cases the response time is 3 ms and there is support for adaptive frequencies. RAM can be up to 64 GB DDR5 4800 MHz, drives – PCIe 4.0 in RAID 0 with up to 4 TB.
ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition case has an original design in the style of “cyberpunk”. The manufacturer used invisible ink applied directly to the metal case: under normal lighting, this coating creates a matte texture with a metallic sheen, and in the light of a UV flashlight the ink turns green-blue and shows hints for SCAR Runner.
ROG Flow X16 is a thin and light 16-inch laptop-transformer based on AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card for laptops and supports connecting external graphics cards of the XG Mobile family. The Flow X16 is also equipped with a 16-inch ROG Nebula HDR touchscreen based on a QHD panel with mini-LED backlight, 165 Hz refresh rate, 1100 cd/peak brightness and 100% DCI-P3 color coverage.
Along with the new laptops, ASUS also introduced gaming accessories ROG Slash – Crossbody Bag, Hip Bag and Protective Laptop Bag, ROG Slash Backpack and Cobra Buckle Cap and Bucket Hat.
And the latest novelty is the game SCAR Runner, an extension for the game ROG Citadel XV, a first-person parkour game that tells the story of a character who races against time to restore important information. This game is related to the design of the ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition in the form of “invisible” tips on the laptop. The launch of SCAR Runner is accompanied by a campaign to win prizes worth more than $20,000, including a Strix SCAR 17 SE laptop and ROG Slash accessories. The campaign will run from May 17 to June 30, 2022, and full information about the campaign can be found here.