ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today launched a top-to-bottom update of its entire gaming laptop family at the Grand Ballroom, City of Dreams, Manila. The ROG 2019 collection mixes all-new models with refreshed systems to balance the performance required by gamers, content creators, and power users with the convenience of creature comforts that enhance everyday use.

The lineup splits along chassis lines, with powerful desktop replacements, lithe ultraportables, and evolved expressions of a more traditional laptop form factor. There are different levels to match performance requirements and the appetite for more engaging gaming experiences. S-class laptops offer a premium experience fit for professionals, while M-tier designs scale back slightly to find the sweet spot for savvy users. The new G series focuses on core essentials to improve affordability and welcome more gamers into the brand. Esports-specific models have special requirements and are treated differently, as are top end desktop replacements available only with high performance hardware under the hood. Regardless of the chassis or target audience, ROG gaming laptops are guided by an Intelligent Cooling philosophy that combines the right thermal hardware with smart software to ensure optimal performance and acoustics for what’s happening in the moment.

Go big and stay slim with Zephyrus S GX701 now with Intel 9th generation CPUs and HDR displays

With its thin 18.7 mm chassis and super narrow bezel design, Zephyrus S GX701 is the most compact 17 inch gaming laptop ever. It’s available with up to a GeForce RTX™ 2080 GPU pushed to 1230MHz at 100W with ROG Boost, which surpasses the specs of typical ultraportables.

Its PANTONE® Validated display is calibrated at the factory to guarantee the color accuracy, and features a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms grey to grey response time. The ROG exclusive GPU switch allows users to toggle between NVIDIA G-SYNC™ mode for a better gaming experience and Optimus mode for longer battery life, while a bigger 76Wh battery further extends run times.

A special version of Zephyrus S GX701 is also available with an HDR panel that boasts over a billion colors with full coverage of the BT.709 color space. It has higher brightness, better contrast, and localized dimming across 15 backlight zones. HDR only works in Optimus mode, so there’s no GPU switch or NVIDIA G-SYNC on this model, and gaming with high dynamic range is limited to titles that support the native Windows API for HDR.

Per-key RGB backlighting comes with the ability to personalize profiles for productivity and play. There’s an integrated volume roller conveniently within reach of the left hand, complete with backlight brightness that changes automatically to match the volume. Instead of compromising with a basic webcam in the bezel, ROG designed a much better external unit that captures high-resolution 1080p footage at a silky 60 fps.

Zephyrus S GX701 is more than a gaming laptop: its versatility appeals to content creators, developers, and other professionals who need a powerful system they can take anywhere.

The Refreshed Zephyrus S GX701GXR is priced at PHP 209,995 and is already available at authorized ASUS and ROG concept stores.

Zephyrus S GX531 sets the standard for slimness – now with Intel 9th generation CPUs and 240Hz Displays

Putting high-end gaming components into an ultraslim laptop is exceedingly difficult, especially when targeting a thinner chassis than ever before, but Zephyrus S GX531 delivers with a remarkably compact body that’s a testament to ROG’s engineering prowess. The slender profile measures just 15 mm thin, and incorporates a 15.6 inch display with super-narrow bezels to squeeze into a smaller footprint, so it easily fits into bags normally used for smaller laptops.

Zephyrus S lowers its profile without scaling back on specifications. Innovative AAS cooling is effective enough to take the GeForce RTX 2080 up to the same ROG Boost speed as the larger GX701. There is also a choice of cutting-edge displays depending on whether a faster 240Hz refresh rate or higher dynamic range is preferred. The smaller Zephyrus S GX531 is a more focused alternative for people who prioritize portability above all.

The refreshed Zephyrus S GX531GXR is priced at PHP 199,995 and will be available June 2019

Versatility reigns supreme in Zephyrus S GX502

While Zephyrus S GX701 and GX531 have a forward keyboard position that leaves more room for cooling and reduces skin temperatures where hands normally rest, the all-new GX502 adopts a more traditional layout that works better in cramped quarters and on a lap. It’s the most versatile Zephyrus yet, tailored to satisfy both hardcore gamers and professional content creators.

The palm rest hides honeycomb reinforcements that make the chassis stiffer where it’s needed most. The process starts with molten magnesium alloy and uses a combination of die-casting and machining to create the sturdy piece, which resists the flexing that makes some other ultraslim gaming laptops feel flimsy and cheap. Soft-touch paint adds a smooth finish that repels fingerprints and adds a subtle sparkle.

Augmented AAS cooling allows the top GeForce RTX 2070 equipped model to scale up to 1540MHz at 115W with ROG Boost in Turbo Mode, a clock speed and wattage typically reserved for full-sized laptops. Zephyrus S GX502 keeps up with the larger Strix SCAR III, and can also be outfitted with the latter’s 240Hz/3ms panel. The esports-grade PANTONE Validated display makes fast-paced shooters silky-smooth and crystal-clear, while guaranteeing accurate colors for content creators. The ROG exclusive GPU switch can toggle between NVIDIA G-SYNC for a better gaming experience and Optimus for longer battery life.

At just 18.9 mm thin and weighing only 2.0 kg, the machine is remarkably portable for something so powerful. Despite the compact chassis, there’s room inside for dual M.2 SSDs that can be configured in a RAID 0 array that maximizes performance. Upgraded audio uses an ESS SABRE DAC that reduces noise and distortion for the headphone output, enabling high-fidelity sound with wider dynamic range. And the RangeBoost-infused gigabit-class Wi Fi is backed by a gigabit Ethernet jack for choice between wireless convenience and wired performance.

The new Zephyrus S GX502GW with RTX 2070 is priced at PHP 159,995 and is will be available June 2019

Fill the middle with Zephyrus M GU502

Like Zephyrus S GX502, Zephyrus M GU502 has a choice of PANTONE Validated 144Hz with 3ms response times. USB-C charging support remains along with NVIDIA Optimus technology, helping the laptop last longer when away from a power source. In internal testing, the 76Wh battery delivered over 8 hours of run time on a single charge.

With the latest GeForce GTX 16-series GPUs, there’s enough graphics power to push triple-digit frame rates in popular games. The chip doesn’t require AAS to stay cool; even without it, the thermal module’s powerful fans and quad heatsinks are effective enough to clock the GPU at 90W with ROG Boost in Turbo Mode.

Although it lacks an expanding vent, the chassis is nearly identical to that of GX502. The same structurally reinforced magnesium alloy finished with a soft-touch skin adds a touch of class to help Zephyrus M blend in anywhere. Aura Sync keyboard backlighting can be personalized and optional per-key control allows for custom layouts that identify critical keys for games and workflows. The rest of the specification match Zephyrus S nearly step for step with an ESS SABRE DAC, support for dual NVMe SSDs in RAID 0, and a complete connectivity payload that includes dual display outputs, plus enough USB ports to connect a mouse, gamepad, and external storage.

Carefully curated features and components put Zephyrus M within striking distance of high-end alternatives, without the premium price.

The new Zephyrus M GU502GU is priced at PHP 109,995 and will be available June 2019

GeForce and Ryzen meet in Zephyrus G GA502

Zephyrus G GA502 brings ultraslim gaming down to more affordable prices, but without compromising performance by pairing GeForce graphics with an AMD Ryzen® CPU.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU is clocked up to 1335MHz at 60W with ROG Boost. It delivers solid frame rates with reliable smoothness, reaching into high-refresh territory on the optional 120Hz display. Added to that is the Ryzen 7 mobile APU with quad cores and eight threads to blaze through everyday work. It’s power efficient as well, stretching battery life up to seven hours.

Dual external displays are supported via HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort over USB-C and HDMI, so users could connect a 4K UHD desktop monitor and big-screen TV at home, and easily plug into projectors at work or school. Ample USB connectivity keeps vital devices connected, while Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and gigabit Ethernet provide flexible networking options.

Despite its gaming roots, its clean lines and white keyboard backlighting give Zephyrus G an understated appearance that works well at LAN parties, or in casual settings like classrooms or coffee shops.

The new Zephyrus G GA502DU is priced at PHP 84,995 is already available at authorized ASUS and ROG Concept stores

Strix splits the difference with a brand new design in collaboration with BMW Designworks

The latest Strix series laptops are available in 15.6 inch (G531) and 17.3 inch (G731) sizes with ultra-narrow bezels that make the footprints more compact. These mid-sized models are available in SCAR III and Hero III versions optimized for esports dominance, along with affordable Strix G configurations that focus on core gaming features.

Inspired by a collaboration with BMW Designworks Group to imagine the future of gaming laptops, the new Strix series catches the eye with raised ridges that race across the laptop’s spine and down the deck. Scissor-door hinges sit slightly forward to make more room for the extra ventilation in the 3D Flow Zone at the back, and an asymmetrical cut-out under the display avoids interfering with surrounding airflow. The hinges disappear into the laptop’s frame when closed, reducing exposure that can lead to cracking.

The personalized style enabled by Aura Sync lighting extends into the environment with an optional light bar that wraps around the front and sides of the body. It casts a customizable glow onto the table below, allowing to set an illuminated accent that fits any mood, from a neon vaporwave fade to something more subdued.

Flipping the chassis reveals standard Phillips screws that don’t require special tools to remove. They’re all within reach, and along with smaller hooks under the hood, make it easier to separate the bottom panel and get inside. Opening the chassis exposes dual SO-DIMM slots with support for up to 32GB of RAM, and both M.2 and 2.5 inch drive bays with lots of flexibility for different storage specs.

Pick your esports champion: Strix SCAR III or Hero III

Strix SCAR III reflects its shooter inspiration with a Gunmetal Grey motif and carbon wave pattern on the interior, while Hero III wears Midnight Black punctuated by stealthy cyber text slashed across the palm rest. Both designs split contrasting surfaces on metal lids that add a more premium feel.

The collaboration with BMW Designworks Group on the Face Off concept also inspired the transformative nature of the new ROG Keystone, which docks neatly with the chassis and offers a more personalized link to the laptop. This NFC-enabled device acts like a physical key; docking one can change system lighting and other settings based on Armoury Crate profiles, and grant access to a secret Shadow Drive that hides and encrypts important files.

Working with professional esports teams and top tournaments provides insight on the needs of professional players who increasingly demand 240Hz displays. The high refresh rate display found in SCAR III provides a competitive edge in high-level play, especially in fast-paced FPS games. The 144Hz alternative is still incredibly fast; its 3ms grey-to-grey response time matches the 240Hz panel and produces a particularly clear picture in motion, with minimal blurring or ghosting.

ROG Boost takes the GPU up to 1440MHz at 115W, which helps sustain the high frame rates needed to saturate the screen. CPU options scale up to the Core i9-9880H, whose eight-core design adds multitasking prowess that can help with gaming and streaming on the same machine, along with more serious work like video editing and 3D rendering.

The 15″ STRIX SCAR III with eight-core i9 CPU, 240hz display and RTX 2070 GPU is priced at PHP 169,995 and will be available June 2019

Focus on the fundamental with Strix G

Strix G provides an affordable foundation that distills the essential elements of the core ROG experience. Its low-profile design blends into casual environments such as classrooms and coffee shops just as well as at a LAN party later in the evening.

The GeForce GTX 16 series has the right price-performance ratio to fit the Strix G’s profile, complete with an upgraded video encoder that enables smooth, high-quality capture for streamers. Strix G can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 9750H CPU with six cores and 12 threads, and a GeForce GTX 2070 GPU and 144Hz display.

It’s available with up to four-zone Aura Sync lighting for the keyboard, and comes with the same great Strix cooling and all the essentials, including RangeBoost for the Gigabit Wi-Fi, HDMI 2.0b output for 4K monitors and TVs, and support for G-SYNC monitors via DisplayPort over USB-C on models with GeForce RTX graphics.

By concentrating on vital features and components that define the gaming experience, ROG Strix G offers excellent value in a versatile laptop that can handle work and school in between gaming sessions.

The 17″ Strix G with 144hz display, i7 CPU and GTX1660ti GPU is priced at PHP 97,995 and will be available June 2019.

Meet ROG Mothership: the future of desktop replacements

Conventional clamshells limit cooling and lock into a fixed position in order to fit a form factor that can sit on a lap. That’s a good compromise for a lot of laptops, but desktop replacements are too heavy to sit comfortably, so ROG reimagined the form factor to improve the experience. Instead of lying flat on a desk, ROG Mothership stands tall to give the cooling system unrestricted access to airflow at the back. The keyboard separates and folds for maximum flexibility, giving freedom to position it for the perfect stance, and connecting wired or wirelessly depending on the scenario. Detaching the keyboard reveals a row of four speakers that are aimed directly at the user, creating an effective sound bar right beneath the display.

The improved airflow from the upright design lets ROG shave down the chassis without sacrificing speed. At 29.9mm, ROG Mothership is surprisingly slim for the power it provides. Some of the credit goes to the CNC-machined body, which is milled with precision for a perfect fit. It takes nearly 20 hours to carve all the pieces from solid blocks of aluminum, resulting in chiseled lines and precisely formed pieces that reflect the care and attention to detail during the manufacturing process.

ROG Mothership has display options for both hardcore gamers or serious content creators. An ultrafast FHD panel refreshes at 144Hz with a 3 ms response time to satiate gamers who want to experience true triple-digit FPS for fast-paced play. The 60Hz 4K UHD alternative offers the best balance for creative pursuits, with incredible detail and full Adobe RGB color space coverage for a wide-gamut color palette.

The 1080p 144hz Display variant of the Mothership with Overclocked eight-core i9 CPU, and overclocked RTX 2080 GPU is priced at PHP 379,995 and will be arriving in July 2019.


ZEPHYRUS S GX701 (Available Now)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-9750H
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 Max-Q
Display17-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level, up to 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated, G-SYNC®
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
MemoryDDR4 2666MHz SDRAM up to 32GB
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x2 up to 1TB SSD with RAID0 support
Dimensions (cm)39.9(W) x 27.2(D) x 1.87(H) cm


RTX 2080 GPU, 32gb ram – PHP 209,995
RTX 2070 GPU, 16gb ram – PHP 169,995

ZEPHYRUS S GX531(Available Now)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-9750H
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080
Display15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level, up to 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated, G-SYNC®
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
Memory24 DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x2 up to 1TB SSD with RAID0 support
Dimensions (cm)36 (W) x 26.8 (D) x 1.57 (H) cm

Price: PHP 199,995

ZEPHYRUS S GX502 (June 2019) (Available Now)
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
Graphics Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level, up to 240Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated, G-SYNC®
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Memory 16 DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM up to 32GB
Storage M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x2 up to 1TB SSD with RAID0 support
Dimensions (cm) 36(W) x 25(D) x 1.89(H)
Weight 2.0kg


240hz Display, RTX 2070 GPU – PHP 159,995
144hz Display, RTX 2070 GPU – PHP 154,995
144hz Display, RTX 2060 GPU – PHP 124,995

ZEPHYRUS M GU502 (June 2019)(Available Now)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-9750H
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1660ti
Display15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level, up to 240Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Pantone® Validated
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
Memory16 DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
Storage512 M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x2 with RAID0 support
Dimensions (cm)36(W) x 25(D) x 1.89(H)

Price: PHP 109,995

ZEPHYRUS G GA502(Available Now)
ProcessorAMD® Ryzen™ 7 3750H
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti
Display15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080), vIPS-level, up to 120Hz
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
MemoryDDR4 2400MHz SDRAM up to 32GB
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x2 up to 512GB SSD
Dimensions (cm)36(W) x 25.2(D) x 1.99-2.04(H)

Price: PHP 84,995

STRIX (SCAR III/HERO III) June 2019(Available Now)
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070
Display15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level, up to 240Hz 17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level, up to 144Hz
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
MemoryDDR4 2666MHz up to 32GB
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x2 up to 1TB SSD Up to 1TB SSHD
Dimensions (cm)15-inch: 36(W) x 27.5(D) x 2.49(H) 17-inch: 39.97(W) x 29.34(D) x 2.62(H)
Weight15-inch: 2.57kg 17-inch: 2.85kg


Scar III – 15” 240hz Display, i9 CPU, RTX 2070 GPU – PHP 169,995
Scar III – 17” 144hz Display, i7 CPU, RTX 2070 GPU – PHP 154,995
Hero III – 15” 144hz Display, i7 CPU, RTX 2060 GPU – PHP 124,995
(Other variants are also available)

STRIX G G531/G731 (June 2019)(Available Now)
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1660ti
Display15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB 17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level, 144Hz, 100% sRGB
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
MemoryDDR4 2666MHz up to 32GB
StorageM.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x2 up to 1TB SSD Up to 1TB SSHD
Dimensions (cm)15-inch: 36(W) x 27.5(D) x 2.58(H) 17-inch: 39.97(W) x 29.34(D) x 2.65(H)
Weight15-inch: 2.4kg 17-inch: 2.85kg


17” 144hz Display, i7 CPU, GTX 1660ti GPU – PHP 97,995
15” 120hz Display, i7 CPU, GTX1660ti GPU – PHP 92,995
15” 120hz Display, i7 CPU, GTX1650 – PHP 79,995

MOTHERSHIP GZ700 (July 2019)(Available Now)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i9-9980HK
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080
Display17.3-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS-level, 60Hz, 25ms, 100% Adobe RGB, G-SYNC® 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080), IPS-level, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, G-SYNC®
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
MemoryDDR4 2666MHz SDRAM up to 64GB
Storage3 x M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x4 512GB SSD
Dimensions (cm)41(W) x 32(D) x 2.9(H)


4k Display – PHP 399,995 (Coming Soon)
1080p 144hz Display – PHP 379,995 (July 2019)

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